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Centre Resources

This area is for Centre and club committees.

Centre & Club affiliation:

All Centres must affiliate with Athletics West annually.  Little Athletics Clubs affiliate to their Centre and forward a copy to Athletics West.

Affiliation forms for 2020/21 season are now available:

Athletics West – Centre and club affiliation form (Opens in Word)

Athletics West – Centre and club affiliation form (PDF)

Committee Contact Form 2020-21 (Excel)

Committee Contact Form 20-21 (PDF)

Please complete and forward to Athletics West by Monday 17 August 2020.  (Affiliation must be submitted before opening registrations for the new season).

Working With Children & Child Safeguarding requirements:

Athletics West are committed to support our Member Centres and Clubs to provide child safe environments for all members and to ensure that safeguarding and child protection strategies are adhered to.  To this end, all Centres and clubs are required to adhere to requirements under the Working With Children Act and child safeguarding requirements as outlined by Athletics West.  Please click here for more information.

EFT payments:

  • West Australian Little Athletics Inc.
  • BSB: 016 460
  • Account No: 1800 20331

Centres and clubs who have any questions or require additional support are encouraged to contact Athletics West Member Services:

Email or phone 6272 0480.

The efficient management of a Centre/Club is crucial in ensuring your members feel a part of a well run sporting organisation.

This section provides guidance on a range of different categories that all need to come together to be successful.  Some information is specific to Little Athletics WA, but also included are links to the Department of Sport’s “Every Club Hub” which is comprehensive online resource offering instant access to up to date support, resources and guidance. A range of other external links are also included which we hope you find helpful in running your Centre or Club.

Club Health Check

The Club Health Check is the first step in growing your club and helping to make it sustainable.  The  Check looks at a number of factors that are crucial to success, and combines these results to build an overall picture of the way your club carries out its operations.

Visit SportAus to start your Club Health Check.


Click on the links in the menu to access the following:

Know your community

  • Know your community
  • Engaging with other groups in your community
  • Connecting with Schools
  • Promoting your Centre or club in your community


  • Roles & responsibilities,
  • Meeting Guidelines,
  • Finances,
  • Registrars


  • Constitution
  • Member Protection,
  • Complaints
  • Planning & Development
  • Risk
  • Codes of Conduct

Managing Conflict at your Club – from Play by the Rules

Volunteer Management

Diversity & Inclusion

  • How to be inclusive
  • Know your community

Child protection & Safeguarding

  • Working with Children Checks
  • Police Checks

Healthy Centre


More Links:


Every Club Hub

Club help

Department of Sport Training Calendar

Our Community


Play by the Rules – Making Sport Inclusive, safe and fair.

Sport Aus

True sport Supports clubs to promote and explain the core values of sport

Changing the Game

Troy Kirkham conference presentation – Innovative and Inclusive Youth Retention Strategies for Junior Sport,

Kim Mickle & Amanda Murphy – Resilience and Failure.


Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray has launched the new Every Club Hub which is a one-stop-shop for sporting clubs and their volunteers. The Every Club Hub is a comprehensive online resource offering access to up to date support, resources and guidance.


True Sport’s eight values should be part of everyday life both on and off the field.
By embracing these values clubs, participants and officials can work together
to create fun, fair and safe environments for one and all to participate in sporting activities.


If you require further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact LAWA Member Services Staff.