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

Latest News: Friday, 8 November 2019
State Relay Team Announced and Zone Nominations Open

Event Series 3 this Friday. This Friday the 8th of November we will be running Event Series 3 which sees the Tots run 50m, the U6 and U7s run 50m and 70m, the U8 to U10s run a 100m/200m combination and the U11 to U17s run the 100m and 800m. The U13 to U17 athletes will also have a chance to run a 3000m long distance race at 8pm. You can download copies of the ESLAC Event Series 3 Nov 8, 2019 the Event Series 3 Program List Nov 8, 2019 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.

State Relay Next Weekend. The ESLAC State Relay Teams have been announced so please download a copy of the ESLAC State Relay Junior Teams Nov 16, 2019 V2 and the ESLAC State Relay Senior Teams Nov 17, 2019 V2 to see who is in the team. The State Relays are being held next weekend at Sydney Olympic Park, the Junior day (U8 – U11) is on Saturday the 16th and the Senior day (U12 – U17) is on Sunday the 17th of November. ESLAC has entered 31 teams this year. You can download a copy of the 2019 State Relay Event List With Times to work out what time you need to get to SOPAC next weekend and there is also a Relays Information for Competitors 2019. Check out the LANSW web site here for further information on the State Relay Championships.

Zone Nominations Open. Each year ESLAC athletes from ages U7 to U17 are invited to participate in the Zone Carnival held at our home track of ES Marks Athletics Field on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of December. It costs $20 to nominate for the Zone Carnival and the parent/carer of each entrant is expected to volunteer for 2 hours as a helper or pay a $50 non-volunteer levy. U7 to U11 athletes can enter a maximum of 4 events each and U12 to U17 athletes can enter a maximum of 6 events each. Our Zone, the Inner City Zone, is made up of 8 clubs and is one of the strongest Zones in Australia. Each of the 8 clubs can enter a maximum of 5 athletes in each event for the U7 to U11 age groups (there is no limit on Club entries for U12 to U17 athletes), so entries for U7 to U11 are competitive and the final say on who will represent ESLAC will be based on Friday night events results as judged by the ESLAC Committee.

The Zone Entry Table will be set up next to the barbeque in front of the girls change rooms.

List of Zone Events for Each Age Group. This list is to help you choose your events. Please note that the times are only estimates and the U11 and U12 age groups will run 80m Hurdles at Zone this year please also note that from this year U12 athletes can enter a maximum of 6 events up from a maximum of 4 last year)

U7B  U7G   U8B  U8G   U9B  U9G   U10B  U10G   U11B  U11G   (Max 4 Entries per Athlete)

U12B   U12G   U13B   U13G   U14B   U14G   U15B   U15G   U17B   U17G   (Max 6 Entries per Athlete)

State Championships Event List Matrix Released. When deciding which events to do for Zone it can sometimes be helpful to know what your timetable might be like if you made it all the way through to the State Titles on March 14th and 15th 2020. Be optimistic and take a look at the 2020 State program — MATRIX OF EVENTS before you select your events for Zone.

Barbeque Help Required. Thanks to those who have been helping at the barbeque every week, it is very much appreciated. But we know those regular volunteers could really do with some extra help, so if you have registered as helping with the BBQ please see Allison at the barbeque area to assist (the earlier the better). We have a large number of registered BBQ helpers but have not had many actually assisting lately.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2019_20 season are still open. We have already had 6 weeks of the season but there are 11 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 6th of March 2020. When registering, remember that we are “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” and that if you want to claim your $100 NSW State Government Active Kids Voucher, you should visit Services NSW first to get your voucher number. Click here to register online now, or visit our Registration Page for full details on how to register for the 2019/20 season.


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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