Frequently asked questions
What services does Corroboree Athletics offer?
As of 2022-23, Corroboree are able to accept memberships for athletes ranging from 5 to 100 years of age (and older if you feel up to it). Corroboree runs a Little Athletics program for its U6-U17 age group as well as two events after our Saturday Little Athletics meet for its Adult members (anyone from U18 and older). Our U12 and older members are able to compete as Corroboree athletes in Senior Athletics ACT events if they have signed up as dual members.
Athletics ACT is a member association of Athletics Australia and conducts competitions for athletes in U12 age groups and above. During Summer (Oct – Mar) these are held on Saturday afternoon or on Thursday / Friday night. During the Winter season (May – Sept), meets are held on Sundays at 12pm. These competitions are held at either the AIS or Woden. The program of events for each meet is posted ahead of time on the Athletics ACT website and athletes can choose their own events.
What is Little Athletics?
Little Athletics is a uniquely Australian modified athletics program for children from 5 to 16 years. Corroboree Athletics runs a Little Athletics program as well as running a couple of events every Saturday morning for our adult membership.
It is based upon the sport of athletics (track and field). There is a wide range of events from running, jumping, throwing and walking and events are modified to suit the age, developmental stage and ability of the children.
When does the season run?
Corroboree meets run from mid to late October through to late March with a break from Xmas though to at least mid January (usually starts again when school goes back). The season works around carnivals that are conducted by Little Athletics ACT and ground closures by the ACT government so they change slightly each year.
Season 2023–24 will begin in October 2023.
How old do you have to be?
Age groups are based on a ‘calendar year’ age structure, the same that is used for School Sports, i.e. age groups will be based on the age an athlete is turning the year the season concludes (for 2023–24 this means the age you will turn in 2024).
e.g. Athletes turning six during 2024 will be the U6 years group. Athletes turning seven during 2024 will be in the U7 years group.
Note: Proof of age is required for all new athletes (i.e. those not previously registered with a LAACT affiliated centre).
What age group will my child be in?
If you child was born in the years between (and including) 2006-2017, your child is in the right age range to compete in Little Athletics for the 2023–24 season. Find out what age group your child will be in by selecting the year below:
Age group table
Note: senior age groups change on 1 January of each year.
|Senior (Adult) Athletics Age Group|
|Year of birth||Little A's Age Group||AACT Events||Corroboree||AACT Events||Corroboree|
|2000 and older||-||Open||Open||Open||Open|
|2004||-||U20 or M/F19||U20||Open||Open|
|2005||-||U20 or M/F19||U20||U20 or M/F19||U20|
|2006||-||U18 or M/F17||U18||U20 or M/F19||U20|
|2007||U17||U17 or M/F16||-||U18 or M/F17||U18|
|2008||U16||U16 or M/F15||-||U17 or M/F16||-|
|2009||U15||U15 or M/F14||-||U16 or M/F15||-|
|2010||U14||U14 or M/F13||-||U15 or M/F14||-|
|2011||U13||U13 or M/F12||-||U14 or M/F13||-|
|2012||U12||U13 or M/F12||-||U13 or M/F12||-|
|2013||U11||-||-||U13 or M/F12||-|
|2021 and younger||Too young||-||-||-||-|
|Age Group||Event||Old||New||Impact on records?|
|U14 Boys||Shot Put||3kg||4kg||No|
|U16 Boys||Shot Put||4kg||5kg||No|
Senior Athletics – Full Service Club
In 2022, Corroboree applied and were successful in becoming affiliated with Athletics ACT. This means we can now accept members of any age. Saturdays will still concentrate on our Little Athletics meets but at the end of the meet we will offer two events for U18 and above. This will allow parents to join the club and compete along side their kids, or get some valuable experience before joining in and competing in the Senior Athletic calendar.
Come and Try!
Sunday, 2pm-3pm 11 September 2022
Corroboree Athletics offers Little Athletics to children aged 5 to 16 for a morning of running, jumping and throwing; all in the pursuit of healthy living and fun-filled competition.
Our home ground is Dickson Playing Fields in the North of Canberra and weekly meets are held on Saturday mornings from October to March.
If you’d like to find out more, come along to our Come and Try day. There’s no obligation to sign up – this is just an opportunity to come and see what it’s all about.
When you arrive, please check in at the tents near the shipping containers at the Southern end of the ground. We will have a table set up for Come and Try information and then we’ll direct you to your first event to try it out. We’ll have half a dozen stations going which your kids will rotate through. Do one, or do them all.
After the kids have tried it, and have loved it, jump on to our registration page and sign them up. If you have any questions reach out to us via the chat bubble on the bottom of this page, or via Facebook or send an email to email@example.com
The age calculator below will show you what age group your child would be in if you decide to sign up.
|Saturday, 14 October 2023|
8:45am - 11am
|Saturday, 21 October 2023|
8:45am - 11am
|Saturday, 28 October 2023|
8:45am - 11am
|Saturday, 4 November 2023|
8:45am - 11am
See our full season calendar.