E.S. Marks Athletics Field, Moore Park, NSW

Latest News: Thursday, 18 January 2024
Keep fit over winter!

Winter training at ES Marks

Winter Coaching and starts the week commencing Monday 8 April . We have sprints, throws, long/triple and 200/400/800 coaching options across Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

Whilst little Athletics is over and winter sport has commenced.  The Schools competition program (School, Zone, Regionals, State and Nationals U10-U12) operates in Winter so doing one session a week will greatly assist with the schools program.  Remember the Primary Schools program  has 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m long jump, high jump, discus and shot put plus 2km and 3km cross country.  The Senior Schools program has all the events we do plus Hammer Throw, Steeple Chase and Pole Vault.

The coaching fee is for the season not per session and the fee is for the winter season.

The winter season starts week commencing Monday 8 April – 24 September for the (Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday options) and Monday 14 October for the Monday option.  There is no coaching on public holidays nor during the public school holidays periods for (Tuesday, Wednesday and Sundays).  Monday Coaching continues through the school holidays for those that paid for Mondays but is not available on Monday public holidays.

Monday (note 26 nights in the winter season) fee $230 for season and you can attend any session (noting 12 plus hurdles with Mal is only for age 12 plus hurdlers.  The $5 access fee also applies Monday as the coaching fee covers the coaching cost only.

  • 1730-1830 Sprints with Manu
  • 1730-1815 Hurdles with Mal (U8-U11)
  • 1815-1900 Hurdles with Mal ages 12 plus
  • 1730-1815 Long/Triple with Max Wende
  • 1730 – 1815 Shot and discuss with Anne
  • 1815-1845 Javelin with Max Wende
  • 1815-1915 Speed endurance with Anne 200/400/800,

Tuesday sprints with Manu 1730-1830  this season U6 and above  cost $160 for the season (ES Marks gate entry fee payable to Centennial Parklands)

Wednesday sprints and hurdles with Mal 1730 -1830 U8 and above cost $200 for the season (ES Marks gate entry fee payable to Centennial Parklands)

Sunday 0830-0930 Speed endurance at McKay Oval Centennial Park with Anne $160 for the season (no access fee obviously)

For those seeking distance training options contact Drew at drewarichardson@gmail.com


Please ensure that all fees are paid prior to joining the coaching.  Please pay the ESLAC bank account

Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics BSB: 012241

Account Number: 254 095 775

When paying, put your name and the night for which you are paying in the comments field:
eg $200 Wed H Holt etc

Thanks your ESLAC committee



Welcome to ESLAC
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.

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 (PB’s) 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 (2023 Season Calendar) our registered athletes turn up to ES Marks. Parents/carers take their little athletes to the age group marshalling area in front of the BBQ 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). ESLAC Coaches/Age Managers will take the Little Athletes around the track to start the warm up so that they are warmed up and the Events Program is ready to start.

Tiny Tots (ages U4/U5) through to U8 do 4 events in 15 minute blocks between 5.30pm – 6.30pm. The U9 to U17 age groups do 2 field events that take 40 minutes each and 2 track events that take 20 minutes each, between 6.30pm – 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.

Season starts in September at ES Marks, Kensington.

  • Tots to U8 – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • U9 to U17 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (can go longer if it’s a Walks or Javelin night)

ES Marks has undergone major upgrades since last season. We now have a brand new track! Parking is still at a premium though, make sure you get there early to get a parking space!

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