Track and Field

Dates
18 - 23 September 2019

Age Groups
10 - 12 Years

Please note the School Sport Australia Track & Field Championship is for students aged 10 to 12 years as at 31 December in the year of competition only. For students aged 13 to 19 years competition is organised by Athletics Australia.

Participating States and Territories
Boys - ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC
Girls - ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC

Note:
This is not a 'direct entry' event. All competing teams are selected by the respective School Sport Associations in your State/Territory except in the case of Tasmania where the team is selected by Athletics Tasmania.

Please also note that Western Australia does not compete in this Championship.

Host
School Sport NT

Venue
Arafura Athletics Stadium
40 Abala Road, Marrara NT 0812

Education Excursions
22 September 2019 - Jumping Crocodile Cruise

Live Streaming
To be confirmed

Merchandise
School Sport Australia merchandise will be available for purchase at the championships and orders can be made through Sports Centre pre and post championship. Details to be advised.

Please visit SportsCentre for Merchandise. 

Photographs
To be confirmed

Age Dispensation
There is currently no age dispensation provided in the SSA 10 – 12 Years Track & Field Championships.

Contact
For enquiries concerning the 10-12 Years Track and Field Championships, other than team selection, please contact the School Sport Australia National Track and Field Advisor:

Ms Kirsteen Farrance:
E-Mail: farrance.kirsteen.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

For all infomation concerning the All Schools (13-18 years) Track and Field Championships, please contact Athletics Australia or your State Athletics Association. This is not a School Sport Australia event.

Rules and Guidelines
To view the 10 - 12 Years SSA Track and Field Championships rules click here (updated May 2019).

To view the School Sport Australia Policies click here.

For classification information on students competing in multiclass events, please refer to the Get Classified page on the Athletics Australia website.

Boys and Girls 10 to 12 Years

Darwin, NT: 18 to 24 September 2019

2019 Draft Program as at 20 June 2019 click here

Note: Program is DRAFT and will remain so until all entries have been received. Times for the start and finish of each day's competition are tentative at the moment and should only be used as a guide.

Previous championship results

Melbourne: VIC 23 – 27 November 2018
2018 Results Day 1, 2 and 3 click here
2018 Combined Event Results Points Summary click here
2018 Teams Challenge Results click here
2018 Individual Record Breakers click here
2018 Relay Record Breakers click here

Pacific School Games, Adelaide: 2-6 December 2017
2017 PSG Results Days 1,2,3 and 4 click here
2017 PSG Relay Day Results Track click here
2017 PSG Relay Day Results Field click here
2017 Summary of Individual Record Breakers click here
2017 Summary of Relay Record Breakers click here

Sydney NSW: 25 - 29 November 2016
2016: Day 1, 2 and 3 Results (26 - 28 November 2016) click here
2016: Relay Day Results (29 November 2016) click here
2016: Combined Event Results click here
2016: Summary of Individual Record Breakers click here
2016: Summary of Relay Record Breakers click here

Canberra: 4 – 8 December 2015
2015: Day 1, 2 and 3 Results (updated 11 January 2016) click here
2015: Multi Event Results click here
2015: Relay Day Results – Track Relays click here
2015: Relay Day Results – Field Relays click here
2015: Summary of All Record Breakers click here

Penguin TAS: 27 November - 1 December 2014
2014: Days 1, 2 and 3 – Full Results (Updated 11 December 2014) click here
2014: Multi Events – Full Results click here
2014: Relay Day – Results click here
2014: Summary of All Record Breakers by State click here

Brisbane: 22 - 26 November 2013
Format below 2013: Day 1, 2 and 3 - Results click here
2013: Multi Events - Results click here
2013: Relay Day - Results click here
2013: Record Breakers Summery click here

Adelaide: 23-27 November 2012
2012: Day 1 and 2 - Results click here (updated 3 December)
2012: Multi Events - Results click here
2012: Relay Day - Results click here
2012: Record Breakers Summary (no info)

Darwin: 15 - 19 September 2011
2011: Days 1, 2 and 3 - Final Results click here
2011: Multi Events - Results click here
2011: Relay Day - Results click here

Bendigo: 28 Novemer - 2 December 2010
2010: Individual - Results click here
2010: Multi Event - Results click here
2010: Relay Day - Results click here

Sydney: 30 November - 3 December 2009

Canberra: 29 November - 6 December 2008 (Pacific School Games)

Launceston: 29 November - 3 December 2007

Cairns: 22 - 27 November 2006

12 Yrs and Under Track and Field Championship Records as of December 2016 click here

12 Yrs and Under Multi Class Track and Field Championships Records as of December 2016 click here

Pacific School Games Records – Boys click here

Pacific School Games Records – Girls click here

To view the Track and Field Championships History click here

A BRIEF HISTORY

 

The School Sport Australia Track & Field Exchange had its beginnings in 1971 as a two state Exchange between Queensland and New South Wales. Each state would take it in turns to host a team from the other state to compete in their State Primary Schools Athletics Championships. The visiting team competed by invitation, but enjoyed the hospitality of the host families and schools.

In 1975 the inaugural Australia Primary Schools Athletics Championships was hosted by NSWPSSA at Lysaght’s Recreation Reserve. Three states competed in this Championship – New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

ACT and NT joined the competition in 1977 with Victoria coming on board in 1978. Unfortunately, SA & NT were not able to field teams at all Championships/Exchanges during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s (except for Pacific School Games). However, after the 1996 Pacific School Games, six states/territories have regularly attended the Exchange and 2001 a team from Tasmania competed for the first time.

Pacific School Games came into being in 1982, which saw every state & territory field a team. In Pacific School Games years, the regular Primary Championship/Exchange was incorporated as part of the Pacific School Games.

Events contested regularly have been 100m, 200m, 800m, Relay, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot Put. Discus was introduced in 1995, the 1500m in 1998 and the Medley Relay and Multi Event in 2001. The 1500m was only contested in 1998 as it was felt that the event was not suited to the Exchange format.

In 1995, the Australian Schools Sports Council (ASSC) appointed a National Track & Field Secretary to oversee the Rules & Guidelines for the sport & represent the sport at ASSC Conferences and with the National body.

In 2003, events for Athletes with a Disability (AWD) were introduced into the program. These were initially for 10-12yrs in one age group in 100m, 200m, 800m, Long Jump and Shot Put. It was very quickly seen that these events would expand and events were separated into 10, 11 and 12 years age groups for both boys and girls. Relays, both 4x100m and Medley, were also added and Discus was added in 2008. In 2012, records were established for Athletes with a Disability in all classification groups with the first record certificates being presented at the 2012 Championships.

In 2002, the event underwent a change of title from ‘Primary’ to ‘12 years and under’ to acknowledge that 12 years competing at the Exchange could come from either a primary or a secondary school. In 2009, the event became a Championship.

Many children who represented their States/Territories at these championship/Exchanges have gone onto represent Australia in Track & Field or branch out and play other sports at an elite level (e.g. AFL, NRL, Netball) demonstrating the solid grounding athletics gives children to participate in any sport.