Good luck to our 100 athletes competing at the Zone Championships this weekend.

Zone Championships

Zone Championships are conducted in each of the 24 Zones throughout the State.
The 2021/22 Zone Championship is 29-30 January 2022 at The Crest Bankstown.
South Eastern is in the Inner City Zone along with Eastern Suburbs, Balmain, Randwick-Botany, Canterbury, Western Suburbs and Tigers Wests.
U7-U17 athletes are able to participate. The first 6 placegetters in our Zone automatically progress to the Regional Championships, along with the next 4 best qualifiers across the combined Inner City and Southern Metropolitan Zones. U7 athletes do not progress past the Zone Championships.
The Inner City Zone Championships are usually held in early December, at ES Marks Athletic Field, Kensington. 
Event entry is by athlete application. U7-U12's may compete in up to 4 events. U13-U17's may compete in up to 6 events.
South Eastern is able to enter up to a maximum of 5 athletes per event in the U7-U12 age groups and 6 athletes per event in the U13-U17 age groups. Selections will be at the discretion of the Championships Committee with both rankings and consistency considered. South Eastern will try its best to find an event for any interested athlete, so we strongly encourage our younger athletes to choose reserve events.
The parents of all competing athletes MUST commit to undertaking a rostered duty.

1.10        Exemption from Zone Championships for U12 to U17

Athletes in the U12-U17 age groups, who are unable to attend their Zone Championships because they have been selected to represent NSW or Australia at a clashing National or International sporting event, will be able to automatically progress to the relevant Region Championships. The athlete MUST actually participate at the event they have been selected for.  If for some reason they do not compete at the clashing event, they will not be permitted to progress to the Region Championships.

The athlete must apply in writing, to Little Athletics NSW, prior to their Zone Championships for this automatic progression to be accepted.


The application must be accompanied by documentation verifying their selection for the clashing event.

It would be appreciated if you could make sure all of your athletes, who have been selected in the NSW team for All Schools and who wish to progress to Region, be given a copy of this exemption paperwork. (FYI, this information is also available on the LANSW website, in the Competition section).

The exemption form will need to be completed, scanned and returned to  to, prior to the close of entries for their relevant zone championships.

A list with all athletes and their events for region will then be sent to all zone coordinators for checking.

These athletes and events will be added to the relevant Region Championships programs.

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Diane Levy on 02 9633 4511 or


Congratulations to all athletes and good luck!!


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