Zone Championships are conducted in each of the 23 zones throughout the state. Athletes in the age groups U7 through to U17 are eligible for this event. U7 athletes do not progress past the Zone Championships. The actual order of events for zone is determined by each zone coordinator (e.g. most zones run a 2-day (Sat & Sun) program, with the remaining running a 3-day (Fri, Sat & Sun) program.
Regions with three zones will have four automatic places progress; regions with four zones will have three automatic places progress; and regions with two zones will have six automatic places progress through to their respective regions. Then a maximum of four next best qualifiers from each region will also be taken through to the respective regions. Making a total of up to 16 athletes in each event at each region.
Athletes in the U12 to U17 age groups may apply for an Exemption from Zone Championships (as per Rules of Competition, Section D, 1.11), if they are unable to attend their Zone Championships due to selection for NSW in a clashing National or International sporting event. Please ensure that the full rule relating to exemption from zone has been read by all athletes/parents, prior to application.
Click HERE to view the document outlining the progression from zone to region and from region to state.
Click HERE to view the document outlining the determination of next best performances from zone to region and from region to state.
Please note: Most zones change their program to suit their zone. When each zone’s program has been received in the office, it will be hyperlinked on the left hand column of the table below. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR OWN ZONE.
For the 2019/2020 Little Athletics season, the zone venues and are below. If your zone does not have a hyperlink it means that your zone coordinator has not forwarded the listing to the office as yet.
|REGION 1||Tamworth Regional Athletics Centre||8 & 9 Feb 2020|
|Mid North Coast Zone (R1)||Blackbutt Park, Wauchope||23 & 24 Nov 2019|
|New England Zone (R1)||Donnelly Fields, Gunnedah||30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019|
|Northern Rivers Zone (R1)||EJ Biffen Field, Nambucca Heads||23 & 24 Nov 2019|
|REGION 2||Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale||1 & 2 Feb 2020|
|Central Coast Zone (R2)||Mingara Athletics Facility, Tumbi Umbi||30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019|
|Hunter Zone (R2)||Metford Recreational Ground, Metford||30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019|
|Lake Macquarie Zone (R2)||Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale||14 & 15 Dec 2019|
|Port Hunter Zone (R2)||Vi Barnett Oval, Raymond Terrace||30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019|
|REGION 3||Barden Park, Dubbo||1 & 2 Feb 2020|
|Western Plains Zone (R3)||Barden Park, Dubbo||23 & 24 Nov 2019|
|Western Ranges Zone (R3)||Blacktown International Sports Park||30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019|
|REGION 4||Myimbarr Community Park, Flinders||1 & 2 Feb 2020|
|Eastern Riverina Zone (R4)||Jubilee Park, Wagga Wagga||1-Dec-19|
|Mid South Coast Zone (R4)||Croome Road Sporting Complex, Albion Park||14 & 15 Dec 2019|
|South Coast Highlands Zone (R4)||Beaton Park, Wollongong||30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019|
|Western Riverina Zone (R4)||Westend Oval, Griffith||7-Dec-19|
|REGION 5||Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen||8 & 9 Feb 2020|
|North East Met Zone (R5)||NSW Academy of Sport, Narrabeen||30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019|
|Northern Met Zone (R5)||Barton Park, North Parramatta||30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019|
|REGION 6||Blacktown International Sports Park||7-9 Feb 2020 ****|
|North West Met Zone (R6)||AH Whaling Reserve, Baulkham Hills||13-15 Dec 2019 **|
|Outer West Met Zone (R6)||Blair Oval, St Marys||29 Nov-1 Dec 2019 **|
|West Met Zone (R6)||Blacktown International Sports Park||6-8 Dec 2019 **|
|REGION 7||Campbelltown Athletic Stadium||7-9 Feb 2020 ****|
|Central West Met (R7)||Ash Road Sports Complex, Prestons||30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019|
|Mid West Met (R7)||Makepeace Oval, Fairfield||6-8 Dec 2019 **|
|South West Met (R7)||Campbelltown Athletic Stadium||14 & 15 Dec 2019|
|REGION 8||The Ridge Athletics, Barden Ridge||1 & 2 Feb 2020|
|Inner City Zone (R8)||ES Marks Field, Kensington||7 & 8 Dec 2019|
|Southern Met Zone (R8)||Sylvania Waters Athletic Track||13-15 Dec 2019 **|
|3 day Zone **||3 day Region ****|