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5th November: Orange Day

Wear something Orange today and have you photo taken – the club could win $3000!!! Continue reading 5th November: Orange Day


2016/17: U13-15 Development Squad

The successful Little Athletics ACT (LAACT) U13 Development Squad for all registered LAACT U13 athletes will be returning in 2016/17 and LAACT are very excited to announce that the invitation to participate in the squad will be extended to athletes in the U14 and 15 age groups.

The aim of the U13-15 Development Squad is to provide the athletes with specialist coaching in a squad environment. The purpose of the squad is to assist the athletes to reach their potential and provide them with the best possible opportunity to gain selection in the ACT team for the Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC) for athletes in the U13 and U15 age groups and selection to attend the U15 Little Athletics Australia (LAA) Camp for athletes in the U14 age group. Please note that participation in the squad is not compulsory and does not guarantee selection in the ACT team for ALAC or attendance at the U15 LAA camp.

There will be a total of four squad days during the season. A squad day will be held on the following dates between 10.00am – 12.30pm at Woden Park in Phillip:

  • Sunday 20 November 2016
  • Sunday 11 December 2016
  • Sunday 12 February 2017
  • Sunday 05 March 2017

2016/17 will see the introduction of education sessions for the athletes delivered by industry specialists. The sessions will begin providing the athletes with helpful information that will assist with their training and competition (i.e. nutrition, psychology, recovery, etc). Details on how to register for the squad and the costs involved will be available soon! For more information about the squad please contact Mary Schumacher (Participation and Development Officer) at or on 6247 1296.

What’s new for 2016/17

Over Winter, we have been really busy setting up a few new things for everyone. Here is a list for you to see the options to find out what is going on and keep up to date.

Updates for bad weather will be posted here and available on the news feed, Facebook page, and twitter feed.

Welcome to the 2016/17 Season

WOW, what a start to the season we have had so far. So many new faces, and returning families to welcome back. Even the weather cooperated too.

Thank you to all the parents who helped out today, and also the returning age managers. With you all helping out, it really is a great morning out.

We have been a bit busy over the winter months and want you to see what we have been up to over Summer for our fabulous 40th year. Social media, a flash new web site, and what an amazing Olympics with some amazing performances by the local Canberra athletes. Continue reading Welcome to the 2016/17 Season

When we practice

Our club operates on a strong basis of parental involvement. There are so many small and easy jobs for parents to help out with.

We really enjoy the fact that all of our children get to see the benefits of their parents helping out other children and getting benefit too.

Every Saturday (weather permitting) we are out at Chapman oval from 9:00am to around 12:00pm. Our schedule is usually finalised around the end of August, or early September  every year. As soon as it is ready, it can be found on our team calendar page. We also train on some weekday evenings. These are also scheduled in the calendar so that you can synchronise them up to your smart phone calendar App.

During the Saturday sessions, the size of your age group may vary from year to year as some age groups are extremely popular and may be split into to groups.