Zone Carnival – Region/State Progression Pathway

The Zone carnival is the major event for the North East Metro Zone held every season.  Five Little Athletics Centres contest the Zone Carnival:

  • Mosman
  • Manly Warringah
  • Ku-Ring-Gai
  • Northern Districts
  • Hornsby

The 2018 North East Metro Zone Championships will be held on 30 November, 1 and 2 December 2018 at the Sydney Academy of Sport Athletic Centre at Narrabeen.

The Zone Championship is open to all U7 to U17 athletes, but athletes must complete a nomination form if they wish to be considered for any event.

Parent Duty

These carnivals are run entirely by volunteers and cannot operate without parent support.  As a result, when you enter your child into the carnival, you are also signing up to 3 hours of parent duty during the carnival.  Any parent unable to do the parent duty should not submit a nomination for entry for their child.

Who can compete and in what events

  • The Zone is open to all athletes aged from U7 to U17
  • U7 to U12 may participate in a maximum of 4 events each, with a maximum of 4 participants from each Centre in any one event.
  • U13 to U17 may participate in up to 6 events each, with unlimited entry from each Centre in each event.

Selection criteria

Historically, most athletes have been able to compete in the majority of events that they nominate.  This is changing, however, as we get more members wanting to participate in these carnivals.  Unlike other Centres, we still have a system where athletes are able to nominate their desired events (most others are selected by the Committee, with no input or preference nominated by the athlete).

We are restricted, however, by the number of athletes per Centre per event.  In the U7 to U12 age groups, this is limited to 4.  In the case where more than 4 athletes nominate for the event, preference will be given to the best performing athletes at Competition nights.

Final selection will be decided by the MLAC Championships Committee.

Championship progression pathway

Zone to Region:

  • Only U8 to U17 can progress to the regional carnival from zone
  • U7’s receive medals at zone, but cannot progress
  • Top 6 placegetters in every event at Zone will qualify to compete at Region
  • The next best 4 results from the Zones within our Region will also qualify
  • The Region Championship this season will be held on 9 and 10 February 2019 venue TBC

Region to State:

  • Only U9 to U17 can progress to the State Championships
  • The top 2 placegetters from each Region, plus the next 8 best results across all Regions will qualify to compete at the State Championships
  • The State Championships this season will be held from 15 to 17 March  2019 at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, Homebush. Please CLICK HERE to read and download all information required for Regionals

Uniforms at Championships

Every athlete competes in full Mosman uniform with all patches.  These include:

  • This season’s Registration number on the front
  • Age patch on the left leg
  • Red Coles patch on the right shoulder

All borders on each of the patches must be showing.  Please pay careful attention to the placement of these patches as can be seen in the photos on our “Uniforms” page  – here.


  • Competitors up to and including U10 age group ARE NOT PERMITTED to wear spike shoes in any event
  • Competitors in the U11‐U17 age groups may wear spike shoes in events run entirely in lanes, long jump, triple jump, high jump and javelin.
  • Competitors in the U13-U17 age groups may wear spike shoes in all of the events listed above as well as events not run entirely within lanes, except walks.
  • If skins or similar compression garments are worn under the Centre uniform please ensure no logo is visible.