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Thursday, 2 December 2021
Friday 03 December – guess who is coming to ES Marks?

The weather looks good for some fast times on the track and a visit from the special guest in the red suit.  For those that haven’t seen it, stand aside and observe our ESLAC athletes harness their competitive instinct to secure that last chocolate or lolly. Our visitor will appear around 1825 to cover both the first session and the start of the second session.

Remember we are at ES Marks Friday 3 December, as the track work has been delayed and this is our last night before the Christmas break.

Please support the club and buy a ticket in the $10 raffle. The first prize is a fantastic SLSA approved Nippy foam nipper board from the team at Nippy who are also great parents from the club.  If you don’t need a Nipper board the alternate first prize is a case of Mumm Champagne …. there may be some disappointed kids tomorrow night!  Our second prize is a fantastic G Shock watch (thanks Piers and Bec Halleen).  If ticket sales go well, it will be drawn at 19:30 so please support the club.

This week is the last week to enter Zones.  If you are interested in the competition please register for the Zones Carnival on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January.  We can send at least five athletes to every event and we want to showcase the talented ESLAC athletes.  It is great practice for their school zone and regional programs too. It will be held at the Crest Athletics track at Bankstown.  The program is the same as the last zone in 2019.  The two minor changes are the 80M hurdle events will be on Sunday not Saturday and the relays will be earlier in the day on Sunday rather than the last event. Click here to view the 2019 program..  The Region 8 Carnival is planned to follow zone on Saturday 19 and Sun 20 February.

We have received stock of the size 4, size 6 and size 8 uniform singlets which will be on sale.

This week U8 Parents that aren’t helping the Age Manager are required to assist at the BBQ from 1730-1830.

Under 11 Parents that aren’t helping the Age Manager are required to assist at the BBQ from 1830-2000.

U8 or U11 Parents who have paid their non-volunteer levy are not required to assist.

  • Our Tots to Under 8s event is from 1730-1830
  • Our U9s to U17s event are from 1830-2000
  • Please just line up at the relevant age flag positioned on the field to enable the event to commence

Some key information about our event is outlined below:

  1. If we cancel due to weather this will be notified by 1300 on a Friday (website, Instagram and facebook).  We try to ensure we hold the event but if heavy rain/storms are forecast at the time of our event we will cancel as our electronic timing gear is impacted by the heavy rain.
  2. New members collecting your registrations, please bring proof of age for your athlete (birth certificate or passport) 
  3. For Registration please remember you will need to complete the working with children form (required by Little Athletics NSW) as you will accessing the general area.  Please note that you will not need to have a Working With Children clearance just complete the form if you are only performing limited parent helper duties etc.  Registration collection will be available from 1700
  4. At registrations you will also need to complete the parental obligations form advise whether you will help the age manager, help on the BBQ or be paying the non volunteer fee $70 for a child or $120 for a family.  We require one carer from each family to assist each week and if this not possible please pay the non volunteer fee at registration.  We use this money to arrange a large crew of ex athletes to ensure the event functions each week.
  5. Uniforms will be open as well but to ensure you don’t miss the event if required just pin your number on your athlete’s shirt so they can start with the other athletes and then you can purchase the uniform through the evening.  We have now have stock of our size 4, 6 and 8 singlets but are still awaiting other items.  If anyone has old uniforms we will accept them washed and with the numbers and patches removed given the shortage of uniforms. Please drop them at the uniform shop.
  6. We are completing event series 5  which is on our website.
  7. Those that have enrolled in the coaching programs they will commence from 1730 with Leo on Sprints, Mal on Hurdles and Maxim on walks.  If you want your athlete to participate please pay the $100 fee for the season (refer to coaching section) of the website.

For the final week under our COVID plan parents and carers that are not vaccinated please stay outside of the fenced area,  so please do not enter the track and field area. Vaccinated parents and carers would participate as normal.

Thursday, 25 November 2021
Friday 26 November – Cancelled due to poor weather

** Update 26/11/21 12.10pm

With the current weather forecast to continue with rain and increasing winds, we have cancelled tonight.

For those that normally attend coaching, the ES Marks facility will be open and Mal will be there 530-630 tonight for hurdles coaching and Maxim will be there to assist for Long Jump/Triple Jump and sprints from 530-630.

Next week is our last event for the year at ES Marks and we have a special visit from the person in the red suit, who has stocked up with the usual supply of lollies to distribute.

