Code of Conduct and Alcohol Policy

Little Athletics NSW believes that young people involved in sport have a right to participate in a safe and supportive environment. Over-zealous parents and adults, and ill-tempered, disrespectful athletes, sometimes need to be reminded of appropriate standards of behaviour for Little Athletics.

Little Athletics is a community activity, which utilises athletics to help foster the development of Australia’s children, and as such, endorses and applies the following Codes of Conduct.

The privilege of membership with the Little Athletics NSW (LANSW) may be withdrawn where it is determined that a person’s conduct is inconsistent with the mission of LANSW and in clear breach of the Codes of Conduct.




These Behavioural Guidelines aim to give everyone a guide to what is expected of them if they are part of Little Athletics, be it participating, volunteering or standing on the sideline cheering for their child, relative or friend. The guidelines set down what is an acceptable standard of conduct and behaviour and reflect the principles upon which Little Athletics is based.

Acceptance of, and compliance with these guidelines will ensure that Little Athletes will develop good sporting behaviours and be an enjoyable sporting experience, encouraging them to remain involved in sport or otherwise be active throughout their lives.

We ask that everyone take the time to read the guidelines and make a personal commitment to always behave in accordance with the principles contained therein.



LANSW has set guidelines regarding entry to any LANSW or club event or facility. Below is a link to the LANSW website regarding these guidelines.




Little Athletics NSW is aware that alcohol, when misused, can cause harm to the drinker and others. This Alcohol Policy has been adopted to reduce the risks and avoid potential problems.

For the purpose of this policy, “activity” includes competitions, carnivals, championships, coaching events/activities, education clinics and school events/activities. It does not include social activities conducted away from competition or coaching venues.

Little Athletics NSW has a zero tolerance on the consumption of alcohol during any sanctioned event. There will be no sale or consumption of alcohol during the conduct of any Little Athletics activity.

The consumption of alcohol during competitions or activities shall be deemed a breach of the Little Athletics NSW Code of Behaviour and subject to disciplinary action by the Little Athletics NSW Board of Management.

Where alcohol is consumed at a Little Athletics function, the following measures will be taken:

  • Alcohol will not be served to minors
  • Alcohol will not be served to any person who is intoxicated
  • Low alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks will be available
  • Food options will be available when alcohol is served
  • Persons who have been drinking will be encouraged to use safe transport options
Anyone wishing to discuss any aspect of this policy is invited to contact the Little Athletics Chief Executive Officer by phone on 02 9633 4511 or by mail to Locked Bag 85, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.