Membership and Registration
Can I be a member of the UWA senior club and any Little A club?
Yes. Any athlete that is a member of a Little Athletics club can have a dual membership with a senior club.
To do this, firslty joing a little A club then simply go to our registration page and select Little Athletics Dual Membership as your membership open. This will allow you to compete at the weekly Athletics West Strive competitions - keeping in mind you will still need to register for the strive meet prior to entries closing for that week and pay the competition entry fee - this is on top of your membership fees.
Those athletes that are dual members must compete in the full UWA uniform at the strive competition, if you are a UWA little A member you can wear the UWA Little A uniform.
Uniforms for the senior club are available here and can be collected via arrangement.
Why are there different membership prices?
Membership is discounted for UWA students due to their existing affiliation with the University.
We also offer discounted membership for Little Athletics athletes to encourage the transition to senior athletics. This is the dual membership option.
Noting the the club does not offer training as part of their membership. Training is accessible via a club coach, of whom may charge fees.
How do I register with the club?
Visit the Register section of this page. Registrations open in October each year for the membership period 1 October - 30 September.
How much does it cost?
Visit our Membership page for information on different membership options and the relevant fees.
UWAAC also offers discounted memberships for UWA students - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your student number.
I am a beginner/non UWA student , can I join?
Most definitely. We would encourage new members to look at the coach’s available and contact them for further information. Information on club coach’s can be accessed here. We encourage all abilities to come and give it a try.
We would also encourage you join as a Community member. This membership is for individuals over the age of 17 who do not wish to compete in the Strive Program but still wish to be invovled in the club and compete at club run functions. This includes competing at club run meets as well as the member benefits. This is a great option if you are simply looking at competing at a more social level.
Can I train at McGillivray Oval?
Yes, however only during our the senior clubs booking times and only if you are a member of UWA Athletics club. You can view these by clicking here.
You are not permitted to train out side the club booking times. You are also not permitted to train in the lanes that are blocked off.
I am not a member of UWA Athletics club can I still train at McGillivray Oval?
However, you will need to be coached by a UWA coach and purchase a Training Access Membership. This provides access for non-UWAAC members to train at McGillivray Oval during club training times only and under a UWAAC coach. UWAAC are required to pay to book the training grounds for our training sessions, and as such ensure exclusive access for our members. We offer this membership as a courtesy to cater for athletes with an existing club relationship.
Does the club provide free training?
However, all of our coaches would be more than happy for you to contact them and to go and try a few sessions with their squads. Please keep in mind that squads train at different times and some coaches charge fees. We would ask that after a few training sessions of trying that you speak to the coach regarding payment. Click here for coach infomation.
What is Run club?
Our Run Leaders host a weekly run from the UWA Sports & Recreation Centre on the Crawley campus. All levels of fitness welcome – whether you’re wanting to get fit, burn off that exam stress or just simply have some company for a few kilometres, there’s a place for you! It is $10 to join. More information is availble by clicking here.
Do I have to wear a uniform?
Yes. All competing athletes of all clubs must wear their club uniform. This is a Athswest rule. For UWA this includes Blue bottoms (not black). Uniforms can be purchased via this link.
Competing athletes must also wear their competing number at each competition.
How often are competitions held?
The summer season runs from 1 October through to March/April and Competitions are in most cases held weekly.
Information on Strive competitions can be found on the Athletics West website, including the event calendar, Strive Rules & Regulations and Programs A, B, C and D.
Draft timetables for each competition will be available on the event registration portal. For each competition, athletes must register online for your events prior to the closing time (in most cases Wednesday at midnight) and a competition fee of $15 is payable per competition. If you have any issues registering, please contact the Athletics West office prior to entries closing.
Athletes must be at the start of their event 10 minutes prior.
For competition enquiries, please email email@example.com.
Are there Scholarships on offer?
Yes, please refer to the following page for details Scholarships - UWA Athletics Club (uwaac.com.au)