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  Results of latest Centre competition
The results of our competition held on Saturday, 21 November 2015, are now on line. You can also download the list of Personal Bests as they stand at this point in the 2015/2016 Summer season. There were four Centre records broken, described below, and you can download the Centre records as they currently stand.
A report of our participation in State Relays are now on the Achievements page
U12Bs running 800m on 21 Nov 15
U12Bs running 800m on 21 Nov 15
The weather was partially overcast with southeasterly winds that kept temperatures in the low 20's and there was light drizzle for a few minutes during the morning. However, conditions were generally pleasant for most of the morning and those athletes who competed had a great time. We had a terrific turnout from the U12G, U14 and U14 parents for pre-comp set-up! Thank you!

  Photo Gallery update
Your paparazzo slinks around the oval each week, trying to grab that elusive shot of athletes breaking records or achieving PBs. This week, you can look at some of the photos taken during competition on 21 November. You can also view photos taken at previous competitions in our Gallery page.

  Next competition
Our next competition will take place on Saturday, 28 November 2015, 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 7:45am (for those not competing in the middle distance events) and competition will start at 8:00am. Field and equipment set‑up will be by the U15, U17 & U6 parents plus whoever is able to help. [U15, U17 & U6 parents will be sent a reminder e‑mail later in the week.] The 6‑event program will be Program 4A, which you can download now. In the event of wet weather, will be running Program W1, which you can also download.

  Equipment setup
On 28 November 2015, parents of U15, U17 & U6 athletes are rostered to setup from 6:30am. U15, U17 & U6 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.
Record breakers on 21 November 2015
An e‑mail reminder will be sent out to U15, U17 & U6 parents during the coming week. Your assistance with setup would be greatly appreciated!

  Centre Records
There were four Centre records broken during competition on 21 November. Centre Captains, Mallory Bassett and Nick Thomson, respectively broke the U17G and U17B 200 metre hurdles records. Madison Mitchell broke the U9G 400m sprint record in a time of 1-24.39 to beat the previous record by 0.6 seconds, and Caitlyn Bacon set the initial U11G 400 gram Javelin record with a distance of 10.81 metres. Congratulations, athletes! That's Caitlyn, Madison, Mallory and Nick, pictured to the right. (Your paparazzo will capture a more recent photo of Caitlyn next week!) You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf) as they stand on 14 November 2015. You can also download the list of Personal Bests at the end of competition on 7 November, including the manually and electronically-timed records for all sprint (laned) events. More...

  Star Awards
Now almost half way through the season, there were another 9 Yellow Stars, 5 Green Stars, 12 Red Stars and 1 Blue Star awarded on 21 November. Who will achieve the first Gold star for season is anyone's guess! Details of the current star awards procedure are shown on the Star Awards page and you can download the adjusted criteria for the 2015/2016 season for Boys (76kB pdf) and Girls (76kB pdf). More...

It's not too late to register!
It's not too late to register for the 2015/2016 season! The easiest way to register is ON-LINE before you come to the oval. See the Registration page for details. Alternatively, you can register on your first attendance at competition. Even if you register on-line before hand, you will still need 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...

Great news! Telstra Kids grant!

We are delighted to announce our success in applying for a $1,200 grant from Telstra. Telstra Kids funds the little things that can make a big difference to kids' lives, helping kids to play and learn. Our Telstra Kids grant will be used to purchase additional high jump mats.

A huge thanks to Telstra for making this funding available for us. We are very excited to share in the million dollars the Telstra Foundation provides each year to help kids across Australia.
The Athlete's Foot 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. If you need any athletic footwear, go to The Athlete's Foot Hornsby while stocks last. Don't forget to tell the staff you are a member of Hornsby Little Athletics Centre!
Patch sewing service available
Do you hate sewing and dread the start of a new athletics season? Does your athlete spend half the season with numbers pinned untidily to their uniform? Let Terri rescue you! For only $6 per patch (cash only please), you can have the rego number and age patch machine-sewn onto your athlete's uniform plus $2 per patch to unpick previous season's patches. Come and see Terri in the Computer Room with patches and your athlete (wearing uniform) when you register.

Save time and register on-line at home!
Save time! Complete the LANSW On-line form and download and complete the Member Protection Declaration, the Parent Obligation and the Medical Questionnaire and bring them with you to the oval on Registration Day. There will be others doing the same, so please be patient! More...

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. If you are interested in this level of involvement and commitment with the Centre, you should contact Marion Mitchell on 0409-826-942 or by e-mail to 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. Note that this facility will be discontinued from 31 March 2015 - after that the practical component will take 15 days! More . . .

Are you fit to compete?
There have been incidents at competition 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.

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...

HDLAC Bushfire Survival Plan
If there is a danger of bushfires anywhere in the Lane Cove National Park, we will cancel our athletics competition prior to the Saturday morning competition day. It is likely that a decision to cancel would be made no later than the preceding Friday night and this would be notified to members by a notice on our website and by broadcast email. There would never be a situation where competition has commenced on a Saturday morning when there is any danger of bushfires. We would never be in the position of having to send members home from the oval. 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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