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Friday, 8 November 2019
State Relay Team Announced and Zone Nominations Open

Event Series 3 this Friday. This Friday the 8th of November we will be running Event Series 3 which sees the Tots run 50m, the U6 and U7s run 50m and 70m, the U8 to U10s run a 100m/200m combination and the U11 to U17s run the 100m and 800m. The U13 to U17 athletes will also have a chance to run a 3000m long distance race at 8pm. You can download copies of the ESLAC Event Series 3 Nov 8, 2019 the Event Series 3 Program List Nov 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.

State Relay Next Weekend. The ESLAC State Relay Teams have been announced so please download a copy of the ESLAC State Relay Junior Teams Nov 16, 2019 V2 and the ESLAC State Relay Senior Teams Nov 17, 2019 V2 to see who is in the team. The State Relays are being held next weekend at Sydney Olympic Park, the Junior day (U8 – U11) is on Saturday the 16th and the Senior day (U12 – U17) is on Sunday the 17th of November. ESLAC has entered 31 teams this year. You can download a copy of the 2019 State Relay Event List With Times to work out what time you need to get to SOPAC next weekend and there is also a Relays Information for Competitors 2019. Check out the LANSW web site here for further information on the State Relay Championships.

Zone Nominations Open. Each year ESLAC athletes from ages U7 to U17 are invited to participate in the Zone Carnival held at our home track of ES Marks Athletics Field on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of December. It costs $20 to nominate for the Zone Carnival and the parent/carer of each entrant is expected to volunteer for 2 hours as a helper or pay a $50 non-volunteer levy. U7 to U11 athletes can enter a maximum of 4 events each and U12 to U17 athletes can enter a maximum of 6 events each. Our Zone, the Inner City Zone, is made up of 8 clubs and is one of the strongest Zones in Australia. Each of the 8 clubs can enter a maximum of 5 athletes in each event for the U7 to U11 age groups (there is no limit on Club entries for U12 to U17 athletes), so entries for U7 to U11 are competitive and the final say on who will represent ESLAC will be based on Friday night events results as judged by the ESLAC Committee.

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

List of Zone Events for Each Age Group. This list is to help you choose your events. Please note that the times are only estimates and the U11 and U12 age groups will run 80m Hurdles at Zone this year please also note that from this year U12 athletes can enter a maximum of 6 events up from a maximum of 4 last year)

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

U12B   U12G   U13B   U13G   U14B   U14G   U15B   U15G   U17B   U17G   (Max 6 Entries per Athlete)

State Championships Event List Matrix Released. When deciding which events to do for Zone it can sometimes be helpful to know what your timetable might be like if you made it all the way through to the State Titles on March 14th and 15th 2020. Be optimistic and take a look at the 2020 State program — MATRIX OF EVENTS before you select your events for Zone.

Barbeque Help Required. Thanks to those who have been helping at the barbeque every week, it is very much appreciated. But we know those regular volunteers could really do with some extra help, so if you have registered as helping with the BBQ please see Allison at the barbeque area to assist (the earlier the better). We have a large number of registered BBQ helpers but have not had many actually assisting lately.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2019_20 season are still open. We have already had 6 weeks of the season but there are 11 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 6th of March 2020. 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 2019/20 season.

Friday, 1 November 2019
Hurdles, Walks and Javelin this Friday November 1st

Air Quality Guidelines. Little Athletics NSW has issued a reminder to all Little Athletics Centres about our policy with regards to air quality. As air quality deteriorates the events that involve a high amount of aerobic exertion will be cancelled. For our program tonight (we are running Event Series 2) that would mean that a decision about running the 500m pack start for the U7s and the walks events for the U9s, U10s and U11s will be made when conditions are assessed at around 6:30pm. However, with the forecast of a quite strong onshore breeze for tonight we are hoping the smoke haze will clear and the program will go ahead as is.

Age Managers Meeting. Could all age managers please see our Club President, Drew Richardson, on the infield opposite the barbeque at 5:45pm for an update on the LANSW State Relay Championships and our Air Quality Policy procedures.

State Relays Championships Coming Up. ESLAC has entered 31 teams in the NSW State Relay Championships being held on Saturday November 16th for the U8-U11 age groups (Junior Day) and Sunday November 17th for the U12-U17 age groups (Senior Day). The relay team selectors have some provisional teams, but if you wish to be considered please ensure you compete in the 100 metres (we have unofficially added extra 100m races to the schedule) by going over to the back straight after 7pm. Please note that the selectors will take recent times, previous performances and relay change proficiency into account when selecting teams.

