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Latest News: Friday, 21 October 2016
Hurdles and Relays this Friday October 21st

Another Big Night Expected this Friday. We broke the ESLAC attendance record last Friday with almost 400 athletes attending our meet and we are hoping a another good weather forecast of “light winds and 24° at 6pm” means we will see a great turnout again this week. It should be a big night with hurdles for U8 to U17 age groups and we will be running the 4 x 100m Relays at 8pm for the first time this season to start our preparation for the State Relay Championships in November.

There is Still Plenty of Time to Register. Registrations are done online through the Little Athletics NSW Online Registration System. You will then be able to complete your registration before the competition starts at ES Marks on Fridays by reporting to Ilana, our registrar, from 5:15pm at the registration desk as you walk into ES Marks for the next few Friday nights. Please visit our Registration Page for full registration details.

Uniforms Sales from 5:30pm of Fridays. Uniform sales will take place throughout each Friday night for the first several weeks of the season at the change rooms on the eastern side of ES Marks field. Please visit our Uniform Page for full details about the ESLAC uniform including costs etc.

Hurdles and 4 x 100m Relays this Friday. This Friday we will be running Event Series 2 which sees the Tots to U7′s running 70m and 100m, U8 to U12′s running 60m hurdles, and the U13′s to U17′s running the  89/90/100/110m Hurdles. For a full listing of events you can download a copy of the ESLAC Event Series 2 Oct 21, 2016 to your phone along with a copy of the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Oct 12, 2014 so that you know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

U9 Boys Age Group Split. The U9 Boys age group has 41 members so far this season. To help manage the group we have made two shot put rings and 2 discus nets available to the U9 boys this week. That also means we will need extra U9 Boy parent volunteers to help out the Age Managers so please report for duty during warmup at 5:45pm to the marshalling area in front of the barbeque.

Barbeque Roster. After membership fees the ESLAC barbeque is the club’s major source of revenue for the season. This week it is the turn of the U11 Age Group to assist with the barbeque. Please download a copy of the ESLAC Barbeque Roster 2016_2017 Season to see when your age group is rostered on to help out.

Starlight Race for the Kids. The Starlight Children’s Foundation raises money to help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. On Saturday October 22nd we hope we can get lots of ESLAC families to join in a 5km family fun run in Centennial Park to help raise money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and have loads of fun along the way. Please note that you can register in the day. You can download the Starlight Race for Kids Flyer for more information or visit http://rbcraceforthekids.com.au/ to pre-register for the event.


Welcome to ESLAC

Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre

From September to March each year ESLAC offers boys and girls, aged 4 to 17, the opportunity to learn, train and compete in a full range of athletic events. Our regular Friday night competitions take place at ES Marks Athletic Field where we aim to continue the Field’s 100 year tradition of community based athletics participation and competition.

The Junior program (Tots aged 4, Under 6s and Under 7s) starts our youngest members off with programs that will develop their coordination, athletic skill and confidence. As our young athletes progress through the age groups, the events in which they participate also progress until, as seniors, they are eligible for dual membership with an adult athletics club.

ESLAC uses electronic timing equipment to accurately time our track events and  with the help of parents and volunteers, results from competition nights are uploaded to our online database where personal best performances (PBs) are flagged for each athlete and a full history of individual results is available 24/7.

What Happens on Friday Night? Each Friday night in the season (see the ESLAC Calendar 2016_2017 Season) our registered athletes turn up to ES Marks at around 5:30pm. Parents/carers take their little athletes to the age group marshalling area in front of the barbeque where they find their age group flag and catch up with their Little Athletics friends. That gives the parents/carers some time to help set up equipment at the various event locations around ES Marks (see the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map for details). At 5:45pm some of the ESLAC Coaches/Age Managers will take the Little Athletes around the track to start the warm up, then by 6pm the Little Athletes are warmed up and the Events Program is ready to start. The parents/carers come back from helping set up equipment at 6pm and they join their age groups to help out the Age Manager and follow their Little Athletes around the field and enjoy the evening.

Tiny Tots (ages U4/U5) through to U7 do 4 events in 15 minute blocks finishing at 7:00pm. The U8 to U17 age groups do 2 field events that take 40 minutes each and 2 track events that take 20 minutes each, which has them finish their events at 8:00pm.  ESLAC runs a 6 series events program that cycles the age groups through a full range of events over a 6 week rotation. Take a look at ESLAC Event Series 6 to see a typical events series and visit our Events Offered page to see the full range of events on offer at Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre.

The emphasis for all age groups is on fun, friendship and participation but the great thing about Little A’s, as Little Athletics is affectionately known, is that all this is achieved at the same time as our youngsters transform from tots into the athletes of the future.

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