Benefits

As OneAthletics, Athletics Australia and Little Athletics Australia will become a unified organisation providing a clear and logical pathway for athletes, coaches and officials throughout their life in the sport.

Better use of resources

Organisational efficiencies

Improved administration

Easier transition from junior to senior athletics.

A unified commercial strategy to unlock greater partnership opportunities

One coaching and officials pathway

A sport that represents and connects to a much larger and more diverse community

Aligned strategic plans

Led by one board with collective goals and objectives.

ü  The strength of the Little Athletics product for 0-12yo will be retained with complementary offerings designed to leverage and strengthen the LA brand

ü  Connection of Little Athletics, as an iconic brand in primary schools, will be strengthened, with models developed to meet the needs of schools, including social, team and competition

ü  Best practice and exemplar centre/club delivery and developing genuine ways to share these with the broader athletics community

ü  Recognition that remote and rural communities have different challenges but also provide unique solutions

ü  Help clubs/centres to become more welcoming and inclusive – be open to all

ü  The delivery of athletics across centres/clubs/states standardised to deliver quality, broad and diverse experiences 

ü  Provide delivery models to assist athletics communities in producing consistent growth

ü  Standardise the delivery of athletics across centres, clubs and states to deliver quality, broad and diverse experiences 

ü  Vertical (performance) and horizontal (athletics for life) as a core construct, that connects and engages participants throughout their lives

ü  Provide opportunities for participants to develop friendships and connect to their community as a benefit of participating in athletics

ü  One aligned coaching pathway 

ü Systems and policies that achieve greater diversity in coaching

ü  Vertical and horizontal development pathways that deliver ongoing education and support for coaches at every level throughout their coaching career

ü  Recruitment of strong communicators with the right credentials to deliver courses

ü  Recruitment of young people into the volunteer workforce, increasing diversity including females

ü  Recognise and address the different needs and challenges across metro, regional and remote areas

ü  Deliver better experiences, including education for officials, through digital solutions

ü   Establish a centralised database

ü   Introduction of a vertical and horizontal pathway that delivers ongoing education and support for officials at every level throughout their officiating career

ü   Develop competition formats that utilise the skills and expertise of officials and volunteers more effectively

ü  Release of a whole of sport national competition calendar 2022-24 

ü  A joint competition delivery team that has the key task of developing aligned rules for the ‘Youth’ age groups at the national level

ü  Alignment of age groups and equipment specifications that provides clarity across the pathway

ü  Audit and understand the sport’s digital and data security risks and implement a mitigation strategy

ü  Development of a digital strategy that informs digital choices facing the sport for the next 7 to 10 years

ü  Athletics will interact with its ‘consumers’ in a modern way

ü  An ecosystem of service providers that ensures the quality delivered across its systems is consistent and sustainable

ü  Solve program and service delivery pain points for coaching, officiating, events and high performance