NORTHERN METROPOLITAN ZONE CHAMPIONSHIPS
BARTON PARK, PARRAMATTA - Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 December 2017
(Wet weather back up dates Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December 2017* )
All athletes U7-U17 are encouraged to participate in this Zone Championship. Even if you qualify, it is not ‘compulsory’ to go on to compete at Region level** – why not just come and have fun at Zone with your club mates!
For those concerned about the clash with Pacific School Games (PSG) and Australian All Schools, please note the following:
1. LANSW Rules of Competition Section D “Competitions: 1.9 Exemption from Zone Championships for U12 to U17 athletes
Athletes in the U12-U17 age groups who are unable to attend their Zone Championships because they have been selected for a clashing national or international event will be able to automatically progress to the relevant Region Championships.
The athlete must apply in writing, to Little Athletics NSW, prior to their Zone Championships for this automatic progression to be accepted. The application should be accompanied by documentation verifying their selection for the clashing event.
Therefore, any athletes who qualify to compete at the Australian All Schools in Adelaide on 9-11 December 2017 should submit this exemption request to LANSW asap.
2. Any athletes in the U10 or U11 age groups who are competing in the Pacific School Games AND who have an older sibling competing in the Australian All Schools Championships the following weekend (causing the family to remain in Adelaide for both events), may apply for a similar exemption from the Zone Championships. Appropriate verification documentation must be provided as above.
The exemption from Zone for U10 and U11 athletes DOES NOT apply if the athlete is not actually competing at the PSG in Adelaide on 2-6 December 2017. Attending Australian All Schools as a sibling spectator is not grounds for exemption from Zone.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require clarification.
* Wet Weather back up is on a day for day basis, i.e. if Saturday is cancelled, Sunday may still proceed.
** You just need to let us know if you don’t want to go, so the next qualifier can take your place if they wish.