Site last updated
Monday, 20 October 2014
HOME GROUND: Pennant Hills No 2 Oval, Britannia Street PENNANT HILLS
POSTAL: PO Box 665 PENNANT HILLS NSW 1715
It's not too late to register!
It's not too late to register for the 2014/2015 season! 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...
U10Gs with correctly positioned JetStar patches
Our next Centre competition will be on Saturday, 25 October 2014 commencing at 7:30am with an optional middle distance 1500m or 3000m run, or a 700m, 1100m or 1500m walk.
Age Managers' Meeting
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 U17 and U6 parents plus whoever is able to help. [U17 and U6 parents will be sent a reminder e‑mail later in the week.] The 6‑event program will be Program P2 which you can download now.
There will be an age managers' meeting in the computer room next Saturday, 25 October, commencing at 7:30am.
The results of our sixth competition for the season, held on Saturday, 18 October 2014, are on line. You can also download the Personal Bests that were achieved. There were five Centre records broken and these are described below. You can download the current Centre records as at the end of competition on Saturday, 18 October.
On 25 October, parents of U17 and U6 athletes are rostered to setup from 6:30am. The U17 and 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. A reminder e-mail will be sent out to U17 and U6 parents in the coming week.
Five Centre records were broken during competition on 18 October.
Jessica Grummett broke the U7G 70 metres record;
William Tye broke the U8B 400 metres record;
Mallory Bassett broke the U15G 200 metres hurdle record;
Liam Moult broke the U15B 400 metres record; and Club Captain Namthan Brown broke the U17B 1500 metres record. Photos of the record breakers are shown to the right (a photo of Laim Moult will appear next week).
Congratulations, athletes! You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf) as of 18 October 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...
There were many Yellow Stars, Green Stars and a few Red Stars awarded at competition on Saturday, 18 October, and the first Blue Star for the season has been awarded to U7G Jessica Grummett. Who will achieve the first Gold Star? 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, 25 October 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.
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, 11 October 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...