McDonald’s State Track and Field Championships

The McDonalds State Track & Field Championships are the culmination of the track & field competition season.  Next year the  Championships will be held on (DATES TO BE CONFIRMED) at  SOPAC (Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre). Athletes in the age groups U9 through to U17 progress through to this event after qualifying from their Regional Championships.

As usual, all the following links will be updated for 2022 when they are available.


All spectators will be required to purchase gate entry online via Eventbrite. Gate entry is $5 per person + ticket fees. At current seating will be unallocated (may change due to Covid-19 restrictions). Children under 16yrs are free and do no require an entry pass. All volunteers who volunteer to help with their Centres Duties will also be given free entry and will not be required to hold a entry pass. All volunteers must have their names marked off on the Centre Duty Roster register to gain entry. All officials will have free entry. There will be strictly no ticket sales at the gate. All entry tickets must be purchase online.


STATE MERCHANDISE – Proudly supplied by RHSports

State t-shirt – TBA

For all other merchandise please click HERE. Merchandise must be ordered online and they will be posted out.


This document should answer any queries that you may have in relation to the McDonald’s State Track & Field Championships. Please read through this document prior to arriving at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.

Maps of the venue showing event areas will be linked below.

For a map of the SOPAC Main Track, click HERE.

For a map of the SOPAC Warm Up Track, click HERE.


Please click on the links below to view the centre duty roster for both (DATES TO BE CONFIRMED).

  • Saturday – centre duties
  • Sunday – centre duties


Relevant documents relating to the McDonalds State Track & Field Championships will be linked below.  Make sure you download any relevant documents as there will be no printed program for sale.

Please Note:  There will be NO printed programs for sale at any Little Athletics NSW event.

Program with names/heats for each event has been finalised and is below:

    • Saturday – field events
    • Saturday – track (main track)
    • Saturday – track (warm up track)
    • Sunday – field events
    • Sunday – track (main track)
    • Sunday – track (warm up track)

Events for the McDonalds State Track & Field Championships, which show day/call room time/start time for each event and age group is below.  Athletes should have been aware of the timings before they made their selections for zone.

  • Saturday, ? March 2023 
    •             Order of Events
    •             Events per Age
    •             Events by Event Area
  • Sunday, ? March 2023
    •             Order of Events
    •             Events per Age
    •             Events per Event Area
    •            Showing all ages/events/per day


As per Rules of Competition, the Jury of Appeal will consist of 3 people, taken from the following:

  • Cheryl Webb (Competition Manager)
  • Carnival Manager
  • Track Referee
  • Field Referee
  • Rebecca Shaw (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Board Director


Once all regions have been completed, the qualifiers to the McDonalds State Track & Field Championships will be posted below. Note: The event number listed is NOT the event number in the McDonald”s State Championships program. Just look at the actual event name and disregard the event number.

  • State Qualifiers 2023 – by centre
  • State Qualifiers 2023 – by event


  1. 1st placed relay teams from each of the 8 Regions automatically progress to the State Champs. They are not included in the qualifiers by centre above, but will be in the finalised full program.
  2. The McDonalds State Track & Field Championships will haveup to 24 competitors in every individual event.
  3. The 24 competitors have been determined as follows:

Automatic Qualifiers (up to 16 competitors across the eight Regions)

  • First and second place from each of the eight Regions (see Note 1 below regarding qualifying times/performances)

Additional Performance Based Qualifiers

  • Up to eight additional competitors from across all Regions.

To determine the additional performance based qualifiers, all athletes (from finals) after the automatic qualifiers, across all Regions, will be collated and the best eight determined. Where there were equal performances for the 8th position, all athletes on that equal performance will be excluded(i.e. Some events may have less than eight additional competitors).

Note 1: There are qualifying standards for the 1500m Walk; the 3000m run (as per Rules of Competition) and for High Jump (athletes must have cleared the State Championships starting height for their relevant age group, at their Region Championships to progress). The starting heights can be found in the Rules of Competition. Athletes who cannot achieve the required time/height at the Region Championships, irrespective of placings (including auto qualifiers), will not be considered for progression to the State Track & Field Championships.


At the completion of the McDonald’s State Track & Field Championships, a team of 40 x U13 athletes will be selected to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships.

Three girls and three boys in the U15 age group will also represent NSW at the Australian Little Athletics Championships, with their selection based on their performances at the Kumon State Combined Carnival.

Multi Class athletes will also be selected. These details are to be finalised and communicated soon.

Each year the Australian Little Athletics Championships is hosted by a different State/Territory Association. In 2022 the event will be conducted in (Venue to Be Advised) and will be held in April.

More information can be found HERE.