The State Track & Field Championships have been run and won. NRCLAC was well represented by a strong team of 28 athletes in 50 events and a relay. It was great to see NRCLAC offering plenty of smiling faces, a good number of medals, and so many PBs. I feel like I spent the weekend, saying "you can't do any better than that!". Congratulations everyone!
Special mention to the Junior Boys' Relay team picking up bronze in the last event of the weekend. A fantastic achievement!
Fantastic to see a strong NRCLAC cheer squad of families staying and supporting team mates, after their own events were completed. It's this friendship and support that makes us a great club.
Thank you to NRCLAC's Official, Kieron, working as a starter. Legend!
Thank you to the parent helpers who stepped up to do our allocated duties: Cathy, Claire, Annika, Carwyn, Ben, David, Mat, Isaac, Ravi, and Fiona. You're the best!
Thank you to Team Managers, Annika and Carwyn. Another hot and sweaty weekend in the bag : )
Everyone have an enjoyable and safe Easter break, and look forward to seeing you at Presentation Day, Sunday April 8th.
Cheers - Ferg | NRCLAC President
Congratulations to NRCLAC's record breakers in Season 2017/18...
NRCLAC had a successful 2018 Region 5 Championships at SOPAC on Saturday and Sunday.
NRCLAC were well represented at Region by 101 athletes - a record for the club, competing in 248 events. We had some great results over the two days. Thank you for giving it your best and doing it with a smile.
Our medal tally finished at 11 Gold, 15 Silver, and 15 Bronze.
Congratulations to our Junior Girls' Relay team (Carys, Chloe, Hayley, and Jasmine) winning the bronze, and our Junior Boys' Relay (Ben, Finn, Lachie, and Jacob) winning gold, which are our best results for a number of years. Thank you to Annika and Mick for coaching them.
Congratulations to Club Captain, Samantha Dale for breaking the Region record in U17 Long Jump. Only 4cm off the State Record. Fantastic work. Well done.
Thank you to the parents who did their helper duties.
Thank you to the NRCLAC Officials who helped run the carnival. It couldn't happen without your contributions: Jenny, Ben, Adam, Greg, Nigel, Sankaran, Pia, John, and Chelsea. The carnival can only go ahead because of these good people.
Thank you to VP Ben for delivering the bananas, water, tables, and tents.
And most of all, thank you to NRCLAC Team Managers, Annika and Carwyn. There's so much work that goes into organising parent duties, checking uniforms, marshalling during the day, being the first to arrive and the last to leave. Thank you. Legends ; )
The 2017 Northern Metropolitan Zone Championships are run and won.
NRCLAC were well represented by 152 athletes. We had some great results over the two days. Thank you for giving it your best and doing it with a smile.
Congratulations to our Junior Girls' Relay team (Carys, Chloe, Hayley, and Jasmine) winning second place, and our Junior Boys' Relay (Ben, Finn, Lachie, and Jacob) winning gold, which are our best results for a number of years. Thank you to Annika and Mick for coaching them.
Congratulations to Zone record breakers, CJ Nilon in the 9B 700M Walk, and Benjamin Woodhouse in the 9B 800M. Fantastic work. Well done.
A special thank you to our Multi-Class athletes who were able to compete at Zone for the first year ever: Jonathan, Emily, Joel, Harrison, Ben, Keira, Angelina, and Loki. Hopefully we can do it again next season with even more athletes.
Thank you to the 117 parents who did their helper duties. I know some of you got stuck out there longer than expected. Thank you to Janet and Natasha who got allocated the longest shifts because they're too nice to say no.
Thank you to the NRCLAC Officials who helped run the carnival. It couldn't happen without your contributions: Jenny, Les, Ben W, Adam, Greg, Rohan, Nigel, John, Ben J, Clint, Sankaran, Pia, Chelsea, and Bernard. You may have been roped into more than you were expecting.
Special mention to golden tonsils Garry on the PA. Great job all weekend.
Thank you to Amanda For taking photos all weekend.
Thank you to Adam P for helping manipulate data for our nominations.
Thank you to Committee members and families, particularly Ben and Drew, who helped set up and pack up our area. We had the most tents and looked the most organised.
And most of all, thank you to NRCLAC Team Managers, Annika and Carwyn. There's so much work that goes into organising nominations, selecting the team, organising parent duties, checking uniforms, marshalling during the day, being the first to arrive and the last to leave. Thank you. Legends ; )
Following the Little Athletics Australia Annual Conference in October, the following are the changes from IAAF that affect Little Athletics NSW:
Thank you to all who contributed to our gold-coin charity donation on Saturday. We were able to raise $191.50 to donate to The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).
AIME believes in an Australia where Indigenous children finish high school at the same rate as all Australian students.
AIME is an educational program that gives Indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to make this happen. By matching Indigenous high school students with university student mentors, AIME successfully supports the students to finish high school. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment.
AIME’s goal is to work with 10,000 Indigenous kids per year by 2018 and see them finish school at the same rate as every Australian child.
If you missed out on contributing, you may like to make your own donation HERE.