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Friday, 8 March 2019
It’s the Last ESLAC Little A’s for the Season

It’s the Last ESLAC Little A’s for 2018/19 Season. Friday March 8th will be the last ESLAC Little A’s meet at ES Marks for the 2018/19 season. This Friday we will have some special events planned to mark our season end and will be running a modified version of Event Series 3.

Stawell Gift Runners Guest Appearance. This Friday at 7pm we have invited several athletes who have been training for Australia’s premier Sprint Event, the Stawell Gift, to come and run with us at ES Marks. The field will include the men’s favourite for this year’s Gift, so if you want to see some athletes really smoke up the Front Straight come over to the grandstand side of the track after the Tiny Tots presentation.

Tiny Tots Season Award Presentation. The last night of the season is a special night for the Tiny Tots because they receive their Season Award. Tiny Tots are a bit too young for the ESLAC trophy night so Friday March 8th is their big night! Some special events, some old favourites and an award, it’s a night not to miss.

Farewell to our Senior Athletes. It’s also a special night at the other end of the age scale, with 5 ESLAC  U17 athletes who will have their last Little A’s meet this Friday. Jemima Keay Doak, Emily Mackay, Miah Madden, Roy Hampshire and Fred Whalebone, thanks from all of us for the years you have put in at ESLAC and we hope we will see at least some of you back at the club helping with organisation and coaching in the future.

Save the Date Sunday March 31st, 2019. Save the date! We have booked the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club on O’Sullivan Road Rose Bay for our Trophy Night on Sunday March 31st 2019, so it is only 3 weeks away. Our trophy night has run late the last few seasons because we have struggled to get our results into the system on time, but this season we are on track so have pulled the trophy night back to a more fitting date at the end of March. Save the date, we look forward to seeing you there.

Modified Event Series 3 this Friday. This Friday the 8th of March we will be running a modified 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 U11and U12s run the 100m and 800m while the Senior athletes will run a 200m/800m combination. You can download copies of the ESLAC End of Year 2019 the End of Year Program List Mar 8, 2019 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.

Go ESLAC State Reps! The LANSW State Championships will be held on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of March 2019. 27 athletes will be representing ESLAC, their families and of course themselves in a total of 48 events. It takes talent and hard work in equal measure to make it through to the State Championships as well as the support of family and friends, so we thank all of those who have helped our athletes along the way. For a complete list of the Athletes who have qualified for State and their events please download a copy of the ESLAC 2019 State Qualifiers. Good luck to the ESLAC State Team at the championships!

Thursday, 28 February 2019
Hurdles and Javelin this Friday March 1st

Next week is the Last Week of our 2018/19 Season. Can you believe it, next week Friday March 8th, 2019 will be our last Friday night for the 2018/19 season. It is a special night for the Tiny Tots because that is when they will receive their season trophies, so make sure your Tiny Tots don’t miss their special night next week. There will be training for our State Reps at 5:10pm and we will run the track events as per a modified event Series 3 program.

Attendance and PB Points only for Friday March 1st. This weekend we have quite a few of our athletes attending the State Muti Event Championships in Dubbo, so the ESLAC committee have decided to award attendance and PB points only for this week. There are some tight races for age champions trophies this year and it is a shame for a close race to be decided one way or the other because someone is away representing our club so we will not be awarding events points for this evening, but points for attendance and PBs will be as per normal.

Save the Date Sunday March 31st, 2019. Save the date! We have booked the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club on O’Sullivan Road Woollahra for our Trophy Night on Sunday March 31st 2019, so it is only 30 days away. Our trophy night has run late the last few seasons because we have struggled to get our results into the system on time, but this season we are on track so have pulled the trophy night back to a more fitting date at the end of March. Save the date, we look forward to seeing you there.

Hurdles and Javelin this Friday March 1st. This Friday March 1st 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. You can print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 2 Mar 1, 2019 and the Event Series 2 Program List Mar 1, 2019 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.

