The University of the Sunshine Coast Little Athletics Centre (USCLAC) was formed in 2007 as the vision of Trevor Dryden & John Dighton and we commenced competition on Friday 26th October 2007. Our first season saw 187 registered athletes and since then we have continued to grow to now be one of the largest Little Athletics Centres in Queensland.

USCLAC is a centre that is truly committed to the Little Athletics mantra of Family, Fun and Fitness. Little Athletics can be the “foundation for all sports.” Lots of sports use the skills developed at Little Athletics and every year around 95,000 boys and girls enjoy being part of the Little A’s family. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our family at USCLAC.

Our Leadership Group

At USCLAC we have a passionate and dedicated group who have volunteered to be part of our Leadership Group. The members of our Leadership Group are elected at the Annual General Meeting. Our Leadership Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The members of our Leadership Group are:

Melissa Hepworth-Smith

Centre Manager

Kim Hepworth

Assistant Centre Manager

Merrilee Nunn


Ross Hepworth


Adam McGill; Shannon Hempsted

Program Managers

Kim Hepworth


Kath Leishman

Results & Recording Officer

David Posselt

Marketing & Communications Officer

Melissa Hepworth-Smith

Competitions Officer

Yarna Hempsted

Officials Officer

Jason Stoker; Lionel Wooton-McDonald

Equipment Officers

Elisha Hondroudakis


Nick Bennett


Kerry Strijdom

Canteen Officer

Linda Wheeler

Medical & First Aid Officer

Victoria Wallace

Victoria Wallace

Tracy McGill; Richard Jennings

Various Roles
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