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HOME GROUND: Pennant Hills No 2 Oval, Britannia Street PENNANT HILLS
EMAIL:     POSTAL: PO Box 665 PENNANT HILLS NSW 1715

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  2016/2017 Summer athletics season
Our 2016/2017 season will commence on Saturday, 10 September 2016. Timing Solutions Timing Gates
Our new light-weight timing gates will look like this!
Our first week of competition will be for U7-U17 athletes only. Tiny Tots and U6 athletes will start the following week on Saturday, 17 September. More...

  Registration Day - Sunday, 21 August 2016
Registration for the coming summer season will take place at Pennant Hills No. 2 Oval on Sunday, 21 August 2016, between 10am and 2pm. All registrations will be done on-line through the LANSW On-line System (which will be available from 1 August) and the Centre will provide computer facilities at the oval for those unable to register on-line at home. You will also have the opportunity to try on and purchase Centre uniforms. If you're registering for the first time, don't forget to bring Proof of Age for each child - either a birth certificate or a current passport. The oval is located in Britannia Street, Pennant Hills, there's plenty of parking and there'll be signs showing where to go. More...

  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 (whoever than might be!) will find them a delight to use. Check out the brochure describing the system.

  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 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!

Cross Country competition
Results of our last Cross Country Competition for the season that took place on Sunday, 17 July 2016 are now online. Full details are on our Cross Country page. Our Cross Country season has now drawn to a close and we say thank you to Phil and Amanda Cribb for running the competition again this year. Our summer season will commence on 10 September and our Registration Day will be on 21 August. Our Cross Country Presentation was held after competition on 17 July and certificates and medals were awarded to athletes who competed. You can now view a selection of photos taken during the Cross Country Presentation. Photos taken by your paparazzo during other Cross Country competitions earlier the season are now in the Photo Gallery. More...

Centre Records
You can download the current Centre Records (7kB pdf) as they stand at the end of the 2016 season. You can also download the list of Personal Bests at the end the season, including the manually and electronically-timed records for all sprint (laned) events. More...

Zone, Region and State photos
You can view a selection of images taken by U17B parent, Neil Thomson, during the NEM Zone Championships held at Narrabeen on 13/14 December 2015, the Region 5 Championships held at Narrabeen on 13/14 February 2016 and the State Track & Field Championships held at SOPAC on 18-20 March 2016. Email requests for hi-res images should be sent directly to Neil at neil@thomsonconsulting.com.au. You can also view photos taken at previous competitions in our Gallery page.

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!
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! More . . .

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.

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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