Program - Competition & Training

Summer Program - Track & Field

Summer competition runs most Sunday mornings throughout terms 4 and 1. We are one of only two Little Athletic Centres who have competition on Sundays so attract families who cannot participate on a Saturday due to other sporting commitments.

Due to the availability of Lakeside Stadium there are some weeks where we will compete later in the day or relocate to another track. We are very fortunate to have a terrific relationship with Williamstown Little Athletics Centre who allow us use of their track in Newport when ours is unavailable.

Track Events

Track / Sprints – 70m, 100m, 200m, Hurdles, Distance - 400m, 800m, 1500m

Field Events

Jumps - Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump

Throws - Shot Put, Discus, Javelin

Additionally there are events and specifications that are deemed inappropriate for inclusion at all levels of competition and athletic skill development activities. The following events are not allowed at Little Athletics.

  • Hammer Throw
  • Pole Vault
  • Steeple Chase
  • All events over 8km.

There are three rotating schedules. A, B and C so that each Age group has an opportunity to participate in all events.

View Schedule for more details.

On Track (Under 6 & 7 Age Groups)

  • OnTrack is the athletics equivalent of Auskick/Milo Cricket/Net-Set-Go
  • This is a non-competitive program for U/6 and U/7. Nothing is timed or measured.
  • It is all about learning the fundamental motor skills required for Athletics when older
  • This is run by parents and some of our recently graduated athletes and it is all about having fun.

  • View Calendar for full program dates.

    Winter Program - Cross Country

    Winter Cross-Country competition runs on Saturday mornings over terms 2 and 3. We compete in the Bayside XC Club competition. The 2019 season commences 27th April - 3rd August. Go to the website for more information.( link

    Training & Coaching

    In addition to the weekly competition, SMDLAC endeavours to offer skills development coaching and training for registered athletes aged U9 and above throughout the summer competition season only.

    Coaching/ training is usually held at Lakeside on Wednesday evenings (weather permitting)\ between 5.30 and 7pm and usually involves a combination of throws, jumps and track.

    All sessions are under the guidance of track and field coaches. Parents must remain at the track for supervision.

    We are always looking for parents with an athletics background who are interested in assisting with coaching.

    Please note: coaching provided by our club is for basic skills development and if more advanced coaching is desired, speak to a committee member or go to