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Hornsby District Little Athletics Centre Inc.
HOME GROUND: Pennant Hills No 2 Oval, Britannia Street PENNANT HILLS
EMAIL:     POSTAL: PO Box 665 PENNANT HILLS NSW 1715

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  It's not too late to register!
It's not too late to register for the 2014/2015 season! The easiest way to register is ON-LINE before you come to the oval.
U12B with correctly placed JetStar patches
U12B with correctly placed patches
See the Registration page for details. Alternatively, you can register on your first attendance at competition. Even if you register on-line before hand,
NE MET Zone Championships
The North East Metropolitan Zone Championships will be held at the Academy of Sport at Narrabeen over the weekend of 13/14 December. Details, including downloadable pre‑entry forms are now on our Zone page. Closing date for entries is 15 November. More...
it will still be necessary to come to the oval to purchase uniforms (if necessary) and to pick up athlete numbers and age patches, achievement record books and other documentation. More...

  Next competition
Our next Centre competition will be on Saturday, 1 November 2014 commencing at 7:30am with an optional middle distance 1500m or 3000m run, or a 700m, 1100m or 1500m walk. 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 U7 parents plus whoever is able to help. [U7 parents will be sent a reminder e‑mail later in the week.] The 6‑event program will be Program P3 which you can download now.

  Last competition
The results of our seventh competition for the season, held on Saturday, 25 October 2014, are on line. You can also download the Personal Bests that were achieved. There were four Centre records broken and these are described below. You can download the current Centre records as at the end of competition on Saturday, 25 October.

  Equipment setup
On 1 November, parents of U7 athletes are rostered to setup from 6:30am.
JetStar patch sewing service
Still haven't attached your JetStar patch? Bring your patch, uniform top and $5 to the computer room after competition. Terri will have your uniform ready for pickup from 7:30am the following week, washed, with your JetStar patch sewn on.
The U7 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 U7 parents in the coming week.

  Centre Records
Four Centre records were broken during competition on 25 October. Julia Vignes broke the U13G 80 metres hurdles record in a time of 13.63 seconds; Mallory Bassett broke the U15G 90 metres hurdle record in a time of 15.10 seconds and the U15G 500 gram javelin record with a distance of 33.07 metres; and Kate Johnstone, for the fourth time this season, broke her own U15G 200 metres sprint record in a time of 28.98 seconds.
Record breakers on 25 October 14
Photos of the record breakers are shown to the right (including Liam Moult who broke the U15B 400 metres record last week.) Congratulations, athletes! You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf) as of 18 October 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...

  Star Awards
There were many Yellow Stars, Green Stars and a few Red Stars awarded at competition on Saturday, 25 October. Who will achieve the first Gold Star? Details are now on the Star Awards page. 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...

Complete your registration early
Any athlete who has registered and paid online can complete the registration process at the oval on Saturday, 25 October between 7am and 8am. You will be able to try on and purchase uniforms, show proof-of-age, pick up age and registration patches, and drop off the various declaration forms. And Terri will be available if you would like to have your patches professionally sewn on.

The Athlete's Foot 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! Staff from The Athlete's Foot will be in attendance on Saturday, 11 October during competition to provide advice and to assist athletes with footware selection. 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. Click HERE for pictures and interviews with two of our athletes!
Rules of Competition - September 2013
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
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.
New program format
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 info@hdlac.org.au.
Are you fit to compete?
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.
Age Managers for the coming season
Expressions of interest are invited from parents to be appointed as Age Managers for the coming summer athletics season.
Achievement Record Books
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.
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 kniccol@optusnet.com.au. More...

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...

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