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Information About Season 2018/19

Balmain Little Athletics provides an environment that welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities by supporting the Little Athletics motto of family, fun and fitness. Little Athletics is the foundation for all sports, offering young people activities and skills that will be used throughout their sporting life.

 

Competition is held at King George Park, Rozelle, on Saturday mornings from September through to March with a break during the Christmas school holidays. Announcements are made at 8.15am and then events begin. Competition follows a three week programme. More detail is set out above under "Centre Information" in "Weekly Programme".

 

Our youngest athletes in the Tiger Cubs programme finish at 9.30am. Other age groups usually finish between 10-11am depending on the number of events and athletes competing.

 

Balmain Little Athletic's main focus is the improvement of each individual athlete. We emphasise the achievement of a PB (Personal Best) as the primary goal of competition and encourage all athletes to see that as their main aim.

 

Since its establishment in 1972 the club has relied on volunteers to help with every facet of club activity. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to assist wherever possible with their athletes age groups. 

 

Optional training sessions are available for all ages and all skill levels from U7 to U17s on Tuesday afternoons. Athletes in the U12 -U17 can access more technical coaching on Thursday afternoons. More detail is set out above under "Centre Information" in "General Information" then "Training & Coaching".

 

Registration for Balmain Little Athletics Centre is expected to open online by 1 August via the Little Athletics NSW homepage http://www.lansw.com.au/HomeClick on "Register Here", choose Balmain Little Athletics in the drop down menu and follow the prompts.

 

An early bird registration fee of $125 will be available.  After that the usual fee of $145 will apply. For the U12s to U17s this fee also includes membership of the Balmain Athletics Club which gives access to Athletics NSW competitions.

 

Registration packs can be collected and uniforms purchased at King George Oval, Manning street, Rozelle at a date to be announced. All new athletes must bring proof of age documentation (eg birth certificate or passport). A photo on your smartphone is acceptable.

A parent or caregiver from each family (other than age managers) must sign up to assist in the Canteen or on the BBQ once during the season. Please sign up before registration pack collection -  http://signup.com/go/SQcMYxp.

We look forward to seeing you for the start of our 47th season.


Changes To Events In Coming Season

Changes to event rules have been adopted by Little Athletics NSW. Starting this season the U10 1500m will no longer be run at Zone, Region and State Championships. Also at these major championships ALL 400m races will be conducted as timed finals.

New throwing weights will also apply to the U11, U12 & U13s.

  • Discus: U11 Boys & Girls move from 750g to 500g and the U13 boys move from 1kg to 750g
  • Shot Put: U12 boys move from 3kg to 2kg

These new rules will apply at State Relays, Zone, Region, State Multis and State Champs.


New Records 2017/18 Season - UPDATED

After eighteen weeks of competition an amazing 63 new records have been set on KGO

U6      Laila Miller   50m     100m    200m

           Sophia Keys    70m

U7     Ascunsion Akeng-Saddler 500m PS

           Max Kelly 50m

U9    Hewston Fitzgerald  60m Hurdles

         Blake Birmingham    High Jump

        Irini Kapsalis      Shot Put

U10 Zachary Thai 1100m Racewalk

       Angie LeRoux  400m    800m   1500m

       Bronte Locane 60m hurdles

      Tallulah Prentice Discus

       Harry Halleen   400m     800m

U11 Josh O'Connell  800m    1500m

         Billy Blair     60m Hurdles

         Leon Schouten    200m       400m

        Tynise Bowrey   1500m

         Jayda Stanley    Racewalk

U12 Ellen Murphy   100m   200m

        Meghan Boyle   Javelin

        Liam Kapsalis   100m     200m

         Luca Gillard   1500m

        Harry Banks 1500m Racewalk

        Alexandra Richards 60m Hurdles

        Aidan Gow 60m Hurdles

U13   Ada Rand   800m     1500m     3000m

U14 Sam Chen   100m    200m    90m Hurdles    200m Hurdles

        Kane Shields 800m

         Jackson Mitchell-Lane   Triple Jump

         Mischa Belunek        Triple Jump

        Amelia Board   3000m

         Chloe Lombardi     Javelin

U15 Sam Murphy   1500m Racewalk

        ThomasVirgona   400m

        Oscar Killick-Dodd     200m

        Hunter Hannaford    Javelin

U17 Steph Potter  100m   200m   400m       300m Hurdles

        Elise Brennan  Racewalk

         Olivia Hayes     Javelin

        Angus Beer 400m   800m   1500m

         Kai Mirabito  100m     200m     100m Hurdles      300m Hurldes

         Nick Kohlrusch     Discus

        Henry Moffitt        Triple Jump