Regional Competitions

LAQ has devised eleven competition Regions which are geographically arranged, four (4) Winter Regions and seven (7) Summer Regions.  Each Centre is assigned to a Region appropriate for their location.  To check your Centres’ allocated Region, please click here.

The Winter Regions normally conduct Regional Championships in September.  Summer Regions normally conduct Regional Relays in November and Regional Championships in February.  These competition dates are listed below.

Cancellation of Competition:  The Regional Competition Coordinator, taking into account the recommendation of the Meeting Manager and Referees, and after due consultation with ALL Centre Managers or authorised Centre representatives, will make any decision with regard to re-scheduling or abandoning a Regional Championships or Regional Relays.  If the decision is to abandon an event(s) / competition, where possible, the backup date (listed below) MUST be used to reschedule the event(s) / competition.  Paramount in the decision to continue or otherwise, should be the safety of the athletes.

Nordic Sport Summer Regional Relays (U7 – U17’s)

Regional Relays primarily provide friendly Regional Competition for all athletes in these age groups to compete in teams.  Track and field relays are provided for.   The track teams comprise of four (4) athletes, and the field teams comprise of the total number of nominated athletes for that age groups’ event.  In addition, Regional Relays are a means for qualifying for the McDonald’s State Relay Championships.

Eligibility and Progression
All LAQ Registered U7 – U17’s athletes are eligible to compete.
LAQ does not impose eligibility restrictions upon athletes wishing to nominate.  Athletes do not have to compete in a minimal number of Centre meets; this restriction is only for Regional Championships.
Teams from the U9 – U17 age groups that place 1st – 3rd will be eligible to progress to the McDonald’s State Relay Championships.
Winter Centres and Centres in the Central Coast Region may nominate teams directly to participate in the McDonald’s State Relay Championships.  For more details about the McDonald’s State Relay Championships use this link.

Nomination
Nominations can only be submitted through your LAQ Centre.  This form can be used to submit nominations with your affiliated Centre.  Check with your Centre Committee for the closing date.
Each athlete may nominate to participate in a maximum of five (5) events at the Regions. For available events, use this link.

All dates are subject to COVID restrictions
Region Competition Date Back-up Date
(If competition date is abandoned)
Downs & South West TBC TBC
Met North TBC TBC
Met West TBC TBC
South Coast TBC TBC
South East TBC TBC
Sun Coast TBC TBC

 

Nordic Sport Regional Championships (U7 – U17’s)

Regional Championships primarily provide friendly Regional Competition for all athletes in the U7 – U17 age groups.  These competitions are also the means for qualifying for the McDonald’s State Championships.

Eligibility and Progression
Open to all U7-U17 LAQ registered athletes.
Eligibility for nomination to Regional Championships and State Championships (U9-U17’s) includes a requirement of prior participation in not less than four (4) Centre level meetings at the Centre where the athlete is registered.
U9’s – U17 athletes competing in the Regional Championships who place 1st – 4th may progress to the McDonald’s State Championships held in March.
Additional entry to the McDonald’s State Championships is available for athletes who compete at the Regional Championships and who achieve the “Qualifying Performance Level” for that event.

Nomination
Nominations can be submitted by individuals via Family ResultsHQ Portal by the relevant closing date.  Alternatively, this form can be used to submit nominations with your affiliated Centre.  Check with your Centre Committee for the closing date.
Each athlete may compete in events of their choice up to five (5) events for Summer athletes aged U7 – U17 and Winter U7 & U8’s; and up to seven (7) events for Winter athletes aged U9 – U17. For available events, use this link.

All dates are subject to COVID restrictions
Region Competition Date Back-up Date
(If competition date is abandoned)
Central North 11th & 12th September ‘21 TBC
Maranoa TBC TBC
North Queensland TBC TBC
Tropical North TBC TBC
Central Coast TBC TBC
Downs & South West TBC TBC
Met North TBC TBC
Met West TBC TBC
South Coast TBC TBC
South East TBC TBA
Sun Coast TBC TBC