Our 22-23 season starts on Saturday 8 October 2022. Registrations will open on-line here for ages 5-16 in mid-late August 2022. Prior to registrations opening, if you are interested in participating in athletics for the first time please express interest via this link: CLICK HERE
Once open, to register use this link: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
More details: See our Information booklet
Step by step guide to registration
- Use the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER link above. Register at any time of the season.
- RENEW if returning, or JOIN if you are a new member. Choose to sign-up as a full member (‘choose to pay’), or do a free trial.
- Visit our clubrooms at Edithvale Reserve to get a t-shirt patch. See ‘Patch Collection’ times on our season calendar. All athletes, including those trialing, need a patch.
- Purchase uniforms at our clubrooms. New members must bring a proof-of-age (e.g. passport, birth certificate). More details: Proof of Age
- Each family must nominate for 3 duties on our duty roster at the clubrooms prior to collecting a t-shirt patch.
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When and where is athletics held?
Little Athletics runs through summer, from early October through to the end of March.
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Competition is held on Saturday mornings at our grass track at Edithvale Reserve, Bridges Ave, Edithvale, for boys and girls aged U6 to U17. Warm-ups start at 8.30am. Competition starts at 8.45am for all athletes.
Competition for U8s to U17s finishes about 11.30am. Modified teaching sessions and events for U6s and U7s run to about 10.15am.
Occasional twilight meetings are held on a Friday usually on a public holiday long weekend. Warm-ups at 5.00pm. Competition runs from 5.15pm to about 8pm (U6s-U7s finish earlier, about 7pm).
How do I register?
Use the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER link at the top of this page.
Returning athlete? Once you have accessed the Little Athletics Victoria Registration System to re-register, choose the ‘Renew’ option. New athlete? To register as a new member access the registration system and select ‘Join’. Once registered, athletes must collect their official t-shirt patch from the clubrooms.
How old do you have to be?
To register, athletes must be 5 years of age, and be under 17. Your age group is determined by month and year of birth. Age groups for the 2022-23 season are based on how old the athlete is as of 31 December 2022. From 1 January 2023, an athlete must have turned 5 before being able to register. To see what age group you are in, see the Age Group Chart
As part of registration, you need to provide the centre with official documentation with your athlete’s name and date of date. Details: Proof of Age
How much does it cost?
Registration fees for the 2022/23 season are $180 per athlete. Note: the Little Athletics Victoria Association Registration & Insurance fee component of $89 is non-refundable.
What will athletes do?
A typical season entitles an athlete to approx. 16 – 18 weeks of regular competition, consisting of interchanging weekly programs and events. Our U6 and U7 athletes start out with modified learning sessions as part of the popular On Track program. They will then move into various track and field events.
As the children grow they are progressively introduced to more technical events such as high jump, triple jump and hurdles. Longer distance running events are also included.
At Chelsea, in addition to our regular weekly competition, there is our annual Ray White Chelsea Gift Day, Bendigo Bank Medallion Day, Relaython, free training and coaching, presentations, regional events, and athletes have the chance to qualify for trophies and end-of-season awards. We believe this is terrific value for money, and on top of all of this – athletes remain active and healthy and make friends at the same time.
What do athletes wear?
All athletes must wear the official Chelsea uniform. This consists of the Chelsea t-shirt or singlet, black shorts, white socks and runners. A black shirt can be worn under the Chelsea singlet. Uniforms can be purchased at the clubrooms. Shorts without pockets are recommended to prevent fingers potentially getting caught when competing.
Can I do a trial?
Yes, athletes are welcome to do a one/two week trial free-of-charge, however they must be registered on-line beforehand (for insurance purposes). Please register on-line, but choose ‘not to pay’. To trial, we encourage athletes to wear black shorts and either a red, white or yellow t-shirt (our centre colours). After trialing, athletes can simply pay on-line, purchase an official centre uniform, get their t-shirt patch, and start the following week to begin building points for end-of-season awards.
All new registrations and trial athletes need to provide a Birth Certificate for sighting at the clubrooms for Proof of Age requirements. If you have previously registered at the Centre, proof of age is not required.
Is little athletics inclusive for all children?
Yes, little athletics at Chelsea can be inclusive for all children. The motto of Little Athletics is family, fun and fitness. Little Athletics caters for children of every skill level and should not be seen as competing to win but rather for enjoyment and improving upon your previous best. At Chelsea, we aim to provide an inclusive environment so all people feel welcome and comfortable to participate, and
- We welcome athletes from various backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders, multi-cultural groups, girls and LGBQ+
- We actively support and encourage greater participation of girls in athletics and female leadership positions including Committee, sub-committee, government liaison and coaching roles. At present we offer grants to support the development of female junior coaches
- We will explore future opportunities to support para-athletes including coaching, specialist equipment and other requirements to reduce barriers to their participation.
If you have any questions regarding levels of physical and mental ability, please contact our centre committee via email to email@example.com to see how we can work with you to ensure all children can participate and have fun at Chelsea Little Athletics.
Whare parents expected to do at little athletics?
The foundation of Little Athletics was built upon involvement of the family. Unlike many other sports, parents do and are expected to take an active part in the running of the events. This provides for great interaction with and enjoyment for children who really appreciate mum or dad or even grandparents being out there with them. Please note, to further ensure our weekly program runs even more efficiently, each family is required to nominate three duties on our season roster located in the clubrooms prior to collecting an athlete’s official t-shirt patch. Program running times will become more efficient as volunteers familiarise themselves with events and duties. Last season, Saturday programs were generally finished before 11am.
Stay up to date on our Facebook page or click on the following:
- Season Calendar 2021-22 – to come
- Flyer 2022-23 – to come
- Information booklet
- Centre handbook 2019-20 (4Mb)
- More information about Little Athletics Chelsea
- Weekly Events Programs
- Age Group Chart
- LAVic 2021-22 season calendar
- Competition rules 2021-22
Need help? Contact the centre on 0407-094-320