State Challenge & State Individual Championships

These two State Competitions are the main events on the Little Athletics SA competition calendar. The State Challenge is a great opportunity for athletes who have not quite qualified for event’s in the SIC’s to compete in a Championship styled competition at the SA Athletics Stadium, whilst the SIC’s is the pinnacle competition that athletes strive for to compete against the best of the best from around the state.

This year, the qualifying process has changed for both competitions. Please view the Qualification Guide to find out more! To nominate for these competition’s, athletes must meet certain qualifying criteria and achieve a “quota” for the SIC’s. A quota is a fixed number of athletes that will be able to be entered into each event.

Athletes can nominate in up to five (5) events between the two competitions. Depending on their qualification status and quota positions, some of those events may be in the State Individuals and some may be in the State Challenge – they are guaranteed a place in each event they nominate for in one of the Competitions.