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 were handed out as part of the sign-on packs. The Achievement Cards can also be obtained by clicking on the following 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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