History

Originating in Victoria during the early 1960’s, little Athletics was developed for children too young for senior athletics. Co-founder Alan Triscott’s idea in 1973, to bring Little Athletics to Queensland, began with several public meetings in Brisbane.

As a result of these meeting, Redcliffe Little Athletics was established.

The Association has 105 Centres located throughout Queensland. Athletes participate in weekly competitions at their local Centre across a range of events.

The Little Athletics motto of ‘Family, Fun and Fitness’ highlights that it is a community activity involving the whole family on a weekly basis.

Athletes are encouraged to improve their own performances, sportsmanship and social skills, throughout the season.

Each of the events offered is age appropriate according to motor development and a gradual process of skill learning.

The History of Little Athletics in Queensland – by Don Yourell