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Latest News: Thursday, 19 November 2020
100m, Middle Distance and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday November 20th

Event Series 4 Friday 20th of November. This Friday we will be running Event Series 4. The Tots to U7 will run 70m and 100m, the U8s will run 100m and 700m races, the U9’s and U10’s a 100m and an 800m, while the U11’s to U17’s will run a 100m/1500m combination. The U12’s and Senior athletes will also have the chance to run the 200m/300m hurdles events. You can print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 4 Nov 20, 2020, 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.

Uniform Shop Dates. Amanda Garland-Barnes and Dan Barnes have done great work in keeping the uniform shop stocked up and keeping our ESLAC athletes looking good. With our memberships settling down for the season and most athletes kitted out, the uniform shop will be open this Friday 20th of November for the last time before the Christmas/New Year break. After this Friday please send us an email and we will make arrangements for gear to be picked up at the barbeque.

State Championships Announced by Little Athletics NSW. For those that missed last week’s announcement: the LANSW State Championships will occur over two weekends at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre (SOPAC) and will be divided into the following age groups:

LANSW Littles State Championships (U9-U12s) – 20-21 March 2021
LANSW Youth State Championships (U13-U17s) – 27-28 March 2021

Remember, you can always check our Calendar Page for the latest information.

Barbeque Help Required. The barbeque takes a bit of a hit as far as wastage is concerned when we cancel Little A’s at the last minute like las week. But that’s life when organising outdoor events and Wende family will be back at it again this Friday keeping our ESLAC families fed and helping us manage what can be very busy Friday nights as well as earning great income for ESLAC. But we need help in the form of volunteers to keep the barbeque running smoothly. If you can assist this Friday please see Vanessa at the barbeque to help out, the earlier the better.

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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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