Please read the Latest Update in NEWS below (as at 16 September 2021)

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Latest Update

MEMO
TO: Centre Executive Committees
FROM: The Little Athletics NSW Board
CC: Zone Coordinators, Life Members, Staff
DATE: 16 September 2021
RE: Update on the 2021/22 Season
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Dear Centres,
Whilst there is limited information from the NSW Government regarding the return for community sport and what 
the path looks like, we remain positive and optimistic regarding the upcoming season and expect more information 
to be available soon.
Upon seeking clarification, Sport NSW has advised that at this point in time no organised community sport can take 
place in any area of NSW in terms of training or competitions, even in small groups, and we ask our members to 
comply with this directive. 
A Road Map for what freedoms there may be when certain vaccination rates are achieved was released last week 
stating, “When NSW hits the 80 per cent double dose target, the government intends to open up further freedoms 
around international travel, community sport, major events and other areas.” With 80% on target and currently 
forecasted to be achieved by mid-November this gives us an indication that we will be able to commence our weekly 
competitions later in the year.
With this in mind, we want to be ready to commence the season in accordance with the Government’s advice as 
soon as we can. Our preparations therefore include: 
• Anticipating Centres will be able to recommence later in the year, and that this may vary from Centre to 
Centre depending on restrictions within LGA’s.
• Be prepared for registrations to open as soon as there is clarity so participants can take advantage of their 
2021 Active Kids Vouchers.
• While it’s a difficult decision for the second year in a row, we believe it’s in the best interest to cancel Little 
Athletics NSW State Relays Championships on its current date of 20/21 November and in its existing format 
for 2021 to allow the focus to be on Zone and Regional Championships/Qualification processes.
Relay events are a wonderful opportunity for teams and Centres to come together, and while we might not be able 
to deliver this in November, we will consider a carnival style event/s. This could possibly be post season, 
understanding many of our participants will have moved into their winter sports.
Above all else our primary focus is to support and assist Centres in getting up and running. We therefore encourage 
you to reach out if you need support and consider the following:
• What restrictions may be in place when we do return to community sport eg. vaccination status for 
volunteers, masks to be worn by non-participants, capped numbers, participating in your LGA. We will follow 
the government advice in relation to all restrictions put in place.
• Encourage volunteers to be fully vaccination.
• Ensure COVID Safety Plans are updated on the NSW Health website which will allow Centres to receive the 
NSW Services QR Code.
• Contact local Councils to understand if venues can be ready to go once the State Government makes any 
announcement or if there will be any additional requirements.
 
 
• Update the GameDay registration platform and reach out to Little Athletics NSW staff if assistance is 
required.
• Make sure you all have cleaning equipment and sanitiser on hand ready to go.
• Keep members engaged and once registrations are able to open, remind parents 2021 Active Kids Voucher 
can be used.
We will continue to actively engage the Office of Sport and Sport NSW to gain up to date information, advice and 
clarification, and pass information on as it becomes available.
In the coming days we will be developing a hub on the website which will be your go to should you believe you have 
missed any information. This will be updated as soon as any information is received, along with emails and Facebook 
Centre Hub updates. And in addition, online COVID Safety Officer training will be available and will take place once 
we know what restrictions will be required to be put in place. 
Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact centresupport@lansw.com.au.
Regards,
LANSW Board


Registration Delay

Dear Centres,

Please see below an update regarding registrations.

REGISTRATIONS

With the recent announcements of the extension of the stay at home orders across the state, we have made the decision not to open registrations for Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Shellharbour on 30 August as previously communicated four weeks ago.

We are currently undertaking scenario planning based on the information available and will communicate further details as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you require any assistance setting up GameDay in preparation or updating your COVID Safe plan on the NSW Health website to receive your Services NSW QR Code, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We appreciate your understanding at this challenging time, and as soon as there is some confidence of when we might be able to commence the Little Athletics season in Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Shellharbour we will commence taking registrations.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

In light of the delay in opening registrations, we encourage you to take expressions of interest. You are able to do this by directing people to the Little Athletics NSW Register Your Interest page, or set something up for your Centre. This can be as simple as asking them to email their details to a designated email address.

It is recommended you respond as soon as possible that you will be in contact once registrations open. If you use the below link to the Little Athletics NSW Register Your Interest page, we will do all the communication for you.

For the link to the Little Athletics NSW Register Your Interest page CLICK HERE.

KEEPING YOUR MEMBERS ENGAGED

We look forward to announcing a number of challenges, competitions and activities to keep members engaged from next week. Keep an eye on Little Athletics NSW social media and website for more information.

REFUNDS/CREDITS

At this point in time, we are committed to the season proceeding. However, at the same time we are reviewing options for refunds and/or credits should the season be unable to take place. This includes how Active Kids Vouchers can be managed. More information will be provided in due course.

Kind Regards, 
Little Athletics NSW


Registration Delay

Dear Centres,

Please see below an update regarding registrations.

REGISTRATIONS

With the recent announcements of the extension of the stay at home orders across the state, we have made the decision not to open registrations for Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Shellharbour on 30 August as previously communicated four weeks ago.

We are currently undertaking scenario planning based on the information available and will communicate further details as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you require any assistance setting up GameDay in preparation or updating your COVID Safe plan on the NSW Health website to receive your Services NSW QR Code, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We appreciate your understanding at this challenging time, and as soon as there is some confidence of when we might be able to commence the Little Athletics season in Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Shellharbour we will commence taking registrations.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

In light of the delay in opening registrations, we encourage you to take expressions of interest. You are able to do this by directing people to the Little Athletics NSW Register Your Interest page, or set something up for your Centre. This can be as simple as asking them to email their details to a designated email address.

It is recommended you respond as soon as possible that you will be in contact once registrations open. If you use the below link to the Little Athletics NSW Register Your Interest page, we will do all the communication for you.

For the link to the Little Athletics NSW Register Your Interest page CLICK HERE.

KEEPING YOUR MEMBERS ENGAGED

We look forward to announcing a number of challenges, competitions and activities to keep members engaged from next week. Keep an eye on Little Athletics NSW social media and website for more information.

REFUNDS/CREDITS

At this point in time, we are committed to the season proceeding. However, at the same time we are reviewing options for refunds and/or credits should the season be unable to take place. This includes how Active Kids Vouchers can be managed. More information will be provided in due course.

Kind Regards, 
Little Athletics NSW