Jimboomba Little Athletics was formed for the 1997/1998 season with its weekly competition being held on Saturday mornings from 7:30am to 11am on the front sports oval at Hills Educational Foundation on Joanna Street.
The club had secured a lease from Beaudesert Shire Council over the current home ground on Henderson Road, and the committee, headed by Don Woodrow and Sharon Watson, spent many volunteer man hours, planning, accessing funding and developing the ground. Following establishment of the 400m track, basic jumping and throwing facilities a storage area and amenities, competition moved to Henderson Road for the 2001/2002 season.
The club grew considerably over the next few years with the addition of extra competition areas and club house facilities under the guidance of Centre managers Sandi Barnett (2000-2005) and Ralph Newton (2006-2016). The installation of lighting and the move to Friday night competitions in 2009 saw membership double and the club win both the 2010 Logan City Sports Organisation of the Year and the 2010 LAQ Award for Highest Registration Increase.
After the 2012 Olympics and the introduction of a Tiny Tots Program membership increased to 427 and the club again won the LAQ Award for Highest Registration increase and the Logan City Sports Organisation of the Year.
Membership gradually increased to a peak of 520 athletes in 2017 at which time Jimboomba was the largest centre in the state. Boasting an 11 lane track, five discus and five shot put circles, three long jump pits with tartan run ups, two junior long jump pits, two tartan javelin run ups and a tartan high jump pit, JLAC is also one of the most well resourced centres in the state.
The club has historically been well represented at regional and state level meets, boasting numerous state title holders as well as national and international representatives.