COMP NIGHT: Mondays from 5.30pm..*.. Training available to all Club athletes Thursday 5.30-6.30..*

Competition Rules

Club competition is based on the Rules of Athletics NSW & Little Athletics Association NSW and Rules Amendments as approved by the Club Executive Committee

AGE GROUPINGS FOR WALLSEND CLUB COMPETITION ONLY

Age shall be taken as 1st October each year.

For Club Competition athletes remain in the same age group throughout the season.

Veterans shall be ladies 30 years to 49 years and men 30 years to 49 years

Masters shall be ladies and men 50 years and over (WAVA 50+ rules will apply)

Competing in a Higher Age Group 

An athlete may compete in a higher age group to obtain better competition, this would be for all events in the higher age group. Athletes electing to compete in higher age group remain in same group all year. NOTE LAANSW athletes this is for Club ONLY you must compete in your correct age group at competition away from Federal Park

 

WARNING competitions and Carnivals away from Federal Park age shall apply as per Association Rules. (this includes the Wallsend Gala Carnival)

 

TRACK EVENTS age restrictions

1500 meters restricted to 9 years (U10) and over
3000 meters restricted to 12 years (U13) and over
400m Hurdles restricted to 17 years (U18) and over

 

FIELD EVENTS age restrictions

HIGHJUMP restricted to 8 years   (U  9) and over
TRIPLEJUMP restricted to 10 years    (U11) and over
POLEVAULT restricted to 13 years   (U14) and over
JAVELIN restricted to 10years    (U11) and over
HAMMER THROW restricted to 15 years    (U17) and over

                               

FIELD EVENT rule restrictions

LONGJUMP 5 -11 yrs (U6-U12) ages use 0.50m x 1.2m sand square
  12yrs – Masters (U13+) use 20cm x 1.2m takeoff board
TRIPLEJUMP 10yrs – Masters (U11+) use 20cm x 1.2m takeoff boards
THROWS

 

all ages, all throwing events, 3 rounds only, including fouls
Best performance of each athlete is measured and recorded

HIGHJUMP

 

 

 

3 attempts at each height permitted 
3 consecutive misses or 3 consecutive baulks at a height rules the athlete out of the event

8 yrs (U9) 9 yrs (U10) must perform a sissor jump ONLY as per LA Australia ruling

POLEVAULT

 

3 attempts at each height permitted 
3 consecutive misses or 3 consecutive baulks at a height rules the athlete out of the event

 

EVENT OFFICIALS HAVE AUTHORITY TO EXCLUDE ANY ATHLETE FROM COMPETITION FOR UNRULY OR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR or who in opinion of the judges is not competing in the spirit of the event.

 

All TRACK RECORDS must be claimed at end of a race on the night of performance and must be checked by Chief Timekeeper & SIGNED OFF

 

All FIELD RECORDS must be claimed at the event on the night of the performance and must be checked by a Club Official & SIGNED OFF.

A Record Certificate is issued for every Record equalled or set at Club Competition.

Record Certificates will be presented at our Club’s Presentation & Awards Ceremony.

Records can only be credited to your own Age Group. This is regardless of whether the performance is better than the Record in a higher Age Group.