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IAAF Kids’ Athletics and Active Aths in Sporting Schools


Sporting Schools is a $200 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools to increase children's participation in sport, and to connect them with community sporting opportunities.

Athletics Australia is delighted to offer its Sporting Schools programs as an introduction to team-based activities, in an age appropriate format focused on fun and keeping kids moving. The focus of the program is on skill development, building a generation of active, healthy, sport loving children whilst most importantly having fun.


Athletics Australia offers flexible primary school and secondary school programs to meet the individual needs of schools. 

Primary School Program

IAAF Kids’ Athletics is a highly engaging participation based program delivered in three skill levels – beginner (Prep – Grade 2), intermediate (Grade 3 – 4) and advanced (Grade 5 – 6) - to cover all age groups at primary school. The program is fully aligned with all relevant school curriculum competencies. There are resources available for teachers delivering the programs including a manual for each skill level.

Secondary School Program

The Active Aths program is designed for secondary school students in Year 7 and 8 to develop their competence and capability to confidently engage in sport and a healthy lifestyle. The focus is on fun, fitness and increased competence rather than gaining sport specific skills. Engaging all participants with a variety of basic athletics movements of run, jump and throw through team based activities.

Click here to book a program for your school. 

For more information on these programs please contact Athletics Australia via

Want to run, jump, and throw faster, higher and further?

Children who have enjoyed the IAAF Kids’ Athletics and Active Aths programs in school can keep running, jumping and throwing by joining a Little Athletics Australia centre or an Athletics Australia club.

See it in Action

Athletics Australia
Athletics House
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park  VIC 3206

P +61 3 8646 4550
F +61 3 8646 4560