The PDSSSC gives all students the access to their level of competition for athletics.

Every school has its own athletics carnival as an annual event in some form. These cater for the serious athletes and a wide and varied type of program is offered at each school. This annual event is a great opportunity for each school community to get together and develop school spirit by participation by all. Please check with your own school for details of this event. Para Athlete events are held at each level for all ages.

Athletics Overview

PDSSSC Athletics Championships

Schools can select winners from their own carnival or athletes who are competitive in time or distance to compete at the the PDSSSC Athletics event which is held in August each year at Sydney Olympic Park.

In 2023, the PDSSSC Athletics Championships will be held on Monday, 28th August.

There are events for all ages from 12 to 17+ for boys and girls.

Track events in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 1500m walk  for all age groups.

Field events for each age group - Discus, Shot Put, High Jump, Long Jump and 12-15 and 16-19 Triple Jump. Javelin will be held as an Open event, for a few selected athletes from schools.

In addition, there are 4x100m relays for 12/13, 14/15 and 16/17+ age divisions. Ages are determined by age turned this year.

For 2023 - 12 years - born in 2011, 13 - born in 2010 etc

The first placed athlete from each event, excluding relays (first 2 in the 100m, 200m, 12-14 and
15-19 1500m Walks events) progress to the NSWCCC Carnival, if their times and/or distances are competitive.

Javelin will be held from 7.40 - 8.25am for selected competitors ONLY. These competitors have had their distances verified through outside athletics meets or school carnivals. The winner of the javelin events will progress to the NSWCCC Carnival, if their distances are competitive.

Hurdles will not be held at PDSSSC. Times will need to be submitted for entry into hurdles events for the NSWCCC Athletics Carnival. Submit your times through your school sports coordinator.

In 2023, the PDSSSC Athletics Championships will be held on Monday 28th August.

Here attached is the Draft Program and Information for the 2019 PDSSSC Athletics Championships. This will be updated closer to this year's event. This years event schedule is the same as the one advertised below.

PDSSSC Athletics Track Events
PDSSSC Field Event Schedule
Draft 2019 PDSSSC Athletics Field events
Draft 2019 PDSSSC Athletics Track events

Draft 2019 PDSSSC Athletics Information

NSWCCC Athletics Championships

The winners from the Diocesan Carnival then go on to represent the Parramatta Diocese at the NSWCCC Carnival which is held in September each year at Sydney Olympic Athletic Centre, Homebush, if their times and/or distances are competitive.

The events are the same as the PDSSSC Carnival for all ages.

The NSWCCC Athletics Championships will be held on Monday September 11th, 2023.

NSWCCC Athletics Program of events and current records

2019 NSWCCC Athletics Seating Plan

NSW All Schools Athletics

The NSW All Schools Athletics Championships are held each year at Homebush. Participation in this event is by individual entry. Information will be sent to all schools for this event as it draws close each year.

In 2022, the NSW All Schools Athletics Championships MAY be held on Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th September, Monday 25th September and Tuesday 26th September, 2023 - to be confirmed. This competition is open to all students in NSW and there is no qualification through other school carnivals. All athletes must enter online by the entry form available through NSW Athletics. These dates are TBC.

Entries close 9am Wednesday, 6th September, 2023 - to be confirmed.

A team is selected from this event to participate in the Athletics Australia All Schools Championships.

For 2023, the Athletics Australia All Schools Championships will be held at a venue and date to be advised.

Entry Information

Entries close 9am Wednesday, 6th September 2023 - to be confirmed.

 Athletes can enter the NSW All Schools by following the information given in the link below.