update 17/06/19


17/06/19 EDLA Update

Cross Country & Walks Championships

Hello EDLA Families,

We hope your winter sports and activities are going well.

State Cross Country Championships
Entries are open for State Cross Country Championships to be held at Carisbrooke on 21st of July 2019.
Athletes must have competed in three Cross Country meets to be eligible to participate.

There are four metropolitan events remaining before the Champs - see upcoming events

Winter Cross Country and Race Walking season well underway
Winter Season Registration is available for those who did not register for the Summer Season
(If you registered for the Summer Track and Field season, you are still registered for Winter events)

There have been a couple event since our last update.
On the Monday of the long weekend Adelaide Harriers hosted their event in the South Parklands, and Enfield hosted their event at St Albans Reserve yesterday.
Racewalking was also held in the parklands on Saturday too.
Enfield's recently had an upgrade to their facility where their sprint track, and jumps run ups are now rubber - just like Mile End.  It looks very impressive.
Season results for Cross Country and Walks can be found here and here.

This weekend's Cross Country is hosted by Barossa Valley at Bethany Reserve.
An iconic, true cross country race venue which has kept the same course format going for decades.  
Pack a spare pair of shoes as there are a couple creek crossings and roast some marshmallows on the open fire afterwards.
Parents, be sure to pack your runners too.  This event has the biggest field of Mum's and Dad's racing for the season.  It will be worth your while for a lazy one kilometre trott.  1km course strava segment 

Upcoming Events -
Barossa Valley Cross Country - Sunday 23rd June Bethany Reserve
Race Walk Meet 4 - Saturday 29th June Adelaide Parklands
Mid Coast Cross Country - Sunday 30th June Tatachilla Lutheran College
Hallett Cove & Reynella Cross Country - Sunday 7th July Reynella East College
State Race Walk Champs - Saturday 13th July Adelaide Parklands
Tea Tree Gully Cross Country - Sunday 14th July Bulkana Oval Banksia Park
State Cross Country Championships - Sunday 21st July Carisbrooke Park Salisbury Park

EDLA Committee

Winter Training

After a short break our senior coaches, Debbie and Rick, are ready to get back to training.


Winter training for senior athletes will commence on Tuesday 4 June. Any EDLA athlete currently registered for the 2018/19 season in U12 – U17 is welcome to attend winter training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-6.30pm.


Training for U6-U11 athletes will commence in Spring, including for those athletes moving in to U12 next season.


Please contact Juliette Allen at coach1@edla.com.au if you have any questions.

State Team Representatives

Our EDLA athletes heading to Hobart for the Little Athletics Nationals this weekend. Good luck.

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Winter Cross Country & Race Walk Season

Winter Cross Country & Race Walking Season is here.

Cross Country

Race Walking


Register for Winter Season here if you did not enter for Summer Season

News - 05/12/18 Relay Day Results


Relay Day Results



Three in a Row

Congratulations to all the athletes who partook in the 2018 State Relay Championships on Sunday 2nd December. It was fantastic to see the cup come back home to EDLA.

Final results saw EDLA win by an impressive 42 points. 
Eastern Districts 193
Western Athletics 151
Tea Tree Gully 151

Eastern districts made the finals in every age group from U9-U17 and medaled in 21 out of 34 relay races. We also had an impressive 12 field relay teams with 4 teams medaling on the day.

Welcome to Eastern Districts Little Athletics Centre

Summer Track and Field has finished for the 2018 / 2019 Season.

Our next Summer Season will resume around October 2019

Eastern Districts Little Athletics Club hosts a uniquely Australian sport for children aged 3-17 years. As the name suggests, it is based on the sport of athletics (track and field) and the events are specially modified to suit the ages and abilities of children. A wide range of running, jumping, throwing and walking events are conducted.

Little Athletics recognises that children vary widely in shape, size and athletic ability, and is thus one of few sports that successfully caters to them all. Each year across South Australia, approximately 6,000 boys and girls enjoy the activities that Little Athletics has to offer.

'Little Aths', as it is affectionately referred to by those who enjoy it, is not really about winning, but about having fun, making friends and getting families involved in healthy activities. Given this emphasis, it is little surprise then that the motto of Little Athletics is 'Family, Fun, and Fitness'.

Please see the News section for all centre updates - Our Track & Field Season runs from September until the end of March each year, with home meets being held on Sunday mornings at Webb Oval, Glenunga. 

Current Joining Fees and Training Times are posted in our FAQ'S tab if you would like to become a member for the Cross Country portion of the season which runs from May until the end of July. These meets are held at different centres around Adelaide.

Why not do a  'COME & TRY' visit with your children before joining!

Summer Track and Field Season is over for 2018 /2019

Between October - March at any of our Sunday Home Meets

Atheletes are entitled to two free "Come & Try" visits before requiring to register

Next Summer Sunday Home Meet Sunday October 2019


Winter Cross Country & Race Walking Season is here.

Cross Country

Race Walking

Register for Winter Season here if you did not enter for Summer Season


Each age group Chaperone must record Athletes results weekly, by 8am on Tuesday

Please go to the Results tab to view the full instructions

New Members Questions

To email our new member secretary, if you have any questions about joining our centre, click on the button below.

Before you email please make sure to look at the FAQs tab on this site, which will have answers to a lot of your questions.