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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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Logon to ResultsHQ to view your results, PBs and Centre records. Click on the Family Login button and request your password to be sent to you by return e‑mail. Your UserName will be the e‑mail address you used at registration.
 

  North-East Metropolitan Zone Carnival
This carnival is the major event of the season for the North East Metropolitan Zone where all five Centres (Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai, Manly, Mosman and Northern Districts) are involved. Zone is a competition for athletes in the U7 to U17 age groups who have been chosen at Centre level to attend. It will take place on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December at the Academy of Sport, Narrabeen. Details on the LANSW website. See the Zone page for details about the track & field program and the list of Hornsby athletes and the events in which they will be competing.

  You can now download the Hornsby Parent Roster and the Zone Officials Matrix. [Updated 7pm, Wed 7 Dec].

  Summer recess - we return on Saturday, 14 January
Our competition on Saturday, 3 December was the last for 2016, and our 2016/2017 summer season will recommence after the holiday break on Saturday, 14 January 2017. There will be no Centre competition on 10 December, because many of our athletes will be participating in the Zone Championships at Narrabeen on that weekend.

  Next Centre competition - 14 January 2017
Our next Centre competition will be on Saturday, 14 January 2017, 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 competition will start at 8:00am. Field and equipment set‑up, commencing at 6:45am, will be by the U6 parents plus whoever is able to help. [U6 parents will be sent a reminder e‑mail later in the week.] The 6‑event program will be Program P1 which you can download now. In the event of wet weather we will run Program W2, which you can also download.

  Equipment setup on 14 January
On 14 January, parents of U6 athletes are rostered to setup from 6:45am. 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. An e‑mail reminder will be sent to U6 parents during the coming week. Your assistance with setup would be greatly appreciated! A special 'thank you' to the dozen or so U13G and U14-U17 parents who assisted with setup last Saturday - it was greatly appreciated!

  Last Centre competition - 3 December
The results of our competition that was held on Saturday, 3 December 2016, are now on line and can be accessed from the ResutsHQ website. There were three Centre records broken at competition and these are described below. You can view the Centre records as they stand from the ResultsHQ portal. Weather conditions were favourable and perfect for our competion, which was held under a generally overcast sky and with temperatures in the low-20s.

  Three Centre records broken on 3 December
Three Centre records were broken during competition on 3 December. Joshua Mitchell broke the U12B javelin record by more than 2 metres by hurling his spear a magnificent 28.97 metres. Ben Graham broke his own U15B 1500m record hy completing the gruelling four laps of the oval in 4-40.7 m-ss.s. Zoe Warland shaved a further 0.3 seconds off the U15G 90 hureles record by leaping over those 9 flights in 14.68 seconds. That's Joshua, Ben and Zoe, pictured to the right. Congratulations, athletes! You can view the current Centre Records as they stand from the Family area of the ResultsHQ website. See item on this page about logging on to ResultsHQ to view your results.

HDLAC weekly results are online
From the 2016/2017 season, the Centre will be using the Timing Solutions ResultsHQ on-line system for recording and reporting the results of our weekly competitions. So that you can access this system, you will need a UserName and Password. Click on the Family Logon link at the top of this page and request your password to be sent to you. Your UserName is the e-mail address that you used at registration. You can view a YouTube video showing you how to access and use the system and you can also download user instructions.

It's not too late to Register!
Although our Registration Day has passed, it's not too late to register for the 2016/2017 season. The easiest way to register is ON-LINE. Alternatively, you can register on your first attendance at competition. Even if you register on-line before hand, it will still be necessary to come to the oval to purchase uniforms (if necessary) and to pick up athlete numbers and age patches, and other documentation. For athletes registering with the Centre for the first time, it will also be necessary to provide 'proof of age'. Registration and uniform purchases will be available from 7:30am on Saturday mornings. For more information, contact the Registrar by e‑mail to registrar@hdlac.org.au. Check the Registration page for more details.

Local Officials Mentoring Scheme
The Region 5 committee have instituted their own local version of the old "officials" exams with practicals under the guidance of a mentor. To make life easier these tests have been rejigged a bit, fully tested and are online on the Region 5 website. The website is called LOMS or Local Officials Mentoring Scheme.

Standard programs for 2016/2017 season
Once again, 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.

McDonalds McDonalds equipment grant
We're pleased to announce that the Centre was successful in its application for a $1000 McDonalds equipment grant! We will be now be able to replace a number of our aging hurdles with brand new ones, thanks to the generosity of McDonalds Family Restaurants. More details to follow!

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.

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!

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...

Editorial disclaimer
Any errors found on this website were put there deliberately; we try to publish something for everyone and some people merely visit the website to find errors.

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