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Thursday, 20 September 2018
The 2018/2019 Season is Underway!

The 2018/2019 Season is Underway. Thank you to all of those who came along for a great 1st night of the season last week. We are again looking forward to some excellent weather this Friday the 21st of September with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting light north easterly breeze at 10-15 knots and a temperature of 19 degrees at 6pm. It should be perfect for Little Athletics.

ESLAC 2018/2019 Season Calendar. Please visit our Calendar Page or download the latest copy of our ESLAC Calendar 2018_2019 Season for full details about what we have coming up for the rest of the season.

Registration. There will still be a lot of registrations to get through this Friday so please come early if you don’t yet have your registration pack.  There will be one queue for returning members and another for new members. Please download your LANSW Working With Children Declaration 2018 and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms and fill them in before handing them in at registration this Friday. New members will also need to show our registrar, Ilana, a proof of age document (copy of passport, birth certificate or student card are preferred) for each athlete being registered, if you don’t have a proof of age document, you will not be able to pick up your registration pack.

Registration Numbers. We were reminded last week how important it is to get your registration numbers sewn onto the appropriate uniform as soon as possible. Our new software is not coping well with names being entered into the results system so we need those numbers on your uniform ASAP. Please download our Special Offer from Alter to Fit 2018_19 and get Lucy to do a professional job of getting your numbers and patches sewn on. If you’ve just received your number then securely pin it on, if that’s not possible then write your number on a sticker and stick it to your shirt or write it on your hand. If you find a lost number patch please hand it in at the ESLAC tent at the end of the back straight (on the barbeque side of the track). Senior athletes get 2 patches with the same number on each, one for Little Athletics, one for senior athletics. Please ensure the number with the RFID tag sewn into it is the one that goes onto your Little Athletics uniform.

Only Track Events will Count for Points this Week. Because of the lack of daylight saving, some particularly large age groups and our new Age Managers and their assistants still learning the ropes, we have decided there will be no competition points awarded for field events this week. Age Managers will mark those that participated in each event (participation points will be awarded) but no measurements will be made for field events. All track events will be timed, competition points awarded and live results should be available at http://eslac.com.au/results/.

We are still sorting out some technical issues that prevented results being uploaded last week but they will be posted on our website soon.

Event Series 4 this Friday. We had some problems with large numbers in some age groups last week so we have modified our usual Event Series 4 program to allow for larger groups. That means that the web site has been updated with new events at around lunch time today. We’ve also updated our map of ES Marks to add an extra shot put area next to Discus 1 for the tiny Tots to U7 age groups. Please visit http://eslac.com.au/event-series-4/ for full details of this Friday’s events or you can print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 4 Sep 21, 2018 and the new ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Sep 19, 2018 and bring them with you so that you know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

Barbeque Help Required. 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 U10 age group to provide the additional help we need at the barbeque.  Simply turn up as early as possible and report to Allison. Please download a copy of the ESLAC Barbeque Roster 2018_2019 Season to see when your age group is scheduled to help out at the barbeque.

Friday Night Coaching. ESLAC offers coaching on Friday nights before the start of competition and during the week at ES Marks for an additional fee of $100 per night of training you sign up to. The $100 covers you for that night for the whole season. Friday night coaching will start on Friday the 5th of October and mid-week coaching will start on Tuesday the 16th of October (1st week back after the school holidays). We will post more details about training over the coming weeks.

Thursday, 2 August 2018
Welcome to Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics

2018/19 Season Start. The Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics season kicks off on Friday the 14th of September.

Registration for the 2018/19 Season. Registrations for athletes born from 2002 to 2015 who want to participate in Little Athletics are now open for the 2018/19 season. All registrations are done online through Little Athletics NSW. BEFORE you register for Little Athletics, make sure you apply for your $100 NSW Government Active Kids Voucher by visiting the Services NSW web site. Each school age child is eligible for 1 voucher every 12 months and Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics is a registered activity provider. You can enter your voucher code during the registration process to receive a $100 discount off your registration fee for each child registered. When registering, make sure you choose “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” as your centre and club, to participate in our weekly Friday night meets at ES Marks Athletics Field. Once your online registration is complete, you will need to present your registration forms at one of our registration nights on Friday the 7th of September at ES Marks Athletics Field, or at our presentation night on Sunday the 9th of September at Easts Rugby Club, to receive your registration pack for the new season. If you can’t make one of the registration nights (highly recommended), come early on your first night of competition and report to our Registrar.