ESLAC 2019 State Reps and Events. Congratulations again to our 27 State Championships Reps. Here they are listed by the event/s for which they have qualified. A special mention must go to Marli Mayne and Jack Richardson who have qualified for 4 events each. Their age groups were only allowed to enter into 4 events per athlete so qualifying for all 4 for State is an outstanding effort.

Athlete Name M/F Age Total Events Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4
Marli Mayne F 9 4 60mH 100m 200m Long Jump
Lola Upfold F 9 2 400m 800m
Niki Danilis F 9 1 700mW
Anna Colquhoun F 10 2 400m 800m
Grace Madden F 10 1 60mH
Edward Garland-Barnes M 10 1 60mH
Alexander Jang M 10 1 Long Jump
Julian Minto M 10 1 60mH
Piper Simpson F 11 3 400m 800m 1500m
Jack Richardson M 11 4 60mH 400m 800m 1500m
Noah Quayle M 11 3 Discus Javelin Shot Put
Alyssa Azriel F 12 1 400m
Luke Newrick M 12 2 200m Long Jump
Milly Boughton F 13 3 800m 1500m 1500mW
Thomas Malki M 13 1 200mH
Declan Minto M 13 2 80mH 200mH
Arlo Merewether M 13 1 1500m
Evan Vukovic M 13 3 100m 200m 400m
Larisa Arnautovic F 14 1 400m
Lara Roets F 14 2 80mH 200mH
Gabriella Guerrera F 14 1 Triple Jump
Eden Levit F 14 1 Long Jump
Max Wende M 14 2 Javelin Shot Put
Benjamin Hickman M 14 1 400m
Ruby Madden F 15 2 800m 1500m
Miah Madden F 17 1 High Jump
Francesca Heyko-Porebski F 17 1 100mH
Friday, 22 February 2019
ESLAC State Reps Announced

FRIDAY Feb 22, 2019
CONSISTENT RAIN, SORRY!

Persistent Rain Squalls ESLAC Little A’s Cancelled for Friday Feb 22nd. Posted at 2:40pm Friday February 22nd: ESLAC Little A’s Cancelled. The weather bureau shows that the showers that have been hugging the coast (aka Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs) will be less intense but not go away in time for ESLAC Little A’s at ES Marks tonight so sadly we have decided to cancel for tonight. The track will be open for State Reps to do training with Byron, Leo, Mal and Sarah providing training for Middle Distance, Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps respectively.

ESLAC State Reps Announced. Congratulations to the 27 ESLAC Athletes who have made it through to the State Championships on the Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of March 2019. These athletes will be representing ESLAC, their families and of course themselves in a total of 48 events. It takes talent and hard work in equal measure to make it through to the State Championships as well as the support of family and friends, so we thank all of those who have helped our athletes along the way. For a complete list of the Athletes who have qualified for State and their events please download a copy of the ESLAC 2019 State Qualifiers. Good luck to the ESLAC State Team at the championships in March!

100m, 400m and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday February 22nd. This Friday February 22nd 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 Feb 22, 2019, the Event Series 1 Program List Feb 22, 2019 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 (U7 Boys and U7 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 U7 age group to help out. It’s hard wrangling very young kids and helping out but it is even harder to run a barbeque without enough helpers, so why not arrange for Grandma and Grandad to watch the kids do some athletics and come and lend a helping hand at the barbeque. We are at the home stretch of the season now so it’ll be the last call out for the U7’s to help at the barbeque for this season.

 

Friday, 15 February 2019
200m and Javelin This Friday Feb 15th

200m and Javelin this Friday February 15th. 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 15, 2019, the Event Series 6 Program List Feb 15, 2019 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.

Milly Boughton Secures Regional Record for ESLAC. Milly Boughton has capped off a brilliant Regional Carnival for ESLAC by blitzing the Regional Record for the U13 Girls 1500m Walk with a time of 7:26.83. It was a great credit to Milly because she was disqualified in last year’s Regional Walk final and we all felt the tremendous disappointment caused by what many thought was a very harsh DQ decision but she did not let it get her down and continued her training and is now back stronger than ever as the new Regional record holder. We are looking forward to seeing Milly and her fellow ESLAC State Reps in action again at the State Championships in March.

