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Nov 03 2016Week 4 Competition and important note for Zone Carnival
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For athletes attending the zone carnival in Bathurst please read the important information on this form. This includes information about uniform, shoes and how the competition runs.
We are into our fourth week of competition and thank you to all our athletes and parents for their co-operation and assistance. Without your help it is not possible for Little Athletics to run smoothly, please continue to support your age manager and assist with measuring and marshalling our athletes through the competition.
This week it is Programme 3 and there will be a group warm up starting at 5.35pm on the oval and the competition will start at 5.45pm.
For the age groups 10 years and older have early events this week:
- 10-11 years - 1100m walk;
- 12 years - 1500m walk;
- 13years and up - either 1500m walk or 3000m Run
The early events will start at 5.00pm and please be at the oval by 5pm if you would like to compete in the early events.
For the safety of all our athletes Spectators and siblings are reminded that there are no ball games in the centre of the track or near the athletes.
Finally to allow preparation for the zone carnival there will be no competition on Fri 11 November and to allow adequate recovery there will be no training on Monday 14 November.
Oct 26 2016Week 3 Little Athletics & LAST CHANCE ZONE ENTRIES
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Zone Entries are closed! If you have not yet handed in your entries you have until 5pm TODAY to email your child’s entries. The cost is $5 per child and you can pay this Friday at the shed and $5 for a programme.
Please email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
This week is Programme 2 and u13 Parents are on duty. On duty means assisting with setup and particularly pack up of equipment as well as the BBQ and place judging for track events.
Hopefully registrations have now been finalised and patches collected which will reduce the queues at the shed.
To get our competition started on time there will be a group warm up at 5.40pm on the oval for all athletes. Our competition will start at 5.45pm sharp.
On arrival all athletes are to meet on the oval for warm up. After signing athletes on, we ask all parents to stay at the shed and please listen to the announcements. We have important information every Friday that we need to relay to our families.
We have large groups in our younger age groups with 30 athletes in u8, u9 and u10 boys and girls groups and more than 20 in the u6 and 7's. If you have a child in these events please move with the age group and assist the age manager with measuring, marshalling and at times entertaining waiting groups of children. This will help to move these large groups through the events.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to approach a committee member or send an email to one of the listed email addresses.
Oct 20 2016Week 2 2016-17 and ZONE INFO
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Thanks to all parents and athletes for your active participation last week, while a few hiccups with timers our competition was otherwise smooth. This week we will kick off full programme of 4 events - programme 1 under centre information.
Most IMPORTANT though is any athletes who wish to participate in the Zone competition need to have their completed registration form and $5 entry fee into the shed this Friday.
Nomination close on Monday 24th October and our championship officer will need to collate the forms and submit before close on Monday. Athletes in the u7 age group and older are eligible to participate and you can attend Sat or Sun only or both days depending on your event selection. Althletes must compete at Zone to progress to Regional and then State levels of competition. (the only exception is if you are participating in a national level of competition and unable to compete). If you have any questions please speak to one of the committee members this week.
Parents please continue to support your athletes age groups and assist the Age Manager with measuring and recording throughout the competition. Many hands make light work.
Oct 13 2016Welcome to 2016-17 Orange Little Athletics season
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Welcome to all our athletes new and returning, we are looking to a great year of fun and PB's.
This Friday we kick off our 2016-17 season with our first competition night. We will run a modified Week 1 programme with 3 events and there will be no Javelin for seniors either this week.
Just a reminder to parents it is a requirement of Little Athletics competition that all children are accompanied by a parent/guardian over 18 years of age. Little Athletics is not a 'drop off' sport and requires parent assistance to run, place judging, measuring and supervision of athletes are some of the parent duties. Each age group will have an age manager who will lead the age group through the events and advise parents of what is needed at each event. Both you and your athletes will benefit from being involved, so please do not stand back all contributions are valued and needed.
SAVE THE DATE : The zone carnival will be in Bathurst on the 12-13 November 2016. Further information is on the website for our new athletes and more information about registration will be available in the coming weeks.
Looking forward to our first competition tomorrow with announcements at 5.35pm, warm up at 5.45 and first events underway by 5.50pm
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