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Latest News: Friday, 5 March 2021
Record ESLAC Representation at LANSW State Championships for 2020/21

State Multi-Event Championships this Weekend. This weekend ESLAC has 12 athletes competing in the State Multi-Event Championships at Beaton Park in Woolongong.  Athletes competing in the LANSW Multi-Event Championships compete in a number of events (it is the Little Athletics version of the Heptathlon or the Decathlon events from the Olympics) and are awarded points for their performance in each event. The better your performance in an event the higher your points score. All athletes in an age group compete in the same set of events and the overall highest points earner is the multi-event champion for each age group. Emma Laurence has generously agreed to be the ESLAC Multi-Event Team Manager this year so please send a reply to this email if you would like her contact details.

No Age Champion Points this Friday. Because some of our best and brightest will be away at the State Multi-Event Championships this weekend, there will be no Age Champion points awarded this Friday. This will ensure none of our Multi-Event athletes are disadvantaged in the tight tussles going on in some age groups for this season’s Age Championship awards.

Tiny Tot Trophies Next Friday Night. Next Friday night will be our last regular competition night for the season and will also be the night that the Tiny Tot athletes receive their season trophies. So make sure you bring your Tiny Tot along next week for their special night. Since we have 2 weekends of State Championships this season which take us right up until the end of the school term, the rest of our ESLAC athletes will have to wait until after the school holidays to receive their awards and trophies at our ESLAC Trophy Night (venue and date TBA).

Extra Straight Hurdles being run this Friday night. Since we have such great representation in the sprint hurdles events at the State Championships this season and because our last hurdles night was cancelled, we are setting up hurdles on the back straight at 6:45pm, 60m Hurdles first and then 80/90/100 and 110m Hurdles after the U9s and U10s have competed their 100m events.

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.

100m, 400m and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday January 22nd. This Friday March 5th we will run  Event Series 1 which sees the Tots run the 50m, the U6s and U7s run a 50m/100m combination, while the U8s to U17s will compete in the 100m and 400m events. The U12s to U17s will also compete in the 200m/300m Hurdles Events. You can print or download the ESLAC Event Series 1 March 5, 2021 and the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Sep 19, 2019 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.

Club Captains for the 2021/22 Season. ESLAC is very happy and proud to announce that Max Wende and Lara Roets have been selected as ESLAC Male and Female Club Captains for the 2021/22 season. ESLAC is reinstating the positions of Club Captains after a long absence to recognise the contribution of our most senior athletes and to offer our younger athletes a chance to aspire to attaining what we are sure will be a very sort after positions into the future. Both Max and Lara have been with ESLAC many many years and have contributed to the club by representing ESLAC at many Regional and State Championships and not only bagging a great haul of medals for ESLAC but also for displaying exemplary conduct and sportsmanship at all times. In more recent times Max has proved to be a dab hand at the barbeque and Lara has been working tirelessly behind the scenes with setup and packup and as a stand in Age Manager for the younger age groups. Congratulations Max and Lara, we hope you have a great 2021/22 season as ESLAC Club Captains!

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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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