The Little Athletics Story

Originating in Victoria during the early 1960's, little Athletics was developed for children too young for senior athletics. Co-founder Alan Triscott's idea in 1973, to bring Little Athletics to Queensland, began with several public meetings in Brisbane.

As a result of these meeting, Redcliffe Little Athletics was established.

The Association has 105 Centres located throughout Queensland. Athletes participate in weekly competitions at their local Centre across a range of events.

The Little Athletics motto of 'Family, Fun and Fitness' highlights that it is a community activity involving the whole family on a weekly basis.

Athletes are encouraged to improve their own performances, sportsmanship and social skills, throughout the season.

Each of the events offered is age appropriate according to motor development and a gradual process of skill learning.


Upon joining everyone becomes part of the Little Athletics family. Even though the children participate in a range of Track and Field events, grandparents and older siblings are involved in many different ways, such as coach, officials and administrator or committee member. Without these volunteers a Centre cannot operate.


A range of fun activities, such as play training, participating in weekly Centre competitions and participation in various LAQ carnivals and competitions, occurs at Little Athletics.


By participating at Little Athletics, children are contributing to their own active and and healthy lifestyle. This can be achieved via involvement in: