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Duke 4Sport

Athletics West is proud to support the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, a global youth development program empowering young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential. 


Athletics West affiliated Centres and Clubs can offer a range of diverse and enjoyable opportunities for Duke of Ed Participants across WA to complete their Physical Recreation, Skills and Voluntary Service sections at all levels of the Award.


"Athletics West is proud to partner with the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award to further our commitment to developing a stronger WA community. As a Duke 4Sport Partner, we are excited to provide young West Australians with the skills to find success on and off the track by removing barriers to participation and empowering young people from all backgrounds. We fully support the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award framework to develop and grow those on the Award's experiences and support in the development of their goals."


Our experienced and skilled members meet Working with Children Check requirements and are willing to be a Participant's Duke of Ed Assessor. 


Athletics West Duke of Edinburgh Award example activities


  time requirement time requirement time requirement
BRONZE                     3 months (1 hour per week) 3 months (1 hour per week) 3 months (1 hour per week)
Min age: 14* years old (max 24 years)

Coaching, Officiating,


Photography / videography

Social Media 


Coaching, Officiating,

track or field set up/pack down



Youth Committee member

Athletics training

Athletics competition

State competition/events

Athletics skills or transition clinics

SILVER  6 months* 6 months* 6 months*
Min age: 15* years old (max 24 years) as above as above as above
GOLD 12 months* 12 months* 12 months*
Min age: 16 years old (max 23 years) as above as above as above


*Age requirements

14* At Bronze level, if a person is aged 13 but part of a school year/peer group where the majority are 14 years or older that young person can start their Bronze Award with the rest of the group upon the approval of the Award Leader

15* If the young person is a direct entrant to Silver, they must be 15 years old to start the Award. A young person may commence Silver earlier than 15 years old if they have completed their Bronze Award upon the approval of the Award Leader


Benefits of the Award

Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, Award Participants:

  • Are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best
  • Learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices
  • Become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community
  • Make a real difference to society through their positive contributions and involvement
  • Learn to persevere and overcome barriers to success
  • Learn important life skills such as communication, resilience, leadership and teamwork, which increases their career opportunities
  • Participate in an international Award in which the value is recognised by employers and tertiary institutions


What does the Award involve?

The Award is open to young Australians aged 14 to 24, involving three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold, and four sections (five for gold) to be completed per level – Physical Recreation, Skills, Voluntary Service, Adventurous Journey, and Residential Project (Gold only).  Achieving an Award recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.

For more information about the Award, please visit  Duke of Edinburgh's International Award


Register for the Award

For information on how to commence your Award, please visit

Athletics West is a recognised Duke 4Sport Partner organisation. This meaning as a State Sport Association we can endorse assessment of participants completing sections of the award at our affiliate Centres and Clubs. 

Award Participants must first be registered with a recognised Awards Centre such as their school.  Find a WA Duke of Ed Award Centre 

Participants can then talk to someone at your local Little Athletics Centre or Senior Athletics Club about opportunities available to complete the Physical Recreation, Skills and/or Voluntary Service sections of your award. 


For Athletics West Centres and Clubs 


Attract and retain youth volunteers 

This is a great opportunity for Athletics West Centres and Clubs to support young athletes and local youth to try new skills and perhaps try volunteering by providing opportunities for Participants to complete their Physical Recreation, Skills and Voluntary Service sections of the Award.

Centres and Clubs can sign off on the Participant’s records to verify they have achieved the requirements of The Duke of Ed.  Information on how to do this will be provided by the Participant.

Benefits to Clubs

  • Support young athlete members to contribute to their community by volunteering
  • Attract new youth volunteers to your centre or club
  • Enable young athletes to try new skills 
  • Provide additional value to your young members by developing their teamwork, goal setting, perseverance and leadership skills.

For more information about the Award, please visit

How to register an Award Participant at your Centre or Club

Athletics West affiliate Centres and Clubs can now offer member athletes or local youth the chance to register interest as an Award Participant. 

Clubs must register this activity with Athletics West by completing a Duke of Edinburgh International Award Club Registration form.  

Complete one form per Award Participant for each mandatory section of their award they are looking to complete.

Any Centre or Club needing support on this process contact Athletics West on 08 6272 0480 or 



For Award Participants 

To complete your Physical Recreation, Skills and/or Voluntary Service sections with Athletics, first register to become an Award Participant with a Duke of Ed Award Centre, such as your school. Then speak to your local athletics Centre or Club to discuss activities to complete the mandatory sections. Then have your club contact complete a Club Registration Form (see above). 


If you have any questions about our network of clubs and or activities available please contact us on 08 6272 0480 or 


Duke of Edinburgh's International Award