An announcement from Athletics Australia.
Over the past 12 months the Member Associations of Athletics Australia have completed a review of the AA Schools Knockout competition with the assistance of schools across Australia.
School Knockout has been a successful product that has attracted the support of over 500 schools each year. The Knockout program was developed as a team and performance-based carnival that encouraged schools to participate and perform as a team.
While there is no doubt Knockout has been a successful program, the introduction of Nitro Athletics provided a new platform to continue to encourage participation in a team-based competition with some fun and varied athletic events.
The NITRO strategy has been applied during the review of Schools Knockout and the Nitro Schools Challenge remains authentic to the objectives of Schools Knockout. It is still a team-based event with increased team sizes in each Division with a simple scoring platform that focuses on the collective performance of the team. Like Nitro we have introduced some new team events and incorporated some team strategy options which we believe will make the event exciting and fun.
For more information: Nitro Schools Challenge Information