To Register for the 2018/19 Little Athletics Season click here now.

For more information about registering for Little Athletics please visit our Registration Page.

2018/19 Season Calendar. The 2018/19 season has 19 Little Athletics meets at ES Marks on Friday nights, starting on Friday the 14th of September 2018 and going through until Friday the 8th of March 2019 (we take a break over the Christmas/New Year period). There is a separate stream of inter-club competitions that Athletes from Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics also compete in, starting with the Trans-Tasmin Trials on Sunday the 4th of November 2018. For a full listing of our season competitions and dates please download our ESLAC Calendar 2018_2019 Season.

New Age Groups for the 2018/19 Season. There are new age group dates that come into effect for the 2018/19 Little Athletics season. Your age group is now determined by your year of birth. The table below shows the age groups for next season.

Year of Birth

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Age Group

U17

U17

U15

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

U7

U6

Tots

Tots

 

Friday, 16 March 2018
It’s the Last Little A’s for the 2017/18 Season!

Tiny Tots Season Medals Tonight. Tonight we will be presenting the Tiny Tots with their Season Medals. We do this on the last night of the season for our youngest age group because the trophy night (scheduled for April) tends to be too big a night for them (and their families) so they will be sent home with their awards tonight. We will set up the medal presentation dias at the south eastern part of the oval in front of the barbeque where the age flags are set up at the start of the night and have the Tiny Tots presentation at 6:40pm.

State Team Presentation. ESLAC has 27 athletes who will be competing in 55 events at the LANSW State Championships next weekend. It is a great achievement to represent your club, your family and of course yourself by competing at the State Championships and to celebrate this achievement, each athlete will receive a special award at 6pm, the start of our last night of the season. So please be on time and come and wish our State Team all the best tonight.

End of Season Program. There will be a few special events for tonight to make it a mixture of serious preparation for the State Championships on next weekend, fierce competition for Age Championship points and some fun. There will be an Egg and Spoon Race (at Relay A) for the Tots and U6’s and a Monster Obstacle Course for the U8 to U17 age groups and we will finish the night with the All Ages Relay at 7:40pm.

Hurdles, 400m and 800m tonight. The serious side of the program sees the Tots run 70m the U6’s and U7’s run 70m and 100m, the U9’s to U12’s run the 60m Hurdles and the U13’s to U17’s running 80/90/100/110m Hurdles with the U8’s to U11’s running 400m and the U12’s to U17’s running the 800m. For a full listing of events you can download a copy of the ESLAC End of Year 2018 Program to your phone along with a copy of the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Oct 6, 2017 so that you know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

Age Champion Shields. Could all of last season’s Age Champions please bring their Shields back to ES Marks tonight. We will need to engrave new names on each of the shields (whose names will go on the shields for this season?) so if you can remember to bring them back it will save a lot of chasing around in the lead up to trophy night.

Friday, 9 March 2018
2nd Last Friday Night of 2017/18 Season

2nd Last Night of the 2017/18 Season. Tonight is the second last night of our 2017/18 season. We are looking forward to continuing our great Friday night participation since Christmas with another good weather forecast for tonight. Please be reminded that next Friday the 16th of March will be our last night for this season which is a special end of season program that will also see the Tiny Tots receive their season medals. So make sure your Tiny Tots are ready for the season finale next week.

Age Champions Shields Returns. While the Tiny Tots get their medals next Friday the rest of us will have to wait for Trophy night at a date/venue TBA (some time in April). To see who will be crowned this season’s Age Champions and determine the top athletes in each age group, we are getting the results up to date and crunching the numbers. See our Club Championships Points System for details as to how points are worked out. The perpetual shields that went home with last year’s Age Champions will have to be returned so they can be buffed, updated and presented again. There will be a plastic tub at the Age Manager sign in table for shield returns, please put the shields in the sleeve provided so they don’t get scratched.

Event Series 3 this Friday. This Friday the 9th of March we will be running Event Series 3 which sees the Tots run 50m, the U6 and U7s run 50m and 70m, the U8 to U10s run a 100m/200m combination and the U11 to U17s run 100m and 800m. Please download the ESLAC Event Series 3 Feb 9, 2018 and the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Oct 6, 2017 so you can bring them along on Friday night and know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

Shot Put and High Jump Changes. Please note that the Senior High Jump will be at the southern end of ES Marks (near the storage shed) and the Scissor High Jump Mats will be set up at the northern end of ES Marks. The junior shot put circle (SP 3) will be moved to the new location next to Discus 1.

