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 85 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