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Thursday, 17 September 2020
The ESLAC 2020/21 Season is Ready to Go!

Registrations for the 2020/21 Season are Open. The Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics season starts on Friday the 18th of September and our registrations for the new season are now open. For all the details on how to register please visit our Registration Page.

2nd Registration Night Tonight. We have our 2nd registration night tonight at ES Marks from 5pm to 7pm. This is where you get to pick up your registration pack and hand in your “Parental Obligations” and “Working with Children” forms that were downloaded as part of the online registration process. Coming tonight helps us overcome bottlenecks on the 1st night of the season on Friday. Please note that this evening is a public training evening at ES Marks so please enter the carpark from Boronia Street (near the corner of Anzac Parade) and turn left as you come up the rise towards the grandstand. We will have registration set up at the rear of the carpark next to our equipment storage area.

Uniform Purchase. Because Thursdays are a public training day at ES Marks there is no uniform purchase at registration this evening, but uniforms will be available at the uniform shop (setup just to the north of the Barbeque in front of the female change rooms) on Friday nights for the 1st part of our Little Athletics season.

New Start Times for this Season. We officially kick the season off tomorrow at our new start times of 5:20pm Warmup/5:30pm Start for the Tiny Tots to Under 8s and 6:35 Warmup/6:45 Start for the Under 9s to Under 17s. We have implemented the staggered start times to separate the younger and older age groups as a part of our Covid Safe plan for the new season.

Limit of One Parent/Guardian per Athlete. Little Athletics is a great social event but this year there are some limits that we need to put in place to make our Friday nights Covid Safe. We have a limit of one Parent/Guardian per athlete to keep our numbers below the 500 person limit for the ES Marks facility. Please note that ESLAC Little As is not a drop and go activity, we need volunteers to run a successful Friday night but just 1 per athlete.

Opening Night Weather Outlook. We are expecting a light easterly breeze of 5-10 knots on Friday and a temperature of around 22°C throughout the evening. There is a 10-20% chance of a shower but only 1mm if it eventuates, so nothing that should bother Little As.

Event Series 3 This Friday. Our opening night of the season sees us running Event Series 3. The Tiny Tots will be running 50m, the U6s and U7s 50m and 70m and the U8s to U10s a 100m/200m combination. The U11 to U17 athletes will run the 100m and 800m on the track. The full program including all the field events can be found in the ESLAC Event Series 3 Sep 18, 2020. The layout of ES Marks field for Little Athletics can be found in the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Sep 19, 2018.

Sunday, 30 August 2020
Trophy Winners Last Season and New Start Times This Season

Registrations for the 2020/21 Season are Open. The Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics season starts on Friday the 18th of September and our registrations for the new season are now open. For all the details on how to register please visit our Registration Page.

New Start Times for the 2020/21 Season. Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics has submitted and had approved our CovidSafe plan for the 2020/21 season. A part of our plan that is designed to keep our numbers at ES Marks to a safe level is new start times to separate the younger and older age groups.

  • U8’s will operate on a 1 hour program the same as they did last season (when they were U7s)
  • Tiny Tots to U8’s will start at 5:30pm and finish at 6:30pm.
  • U9’s to Seniors will start at 6:45pm and finish at 8:30pm running a compressed 1hour 45minute programme (compared to the 2hour programme from previous seasons)

Trophy Night Winners. Unfortunately our plans for a March 29th Trophy Night now seem very optimistic and our more recent plans to hold a postponed trophy night on August 30th were also cancelled due to a letter from the NSW Office of Sport that was published only two weeks ago. We had tried to keep the Age Championship winners a secret to create a sense of excitement at the ESLAC Trophy Night but now with the Trophy night cancelled yet again it is time to finally let everyone know who has claimed the major Trophies for the 2019/20 Season.

