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  Next competition
Our next Centre competition will be on Saturday, 29 November 2014 commencing at 7:30am with
NE MET Zone Championships
A list of our competing athletes is now available for cross-checking by parents and age managers prior to submission to Zone next Wednesday. Any errors or changes should be sent to info@hdlac.org.au as soon as possible. More ...
an optional middle distance 1500m or 3000m run, or a 700m, 1100m or 1500m walk.
U7B 500m
U7B Lawson preparing for
his 500m event at Zone!
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 U11 parents plus whoever is able to help. [U11 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.

  Last competition
The results of our tenth competition for the season, held on Saturday, 22 November 2014, are on line. You can also download the Personal Bests that were achieved. A Centre record was broken and this is described below. You can download the current Centre records as at the end of competition on Saturday, 22 November. The weather was fine, and with temperatures in the mid 20s, competition took place under almost ideal conditions.

  Equipment setup
On 29 November, parents of U11 athletes are rostered to setup from 6:30am. U11 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. A reminder e-mail will be sent out to U11 parents in the coming week.

  It's not too late to register!
It's not too late to register for the 2014/2015 season!
Results from our State Relay teams who competed at SOPAC on 22/23 November will be published here shortly. More...
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, 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...

  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. More . . .

  Centre Records
A Centre record was broken during competition on 22 November. Centre Captain Nathan Brown broke the U17B 3000 metres record in a time of 9-53.2 m-ss.s to beat his previous record set last season by nearly a minute!
Awards on 22 November 14
Here is a photo of Nathan, to the right. Congratulations! You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf) as of 22 November and you can also download the current list of Personal Bests. Also listed are both manually and electronically-timed records for all sprint (laned) events. More...

  Star Awards
There were many Yellow, Green and Red Stars, as well as several BlueStars, awarded at competition on Saturday, 22 November. Gold Stars were awarded to U6B Daniel Cribb and U9B Timothy Forster. Congratulations, athletes! Details are now on the Star Awards page.

A change that came into effect this 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. More...

  Star Awards criteria fine-tuned
Some adjustments have meen made to the Gold criteria in some age groups because of the change from manual to electronic recording for track events. The age groups with changes are marked in the table on the Star Awards page with asterisks. Details of the current star awards procedure are shown on the Star Awards page and you can download the adjusted 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, 22 November 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.

The Athlete's Foot 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! 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.
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
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.
New program format
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 info@hdlac.org.au.
Are you fit to compete?
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.
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.
Achievement Record Books
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.
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 kniccol@optusnet.com.au. More...

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...

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