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Thursday, 19 November 2020
100m, Middle Distance and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday November 20th

Event Series 4 Friday 20th of November. 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 Nov 20, 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.

Uniform Shop Dates. Amanda Garland-Barnes and Dan Barnes have done great work in keeping the uniform shop stocked up and keeping our ESLAC athletes looking good. With our memberships settling down for the season and most athletes kitted out, the uniform shop will be open this Friday 20th of November for the last time before the Christmas/New Year break. After this Friday please send us an email and we will make arrangements for gear to be picked up at the barbeque.

State Championships Announced by Little Athletics NSW. For those that missed last week’s announcement: the LANSW State Championships will occur over two weekends at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre (SOPAC) and will be divided into the following age groups:

LANSW Littles State Championships (U9-U12s) – 20-21 March 2021
LANSW Youth State Championships (U13-U17s) – 27-28 March 2021

Remember, you can always check our Calendar Page for the latest information.

Barbeque Help Required. The barbeque takes a bit of a hit as far as wastage is concerned when we cancel Little A’s at the last minute like las week. But that’s life when organising outdoor events and Wende family will be back at it again this Friday keeping our ESLAC families fed and helping us manage what can be very busy Friday nights as well as earning great income for ESLAC. But we need help in the form of volunteers to keep the barbeque running smoothly. If you can assist this Friday please see Vanessa at the barbeque to help out, the earlier the better.

Thursday, 12 November 2020
200m, 800m and 3000m this Friday the 13th of November

Friday Nov 13, 2020
Thunderstorms Coming, SORRY!

Thunderstorms Coming – Little As Cancelled! The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Sydney Metro area and the latest radar images show that a band of thunderstorms is heading for ES Marks this evening. As a result the ESLAC Committee has decided to Cancel Little A’s at ES Marks for Friday the 13th of November.

    

State Championships Announced by Little Athletics NSW. The State Championships will occur over two weekends at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre (SOPAC) and will be divided into the following age groups:

LANSW Littles State Championships (U9-U12s) – 20-21 March 2021
LANSW Youth State Championships (U13-U17s) – 27-28 March 2021

More information regarding qualifying for these events will be provided by 20 November 2020, however, each Championship will have a different qualifying process:

LANSW Littles State Championships (U9-U12s) – a State Qualifying Meet will take place in each region with the date, venue and qualifying standards to be confirmed by 20 November.

LANSW Youth State Championships (U13-U17s) – a direct entry process will take place with qualification standards which will allow representation from all regions. The process will open in mid-January and close in late February. Details will be published closer to the opening of entries.

Remember, you can always check our Calendar Page for the latest information.

200m, 800m and 3000m this Friday. This Friday the 13th of November sees us running Event Series 3. The Tiny Tots will be running 50m, the U6s and U7s 50m and 70m and the U8s and U10s a 100m/200m combination. The U9 and U11 to U17 athletes will run the 200m and 800m track events. The full program including all the field events can be found in the ESLAC Event Series 3 Nov 13, 2020. The layout of ES Marks field for Little Athletics can be found in the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Sep 19, 2018.

Barbeque Help Required. The barbeque has been going very well this season. It’s been keeping our athletes and families fed, helping families manage what can be very busy Friday nights as well as earning great income for ESLAC. The income from the barbeque is our major fund raiser for the season and keeps our club afloat but we need help in the form of volunteers to keep it running smoothly. If you can assist this Friday please see Vanessa at the barbeque to help out, the earlier the better.

Friday, 6 November 2020
Hurdles, Walks and Javelin this Friday November 6th

Uniform Shop Dates. Thanks Amanda Garland-Barnes and Dan Barnes for your work in keeping the uniform shop stocked up and keeping our ESLAC athletes looking great. With our memberships settling down for the season and most athletes kitted out, the uniform shop will only be open this Friday the 6th of November and then again on the 20th of November. After those dates please send us an email and we will make arrangements for gear to be picked up at the barbeque.

Calendar Update Reminder. Please note that we have added Friday December 4th as an extra date to the ESLAC Calendar for this season due to the cancellation of the Zone Championships. This extra date means we have changed the dates for the different Event Series we are running for the 2nd half of our season. Make sure you download a copy of the ESLAC 2020_21 Calendar October 29, 2020 or check out our Calendar Page for all the ESLAC season dates, holiday dates and Event Series information.

