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Peak athletics bodies to consider merger (2 May 2013)

Posted: 6 May 2013

Following is an interesting article from the Athletics Australia web-site:

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Athletics Australia (AA) and Little Athletics Australia (LAA) announced today that they have commenced a review into a potential merger of AA and LAA.

AA is the National Sporting Organisation recognised by the ASC for the sport of athletics in Australia.

LAA is the national community organisation responsible for athletics programs for Australian children and youth between five and 17 years old.

Little Athletics is one of the best-known junior sports brands in Australia, with a participation base of over 100,000. It is a self-funding organisation and receives no direct Commonwealth Government financial assistance.

AA and LAA have had in place a joint venture since 2011 to progress initiatives for the common benefit of the sport, recognising the large overlap in their markets.

A merger would fully unify the governance and administration of athletics in Australia, making its governance structure consistent with other major Australian sports.

As LAA is currently ineligible for Commonwealth Government funding, it would qualify athletics for eligibility for additional annual participation funding from the ASC. While athletics currently ranks 4th amongst Australian sports in annual ASC Australia's Winning Edge high performance funding ($6.57 million in 2013-14), it ranks onlky 23rd in ASC participation funding ($0.3 million in 2013-14).

The ASC would support a merger with a one-off investment of $2 million in recognition of the integration costs that would be incurred and opportunities for new investment that may be opened up for the sport through a combined entity. This is in addition to the Australia's Winning Edge investment commitments announced last week.

The ASC, AA and LAA have established a working party to evaluate a potential merger. This review will consider, amongst other things, the benefits and costs of a merger compared to other potential future governance structures for Australian athletics, including the status quo, taking into account the changing marketplace in Australian sport.

By undertaking this review process, AA and LAA are not committing to a merger and any future changes recommended by the working party will be subject to ratification by both organisations' member associations.

The review process will take approximately six weeks and an announcement on the conclusions of this review will be made by 30 June this year.

As the Australian Government's peak sports agency, the ASC has publicly stated its desire to improve governance in sports and it will work collaboratively with LAA and AA in this process.

TTGAC: Financial Statements in support of AGM this Saturday at 4pm Bulkana Oval Clubrooms (3 April 2013)

Posted: 5 April 2013

Dear Member,

Please find attached the following files:

  • AGM 2013 Balance Sheet as of 31st March 2013;
  • AGM 2013 Income and Expenditure (1st April 2012 - 31st March 2013);
  •  AGM 2012 Minutes (232 KB)

Petra Wiesner

TTGAC CMC Secretary

Webmaster Note: Our website policy precludes public disclosure of financial information. If you are a member and did not receive the files via email then please contact a committee member.

Adelaide Track Classic 2013

Posted: 11 February 2013


The Adelaide Track Classic is on Saturday 16 February 2013 at Santos Stadium.

See our elite track and field athletes in action. Visit the Athletics SA website for more details.

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek..

Title: Gabriel Cole at the London 2012 Paralympics

Posted: 28 August 2012

Club member Gabriel Cole will compete in the 2012 London Paralympics in the 4x100m relay and the 100m sprint on the 5th and 6th of September respectively (T46 category). We wish him well.

For more on the London 2012 Paralympics Athletics Schedule visit the Official Site.