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The McDonald's achievement levels are calculated from the averages of performances attained by Little Athletics Queensland athletes over the years. A regular review of the levels is conducted at least every three years.

​Anyone achieving a green level, which is potentially within the reach of 100% of children with a little application, has achieved a good level of performance.  A red level represents a very good performance, but still achievable by about 65% of children.​  A blue level represents an excellent performance achievable by about 20% of Little Athletes.

Levels for each age group and all events are detailed on the pink (Girls) or blue (Boys) Achievement Cards which are handed out as part of the sign-on packs. In addition to the standard McDonalds Achievement levels, the Association has also created a Gold level. The Gold level is provided as an optional additional goal for athletes, although these levels are not included on the standard McDonalds Achievement Cards. The Achievement Cards can be obtained by clicking on the below links.

To receive a McDonald's Achievement Award Certificate, an athlete must reach the relevant level in all events applicable to their age group in three event groups. For example - An U13 athlete would be awarded a Green level certificate if they were to equal or better the Green level times and distances in (1) Hurdles: 60m Hurdles and 200m Hurdles, (2) Sprints: 70m, 100m, and 200m and in (3) Throws: Discus, Javelin and Shot Put.  Any event group combination can be used to meet the criteria, as long as the levels in three event groups are attained.

Some age groups have a varied requirement for the number of Event Groups to achieve an award; these are; two (2) groups for U6's; two (2) for U7's; three (3) groups for U8's and three (3) groups for U9-U17's.


The maximum number of certificates an athlete can receive each season is three: one Green level, one Red level and one Blue level.  Certificates are handed out at the beginning of our weekly competitions.

Our goal is for every athlete to achieve a green level by the end of the season!

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