Parent / Guardian Participation
The Little Athletics motto is “Family, Fun and Fitness”. Little Athletics is a family sport and is one activity where the whole family can be involved and participate. Everyone is welcome, from siblings, aunties and uncles to grandparents. We welcome you all! Like other Little Athletics centres, Algester Little Athletics Centre is a not-for-profit organisation which is run by volunteers, most of whom are parents of current athletes at the Centre.
As with many volunteer organisations, there isn’t always enough helpers. Our Centre cannot operate without the assistance of parents and carers filling the many and varied roles needed each week to run our competition. To hold the weekly competition, we need around 60 volunteers to run all of the events. It can be quite difficult to fill all the roles necessary to ensure we can provide a safe and fun weekly competition for our kids.
To encourage assistance, our Centre collects a $35 parent participation levy from each family as part of the fees payable during our sign on day. To obtain a refund fund of the parent participation levy at the end of the season, each family must have helped out for 75% of the season, which usually calculates to be approximately 15 competition weeks. Please ensure that you see our Officials Coordinator each week to add your name to the list of helpers.
We strongly encourage parents and carers to also consider completing online officials training which gives more details of the events and the rules, with a view to becoming an accredited official. This will enable you to help run various athletics events during our weekly competition days.
Level 1 is the entry level - first athletics specifics level) of the new Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme. The program includes online learning and multiple choice quiz for each event. Choose which events are of interest to you and have a go!