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Latest News: Thursday, 20 February 2020
ESLAC State Team Announced. Hurdles and Walks this Friday

ESLAC’s State Team for the 2020 LANSW State Championships Announced. Congratulations to the 39 athletes who have fought their way through the tough competition at Zone and the even tougher competition at Regionals to make it all the way to the Little Athletics NSW State Championships being held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre (SOPAC) on the 14th and 15th of March. This is the largest contingent in living memory that ESLAC has sent to the State Championships, so congratulations to our athletes, their coaches and their families on such a great result. Congratulations also must go to our new ESLAC President, Drew Richardson, for doing such a great job arranging coaching and generally building ESLAC into a club that can provide the support needed to help so many athletes qualify for State. For a complete list of who has made the team as well as their events (70 events in total) and qualifying performances please download a copy of the ESLAC LANSW State Team 2020.

Hurdles and Walks this Friday. This Friday February 21st we will be running Event Series 5 which sees the Tots to U7 running 50m and 70m with the U6’s getting a taste of middle distance running with a 300m run at 7pm. The U8s and U9s will run 60m hurdles and 70m and then a 400m all in lanes at 8pm. The under 10s to U17s combine 400m with hurdles and a walk race. You can download/print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 5 Feb 21, 2020, the Event Series 5 Program List Feb 21, 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.

Sunday 29th of March ESLAC Trophy Night Save the Date! This year we will be holding the ESLAC Trophy night on Sunday the 29th of March. The trophy presentation will be followed by dinner for those who would like to stay and celebrate a great 2019/20 season for ESLAC. We will be sending out a survey email in the next few weeks to find out who can attend and who can stay for dinner so we can finalise our trophy orders and let the Field Bar know how many will be attending dinner.

Tiny Tots Trophy Presentation. Another important date is Friday the 6th of March, not only is it our last ESLAC Little A’s meet of the season, it is also the Tiny Tots trophy presentation night. The ESLAC trophy night on Sunday the 29th of March is a bit overwhelming for our Tiny Tots so we try and have a fun last night of Little A’s on March 6th and make sure the Tiny Tots end on a high with Trophy in hand! If you are a Tiny Tot family please don’t miss it.

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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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