Age Groups and Participating States and Territories
Boys - ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC, TAS
Girls - ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC, TAS
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.
Live results are no longer available, please see links below.
Sydney NSW: 25 - 29 November 2016 - for live results click here.
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
12 yrs and Under Track and Field Championship Records updated 2 January 2018 click here
12 yrs and Under Multi Class Track and Field Championships Records at 22 December 2017 click here
Pacific School Games Records – Boys 10 - 12 years click here
Pacific School Games Records – Boys 13 - 19 years click here
Pacific School Games Records – Girls 10 - 12 years click here
Pacific School Games Records – Girls 13 - 19 years 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.