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/Home. Click 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
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