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Monday, 12 November 2018
ESLAC 2018 State Relay Teams Announced

ESLAC 2018 State Relay Teams Announced. Congratulations to the 68 athletes who will be representing ESLAC at the State Relay Championships taking place at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre this weekend the 17th and 18th of November. Please download the ESLAC 2018 State Relay Junior Teams and ESLAC 2018 State Relay Senior Teams to see who is representing ESLAC in the 2018 Championships. The Junior day (U8 – U11) is on Saturday the 17th and the Senior day (U12 – U17) is on Sunday the 18th of November. To see what time your event is scheduled, download a copy of the State Relays 2018 Event List with Times. All athletes need to be at the track 90 minutes before their event’s scheduled start time to allow for warmup and fine tuning of changes. It is important to allow time for parking which can be very challenging at SOPAC on a busy day like the State Relay Championships. Check out the LANSW web site here for further information on the State Relay Championships.

Thursday, 8 November 2018
100m/Middle Distance and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday 9th of November

Congratulations Piper Simpson. Our congratulations go out to Piper Simpson (U11 athlete) who won the Junior 800m at the NSW State Schools State Titles last week in a time of 2:31:00. If you have any news of achievements by our ESLAC athletes please send our President an email at rjdoohan@gmail.com so we can spread the word.

Event Series 4 Friday 9th of November. This Friday the 9th of November we will be running Event Series 4. The Tots to U7 will run 70m and 100m, the U8s will run 100m and 700m races, the U9’s and U10’s a 100m and an 800m, while the U11’s to U17’s will run a 100m/1500m combination. The U12’s and Senior athletes will also have the chance to run the 200m/300m hurdles events. You can print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 4 Nov 9, 2018, the Event Series 4 Program List Nov 9, 2018 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.

State Relay Next Weekend. We will be scheduling relay practice again this Friday November 9th to get ready for the State Relay Championships being held next weekend at Sydney Olympic Park, the Junior day (U8 – U11) is on Saturday the 17th and the Senior day (U12 – U17) is on Sunday the 18th of November. Please see your Age Manager for team selections for the relay teams. Some teams are still not finalised so tonight’s 100m events will be used to determine the final spot in some teams. If your team is set, then please come to relay training at 5:00pm tonight or for those teams still being finalised, there will be practice at 8:00pm tonight. ESLAC has entered 27 teams this year. To see a list of our entries please download the ESLAC State Relay Entries 2018 and download a copy of the State Relays 2018 Event List with Times to work out what time you need to get to SOPAC next weekend. Check out the LANSW web site here for further information on the State Relay Championships.

Trophies and Uniforms. This week we will move uniform sales to the ESLAC Storage Shed (it’s marked on the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Sep 19, 2018), Amanda has also done a wonderful job of unpacking all our uncollected trophies from last season. So if you have an uncollected trophy or you have a friend who has an uncollected trophy please see Amanda at the ESLAC storage area this Friday night.

Zone Nominations Open. Each year ESLAC athletes from ages 7 to 17 are invited to participate in the Zone Carnival held at our home track of ES Marks Athletics Field on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of December. It costs $20 to nominate for the Zone Carnival and the parent/carer of each entrant is expected to volunteer for 2 hours as a helper or pay a $50 non-volunteer levy. U7 to U12 athletes can enter a maximum of 4 events each and U13 to U17 athletes can enter a maximum of 6 events each. Our Zone, the Inner City Zone, is made up of 8 clubs and is one of the strongest Zones in Australia. Each of the 8 clubs can enter a maximum of 5 athletes in each event for the U7 to U12 age groups (there is no limit on Club entries for U13 to U17 athletes), so entries for U7 to U12 are competitive and final say on who will represent ESLAC will be based on Friday night events results as judged by the ESLAC Committee.

The Zone Entry Table will be set up next to the barbeque in front of the girls change rooms.

