WEEK 1 - 14.09.19
WEEK 2 - 21.09.19
WEEK 3 - 28.09.19
WEEK 5 - 19.10.19
WEEK 6 - 26.10.19
WEEK 7 - 02.11.19
WEEK 8 - 09.11.19
WEEK 9 - 16.11.19
WEEK 11 - 07.12.19
WEEK 12 - 14.12.19
And 480 PB's
The 2019 Northern Metropolitan Zone Championships have been run and won.
The final points tally for the weekend, was:
NRCLAC were well represented by 188 athletes competing in 695 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:
Watching the relays on Sunday afternoon is always a highlight of the weekend, and underlines the team spirit that Championships are based on. Thank you to Annika for coaching them. Good luck to the boys' teams for Regional Championships.
Congratulations to our U7 medal winners:
A special thank you to our Multi-Class athletes who were able to compete at Zone in three events this year. MC Long Jump was added to Discus and 100M, and it was great that NRCLAC had the majority of the athletes again. Thank you to the parents and helpers for officiating the MC 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.
A special mention to Alex Shahla for breaking the Zone record in the U17 Boys Shot Put with a throw of 15.59m. Great work Alex!
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. I know your children appreciate seeing you make a contribution.
Thank you to the NRCLAC Officials who helped run the carnival. It couldn't happen without your contributions:
Special mention to golden tonsils Garry on the PA. Great job all weekend.
Thank you to Leo and Amanda for taking photos.
Thank you to Committee members and families, who helped set up and pack up our area. We had the best home base and looked the most organised.
And most of all, thank you to NRCLAC Team Managers, Annika, Carwyn, and Janet. 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 Saturday November 2nd, NRCLAC collected donations from our members, totalling $165.30. The Club has matched these donations to raise a total of $331.60 for The Smith Family...
The Smith Family is a national, independent children's charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
One in six Australian children and young people living in poverty need our support to make the most of their education.
The Smith Family delivers Learning for Life programs across 94 Australian communities, often out of the local school.
The communities have been identified as having higher concentrations of families living in economic disadvantage and are across all Australian states and territories.
As Australia’s largest national education-oriented charity, The Smith Family support disadvantaged Australian children to participate fully in their education, giving them the best chance at breaking the cycle of disadvantage. Their learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for themselves.
Investing in the education of a disadvantaged child delivers long-term positive benefits for them, their family and potentially generations to come.
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 ; )