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2018 NSW Junior Athletics Championships

SOPAC, 9th - 11th February 2018

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Wednesday, 12 July 2017/Categories: ANSW Events

Event date: 9/02/2018 - 12/02/2018 Export event


Update: Due to weather conditions, a number of events have been postponed until Saturday. Please find below a timetable for these events. 

Click here for the updated timetable of postponed events. 

Any athlete looking to qualify for the Australian Junior Championships, who were affected by the postponement of events, will be provided with an exemption and not be required to compete, in order to obtain selection. 

Any walk athlete in the U14, U15 and U16 events, unable to compete at the rescheduled time of 9:30pm Friday, will be allowed to compete at 9am Sunday. Medals for these events will be awarded at the completion of the Championships and mailed to the winning athletes. 


Friday February 9th - Sunday February 11th 2018

Competition Status

These events are permitted by Athletics Australia (AA). An AA permit allows athletes to qualify for international events and break state and/ or national records.



Athletes must be registered with an Athletics NSW affiliated club for the 2017/18 season and be between the ages of 12 and 19 years inclusive i.e. born between 1999 and 2006 inclusive. If you are not currently registered with a club you can register online here.


Age Groups

The NSW Junior & Youth Championships events will be conducted in the Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, Under 17, Under 18 and Under 20 age group, with age groups determined by age of the athlete on the 31st December 2018. For example, if an athlete is 2003 born, and therefore 15 years old on the 31st December 2018, he will be competing in the Under 16 age group. Para events will be offered in the U16 and U20 age groups only.


Registered Athletics NSW club members must wear their correct club uniform. Athletes must have their Athletics NSW 2017/18 registration numbers attached on the front and back (except in pole vault and high jump events).

Late entries have now closed. No additional entries will be considered.


Entry List

final entry list of athletes is available here. (updated 9th February, 2018)


If there are any issues, please contact the office on (02) 9746 1122.


Gate Entry


Spectators will be required to pay gate entry: Adults - $7.00 per person per day. U18 and Concession - $4.00 per person per day. Three day passes are available for $12 for adults and $8 for U18's and concession. 




Click here for a copy of the final timetable (updated 4:40pm, 7th February 2018).


Late Entry


On the day entries will not be accepted under any circumstance. 

On the Day Check-in

Athletes must report to Athlete Check-In at least 60 minutes before the start of each of their events to confirm their entry. Failure to check in may results in the athlete being scratched from the event. Athletes are encouraged to check-in at the commencement of each day for all of their events for that day.

Field Events

In all field events, except for the high jump and pole vault, each athlete in the U17, U18, and U20 age groups will be allowed three attempts and the eight athletes with the best valid performances will be allowed a further three attempts. Each athlete in the U14, U15, and U16 age groups will be allowed three attempts and the eight athletes with the best valid performances will be allowed a further single attempt.


Para athletes in the U16 age group will be allowed four attempts in all field events. Para athletes in the U20 age group will be allowed 6 attempts.



Click here to view the competition rules.

Please note there are age restrictions on certain events.  An athlete 13 years or younger must not compete in the 5000m, 400m hurdles, steeplechase or 5000m walk.  Athletes 15 years or younger must not compete in the 400m hurdles.



Qualifying for the 2018 Australian Junior Championships

Please visit go to for all the information regarding qualifying and entering the 2018 Australian Junior Championships.




Live results will be available throughout the competition. Click here to go to the live results site. Collated results will be published on the results page here.




The Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre

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