List of Zone Events for Each Age Group (this list is to help you choose your events. Please note that the times are only estimates and the U10 Boys and Girls 1500m has been dropped from this year’s Zone program)

U7B  U7G   U8B  U8G   U9B  U9G   U10B  U10G   U11B  U11G   U12B  U12G  (Max 4 Entries per Athlete)

U13B  U13G   U14B  U14G   U15B  U15G   U17B  U17G   (Max 6 Entries per Athlete)

Barbeque Help Required (U7 Boys and U7 Girls). The barbeque It is the major fund raiser for ESLAC during the season so it’s important that we have the help required to make it run smoothly. This week it is the turn of the U7 age group to help out. Please download a copy of our ESLAC Barbeque Roster 2018_2019 Season to see when your age group is next scheduled to help out.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2018_19 season are still open. We have already had 6 weeks of the season but there are 13 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 8th of March 2019. When registering, remember that we are “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” and that if you want to claim your $100 NSW State Government Active Kids Voucher, you should visit Services NSW first to get your voucher number. Click here to register online now, or visit our Registration Page for full details on how to register for the 2018/19 season.

Thursday, 1 November 2018
100m/200m and 100m/800m this Friday 2nd of November

Event Series 3 this Friday. This Friday the 2nd of November 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 the 100m and 800m. The U13 to U17 athletes will also have a chance to run a 3000m long distance race at 8pm. You can download copies of the ESLAC Event Series 3 Nov 2, 2018 the Event Series 3 Program List Nov 2, 2018 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.

Barbeque Help Required (U6 Boys and U6 Girls). 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 U6 age group to help out. Please download a copy of our ESLAC Barbeque Roster 2018_2019 Season to see when your age group is next scheduled to help out.

State Relay Championships Coming Up. We will be scheduling relay practice again this Friday November 2nd to get ready for the State Relay Championships being held on the weekend of November 17th/18th at Sydney Olympic Park. Age Groups U8 – U11 will compete on the Junior day on Saturday the 17th of November and Age Groups U12 – U17 will compete on the Senior day on Sunday the 18th of November. ESLAC has entered 27 teams to see a list of our entries please download the ESLAC State Relay Entries 2018. Please see your Age Manager for preliminary selections for the relay teams. All relay age groups have 100m scheduled for this Friday so if you think you deserve selection please make sure you run in the fastest heat on Friday to make your case to the ESLAC selectors. Check out the LANSW web site here for further information on the State Relay Championships.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2018_19 season are still open. We have already had 6 weeks of the season but there are 13 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 8th of March 2019. When registering, remember that we are “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” and that if you want to claim your $100 NSW State Government Active Kids Voucher, you should visit Services NSW first to get your voucher number. Click here to register online now, or visit our Registration Page for full details on how to register for the 2018/19 season.

Friday, 26 October 2018
Hurdles, Javelin and Relay Practice this Friday October 26th

Extra Coaching Program for Signed Up ESLAC Athletes. We are continuing our extra coaching program this Friday before competition (our middle distance coach Byron is away this week but our other 4 coaches will be on hand) from 5pm and on Tuesdays for middle distance and Tuesdays/Thursdays for Sprints/Hurdles with Mal Baker. The cost is $100 for the season for each coaching day you would like to attend. See our updated Coaching Page for further details.

Hurdles, Javelin and Relay Practice this Friday October 26th. This Friday October 26th we will be running Event Series 2 which sees the Tots through U7s run 70m, the U6s through U9s run the 100m and the U8s through U17s running the straight hurdles. There are Walks for the U9s, U10s and U11s and the U12s to U17s will also run the 400m. We have scheduled relay practice at 8pm for the U8 and U10s followed by the U9s and the U11-U17s if there is time after Javelin. You can print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 2 Oct 26, 2018 and the Event Series 2 Program List Oct 26, 2018 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.

Barbeque Help Required (Tiny Tots). 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 Tiny Tots age group to help out. Please download a copy of our ESLAC Barbeque Roster 2018_2019 Season to see when your age group is next scheduled to help out.

