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EVENT OVERVIEW

More than 3,500 track and field athletes of all ages will compete in the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships, with the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre set to host the inaugural combined Junior and Open aged championships for able-bodied and para-athletes from 14 - 18 March, 2018.

Set to span an impressive eight days, the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships will be the largest annual athletics event in Australia and the Oceania-Pacific region in terms of sporting endeavour, participation, whole-of-sport engagement and celebration.

REGISTRATIONS

Athletes whose nominations have been approved for the Queensland Team to compete at the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney must register and pay the Team Levy of $150. All approved nominations will appear on the team list. Only those who appear on the team list may register.

Athletes are not confirmed members of the team until they have completed this registration form.

The Team Levy includes:

- Team Selection
- Team Administration Costs
- Team Management Services; Queensland Athletics will be providing an experienced management team of managers to assist with athlete management throughout the championships
- Access to three physiotherapists

Event entry for these championships is $30 per event (*$30 per event additional charge for late entries)

ATHLETE CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

Nominations

If you believe you have qualified for the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships then we strongly encourage you to nominate for the Queensland Team.

There is no cost to nominate and it only takes a few minutes. Nominations close at 9:00am on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Queensland Athletics will notify nominees of the success of their nomination on a weekly basis from January, 2018. A Team List will also be updated on this page on a weekly basis. If your name does not appear on the team list and your nomination has been approved please contact the QA Office. 

Final team nominations list will be finalised on Thursday 1st March following the close of nominations. 

Please note that athletes selected in the Queensland Team will not have their place in the team officially confirmed until the eligibility requirements have been met and team registration and payment has been completed by the due date.

Nominate Here

Accommodation

Accommodation packages are available. The  package is for a minimum of 2 nights and costs $390 ($195 per each additional night).

Athletes are not required to stay with the Team.  Packages are only available for athletes under 18 years of age as at 18 March 2018, who are traveling to Sydney unaccompanied. The accommodation package includes accommodation (twin share), breakfast and transport between Sydney Airport, Team hotel and SOPAC. Athletes who choose to stay with the team must make arrangements to find transport to Sydney Airport and must also inform Queensland Athletics of their travel details in writing.

Please note that Queensland Athletics does NOT book flights for athletes. Athletes are required to book their own flights. Athletes are not required to stay in Sydney for the entire championships; athletes may stay in Sydney for their event competition days only if they choose.

To book accommodation with Team Management or to find out more, Email Us.

Selection Policy

AM I ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible for selection athletes must be a current member of Queensland Athletics and a minimum of 12 years of age as at the 31 December 2018. Athletes are also required to compete in the Queensland Junior Athletics Championships (22 - 25 February 2018), and at least one other QA competition during the 2017-2018 QA Summer Series#

HOW DO I QUALIFY?
To qualify to compete in the Australian Athletics Championships athletes must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • Place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in: 
    • Queensland Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships (12 -15 October 2017)
    • Queensland Junior Athletics Championships (22 - 25 February 2018)*

  • Place 1st or 2nd in:
    • Athletics North Queensland Track & Field Championships (22 - 24 September 2017)*^

  • Any athlete that achieves the entry standard is eligible for selection *pending nomination

Entry StandardsImportant Notes on Selection


# Athletes that live further than 200 km from the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, or who have extenuating circumstances, may apply to the Queensland Athletics CEO for an exception. Athletes registered with ANQ are not required to compete in the Queensland Junior Athletics Championships.

* Due to the year change athletes will compete up in the next age division – i.e. if athletes qualified in U15 they will compete in U16 at the Australian Junior Championships.

^eligibility restricted to registered ANQ athletes only

Team Managers



Important Dates

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th September: ANQ Track & Field Championships

Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th October: Queensland Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships (Australian All Schools Selection Meet)

Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th February: Queensland Junior Athletics Championships

Wednesday 28th February: 9am Athlete Nominations Close

Thursday 14th - Sunday 18th March: Australian Junior Athletics Championships

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Contact Us

Have a question? Contact us below:

 

Email: info@qldathletics.org.au

Tel: 07 3343 0900

 

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