Thanks

Your ESLAC Committee

25/11/21

Unfortunately, the weather prediction for Friday is not good, with rain and strong winds expected.  We will make our final decision by 1300 Friday and advise via Website, Instagram etc but at this stage our event is unlikely.

For those that are interested in competition, Little Athletics will run a Zone Carnival on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January. It will be held at the Crest Athletics track at Bankstown.  This will mean our Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics event on Friday 28 January will not be held.  With the possible cancellation tomorrow night our Zone entry table will also be open for our last night this year on Friday 3 December.  All zones will be running a carnival and our Region 8 Carnival is likely to follow zone on Saturday 19 and Sun 20 February.

With the ES Marks facility work further delayed please note that our Friday 3 December event will be held at ES Marks not at McKay Fields (Oval) in Centennial Park.

We have received stock of the size 4, size 6 and size 8 uniform singlets which will be on sale if the event proceeds.

If the event proceeds, U8 Parents that aren’t helping the Age Manager are required to assist at the BBQ from 1730-1830.

Under 11 Parents that aren’t helping the Age Manager are required to assist at the BBQ from 1830-2000.

U8 or U11 Parents who have paid their non-volunteer levy are not required to assist.

Some key information about this Friday is outlined below:

  1. If we cancel due to weather this will be notified by 1300 on a Friday (website, Instagram and facebook).  We try to ensure we hold the event but if heavy rain/storms are forecast at the time of our event we will cancel as our electronic timing gear is impacted by the heavy rain.
  2. New members collecting your registrations, please bring proof of age for your athlete (birth certificate or passport) 
  3. For Registration please remember you will need to complete the working with children form (required by Little Athletics NSW) as you will access the general area.  Please note that you will not need to have a Working With Children clearance just complete the form if you are only performing limited parent helper duties etc.  Registration collection will be available from 1700
  4. At registration, you will also need to complete the parental obligations form advise whether you will help the age manager, help on the BBQ or be paying the non-volunteer fee of $70 for a child or $120 for a family.  We require one carer from each family to assist each week and if this is not possible please pay the non-volunteer fee at registration.  We use this money to arrange a large crew of ex-athletes to ensure the event functions each week.
  5. Uniforms will be open as well but to ensure you don’t miss the event if required just pin your number on your athlete’s shirt so they can start with the other athletes and then you can purchase the uniform through the evening.  We now have stock of our size 4, 6 and 8 singlets but are still awaiting other items.  If anyone has old uniforms we will accept them washed and with the numbers and patches removed given the shortage of uniforms. Please drop them at the uniform shop.
  6. We are completing event series 4 which is on our website.
  7. Those that have enrolled in the coaching programs they will commence from 1730 with Leo on Sprints, Mal on Hurdles and Maxim on walks.  If you want your athlete to participate please pay the $100 fee for the season (refer to coaching section) of the website.

Our Tots to Under 8s event is from 1730-1830

Our U9s to U17s event are from 1830-2000

Please just line up at the relevant age flag positioned on the field to enable the event to commence

Under our COVID plan parents and carers that are not vaccinated please stay outside of the fenced area,  so please do not enter the track and field area. Vaccinated parents and carers would participate as normal.

Regards

Your ESLAC committee

Friday, 19 November 2021
Friday 19 November – the event is planned for tonight and if the forecast gets worse and the event is cancelled we will advise by 1300

The event is planned for tonight and if the forecast gets worse and the event is cancelled we will advise by 1300.

The timing system did record the times last week but we could not upload the results. On the website if you log in to the “family log in” under results HQ you will see the results. Importantly, we have the results for the points system.  We will attach a PDF of the results to the website today for those that can’t navigate results HQ.  We have contacted the software provider to rectify the problem and return to the old system..

Tonight U7 Boys and U7 Girls Parents/Carers that don’t help the age manager or haven’t paid the non volunteer fee will be required at the BBQ from 530 to 630.  Please check your athlete in at the start of the event and then one of our BBQ crew will escort you to the  BBQ sign you in to assist from 1730 to 1830.