Hurdles, Walks and Javelin this Friday November 6th. This Friday November 6th we will be running Event Series 2 which sees the Tots through U7s run 70m, the U6s and U8s run the 100m and the U8s through U17s running the straight hurdles. There are Walks for the U9s, U10s and U11s while the U12s to U17s run a 400m and the U7s take on the 500m event. You can print a copy of the ESLAC Event Series 2 Nov 6, 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.

Barbeque Help Required. The barbeque has been doing a great job of keeping us all well on Friday nights. Thanks again to the Wende family for doing such a great job this season. The technical department let the team down last Friday but the EFTPOS machine now has a new paper roll and is fully charged (there is also box of paper rolls in the storage shed) so hopefully we won’t see any further problems for the season. But the barbeque needs volunteers so please see Vanessa at the barbeque to help out, the earlier the better.

Friday, 30 October 2020
100m, 400m and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday October 30th

New Start Times for this Season. ESLAC has new start times for the 2020/21 season. The Tiny Tots to Under 8s have a 5:20pm Warmup/5:30pm Start and the Under 9s to Under 17s have a 6:35pm Warmup/6:45 Start. 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.

Registrations Still Open. At this stage registrations are still open, but we are getting close to our Covid Safe plan limits so registrations may have to close soon, for all the details on how to register please visit our Registration Page. If you have not completed this season’s registration, please see Ilana our registrar as you enter ES Marks to show your proof of age (if you are new to ESLAC), to hand in your downloaded and filled in Working with Children Declaration LANSW 2019 and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms and collect your registration pack.

Zone Carnival Cancelled. We regret to advise our ESLAC members that the Zone Championships that were to be held over the weekend of December 5th and 6th have been officially cancelled for the 2020/21 season. At this stage the Regional Championships and State Championships are still in the calendar and we are awaiting news on how athletes will qualify for these events. We will keep you posted as news is received.

Update to the 2020/21 ESLAC Calendar. Because of the Zone Carnival cancellation we have added another regular Friday night to our season on the 4th of December. We had ES Marks booked for Zone setup in any case on this date and the cancellation policy at Centennial Park Trust is pretty unforgiving so we are making Friday the 4th of December our last Little A’s before our Christmas/New Year break. Please see our Calendar page on the ESLAC web site or download a copy of the updated ESLAC 2020_21 Calendar October 29, 2020 that you can print and pin up at home.

100m, 400m and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday October 30th. This Friday January 24th with 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 30, 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.

Barbeque Help Required. Thanks to those who helped out at the barbeque last week. The barbeque is proving hugely popular this season and our thanks goes out to the Wende family (Annika, Max, Paul and especially Vanessa) who are doing a brilliant job at keeping up with demand. But even the multi-talented Wende family cannot satisfy the very healthy appetites of our ESLAC athletes and their families without a lot of volunteer help.  The ESLAC barbeque is our major fund raiser for the season and it is also a great help for our ESLAC families, so if you have registered as helping with the BBQ please see Vanessa at the barbeque area to assist (the earlier the better).

Friday, 23 October 2020
200m, 800m and Javelin this Friday October 23rd

New Start Times for this Season. ESLAC has new start times for the 2020/21 season. The Tiny Tots to Under 8s have a 5:20pm Warmup/5:30pm Start and the Under 9s to Under 17s have a 6:35pm Warmup/6:45 Start. 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.

Registrations Still Open. At this stage registrations are still open, but we are getting close to our Covid Safe plan limits so registrations may have to close soon, for all the details on how to register please visit our Registration Page. If you have not completed this season’s registration, please see Ilana our registrar as you enter ES Marks to show your proof of age (if you are new to ESLAC), to hand in your downloaded and filled in Working with Children Declaration LANSW 2019 and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms and collect your registration pack.

Uniform Shop Open. If you need any uniform items they will be available from the uniform shop which will be set up near the girls change rooms at the amenities block on the eastern side of ES Marks. The uniform shop will be open before the start of competition each Friday night for the first part of the 2020/21 season.

200m and Javelin this Friday October 23rd. This Friday we are running Event Series 6 with the U10 – U17 age groups running the 200m/800m combination. The U7s will run a 50m/200m combination and the U8s and U9s will combine the 200m with a 70m sprint. The Tots – U6 will run 50m and 70m and the U11 – U17 age groups will also get to throw the Javelin starting at 8:30pm. You can print copies (or download copies to your phone) of the ESLAC Event Series 6 Oct 23, 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.

