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Sunday, 8 December 2013
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Latest Zone Information
Our Zone entries have now closed and an email has been sent to all entrants with a link to the draft entries. We would like you to check your entry before the upload to the Zone entry recording system. If you did not receive this email, please reply to email@example.com and we will resend the link to you. Additional information is on the Zone page.
Results of last week's competition, held on Saturday, 7 December 2013, are now ON LINE.
You can also download the Personal Bests that were achieved as well as the current Centre records (12kB pdf).
The weather fine and mild with light winds and temperatures in the low 20s. Overall, an enjoyable morning of competition was had by those who participated.
U9Bs running 800m on 7 December
Our next Centre competition will be on Saturday, 14 December, commencing at 7:30am with an optional middle distance 1500m or 3000m run, or a 700m, 1100m or 1500m walk.
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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 U9 parents plus whoever is able to help. [U9 parents will be sent a reminder e‑mail later in the week.] The 6‑event program will be Program P4 (photo) which you can download. This program has been adjusted to allow age groups to have their photos taken during competition. Remember, this will be our last competition before Christmas - we take a three-week break and resume competition on Saturday, 11 January 2014.
Sat 14 December - Centre Photograph Day
Sat 14 December - last competition for 2013
Sat 11 January - first competition for 2014
Centre photo day
Next Saturday, 14 December, will be our Centre photo day. We have arranged for a professional photographer to take photos, during competition, of each age group. Envelopes with prices for the various photo packages were provided to athletes through their Age Managers over the last few weeks. If you missed out getting an envelope, you can get one at the oval on Saturday. You can download the price list and some examples of the various available packages from the website. You can also download a credit card payment form if you would like to pay with plastic. Note that purchase of photographs is entirely optional. We would, however, encourage all athletes to come to competition on Saturday so we can photograph all athletes in each group.
On 7 December, parents of U9 athletes are rostered to setup from 6:30am. The U9 parents will also be asked to provide two parents to staff the canteen for the morning and two parents to operate the barbecue. A reminder e-mail will be sent out to U9 parents in the coming week.
Another Centre record tumbled on Saturday, 7 December. Zoe Warland trashed the U12G 60m hurdles record by flying over the 6 flights in an exceptional [electronic] time of 9.98 seconds, to beat the previous manually-timed record of 10.1 seconds. That's Zoe, pictured to the right. Congratulations, Zoe!
You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf)
as of 7 December and you can also download the current list of Personal Bests for the season. Also listed are both manually-timed and electronically-timed records for all sprint (laned) events. More...
Pinkletics a great success!
Our Centre took part in Pinkletics 2013, an initiative from the McGrath Foundation and Little Athletics Australia. On Saturday, 30 November, we turned the Centre pink to show our support for the McGrath Foundation and we were able to raise much needed funds.
You can still make a donation by going to the HDLAC Pinkletics page. All money raised will be donated to the McGrath Foundation to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women. There is still a raffle being conducted for a TomTom Runner GPS Watch which will be drawn on Saturday, 14 December. The total amount the Centre raised will be reported here in the next few days.
Two more Gold Stars were awarded on 7 December. Congratulations to U6G Jessica Grummett and to U7B Kieran Short.
There was a variety of other coloured Stars awarded as well. There has been a bit of confusion about the Star Awards system and the details on the Star Awards page have been amended to clarify the applicable criteria. You can download the criteria for the 2013/2014 season for Boys (76kB pdf) and Girls (76kB pdf). More...
It's not too late to Register!
Although our Registration Day has passed, it's not too late to register for the 2013/2014 season. The easiest way to register is ON-LINE. See the Registration page for details.
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, achievement record books and other documentation. You can download a listing of Registration Fees & Uniform costs. For athletes registering with the Centre for the first time, it will also be necessary to provide 'proof of age'. Have a look at the Calendar for the 2013/2014 season and check the Registration page for more details. Registration and uniform purchases will be available from 7:30am on Saturday mornings. More...
Centre Captains for 2013/2014
Centre Captains for the 2013/2014 season were announced on Saturday, 19 October. U17G Abi Crawford will now wear registration number "1" and U17B Josh Cummins will wear registration number "2". Congratulations, Abi and Josh!
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
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...