LAQ conducts the following representative carnivals. Please check our events calendar or LAQ website for carnival dates, nomination deadlines and downloadable nomination forms.
Regional Championships: Under 7 to Under 17
This competition is for individual athletes registered in the under 7 to under 17 age groups. Athletes may nominate in their favourite events (maximum of 5 events) competing against athletes from centres in our Region. Athletes finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th, in the under 9 - 17 age group are automatically eligible to compete at State Championships Athletes compete against athletes in other Sunshine Coast Region Centres, which are Caloundra, Maleny, Maroochy, Nambour, South Burnett, Glasshouse Mountains, Noosa , Gympie, University, Caboolture and Deception Bay.
Our Centre encourages all athletes to nominate and compete against other children within the Region.
Placing in the first three at Regionals in the Under 9 to Under 17 age groups entitles the athlete to compete at the LAQ State Championships, they will also receive medals on the day.
Under 7 and 8 athletes compete at this level and no further. They do however receive Participation medals on the day.
State Championships: Under 9 to Under 17
Athletes qualifying for State championships compete against athletes from all Regions in the state with the first three placegetters receiving medals. Athletes in the under 13 and under 15 age group are eligible for state team selection.
Regional Relays: Under 7 - Under 17
The Centre will select teams for both track and field events to compete against other Centres from our Region. This is an exciting day with all Centres striving to win the Regional Shield. Teams for track events have 4 members while field teams have 2 members. At Regional Relays each athlete competes in his/her field event they have nominated for. If three athletes have been nominated from one centre for an event, the two athletes from that centre with the highest jump/throw is added together to gain a placing. Track athletes nominate and compete as a team of four.
If the team is placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd they may nominate for State Relays.
Under 7 and 8 athletes compete at this level and no further.
State Relays: Under 9 to Under 17
Teams finishing in 1st, 2nd, 3rd place at Regional Relays qualify to compete in the State Relay Championships against Centres from all over Queensland. This is one of the LAQ’s most exciting meetings.
Under 7 and under 8 age group do not compete at State Relays.
During the season the Association will be holding a number of events for the different age groups. These are great days for those athletes who love that extra bit of competition. These are usually:
Junior Carnival: Under 7 to Under 11
Any athlete in the under 7 to under 11 age groups are eligible to nominate and compete in this carnival. This is a great day for young athletes to compete against other state athletes in their age group. This carnival is held in Brisbane on a tartan track.
Senior Carnival: Under 12 to Under 15
This carnival, like the Junior Carnival is held in Brisbane on a tartan track. There are no qualifying standards.
State Pentathlon: Under 9 to Under 15
The Pentathlon is run in conjunction with the junior and senior carnival and entry to this multi events competition is open to all registered athletes in the under 9 to under 17 age groups. Athletes compete in five events and points are allocated according to the level of performance in each event.
Please check our event calendar to see when these will be held this season.