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Currently Athletics West has three recognised forms of WA State Records:

  1. State records - Only registered Athletics West athletes may claim at any sanctioned competition (in the world) – but must be registered as an athlete with AW.
  2. All Comers’ records - Any athlete who competes at any sanctioned Athletics West competition in WA is eligible
  3. Little Athletics records - Any Little Athletics member who competes at State events

To maintain the historic intent and integrity of the division between records, an athlete must have resided in Western Australia for a minimum of 6 months and declare Western Australia as their 'home state' to be eligible for a WA State Record. Athletes who represent other Australian States are only eligible for All Comers Records. Discretion may be applied for athletes living interstate or overseas for study or training purposes.

WA State and Allcomers Records  WA State Little Athletics Records  Little Athletics Country Championship Records

If a record is broken during competition, it is the responsibility of the competitor concerned to obtain a record form from the TIC desk. The relevant information and signatures must be obtained immediately and the form then handed to the registrar/ Athletics West office within 14 days. If the above procedure is not followed then the performance may not be recognised as a record. 

The athlete's birth certificate must be produced within 7 days of claiming an age record if not previously registered with Athletics West.

WA State Record Claim Form

Implements used in Record

The Referee (official) of the event is to impound after the end of the event and hand to the Technical Manager or Chief Judge the implements and measuring equipment used, after which a certificate will be forwarded to the Records Officer to certify correctness. 


Underage Records/Championship events

For the purpose of underage records and championship meets, athletes ages are calculated according to calendar year. (i.e.. in 2016 if you turn 13 before December 31 2016 you will compete in U14. In 2017, if you are 14 before December 31 2017, you will be an U15 athlete.)

Athletes wishing to attempt a Track Record must advise the Track Referee so the correct number of watches are used as a back up for the electronic timing. 

Unless the required number of qualified officials are on site it is not possible for records to be allowed. 

Records for events of 400m or less shall only be granted if electronically timed. Hand times are acceptable for 800m or longer. 

Performances in solo or mixed (gender&/or age) events are valid for WA State records. 


World Athletics Shoe Rule

Please note the World Athletics Shoe Rule applies to Under 20 and Open State Records. Athletes must verify their footwear to the Track Referee immediately after the record-breaking performance. Failure to do so may result in the record not being recognised. The Record Claim form includes Shoe Approval, which will require verification by the Referee.