ESLAC State Team Still to be Finalised. The last Regional Carnival will be held this weekend (there are 8 Regions in all) and after the results are in, the final ESLAC State Team will be advised. We already have 14 athletes who have secured automatic qualification for State by finishing 1st or 2nd at our Regional Carnival on Feb 2nd and 3rd, but the next 8 best performances from all Regions in each event also go through to State, so we are hoping our 14 strong State Team will be substantially boosted when the team is finalised. To see who is in contention please download our ESLAC 2019 Regional Team Results Summary.

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. It’s hard wrangling very young kids and helping out but it is even harder to run a barbeque without enough helpers, so why not arrange for Grandma and Grandad to watch the kids do some athletics and come and lend a helping hand at the barbeque. We are at the home stretch of the season now so it’ll be the last call out for the U6’s to help at the barbeque for this season.

Thursday, 7 February 2019
Hurdles and Walks this Friday Feb 8th

Hurdles and Walks Night this Friday. This Friday February 8th 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 8, 2019, the Event Series 5 Program List Feb 8, 2019 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.

40 Individual Medals for the ESLAC Regional Team. Congratulations to the ESLAC Regional Team who put in a great performance over the weekend taking home 40 individual medals and 1 relay medal. The team were also wonderful ambassadors for our Club, and they looked great in their ESLAC Regional gear. The whole ESLAC team performed well across the board and finally broke through with a medal for the Junior Boys Relay team (there should have been more relay medals but we will work on that for next year). Our 27 medal winners were:

Liam Madden  8 M,  Lola Upfold  9 F,  Marli Mayne  9 F,  Niki Danilis  9 F,  Sam Wolfe  9 M,  Alexander Jang  10 M,  Edward Garland-Barnes  10 M,  Julian Minto  10 M,  Eliette Millecamps  11 F,  Piper Simpson  11 F,  Jack Richardson  11 M,  Noah Quayle  11 M,  Alyssa Azriel  12 F,  Luke Newrick  12 M,  Milly Boughton  13 F,  Arlo Merewether  13 M,  Declan Minto  13 M,  Evan Vukovic  13 M,  Eden Levit  14 F,  Gabriella Guerrera  14 F,  Lara Roets  14 F,  Larisa Arnautovic  14 F,  Benjamin Hickman  14 M,  Max Wende  14 M,  Ruby Madden  15 F,  Francesca Heyko-Porebski  17 F,  Miah Madden  17 F.

For a full listing of our medal winners please download a copy of the ESLAC 2019 Regional Medal Table or for even more detail download the ESLAC 2019 Regional Team Results Summary.

Barbeque Help Required (Tiny Tot Boys and tiny Tot 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 Tiny Tot age group to help out. It’s hard wrangling Tiny Tots and helping out but it is even harder to run a barbeque without enough helpers, so why not arrange for Grandma and Grandad to come and watch the kids and come and lend a helping hand at the barbeque. Please download a copy of our ESLAC Barbeque Roster 2018_2019 Season to see when your age group is next scheduled to help out.

Friday, 1 February 2019
ESLAC Little A’s Cancelled Friday Feb 1st

FRIDAY Feb 1, 2019
FORECAST RAIN, SORRY!

ESLAC Little A’s Cancelled. The Bureau of Meteorology says the weather will deteriorate this afternoon with rain predicted to increase from 4pm. As a result we have decided to cancel Little Athletics at ES Marks for today, Friday the 1st of February.

Track Open for Regional Athletes. The ES Marks track will be open from 5pm to 6:30pm on Friday Feb 1st for Regional Athletes to pay their entry fee for this weekend’s Regional Carnival, to pick up their ESLAC Regionals Team gear and for their parents/carers to pick a volunteer slot or pay the non-volunteer levy.

Friday, 25 January 2019
100m/200m and 100m/800m this Friday 25th of January

Event Series 3 this Friday. This Friday the 25th of January 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 Jan 25, 2019 the Event Series 3 Program List Jan 25, 2019 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.

