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Latest News: Friday, 9 December 2016
Zone Carnival this Weekend (No Little A’s this Friday December 9th)

Zone Carnival this Weekend December 10th and 11th. The Zone Carnival is being held at ES Marks on this weekend the 10th and 11th of December. Thank you to those athletes who nominated for ESLAC at Zone. We only exceeded our 5 athlete limit in the U9 Boys 70m, 100m and 200m, the U9 Girls 70m and 100m and the U11 Boys 60m Hurdles. Please see the Inner City Zone Carnival 2016 final  for details of Zone Events Program. See the ESLAC Zone Entries Sat Dec 10, 2016 for the list of athletes and their events on Saturday and the ESLAC Zone Entries Sun Dec 11, 2016 for the list of athletes and their events on Sunday as well as the ESLAC Zone Duty Roster 2016 to see when you are rostered on to help run the discus at Zone.

ESLAC Santa 2016

Santa Came to ESLAC. Someone must have written to Santa to let him know that last Friday was our last ESLAC Little A’s meet of 2016 (or maybe Santa likes visiting our website) so he came to ES Marks to say Merry Christmas while he had the chance. The Reindeer were obviously spooked by all the ESLAC athletes so Fraser had to help guide Santa’s sleigh instead of Rudolf. It was great to see Santa and he told me he was very impressed by the excellent effort put in by our ESLAC athletes and that it would definitely count toward the nice side of his naughty/nice calculations for Christmas.

ESLAC Season Starts Again in 2017. The next ESLAC Meet is a special low key affair designed for those athletes that make it through Zone to the Regional Championships. We will only run track events on the front straight and circular track and there will be no barbeque on Friday the 13th of January. The first full program for 2017 will be on Friday the 20th of January when we will be running Event Series 3. To download a full calendar of ESLAC and LANSW events for the 2016/2017 season click the ESLAC Calendar 2016_2017 Season

Registrations are Still Open. The ESLAC Little Athletics season runs right through until March 2017 (with a Christmas/New Year break), so there is plenty of athletics left this season. Registrations are done online through the Little Athletics NSW Online Registration System. You will then be able to complete your registration before the competition starts at ES Marks on Fridays by reporting to Ilana, our registrar, from 5:30pm at the registration desk as you walk into ES Marks. Please visit our Registration Page for full registration details.

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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 2016_2017 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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