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 Season Calendar) our registered athletes turn up to ES Marks. 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). ESLAC Coaches/Age Managers will take the Little Athletes around the track to start the warm up so that they are warmed up and the Events Program is ready to start.
Tiny Tots (ages U4/U5) through to U7 do 4 events in 15 minute blocks between 5.30om – 6.30pm. The U8 to U17 age groups do 2 field events that take 40 minutes each and 2 track events that take 20 minutes each, between 6.30pm – 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.
We commence Friday 5 November at ES Marks and we have the split times like last year. Tots to Under 8s will be held from 1730-1830 with U9 to U17 from 1830 until 2000. We are at the usual ES Marks venue from 5 November and we move to McKay Sports Ground (known to some as the Sydney High Cricket Oval) in Centennial Park for Friday 3 December and then when we return on 28 January 2022 to Mckay Sports Ground in Centennial Park for the remainder of the season, whilst the ES Marks track is resurfaced.
Twitter Handle @EastSubLittleAs