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Latest News: Friday, 16 March 2018
It’s the Last Little A’s for the 2017/18 Season!

Tiny Tots Season Medals Tonight. Tonight we will be presenting the Tiny Tots with their Season Medals. We do this on the last night of the season for our youngest age group because the trophy night (scheduled for April) tends to be too big a night for them (and their families) so they will be sent home with their awards tonight. We will set up the medal presentation dias at the south eastern part of the oval in front of the barbeque where the age flags are set up at the start of the night and have the Tiny Tots presentation at 6:40pm.

State Team Presentation. ESLAC has 27 athletes who will be competing in 55 events at the LANSW State Championships next weekend. It is a great achievement to represent your club, your family and of course yourself by competing at the State Championships and to celebrate this achievement, each athlete will receive a special award at 6pm, the start of our last night of the season. So please be on time and come and wish our State Team all the best tonight.

End of Season Program. There will be a few special events for tonight to make it a mixture of serious preparation for the State Championships on next weekend, fierce competition for Age Championship points and some fun. There will be an Egg and Spoon Race (at Relay A) for the Tots and U6’s and a Monster Obstacle Course for the U8 to U17 age groups and we will finish the night with the All Ages Relay at 7:40pm.

Hurdles, 400m and 800m tonight. The serious side of the program sees the Tots run 70m the U6’s and U7’s run 70m and 100m, the U9’s to U12’s run the 60m Hurdles and the U13’s to U17’s running 80/90/100/110m Hurdles with the U8’s to U11’s running 400m and the U12’s to U17’s running the 800m. For a full listing of events you can download a copy of the ESLAC End of Year 2018 Program to your phone along with a copy of the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Oct 6, 2017 so that you know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

Age Champion Shields. Could all of last season’s Age Champions please bring their Shields back to ES Marks tonight. We will need to engrave new names on each of the shields (whose names will go on the shields for this season?) so if you can remember to bring them back it will save a lot of chasing around in the lead up to trophy night.

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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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