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Dear officials, coaches, volunteers, parents and athletes... welcome to the August LANSW newsletter for members!

Latest News

LANSW Cross Country Championships Recap


Sunny skies greeted the athletes on Saturday morning, with the final Championship of the 2018/19 season taking place at Upjohn Park in Rydalmere.

 

In conjunction with the Waratah Run Series Short Course Championships, some of the state's best U7-U17 runners competed in a succession of captivating races, ranging from 1km-4km.

Raise the Bar Academy

 

Raise the Bar is a pathway Academy for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander secondary school students (Years 11 and 12) who aspire to participate in athletics and study at university.

 

The free program, including air travel, ground transfers, accommodation and meals, consists of a five-day summer residence camp at the University of Melbourne from 12-17 January, 2020.

If you know of anyone that is interested, please CLICK HERE...
 
Applications close October 4. 

Multi-Class Carnival


Congrats to the 92 participants who competed at our Multi-Class Carnival in Dubbo on the weekend!

 

Little Athletes from local and surrounding towns had fun with sprints, long jump, throws and Racerunning events.

Hunter Community Nitro


Raymond Terrace Athletics Club staged a Community Nitro athletics carnival on July 18, with teams from all over the Hunter competing in three categories; 7-9 years, 10-12 years and 13-15 years.

 

It was the first time the Nitro event had been held in the Hunter region.

On Track

Little Athletics NSW is On-Track!

 

The skills based program developed for children ages 5-9 is building momentum in NSW, with a number of Little Athletics centres embracing the benefits of teaching children the skills of athletics and fundamental movement in a fun, creative, and modified environment.
 
On-Track has been developed to compliment a Little Athlete’s current experience at their Little Athletics Centre by up-skilling them in the various disciplines, which they can then put into practice. The On-Track sessions are designed like p.e sessions and promote higher engagement, participation and it helps track skill improvement.
 
Little Athletics NSW is offering the new program to centres on an opt-in basis so if you would like On-Track to be made available to your child this season, first contact your Little Athletics Centre or get in touch with Sarah Skidmore, Participation Coordinator on sskidmore@lansw.com.au
 
If you need more convincing, check out the On-Track video

Registrations

Little Athletics registrations for the 2019/20 season are now open! Below is all the information you need to get your kids enrolled in another season of Family, Fun & Fitness.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Find Your Local Centre


Not sure what's the nearest centre to you? 

Use the Centre Locator to find your local centre.

Active Kids Voucher

 

You can claim your $100 Active kids Voucher right now!

This voucher can be used towards your Little Athletics registration fees.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019/20 SEASON!

Upcoming Events

Show Your Stripes Family 2km Fun Run

 

Presented by Ronald McDonald House Charities, this 2km Family Fun Run at Sydney Olympic Park will take place in conjunction with the Sydney Half.

On a flat track, this race is perfect for runners of all ages and abilities.

Every competitor wins a medal and entry is only $15 for adults and $10 for kids!

CLICK HERE to register...

 

Gunnedah Community Nitro


Date: Saturday, 21st September

Location: Donnelly Fields, Gunnedah

Time: 4pm-7pm

 

To register, contact Adam Jolliffe at ajolliffe@lansw.com.au or 0408 707 377

 

Registrations close Friday, 13 September

VIEW FULL 2019/2020 LANSW CALENDAR

Coaching Corner

Workforce Development Team - Coaching

 

We are seeking passionate athletics coaches with relevant experience to apply to become part of our team that delivers our growing list of professional development workshops to coaches throughout NSW.


Expression of Interest Form

Upcoming Coaching Courses


Coaching Children 5-12: The Next Generation
Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019

Venue: Wangi District Workers Club

Introduction to Coaching Course - Parramatta
Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Venue: Barton Park

 

Introduction To Coaching Course - Balmain
Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Venue: King George Oval, Manning Street, Rozelle

Little A's Spotlight

Angus Clues


13-year-old Angus Clues achieved something truly inspirational at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in Hobart earlier this year – his discus throw of 60.84m in the U13 Boys event set a new international age record.

 

"Athletics gives me so many extra strengths and skills that I can’t get from doing anything else," said Clues.

 

"Above all, athletics has taught me how to be resilient in adverse situations."

Joseph Touma

 

Joseph Touma from South Eastern Little Athletics Club will tell you it’s not all about height when it comes to long jump and triple jump.

 

The talented athlete, who also plays representative rugby league, said he was probably the shortest contender in his division at the 2019 National Athletics Championships held at Homebush in April.

 

Daily Telegraph article

Casey Smith

 

Casey Smith is a race walker from Tumut and District LAC who just won Gold at two different championships in Canada!

 

A heart issue briefly sidelined her from racing a couple of years ago, but that only made her more determined to succeed.


Daily Advertiser article

 

Diversity and Inclusion News

Multi-Class Athlete Classification Day

 

NSW All Schools

 

Date: Friday, 27 September 2019

Location: Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre

 

Times: 8.30am – 3.50pm (40min timeslots per athlete)

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