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Little Athletics Victoria welcomes children of all abilities to compete at Centre, Region and State competitions. We aim to provide an inclusive environment in which barriers to involvement are removed and all people with a disability feel welcome and comfortable to participate.
Athletes with a disability will often be fully integrated into the standard program. Discuss with your local Centre regarding their program and facilities and whether modifications may need to or can be made to suit the requirements of your child. Use our Find a Centre resource.
The Region Championships will not be a qualifying event for LAVic Multi-Class State Track and Field. This means that if Multi-Class athletes wish to compete they may enter any event and compete alongside athletes in their own age group.
Western Country Region will be hosting events specifically for Multi-Class athletes. They will be hosting 100m, 800m, long jump and shot put events in a PB style meet (no medals awarded).
If you wish to register for this event or require more information please email email@example.com.
LAVic Multi-Class State Track & Field
Multi-Class events for athletes with a disability will once again be on offer at this year's State Track & Field Championships. This year athletes will receive an official placing and be eligible for medals.
Venue & Date
Lakeside Stadium, Saturday 10th March 2018
Athletes will compete in the following age groups for the purposes of awarding medals;
U9 – 12 Boys
U9 – 12 Girls
U13 – 16 Boys
U13 – 16 Girls
100m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot Put.
Athletes may enter directly for the event and there will be no qualifying event. Athletes must be within the LAVic U9 – 16 age groups.
Entries close February 19th at 11:59 pm
Multi-Class Athletes must be formally classified by a recognised organisation prior to competing in the State Championships. Classification is a way of grouping athletes of similar function or ability for the purpose of competition.
If you do not have a classification please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to organise this.
Results and Ranking
All events will be conducted as multi-disability events. Competitors will compete against a Multi-Disability Standard (MDS) table as determined by the Australian Paralympic Committee and Athletics Australia. Placing’s will be determined by the competitors time/distance calculated against a percentage of the MDS.
The top three place getters in each age group bracket and each event will receive a medal. For more information please contact email@example.com or 8646 4510.
Further Help Documents for Centres
Follow the below links to find out more information about what each classification means.