The State Combined Carnival is usually held on the first full weekend in March each year.
Little Athletics NSW State Combined Events Championship had a name change to Little Athletics NSW State Combined Events Carnival this year, with athletes in the younger age groups U7 to U11 being given instruction/coaching during the event. Athletes in the U11 and younger will have the opportunity to learn ‘how to’ throw, jump etc during the event. A more relaxed attitude to these age groups will occur with time for instruction/coaching from the officials.
Medals are awarded to the top 3 placegetters in all age groups. Athletes in the U15 age group will be vying for selection into the LANSW State Team to compete at the Australian Little Athletics Championships, which will be held in Canberra in April 2020.
This next season, the State Combined Events Carnival will be held at Beaton Park, Wollongong on Saturday and Sunday, 6 & 7 March 2021.
Online entries will open after the commencement of the 2020/2021 season. No entries will be accepted. If centre members are intending to travel to Wollongong, it would be advisable to book accommodation now, so that they don’t miss out.
Entries will close on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 at a cost of $25 per athlete entry (with a late entry a week later at $50 per athlete).
Keep an eye on this page, as an OFFICIALS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP will most probably be scheduled for Friday, 5 March prior to the carnival. CLICK HERE to find out more information and to register.
First event each day will be at 9am, with first call at 8.30am. Athletes participate in ALL of the events on offer for their particular age group. Performances for all events are allocated points, based on the LANSW Multi-Event pointscore system. The points are then added together to determine final results.
View the MULTI-EVENT SCORING TABLES.
AGE GROUP MANAGERS – As usual, we required parents to act as Age Group Managers (which is similar to centre age managers) at the State Combined Event. Depending on numbers, there will be up to two (2) Age Group Managers per age group and gender (eg. 9 Boys Blue, 9 Girls Pink, 10 Boys Silver etc). If no parent helper is available for the U13-U17 age groups, we do allow them to look after themselves as long as one of the competing athletes nominates themselves to look after the paperwork. If you are interested in escorting your child and their age group to their events, in the role of Age Group Managers, please read the AGE GROUP MANAGER MEMO and send your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that groups without Age Group Managers (Parent helpers) will not be permitted to leave the Meeting Point areas until they have someone to act as Age Group Manager. If you require more information please contact Diane Levy via email.
INSTRUCTION/COACHING AT EVENT AREAS (for U7-U11 athletes)
A more relaxed attitude to these younger age groups shall occur at this Combined Carnival, with time for instruction from the event officials and/or Little Athletics NSW coaches (who will be wearing a green vest), before and during the events. Athletes in the U7 to U11 age groups will have the opportunity to learn ‘how to’ throw, jump etc during and before their events. Timetable considerations will be taken into account, with athletes reporting to their events areas 10 minutes prior to the commencement which will allow for such instruction to occur. Athletes in these age groups will not be permitted to leave the competition area.
It is noted that athletes in the U12 and above may utilise the coaches’ area for instruction (refer Rules of Competition, Section C General Rules, Coaches Area).
LIST OF COMPETITORS will be sent to all athletes who have entered. This will show the age group and colour group allocated to each athlete plus the name of the Age Group Manager. Remember that athletes WILL NOT be permitted to leave the meeting point areas until their age group manager has marked them off. Thank you to all parents who have offered to act as age managers (all groups now have an age group manager).
JURY OF APPEAL – As per Rules of Competition, Section A, 1.14 Protests x., the Jury of Appeal will consist of 3 people, taken from the following:
MERCHANDISE We will advise later in the year regarding event specific merchandise. Normally the host centre will organise and will need to be pre ordered.
ACCOMMODATION We will post information on accommodation in the Wollongong area later in the year.
An EVENT LIST BY AGE-DAY will be similar to last year and will be posted as soon as practicable. This will show the events held for each age group per day and event start time for each event. It also shows the meeting point areas that athletes must report to 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of each event. We will not be producing a hard copy of the program. The LIST of COMPETITORS, plus EVENT LIST (above) should be downloaded and printed prior to your arrival at the Wollongong track OR leave a copy on your smart phone. Remember, no printed programs will be available on the day.
The events per age are: –
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s)from the 2020 event is listed here. We will update nearer to the date. This FAQ should answer any queries regarding attendance at the State Combined Events. Reminder that NO PETS can be bought into the facility, with the exception of service dogs.
To view the map of Beaton Park, Wollongong click HERE.
LANSW STATE TEAM
A team of 3 boys and 3 girls from the U15 age group will be selected from their performances at the State Combined Events to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships, which is held on a weekend near Anzac Day each year. These athletes will be selected based on their performances in the events which make up the ALAC Combined Event competition. Each year the Australian Little Athletics Championships is hosted by a different State/Territory Association. In 2020 the event will be hosted by LAACT. The event will be held as a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, 18 & 19 April 2020 in Canberra.