Under 12 Boys and U12 Girls parents, please check your athlete in and then you will be required to either have paid your non volunteer fee, help the age manager or assist at the BBQ form 630 to 1945. One of our BBQ crew will escort you to the  BBQ and sign you in to assist from 1730 to 1830

The zone registrations will open tonight.  U7 to U17 can register for the carnival U7-U12 in 4 events and U13-U17 in 6 events.  It Is on Saturday 29 January and Sunday 30 January at the Crest Athletics Track Bankstown.  The zone entry will be beside the normal registration table.  We have a draft timetable from a previous years carnival but the program is not finalised.  Generally the 50m and 500m (U7 only ) 100m, 400m (U8-U17) and 1500m (U11-U17)and U9-U12 hurdles are on Saturday with 70m (U7-U10) , 200m and 800m (U9-17)and U13-U17 Hurdles are on Sunday. There is a fee for Zone of $20 which covers entry but all zone competitors get this years ESLAC competition shirt and we supply coaches across the two days at the carnival to warm up and provide advice to the competitors.  Parents will need to register on the parent volunteer roster for a 2 hour period or pay the non volunteer fee.  We normally operate the two discuss circles and other duties for the whole event.  If you want to watch your athlete or can’t commit you will need to pay the non volunteer fee as we will hire ex athletes to cover your duty.

We encourage all athletes that have any interest in competition to register and please try to register for a few events,  whilst the standard is very high often hurdles, walks, throws and jumps may give your athlete a good chance to progress to Regionals.  Particularly if you are in our coaching programs.

Some key information about this Friday is outlined below:

  1. If we cancel due to weather this will be notified by 1300 on a Friday (website, Instagram and facebook).  We try to ensure we hold the event but if heavy rain/storms are forecast at the time of our event we will cancel as our electronic timing gear is impacted by the heavy rain.
  2. New members collecting your registrations, please bring proof of age for your athlete (birth certificate or passport) 
  3. Please remember you will need to complete the working with children form (required by Little Athletics NSW) as you will accessing the general area.  Please note that you will not need to have a Working With Children clearance just complete the form if you are only performing limited parent helper duties etc.  Registration collection will be available from 1700
  4. At registrations you will also need to complete the parental obligations form advise whether you will help the age manager, help on the BBQ or be paying the non volunteer fee $70 for a child or $120 for a family.  We require one carer from each family to assist each week and if this not possible please pay the non volunteer fee at registration.  We use this money to arrange a large crew of ex athletes to ensure the event functions each week.
  5. Uniforms will be open as well but to ensure you don’t miss the event if required just pin your number on your athlete’s shirt so they can start with the other athletes and then you can purchase the uniform through the evening.  Uniforms has sold out of the small sizes and we are awaiting the new stock. Uniforms like many other purchases are slower than normal at the moment.  We will publicise when we expect new stock which is still a few weeks away.
  6. We are completing event  series 3 which is on our website which includes the 200m and the 800m for the older age groups
  7. Those that have enrolled in the coaching programs they will commence from 1730 with Leo on Sprints, Mal on Hurdles, Maxim on Long Jump and Anne on walks.  If you want your athlete to participate please pay the $100 fee for the season (refer to coaching section) of the website.

Our Tots to Under 8s event is from 1730-1830

Our U9s to U17s event are from 1830-2000

Please just line up at the relevant age flag positioned on the field to enable the event to commence

Please note that the BBQ and Uniforms will be in operation,  we have limited facilities and one eftpos machine so if you can bring cash to pay at the BBQ or the uniform area that will assist.

Under our COVID plan parents and carers that are not vaccinated please stay outside of the fenced area,  so please do not enter the track and field area. Vaccinated parents and carers can participate as normal.

Friday, 12 November 2021
Friday 12 November – Competition points start tonight

This week we start with the competition points.  We have worked on the timing system, restocked the BBQ and the rain is forecast to clear enough to hold our event.

For those that are interested in the competition, last night it was confirmed that Little Athletics will run a Zone Carnival on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January.  It will be held at the Crest Athletics track at Bankstown.  Out Zone entry table will open next week and we will provide some more information. All zones will be running a carnival and our Region 8 Carnival is likely to follow zone nominally on Saturday 19 and Sun 20 February.  This will mean our Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics event on Friday 28 January will not be held.  We will update the calendar once we have confirmed the Regional date.

Some key information about this Friday is outlined below:

