WEEK 1 - 14.09.19
Arabella Price, 17G 800M: 2:37.32
Joseph Boyd, 17B 800M: 2:21.80
UPCOMING LOCAL COURSE - September 22nd at Barton Park (FLYER HERE)
MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION HERE.
NRCLAC WILL PAY FOR THE COURSE FOR OUR AGE MANAGERS AND ANYONE WHO IS PREPARED TO HELP WITH SOME COACHING AT THURSDAY TRAININGS.
The Introduction to Coaching Course (ITCC) is designed to help participants become better placed to assist children to perform basic athletics skills.
The ITCC is a practical coaching course designed for Little Athletics and conducted on behalf of Little Athletics Australia. It covers how to teach basic working models for each event on the Little Athletics program. Participants will be shown event-specific skills, drills, games and activities relevant to the target age group.
Who is the course for?
The course is great for parents, school teachers and other interested people who want to know a little more about the skills of the sport so that they may help to coach children of primary school age, assist at Little Athletics centres or prepare students for a school athletics carnival.
This course is suitable for:
2019-2020 Changes to the Rules of Competition:
Under 11’s Straight Track Hurdles:
All athletes in the U/11 age group shall compete in the 80m hurdles, with nine flights of hurdles at 60cm high. (They no longer compete in the 60m Hurdles.)
Under 12’s Straight Track Hurdles:
All athletes in the U/12 age group shall compete in the 80m hurdles, with nine flights of hurdles at 68cm high. (They no longer compete in the 60m Hurdles.)
Under 13’s and 14’s 200m Round Track Hurdles:
All 200m Hurdles events at all Zones, Regions and the State Track & Field Championships will be conducted as timed finals. Performances from all timed finals will be combined to determine the overall places for each age group.
Under 15’s and 17’s 300m Round Track Hurdles:
All 300m Hurdles events at all Zones, Regions and the State Track & Field Championships will be conducted as timed finals. Performances from all timed finals will be combined to determine the overall places for each age group.
Under 12's at Zone, Regional, and State Championships:
Under 12's at Zone, Regional, and State Championships will now be able to enter 6 events, which is an increase from 4 events previously.
The State Track & Field Championships have been run and won. NRCLAC was well represented by a strong team of 35 athletes, our biggest ever team, in 65 events. It was a wet and heavy weekend with some Sunday events cancelled. It was great to still see NRCLAC offering plenty of smiling faces, a good number of medals, and so many PBs. I feel like we spent the weekend, saying "you can't do any better than that!". Congratulations everyone!
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 the parent helpers who stepped up to do our allocated duties: Tracy, Sankaran, Mick, Isaac, Ravi, Joe, David, Natalie, Belinda and Adam. You're the best!
Thank you to Team Manager, Carwyn. A tough weekend in the wet. Well done mate : )
We look forward to seeing everyone at Presentation Day, this Sunday March 24th at Murray Farm PS (*NB: New venue).
WEEK 2 - 22.9.18
On Saturday, Feb 16th, the Club was honoured to be visited by Australian Olympic high jumper, and 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, Brandon Starc.
Brandon’s achievements in 2018 included a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal, a win in the prestigious IAFF Diamond League, and equalling the 21-year old Australian high jump record of 2.36m. Brandon was a former member of Winston Hills Little Athletics Centre from the ages of 5 to 10 and a current member at Parramatta Athletics Club.
NRCLAC is one of 99 Little Athletics Centres to receive a Coles Little Athletics Community Fund grant. To celebrate this, Brandon, in his role as a Coles Athletics ambassador, presented the equipment received through the grant to the athletes and families at NRCLAC, along with Coles Carlingford Store Manager, Adam Bardsley-Smith.
NRCLAC received the grant to buy portable discus cages, discuses, and shot puts to support our multi-class athletes, thanks to funds raised by Coles from selected Community Bags. The equipment will support NRCLAC’s dedicated multi-class groups for athletes with special needs. The grants are important for many centres that need new equipment to continually provide a high quality and safe weekly experience.
Funds for the grants are raised through the sale of specially-marked chiller bags designed by Aussie kids. For every bag sold, 25 cents is directed to the Coles Little Athletics Community Fund to provide sport equipment grants.
