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  State Championships - preliminary results
The 2014 State Track & Field Championships are being conducted this weekend (21-23 March) and Hornsby has 25 athletes competing.
U10B Andrew Hill after winning Silver in the 400m event last Friday night
U10B Andrew Hill after winning Silver
in the 400m at State on Friday night
Preliminary results so far have been summarised on our State page. We've had some excellent performances by our athletes, in particular by U10B Andrew Hill (pictured) who achieved Silver in the 400 metres event on Friday night. Download complete Hornsby State results. More...

  Last competition
The results of our last competition, held on Saturday, 15 March 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 season. Before competition started, we held our Septathlon presentation as well as a presentation to our State athletes. A summary of the septathlon results along with a selection of photos of the major winners will appear on the website in the coming week.
Presentation Day Sunday, 4 May
at Pennant Hills Bowling Club!
The 5-event program took place in generally fine weather conditions with some cloud cover. Temperatures were in the low to mid 20s and most events were completed by 11:00am. Overall, an enjoyable morning of competition was had by those who participated. This was our last competition for the Summer season. Details of our Winter Cross Country competition, starting on Sunday, 27 April, are now available on our Cross Country page. More...

  Star Awards
The final Gold Star for the season was awarded to U10B Cameron Kemmis. That's Cameron, pictured to the left.
Gold Star recipient on 15 March 14
There were stars of other denominations awarded as well.

During the winter break, our Star criteria will be recalculated on the basis of performances achieved by our athletes over the last 8 years. Anothe 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. Remember that next week, 15 March, will be the last time you will be able to claim a Star Award. 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 2013/2014 season for Boys (76kB pdf) and Girls (76kB pdf). More...

  Summer season draws to an end
Last Saturday, 15 March, was our last competition for the summer season, although 25 of our athletes will be competing at the State Track & Field Championships at SOPAC on the following weekend.

Our winter Cross Country competition commences on Sunday, 27 April and details are now available on the Cross Country page.
Coming Events   More...
Sat 29 March - pack-up & stocktake
Sun 27 Apr - cross country starts
Sun 04 May - Presentation Day
You must be registered with the Centre to compete in cross country and on-line registration is now available for athletes not currently registered with an athletics club or centre.

Our annual Presentation Day will take place at Pennant Hills Bowling Club in Yarrara Road, on Sunday, 4 May commencing at 3:00pm. Further details of this event will be provided on the website and by e-mail during April. Note also that our Annual General Meeting will be held at Thornleigh West Public School Library on Tuesday, 6 May. Further details to follow.

  Centre Records
Eight Centre electronic track records were broken during our competition on 8 and 15 March. On 8 March, Madison Mitchell broke her own U7G 70 metre record by 0.06 seconds by running the distance in 13.48 seconds and on 15 March, she broke the U7G 50 metre record by 0.07 seconds by running the distance in 9.74 seconds.
Record breakers on 15 March 14
Other records broken on 15 March were the U6G 50 metres by Jessica Grummett, the U7B 50 metres and 100 metres records by Kieran Short, the U8B 200 metres record by Timothy Forster, the U12B 400 metres record by Hamish Murray and the U12G 400 metres record by Zoe Warland. Fantastic performances, athletes! Congratulations! You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf) as of the end of the season and you can also download the final list of Personal Bests at the end of the season. Also listed are both manually and electronically-timed records for all sprint (laned) events. More...

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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