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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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Following the North East Metropolitan Zone Championships that took place on 13-14 December, we now
take a 3‑week break from competition over the festive season; we will recommence on Saturday, 10 January 2015.
Our next Centre competition will be on Saturday, 10 January 2015, commencing at 7:30am with an optional middle distance 1500m or 3000m run, or a 700m, 1100m or 1500m walk.
Training in recess until 20 Jan 15
There will be a warm-up at 7:50am (for those not competing in the middle distance events) and our regular competition will start at 8:00am. Field and equipment set‑up will be by the U13-U15 parents plus whoever is able to help. [U13-U15 parents will be sent a reminder e‑mail in the preceding week.] The 5‑event program, which will not include hurdles or high jump, will be Program S1, and you can download it now.
There will be no training during the holiday period; training will recommence on Tuesday, 20 January. More . . .
The results of our last competition before the holiday break, held on Saturday, 6 December 2014, are on line. You can also download the Personal Bests that were achieved. Three Centre records were broken and these are acknowledged below. You can download the current Centre records as at the end of competition on Saturday, 6 December. The weather was fine and, with temperatures in the mid 20s, competition took place under almost ideal conditions.
On 10 January 2015, parents of U13-U15 athletes are rostered to setup from 6:30am.
North East Met Zone results
U13-U15 parents will also be asked to provide two parents to staff the canteen in the morning from 10:30am to 11:30am and two parents to assist with operating the barbecue. A reminder e-mail will be sent out to U13-U15 parents in the week preceding competition.
Results from the North East Metropolitan Zone Championships are now available for downlad from our Zone page. Congratulations to all athletes who took part. More . . .
You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf) as of 6 December and you can also download the current list of Personal Bests. Also listed are both manually and electronically-timed records for all sprint (laned) events. More...
A change that came into effect this season is that an athlete will be awarded only one star each week. This is to avoid the typical end-of-season situation where claims for all stars from yellow to gold are made in the last weeks of competition. More...
Star Awards criteria fine-tuned
Some adjustments have meen made to the Gold criteria in some age groups because of the change from manual to electronic recording for track events. The age groups with changes are marked in the table on the Star Awards page with asterisks. Details of the current star awards procedure are shown on the Star Awards page and you can download the adjusted criteria for the 2014/2015 season for Boys (76kB pdf) and Girls (76kB pdf). More...
Key officials training
We need parents to become Little Athletics event officials! Would you like to act as an Event Official at Centre or Championship carnivals in throws or jumps events? Don't wait any longer - it's simple to get started now! Simply log on to the LANSW website, select the Online Officials Assessment tab and register to get started. More . . .
Rules of Competition - September 2013
Little A's is a fun way to learn new skills, increase fitness, promote good sportsmanship and making new friends. TAF Hornsby is a proud sponsor of the Hornsby District Little A's - the team is donating $5 back to the club for every shoe purchased during the season! The Athlete's Foot
is located at Shop 1082, Westfield Hornsby and can be contacted on 9477-7752. Check The Athlete's Foot
website for details.
The latest LANSW Rules of Competition [September 2013 edition] is now available for download from the LANSW Rules page of our website. More...
About registration numbers and age patches
New program format
Athletes - please ensure you display your current season registration number patch - please don't compete with last year's number! Parents (mothers, probably) - please ensure that age and rego patches are sewn on with a white border no less than the width of the red line. Check our Uniform
page for more information.
From this season, the Centre will be using a fixed, 4-week rotating program. To ensure that athletes compete in all events in their age group, there are no event choices. The four programs, including two wet-weather schedules, can now be downloaded and athletes and parents are encouraged to review and comment on them via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you fit to compete?
Age Managers for the coming season
We had a couple of incidents at competition recently with athletes fainting or developing muscle cramps because they hadn't had breakfast or warmed up properly. Parents, please ensure that your athletes have a good breakfast before coming to the oval and make sure they warm up properly before starting competition events, to avoid these problems. Check our Health & Fitness
page for more information.
Expressions of interest are invited from parents to be appointed as Age Managers for the coming summer athletics season.
Achievement Record Books
If you are interested in this level of involvement and commitment with the Centre, you should contact Karen Williamson (Age Manager Coordinator) on 0412-998-926 or by e-mail to email@example.com. More...
Disregard the headings on the achievement book pages and stick your result tickets on each page (from the start of the book) in date order of your events for each Saturday, progressively on each page.
Codes of Behaviour
The Australian Sports Commission has developed Codes of Behaviour for use in sporting programs for children. Little Athletics is a community activity, which utilises athletics to help foster the development of Australia's children, and as such, totally endorses these Codes for all its participants. More...
LANSW smoke-free policy
Little Athletics NSW understands the harmful effects of smoking on health, fitness and performance in sport and that passive smoking is also hazardous to health. It is acknowledged that non-smokers should be protected from the involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke and as a result Little Athletics NSW has adopted the following policy. More...