The object of Little Athletics is SELF IMPROVEMENT rather than winning. Points are awarded each week for attendance and for each time an athlete improves their PERSONAL BEST performance. Each event has a possible 5 points, 1 for competing and 4 for improvement.
Another way for athletes to challenge themselves is in attaining gold, silver or bronze achievement levels. These levels are outlined on pages 8-12 and are our Centre achievement levels.
ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES are awarded at the end of the season to all athletes; this documents the achievement levels the athlete has achieved in each event. Gold, silver and bronze stars, with green stars for participation, represent them.
ACHIEVEMENT MEDALLIONS are awarded in each age group, athletes who have attended at least 70% of the meets since registering are eligible for these medallions or any other awards as set by Centre achievement levels. Under 6 athletes are all awarded a medallion if they have met the 70% attendance requirement.
BBQ, PRESENTATIONS & AGM.
A presentation night is held at the end of the season. All achievement certificates, medallions and club awards are presented on this night. It is a great social event for the young athletes and all families are encouraged to attend.
COMPETITION AWARD GUIDELINES
Portland Little Athletics Centre Most Improved Award ( previously Kalari Shield) :
Awarded to the athlete who accumulates the most improvement & participation points throughout the season. Age groups U9's- Open are eligible for this award.
Portland Little Athletics Centre Rookie Award
Awarded to the athlete in the U7 or U8 age group who accumulates teh most improvement and participation points throughout the season.
Grand Champion (Isobel Richardson Trophy):
Athlete must attend 70% of season, from 1st competition meet. This award is presented for the highest achievement at State Track and Field Championships. To be eligible the athlete must win a medal at the Championships. This award is not necessarily presented each season. Region and Centre achievements are not recognised as part of this award.
Club Champion(Jack Cleary Memorial Shield) :
Athlete must attend 70% of season. Athlete who breaks the most Centre records shall be the winner. In the case of a tie, deciding factor shall be, the most Gold, Silver, then Bronze, in Centre achievement levels.
Ross Scott Encouragement Award
Presented to an athlete who does not receive a gold, silver or bronze Achievement medallion at age group level, but deserves encouragement to continue to strive for recognition. (decided by the Committee)