Welcome to Rochester Little Athletics Centre Inc.

Welcome to Rochester Little Athletics Centre.  We are a family oriented and operated program where athletes compete weekly with their friends, learning many different disciplines of athletics. Our club is committed to developing children of all abilities by promoting positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle through family and community involvement.

Rochester Little Athletics was founded in 1994 and is a modified children's athletic program for athletes aged 5yo-16yo. Our motto is "Family, Fun & Fitness". We welcome children with a disability and from migrant backgrounds. We have successfully catered to a wide variety of needs for the past 29 years. Our approach has been to fully integrate children's participation without the need for separation wherever possible.

Little Athletics is a family activity, parents are encouraged to participate by acting as helpers to make the competition run smoothly, we wouldn't be able to operate without your support.

Rochester Little Athletics is held on a Friday night from October to February/March at the Windridge Oval, Reserve Road, Rochester from 5.45pm to 8pm. 

Please note athletes must be a minimum of 5 years of age before 31st December 2023 in order to register.



After having to cancel the 2022/23 season due to the devatating floods, we are happy to announce that Rochester Little Athletics will be back up and running for the 2023/24 season. We are so excited to welcome back all past and new members and their families. We are hoping this season to be our biggest yet!

The 2023/24 season starts with our Come and Try nights on Friday 6th and 13th of October 2023. This will give the oppotunity for the athletes to be involved in all events and have the ability to practice and enhance their skills. On these nights, while the athletes are involved in the events, parents will have the opportunity to learn more about little athletics, purchase uniforms and ask any questions relevant about the upcomig season. 

Our competition meets will run from Friday October 20th to February 16th 2024, breaking for the Christmas school holidays. We will have a presentation night to follow in March.

Our start time will be 5.30pm warm up, starting events at 5.45pm with an approx finish time of 8pm.

All children must be registered through LAVic as a registered member or trial athlete to participate.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Please see below for further details.

Registration Costs & Details

2023/24 FEES

Our fees are $90 per athlete.

Please note the breakdown of our Athletic Fees:

$89 of the above fee price goes directly straight to Little Athletics Victoria. This means that $1 of this goes back into the club to help pay for the running costs of the season. 

Due to the recent floods, and getting the season back up and running after being cancelled in the 2022/23 Season, we have wanted to make it as affordable as possible for our families. 

Thanks to generous donations from various local organisations, we are able to do this! All families who register (and pay in full) will be reinbursed early in the season, in the form of RBN (Rochester Business Network) vouchers. The vouchers will be equivalent to a substantial portion of the membership fees paid. 


Are you a returning member? 

If you are a returning member, you should/ will have received an email from Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic). If you haven't please contact us via our email: rochester@lavic.com.au. 

All returning members will need to register through their Game Day membership Portal at https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=login&OrgID=1370


Are you a New Member?

If you are wanting to sign your child up for Little Athletics for the 2023/2024 Season at our club, please use the below link to do so and select Rochester Little Athletics Centre as your Centre and Club. 



If you are still unsure whether your child will enjoy Little Athletics and what it has to offer please register for the TRIAL ATHLETE OFFER. See below

As a new meber you are entitled to two FREE trialist days within a 28 day period as a 'Trialist Athlete Offer'. After this period expires or you have completed your two free trials, you will be required to register as a full member to continue participating in little athletics. 

The trial athlete offer is available to children:

  • That have not previously registered as Competitive Members of any Little Athletics Member Association; and
  • Who are 5 years of age or older, and who are 16 years of age or younger at the end of the calendar year in which the summer season commences.

The conditions of the trial athlete offer are:

  • The opportunity to trial Little Athletics at a Centre of choice on 2 competition days;
  • Trials are to be completed within a 28 day period, commencing on a date agreed with by the host Centre. Note: For Trial Athletes registered prior to the commencement of the track & field season at the nominated Centre, the trial period will commence from the date of the first Centre track & field competition of the season, unless mutually agreed otherwise with the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the Trial Athlete.
  • Trials are conducted free of charge;
  • Events trialled will be determined by the host Centre;
  • Trial Athletes may attend sanctioned Centre training activities by agreement with the host Centre during the term of the Trial Athlete Offer.
  •  Competition days participated in as a Trial Athlete can be claimed towards qualification for Region and State competition only if the individual has registered as a full financial LAVic Competitive Member in their correct age group by the closing day and time for entries for the competition.  
  • Trial Athletes are fully covered by the national insurance program entered into by Little Athletics Australia Ltd (‘LAA’) for the 28-day period of the Trial Athlete Offer
  • A Trial Athlete can register as a full financial LAVic Competitive Member at any time.

The Trial Athlete offer is not:

  • For returning to Little Athletics members. 
  • Returning members are required to renew their registration using the above link. 

All new members please register at https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=38938&OrgID=1370

TRIAL ATHLETE POLICY for more information  https://lavic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Trial-Athlete-Policy-August-2022-v1.3.pdf


What age does an athlete need to be to register?

Athletes must be a minimum of 5 years of age before or on December 31st 2023 in order to register.  Check out the Age Calculator on LAVIC's website http://lavic.com.au/membership/new-member/age-calculator/


2023/24 Handbook

Please view the handbook here

The handbook provides all information reagrding athletics at Rochester Little Athletics Centre.