Regional Team Meeting. The Regional Carnival will be held next weekend on Feb 2nd and 3rd at The Ridge Athletics Track, Recreation Drive, Barden Ridge. There will be a Regional Team meeting for all members of the ESLAC 2019 Regional Team at 5:45pm at the Marshalling Area. Please see the Region 8 2019 qualifiers – ESLAC for a list of all the ESLAC Athletes who have qualified and their events. Please also see a copy of the 2019 Region 8 Program Event Times which shows the event times so you can plan what day/time you will need to be at The Ridge Athletics Track.

Barbeque Help Required (U12 Boys and U12 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 U12 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.

Friday, 18 January 2019
Welcome Back to Little A’s for 2019

Welcome Back to ESLAC Little A’s for 2019. Welcome back to the 2nd half of the 2018/19 season. We are at the 12th week for our 19 week season so there is plenty of competition left in the season. For all the season dates please download a copy of our ESLAC A5 Season Calendar 2018_19.

Hurdles and Javelin this Friday January 18th. This Friday January 18th 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. You can print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 2 Jan 18, 2019 and the Event Series 2 Program List Jan 18, 2019 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.

ESLAC Regional Reps Confirmed. Congratulations to the 90 ESLAC athletes who’s performances at the Zone Carnival in December have earned them a place at the Regional Carnival on Feb 2nd and 3rd at The Ridge Athletics Track, Recreation Drive, Barden Ridge. Please see the Region 8 2019 qualifiers – ESLAC for a list of all the ESLAC Athletes who have qualified and their events. Please also see a copy of the 2019 Region 8 Program Event Times which shows the event times so you can plan what day/time you will need to be at The Ridge Athletics Track.

Barbeque Help Required (U11 Boys and U11 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 U11 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.

 

Monday, 10 December 2018
Great Zone Carnival for ESLAC

March Past Success. Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre was the winner of the ICZ march past for the first time in seven years.  The march past was on Sunday and thanks in a large part to the efforts of Kimi Anderson, her daughter Lara Roets U14G and our Vice President, Drew Richardson, ESLAC was voted as the winner by a panel of judges from the 7 clubs who make up our Zone. Thanks also to Fred Whalebone (he’s holding up the winner’s trophy in the picture) and how good were our bag pipe player and baton twirler?

Relay Results.  Thanks to our ESLAC Relay Teams who stayed until the last event on Sunday and have all made it through to the Regional Championships with the Junior Girls finishing 1st (Marli Mayne 9; Grace Madden 10; Eliette Millecamps 11; Alyssa Azriel 12), Senior Boys finishing 2nd (Declan Minto 13; Benjamin Hickman 14; Leon Bakis 15; Fred Whalebone 17), and the Senior Girls (Mietta Paipetis 13; Eden Levit 14; Francesca Heyko-Porebski 17; Lara Roets 14) and Junior Boys (Rory Muldowney 9; Julian Minto 10; Jack Richardson 11; Luke Newrick 12) both finishing 3rd.

Full Results for Eastern Suburbs Athletes. You can download a copy of the ESLAC Provisional Zone Results – 2018 and see exactly how all our Eastern Suburbs athletes performed. Please look at your results and let us know as soon as possible if you think there are any errors in the results. Remember that all field event results are transcribed from hand written results sheets into the computer database so there is always potential for human error, so please check your results and reply to this email if you spot any problems.

Progression to Regional Championships. The Regional Championships will be held at The Ridge Athletics Track, Recreation Drive, Bardon Ridge NSW 2234 on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of February 2019. There are 2 Zones that make up Region 8, Inner City Zone (our Zone) and Southern Met Zone. U7’s don’t go to Regionals but U8-U17 athletes automatically progress based on the results from the 2 Zones that make up our Region. The rules for progression from Zone to Region can be a bit complicated but the basically for a Region with only 2 Zones (like ours) the top 6 athletes from each event at each Zone automatically progress to Regionals and then the next best 4 athletes from either Zone also progress. When considering the next best 4 athletes, only results from finals are considered for track events (timed finals in the 400m and 800m are considered finals) but from all results for field events.

Click HERE to view the full document outlining the progression from zone to region and from region to state and click HERE to view the full document outlining the determination of next best performances from zone to region and from region to state.