State Relay Championships Coming Up. We will be scheduling relay practise this Friday October 26th to get ready for the State Relay Championships will be held on the weekend of November 17th/18th at Sydney Olympic Park. Age Groups U8 – U11 will compete on the Junior day on Saturday the 17th of November and Age Groups U12 – U17 will compete on the Senior day on Sunday the 18th of November. Please see your Age Manager for preliminary selections for the relay teams. Check out the LANSW web site here for further information.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2018_19 season are still open. We have already had 5 weeks of the season but there are 14 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 8th of March 2019. When registering, remember that we are “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” and that if you want to claim your $100 NSW State Government Active Kids Voucher, you should visit Services NSW first to get your voucher number. Click here to register online now, or visit our Registration Page for full details on how to register for the 2018/19 season.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
100m, 400m, 200/300m Hurdles on Friday Oct 19th

Extra Coaching Available Fridays from 5pm. This week we will have extra coaching available for Age Groups U8 and up starting at 5pm at ES marks. We will have 5 specialist coaches taking hurdles (Mal), sprints (Leo) , long distance (Byron), throws (Jemima) and long jump (Sara). To be a part of our extra coaching program there is a charge of $100 for the season for Friday night coaching, cash payments can be made directly to Drew Richardson (our ESLAC VP) who will be at the front straight (grandstand side of track) or you can make an online payment to – Account Name: Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics, BSB: 012241 Account Number: 254 095 775.

Extra Mid Week Coaching at ES Marks Started Tuesday 16th of October. Midweek coaching has started on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be distance training (400m, 800m, 1500m) with Byron Crimmins from 5:45-6:45pm on Tuesdays only. We will also have sprints/hurdles coaching with Mal Baker on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm for U8, U9, and U10 and from 4:30-5:30pm for U11-U17. To be a part of our extra midweek coaching program there is a charge of $100 for the season for Tuesday night coaching and $100 for the season for Thursday night coaching, cash payments can be made to Drew Richardson (our ESLAC VP) on Friday night at the 100m front straight (grandstand side of track) or you can make an online payment to – Account Name: Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics, BSB: 012241 Account Number: 254 095 775. When paying, put your name and the night for which you are paying in the comments field, for example – $200 Tue/Fri H. Bolt. If there is insufficient room in the comments field for your name then use your ESLAC registration number.

100m, 400m and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday October 19th. This Friday October 19th we will be running a Event Series 1 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. You can print or download the ESLAC Event Series 1 Oct 19, 2018, the Event Series 1 Program List Oct 19, 2018 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.

State Relay Championships Coming Up. The State Relay Championships will be held on the weekend of November 17th/18th at Sydney Olympic Park with teams from most Little Athletics Centres in NSW competing. Age Groups U8 – U11 will compete on the Junior day on Saturday the 17th of November and Age Groups U12 – U17 will compete on the Senior day on Sunday the 18th of November. ESLAC will not be automatically entering teams in each age group. Age groups that think they will be able to field competitive teams will have to check availability of their best athletes on November 17th and 18th and let their Age Manager know they want to compete. We will be making further announcements in coming weeks with team entries closing on October 31st. Check out the LANSW web site here for further information.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2018_19 season are still open. We have already had 4 weeks of the season but there are 15 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 8th of March 2019. When registering, remember that we are “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” and that if you want to claim your $100 NSW State Government Active Kids Voucher, you should visit Services NSW first to get your voucher number. Click here to register online now, or visit our Registration Page for full details on how to register for the 2018/19 season.

Monday, 8 October 2018
200m Night Friday Oct 12th

Sun Coming Out

ESLAC Little A’s Still On for Friday Oct 12th. The forecast for ES Marks is for the showers to clear up by late this afternoon, so ESLAC Little Athletics is expected to be on this afternoon/evening Friday October 12th.

Extra Coaching Available Fridays from 5pm. From this week we will have extra coaching available for Age Groups U8 and up starting at 5pm at ES marks. We will have 3 specialist coaches taking hurdles, sprints and long distance squads (throws and jumps from next week). To be a part of our extra coaching program there is a charge of $100 for the season for Friday night coaching, cash payments can be made at the barbeque area or you can make an online payment to – Account Name: Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics BSB: 012241 Account Number: 254 095 775.

