• Remember children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage children to participate. DO NOT force them.
  • Focus on the child’s best efforts and performances,( i.e. personal bests), rather than winning or losing
  • Encourage children to always play by the rules.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making mistakes or losing at an event.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good efforts be all athletes.
  • If  you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate  channel. Do not question the official's judgment and honesty in public.  Remember that most officials give their time and effort for your child  to compete.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from all sporting activities.
  • Please remember that it is the parent helpers that are the team leaders.  Without your help, the children, YOUR CHILDREN, cannot compete.
  • We are always on the lookout for team leaders, time keepers and help in the canteen.

Athletics is a great individual and group activity, where the aim is to do the absolute best you can.

Gympie Amateur Athletics Club is for athletes of all ages.


Gympie Amateur Athletics Club