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Latest News: Thursday, 2 August 2018
Welcome to Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics

2018/19 Season Start. The Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics season kicks off on Friday the 14th of September.

Registration for the 2018/19 Season. Registrations for athletes born from 2002 to 2015 who want to participate in Little Athletics are now open for the 2018/19 season. All registrations are done online through Little Athletics NSW. BEFORE you register for Little Athletics, make sure you apply for your $100 NSW Government Active Kids Voucher by visiting the Services NSW web site. Each school age child is eligible for 1 voucher every 12 months and Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics is a registered activity provider. You can enter your voucher code during the registration process to receive a $100 discount off your registration fee for each child registered. When registering, make sure you choose “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” as your centre and club, to participate in our weekly Friday night meets at ES Marks Athletics Field. Once your online registration is complete, you will need to present your registration forms at one of our registration nights on Friday the 7th of September at ES Marks Athletics Field, or at our presentation night on Sunday the 9th of September at Easts Rugby Club, to receive your registration pack for the new season. If you can’t make one of the registration nights (highly recommended), come early on your first night of competition and report to our Registrar.

To Register for the 2018/19 Little Athletics Season click here now.

For more information about registering for Little Athletics please visit our Registration Page.

2018/19 Season Calendar. The 2018/19 season has 19 Little Athletics meets at ES Marks on Friday nights, starting on Friday the 14th of September 2018 and going through until Friday the 8th of March 2019 (we take a break over the Christmas/New Year period). There is a separate stream of inter-club competitions that Athletes from Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics also compete in, starting with the Trans-Tasmin Trials on Sunday the 4th of November 2018. For a full listing of our season competitions and dates please download our ESLAC Calendar 2018_2019 Season.

New Age Groups for the 2018/19 Season. There are new age group dates that come into effect for the 2018/19 Little Athletics season. Your age group is now determined by your year of birth. The table below shows the age groups for next season.

Year of Birth

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Age Group

U17

U17

U15

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

U7

U6

Tots

Tots

 

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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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