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Latest News: Thursday, 2 December 2021
Friday 03 December – guess who is coming to ES Marks?

The weather looks good for some fast times on the track and a visit from the special guest in the red suit.  For those that haven’t seen it, stand aside and observe our ESLAC athletes harness their competitive instinct to secure that last chocolate or lolly. Our visitor will appear around 1825 to cover both the first session and the start of the second session.

Remember we are at ES Marks Friday 3 December, as the track work has been delayed and this is our last night before the Christmas break.

Please support the club and buy a ticket in the $10 raffle. The first prize is a fantastic SLSA approved Nippy foam nipper board from the team at Nippy who are also great parents from the club.  If you don’t need a Nipper board the alternate first prize is a case of Mumm Champagne …. there may be some disappointed kids tomorrow night!  Our second prize is a fantastic G Shock watch (thanks Piers and Bec Halleen).  If ticket sales go well, it will be drawn at 19:30 so please support the club.

This week is the last week to enter Zones.  If you are interested in the competition please register for the Zones Carnival on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January.  We can send at least five athletes to every event and we want to showcase the talented ESLAC athletes.  It is great practice for their school zone and regional programs too. It will be held at the Crest Athletics track at Bankstown.  The program is the same as the last zone in 2019.  The two minor changes are the 80M hurdle events will be on Sunday not Saturday and the relays will be earlier in the day on Sunday rather than the last event. Click here to view the 2019 program..  The Region 8 Carnival is planned to follow zone on Saturday 19 and Sun 20 February.

We have received stock of the size 4, size 6 and size 8 uniform singlets which will be on sale.

This week U8 Parents that aren’t helping the Age Manager are required to assist at the BBQ from 1730-1830.

Under 11 Parents that aren’t helping the Age Manager are required to assist at the BBQ from 1830-2000.

U8 or U11 Parents who have paid their non-volunteer levy are not required to assist.

  • Our Tots to Under 8s event is from 1730-1830
  • Our U9s to U17s event are from 1830-2000
  • Please just line up at the relevant age flag positioned on the field to enable the event to commence

Some key information about our event is outlined below:

  1. If we cancel due to weather this will be notified by 1300 on a Friday (website, Instagram and facebook).  We try to ensure we hold the event but if heavy rain/storms are forecast at the time of our event we will cancel as our electronic timing gear is impacted by the heavy rain.
  2. New members collecting your registrations, please bring proof of age for your athlete (birth certificate or passport) 
  3. For Registration please remember you will need to complete the working with children form (required by Little Athletics NSW) as you will accessing the general area.  Please note that you will not need to have a Working With Children clearance just complete the form if you are only performing limited parent helper duties etc.  Registration collection will be available from 1700
  4. At registrations you will also need to complete the parental obligations form advise whether you will help the age manager, help on the BBQ or be paying the non volunteer fee $70 for a child or $120 for a family.  We require one carer from each family to assist each week and if this not possible please pay the non volunteer fee at registration.  We use this money to arrange a large crew of ex athletes to ensure the event functions each week.
  5. Uniforms will be open as well but to ensure you don’t miss the event if required just pin your number on your athlete’s shirt so they can start with the other athletes and then you can purchase the uniform through the evening.  We have now have stock of our size 4, 6 and 8 singlets but are still awaiting other items.  If anyone has old uniforms we will accept them washed and with the numbers and patches removed given the shortage of uniforms. Please drop them at the uniform shop.
  6. We are completing event series 5  which is on our website.
  7. Those that have enrolled in the coaching programs they will commence from 1730 with Leo on Sprints, Mal on Hurdles and Maxim on walks.  If you want your athlete to participate please pay the $100 fee for the season (refer to coaching section) of the website.

For the final week under our COVID plan parents and carers that are not vaccinated please stay outside of the fenced area,  so please do not enter the track and field area. Vaccinated parents and carers would participate as normal.

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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 Season Calendar) our registered athletes turn up to ES Marks. 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). ESLAC Coaches/Age Managers will take the Little Athletes around the track to start the warm up so that they are warmed up and the Events Program is ready to start.

Tiny Tots (ages U4/U5) through to U7 do 4 events in 15 minute blocks between 5.30om – 6.30pm. The U8 to U17 age groups do 2 field events that take 40 minutes each and 2 track events that take 20 minutes each, between 6.30pm – 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.

We commence Friday 5 November at ES Marks and we have the split times like last year. Tots to Under 8s will be held from 1730-1830 with U9 to U17 from 1830 until 2000. We are at the usual ES Marks venue from 5 November and we move to McKay Sports Ground (known to some as the Sydney High Cricket Oval) in Centennial Park for Friday 3 December and then when we return on 28 January 2022 to Mckay Sports Ground in Centennial Park for the remainder of the season, whilst the ES Marks track is resurfaced.

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