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There are a range of athletics competitions and programs available for schools and their students, including:

  • Nitro Schools Challenge (formerly Schools Knockout Championships)
  • WA All Schools Championships
  • Australian All Schools Championships
  • Sporting Schools - IAAF Kids' Athletics and Active Aths programs (Term 4 closing 30th of August)

The 2019 Coles Nitro Schools Challenge provides schools throughout Western Australia with the opportunity to enter teams of students in an exciting new athletics format. Top placed teams will then be eligible to represent their schools at the Coles National Nitro Schools Final, to be held in Perth on December 9th. The Nitro Schools Challenge is a modified athletics carnival featuring shorter and faster races, relays, and a powerplay system to make the competition more exciting for both competitors and spectators.

When: Tuesday 3 September 2019
Time: 3:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: WA Athletics Stadium, Mt Claremont

For further information including entry details, visit the Nitro Schools Challenge Page.




The 2019 WA All Schools Championships is the premier event for school athletics competition in the State. School-aged participants (born 2002-2007) of any level have the opportunity to run, jump, throw or walk in a range of events and compete against their peers from ALL SCHOOLS!

The event is also the selection trial for the Australian All Schools Championships, which will be held in Perth this year, giving WA athletes a home-ground advantage for the national event!

Dates: 1-3 November 2019

We encourage schools to support the 2019 WA All Schools Championships by promoting the event and encouraging student participation. We have provided the below assets to assist in facilitating this promotion:

A3 Poster Download the poster to promote the WA All Schools Championships in common areas and noticeboards around the school. 

A5 Flyer - Download the flyer or request hard copies from Athletics WA

Social Media Download images here to share on your school's social media accounts.

Newsletter - Add some information to your school's next newsletter. Suggested text: "Students are invited to compete in athletics events and represent [your school] at the WA All School Championships from the 1st-3rd of November. Compete against students from all schools in your age group across a range of track and field events and for your chance to be selected in the WA State Team for the Australian All Schools Championships, to be held in Perth this December. Visit for further information."


Date: Friday 6 - Sunday 8 December, 2019
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Visit our event hub for further information.


Term 4 Sporting Schools Funding is now open! Primary and Secondary schools, we encourage you to select Athletics as your sport of choice for Term 4 to have an Athletics Australia accredited coach attend your school to conduct an IAAF Kids’ Athletics (Primary School) or Active Aths Program (Secondary School). For more information visit the Athletics Australia website or Sporting Schools website.

Get in quick as funding applications for Term 4 opens on 19 August and closes on 30 August 2019 (8pm).