The Zone Secretary will publish a list showing who has made it through to Region but there are a few issues that need to be resolved before that list can be finalised. If you would like to do some sleuthing of your own to see if you are headed to the Regional Championships, you can compare the Provisional ICZ 2018 Results with the Final Sth Met 2018 Results and do your own calculations.

If You Can’t Make Regionals. If you can’t make it to Regionals then please let us know by sending an email to eslac1@outlook.com. It is a great help to the organisers of the Regional Carnival to know who can’t make it so they can equalise the participants in the heats and seed them correctly.

Piper Simpson Does it Again. Piper Simpson, ESLAC U11 athlete, has continued her rich vein of form and obliterated the Zone record in the 1500m event on Saturday morning bettering the previous mark by 5.17 seconds in at time of 5:06.93. Congratulations again for another great performance from Piper this time wearing the Eastern Suburbs colours.

Thursday, 29 November 2018
It’s the Last ESLAC Little A’s Meet for 2018

It’s the Last ESLAC Meet for 2018. This Friday November 30th is week 11 of our 19 week season but it is our last meet of 2018. There will be no ESLAC Little A’s next week as we prepare for the Zone Carnival on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of December. After Zone we have our traditional Christmas/New Year’s break and start the 2nd half of our season back at ES Marks on Friday the 18th of January 2019. Download a copy of our ESLAC Calendar 2018_19 Season for all the dates for the rest of the ESLAC 2018/19 season.

Zone Entries have Closed. The ESLAC entries for the 2018 Zone Carnival are in. Congratulations to the 129 athletes (up from 119 last season) who will be competing in 428 events (up from 413 last year) for ESLAC at Zone this year.

Please Check Your Zone Entries. It is essential that you click on the link for your age group below to check your Zone entries. 428 events entered is a lot of mouse clicks and it only takes one error for someone to be disappointed at missing out on their preferred events for Zone. Contact us immediately at eslac1@outlook.com if you spot any errors. We must receive error reports by Saturday the 1st of December to leave time for them to be corrected.

U7 ESLAC 2018 Zone Entries ; U8 ESLAC 2018 Zone Entries ; U9 ESLAC 2018 Zone Entries ; U10 ESLAC 2018 Zone Entries ; U11 ESLAC 2018 Zone Entries ; U12 ESLAC 2018 Zone Entries ; U13 ESLAC 2018 Zone Entries ; U14 ESLAC 2018 Zone Entries ; U15 ESLAC 2018 Zone Entries ; U17 ESLAC 2018 Zone Entries

Updated Final Zone Program Released. All Inner City Zone clubs have now submitted their entries and the Zone Secretary has been able to update the Zone Porgram and release the final version. EVENT TIMES HAVE CHANGED so please download a copy of the 2018 ICZ FINAL Zone Program and check the new times for your events. Remember all Zone athletes must report to marshalling 20 minutes before your event start time to be put into your heats and taken to your event starting position.

ESLAC Gets New Hurdles. ESLAC has taken delivery of 100 brand new Little Athletics Hurdles all stacked on 2 x shiny new double decker hurdles trolleys. This has been a major purchase that the club has been working towards for several seasons. Thanks to Drew Richardson for taking on this major project and getting the order in to Kings Track and Field. Thanks also to the barbeque crew and our sponsors who have all contributed to the fund raising efforts that make these sorts of major purchases possible. We will now be able to get our hurdles set up much more quickly and they will not be blowing over every time there is some wind on the front straight.

Piper Gold at Nationals. Earlier this month we heard about ESLAC U11 Athlete Piper Simpson who won the 800m title at the NSW PSSA Championships. Well last week she stepped it up to another level and finished with two gold medals at the National Championships. Double Australian National Champion in ten years age group in 800m and 1500m, congratulations Piper Simpson!

100m, 400m and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday November 30th. This Friday November 30th 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 Nov 30, 2018, the Event Series 1 Program List Nov 30, 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.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season is well underway, registrations for the 2018_19 season are still open. We have already had 10 weeks of the season but there are 9 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.