Age group changes 2018/19

From the commencement of the 2018/2019 competition season, Little Athletics across Australia is changing the date on which it determines its age groups, to December 31.

Athletes born during the period October 1 to December 31 will progress up an additional age group (ie: two age groups) heading into the 2018/2019 season.

The decision to change the age groupings was made by State and National level bodies.

The MWLAC did not support the decision and, in fact, was one of several local centres that co-signed a petition against the change.

We will, however, be subject to the changes for the season ahead.

It should be noted:

  • Affected athletes who would have been in their second year of under-17 competition, will still be offered Centre, Zone, Region and State levels of competition (for the 2018/2019 season only).
  • Eligibility criteria for the Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC) have been adjusted to include athletes affected by the age group change.
  • Adjustments have also been made to selection/eligibility criteria for the Trans-Tasman competition and National Under-15s camp
  • No new records will be established as a result of the change in age groups

Little Athetics NSW has released a handbook outlining the changes and potential implications in further detail.

It can be found at

If you have any additional questions please contact the Little Athletics NSW office via

Vale Bev Jaye

It is with deep sadness that Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre advises of the passing of founding member and Life Member Bev Jaye.

Mr Jaye has been involved with MWLAC since its inception in 1970.

He held various committee positions over a number of years.

He was also the throwing events coach for most of his 47 year association with the centre.

More than that, he was a much loved and highly respected figure at the centre throughout the past five decades.

He had continued as throwing coaching right up until our most recent season, in 2017/18, where he was a constant figure at the shot put rink at both Monday night training at Narrabeen and Wednesday night training at Beacon Hill.

He will be sorely missed.


A funeral for Bev Jaye will be held at the North Chapel of Northern Suburbs Crematorium, 199 Delhi Rd, North Ryde at 10.15am on Monday July 2.

Wakehurst LAC committee

Wakehurst Little Athletics Club has elected its commitee members for the 2018/19 season.

Details can be found here: /client_files/Files/Wakehurst%20committee%20members.docx.



Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre held its Annual General Meeting at Dee Why RSL Club on May 27, 2018.

Minutes of the meeting are available here: /client_files/Files/MWLAC%20AGM%20minutes.pdf.



State Multi results

State Multi medal winners

Manly Warringah LAC put in a successful showing at the State Multi-Event Championships at Jubilee Park, Wagga Wagga, on March 3 and 4.

The highlights were a gold medal to Jessica Pulis in the under-9 girls’ event and a bronze for Freddie Benson Sparkes in the under-11 boys’ competition, edging fellow MWLAC competitor Billy Peek into fourth.

Other Manly competitors to register top 10 finishes were Arabella Handley (sixth, under-9 girls), Charlie Bowtell (seventh, under-12 boys), Freya Carley (eighth, under-15 girls) and Ella Dunstan (10th, under-10 girls).



Zone Championship photo gallery

A gallery of photos of Manly Warringah athletes in action at the 2017 Zone Championships is available on this website. Click here to view.