Little Athletics began in 1964 in Geelong. Three boys turned up to an athletics event and were told they were too young to compete. An official saw the disappointment in the boys and developed Little Athletics as we know it today.
Woy Woy Peninsula Little Athletics Centre commenced in 1983/1984. The first competition night was held on 23 September 1983 at Rogers Park, Woy Woy. Activities were relocated to at McEvoy Oval, Umina in the 1986/1987 season, and its current home apart from brief relocations to Ettalong Oval during oval refurbishment.
Little Athletics is all about the development of the children emphasising on positive attitudes and healthy lifestyles. A range of events on a rotational basis each week are attended by children to compete in their respective age groups.
Over the years the club has seen some talented athletes that have gone on to represent NSW at State and National Championships. Some have represented Australia at the International level;
Kevin Moore – Kevin represented Australia at the Commonwealth games, for the 400m, and 4x4 relay.
Joshua Ross Josh represented Australian at the Commonwealth games in the 100m, 200m. He is an Australian National champion in 2007 and 2010. Josh represented Australia at Athens Olympics in 2004, He also won the Stawell gift. For more information on this championship, click here.
Amanda Bartrim Amanda represented Australia at the Commonwealth youth games in Canada for pole vaulting, and was an U20 State and National Champion 2010.
Katherine Peksis Katherine was a State and National champion as a 400m runner 2010.
Amanda Thorpe selected to represent NSW State team 2005.
Sarah Walkley Sarah represented Australia in the World junior championships in Jamaica and was an U20 State and National champion, 2001.
Meagan Underhill Megan competed at National level for 1500M for Little Athletics 1996.
Mark Barron Mark won the 1st gold medal for the club at the state championships at Narrabeen for the 1500m, in 1985 (4mins 59.3secs)
This is a fantastic representation of the talent that was developed at Woy Woy Little Athletics.
Little Athletics philosophy is ….FAMILY...FUN...and...FITNESS.