Best Overall Competitor Trophy. In many previous years the Best Overall Competitor Trophy has been easy to decide as we have had very few state medalists.  This year we had a record number of qualifiers for the State Titles.  We also had a number of athletes who qualified for State in more than three events.  Unfortunately, State was cancelled as it was the last weekend before the COVID shut down. Given this unusual event we were able to convince LANSW to release the rankings for entry into the State Titles.  This year we have used these State Titles rankings in conjunction with State Multi’s and State Relays results as the basis for our decision on this year’s Best Overall Competitor. Congratulations Jack Richardson (U12) our Best Overall Competitor for the 2019/20 Season.

We have outlined the winner and the honour board below.  To make the Honour Board this year you had to achieve a top three ranking in more than one event at State.   A special mention also goes out to Harvey Todd, Julian Minto, Daniel Morrow and Evan Vukovic who all qualified for State in three or more events.  Marnie Laurence was also the State Multi Event Champion in the Titles that were held at the end of February.

Overall Age Championship Points Winner. Each week athletes have the opportunity to compete in 4 or 5 events (depending on Age Group) and points are awarded to the top 6 place getters in each event. Points are also awarded for a personal best performance, for attendance at a meet and for each event attempted. These points are tallied to determine the Age Champions and Age Champion Runners Up for each age group, but there is one who has topped the lot, the one athlete who has won more points than any other from any age group. This year the ESLAC Committee is proud to award Harvey Todd (U9) as this year’s Highest Points Score winner.

Age Champions and Age Champion Runners Up. There is a lot of competition at Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics each week. It is the quality of this competition and the great spirit with which the competition is undertaken that has made ESLAC a star performer in the lead up to the State Titles this year. There have been some run away winners and some epic battles in the race to be the Age Champions this year but all Age Champions and Age Champion Runners up are deserved winners so congratulations to the 44 names on this year’s list. A special mention must go to Georgina Rouse and Francesca Somerville who after 17 weeks and dozens of events both at 148 points each could not be separated and were tied for Age Champion Runner up for the U12 Girls. The complete list of Age Champions and Runners up appears in the table below:

Athlete Name Age Group Award
Asher Simpson U6 Girls Age Champion
Olivia Sanhueza U6 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Nicholas Kondilios U6 Boys Age Champion
Alexander Broe U6 Boys Age Champion Runner Up
Billie Rollo U7 Girls Age Champion
Phoebe Rouse U7 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Destin Nguyen U7 Boys Age Champion
Henry Ellis U7 Boys Age Champion Runner Up
Chloe Antony U8 Girls Age Champion
Marnie Laurence U8 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Charles Carrano U8 Boys Age Champion
Samuel Smith U8 Boys Age Champion Runner Up
Harriet Rouse U9 Girls Age Champion
Aria Jensen U9 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Harvey Todd U9 Boys Age Champion
James MacGillivray U9 Boys Age Champion Runner Up
Niki Danilis U10 Girls Age Champion
Elizabeth Somerville U10 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Rory Muldowney U10 Boys Age Champion
Reese Araujo U10 Boys Age Champion Runner Up
Lola Richardson U11 Girls Age Champion
Grace Madden U11 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Alexander Jang U11 Boys Age Champion
Daniel Morrow U11 Boys Age Champion Runner Up
Eliette Millecamps U12 Girls Age Champion
Georgina Rouse U12 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Francesca Somerville U12 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Jack Richardson U12 Boys Age Champion
Xander Smith U12 Boys Age Champion Runner Up
Zoe Laurence U13 Girls Age Champion
Georgia Tsoukleris U13 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Kristopher Constantinides U13 Boys Age Champion
Archie Daley U13 Boys Age Champion Runner Up
Stella Tsoukleris U14 Girls Age Champion
Charlotte Michelle U14 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Evan Vukovic U14 Boys Age Champion
Oskar LeBard U14 Boys Age Champion Runner Up
Lucy Reid U15 Girls Age Champion
Gabriella Guerrera U15 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Benjamin Hickman U15 Boys Age Champion
Richard Whalebone U15 Boys Age Champion Runner Up
Paris Mpimperias U17 Girls Age Champion
Kaitlyn Francis U17 Girls Age Champion Runner Up
Alexander Latimer-Neubig U17 Boys Age Champion

