Mildura & District Little Athletic is excited to announce that registrations for the coming track and field season are now open.

Registrations are also open for “come and try athletes”.  Come and try registrations are free and entitle an athlete to two weeks of competition.

Kara Hopkins, Mildura & District Little Athletic secretary, said the competition starts on Sunday 3rd of October at Oval 8, Old Aerodrome Ovals sporting complex.  Athletes are encouraged to arrive before 8.45am on Sunday competition to partake in warm up activities before competition starts.

Voluntary training is on Thursday evenings between 5.30 and 7pm.

The summer track and field season runs for 18 weeks, with the last competition day in March.

The season cost for the first athlete in a family is $159 with discounts for siblings. The cost for tiny tots, which run for one hour each week, is $117.

Ms Hopkins said “the opening of registrations is several weeks earlier than usual, due to the strong interest arising from the recent Olympic Games. There had been many enquiries from the community about joining little athletics.

Little athletics provides a relaxed family atmosphere where children aged 3-17 years can participate in a wide variety of events with an emphasis on self-improvement under the motto Family Fun and Fitness.”

Ms Hopkins added, unfortunately a planned belated fiftieth birthday celebration of little athletics in Mildura was to be held in early September but has been cancelled.”

To register for the upcoming season, including come and try, visit https://salaa.org.au/

Or head to the Mildura & District Little Athletics Centre Facebook Page and click on the sign-up button, or jump on the website https://littleathsmildura0.webnode.com/ to register.