2017 NSW Junior & Youth Championships
Friday February 3rd - Sunday February 5th 2017
These events are permitted by Athletics Australia (AA). An AA permit allows athletes to qualify for international events and break state and/ or national records.
Athletes must be registered with an Athletics NSW affiliated club for the 201/17 season and be between the ages of 12 and 19 years inclusive i.e. born between 1998 and 2005 inclusive. If you are not currently registered with a club you can register online here.
The NSW Junior & Youth Championships events will be conducted in the Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, Under 17, Under 18 and Under 20 age group, with age groups determined by age of the athlete on the 31st December 2017. For example, if an athlete is 2002 born, and therefore 15 years old on the 31st December 2017, he will be competing in the Under 16 age group. Para events will be offered in the U16 and U20 age groups only.
Registered Athletics NSW club members must wear their correct club uniform. Athletes must have their Athletics NSW 2016/17 registration numbers attached on the front and back (except in pole vault and high jump events).
Entries have closed. If you wish to apply for a late entry at $35 each (for track only), send an email to Brent Hayward with your request. firstname.lastname@example.org
Spectators will be required to pay gate entry: Adults - $7.00 per person per day and U18’s - $4.00 per person per day. Three day passes are available.
Timetable and Startlists
Click here for the final startlists (updated 01.02.16)
Click here for the final timetable, version 2.0. There were some small changes made to reflect the finals that will be held during the Sydney Invitational and to 3000m start times.
Please note the Under 14 men's discus will be competing at the warmup track.
Athlete Information Pack (uploaded 31.01.2017)
U20 5000m Races:
The male and female U20 5000m championship will be included in the NSW 5000m Championships on Saturday February 18, 2017. There will be no separate races for U20 athletes. All races will be open seeded races and U20 placing's will be based on finishing times of those eligible. Medal presentation will be conducted at the conclusion of the A race.
Late entries are not guaranteed and are only accepted on the approval of the Athletics NSW Competition Manager or Technical Delegate. Athletics NSW reserves the right to refuse late entries. No field event late entries will be accepted. If a track late entry is accepted, it will cost $35 per event and must be lodged 90 minutes prior to the start of the event on the official late entry form.
On the Day Check-in
Athletes must report to Athlete Check-In at least 60 minutes before the start of each of their events to confirm their entry. Failure to check in may results in the athlete being scratched from the event. Athletes are encouraged to check-in at the commencement of each day for all of their events for that day.
In all field events, except for the high jump and pole vault, each athlete in the U17, U18, and U20 age groups will be allowed three attempts and the eight athletes with the best valid performances will be allowed a further three attempts. Each athlete in the U14, U15, and U16 age groups will be allowed three attempts and the eight athletes with the best valid performances will be allowed a further single attempt.
Para athletes in the U16 age group will be allowed four attempts in all field events. Para athletes in the U20 age group will be allowed 6 attempts.
Click here to view the competition rules.
Please note there are age restrictions on certain events. An athlete 13 years or younger must not compete in the 5000m, 200m hurdles, 400m hurdles, steeplechase or 5000m walk. Athletes 15 years or younger must not compete in the 400m hurdles.
Qualifying for the 2017 Australian Junior Championships
Please visit go to www.nswathletics.org.au/Competitions/NSW-State-Teams for all the information regarding qualifying and entering the 2017 Australian Junior Championships.
Live results will be available throughout the competition. Click here to go to the live results site. Collated results will be published on the results page here.
The Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre
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