What is Little Athletics?
Little Athletics is a modified athletics competition for children aged from 5 to 17 years. The emphasis is on “Family, Fun & Fitness”, allowing athletes to develop skills and build character and self esteem in a safe and inclusive environment.
Competition at Hornsby Centre first began in the summer of 1969. Since then, Hornsby has had many children represent the State in Interstate Championships but, more importantly, many thousands have passed through the ranks having enjoyed the fun, fitness and friendship that come from participation in the sport of athletics.
When and where?
Our summer and winter competitions are held at Pennant Hills #2 Oval (otherwise known as Ern Holmes Oval).
Our summer competition runs between September and March. The regular centre competition, which follows a six-event format with alternate track and field events, kicks off with a warm at 8.00am and competition start at 8:30am. In addition, we offer distance (1500m and up) and walking events for athletes wishing to do these, starting at 07:30.
Our winter Cross Country competition runs between April and July, commencing 08:00.
The New Constitution of the Centre was passed at a Special General Meeting held at Thornleigh West Public School Library on Tuesday, 19 July 2015. Download the New Constitution (128kB pdf).