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Latest News: Friday, 4 December 2020
Regionals Entry Table for U9’s to U12’s Open this Friday

U9 to U12 Regional Qualifying Event Entries. This Friday we will have the Regional Entries table set up near the Girls Change Rooms on the eastern side of ES Marks (where the uniform shop used to be set up). U9 to U12 athletes will be invited to enter a maximum of 4 events but only if they have met the qualifying standards for each event as set out in the links below:

U9 Region 8 Qualifying 2020_21

U10 Region 8 Qualifying 2020_21

U11 Region 8 Qualifying 2020_21

U12 Region 8 Qualifying 2020_21

Please note that Eastern Suburbs has also booked ES Marks from 4pm to 6pm on Sunday the 13th of December so that U9 to U12 athletes can have one last chance at meeting the qualifying standards for Regionals and U13 to U17 athletes can post performances to help with their State Championship entries.

200m and Javelin this Friday December 4th. This Friday we are running Event Series 6 with the U10 – U17 age groups running the 200m/800m combination. The U7s will run a 50m/200m combination and the U8s and U9s will combine the 200m with a 70m sprint. The Tots – U6 will run 50m and 70m and the U11 – U17 age groups will also get to throw the Javelin starting at 8:30pm. You can print copies (or download copies to your phone) of the ESLAC Event Series 6 Dec 4, 2020 and the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Sep 19, 2018 and bring them with you on Friday night so that you know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

Barbeque Help Required. The barbeque has been going very well this season. It’s been keeping our athletes and families fed, helping families manage what can be very busy Friday nights as well as earning great income for ESLAC. The income from the barbeque is our major fund raiser for the season and keeps our club afloat but we need help in the form of volunteers to keep it running smoothly. If you can assist this Friday please see Vanessa at the barbeque to help out, the earlier the better.

2nd Half  of the ESLAC Little A’s Season in 2021. Even though it is our last Friday night of Little A’s for 2020 we still have another 8 Friday nights in the 2nd half of our season in 2021 starting on January 22nd, 2021 right through until March 12th, 2021. Please see our Calendar Page for all the season’s 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 2019_20 Calendar August 27, 2019) 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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