The sport of Athletics is delivered by two different state bodies in NSW: Little Athletics NSW delivers athletics from Tiny Tots to U17 and Athletics NSW delivers athletics for athletes aged 10 and above.
When registered with us, you are a member of Canterbury Little Athletics Centre and we are affiliated with Little Athletics NSW. In great news for the 2022-23 season and beyond, Canterbury Little Athletics Centre is now also affiliated with Athletics NSW as Canterbury Athletics Club. We will transition to our new name of Canterbury Athletics Club for our Little Athletics activities from next season.
Little Athletics members who are aged 10 and above have the opportunity to register with a Canterbury Athletics Club as a Dual Member. Athletics NSW provides this membership free of charge to encourage a transition along the athletics pathway from Little Athletics into senior athletics.
Therefore, a Dual Membership with Athletics NSW simply means that you are a member of a Little Athletics NSW Centre and a member of an Athletics NSW club, of which Canterbury is both.
As part of your registration with Little Athletics, you may have selected a tick box that indicated that you are interested in becoming a Dual Member. This does not make you a Dual Member – you need to complete the Canterbury Athletics Club registration process.
Athletes of all ages are welcome to register as a member of Canterbury Athletics Club with Open, Concession, Dual and Community memberships offered. Due to our Athletics NSW affiliation being confirmed so close to the start of our Little Athletics season, our seniors activities will be rolled out as time permits. At this stage, we are offering training opportunities for senior athletes – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on seniors training. Competition opportunities can be accessed through Athletics NSW and their clubs.
What does Dual Membership entitle the athlete to?
Being a dual member provides the athlete with access to Athletics NSW and Athletics Australia Sanctioned competitions plus Athletics NSW Club Competitions. View the Athletics NSW calendar of events here.
The Athletics NSW 2022/23 Season runs from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.
How do I know if my child is eligible for a dual membership with Athletics NSW?
All Canterbury Little Athletics members aged 10 and above are eligible to join Canterbury Athletics Club as a Dual Member. A separate registration process needs to be completed for this membership to be activated. Register here.
PLEASE NOTE that the age group is not U10’s as per Little Athletics. You must be turning 10 by the 31st December 2022 to have a dual membership.
This is my first time registering my child as a Dual Athlete – what is the process to register?
A link will be added to this page once live which will take you to our Canterbury Athletics Club registration page.
Once there, you’ll select ‘Register’ as a member. You’ll then be asked:
If you were previously registered with another Athletics NSW club, PLEASE SELECT RETURNING MEMBER. After this, simply follow the prompts and fill out the relevant information and you’re done!
My child/I have been a member in a previous season with another club. What is the process to register with Canterbury Athletics Club for this season?
The process to renew your registration is exactly the same as above but you select ‘Renew’ instead of register, even though your membership was with a different club.
What memberships are available?
Community Membership ($65)
Our best value for money membership with access to all Athletics NSW & RunNSW community & club-level events (including but not limited to Community Track events and Athletics NSW affiliated club events). As with all our memberships, Community members receive Personal Injury Insurance under the National Insurance Scheme, providing you with the peace of mind that you’re covered when participating in and training for our sport.
Dual Membership ($0)
This membership is exclusively for athletes aged 10-17 years who are registered with Canterbury Little Athletics Centre. The Dual Membership offering is Athletics NSW’s way of assisting young athletes, parents and Little Athletics Centres with this transition and athletes progress through the many opportunities and pathways that our wonderful sport has to offer.
Concession Membership (for athletes aged 10-19 years who aren’t members of Canterbury Little Athletics Centre, and for those who hold a government issued Concession Card). This membership gives you access to All Athletics NSW Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze events through out the year, including winter events. Further details can be found on the Athletics NSW events page
Open Membership ($175)
The Open Membership, for athletes aged 20 years and older also gives access to all Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze events through out the year, including winter events. Further details can be found on the Athletics NSW events page
NSW Official and club volunteer (FREE)
Our Official and Club Volunteer members – the bedrock of our sport that we simply could not function without. We encourage all club volunteers to register for this membership.
What about Uniforms and Bibs?
As Canterbury Little Athletics Centre is affiliated as Canterbury Athletics Club with Athletics NSW, all members must wear their full Canterbury Little Athletics Centre uniform at Athletics NSW competitions. There are no registration number bibs for Athletics NSW events. Senior athletes can purchase their uniforms here: https://canterbury-little-athletics.square.site/
What happens now?
That’s it! After you’ve registered successfully as a member with Canterbury Athletics Club, you’ll be sent email communications about all the event opportunities coming up for your child/ren to participate in and be eligible to enter into your first Athletics NSW event.
If you have any questions regarding your Canterbury Athletics Club/Athletics NSW membership, please email Amy at email@example.com.