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Competition Seasons and Age Groups

Little Athletics Queensland (LAQ) tries to strike a balance between the development, competitive and fun aspects of Little Athletics, through weekly activities organised at affiliated Centres, and Regional and State level Carnivals and Championships for registered athletes.

Centre Committees organise weekly Centre activities / meets and Inter Centre meets. Regional Committees organise Regional Championships and Relays, and LAQ organises State Carnivals and Championship competitions.

Click here to view the full Events calendar – 2024/2025 LAQ EVENTS CALENDAR

Competition Seasons

The LAQ competition year runs from 1 April to 31 March the following year. The competition year is split into two seasons, Summer and Winter. The seasons are based on geographic location. In general terms, Centres north of Gladstone operate a Winter season, those south of Gladstone operate a Summer season.

 Date   Season
 1 October – 31 March   Summer
 1 April – 30 September   Winter

Registration & Age Groups

Registration is from the sign-on date of the athlete to the commencement of the Centre’s following season.

Athletes aged between 5 and 16 participate in specific age groups which are calculated from 1st January. The athletes will participate in that registered age group for an LAQ competition season.

Calculate your Age Group (Commencing 2024/2025 Season)