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Latest News: Friday, 22 September 2017
Hurdles and Triple Jump Tonight

Hurdles and Triple Jump Tonight. Friday the 22nd of September sees us running Event Series 5 which is a hurdles night. It is also the first triple jump for the season for the U11s to U17s. We will also be running a 300m event for the U6 age group. The 300m is the U6s introduction to long distance events and is when some young athletes learn for the first time that there is more to running than just sprinting. Check out the entire program by downloading the ESLAC Event Series 5 Sep 22, 2017 and downloading the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Sep 14, 2017 so that you can work out were your age group is at any time.

ESLAC Holiday Dates. ESLAC will have a break over the October long weekend which is coming up next weekend. So there will be no Little As on Friday the 29th of September but we will be back the following week on October the 6th so there will be some Little Athletics to look forward to in the school holidays. Please download a copy of our ESLAC Calendar 2017_2018 Season for all the key dates for the 2017/18 Season.

Barbeque Roster. We have appointed a new barbeque manager for the 2017/18 season, her name is Natalie Jaeger and to help her in her new role we are implementing a barbeque roster for the rest of the season. Please download a copy of the ESLAC Barbeque Roster 2017_2018 Season to see when your age group is rostered on the help out.

This week it is the turn of the U8 age group to help out. So if you nominated to help out at the barbeque on your volunteer form and you are available this afternoon/evening, then please go to the barbeque area and ask for Natalie. Setting up the barbeque is always a particular challenge so if we could have some volunteers at around 5:30pm it would be greatly appreciated.

Registration Finalisation. If you haven’t registered yet for the 2017/18 season, don’t worry, there is still plenty of time, simply click here to register online now. To finalise your registration there will be 3 queues at the registration desk that you will pass on your way to the ES Marks track on Friday night:

  1. One queue will be for new members who will need to show athlete ID (passport or birth certificate preferred) to confirm the correct age group has been selected and hand in their 2017 LANSW Working With Children Declaration and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms before picking up their registration pack.
  2. Another queue will be for returning members who only need to hand in their 2017 LANSW Working With Children Declaration and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms before picking up their registration pack.
  3. The 3rd queue will be for those who already registered on our first registration night (thank you for doing this it really helps us) but were issued temporary plastic registration numbers for Tots to U11s and their dual registration number for U12 to U17s because we had not yet received our RFID enabled ESLAC registration numbers. Simply hand in your plastic number, or show your dual registration number to receive the RFID enabled ESLAC number that is to be sewn onto your ESLAC uniform.

After the registration rush at the start of the night we will move the RFID enabled number collection from the registration desk to the back straight timing desk for the Tots to U11s and the front straight timing desk for the U12 to U17s.

Uniforms Sales. Uniform sales will be available 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.

Registering with ESLAC for the 2017/18 Season

Registration is a 3 step process:

Step 1 - All registrations are done online through Little Athletics NSW. Click here to register online now. Please note that for security reasons, ESLAC prefers not to accept membership payments, so all registration payments should be made online at the time of registration by clicking the “Submit Application & Pay Online” button when it is offered.
Step 2 - Registration can be completed now by coming to our 2nd registration night scheduled for Thursday the 7th of September from 5:00pm, or arriving early on your first competition night (from 5:15pm) and visiting Ilana, our registrar, at the registration desk on the way into ES Marks just before you see the track. Athletes who have completed the online part of registration, including online payment, will be asked for their completed 2017 LANSW Working With Children Declaration and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms (these were downloaded as part of the online registration process and should be completed prior to attending the registration). Once the forms are received athletes are given a registration pack that includes their registration number and age group and sponsor patches.
Step 3 - This step only applies to athletes who are new to the club for the 2017/2018 season. You MUST bring a proof of age document that can be sighted by the club registrar so that the registered athlete’s age group can be confirmed. Birth certificate or passport are the preferred proof of age documents.

Notes:

  • Little Athletes registering for the first time for the 2017/18 season will be asked to select a centre and then a club. In both cases choose “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club-Friday
  • Remember, you are registering your little athletes not yourself so please ensure you enter the correct details i.e. make sure you use the Little Athlete’s name and not yours. When supplying an email address be mindful that this is the email address the ESLAC committee will use to communicate with you about ESLAC events and information during the season.

Age Groups

To see what age group your Little Athlete is in please consult the ESLAC Registration Ages 2017/2018 Season.

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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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