Friday, 2 March 2018
ESLAC State Team Announced

ESLAC State Team 2018 Announced. Congratulations to the 27 athletes from Eastern Suburbs LAC who will be representing our club at the LANSW 2018 State Championships. Finalists from the Zone Championships make it to Regionals and then only 1st place and 2nd place from Regionals are automatically through to State. Once all the Regional Championships are completed the next best 8 performances from all of NSW make it through to the State Championships. So to make it through to the State Championships is already an awesome performance and we congratulate the athletes, and the families who have supported them, for your achievement. Please see the ESLAC State Team 2018 for a complete listing of the ESLAC State Team and their events.

There are only 3 weeks left in our 2017/18 Season. The LANSW State Championships on the 23rd – 25th of March are the grand finale for our season and our last regular night of Little Athletics is the Friday night before on March 16th. Please note that the Tiny Tots receive their Season Medals on the last night of the season so make sure all Tiny Tots are on board for Friday March 16th. Please download a copy of the ESLAC Calendar 2017_2018 Season V2 for all the dates and details for the rest of the season.

Hurdles, Walks and Javelin this Friday March 2nd. Tonight is hurdles night and Javelin for the U11-U17s.  It turns out we are a hurdles club, judging from the number of hurdlers who have made it through to the State Championships, so tonight will be vital practice in the lead up to State. We will be running Event Series 2 that features Walks for the U9s to U11s and 400m for the U12s to U17s. There is also a 500m Pack Start for the U7s. You can print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 2 Mar 2, 2018 and the Event Series 2 Program List and the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Oct 6, 2017 and bring them with you tonight so that you know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

New Discus and Shot Put Rings are Ready. The new discus and shot put areas are ready for us to use! We will trial replacing Shot Put 3 with the new shot put ring next to Discus 1, that will save the younger age groups having to treck to the far end of ES Marks for Shot Put. But the new area is a busy part of the track and field so please make sure your young athletes don’t stray and interfere with other events in the program.

Friday, 23 February 2018
Event Series 1 Friday the 23rd of Feb

100m, 400m and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday February 23rd. This Friday February 23rd we will be running a modified Event Series 1 (Discus 1 is still out) which sees the Tots run the 50m, the U6s and U7s run a 50m/100m combination, while the U8s to U17s will compete in the 100m and 400m events. The U12s to U17s will also compete in the 200m/300m Hurdles Events. Please download a copy of  ESLAC Event Series 1 Feb 23, 2018  and the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Oct 6, 2017 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.

High Jump Changes. Also because of the upgrade works, our senior high jump mats have been moved. As a result we will have the scissor mats at the far end of ES Marks (northern end) and the senior high jump mats at the southern end. This is to reduce the distance we need to cart the large senior high jump mats.

You can Still Register for Little Athletics for the 2017/18 Season. There are still 8 weeks of Little Athletics action left this season so there is plenty of time to register. While there are no discounts (LANSW don’t allow discounts when registering through their system) there is a $50 cash rebate for late season entries that is refunded when you register again for next season. All registrations are done online through Little Athletics NSW. Click here to register online now or visit our Registration page for full details about the registration process.

Friday, 16 February 2018
200m Night Friday 16th of Feb

200m Night Friday 16th of Feb. Tonight we will be running a modified version of Event Series 6 which sees the U7 to U17 running the 200m. We still have Discus 1 out for upgrade work so the Senior Athletes both boys and girls will run discus together at Discus 2. You can download a copy of the ESLAC Event Series 6 Feb 16, 2018 to see exactly what events you will be running this week and where you can find your Age Group at any time.

High Jump Changes. Also because of the upgrade works, our senior high jump mats have been moved. As a result we will have the scissor mats at the far end of ES Marks (northern end) and the senior high jump mats at the southern end. This is to reduce the distance we need to cart the large senior high jump mats.

You can Still Register for Little Athletics for the 2017/18 Season. There are still 8 weeks of Little Athletics action left this season so there is plenty of time to register. While there are no discounts (LANSW don’t allow discounts when registering through their system) there is a $50 cash rebate for late season entries that is refunded when you register again for next season. All registrations are done online through Little Athletics NSW. Click here to register online now or visit our Registration page for full details about the registration process.

Friday, 9 February 2018
Hurdles Night Friday Feb 9th.

