Club Rules


1. Swearing and displays of bad sportsmanship are not permitted.

2. The walking tracks and rainforest area surrounding the oval are out of bounds to all children. The rainforest contains many STINGERS.

3. Athletes and parents must check that the track is clear prior to crossing

4. Athletes and parents must walk behind throwing circles. Shots and discuses are lethal weapons.

5. The javelin area is out of bounds to all except for those competing and officials.

6. Use of any of the equipment without authorisation by a responsible adult is not permitted.

7. Athletes and parents must check long and triple jump runways before walking across them. If they are in use, please walk behind competitors.

8. Hurdles are designed to fall in one direction only. Never run or walk back the wrong way over hurdles. They will not tip and may cause injury.

9. Hats are encouraged to be worn at all times except when athletes are competing

10.Shoes MUST be worn for all events (Refer to footwear for further information)

11.Smoking is not permitted on the oval. (Refer to QLAA no smoking policy)


Code of Behaviour


  • A child’s basic training in good sportsmanship comes from the home!!

  • If children are interested, encourage them to participate. However, if your child is not willing do not force them to continue in a particular event.

  • Focus upon your child’s efforts and performance rather then the overall outcome of the event. This assists your child in setting realistic goals related to their ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.

  • Teach your child that honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each competition is accepted without undue disappointment.

  • Encourage your child to always participate according to the rules.

  • Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing.

  • Remember children are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment.

  • Remember that children learn best by example and applaud good performances by all athletes.

  • If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question the official’s judgement and honesty in public. Most officials give their time and effort for your child’s involvement.

  • Support efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child.