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 Life Members
Adam McGill (2019)
Ross Hepworth (2021)
Melissa Hepworth Smith (2023)

Our Leadership Group

At USCLAC we have a passionate and dedicated group who have volunteered to be part of our Leadership Group. This group of parents and family are there every Friday to help your little athletes compete and have fun and if you would like to contribute please come and see one of these people.

Our Leadership Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. 

The members of our Leadership Group are:

Melissa Hepworth-Smith

Centre Manager


Assistant Centre Manager

Cathy Swan


Ross Hepworth


Damien Swan

Program Manager

Ross Hepworth


Piotr Leracz

Results & Recording Manager

Jade McBurney

Marketing & Communications Officer

Melissa Hepworth-Smith

Competitions Officer

Theo Shemansky
Steve Cloete

Timing & Results Managers

Jason Stoker
Greg Hill
Justin Walker

Equipment Officers

Merrilee Gill


Nick Bennett
Damien Swan
Greg Hill


Lyndall Dixon and Robyn Hepworth

Canteen Officer


Medical & First Aid Officer

Janelle Champion
Marissa Hahn

Officials Officers
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