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Welcome to the June 2019 LANSW newsletter for all our centres.



Following the decision by Little Athletics Australia to not proceed with the nationwide roll out at this stage, Little Athletics NSW has decided to utilise an opt-in option for centres wishing to offer the On-Track program in their community.

Little Athletics NSW will be covering the licence fee for the program, which caters to all five skills levels for ages 6-10, and will be providing support and resources in the coming months to participating centres.

CLICK HERE to find out more or email Sarah Skidmore at


Also, the Australian Sports Foundation has $500,000 up for grabs in grants for grassroots sports clubs, specifically for equipment and uniform. With On-Track launching this coming season, why not check out the equipment list here, the grant information here, and apply for a piece of the $500,000 here.
Funding grant applications close on Monday, 24 June.

Active Kids Voucher

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the Active Kids program.


Parents, carers and guardians can apply for the second Active Kids Vouchers of 2019 from 1 July, 2019.

This $100 voucher provided by the NSW Government can be used for Little Athletics NSW registrations, which open on August 1st.

CLICK HERE for more information...

Annual General Meeting

AGM and Conference

Little Athletics representatives from each of our 190 Centres around the state are invited to Penrith on July 20, 2019 for the opportunity to listen and learn about what is happening for Little Athletics in NSW.


Held at Penrith Panthers, the Little Athletics NSW Conference gives centres the chance to engage with selected keynote speakers, attend workshops, share ideas and opinions and give their feedback, all in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting.


There will also be welcome drinks for all attendees on the Friday evening (19 July 2019).


Guest speakers include professional footballer Mark Geyer, athletics coach John Quinn and social researcher Claire Madden.

Quick reminder that the following two forms need to be completed and sent to Kathy Moran at no later than Friday, 28 June at 5pm.


Conference Fees & Attendance Form

Penrith Breakout Session Form

CLICK HERE to view Penrith Breakout Sessions...

Penrith City Council


Little Athletics NSW would like to thank Penrith City Council for their cooperation and support while we organise the upcoming Annual General Meeting.
Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM looks forward to welcoming LANSW and its members.
“With seven Little Athletic Centres across Penrith, we have a strong connection to the association and its ideals of fun and fitness,” Fowler said.
“We are known as the Adventure Capital of NSW, so conference delegates can enjoy a whole range of family friendly activities during their stay.”
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie looking to try something different and push your limits, hoping to immerse yourself in a rich arts and culture scene, spending time with the family, or want to visit the variety of award-winning cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs, Penrith should be on your map.
CLICK HERE to read more about what Penrith has to offer.

Coaching Corner

Coaching Kids Conference

The inaugural Coaching Kids Conference will be held at Penrith RSL on Sunday, 21 July.

LANSW Head of Coach and Volunteer Development Darren Wensor will be presenting a keynote workshop on how coaches can build positive relationships with sports parents.

There will also be multiple guest speakers from other sporting codes plus an opportunity for coaches to present in an 'open mic'.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Darren Wensor at

Coaches of kids from all sports are welcome to attend.

Early Bird registration prices close Sunday, 30 June 2019, so book soon to get a $10 discount!

CLICK HERE to register...


CLICK HERE to view the promotional flyer...

Guest Speaker
Colin Sanctuary

Colin currently works as the Player Development Manager for the State of Origin Pathways. He also works with the NRL based England RL players (George Burgess, Sam Burgess, Tom Burgess, James Graham and Gareth Widdop) as well as working as a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle and providing Undergraduate/Postgraduate support at ACU and UNE.


Previous to this he was brought out in 2011 from the UK as part of Wayne Bennett’s coaching staff to set up and establish a High Performance Unit at the Newcastle Knights. Colin also worked as the Performance Director for the Newcastle Knights NRL.


Colin was also the Head of Performance for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats RL (2006-2011) in the UK Super League, as well as working in professional cricket with Durham County Cricket Club as their Head of Conditioning and Sports Science (2000-2006). Colin has also worked in professional soccer in the UK as well as in netball (North of England Netball Squad) and with England Hockey (U16’s).

Diversity & Inclusion News

Multi Class Carnival Dubbo

This free carnival is available for any student/child with a disability.

Date: Monday, 12 August 2019
10am - 2pm

Venue: Dubbo Athletics Track, 33 Gipps Road, Dubbo

Events: Rotation of 70m, 100m, 200m (400m for wheelchair/racerunners), Long Jump, Shot Put, Discus

All participants will receive a participation award at the completion of the day.

CLICK HERE to register...

Registrations close Monday, 5 August.

Sport Access Foundation 2019 Grants

Funding from Sport Access Foundation, established by Australian Paralympic Gold Medallist Katie Kelly, will help enable the next generation of Aussie para-athletes to hone their skills and take on the world’s best.
Harvey Heroes Grants
10x individual grants of $250 each - total investment $2,500‍
Sport Access Foundation Equipment Grants
4x individual grants of $2,000 and 2x club grants of $2,000 - total investment $12,000
Sport Access Foundation Pathway to Paralympics Grants
2x grants of $2000 - total investment $4000


CLICK HERE to read more and apply...

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