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A very warm welcome to athletes and families as you participate in the excitement of athletics.

We trust you will enjoy your time with us and actively encourage all our athletes to do their best.

Little Athletics is a summer sport for children between 3 & 17 years of age and of any ability.  Port Stephens Little Athletics holds weekly competition each Monday evening at The Dick Burwell Oval, Tomaree Sports complex, Nelson Bay Road, Salamander Bay, from September through to March. Directions below.

For the athletes the emphasis is very much on personal improvement and participation in a wide range of track and field events.  Athletes are encouraged to reach their potential through regular attendance and participation.

Our goal is to provide a friendly and safe environment that will ensure our athletes and families enjoy the participation and friendships that Little Athletics can provide.

We aim to develop and improve the skills and performance of all our athletes, whether they compete locally or choose to compete at higher levels.

Each competition evening the athletes will compete in 4 events. These events cover a 4 week rotating programme and include running, jumping and throwing.  Individual age groups and programmes are available here.

We are affiliated with NSW Little Athletics who conduct competition at Zone, Region, State and even National level.


Our centre is operated on a non-profit basis, and is very much a family activity as the children cannot conduct the events themselves.

Without parents there is no Little Athletics. The help of all parents is not only greatly appreciated it is a requirement.  By registering your child as a member of this Club, you are committing yourself to assist the Club in whatever way you can to ensure an efficient running of the program.

Each week we need about 20-30 parents to help run the program. These parents are needed to perform tasks such as age managers, timekeeping, starting, canteen, BBQ etc. We also need parents to help with the setting up and packing away of equipment.

We will attempt to have an experienced official at each event, so no task will be given to any parent that they will not be able to complete with ease. We have found that it is more enjoyable to play an active role, rather than to merely be a spectator — this is how all of the centre officials originally started and the kids love to see Mum and Dad getting involved.

If you would be interested in being an age manager or assistant for your child's age group or helping with the canteen or BBQ, timekeeping or starting please let us know by emailing us at or see a committee member for more information.

Please come forward if we call for assistance. A lack of parent help at any event will put that event in danger of being cancelled and the athletes will be deprived of competing.

Please come forward and offer your assistance. It is the ONLY way we can continue to run our successful Little Athletics centre.




We share the AFL field at Nelson Bay, which is known as Dick Burwell Oval and is located at the Tomaree Sports Complex, Nelson Bay Road, Salamander Bay

Enter via the access road and veer to the right, the field and facilities will be on your right.

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