 

Saturday, 15 August 2020
Registrations Have Opened for the 2020/21 Season

Registrations for the 2020/21 Season are Open. The Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics season starts on Friday the 18th of September and our registrations for the new season are now open. For all the details on how to register please visit our Registration Page.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020
ESLAC Annual General Meeting Wednesday May 27th 8pm

ESLAC Annual General Meeting. Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday the 27th of May 2020 at 8pm by telephone conference. All ESLAC members are invited to attend, registered athletes and their parents and guardians are members of Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics. Members can join the AGM at 8pm on Wednesday the 27th of May by calling 1800 062 923 and using the Guest Pin 785072768016.

AGM Agenda. Please download a copy of the ESLAC AGM Agenda 27 May 2020 to have on hand on Wednesday evening.

Other Supporting Documents for the AGM. The ESLAC Committee members have put together several documents to inform members about the club’s progress during the 2019/20 season that you can download  separately or as a pack in the ESLAC Annual Report 2019_20 Season.

ESLAC President’s Report 2020

ESLAC Registrar’s Report 2019_20

ESLAC Treasurers Report year ending 31st March 2020

Little Athletics balanceSheet 31st March 2020

Little Athletics P&L Year end 31st March 2020

ESLAC Member Age Group Chart 2019_2020 Season

ESLAC Participation Chart 2019_20 Season

ESLAC Annual Report 2019_20 Season

ESLAC AGM Minutes 2018_19

We look forward to hearing from you at the AGM.

Saturday, 28 March 2020
ESLAC Trophy Night Cancelled

ESLAC 2020 Trophy Night Cancelled. Please find below a letter from the ESLAC Committee cancelling the ESLAC Trophy Night scheduled to take place on March 29th, 2020.

Dear ESLAC Athletes Parents and Carers,

Unfortunately the ESLAC Trophy night that was scheduled for this Sunday the 29th of March has been postponed until further notice. The committee did try to change the venue to ES Marks where we thought we may be able to maintain the required social distancing but Little Athletics NSW advised that all Little Athletics events must be postponed/cancelled until further notice, leaving us no choice in the matter.

We are very sorry for our athletes missing out on their hard earned and well deserved trophies but we will try and make arrangements to make them available at a later time.

We will post details about our Age Championship winners and Club Champions for the 2019/20 season later in April.

We wish all our ESLAC families the very best as we all try and play our part in the thwarting the spread of the Carona Virus. Sometimes it is when we face situations such as this that we are thankful for the effort that we have put in over a long period to prepare for hard times. The whole reason Little Athletics exists is to help Australian kids grow up to be healthy and happy, so thankyou to all the families who have been participating at ESLAC for the sake of their children’s and family’s health and happiness.  We hope it helps you all stay healthy and safe into the future.

Regards,

Your ESLAC Committee

 

Saturday, 14 March 2020
ESLAC Trophy Presentation Sunday the 29th of March 2020

ESLAC Trophy Presentation Sunday the 29th of March. ESLAC will hold its annual trophy presentation night on Sunday the 29th of March from 4pm to 5:30pm. The venue for the trophy night is the Easts Rugby Club in Rose Bay. You can find the venue using the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club Map or for more detail including the parking areas please see the Easts Rugby Club Close Up Map 2020.

Named Trophies ONLY for Athletes who Complete the Survey Form. This year we will have named trophies ONLY for those athletes who confirm that they will be attending the trophy presentation on Sunday the 29th of March using the survey link below. The Field Bar will also be putting on a buffet dinner (charged for at their special price for ESLAC members) available from 5:30pm after the trophy presentation. We would love to celebrate a challenging but very successful season for ESLAC with as many families as possible so please fill out the survey form so we can order the trophies and arrange catering for our end of season buffet dinner.

