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2022-23 Trial Athlete Offer


  • The Little Athletics Victoria Summer season (Track & Field) runs from Sep - Oct 2022 until the end of February 2023. You are encouraged to contact the Centre you are wishing to trial at, to clarify on their start / end date and any special instructions relating to trialing.
  • The delivery of Little Athletics activities are subject to the State Government COVID restrictions in place at any given time.
  • Athletes wishing to trial after February 19th 2023 are encouraged to contact their proposed Centre direct to confirm whether a trial is still available and viable for the current season, you will then be instructed on how to submit a trial application (if still possible for the current summer season)

What is the Trial Athlete Offer?

The Trial Athlete Offer is available to children:

  • that have not previously registered as Competitive Members of any Little Athletics Member Association; and
  • who are 5 years of age or older, and who are 16 years of age or younger at the end of the calendar year in which the summer season commences.

The conditions of the Trial Athlete Offer are:

  • The opportunity to trial Little Athletics at a Centre of choice on 2 competition days;
  • Trials are to be completed within a 28 day period, commencing on a date agreed with by the host Centre. Note: For Trial Athletes registered prior to the commencement of the track & field season at the nominated Centre, the trial period will commence from the date of the first Centre track & field competition of the season, unless mutually agreed otherwise with the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the Trial Athlete.
  • Trials are conducted free of charge;
  • Events trialled will be determined by the host Centre;
  • Trial Athletes may attend sanctioned Centre training activities by agreement with the host Centre during the term of the Trial Athlete Offer.
  •  Competition days participated in as a Trial Athlete can be claimed towards qualification for Region and State competition only if the individual has registered as a full financial LAVic Competitive Member in their correct age group by the closing day and time for entries for the competition.  
  • Trial Athletes are fully covered by the national insurance program entered into by Little Athletics Australia Ltd (‘LAA’) for the 28-day period of the Trial Athlete Offer
  • A Trial Athlete can register as a full financial LAVic Competitive Member at any time.

The Trial Athlete offer is not:

  • For returning to Little Athletics members. 
  • Returning members, returning members are required to renew their registration here(Summer registrations close for Season 22/23 on March 5th 11.59pm)

Further information

  • The ‘Find a Centre’ function, located in the horizontal menu above, this will enable you to search for your preferred/ Little Athletics Centre. To view the Trial Athlete Policy, click HERE.
  • To determine your child's correct age group for the new 22/23 season, view the ‘Age Group Table – Season 22/23’ chart in the horizontal menu.