  1. If we cancel due to weather this will be notified by 1300 on a Friday (website, Instagram and Facebook).  We try to ensure we hold the event but if heavy rain/storms are forecast at the time of our event we will cancel as our electronic timing gear is impacted by the heavy rain.
  2. We again expect a number of people will be collecting registrations.  Returning members if you could bring back your last years registration numbers we can re use the RFID tags that we place in the numbers
  3. New members collecting your registrations, please bring proof of age for your athlete (birth certificate or passport) 
  4. Please remember you will need to complete the working with children form (required by Little Athletics NSW) as you will access the general area.  Please note that you will not need to have a Working With Children clearance just complete the form if you are only performing limited parent helper duties etc.  Registration collection will be available from 1700
  5. At registration, you will also need to complete the parental obligations form advise whether you will help the age manager, help on the BBQ or be paying the non-volunteer fee of $70 for a child or $120 for a family.  We require one carer from each family to assist each week and if this is not possible please pay the non-volunteer fee at registration.  We use this money to arrange a large crew of ex-athletes to ensure the event functions each week.
  6. Uniforms will be open as well but to ensure you don’t miss the event if required just pin your number on your athlete’s shirt so they can start with the other athletes and then you can purchase the uniform through the evening.  Uniforms has sold out of the small sizes and we are awaiting the new stock. Uniforms like many other purchases are slower than normal at the moment.  We will publicise when we expect new stock which is still a few weeks away.  If anyone has old uniforms we will accept them washed and with the numbers and patches removed given the shortage of uniforms. Please drop them at the uniform shop.
  7. We are completing event  series 2 which is on our website
  8. Those that have enrolled in the coaching programs they will commence from 1730 with Leo on Sprints, Mal on Hurdles, Maxim on Long Jump and Anne on walks.  If you want your athlete to participate please pay the $100 fee for the season (refer to coaching section) of the website.

 

Our Tots to Under 8s event is from 1730-1830

Our U9s to U17s event is from 1830-2000

Please just line up at the relevant age flag positioned on the field to enable the event to commence

Please note that the BBQ and Uniforms will be in operation,  we have limited facilities and one EFTPOS machine so if you can bring cash to pay at the BBQ or the uniform area that will assist.

Under our COVID plan parents and carers that are not vaccinated please stay outside of the fenced area,  so please do not enter the track and field area. Vaccinated parents and carers would participate as normal.

It will fantastic to see the athletes out there again enjoying the event.

Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Welcome back to ESLAC little Athletics this Friday 5 November

Some key information about this Friday is outlined below:

 

  1. Whilst the weather forecast has some showers at this stage we plan for the event to occur.  If we cancel due to weather this will be notified by 1300 on a Friday (website, Instagram and facebook).  We try to ensure we hold the event but if heavy rain is forecast we will cancel as our electronic timing gear is impacted by the heavy rain.
  2. We expect a number of people will be collecting registrations.  Returning members if you could bring back your last years registration numbers we can re use the RFID tags that we place in the numbers
  3. New members collecting your registrations, please bring proof of age for your athlete (birth certificate or passport)
  4. Please remember you will need to complete the working with children form (required by Little Athletics NSW) as you will be accessing the general area.  Please note that you will not need to have a Working With Children clearance just complete the form if you are only performing limited parent helper duties etc.  Registration collection will be available from 1700
  5. At registration, you will also need to complete the parental obligations form advise whether you will help the age manager, help on the BBQ or be paying the non-volunteer fee of $70 for a child or $120 for a family.  We require one carer from each family to assist each week and if this is not possible please pay the non-volunteer fee at registration.  We use this money to arrange a large crew of ex-athletes to ensure the event functions each week.
  6. Uniforms will be open as well but to ensure you don’t miss the event if required just pin your number on your athlete’s shirt so they can start with the other athletes and then you can purchase the uniform through the evening
  7. We are completing event series 1 which is on our website
  8. Those that have enrolled in the coaching programs they will commence from 1730 with Leo on Sprints, Mal on Hurdles, Maxim on Long Jump and Anne on walks.  If you want your athlete to participate please pay the $100 fee for the season (refer to coaching section) of the website.

 

Our Tots to Under 8s event is from 1730-1830

Our U9s to U17s event are from 1830-2000

Please just line up at the relevant age flag positioned on the field to enable the event to commence

 

Please note that the BBQ and Uniforms will be in operation,  we have limited facilities and one eftpos machine so if you can bring cash to pay at the BBQ or the uniform area that will assist.

 

Under our COVID plan, parents and carers that are not vaccinated are required to stay outside of the fenced area,  so please do not enter the track and field area. Vaccinated parents and carers can participate as normal.

 

A few final points – remember, parking is a challenge so leave enough time.  Please note that all the people on uniforms, the BBQ, age managing are parents and volunteers so please be patient especially on the first night.

Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Registration night is this Friday and coaching sessions start next week

You can pick up your registration kits on Friday 29 October at ES Marks from 6pm.

