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Latest News: Friday, 19 January 2018
ESLAC is Back for 2018

ESLAC is Back for 2018. The second half of the ESLAC 2017/18 Little Athletics season starts tonight Friday the 19th of January with Event Series 3. This week is week 13 of 20 weeks in the season so there are 8 weeks of Little Athletics left in the season. Next Friday coincides with Australia day on January 26th and we have decided not to compete with all of the other Australia Day activities over the long weekend and there will be no ESLAC Little Athletics on January 26th.

Regional Carnival. The Region 8 Athletics Carnival will be held at the Ridge Athletics Track, Recreation Dr, Barden Ridge on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of February. 75 of the 119 ESLAC athletes who entered Zone have progressed through to Regionals. When you consider that 13 of those who competed at Zone were U7s who aren’t eligible to compete at Regionals, you can see what an outstanding result that is for our club. Congratulations to all those athletes and families who will be going to Regionals. For a complete list of ESLAC Regional Competitors and their events please download the Eastern Suburbs LAC Regional Representatives 2018. You can also download the 2017 – 18 Region 8 Program and the Ridge Map Region 2017-18 to see what time your events are on and where your events are being held. There is also the Information for ESLAC Regional Team Members  document that should answer most questions about competing at Regionals this year.

Regional Team Meeting. At 7:30pm this evening there will be a compulsory meeting for the members of the ESLAC Regional team. Please meet near the Age Managers’ table to get all the latest information on the Regional Carnival.

Event Series 3 this Friday. This Friday the 27th of October we will be running Event Series 3 which sees the Tots run 50m, the U6 and U7s run 50m and 70m, the U8 to U10s run a 100m/200m combination and the U11 to U17s run 100m and 800m. Please download the ESLAC Event Series 3 Jan 19, 2017, the Event Series 3 Program List Jan 19, 2018 and the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Oct 6, 2017 so you can bring them along on Friday night and know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

You can Still Register for Little Athletics for the 2017/18 Season. There are still 8 weeks of Little Athletics action left this season so there is plenty of time to register. While there are no discounts (LANSW don’t allow discounts when registering through their system) there is a $50 cash rebate for late season entries that is refunded when you register again for next season. All registrations are done online through Little Athletics NSW. Click here to register online now or visit our Registration page for full details about the registration process.

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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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