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  Next Centre competition - 8 October
Our next Centre competition will be on Saturday, 8 October 2016, 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.

Training will commence after the School holidays on Tuesday, 11 October.

Field and equipment set‑up will be by the U11 & U12 parents plus whoever is able to help. [U11 & U12 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. In the event of wet weather we will run Program W1, which you can also download. Registration and uniform purchases will be available from 7:30am each Saturday morning for the first few weeks.

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.
OCTOBER LONG WEEKEND: There will be NO COMPETITION on Saturday, 1 October because of the long weekend. Competition will resume on 8 October, which is the last Saturday of the school holidays.

  Last Centre competition - 24 September
The results of our third competition for the 2016/2017 Summer season that was held on Saturday, 24 September 2016, are now on line and can be accessed from the ResutsHQ website. (Results for a few athletes who registered recently are not yet in the ResultsHQ system, but they will be entered as soon as athetes' details can be downloaded from the LANSW SportsTG registration system.) There was one Centre record broken at competition and details of this are provided below. You can view the Centre records as they stand from the online ResultsHQ portal. The forecast was for generally fine conditions with temperatures in the mid 20s and the 6-event program was held under generally pleasant conditions.

The UNIFORM SHOP will be open on 8 October between 7:30am and 10:00am. More details on the uniforms page.

  Equipment setup on 8 October
On 8 October, parents of U11 & U12 athletes are rostered to setup from 6:30am. U11 & U12 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 out to U11 & U12 parents during the preceding week. Your assistance with setup would be greatly appreciated! A special 'thank you' to the dozen or so U9B and U10 parents who assisted with setup last Saturday - your assistance was greatly appreciated!

Mallory Bassett
Mallory Bassett

  Centre record broken
Only one Centre records was broken during competition on 24 September. Mallory Bassett broke her own U17G javelin record by floating her spear a magnificent 32.12 metres to break her previous record by 1.3 metres. Here is a photo of Mallory, to the right. Congratulations, Mallory 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, PBs, etc.

  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. 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.

  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.

Presentation to Marion Mitchell
Before competition on Saturday, 10 September, a presentation was made to former Centre President, Marion Mitchell in recognition of her service to the Centre and to the Little Athletics movement. Marion Mitchell Presentation
Presentation to Marion Mitchell on 10 September
Marion has been associated with the Centre siince 1995 (when it was the Thornleigh Sports Club) and was awarded Life Membership of the Centre in May 2005. Marion will continue her association with the centre in a training and coaching role. Marion is pictured with Centre Captains for 2016/2017, Eleanor Lidbetter and Adam Ayad. Congratulations Marion and thank you!

New timing gates
Our current electronic timing gates were introduced at HDLAC in the 2012/2013 season and after four years of solid use, the Committee has decided to replace our aging, worn out gates with new, state-of-the-art timing gates. This system will synchronise with a number of other systems that will be introduced progressively during the season. The new gates are very light weight and very easy to set up and our new Track Officer will find them a delight to use. Check out the brochure describing the system.

Location of Pennant Hills Oval
Pennant Hills No.2 (Ern Holmes) oval is located in Britannia Street, Pennant Hills. There's plenty of parking and there'll be signs showing where to go. More...

Committee update
Most of the Committee positions have been filled and we now have a complete Executive Committee. Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to manage your Centre for the coming season. There as still a few positions that need to be filled and these are shown as vacant on the Committee page.

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!

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!

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...

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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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