Extra Mid Week Coaching at ES Marks Starting Tuesday 16th of October. From next week we will also be starting midweek coaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be sprints/hurdles coaching with Mal Baker from 3:30-4:30pm for U8, U9, and U10 and from 4:30-5:30pm for U11-U17. We will also have distance training with Byron Crimmins from 5:45-6:45pm on Tuesdays. To be a part of our extra midweek coaching program there is a charge of $100 for the season for Tuesday night coaching and $100 for the season for Thursday night coaching, cash payments can be made at the barbeque area on Friday night or you can make an online payment to – Account Name: Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics BSB: 012241 Account Number: 254 095 775. When paying put your name and the night for which you are paying in the comments field, for example – $200 Tue/Fri H. Bolt. If there is insufficient room in the comments field for your name then use your ESLAC registration number.

200m and Javelin this Friday Oct 12th. This Friday we are running Event Series 6 with the U10 – U17 age groups will be running the 200m/800m combination while the U7 – U9 will run the 70m/200m combination and the Tots – U6 will run 50m and 70m. The U11 – U17 age groups will also get to throw the Javelin for the first time this season starting at 8pm. You can print copies (or download copies to your phone) of the ESLAC Event Series 6 Oct 12, 2018, the Event Series 6 Program List Oct 12, 2018 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.

State Relay Championships Coming Up. The State Relay Championships will be held on the weekend of November 17th/18th at Sydney Olympic Park with teams from most Little Athletics Centres in NSW competing. Age Groups U8 – U11 will compete on the Junior day on Saturday the 17th of November and Age Groups U12 – U17 will compete on the Senior day on Sunday the 18th of November. ESLAC will not be automatically entering teams in each age group. Age groups that think they will be able to field competitive teams will have to check availability of their best athletes on November 17th and 18th and let their Age Manager know they want to compete. We will be making further announcements in coming weeks with team entries closing on October 31st. Check out the LANSW web site here for further information.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2018_19 season are still open. We have already had 3 weeks of the season but there are 16 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 8th of March 2019. When registering, remember that we are “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” and that if you want to claim your $100 NSW State Government Active Kids Voucher, you should visit Services NSW first to get your voucher number. Click here to register online now, or visit our Registration Page for full details on how to register for the 2018/19 season.

Thursday, 4 October 2018
ESLAC Little Athletics Cancelled Friday Oct 5th
FRIDAY Oct 20, 2017 CONSISTENT RAIN, SORRY!

FRIDAY Oct 5, 2018
CONSISTENT RAIN, SORRY!

ESLAC Little A’s Cancelled Friday October 5th. Due to a combination of factors including a miserable weather forecast, school holidays, no daylight savings (that starts next week) and the ES Marks infield being closed for turf repair, we have decided to cancel ESLAC Little A’s for Friday October 5th.

Next Scheduled Meet Friday October 12th. We hope to have better weather for our meet next week at ES Marks on October 12th when we will be running Event Series 6.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2018_19 season are still open. We have already had 2 weeks of the season but there are 17 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 8th of March 2019. When registering, remember that we are “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” and that if you want to claim your $100 NSW State Government Active Kids Voucher, you should visit Services NSW first to get your voucher number. Click here to register online now, or visit our Registration Page for full details on how to register for the 2018/19 season.

 

Thursday, 27 September 2018
No ESLAC Little A’s on the Long Weekend

No ESLAC Little A’s on Friday September 28th. There will be no ESLAC Little Athletics on this October long weekend. We hope having this Friday off from Little Athletics will help all our ESLAC families and volunteers enjoy a weekend away or to celebrate the start of the school holidays. ESLAC will be back at ES Marks on Friday October the 5th and then every Friday up to and including Friday November 30th. We have volunteers coming in on Friday December 7th to help set up for the Zone Carnival which ESLAC hosts and then we head into our Christmas/New Year break before coming back for the 2nd half of the season on Friday January 13th 2019. Please download our handy new ESLAC A5 Season Calendar 2018_19 that has the full season on the 1st page and a summary of when ESLAC is at ES Marks on the 2nd page along with the barbeque roster.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2018_19 season are still open. We have already had 2 weeks of the season but there are 17 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 8th of March 2019. When registering, remember that we are “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” and that if you want to claim your $100 NSW State Government Active Kids Voucher, you should visit Services NSW first to get your voucher number. Click here to register online now, or visit our Registration Page for full details on how to register for the 2018/19 season.

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