Hurdles, Walks and Javelin this Friday November 1st. Since our last straight hurdles night was cancelled due to threatening weather this will be the first time the U11 and U12 age groups get to run the hurdles over 80m. These age groups used to run 60m hurdles but LANSW has changed the event specifications from this season. This Friday November 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 while the U12s to U17s will also run the 400m. You can print copies of the ESLAC Event Series 2 Nov 1, 2019 and the Event Series 2 Program List Nov 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.

Barbeque Help Required. Thanks to those who have been helping at the barbeque every week, it is very much appreciated. But we know those regular volunteers could really do with some extra help, so if you have registered as helping with the BBQ please see Allison at the barbeque area to assist (the earlier the better). We have a large number of registered BBQ helpers but have not had many actually assisting lately.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2019_20 season are still open. We have already had 5 weeks of the season but there are 12 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 6th of March 2020. 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 2019/20 season.

Friday, 25 October 2019
100m, 400m and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday October 25th

100m, 400m and 200m/300m Hurdles this Friday October 25th. This Friday October 25th we will be running a Event Series 1 which sees the Tots run the 50m, the U6s and U7s run a 50m/100m combination, while the U8s to U17s will compete in the 100m and 400m events. The U12s to U17s will also compete in the 200m/300m Hurdles Events. You can print or download the ESLAC Event Series 1 Oct 25, 2019, the Event Series 1 Program List Oct 25, 2019 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.

Quick Points for Week 5.

  • Coaching is on again this Friday please pay on line or to Drew Richardson this Friday.  To participate you have to have paid the Coaching levy. Please see the Coaching Page on our Web Site for more information.
  • We will be entering a range of teams for the LANSW State Relay Championships which are on Saturday 16 November for U8-U11 and Sunday 17 November for U12-U17. As track athletes cannot participate in field event teams we have traditionally only entered track events teams
  • The relay team selectors have some provisional teams. If you wish to be considered please ensure you compete in the 100 metres, noting that the selectors will take recent times, previous performances and relay change proficiency into account
  • If you have registered as helping with the BBQ please see Allison to assist. We have a large number of registered BBQ helpers but have not had many actually assisting lately
  • If you have registered to assist with set up and pack up.  Set up commences at 5pm and pack up occurs from 8pm.  Please see Paul Dunstan or Drew for assistance and direction.

A Visit from the Centennial Park Ranger. We had a “friendly” visit from the Centennial Park ranger last week and he chastised us for several transgressions of the many, many rules we must follow. Of concern to our ESLAC athletes, parents and carers is that we need to heed the parking signs and we were also reminded that ES Marks is a strictly “no dogs” venue. It’s important that we take care on these issues because we are expecting another visit this week and we have been warned that fines will be issued.

Age Managers Meeting. Could all age managers please see our Club President Drew Richardson on the infield opposite the barbeque at 5:45pm for an update on the LANSW State Relay Championships.

ESLAC Club Champions Points System. At Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics your event results count towards a points tally that is used to award trophies, event champions, age group champions and even an overall club champion at our end of the season trophy night. As you have probably seen on our ESLAC Results Page all the times/performances for an event are aggregated for each age group and the overall best performances are ranked. We award competition points on this aggregated ranking with 6 points going to the 1st ranked athlete, 5 points to the 2nd ranked athlete, down to the 6th ranked athlete who receives 1 competition point. We also award points for attending a meet, participating in an event and achieving a PB (personal best) performance. Please see the ESLAC Club Champions Points System page on our web site for more information.

Registrations are Still Open. Please let your friends know that, even though the season has started, registrations for the 2019_20 season are still open. We have already had 4 weeks of the season but there are 13 weeks left before our last night at ES Marks on Friday the 6th of March 2020. 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 2019/20 season.

Friday, 18 October 2019
Extra Coaching Starts This Week

200m and Javelin this Friday October 18th. 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 Oct 18, 2019, the Event Series 6 Program List Oct 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.

Extra Coaching Available from this Week. ESLAC provides a subsidised extra coaching program midweek at ES Marks for athletes U8 and up. From 5pm at ES marks on Friday (before the start of competition) will have 5 specialist coaches taking hurdles (Mal), sprints (Leo), long/middle distance (Ben), throws (Jemima) and long jump (Sara). ESLAC will also have midweek coaching available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be  sprints/hurdles coaching with Mal Baker on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm for U8, U9, and U10 and from 4:30-5:30pm for U11-U17.

