Our Mt Gravatt Centre is in the South East Region and participates in the Regional Relays and Regional Championships against the following centres in our region: Redlands, Wynnum, Balmoral, Beenleigh, Browns Plains, Jimboomba, Springwood, Sunnybank and Algester. All ages have the opportunity to compete at SAF at least once during the season.
Eligibility for nomination to Regional Championships (and State Championships) includes a requirement of prior participation in not less than four (4) centre level meetings, unless the Committee of Management of the nominating centre considers that extenuating circumstances exist.
Regional Relays (November)
After nominations have closed, ALL children are organised into teams to compete in events chosen from: 4 x 70m, 4 x 100m, Swedish or Medley relayv(4 in each team); long jump, high jump, shot put and discus (team up in pairs). We encourage ALL children – irrespective of ability- to nominate for our only TEAM competition of the year in the U/7 to U/17 age groups.
Teams that come 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Regional Relays compete in the State Relays against teams from other regions throughout Queensland, (U/7s and U/8s do not progress to the State Relays).
LAQ Winter, Spring and Summer Carnivals
All information regarding these Carnivals can be found on the LAQ website and in our weekly emails as they get closer.
LAQ Combined Event
All information regarding these Carnivals can be found on the LAQ website and in our weekly emails as they get closer. U15 athletes who compete at this event in the Pentathlon have the opportunity to be selected for the QLD State Team.
Regional Championships (February)
Children in all age groups, U/7 to U/17 may nominate in upto and including FIVE events. The first FOUR place-getters in finals in age groups U/9 to U/17 will proceed on to the State Championships. This is a two-day competition held on a weekend in February. U/7 and U/8 are eligible to compete but do not progress to the State Championships.
Qualifiers from each region compete against each other, many coming from all parts of Queensland. Medals are awarded to the place-getters in each event.
Australian Team Championships
Based on the State Championships, a team of athletes is selected from the Under 13 age group to represent Queensland, held in a different capital city every year. To be eligible an athlete must have met the eligiblity critera to compete at Regional and State Champtionships.