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Latest News: Monday, 19 August 2019
Welcome to the ESLAC 2019-20 Little Athletics Season

Register Now for the ESLAC 2019-2020 Little Athletics Season: All our Registrations are done through the Little Athletics NSW Portal, please click here to register now. When registering you will be asked for a Centre and from the drop down list you need to choose “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” then you will need to also choose “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” (there is only one choice for our Centre).

Key Dates for the 2019-2020 Little Athletics Season: We have 16 Friday night Little Athletics meets at ES Marks Athletics Field planned for our upcoming 2019/20 season. As well as our ESLAC meets athletes also have the opportunity to compete in the Little Athletics NSW inter-club competitions. Here are some key dates for the upcoming Little Athletics Season
First Registration Night: Friday September 6th 5pm – 7pm (ES Marks Athletics Field cnr Boronia St and Anzac Parade Moore Park)
Second Registration Night: Thursday September 12th 5pm – 7pm (in carpark neat ESLAC storage shed gates)
– First Night of the Season: Friday September 13th 5:45pm – 8pm
Last ESLAC Friday Night before Christmas: Friday November 29th
Zone Carnival: Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of December
First ESLAC Friday Night after Christmas/New Year Break: Friday January 24th 2020
Regional Carnival: Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of February 2020
– Last ESLAC Friday Night of 2019/20 Season (Includes Tiny Tots Trophies): Friday March 6th 2020
State Little Athletics Carnival: Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of March 2020

We look forward to seeing our Little Athletes from last season back at ES Marks in September and to welcoming a whole new bunch of athletes to help us enjoy another season of Athletics together.

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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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