Athletics Western Australia will host two national athletics events in Perth this December, with the support of the State Government, through Tourism Western Australia.
The Australian All Schools Championships (AASC) will see hundreds of the best high school athletes travel to Perth to compete for the title of national champion. The Championships are the pinnacle of school-aged athletics competition nation-wide and will be held at the WA Athletics Stadium from 6-8th of December 2019. Students can enter their State All Schools Championships (1st-3rd of November for WA students) to compete against their peers in track and field events and contest a position in the State Team for the AASC.
The Coles Nitro Schools National Final was a great success in its inaugural year in 2018, having replaced the Schools Knockout competition with a new and exciting format. The team-based competition will take place on the 9th of December and will see the top performing schools compete against each other across a mixture of new and traditional events. The concept was created by Athletics Australia with World Record Holder Usain Bolt, who competed in the thrilling event at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium in 2017.
Whilst the two national events provide Western Australian athletes with a home-ground advantage when they represent their school and state, the events also offer a great opportunity for interstate and international visitors to experience all that Perth and Western Australia has to offer.
With just four months to go, Athletics WA have launched a new hub for event and travel information. The website provides valuable information for competitors, spectators, officials, coaches and staff, on the events, related news and tourism and travel opportunities.
Registration for the WA All Schools Championships will open in early October and is open to all students (born during or between 2002-2007). Students can enter the WA All Schools Championships directly through Athletics WA, where they will have the opportunity to qualify for the WA State Team to compete at the AASC here in Perth.
Athletics WA encourage West Australian Schools to enter teams and compete at the WA Nitro Schools Challenge, held on 3rd September to qualify for the CNSNF.