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Saturday, 27 November 2021
CANCELLED: Competition 27 Nov 2021

Due to the weather, flooding on certain parts of the track/infield and for the health and safety of our athletes, Officials and volunteers we have made the unfortunate decision to cancel the competition this morning.

We will explore adding events to future weeks to make up for some of the loss of today.

 

Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Club Training for Cromer, Manly & Peninsula Cancelled

5:30 pm Wed 10 November 2021

 

Unfortunately due to the heavy rain, thunder and lightning, the first Club training of the season for Cromer, Manly and Peninsula at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen is cancelled.

Monday, 8 November 2021
Centre Coaching Starts Tonight for U9+ Athletes

Tonight (Mondays) at Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Complimentary specialist coaching is available for our U9 athletes and older who are looking for technical improvement. So come along if you have learnt the fundamental skills of athletics and now wish to further develop the art of sprinting, running, hurdling, throwing or jumping.

Please note, it’s for those who are focussed and serious about their athletics.

 

Friday, 5 November 2021
Welcome to the Start of the 2021-22 Season

Dear athletes and families

After a great deal of anticipation, our season is about to begin and even better is the forecast for sunshine tomorrow. I extend a warm welcome to our new families and welcome back to returning families.

Collection Packs

By now, all registration packs should have been collected, however, due to the surge of registrations this week, for those who have yet to pick them up you can do so tomorrow morning. To avoid delay please come and collect them from 7.30am at one of the tables as you head to the Computer Room (next to the canteen). Uniforms will also be available for sale during Week 1 and Week 2.

Covid Safety and Check-in

Please allow sufficient time to check in as you enter the main gate to the athletics facility. It will be difficult to check your status if everyone arrives at once, so arriving early is preferable. Remember, entry will only be granted to:

  • Fully vaccinated adults (aged 16 years and over);
  • Children under the age of 16; and
  • People who have been issued with a medical contraindication certificate compliant with the NSW Public Health Order

Note: While an athlete under age 16 can enter the facility and compete without the company of an unvaccinated parent/carer, neither the Age Manager or the Centre is equipped to provide supervision services.

Week 1, Program 1 – Saturday 6 November

Early Track events

  • 7:30am 1500m RUN U11 – U17 (BOYS) | meet at back track start line
  • 7:35am 1500m RACE WALK U12 – U17 (GIRLS) | meet at back track start line and for walks number allocation
  • 7:45am 1100m RACE WALK for U10 & U11 (GIRLS) | as above
  • 7:55am 700m RACE WALK for U10 & U11 (GIRLS) | as above

Early Field events

  • 7:30am Javelin U13 (GIRLS)
  • 7:30am High Jump U9 (GIRLS)

Should you be competing in one of the above events, please head straight to your first event.

All others please arrive by 7:45am

For this week only, age group flags will be lined up along the grass on the inside of the front 100m track.  All athletes should go direct to their respective age group unless they are competing in one of the events listed above.  Age Managers will take their group to the first event.

The first few weeks are very busy, please be patient while everyone settles into the season.  We acknowledge, some kids need a parent with them during this settling period.  If this is the case, please limit number of family members inside the track and please offer help to the Age Manager.  From week 3 onwards, only athletes, officials and parent helpers will be permitted to enter the track area inside the fence.  Parent Helpers for Age Manager are encouraged.  A marquee is set up on the way in where you can sign in.  Please note: this is not classed as one of your 4 Parent Duties.

Have a question?  Please do not hesitate to contact anyone from the Committee or your Age Manager.

On behalf of the Committee I wish all of you a terrific season.
Jeffrey Wrightson
President

Friday, 29 October 2021
2021-2022 Season Update

Update 29 October 2021

We are raring to go!

Registration Collection: 10.00am – 12.00pm Sunday 31 October 2021, Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen
5.00pm – 7.00pm Wednesday 3 November 2021, Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen for Cromer, Manly and Peninsula clubs
5.00pm – 7.00pm Wednesday 3 November 2021, Seaforth Oval for Seaforth
6.00pm – 7.00pm Wednesday 3 November 2021, Lionel Watts Reserve, Frenchs Forest for Wakehurst
Importantly, there will be no collection of competition of numbers on our first day of competition as it will be a very busy morning and we simply don’t have the time or personnel.
Competition: Sat 6 November 2021 – the program inc. Start time will be on our website shortly
Parent Duties – Please select your duties here BEFORE you attend the Collection dates. The Centre is unable to function without an enormous amount of assistance from volunteers, so we need your 4 duties selected before the collection dates. This will avoid the need for us to waste valuable time chasing people to nominate a duty.
Covid Restrictions – Note, until 1 December 2021, all people aged 16 and over will be required to provide official evidence of full vaccination, or an exemption, to enter the athletics facility, This includes the Collection Dates, so please be prepared to scan the QR Code and be patient as we check phones etc.

Update 15 October 2021

Well, we never thought the day would come but Registrations are Open !!

Based on current vaccination rates & trends and a strong possibility that Community Sport will be allowed to commence from next Monday (18/10) or the following Monday (25/10) at the latest, we are planning for our season to commence on Saturday 6 November 2021.

We need to be flexible and await specific announcements from NSW Office of Sport and LANSW on any participation or density limits re: competitions, but we are optimistic.

Remember, until 1 December 2021, all people aged 16 and over will be required to provide official evidence of full vaccination, or an exemption, to enter the athletics facility

For those athletes aged 12 – 16 and are interested in competing at NSW All Schools Championships in early Dec 2021, this is also good news as you can now register as a Dual Athlete. Refer here for more information on Dual Membership with a Seniors Club.

Update 13 October 2021

We are excited to to say that Registration for the 2021/22 season will open very shortly.

Please bear with us as we are just finalising a couple of things so we can open our Registration Portal. In the meantime, have your Active Kids voucher ready and your sporting gear dusted off.

As for when competition will commence, well, it’s definitely on 4 December 2021. It could be even earlier, although it may require some modification to the program. It all depends on additional guidance for Community Sport from NSW Office of Sport once NSW hits the 80% double dose vaccination rate for those aged 16+.

Update 30 August 2021

Due to the NSW Government’s extension of the stay at home orders across the state, LANSW have made the decision to again postpone the opening of registrations for Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Shellharbour scheduled for 30 August 2021.

They are currently undertaking scenario planning based on the information available and we will communicate further details as soon as soon as we have news.

Meanwhile, if you were inspired by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the current Paralympic Games and wish to learn the “FUN”damental skills of athletics, you may wish to click on Little Athletics@Home Videos . These are LANSW activity sessions for kids which can be performed in the backyard, front yard and even inside using modified equipment, plus in some cases bring additional fun from making your own equipment.

Update 1 August 2021

Registration for the 2021/2022 season, expected to open on 1 August 2021, will now open Monday 30 August 2021, for Centres located in Greater Sydney via the LANSW Website.

With the announcement of the extension of the stay at home orders for Greater Sydney (which includes Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour LGA’s) the Little Athletics NSW Board made the difficult decision to defer the opening of the registration platform for up to four weeks, being Monday 30 August, for Centres located in Greater Sydney.

It’s the intention of LANSW to return to the traditional competition structure of Zone Championships and Regional Championships to progress to the LANSW State Track and Field Championships, and therefore no decision will be made regarding these events at this time. The Board of Little Athletics NSW will keep a flexible approach in making any decisions regarding these events to allow the best possibility for these important championships to proceed.

As registrations this year have been delayed it is likely our commencement and completion dates for Saturday competitions at Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen will be delayed. Please visit our Registration page for your most frequently asked questions