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Sunday, 14 September 2014
HOME GROUND: Pennant Hills No 2 Oval, Britannia Street PENNANT HILLS
POSTAL: PO Box 665 PENNANT HILLS NSW 1715
Our next Centre competition will be on Saturday, 20 September 2014 commencing at 7:30am with an optional middle distance 1500m or 3000m run, or a 700m, 1100m or 1500m walk.
How your patches should be sewn on
Patch sewing service
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 P1 which you can download now. This will be the first competition day for our U6 and Tiny Tots and there will be an introduction and orientation session before their activities commence.
Terri will be at the oval each Saturday morning between 7:00am and 8:30am for the first few weeks of competition for those who would like to have their patches professionally sewn on (for a modest fee). Turn-around is one week.
The results of our first competition for the season, held on Saturday, 13 September 2014, are on line. You can also download the Personal Bests that were achieved as well as the Centre records at the end of the day's competition.
On 20 September, parents of U19 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.
It's not too late to register!
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. More...
Two Centre electronic track records were broken during our first day of competition on 13 September. U15G Kate Johnstone broke the U15G 200 metre record by more than 0.5 seconds by running the distance in 30.33 seconds.
U15G Eliza Woollett broke the U15G 400 metre record by almost 7 seconds by running the distance in 1-06.94 m-ss.ss. Fantastic performances, athletes! Congratulations! You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf) as of 13 September and you can also download the list of Personal Bests after the first week of competition. Also listed are both manually and electronically-timed records for all sprint (laned) events. More...
During the winter break, our Star criteria were recalculated on the basis of performances achieved by our athletes over the last 8 years. Another change that will come into effect next 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. Details of the current star awards procedure are shown on the Star Awards page and these will be amended shortly to clarify the new criteria. You can download the 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, 20 September 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.
Our annual Presentation Afternoon was held at Pennant Hills Bowling Club next Sunday, 4 May 2014. Awards were presented to athletes for outstanding performance, participation and achievement,
and to parents, officials and volunteers for service the Centre during the past season. You can download a list of award recipients HERE. Congratulations, athletes!
Athletes who were not able to attend presentation and are on the list of award recipients should contact the Special Awards Coordinator, Nicole Ditchburn to make pick-up arrangements. Contrary to the process that was in place in previous years, unclaimed awards will not be available for collection during cross country competition on Sunday mornings. Nevertheless, unclaimed awards will be available for collection on Registration Day in August and on the first few mornings of competition next season.
Rules of Competition - September 2013
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, 20 September 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!
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...