Multi-Class Region Information

Regional Championships

Events for multi-class athletes are included in the Little Athletics NSW Regional Championships. These events are direct entry, meaning athletes do not progress from Zone to Region. Some Zones may offer events for multi-class athletes. Athletes must be made aware that if they compete at zone this does not mean that they automatically progress to the next level. They will still need to submit their direct entry to Regional Championships.

Enter online HERE! (coming soon!) Entries close 11pm Monday, 9 December 2019. NO late entries accepted.

Proof of classification forms part of the entry. Little Athletics NSW will check all entries against the Athletics Australia Classification Master List which can be found HERE. If you are not on the Classification Master List please supply proof of classification to Little Athletics NSW, Locked Bag 85, Parramatta, NSW, 2124 or email admin@lansw.com.au or fax 02 9633 2821 prior to close of entries.

The Events
The following events will be available for multi-class athletes: 100m, 200m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot Put & Discus.

Event Selection

  • U9/U10 can choose up to 4 events
  • U11/U12 can choose up to 5 events
  • U13/U17 can choose up to 6 events

NOTE: Athletes who are nominating to compete in the multi-class events at the Regional Championships may choose to also compete in able-bodied events at the Zone, Region and State Championships. Athletes, however, are not permitted to compete in both the multi-class and able-bodied of the same event. e.g. 100m able-bodied and 100m multi-class.

Age Groups
The events will be conducted in the following age groups: –

  • U9 & U10     Boys & Girls
  • U11 & U12    Boys & Girls
  • U13 & U14    Boys & Girls
  • U15 – U17     Boys & Girls

Format
All events will be conducted as multi-class events. Competitors will compete against a multi-class standard time or distance for their classification. Placings will be determined by the competitor’s time/distance calculated against a percentage of the multi-class standard for their classification.

  • Track events will be conducted as timed events.
  • Field events will be restricted to three trials per athlete.
  • Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Certificates are awarded to all athletes.

Direct Entry
Direct entry refers to the fact that the athletes competing in the multi-class events at the Regional Championships will not have been required to compete at the Zone Championships in order to progress to the State Track & Field Championships.  Rather, an entry procedure will apply.

  • Competitors must be fully registered Little Athletes and compete in their 2019/2020 centre uniform.
  • Entry MUST be done online (as above).
  • A competitor may only compete in one age grouping.
  • Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Proof of the athlete’s classification will be checked against Athletics Australia’s Classification Master List, even if the athlete has previously competed at this event in past seasons.
  • Multi-class athletes who enter directly to the Regional Championships will be added to the program and will be included with centre qualifiers. Qualifiers will be advised to centres via email and social media.

NOTE: Athletes who are nominating to compete in the multi-class events at the Regional Championships may choose to also compete in able-bodied events at the Zone, Region and State Championships. Athletes, however, are not permitted to compete in both the multi-class and able-bodied of the same event. e.g. 100m able-bodied and 100m multi-class.

Rules & Event/Equipment Specifications
Multi-class events will be conducted according to the LANSW Rules of Competition (2019 Edition), including Section E. It is the responsibility of all athletes, their parents/guardians and their coaches to make sure they understand the relevant rules and how they operate. ‘Rules of Competition’.

Classification
All multi-class athletes who compete at the 2020 Little Athletics Regional Championships must have received a national classification PRIOR to the event.

Classification is a way of grouping athletes of similar function or ability for the purpose of competition. Classification exists to try and create a “fair” competition amongst athletes with different disabilities.

The following disabilities can be classified for athletics and therefore be eligible to compete in the multi-class events:

  • T/F 01                         Hearing Impairment
  • T/F 11-13                  Visual Impairment
  • T/F 20                         Intellectual Impairment
  • T31-54; F31-57     Physical Impairment
  • T/F 60                         Transplant Athletes
  • T61-64                       Physical Impairment (NEW)

See the Little Athletics NSW Classification Guidelines for Multi Class Athletes for more information about classification requirements.

For further enquiries, contact the Little Athletics NSW office on 02 9633 4511 or email admin@lansw.com.au.