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IAAF Kids Athletics and Active Aths in Sporting Schools

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | alinta



Sporting Schools is a $160 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools to increase children's participation in sport, and to connect them with community sporting opportunities.

Athletics Australia is delighted to offer its Sporting Schools programs as an introduction to team-based activities, in an age appropriate format focused on fun and keeping kids moving. The focus of the program is on skill development, building a generation of active, healthy, sport loving children whilst most importantly having fun.


Athletics Australia offers flexible primary school and secondary school programs to meet the individual needs of schools. 

Primary School Program

IAAF Kids’ Athletics is a highly engaging participation based program delivered in three skill levels – beginner (Prep – Grade 2), intermediate (Grade 3 – 4) and advanced (Grade 5 – 6) - to cover all age groups at primary school. The program is fully aligned with all relevant school curriculum competencies. There are resources available for teachers delivering the programs including a manual for each skill level.

Secondary School Program

The Active Aths program is designed for secondary school students in Year 7 and 8 to develop their competence and capability to confidently engage in sport and a healthy lifestyle. The focus is on fun, fitness and increased competence rather than gaining sport specific skills. Engaging all participants with a variety of basic athletics movements of run, jump and throw through team based activities.

Click here to book a program for your school. 

For more information on these programs please contact Athletics Australia via
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Athletics Tasmania
G.P.O. Box 2051 Hobart Tasmania 7001

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