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Latest News: Tuesday, 17 January 2017
ESLAC is Back at ES Marks this Friday January 20th

EASLAC is Back for 2017. This Friday January 20th sees the return of ESLAC’s Friday night competitions for the second half of the Little Athletics Season. We hope everyone has had a great Christmas/New Year break and that you are looking forward to getting your running shoes back on. There are 8 weeks of our 20 week season left to go, so there is plenty of Athletics in store for the 1st part of 2017.

Congratulations to the ESLAC Regional Team. ESLAC has a team of 75 Athletes who have qualified for 178 events at the Regional Carnival to be held at Sylvania Waters Athletics Track on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 27th, 28th and 29th of January. Please download a copy of the ESLAC Regional Team and Events 2016-2017 to see who has qualified for Regionals. The 3000m events will be held on Friday evening with First Call at 6:45pm and Events Commencing at 7:00pm. On Saturday and Sunday the First Call will be at 7:45am with Events Commencing at 8:00am. You can also download a copy of the 2017 Region Champs (3 day) List of Events and we encourage all Regional Competitors and Parents to read the Regional Carnival Information Pack 2017.

100m and 3000m this Friday.  This Friday January 20th we will be running Event Series 3 which sees the Tots running 50m, the U6’s and U7′s running 50m and 100m, U8 to U12′s running 100m and 200m, and the U13′s to U17′s running the 100m and 800m events. There is also a test for the long distance runners with a 3000m event scheduled for the U13’s to U17’s at 8:00pm. For a full listing of events you can download a copy of the ESLAC Event Series 3 Jan 20, 2017 to your phone along with a copy of the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Oct 12, 2014 so that you know what events are scheduled and where you can find your group at any time.

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 U9 Boys and U9 Girls Parents 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.

Registrations are Still Open. The ESLAC Little Athletics season runs right through until March 2017 (with a Christmas/New Year break), so there is plenty of athletics left this season. 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 5:30pm at the registration desk as you walk into ES Marks. Please visit our Registration Page for full registration details.

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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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