Barbeque Help Required. Thanks to those who helped out at the barbeque last week, we had a bumper turnout and the barbeque even ran out of sausages and buns later in the evening. We are expecting another excellent turnout this Friday so we have put in a monster barbeque order to keep our athletes and their families well fed. But excellent turnouts and monster orders need to be supported by a strong effort by our barbeque volunteers. The ESLAC barbeque is our major fund raiser for the season and it is also a great help for our ESLAC families, so if you have registered as helping with the BBQ please see Vanessa at the barbeque area to assist (the earlier the better).

Friday, 16 October 2020
Hurdles and Walks at ESLAC Friday the 16th of October

New Start Times for this Season. ESLAC has new start times for the 2020/21 season. The Tiny Tots to Under 8s have a 5:20pm Warmup/5:30pm Start and the Under 9s to Under 17s have a 6:35pm Warmup/6:45 Start. 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.

Registrations Still Open. Please let your friends know that ESLAC Registrations are still open, for all the details on how to register please visit our Registration Page. If you have not completed this season’s registration, please see Ilana our registrar as you enter ES Marks to show your proof of age (if you are new to ESLAC), to hand in your downloaded and filled in Working with Children Declaration LANSW 2019 and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms and collect your registration pack.

Uniform Shop Open. If you need any uniform items they will be available from the uniform shop which will be set up near the girls change rooms at the amenities block on the eastern side of ES Marks. The uniform shop will be open before the start of competition each Friday night for the first part of the 2020/21 season.

Hurdles and Walks Friday the 16th of October. Friday the 16th of October 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. The U8s and U9s will run 60m hurdles and 70m and the U9s and Senior athletes get to run a 400m all in lanes at the end of the program. The under 10s to U17s combine 400m with hurdles and a walk race. You can download/print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 5 Oct 16, 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.

Barbeque Help Required. Thanks to those who helped out at the barbeque last week, it is very much appreciated. The ESLAC barbeque is our major fund raiser for the season and it is also a great help for our ESLAC families, so if you have registered as helping with the BBQ please see Vanessa at the barbeque area to assist (the earlier the better).

Friday, 9 October 2020
ESLAC Little A’s Back at ES Marks Friday October 9th.

New Start Times for this Season. ESLAC has new start times for the 2020/21 season. The Tiny Tots to Under 8s have a 5:20pm Warmup/5:30pm Start and the Under 9s to Under 17s have a 6:35pm Warmup/6:45 Start. 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.

Registrations Still Open. Please let your friends know that ESLAC Registrations are still open, for all the details on how to register please visit our Registration Page. If you have not completed this season’s registration, please see Ilana our registrar as you enter ES Marks to show your proof of age (if you are new to ESLAC), to hand in your downloaded and filled in Working with Children Declaration LANSW 2019 and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms and collect your registration pack.

Uniform Shop Open. If you need any uniform items they will be available from the uniform shop which will be set up near the girls change rooms at the amenities block on the eastern side of ES Marks. The uniform shop will be open before the start of competition each Friday night for the first part of the 2020/21 season.

Event Series 4 Friday 9th of October. 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 Oct 9, 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.

Barbeque Help Required. Thanks to those who helped out at the barbeque on our 1st week, it is very much appreciated. The ESLAC barbeque is our major fund raiser for the season and it is also a great help for our ESLAC families, so if you have registered as helping with the BBQ please see Allison or Vanessa at the barbeque area to assist (the earlier the better).

Thursday, 24 September 2020
No ESLAC Little A’s Friday the 25th of September or Friday the 2nd of October

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.

No Little A’s This Week or Next Week. There will be no ESLAC Friday night Little Athletics on Friday the 25th of September or Friday the 2nd of October. We had our season opening night last week but are allowing our volunteers and athletes two weeks off to enjoy school holidays and the October long weekend before we return on the last Friday of the school holidays on the 9th of October.

ESLAC 2020/21 Draft Calendar. To see all the dates in our season please visit our ESLAC 2020/21 Calendar Page. Alternatively you can download a copy of the ESLAC 2020_21 Draft Calendar. So print it out and put it on the fridge to see what is coming up in the ESLAC 2020/21 season.

New Start Times for this Season. Please note our new start times for this season of 5:20pm Warmup/5:30pm Start for the Tiny Tots to Under 8s and 6:35pm Warmup/6:45pm 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.

 

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