More than 600 young athletes from across Queensland will converge on the Bundaberg Regional Athletics Facility on Saturday 24 September for the Coles Spring Carnival.
Athletes in the Under 7 to Under 17 age groups will be sporting their centre colours while competing at the carnival in the disciplines of sprints, middle distance, walks, jumps and throws.
The competition has also drawn state-wide attention, with athletes from Townsville, Rockhampton, Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts as well as Toowoomba, Warwick, Goondiwindi and Chinchilla making the trip to Bundaberg to compete.
Little Athletics is a sport that involves the whole family so not only will the athletes make their presence known, parents and families will be lending their support to the athletes.
There will also be over 70 volunteers, officials and coaches making the trip to Bundaberg to ensure the athletes compete to their potential and the carnival runs seamlessly.
Little Athletics Queensland boasts over 13,000 young athletes state wide.
Many of the athletes competing at the carnival will achieve personal best performances at the event and all will make new friends and enjoy an action packed weekend.
Others hope to one day follow in the footsteps of their Olympic and Paralympic heroes, including Paralympic silver medallist Rheed McCracken, who is a former member of Little Athletics in Bundaberg.
Or Olympic Decathlon bronze medallist Ash Moloney, who is a former member of Little Athletics in Brisbane.
“Little Athletics in Queensland has continued to go from strength to strength as it offers great broad based sporting pursuit for children where the focus is on the improvement of the individual’s skills rather than on winning and losing”, Little Athletics Queensland Operations Manager, Mrs Shannon Kruger said.
Little Athletics is seen as a foundation for all sports as the core skills of running, jumping and throwing are easily transferred to other sports.
While many Little A’s are mostly involved for the physical activity and social aspects of the sport, some will go on to represent their country in athletics and a lucky few could even win a medal in the Olympics or Paralympics one day.
Find out more about the Coles Spring Carnival here.
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