Day

Event

Coach

Age Groups

Time

Meeting Point

Tuesday

Sprints/Hurdles

Mal Baker

U8, U9, U10

15:30-16:30

1500m Start

Tuesday

Sprints/Hurdles

Mal Baker

U11-U17

16:30-17:30

1500m Start

Thursday

Sprints/Hurdles

Mal Baker

U8, U9, U10

15:30-16:30

1500m Start

Thursday

Sprints/Hurdles

Mal Baker

U11-U17

16:30-17:30

1500m Start

Friday

Hurdles

Mal Baker

U8 Up

17:00-18:00

1500m Start

Friday

Sprints

Leo

U8 Up

17:00-18:00

100m Start

Friday

400m, 800m, 1500m

Ben

U8 Up

17:00-18:00

100m Start

Friday

Throws

Jemima Key-Doak

U8 Up

17:00-18:00

Discus 1

Friday

Long Jump

Sara Dougan

U8 Up

17:00-18:00

Long Jump 4

 

Coaching Costs. To be a part of our extra midweek or pre-Little A’s meet coaching program there is a charge of $150 for the season for Tuesday night coaching, $150 for the season for Thursday night coaching and $150 for Friday night coaching, cash payments can be made directly to Drew Richardson on Friday night or you can make an online payment to – Account Name: Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics BSB: 012241 Account Number: 254 095 775. When paying, put your name and the night for which you are paying in the comments field, for example – $300 Tue/Fri H. Bolt. If there is insufficient room in the comments field for your name then use your ESLAC registration number. While entry to ES Marks is free on Friday nights, Centennial Park Trust charges a small entrance fee to each athlete on Monday – Thursday for use of the facility. To see the current entry fee charges please visit the ES Marks Athletics Field web site here.

Thursday, 10 October 2019
Friday October 11th ESLAC Little Athletics Cancelled

Friday October 11th ESLAC Little Athletics Cancelled. The Weather Bureau is predicting steady rain tomorrow the 11th of October so we have taken the unusual step of CANCELLING tomorrow afternoon’s ESLAC Little Athletics meet.

We would normally not rely on a forecast but wait to see the weather on the day before cancelling an ESLAC meet but because we have many people planning to come back from holidays specially for Little Athletics tomorrow we decided we should give as much notice as possible to allow people to change their plans.

It’s always disappointing to cancel a Little A’s meet but we look forward to seeing everyone back at ES Marks on Friday the 18th of October when we will be running Event Series 6.

Plenty of New Member Sign Ups. We have lots of Eastern Suburbs families considering what sport will be best for the new school term that starts in a few weeks time. Well the answer is Little Athletics of course! That is why we see lots of new members signing up in early October so please spread the word about Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics at your school or your winter sports club, you can even download a copy of the ESLAC Banner Flyer or the ESLAC Quarter Page Flyer and put it in your school or local newsletter.

Registration. To see all the details about signing up for the Little Athletics Season please visit the ESLAC Registration Page. There will be lots of new registrations to get through on our return to ES Marks on Friday October 11th, so please come early if you don’t yet have your registration pack. There will be one queue for returning members and another for new members. Please download your Working with Children Declaration LANSW 2019 and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms and fill them in before handing them in at the registration desk under the south east corner of the grandstand as you enter ES Marks. New members will also need to show a proof of age document (copy of passport, birth certificate or student card are preferred) for each athlete being registered, if you are a new member and don’t have a proof of age document, you will not be able to pick up your registration pack.

Thursday, 26 September 2019
No ESLAC Little A’s Friday September 27th or Friday October 4th

No ESLAC Little A’s Friday September 27th or Friday October 4th. Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics has a two week break for the start of the Spring school holidays and the October long weekend, so there is NO Little A’s on Fri 27-Sep-19 or Fri 4-Oct-19. For all our season dates please download a copy of our ESLAC 2019_20 Calendar September 26, 2019 or visit our Calendar Page.

Little A’s Starts again on Friday the 11th of October. On Friday October 11th we will be running Event Series 5 which sees the Tots to U7s 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.

Plenty of New Member Sign Ups. We have lots of Eastern Suburbs families considering what sport will be best for the new school term that starts in a few weeks time. Well the answer is Little Athletics of course! That is why we see lots of new members signing up in early October so please spread the word about Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics at your school or your winter sports club, you can even download a copy of the ESLAC Banner Flyer or the ESLAC Quarter Page Flyer and put it in your school or local newsletter.

Registration. To see all the details about signing up for the Little Athletics Season please visit the ESLAC Registration Page. There will be lots of new registrations to get through on our return to ES Marks on Friday October 11th, so please come early if you don’t yet have your registration pack.  There will be one queue for returning members and another for new members. Please download your Working with Children Declaration LANSW 2019 and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms and fill them in before handing them in at the registration desk under the south east corner of the grandstand as you enter ES Marks. New members will also need to show a proof of age document (copy of passport, birth certificate or student card are preferred) for each athlete being registered, if you are a new member and don’t have a proof of age document, you will not be able to pick up your registration pack.

