Hobart Districts was formed in 1978 and is the second oldest Little Athletics centre in Southern Tasmania. During our 40 years of existence we have been able to provide family based Little Athletics" opportunities to literally thousands of 5 to 15 year olds in the greater Hobart area. Some of these children have gone on to make a name for themselves in either senior athletics or other sports - think Lewis Powell,Lauren Jauncey, Brody Holland or Peter Street to name a few - but the greater majority have received their benefits from the friends they have made whilst they were with us, the fun that they have had and the family experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

Hobart Districts operates out of John Turnbull Oval, which is kindly supplied and maintained by Hobart City Council for a nominal fee. We expect and appreciate your co-operation to ensure all its facilities are well looked after. This includes the adjoining toilet and change-room areas, which are our responsibility during Little Athletics meets.

During Little Athletics season 2003/2004, Hobart Districts officially adopted the Centre name "The Redbacks" and is now known as "The Home of the Redbacks". We encourage all our Little Athletes to support this development and have introduced warm-up tops and bucket hats featuring the Redback logo which are available for you to purchase in both adult and children's sizes. We encourage you to make these part of your Centre uniform and wear them both to competition days and beyond to help promote your Centre.

Hobart Districts has a number of key goals which we focus on throughout the season. These are:

  • The provision of family-focussed Little Athletics opportunities for 3 to 15 year olds in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Tasmanian Little Athletics Association.
  • Maintaining an emphasis on ongoing participation and enjoyment.
  • Making active efforts to help children attain personal improvement.
  • Maximising parental involvement.
  • Optimising safety at all times.
  • Having fun!

We pride ourselves on being a family friendly centre and will work hard to ensure that you remain with us for many seasons to come.

Contact Details
Postal Address: PO Box 194, New Town Plaza, Tasmania 7008
eMail Address: info@hobartdistricts.asn.au