Coles Partnership

Little Athletics Australia is proud to have Coles as our major partner.

Since our partnership with Coles began in September 2017, Coles has donated over 3.7 million bananas to Little Athletics Centres across Australia and $2 million worth of sports equipment to 421 Little Athletics centres through the Coles Little Athletics Community Fund.

To find out more about our partnership with Coles and the benefits to athletes and centres, click on the links below or visit

Coles Little Athletics Community Fund

From high jump mats and long jump sand to printers, trolleys and gazebos, Coles has donated over $2 million worth of equipment to 421 Little Athletics Centres across Australia since November 2018.

Funds for the grants are raised through the sale of specially-marked Little Athletics Australia chiller bags designed by Aussie kids. For every bag sold, 25 cents is directed to the Coles Little Athletics Community Fund.

In 2022, Coles will also donate 10 cents of every kilogram of Cavendish bananas sold at a Coles supermarkets in Australia, from 27 April 2022 to 3 May 2022 to the Coles Little Athletics Community Fund. *Final donation amount is capped at $150,000. This is to celebrate National Banana Day which takes place on Sunday 1 May, 2022.

Round 6 applications have been announced  here and Round 7 will open in 2022.

To find out more about the Coles Community fund visit for details.

Banana Donations

Since September 2017, Coles has donated over 3.7 million bananas to help little athletes run, jump, throw and grow.

Around 450 Little Athletics Centres across Australia have benefited from Coles banana donations and we are delighted that Coles will continue to donate to centres and at state and national events this season.


Coles Community Round

Coles Community Round is a celebration of the Coles Little Athletics partnership at Little Athletics centres across Australia. Little Athletics centres are encouraged to host a Coles Community Round event as part of their normal weekly centre meet during the 10 day period.

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Coles Little Athlete of the Year Competition

The Coles Little Athlete the Year award program recognises athletes that demonstrate sporting values such as sportsmanship, leadership, commitment and health.

The competition is open to all registered little athletes and nominations can be made by centres, volunteers and parents.

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Coles store engagement

The Coles local community program supports schools, clubs, groups and charities through fundraisers, raffles, community days and other activities.  If your Little Athletics centre is seeking further support or wants to find out how your local store can help, please complete the application form below and return it to your local store manager.

Download application form (PDF, 209kb) or email for information.

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Coles marketing support

Centres will be provided an update on resources to promote the Coles Little Athletics Partnership soon……stay tuned!


Recipes and Inspiration

If you are after some recipes, tips and inspiration on what to do with your bananas or how to prepare a nutritious pre-race meal, visit

Here are some handy links:

More resources will be made available throughout the season.

Offers and competitions

Affiliated Little Athletics centres and registered athletes will have a chance to sign up for offers and competitions throughout the season to receive some great products and prizes thanks to Coles.

Any opportunities will be published via this page and or Little Athletics Australia social media pages.

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