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Latest News: Friday, 12 March 2021
ESLAC Success at LANSW State Multi Event Championships

Little A’s is On. Friday March 12, 2021 2:00pm Just a note to reassure everyone that the predicted rain has not eventuated and Little A’s will be on this Friday and since there has been little to no rain today we expect to be able to run the full Event Series 2 program (see below for details).

Tiny Tot Trophies this Friday Night. As is our tradition, we have special Tiny Tot trophies made up to present this Friday. Our ESLAC trophy night (venue and date to be advised) is usually a bit overwhelming for the Tiny Tots so we get their trophies done on the last night of the season, which makes it a particularly special night for them.

Return Request for Age Champion Shields. To those Age Champions from the 2019/20 season that managed to collect their Age Champion Shields at the beginning of this season (apologies again to those who did not get a chance to collect their shields) can you please return them this Friday night. We will need to them back to get them updated with a new crop of Age Champions from the 2020/21 season.

State Multi Event Championship Success. Congratulations to our 3 medalists from the State Multi Event Championships held in Woolongong last weekend. Emmanuel Moros took out silver with 4,148 points in the U12 Boys and Capri Vincent on 4,595 points and Marnie Laurence on 4,588 points (that is sooo close!) took out silver and bronze in the U9 Girls. It was an outstanding performance by these athletes and the whole ESLAC team in this challenging but fun Little Athletics event.

Hurdles, Walks and Javelin this Friday March 12th. This Friday March 12th we will be running Event Series 2 which sees the Tots through U7s run 70m, the U6s and U8s run the 100m and the U8s through U17s running the straight hurdles. There are Walks for the U9s, U10s and U11s while the U12s to U17s run a 400m and the U7s take on the 500m event. You can print a copy of the ESLAC Event Series 2 Mar 12, 2021 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.

Barbeque Help Required. The barbeque fuels the families of ESLAC as well as the ESLAC bank balance and it has been doing a brilliant job on both counts this season. But the barbeque needs volunteers to run smoothly so, if you nominated as a barbeque volunteer on your parental obligations form, please see Vanessa at the barbeque to help out, the earlier the better.

Record Representation at the State Championships for ESLAC Athletes. Congratulations again to the 47 athletes that have made it all the way through to the State Championships this year. We thought we had a good year last year with 39 athletes who qualified for the State Championships but that figure has been well and truly surpassed this year with a giant contingent totalling 47 athletes making it through to State. To see the athletes who are competing for Eastern Suburbs and their events please download copies of the ESLAC State Reps 2021 U9-U12 and the ESLAC State Reps 2021 U13-U17.

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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 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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