Please follow the link below and fill out the survey form to secure your named trophy and help us with catering arrangements for the end of season dinner. The survey form will close this Tuesday the 17th of March.

 https://forms.gle/xsrw2D7stbAN4sKy7

Friday, 6 March 2020
It’s the Last ESLAC Little A’s for the 2019/20 Season!

It’s our last Little A’s for the season. Friday March 6th is the last ESLAC Little A’s meet for the 2019/20 season. So with the Tiny Tot trophies waiting to be collected we have put our barbeque order in and will go ahead with Little A’s tonight despite some showers forecast for mid afternoon that are predicted to clear before 6pm.

Tiny Tots Trophy Night Friday March 6th. The main ESLAC Trophy night is being held on Sunday the 29th of March at Easts Rugby Club in Rose Bay, but it can be a bit overwhelming for our Tiny Tots, so they will be receiving their trophies this Friday the 6th of March. If you’re a Tiny Tot family please make sure you come along!

State Combined Event Championships Success. Congratulations to our State Combined Events Championships team that competed at Tamworth last weekend and special congratulations to Marnie Laurence who is the U8 Girls gold medalist and Combined Event Champion for NSW for 2020! Combined with her Regional Record in the 70m at the Regional Championships Marnie has had a great season for ESLAC.

100m, 400m and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday Mar 6th. This Friday March 6th we will be running 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. The event series has been changed a bit to allow for the Tiny Tots trophy presentation and keep a look out for the monster obstacle course that may pop up during the evening for those age groups that get through their events ahead of schedule! You can print or download the ESLAC Event Series 1 Mar 6, 2020, the Event Series 1 Program List Mar 6, 2020 and the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Sep 19, 2019 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.

Go ESLAC’s State Team. Congratulations to the 39 athletes competing in 70 events 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. The State Titles are being held next weekend (the 14th and 15th of March) at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre (SOPAC). 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. We look forward to seeing how our team performs and wish them every success for next weekend.

Sunday 29th of March ESLAC Trophy Night. This year we will be holding the ESLAC Trophy night on Sunday the 29th of March at the Easts Rugby Club on O’Sullivan Road Rose Bay. 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 soon 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.

Thursday, 27 February 2020
200m/800m/Javelin this Friday, State Combined Events this Weekend

200m and Javelin this Friday February 28th. This Friday we are running Event Series 6 with the U10 – U17 age groups running the 200m/800m combination while the U7 – U9 will run a 70m/200m combination and the Tots – U6 will run 50m and 70m. The U11 – U17 age groups will also get to throw the Javelin starting at 8pm. You can print copies (or download copies to your phone) of the ESLAC Event Series 6 Feb 28, 2020, the Event Series 6 Program List Feb 28, 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.

State Combined Events Championships Being Held this Weekend. This weekend we have 10 Eastern Suburbs athletes representing ESLAC at the State Combined Events Championships being held in Tamworth, these are the Little Athletics version of the Heptathlon (women) and Decathlon (men) events that are held at the Olympic Games. Check out the LANSW Combined Events Championships Page for more information.  So good luck to 10G Sammy Robilliard, 11G Margaux Boisvert, 11G Ayla Farzad, 11G Anna Laurence, 12G Esme Boisvert, 13G Zoe Laurence, 8G Marnie Laurence, 8G Jess Robilliard, 8G Zoe Zantiotis, 9B Theodore Boisvert and 9G Rania Farzad. The ESLAC Multi Event Team Manager is Emma Laurence who has three daughters competing this weekend for our club. This Friday night is a no points night as far as the Age Champions competition is concerned to make it fair for the athletes representing ESLAC at the State Multi Event Championships.

Tiny Tots Trophy Presentation. Not only is next Friday the 6th of March 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.

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.

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.

Thursday, 13 February 2020
100m, 700m/800m/1500m this Friday February 14th

Event Series 4 Friday 14th of February. This Friday 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 Feb 14, 2020, the Event Series 4 Program List Feb 14, 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.