Brandon spoke in to our athletes before the start of competition, and was interviewed by NRCLAC Club Captains Lauren and Dylan.
Brandon then met our multi-class athletes, and some of our high jumpers, giving them some great ideas and technical coaching.
NRCLAC would like to thank Brandon for visiting us, thank you to Coles for the Coles Little Athletics Community Fund grant, and thank you to Adam Bardsley-Smith from Coles Carlingford Court for his ongoing support, sponsoring our Presentation Day BBQ.
NRCLAC had a very successful 2019 Region 5 Championships at Narrabeen last weekend.
We were well represented by 118 athletes - a record for the club (an increase from 101 last year), competing in 311 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 9 Gold, 16 Silver, and 14 Bronze.
Girls: Gold 0 Silver 2 Bronze 4
Boys: Gold 5 Silver 4 Bronze 3
Girls: Gold 1 Silver 6 Bronze 3
Boys: Gold 3 Silver 4 Bronze 4
RELAY: 1 Bronze.
Congratulations to our Junior Boys' Relay team (Oliver, Finn, Benji, and Sammy) winning the bronze. Thank you to Annika for coaching the relays.
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 Drury, Ben Waldron, Adam Boyd, Pia Fenson, Chelsea Woodhouse, Greg Smart, Sankaran Loganathasundaram, John Nilon, Les Nagy, Vicki Radford, Joe Shahla, Drew Hazon, and Kieron McKeown. The carnival can only go ahead because of these good people.
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 2018 Northern Metropolitan Zone Championships are run and won.
NRCLAC were well represented by 187 athletes competing in 630 events and 4 relays. 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 relay teams:
• Junior Girls (Evana, Kara, Chloe, and Eliza) coming second,
• Junior Boys (Oliver, Samuel, Benji, and Finn) winning gold,
• Senior Girls (Andrea, Monique, Lily, and Lauren) coming second,
• Senior Boys (Jacob, Joshua, Rajan, and Nathan) winning second place (with an exciting last leg!).
All of which combining to be our best relay results for a number of years. Thank you to Annika for coaching them.
A special thank you to our Multi-Class athletes who were able to compete at Zone for the second time ever. There were two events this year, 100M and Discus, and it was great that NRCLAC had the majority of the athletes. Thank you to Kieron, Adam, and Ben for officiating the events. It was well received, and a very proud moment for the club. Hopefully we can do it again next season with more events and even more athletes.
Another highlight was the U17's lap of honour. Hopefully they leave Little Athletics with many great memories and even greater friendships.
Thank you to the parents who did their helper duties. It was pretty hot out there this year. I know your children appreciate seeing their parents make a contribution.
Thank you to the NRCLAC Officials who helped run the carnival. It couldn't happen without your contributions: Jenny, Les, Ben W, Joe, Adam, Greg, John, Kieron, Ben J, Sankaran, Pia, Chelsea, Bernard, Kathryn, Liz, Marija, Natalie, Dylan, Drew, Jo, Vicki, and Amish. 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 Committee members and families, 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 ; )
On November 3rd, NRCLAC members raised $714.50 to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities, Greater Western Sydney, NRCLAC's charity partner for season 2018/19.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) is an independent charity that helps families of seriously ill children. We help keep families together and close to the care their child needs.
The cornerstone program of RMHC, the Ronald McDonald House®, provides a ‘home away from home’ for families of seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals.
In 1981 the first Australian Ronald McDonald House opened in Sydney’s Camperdown. There are now 16 Ronald McDonald Houses in Australia and more than 360 houses worldwide.
If you missed out on making a contribution, you may like to make your own donation directly:
Zone Championships are at Barton Park on December 8th/9th for all our U7-17s.
All the info you need is HERE.
Entries forms are due Week 7, Saturday 3rd November. Please print and complete the form and put it in the in-tray in the office on either of the next couple of Saturdays.
The club pays an entry fee for everyone to attend, so, this year we'd really like everyone to attend.
The standard of competition is pretty similar to what we have week to week, so you don't need to be a superstar. Get in, have a go, and it's a great experience to be representing your club.
Any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can pass them on to NRCLAC Team Managers, Annika and Carwyn.