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Latest News: Monday, 1 August 2016
Welcome to the 2016/17 Little Athletics Season

Registrations. Registrations are now open for the 2016/2017 Little Athletics Season. All registrations are done through the Little Athletics NSW Online Registration System but need to be completed by turning up to one of our two registration nights on either Friday 2nd of September for both Returning and New Members or on Thursday the 8th of September for Returning Members. After those dates we ask members to arrive early on the  Friday competition nights (by 5pm) to complete the registration process. For further details on the registration process please visit our Registration Page.

Documents Required. Please make sure you bring completed copies of the 2016 LANSW Working With Children Declaration and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 with you to the registration night as they are required to complete registration. New members will also need to bring proof of age so that our registrar can confirm the correct age group for new athletes. Birth certificate or passport are the preferred proof of age documents.

Season Calendar. The 2016/17 Season comprises 21 Friday night competitions which is one more week than last season with an extra competition night added at the end of the Christmas/New Year break to give our Regional Carnival qualifiers a chance to get some extra competition before the Regional Carnival on the last weekend of January. The first competition night is Friday the 9th of September 2016 and the last is Friday the 10th of March 2017 with a Christmas/New Year Break from Friday December 9th (setup for Zone Carnival) until Friday January 13th (Regional Qualifiers Invitation Meet). Please download a copy of the ESLAC Calendar 2016_2017 Season for full details or visit our Calendar Page.

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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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