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Latest News: Monday, 10 December 2018
Great Zone Carnival for ESLAC

March Past Success. Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre was the winner of the ICZ march past for the first time in seven years.  The march past was on Sunday and thanks in a large part to the efforts of Kimi Anderson, her daughter Lara Roets U14G and our Vice President, Drew Richardson, ESLAC was voted as the winner by a panel of judges from the 7 clubs who make up our Zone. Thanks also to Fred Whalebone (he’s holding up the winner’s trophy in the picture) and how good were our bag pipe player and baton twirler?

Relay Results.  Thanks to our ESLAC Relay Teams who stayed until the last event on Sunday and have all made it through to the Regional Championships with the Junior Girls finishing 1st (Marli Mayne 9; Grace Madden 10; Eliette Millecamps 11; Alyssa Azriel 12), Senior Boys finishing 2nd (Declan Minto 13; Benjamin Hickman 14; Leon Bakis 15; Fred Whalebone 17), and the Senior Girls (Mietta Paipetis 13; Eden Levit 14; Francesca Heyko-Porebski 17; Lara Roets 14) and Junior Boys (Rory Muldowney 9; Julian Minto 10; Jack Richardson 11; Luke Newrick 12) both finishing 3rd.

Full Results for Eastern Suburbs Athletes. You can download a copy of the ESLAC Provisional Zone Results – 2018 and see exactly how all our Eastern Suburbs athletes performed. Please look at your results and let us know as soon as possible if you think there are any errors in the results. Remember that all field event results are transcribed from hand written results sheets into the computer database so there is always potential for human error, so please check your results and reply to this email if you spot any problems.

Progression to Regional Championships. The Regional Championships will be held at The Ridge Athletics Track, Recreation Drive, Bardon Ridge NSW 2234 on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of February 2019. There are 2 Zones that make up Region 8, Inner City Zone (our Zone) and Southern Met Zone. U7’s don’t go to Regionals but U8-U17 athletes automatically progress based on the results from the 2 Zones that make up our Region. The rules for progression from Zone to Region can be a bit complicated but the basically for a Region with only 2 Zones (like ours) the top 6 athletes from each event at each Zone automatically progress to Regionals and then the next best 4 athletes from either Zone also progress. When considering the next best 4 athletes, only results from finals are considered for track events (timed finals in the 400m and 800m are considered finals) but from all results for field events.

Click HERE to view the full document outlining the progression from zone to region and from region to state and click HERE to view the full document outlining the determination of next best performances from zone to region and from region to state.

The Zone Secretary will publish a list showing who has made it through to Region but there are a few issues that need to be resolved before that list can be finalised. If you would like to do some sleuthing of your own to see if you are headed to the Regional Championships, you can compare the Provisional ICZ 2018 Results with the Final Sth Met 2018 Results and do your own calculations.

If You Can’t Make Regionals. If you can’t make it to Regionals then please let us know by sending an email to eslac1@outlook.com. It is a great help to the organisers of the Regional Carnival to know who can’t make it so they can equalise the participants in the heats and seed them correctly.

Piper Simpson Does it Again. Piper Simpson, ESLAC U11 athlete, has continued her rich vein of form and obliterated the Zone record in the 1500m event on Saturday morning bettering the previous mark by 5.17 seconds in at time of 5:06.93. Congratulations again for another great performance from Piper this time wearing the Eastern Suburbs colours.

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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 2018_2019 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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