Coles Spring Carnival

Date                28th September 2019

Venue            Bundaberg Region Athletics Facility, Enid Ethel Drive, Bundaberg.  (Venue link).                                                                                                                                        (For more information about the Bundaberg area, please use this link).

Events            First Event block starts at 11:00am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Draft Event Order                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Age Groups & Events Table

Program       Program Booklet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Incl. Full list of Athletes & Rules)

Live Results will be posted during the weekend’s Competition
Medal Shots will be at the Carnival as the Official Photographer(s)

The Spring Carnival is held each year at the Bundaberg Region Athletics Facility and is open to all U7 – U17 LAQ registered athletes as well as non-LAQ registered (age appropriate) athletes. This Carnival has also been endorsed by QA for registered QA/ANQ U18s+ to participate.
The competition provides a means for Centre athletes a chance to gain additional competition towards the end of or leading into the LAQ season and leading into the higher level school competitions.
To foster team spirit, all athletes registered with a LAQ Centre, through their competing, will earn points towards the Competition’s Centre Weighted Points Trophy.  Use this link to view winners from previous years.
Spring Carnival 100m Handicap Races are also included in the program.  The first placed athletes in the U9 – U17 age groups are offered an opportunity to compete in the Handicap Races, using handicapped starting distances calculated on each competing athlete’s 100m times.

All LAQ registered athletes as well as non-LAQ registered athletes’ age appropriate U7 – U17’s are eligible for this event (age groups are calculated as at 31st December, please use this link).  QA registered U18’s to Open athletes.  QA athletes with DoB that fall within the LAQ Age Groups shall not compete in U18-Open events, but shall compete in the relevant LAQ age group events.
Note: LAQ registered athletes must wear the approved LAQ Centre uniform and non-LAQ registered members must wear clothes that conform to the LAQ Uniform and SunSafe policies to enter the competition arena.  To view these policies, please click here.    U18 to Open Athletes and will be conducted under agreed IAAF rules (incl. uniform rules).

Multi-Class Athlete Inclusion
LAQ registered and classified ambulant and wheelchair athletes have the opportunity to nominate in multi-class events. Classification is not a requirement for general participation in this competition.  All athletes are encouraged to participate and compete in mainstream opportunities where appropriate.  For more specific information regarding LAQ Multi-Class Athlete participation and rules please use this link.

Introducing the FAST Program for Tiny Tots and U6’s
At this year’s Spring Carnival, there will be FAST session run for LAQ registered Tiny Tots and U6 athletes.  FAST is a Fundamental Athletics Skills Training session designed to be run for a one hour duration utilising games and skill development activities to teach the basic, fundamental movement patterns of the events experienced in a Little Athletics competition. Each FAST session is one (1) hour long and will have one warm up activity, one running activity, one jumping activity and one throwing activity. Each of these activities are 10 – 15 minutes duration so that the athletes will experience a lot of skill development in a short amount of time. To register your interest, contact Shaun Lethem at or phone 0417 613 911 during office hours by Wednesday 18th September. The session times will be confirmed and an online registration link will be available on this page in the coming months.

Nomination, Fees & Closing Dates
Eligible athletes may nominate for a maximum of five (5) individual events.
Nominations can be submitted by Individuals to the LAQ Office via Family ResultsHQ Portal, mail, or email by the relevant closing date listed below.  Or through your LAQ Centre by the Centre Closing Date, check with your Centre Committee.  The ResultsHQ Meet Invite will be released August 2019.
Person(s) submitting nominations to LAQ must ensure fees are paid (without invoice) by the advertised closing date.  Failure to do so may incur penalties.

Individual Form Nomination:
Closing Date:                                                                                          4:30pm Wednesday 18th September
LAQ Registered Athlete(s)                                                              Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete
LAQ Registered Multi-Class Athlete(s)                                   Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete
QA Registered Athlete(s)                                                                 Nomination Fees: $20.00 per athlete
Non-LAQ Registered Athlete(s)                                                   Nomination Fees: $20.00 per athlete
Nomination payment details are on the forms.  A confirmation email from LAQ is provided.

Individual Online Nomination:
Closing Date:                                                                                           9:00am Monday 23rd September

LAQ Registered Athlete(s) Family ResultsHQ                     Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete
Complete all steps including payment.  A system auto generated confirmation email is provided.

Centre Online Nomination(s):
Closing Date:                                                                                          9:00am Monday 23rd September

Centre ResultsHQ                                                                                Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete