WA Little Athletics recognises and acknowledges the important contributions of people to our sport through a variety of special awards for athletes and volunteers.

The LAWA Awards and recognition Policy has been developed to ensure that volunteers and athletes are recognised in the best possible manner.

The full criteria which must be addressed when considering eligibility for all awards is contained in the policy. Awards Recognition Policy


Nominations are now open for a range of annual athlete and volunteer awards – read more here.

Closing date is Tuesday 11 February 2020.

All nominations should preferably be submitted by the Centre.  If you are a club or an individual member, please refer to your Centre.


Information about Coles Athlete and Volunteer of the Month Awards is also available here.


Congratulations to the recipients of the following volunteer awards which were presented at the LAWA State Conference on 4 August 2019:

LAWA Life Membership:

Robert (Bob) Chalmers – Rockingham LAC

Distinguished Merit Award:

Allan Kelly – Belmont LAC

Award of Merit:

Ian Bell – Kingsway LAC

Teresa Blackman – Melville LAC

Honour Certificate

Rebecca (Bec) Miller – Kingsway LAC

Official of the Year

Kylee McVee – Kingsway LAC


The following awards were presented at the 2019 State Track & Field Championships:

  • Athlete of the Year – one boy, one girls and runners up;
  • Doug Hancy Award and Runners up;
  • 11 year athlete participation medallion;
  • 10 and 20 year volunteer award.

Congratulations to the recipients of the following awards presented by the Centre:

  • 8 year athlete certificate;
  • 5 year volunteer certificate;
  • Junior Volunteer award;
  • Centre Administrator, Coach and Official of the Year.

Little Athletics Australia Roll of Excellence:

Little Athletics Australia call for nominations from State Associations on an annual basis for the Coles LAA Roll of Excellence.

Little Athletics Australia Roll of Excellence – visit LAA website.

LAWA Roll of Excellence Recipients


LAWA Roll of Achievers:

Little Athletics WA also recognises past members who have gone on to excel in their chosen field as an adult.  The LAWA Roll of Excellence was inaugurated in 2018 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Little Athletics in WA.

Roll of Achievers Recipients

Read more about the inaugural LAWA Roll of Achievers, presented at our 50th Anniversary function on 24 February 2018: