Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen

Latest News: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
U6 Pocket Rocket Registrations

MWLAC’s Under 6 Pocket Rockets registration is now open and will close on December 14. To register please visit the following LANSW registration page

 Please read through our Q&A below for further information:


We look forward to welcoming new families and younger siblings of existing families to our U6 Pocket Rockets in January. Below is a series of questions and answers that should be of help.


Q&A U6 Pocket Rockets


How old does my child have to be to join the U6 Pocket Rockets?

Children must be born between 01 January 2014 – 31 December 2014


When does the Pocket Rocket season run?

Its runs from 10 January 2020 to 7 March 2020


How do I register my child?

Parents and carers interested in registering their child should visit the LANSW registration page


I have other children who compete at MWLAC. Am I a “new” or “renewing” registration member?

You are registering as a new athlete (not a renewal)


Is the registration process the same as all other age groups?

Yes, you register your child at the same LANSW registration page however the only available option will be Under-6


Do I have to do parent duties?

No, there is no need to do parent duties in the U6s


What is the cost of registering?

Cost of Pocket Rocket registration is $85. If using an Active Kids Voucher the registration is essentially free, however there will be no reimbursement for the $15 surplus


What events do the kids participate in?

Sprints, throwing, long jump and longer distance


Once I finish registration what happens?

You will be sent a welcome email post December 14 with further details


Why do I need to register for other clubs (eg. Wakehurst) under the Manly Warringah Centre?

Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre is one of the largest Little Athletics clubs in NSW (beaten only by Balmain!). As we are so large, sub clubs have evolved over the area to form Seaforth, Wakehurst, Manly, Cromer and Peninsula. Please ensure you register closest to the area in which you live (eg. Balgowlah = Seaforth, Palm Beach – Narrabeen = Peninsula, Forestville = Wakehurst)


Will there be other competitions my child can participate in this season such as zone or intra-club competitions?

No, our U6 Pocket rockets only compete within the MWLAC Saturday morning competitions at Narrabeen Academy of Sport


Is there training available for my child?

Yes. More information on training can be found here.


What do they wear?

Black shorts and a plain t-shirt is all that is required. Uniforms are available for purchase but are not compulsory for Pocket Rockets


Who looks after them?

An age manager will be appointed to guide the kids around during competition. Remember all age managers are volunteers !! Your support and assistance in making the day fun for everyone is required


How long do they compete for?

Competition for Pocket Rockets usually runs for around 2 hours commencing at 8am on Saturdays and 5.30pm on Friday nights (in January 2020)


Are all events compulsory?

Kids are encouraged to participate in all events but nothing is compulsory if a child does not wish to participate in a particular event


Can the parents follow them during the competition?

Yes, parents can follow their child. It is strongly encouraged that you help the age manager wherever possible. This includes crowd control


What should I bring each week?

Water bottle, sunscreen, some food to nibble on, a hat. Please inform the age manager of any specific help issues, such as asthma


Can I drop my child and leave?

No, we are not a child care centre. A parent or guardian of a Pocket Rocket is expected to be at the competition at all times.


What if my child does not wish to continue with little athletics?

We understand that children of such a young age can change their mind and not wish to continue with little athletics. Please note however there are no refunds.


Who do I contact if I have further questions?

You can contact our Registrars: Shanna and Tonia at this email address: registrar@manlywarringahlittleathletics.org.au

Manly Warringah Little Athletics is one of the oldest, largest and most successful Centres in NSW having began on the Northern Beaches in 1970 – now in its 49th season. The following five Clubs compete together at Narrabeen on a Saturday morning from September to March:
Cromer   Manly   Peninsula   Seaforth   Wakehurst

The Clubs of MWLAC are differentiated by the colour of their uniform, and their Wednesday night training location. Families usually choose a club based upon their friendships, or where they live and go to school. Individual Club Training is held on a Wednesday evening and Centre Training (for specialist athletes from U9+) on a Monday evening at Narrabeen. Please select the “Centre Information” drop-down tab above for complete information regarding Registration, Training, Competition, Season Calendar and much more.

Competition is held for 20 weeks at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen on Saturday mornings from 7:30am (with the occasional Friday night twilight session in January from 5:30pm).

The Manly Warringah Centre encourages participation in a large number of events for enjoyment and skill development combined with achieving personal bests and having fun. It caters for male and female athletes from U/7 to U/17 and welcomes our U/6 Pocket Rockets half way through the season – commencing in January


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