Hurdles Night Friday Feb 9th. Tonight ESLAC is running Event Series 5. There are track works being undertaken to upgrade the facilities at ES Marks and we have lost discus 1 for the time being. As a result we are operating a modified version of our usual program. Please download a copy of the ESLAC Event Series 5 Feb 9, 2018 to see where your group is at any time tonight.

High Jump Changes. Also because of the upgrade works, our senior high jump mats have been moved. As a result we will have the scissor mats at the far end of ES Marks (northern end) and the senior high jump mats at the southern end. This is to reduce the distance we need to cart the large senior high jump mats.

Friday, 2 February 2018
ESLAC Little A’s Cancelled for Friday the 2nd of Feb

ESLAC Little A’s is Cancelled for Tonight. Due to a combination of factors we have decided to CANCEL Little A’s for tonight, Friday the 2nd of February. Due to the fact that there are works started on upgrading the facilities at ES Marks that we have not been able to take into account with a schedule revision, that we have some key helpers who cannot make it tonight because of the Regional Carnival this weekend and the persistent showers we have decided there will be no Little A’s tonight.

Regional Carnival. The Region 8 Athletics Carnival will be held at the Ridge Athletics Track, Recreation Dr, Barden Ridge on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of February. 75 of the 119 ESLAC athletes who entered Zone have progressed through to Regionals. When you consider that 13 of those who competed at Zone were U7s who aren’t eligible to compete at Regionals, you can see what an outstanding result that is for our club. Congratulations to all those athletes and families who will be going to Regionals. For a complete list of ESLAC Regional Competitors and their events please download the Eastern Suburbs LAC Regional Representatives 2018. You can also download the 2017 – 18 Region 8 Program and the Ridge Map Region 2017-18 to see what time your events are on and where your events are being held. There is also the Information for ESLAC Regional Team Members  document that should answer most questions about competing at Regionals this year.

You can Still Register for Little Athletics for the 2017/18 Season. There are still 8 weeks of Little Athletics action left this season so there is plenty of time to register. While there are no discounts (LANSW don’t allow discounts when registering through their system) there is a $50 cash rebate for late season entries that is refunded when you register again for next season. All registrations are done online through Little Athletics NSW. Click here to register online now or visit our Registration page for full details about the registration process.

Friday, 19 January 2018
ESLAC is Back for 2018

ESLAC is Back for 2018. The second half of the ESLAC 2017/18 Little Athletics season starts tonight Friday the 19th of January with Event Series 3. This week is week 13 of 20 weeks in the season so there are 8 weeks of Little Athletics left in the season. Next Friday coincides with Australia day on January 26th and we have decided not to compete with all of the other Australia Day activities over the long weekend and there will be no ESLAC Little Athletics on January 26th.

Regional Carnival. The Region 8 Athletics Carnival will be held at the Ridge Athletics Track, Recreation Dr, Barden Ridge on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of February. 75 of the 119 ESLAC athletes who entered Zone have progressed through to Regionals. When you consider that 13 of those who competed at Zone were U7s who aren’t eligible to compete at Regionals, you can see what an outstanding result that is for our club. Congratulations to all those athletes and families who will be going to Regionals. For a complete list of ESLAC Regional Competitors and their events please download the Eastern Suburbs LAC Regional Representatives 2018. You can also download the 2017 – 18 Region 8 Program and the Ridge Map Region 2017-18 to see what time your events are on and where your events are being held. There is also the Information for ESLAC Regional Team Members  document that should answer most questions about competing at Regionals this year.

Regional Team Meeting. At 7:30pm this evening there will be a compulsory meeting for the members of the ESLAC Regional team. Please meet near the Age Managers’ table to get all the latest information on the Regional Carnival.

Event Series 3 this Friday. This Friday the 27th of October we will be running Event Series 3 which sees the Tots run 50m, the U6 and U7s run 50m and 70m, the U8 to U10s run a 100m/200m combination and the U11 to U17s run 100m and 800m. Please download the ESLAC Event Series 3 Jan 19, 2017, the Event Series 3 Program List Jan 19, 2018 and the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Oct 6, 2017 so you can bring them along on Friday night and know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

You can Still Register for Little Athletics for the 2017/18 Season. There are still 8 weeks of Little Athletics action left this season so there is plenty of time to register. While there are no discounts (LANSW don’t allow discounts when registering through their system) there is a $50 cash rebate for late season entries that is refunded when you register again for next season. All registrations are done online through Little Athletics NSW. Click here to register online now or visit our Registration page for full details about the registration process.