Our season commences on Friday 5 November at ES Marks, we have the split times like last year.  Tots to Under 8s will be held from 1730-1830 with U9 to U17 from 1830 until 2000.  We are at the usual ES Marks venue from 5 November and we move to McKay Sports Ground (known to some as the Sydney High Cricket Oval) in Centennial Park for Friday 3 December and then when we return on 28 January  2022 to Mckay Sports Ground in Centennial Park for the remainder of the season, whilst the ES Marks track is resurfaced.

Coaching with be available on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and also, on Friday evenings before our scheduled events. For more details on coaching, click here.

We have reduced our registration cost this year with the disrupted season with Tots being $110 and U6 to U17 being $140 for the season.  Registrations are now open, click here for more information.

Wednesday, 20 October 2021
2021/22 Registrations are NOW OPEN

2021/2022 Season Registrations are NOW OPEN. 

The first night of competition for the season is on Friday the 05th of November, please register now. Visit our registration page which outlines the 4 step process and the necessary links. As Little Athletics NSW has moved to a new registration system in 2021, you will need to log in as a New Participant when you enter the system for the first time and enter all your details even if your child is a returning participant. This registration however will be matched with your historical data.

Monday, 18 October 2021
2021/2022 Registration Update

Little Athletics advised on 17 October 2021 that we are able to commence the season prior to the planned 3 December 2021 date.  Prior to 1 December, there are restrictions on the number of participants.  These limits are expected to from 1 December.  We will therefore have caps on registrations until 1 December, so best to register as soon as possible

  • ESLAC season registration will open this week
  • The committee is currently planning the date of the first event which is likely to be Friday 29 October for registration, coaching, and our competitors with our first full event to follow Friday 5 November under the Little Athletics and Government Community Sport participant restrictions
  • We expect a full event without any restriction on the number of participants will occur on Friday 3 December at Mackay Oval in Centennial park
  • We will be operating split groups again the season with Tots to Under 8 from 1730-1830 and Under 9 and above from 1840 to 2000 or last light
  • We will operate from ES Marks in November and move to Mackay Oval in Centennial Park from Friday 3 December for the remainder of this season
  • We have adjusted our season pricing this year because of the later start date with normal pricing to apply next season
  • We will have coaching and competition options for our athletes however, we currently do not have information about Regionals and State Championships and any qualification requirements for this season
Tuesday, 17 August 2021
Registrations Delayed for 2021/22 Season

All Little Athletics NSW Club Registrations Suspended. We hope you are all safe and well during this challenging period.  Registrations for this season are currently suspended by Little Athletics NSW until 30 August 2021 with any further suspension will be subject to the prevailing lock down status.   Whilst the lock down seems like it is dragging on, we remain hopeful that the lock down will eventually end and sports like Little Athletics will return soon.  Once restrictions allow we will open registrations and commence our season.

Upgrade to ES Marks Athletics Field. The NSW government is upgrading the facilities at ES Marks Athletics Field and this is expected to impact the availability of ES Marks for Little Athletics this season. Planning is well underway for our move from ES Marks for part or all of the season due to the ES Mark track upgrade.  Most importantly, we have alternative  venue options and once the restrictions are lifted we can confirm the venue and timing for registrations to commence for the season.

Saturday, 29 May 2021
ESLAC Trophy Night and AGM this Sunday May 30th

ESLAC Trophy Presentation/AGM Sunday the 30th of May. ESLAC will hold its 2020/21 season trophy presentation night and Annual General Meeting on Sunday the 30th of May. The venue for the trophy night and meeting will be upstairs at the Easts Rugby Club in Rose Bay. Due to Covid19 restrictions we will have to split our Trophy Presentation in two sessions just like we did at ES Marks this season. The U6 to U8 Trophy Presentation will be from 3:30pm to 4:30pm and the U9 to U17 Trophy Presentation will be from 5:05pm to 6pm. The Annual General Meeting will separate the two Trophy sessions from 4:35pm to 5:00pm (note the 5 minute change over times) so those from the younger Age Groups can stay on for the AGM and those from the older Age Groups can come early to participate in the AGM. 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 2021.

ESLAC Annual General Meeting (AGM) Documents. Please find below documents that members may like to peruse before the AGM and perhaps take copies with them to the meeting on Sunday the 30th of May at 4:35pm.

2021 ESLAC AGM agenda
ESLAC AGM Minutes 2019_20
ESLAC Member Age Group Chart 2020_2021 Season
ESLAC Participation 2020_21 Season
ESLAC President’s Report 2021
ESLAC Registrars Report 2020_21 Season
Treasurers Report year ending 31st March 2021

ESLAC profitLoss 2021
ESLAC BalanceSheet YoY comparison 2021