Dear Athletes, Families and Friends,
Welcome to our 2019/2020 season. This year we celebrate our 40th season as a Centre and we are exceptionally proud to be the largest club in the Zone providing our athletes with a full program and plenty of competition.
As always we hope to see many new registrations and eager first-timers and we warmly welcome back our returning families.
There is always a lot going on in a season with regular Friday nights, Gala Days and representative competition at State Relays and Zone, Region & State Championships, for those who are keen.
This season we are introducing timing gates to our round track which will complement those we already have on the straight track. It is our hope that this will provide greater accuracy and help streamline the finish line. We have also replaced our old starting guns with a new system which links to our gates and provides an electronic amplified start. Starting caps are no longer available and we hope these new additions will enhance our entire timing and results system. We urge everyone to be patient with this introduction in the first few weeks as the long-term benefits will be well worth it.
We are a very large club and as a result it takes a group of dedicated committee, parent helpers and assistants to help get our season underway. To all of the parents and carers who have stepped up over the years as Age Managers and helpers, we extend our appreciation to you on behalf of our athletes and it is our hope that we continue to receive support from everyone involved with the club on a weekly basis. At the end of the days Friday nights are all about our athletes and it's a great way for parents to get involved with their children regardless of experience or knowledge.
Our club is focused on encouraging our athletes to be THEIR best, not THE best, and we highly recommend athletes participate in all of their scheduled events. Our weekly competition rewards our athletes with points for their efforts for which they may be awarded trohpies at our end of season Presentation Day.
Our Yearbook, which athletes receive with their Competition Packs, outlines our Points and Awards System.
Family, Fun & Fitness is what Little Athletics is all about and we look forward to getting our season underway soon.