Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen

Latest News: Friday, 15 October 2021
2021-2022 Season Update

Update 15 October 2021

Well, we never thought the day would come but Registrations are Open !!

Based on current vaccination rates & trends and a strong possibility that Community Sport will be allowed to commence from next Monday (18/10) or the following Monday (25/10) at the latest, we are planning for our season to commence on Saturday 6 November 2021.

We need to be flexible and await specific announcements from NSW Office of Sport and LANSW on any participation or density limits re: competitions, but we are optimistic.

Remember, until 1 December 2021, all people aged 16 and over will be required to provide official evidence of full vaccination, or an exemption, to enter the athletics facility

For those athletes aged 12 – 16 and are interested in competing at NSW All Schools Championships in early Dec 2021, this is also good news as you can now register as a Dual Athlete. Refer here for more information on Dual Membership with a Seniors Club.

Update 13 October 2021

We are excited to to say that Registration for the 2021/22 season will open very shortly.

Please bear with us as we are just finalising a couple of things so we can open our Registration Portal. In the meantime, have your Active Kids voucher ready and your sporting gear dusted off.

As for when competition will commence, well, it’s definitely on 4 December 2021. It could be even earlier, although it may require some modification to the program. It all depends on additional guidance for Community Sport from NSW Office of Sport once NSW hits the 80% double dose vaccination rate for those aged 16+.

Update 30 August 2021

Due to the NSW Government’s extension of the stay at home orders across the state, LANSW have made the decision to again postpone the opening of registrations for Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Shellharbour scheduled for 30 August 2021.

They are currently undertaking scenario planning based on the information available and we will communicate further details as soon as soon as we have news.

Meanwhile, if you were inspired by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the current Paralympic Games and wish to learn the “FUN”damental skills of athletics, you may wish to click on Little Athletics@Home Videos . These are LANSW activity sessions for kids which can be performed in the backyard, front yard and even inside using modified equipment, plus in some cases bring additional fun from making your own equipment.

Update 1 August 2021

Registration for the 2021/2022 season, expected to open on 1 August 2021, will now open Monday 30 August 2021, for Centres located in Greater Sydney via the LANSW Website.

With the announcement of the extension of the stay at home orders for Greater Sydney (which includes Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour LGA’s) the Little Athletics NSW Board made the difficult decision to defer the opening of the registration platform for up to four weeks, being Monday 30 August, for Centres located in Greater Sydney.

It’s the intention of LANSW to return to the traditional competition structure of Zone Championships and Regional Championships to progress to the LANSW State Track and Field Championships, and therefore no decision will be made regarding these events at this time. The Board of Little Athletics NSW will keep a flexible approach in making any decisions regarding these events to allow the best possibility for these important championships to proceed.

As registrations this year have been delayed it is likely our commencement and completion dates for Saturday competitions at Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen will be delayed. Please visit our Registration page for your most frequently asked questions

Manly Warringah Little Athletics is one of the oldest, largest and most successful Centres in NSW having begun on the Northern Beaches in 1970 – now in its 50th 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.

Traditionally, 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


Welcome to Manly Warringah Little Athletics