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 email@example.com and I can pass them on to NRCLAC Team Managers, Annika and Carwyn.
SPECIAL OFFER for North Rocks Carlingford Little Athletes!
For a very limited time, buy a pair of Shoeskins TRACKSKINS spike and waffle protectors at a special discount price AND for every pair sold, Shoeskins will donate $10 to the club!
TRACKSKINS provide an easy to wear, light and robust covering for fore-foot athletics spikes of up to 9mm. Also suitable for soft rubber waffles.
Made from Skintek rubber with a Kevlar insert which protects the spikes from wear and helps athletes and bystanders avoid pierce injuries. LAA approved for use in competition (see rule change 143.7 Footwear).
Available in 3 colours Lime, Red and Black in sizes from XS to XXL.
Currently $37.95 plus postage but as a special offer until 15 September 2018 only# the price for NRCLAC members is just $27.95 with delivery to the club included*.
Place your order at www.shoeskins.com.au Enter code NRCLAC18 at checkout to get this special deal and raise funds for the club.
*Orders placed by each Thursday 5pm will be available for collection at the club the following Saturday morning.
# Offer ends midnight 15 September 2018 when price will revert to $37.95 however Shoeskins will still donate $10 for each pair sold to NRCLAC members until the end of October.
LANSW will accept Active Kids Vouchers at online registration.
More info about the vouchers HERE.
To our wonderful supporters and community members, we are seeking new sponsors as we enter the 2018/2019 season.
We have well established communication channels with 420 athletes from 290 local families, who are ready to discover your business.
We have a range of sponsorship levels on offer and would love to hear from any businesses who are interested.
Please email enquiries to Fergus via firstname.lastname@example.org
From the commencement of the 2018/2019 competition season, Little Athletics across Australia
is changing the date on which it determines its age groups, to 31 December. This has direct
implications for some of our athletes and parents.
More info HERE.