Friday, 20 September 2019
2nd Night of the ESLAC 2019/20 Season

Thank you to all of those who came along on our first night of the season last Friday. We’ve re-uploaded some events and added some trailers who have now signed up as ESLAC members. To see your results from last week please visit the ESLAC Results Page.

New Members Sign Up. We still have lots of new members signing up so please spread the word about Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics at your school or your winter sports club, you can even download a copy of the ESLAC Banner Flyer or the ESLAC Quarter Page Flyer and put it in your school or local newsletter.

To see all the details about signing up for the Little Athletics Season please visit the ESLAC Registration Page.

Registration. There will still be a lot of registrations to get through today so please come early if you don’t yet have your registration pack.  There will be one queue for returning members and another for new members. Please download your Working with Children Declaration LANSW 2019 and ESLAC Parental Obligations Aug 1, 2016 forms and fill them in before handing them in at registration this afternoon. New members will also need to show a proof of age document (copy of passport, birth certificate or student card are preferred) for each athlete being registered, if you are a new member and don’t have a proof of age document, you will not be able to pick up your registration pack.

Event Series 4 Friday 20th of September. Today 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 Sep 20, 2019, the Event Series 4 Program List Sep 20, 2019 and the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Sep 19, 2018 and bring them with you tonight so that you know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

Monday, 19 August 2019
Welcome to the ESLAC 2019-20 Little Athletics Season

Register Now for the ESLAC 2019-2020 Little Athletics Season: All our Registrations are done through the Little Athletics NSW Portal, please click here to register now. When registering you will be asked for a Centre and from the drop down list you need to choose “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” then you will need to also choose “Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Club – Friday” (there is only one choice for our Centre).

Key Dates for the 2019-2020 Little Athletics Season: We have 17 Friday night Little Athletics meets at ES Marks Athletics Field planned for our upcoming 2019/20 season. As well as our ESLAC meets athletes also have the opportunity to compete in the Little Athletics NSW inter-club competitions. Here are some key dates for the upcoming Little Athletics Season:
– First Night of the Season: Friday September 13th 5:45pm – 8pm
Last ESLAC Friday Night before Christmas: Friday November 29th
Zone Carnival: Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of December
First ESLAC Friday Night after Christmas/New Year Break: Friday January 24th 2020
Regional Carnival: Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of February 2020
– Last ESLAC Friday Night of 2019/20 Season (Includes Tiny Tots Trophies): Friday March 6th 2020
State Little Athletics Carnival: Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of March 2020

ESLAC 2019/20 Season Calendar: For all the dates for our new season please download a copy of the ESLAC 2019_20 Calendar

We look forward to seeing our Little Athletes from last season back at ES Marks in September and to welcoming a whole new bunch of athletes to help us enjoy another season of Athletics together.

Monday, 22 April 2019
ESLAC Sprints Coach in the Mix at Stawell Gift

ESLAC Sprints Coach in the Mix at Stawell Gift. Australia’s richest athletics meet is held at Stawell in Victoria each year at Easter and the premier event is the 120m handicapped Stawell Gift. ESLAC Sprints coach and regular Friday night helper Leo King has been training hard for the event and is in the mix for the final to be held on Easter Monday April 22nd at 2:20pm. He is the 2nd fastest qualifier for the Semi-Finals and also has one of the biggest handicaps at 6.75m so he is right in the mix. Good luck Leo!

The final will be shown live on Channel 7 at 2:20pm.

Saturday, 6 April 2019
ESLAC Trophy Night This Sunday April 7th

Trophy Night Details. The ESLAC Trophy night will be held at the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club, O’Sullivan Road Rose Bay on Sunday the 7th of April. The U6 and U7 age group’s presentation will start at 5:00pm and the other age group’s presentations will start at 5:30pm.

East Rugby Club Directions. Please download a copy of the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club Map and the Easts Rugby Club Close Up Map to help you find us on Sunday evening for the trophy night.

Trophy Night Dinner. There will be a $10 per head dinner available after the presentation at the Field Bar downstairs at the Rugby Club. U6 and U7 dinner will be from 5:45pm with the last Senior athletes presentation finishing by 6:45pm with dinner afterwards.

Call for Photos. We are planning to have a projector set up at the venue during the trophy presentations and we would love to have your ESLAC athlete’s photo up on the big screen. If you have some pictures of our ESLAC Friday nights or ESLAC athletes in action at one of the season carnivals please send them to eslac1@outlook.com.

A Trophy for Every Athlete. All participating ESLAC athletes will be eligible for a trophy this year, so please spread the word that all are welcome to what promises to be a great social event.