Little Athletics Start up

Little Athletics is a non-school based program that teaches and encourages children aged 6-16 to participate in athletics based activities such as running and long jump.  The desire to bring Little Athletics to the City of Busselton was born out of the desire to promote physical activity to young people and decrease the travel time to access these services for local residents (given the closest site in Bunbury, 60+km away).     No other bodies, including Little Athletics Australia were running with this initiative, so Apex Busselton approached Little Athletics to set up a training base in Busselton.   Logistically the main barriers were determining a site and locating a WA Little Athletics (WALA) trained coach of which WALA had no record of in the local area.    After weeks of social media promotion and liaising with local high schools, Apex was able to locate a WALA trained coach who had just moved to the area (how fortunate!) and provided WALA with numerous site locations. WALA have since entered negotiations to create a Busselton Little Athletics which is due to launch in October this year.