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Latest News: Friday, 18 January 2019
Welcome Back to Little A’s for 2019

Welcome Back to ESLAC Little A’s for 2019. Welcome back to the 2nd half of the 2018/19 season. We are at the 12th week for our 19 week season so there is plenty of competition left in the season. For all the season dates please download a copy of our ESLAC A5 Season Calendar 2018_19.

Hurdles and Javelin this Friday January 18th. This Friday January 18th we will be running Event Series 2 which sees the Tots through U7s run 70m, the U6s through U9s run the 100m and the U8s through U17s running the straight hurdles. There are Walks for the U9s, U10s and U11s and the U12s to U17s will also run the 400m. You can print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 2 Jan 18, 2019 and the Event Series 2 Program List Jan 18, 2019 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.

ESLAC Regional Reps Confirmed. Congratulations to the 90 ESLAC athletes who’s performances at the Zone Carnival in December have earned them a place at the Regional Carnival on Feb 2nd and 3rd at The Ridge Athletics Track, Recreation Drive, Barden Ridge. Please see the Region 8 2019 qualifiers – ESLAC for a list of all the ESLAC Athletes who have qualified and their events. Please also see a copy of the 2019 Region 8 Program Event Times which shows the event times so you can plan what day/time you will need to be at The Ridge Athletics Track.

Barbeque Help Required (U11 Boys and U11 Girls). The barbeque It is the major fund raiser for ESLAC during the season so it’s important that we have the help required to make it run smoothly. This week it is the turn of the U11 age group to help out. Please download a copy of our ESLAC Barbeque Roster 2018_2019 Season to see when your age group is next scheduled to help out.

 

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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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