Queensland X-Ray have over 15 practices on Brisbane’s Southside alone – so we take a particular interest in the health and well-being of our surrounding communities.
Springwood Sharks Little Athletics Club has been operating for 30 years in the Logan area, south of Brisbane.
Originating in Victoria during the early 1960’s, little Athletics was developed for children too young for senior athletics.
Co-founder Alan Triscott’s idea in 1973, to bring Little Athletics to Queensland, began with several public meetings in Brisbane.
As a result of these meetings, Redcliffe Little Athletics was established. The Association has over 120 Centres located throughout Queensland.
Athletes participate in weekly competitions at their local Centre across a range of events.
The Little Athletics motto of ‘Family, Fun and Fitness’ highlights that it is a community activity involving the whole family on a weekly basis. Athletes are encouraged to improve their own performances, sportsmanship and social skills, throughout the season.
Each of the events offered is age appropriate according to motor development and a gradual process of skill learning, supported by the National Junior Sports Policy.
Springwood Sharks committee member and parent, Julia Godfrey elaborates on the great impact the club has on the community, “We draw from a large geographic area which includes a range of ethnicities and social-economic groups.
We have supported a number of high performing athletes who have gone on to perform at National competitions.
The Club aims to provide state of the art facilities, to support, educate and encourage athletes of all abilities to do their best. Queensland X-ray’s partnership has assisted us to this end by supporting the Club to purchase new high jump flop mats.
These will be used by 10 – 17 year old athletes and replaces mats which were deteriorating from years of use. Life Member, Deanna Price, thinks they are “like landing on a cloud”. The Club sincerely thanks Queensland X-Ray for their generosity.”
Visit springwoodsharks.org.au to find out more!