Our Club has established a comprehensive awards system that seeks to reward regular attendance at club and external competitions, individual improvement and outstanding achievement. These year-end awards include:
- Personal Best Awards
- Event Count Awards
- Club Championship Awards
- Club Records
- Age Champion Awards
- Perpetual Awards
- Athlete of the Year Awards
- Coaches Awards
Personal Best (PB) Awards
An integral part of our awards program, points are given every time an athlete equals a PB (100 points) or sets a new PB (200 points) at Club competitions and any other LANSW competition or championship. At Presentation Night, athletes are recognised as follows:
- Bronze Medal: 2000-2400 PB points
- Silver Medal: 2500-2900 PB points
- Gold Medal: 3000+ PB points
Event Count Awards
To encourage participation and recognise long term commitment to the Club, athletes are given 100 points for every event they participate in at Club training, Club competitions and any other LANSW competition or championship. Points are added to previous seasons’ event count points. At Presentation Night, athletes are recognised as follows:
- Bronze Medal: 200 Events (20,000 points)
- Silver Medal: 300 Events (30,000 points)
- Gold Medal: 400 Events (40,000 points)
- Plaque: 500 Events and 1000 Events (50,000/100,000 points)
Club Championships Awards
Once a season, the Club hosts the Club Championships. At this event, athletes in each age group compete against each other in a series of events. Points are given based on the athlete’s overall performance in accordance with LANSW’s multi-point score table which uses the State record as the top points benchmark (e.g., U12 girls discus throw of 12.4 metres = 652 points, 13.2 metres = 732 points, 15.5 metres =894 points, etc.). If an athlete does not compete in an event, they are not given any points for that event. Athletes are encouraged to participate in all events. At Presentation Night, the athlete with the highest overall point score in each age group is recognised with a Club Championships trophy.
Current club records are listed on the website and at the end of the blue handbook. Athletes who equal or break a Club record, whether at a Club competition or any other LANSW competition or championship, are given points that are added into some award categories. Athletes are given 2500 points for equalling a record and 5000 points for setting a new record. At Presentation Night, athletes are recognised for their Club Record with a plaque.
For every event completed at a Club competition or any other LANSW competition, athletes are given performance points based on LANSW’s multi-point score table which uses the State record as the top points benchmark (e.g., U12 girls discus throw of 12.4 metres = 652 points, 13.2 metres = 732 points, 15.5 metres =894 points, etc.). If an athlete does not compete in an event, they are not given any points for that event. Athletes are encouraged to participate in all events.
At the end of the season, the athletes’ performance points from all regular Friday night Club competitions (except Club Championships) and any other LANSW competitions and championships are added to the athletes’ overall PB points, event count points and record points from any Club competition and LANSW competition and championships. At Presentation Night, athletes with the highest number of points in each age group are recognised with an Age Champion trophy.
The Club also recognises significant achievement across each athletics discipline – sprints, throws, distance and jumps. For each discipline, performance points, PB points, event count points and records points from all Club competition nights and any LANSW competitions or championships are added together. In addition, points are awarded for medals received at certain LANSW championships as follows:
- Zone Championships: Bronze Medal 2500, Silver Medal 3750, Gold Medal 5000
- Region Championships: Bronze Medal 5000; Silver Medal 7500, Gold Medal 10,000
- State Championships: Bronze Medal 10,000, Silver Medal 15,000, Gold Medal 20,000.
At Presentation Night, the junior boy (U11 and under), junior girl (U11 and under), senior boy (U12+) and senior girl (U12+) with the highest amount of points in each discipline are recognised with trophies. Athletes can only win in one category.
Athlete of the Year
At Presentation Night, the one boy and one girl in the Club who accumulates the highest number of points overall (including PB points, event count points, records points, performance points and championships medals points) across all events in all competitions is recognised with an Athlete of the Year trophy. A runner-up award may be provided in the Committee’s sole discretion.
A limited number of coaches’ awards are given each year in the discretion of the coaches to athletes who have shown dedication to their training and individual improvement.