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Latest News: Wednesday, 8 March 2017
It’s the Last Little A’s Meet for the Season

Last Little A’s Meet for the Season. This Friday March 10th will be our last Little As meet for the 2016/17 Season. We are looking forward to a great farewell to the season tonight and the weather looks like it will be doing its part. The gloomy conditions are forecast to brighten this afternoon and we are expecting fine conditions, 24 degrees with a very handy southerly tailwind down the back straight which is sure to help quite a few athletes set a new PB on the last night of the season.

Tiny Tots Season Medals Tonight. Tonight we will be presenting the Tiny Tots with their Season Medals. We do this on the last night of the season for our youngest age group because the trophy night (scheduled for April 30th) tends to be too big a night for them (and their families) so they will be sent home with their awards tonight. We will set up the medal presentation dias at the south western part of the oval, next to the new barbeque position and have the Tiny Tots presentation at 6:40pm.

End of Season Program. There will be a few special events for tonight to make it a mixture of serious preparation for the State Championships on next weekend, fierce competition for Age Championship points and some fun. There will be a Monster Obstacle Course for the U8 to U17 age groups and we will finish the night with the All Ages Relay at 7:40pm.

100m, 400m and 800m tonight. The serious side of the program sees the Tots run 70m the U6’s and U7’s run 70m and 100m and the U8’s to Seniors run the 100m with the U8’s to U11’s running 400m and the U12’s to U17’s running the 800m. For a full listing of events you can download a copy of the ESLAC End of Year 2017 to your phone along with a copy of the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Oct 12, 2014 so that you know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

Barbeque Helpers. This week it is the turn of the families of the U7 Boys and U7 Girls to help out. We are expecting lots of Tiny Tots tonight so extra help would be appreciated. You might have noticed that we are trying out a new barbeque position at the end of the Front Straight on the South Western end of ES Marks. We moved it there to avoid the worst of the heat a few weeks ago and decided it worked well and we should stay in that position for the rest of this season.

ESLAC Athletes Shine at State Multi Championships. Each year the State Multi-Event Championships are held before the State Championships and were held at the Hunter Sports Stadium last weekend. They are the Little Athletics Equivalent of the Olympic Heptathlon for Women and Olympic Decathlon for Men. In the Olympic version athletes accumulate points in 7 events for women and 10 events for men and it is the athlete that has the most points at the end of the competition who is the overall winner. It has just been announced that ESLAC Athletes, Jemima Keay Doak and Ethan Bateman have been selected in the 6 person NSW State Team. ESLAC was also proud to have Max Wend take out the Silver medal in the U12 Boys Muti-Event Championship. Congratulations to all those ESLAC Athletes who competed and please let us know if there are other results that we should let our ESLAC members know about.

If you would like further information about the Little Athletics Mult Event competitions please contact Meagan Doak by email at meagandoak@gmail.com Meagan’s daughter has competed in many events over the years and she would happy to help any aspiring athletes learn more about the program.

State Championships Program Announced. The State Championships program has been announced. Please follow these links to see when your events are scheduled: LANSW 2017 State Track & Field Championships – FRIDAY EVENTS, LANSW 2017 State Track & Field Championships – SATURDAY EVENTS, LANSW 2017 State Track & Field Championships – SUNDAY EVENTS.

ESLAC Trophy Night: Save the Date Sunday the 30th of April. We are planning to have the ESLAC Trophy night for the U6’s to U17’s on Sunday the 30th of April (first Sunday after ANZAC day) at our usual venue of the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club. This is only a tentative date as the venue booking is yet to be confirmed but please save the date and we will confirm dates in the coming weeks.

Age Champion Shields. Could all of last season’s Age Champions please bring their Shields back to ES Marks tonight. We will need to engrave new names on each of the shields (whose names will go on the shields for this season?) so if you can remember to bring them back it will save a lot of chasing around in the lead up to trophy night.

 

 

 

 

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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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