Some of Australia’s best young athletes competed in the NSW Combined High Schools Sports Association Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park last week. The three-day competition ended last Friday and showcased 2,750 students with the best athletic talent on offer in government secondary schools across NSW, including multi-class events for students with disabilities.
SYDNEY Olympic Park Athletic Centre will host the 2018 Australian Junior Athletics Championships on March 14-18, 2018.
Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres, says the national competition will attract more than 2,300 junior athletes, 400 officials and coaches and over 150 elite athletes from around Australia and the world.
"The NSW Government is proud to be supporting the next generation of sporting talent and facilitating high performance pathways for young athletes," Mr Ayres said.
"We are delighted to host next year's championships and offer junior athletes the opportunity to compete at a world class Olympic venue.
"The five-day program will also include a Grand Prix meeting, featuring some of the country's elite adult track and field athletes.
"This event will no doubt whet the appetite of many athletics fans, as it is the final competition opportunity for more than 150 Australian and international athletes in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, allowing spectators to see high quality competition up close."
Off the track, there will be an extensive program of participation events and recreation activities, allowing the community to get active throughout the championships.
"For spectators, community members and local athletes alike there will be various events for all ages and abilities during the week, along with opportunities to meet elite athletes," Mr Ayres said.