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Latest News: Friday, 15 February 2019
200m and Javelin This Friday Feb 15th

200m and Javelin this Friday February 15th. This Friday we are running Event Series 6 with the U10 – U17 age groups running the 200m/800m combination while the U7 – U9 will run a 70m/200m combination and the Tots – U6 will run 50m and 70m. The U11 – U17 age groups will also get to throw the Javelin starting at 8pm. You can print copies (or download copies to your phone) of the ESLAC Event Series 6 Feb 15, 2019, the Event Series 6 Program List Feb 15, 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.

Milly Boughton Secures Regional Record for ESLAC. Milly Boughton has capped off a brilliant Regional Carnival for ESLAC by blitzing the Regional Record for the U13 Girls 1500m Walk with a time of 7:26.83. It was a great credit to Milly because she was disqualified in last year’s Regional Walk final and we all felt the tremendous disappointment caused by what many thought was a very harsh DQ decision but she did not let it get her down and continued her training and is now back stronger than ever as the new Regional record holder. We are looking forward to seeing Milly and her fellow ESLAC State Reps in action again at the State Championships in March.

ESLAC State Team Still to be Finalised. The last Regional Carnival will be held this weekend (there are 8 Regions in all) and after the results are in, the final ESLAC State Team will be advised. We already have 14 athletes who have secured automatic qualification for State by finishing 1st or 2nd at our Regional Carnival on Feb 2nd and 3rd, but the next 8 best performances from all Regions in each event also go through to State, so we are hoping our 14 strong State Team will be substantially boosted when the team is finalised. To see who is in contention please download our ESLAC 2019 Regional Team Results Summary.

Barbeque Help Required (U6 Boys and U6 Girls). The barbeque is the major fund raiser for ESLAC during the season and we thank the volunteers who turn up to run it every week. This week it is the turn of the U6 age group to help out. It’s hard wrangling very young kids and helping out but it is even harder to run a barbeque without enough helpers, so why not arrange for Grandma and Grandad to watch the kids do some athletics and come and lend a helping hand at the barbeque. We are at the home stretch of the season now so it’ll be the last call out for the U6’s to help at the barbeque for this season.

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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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