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Cockatoo Little Athletics was established in 1985 as an environment where kids are encouraged to enjoy themselves and learn the basics of athletics.  It is excellent for developing and honing motor skills in all children regardless of ability.  We measure kids against themselves and actively promote sportsmanship and acheiving personal bests.



Cockatoo Little Aths is for 5 - 16 year olds (Under 6 to Under 16).


You can register at any time during the athletic year.  The Little Athletics year begins in October and runs through to the following April.  A cross country program is run through till September following the Little Athletics season. 


Please note athletes must have turned 5 years of age before registering.


From October to March we run 20 competition days, mostly on Saturday mornings between 8:45am and 11:30am.  Some competitions are run as twilight events on Thursdays from 5:30pm - 7:30pm


We run a variety of events on these competition days which include:

•    Running (70m, 100m, 200m,  400m, 800m, 1100/1500m (depending on age))
•    Hurdles (60m, 80m) (depending on age)
•    Long Jump/Triple Jump/High Jump 
•    Discus/Shot Put/Javelin
•    Relays 
•    On Track for U6 – special program held for U6 aimed at non-competitive skill acquisition and general introduction to athletic events. 


During the season we encourage our little athletes to participate in regional events.  If they do well at these events they may proceed to state level.

•    Regional Competitions (for U9 to U15) – Competition with other centres within the Eastern Metro Region. 
•    State Competitions – Children who progress from Region to State competition will compete against all regions in Victoria. 


From April to August there is an opportunity to run cross country courses at our club and at other clubs in the region. There is no extra cost (on top of the initial registration fee) to participate in the cross country season.


Each year in August we host THE HILLS CHALLENGE which attracts many members from other clubs to Cockatoo.


  • Parents are expected to assist with the operation of Little Aths by carrying out a duty. On each competition day we need parents to help with coaching, recording, measuring, raking jump pits, timekeeping. Please feel free to ask if you notice something needs doing, offer and don’t stand back. We need your HELP!!! 

  • Athletes are expected to participate in as many events as they can with their age group, as well as staying with their age group for the duration of competition days.

  • Everyone must uphold our motto “Family, Fun, Fitness”.


The Cockatoo Little Athletics centre uses the athletics oval at the Mountain Recreation Reserve, located at Mountain Road, Cockatoo.

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Cockatoo Little Aths is for athletes aged 5 to 17 years old ( U6's to U17s).

(for U9 to U17)

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