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September 2015

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Southern Centre Challenge Shield 2015

Little Athletics Tasmania conducts a winter cross country season for Southern Centres. It caters for current registered and new athletes from U6 to U15. Athletes compete for their Centre.


The season commences at the beginning of April and concludes in September with the state-wide Little Athletics Cross Country Championship.

To be eligible to compete in championship events, an athlete must have completed a minimum of three times during the cross country season.

Relay and handicap events are included during the season.


Fortnightly on Saturday mornings – 8:30am for 9:00am start. However, please consult the season calendar closely as there are some exceptions to this rule!

Most meets finish within an hour. Some assistance during the season to help with the running of an event is greatly appreciated.


Meetings are held over various courses in locations around the greater Hobart area. Some courses are bushland, some are sandy, others muddy – all are fun!

This season’s calendar of events has been published in the 2014-15 Little Athletics Information Manual (page 94) and on the main website


Athletes compete over the following distances:

U6/7: 800m
U8: 1000m
U9/U10: 1500m
U11/12: 2000m
U13/14/15: 3000m


Because it is fun! This is a great way to enjoy running during the winter months. It can help with your preparations for the next season of track and field or other winter sports.

And its great fun with a friend!


The cost for the whole winter season is $15.00 per athlete, payable on the first day an athlete competes. Any new children not registered with Little Athletics Tasmania will need to pay an additional registration fee of $20.00.

Alternatively, a trial can be had for $3.00 before registration is required.


The first meet of the 2015 season is Saturday 11 April, at Bellerive Beach (behind

Blundstone Arena), commencing at the earlier than usual time of 8:15am for an 8:45am start.

Further information is available from the coordinator: Paul Mommers - 0407 246 330.







And the 2015 House Handicap winner was Catie McKeown (U12G). Congratulations to Catie and all the other finalists. Results of the final are available on the results page.

2014-15 Season Centre Athlete Awards

Congratulations to the following athletes for their achievements.

Outstanding Athlete    
Age Group Boys Girls
Under 6/7 Riley Taylor Cianne Head
Under 8/9 Harrison Nichols Madison Sinnit
Under 10/11 Sonny Pybus Amber French
Under 12/13 Ryan Gale Hannah Sheers
Under 14/15 Jagga Pybus / Corey Bakes Liarna Reid
Encouragement for Personal Improvement
Age Group Boys Girls
Under 6/7 Jordan Taylor Megumi Horie
Under 8/9 Billy French / Leo Stewart Cara Lashmar
Under 10/11 Jayden Quin Olivia Nichols
Under 12/13 Luke Vavoulas Amber Vince
Under 14/15 Matthew French Juliet Kovac
Overall Award for Attitude and Committment
Under 6 - 15 Tom Dobbie Elisa Stalker
SNUG Memorial Trophy Corey Bakes  






2014-15 Season Centre Awards

Congratulations to the following members who are being recognised for their individual efforts in supporting Kingborough Little Athletics Centre:

Rod McKeown (Tringrove Trophy)

Andrew Willcox (Long Term Outstanding Service Award, Donated by the Wikely Family)

Sally Kovacic (Long Term Outstanding Service Award, Donated by the Wikely Family)


Congratulations to Raiden Lemon  and Hannah Sheers on selection as the Kingborough nominations. Every U13 athlete was considered for these awards, with the recipients chosen based on TLAA criteria of Concern, Respect, Improvement, Determination and Enthusiasm throughour the whole of the athlete's participation in Little Athletics.

Raiden and Hannah's nominations were annouced at the State Individual Championships to great surprise to both. (Thanks for keeping it a secret parents!)


Congratulations to Riaden Lemon (U13) and Bec Kovacic (U15) on selection to compete at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in April 2015.

We wish you all the best for this competition and hope that new personal bests are acheived.




What an outstanding result from our KLACletes! Forty-four athletes represented our Centre and managed to set 12 new Centre records, achieved a combined total of 26 gold medals, 30 silver medals, 22 bronze medals plus countless personal best performances.

Our thanks to coaches Kirra-Lee de Wit and Andrew Tomes for all their work during the season.

The new centre records established at the meet were:

  • Alicia McConaghy (U10G) - 400m - 1:11.3 min
  • Sonny Pybus (U11B) - Long Jump - 4.65m
  • Ryan Gale (U12B) - 60m Hurdles - 10.1s
  • Jagga Pybus (U14B) - 90m Hurdles - 13.7s
  • Corey Bakes (U14B) - Discus - 33.26m
  • Liarna Reid (U14G) - 100m - 13.0s
  • Elisa Stalker (U15G) - 800m - 2:37.2 min
  • Bec Kovacic (U15G) - Triple Jump - 10.14m
  • Bec Kovacic (U15G) - 90m Hurdles - 15.2s
  • Alicia McConaghy (U10G) - Long Jump - 3.94m
  • Amber French (U11G) - 1500m - 5:36.7 min
  • Elisa Stalker (U15G) - 1500m - 5:34.2 min

Ready. Set. Go!





Welcome to Kingborough Little Athletics 2014-15 Season

Our first meet for the summer season is scheduled for 4 October 2014.

Kingborough Council are working around the clock to make sure Gormley Park will be ready in time, but please check back here or keep an eye on our Facebook page to make sure we have the all clear to use the ground on that day.

In the unfortunate event that the meet is cancelled it will be rescheduled for later in the year.

New Athletes Come and Try

Little Athletics allows you to come and try for two meets before having to become a registered athlete. So come and join us at one of our meets and give it a go. Remember to wear comfortable clothes, shoes for running and a hat, and bring a drink bottle, a parent and a big smile. A canteen and BBQ are available.


For 2014-15 the registration process is entirely online through the Little Athletics Tasmania registration portal. Previous families registered with a current email address will be emailed directly by LATas with login details to streamline the registration process./p>

Due to changes with the online payment process this season NO FAMILY DISCOUNTS are available if you pay online and payments will incur an additional 6% merchant processing fee.

Family discounts are only available if you pay in person at the Gormley Park clubrooms. Payment methods are CASH, CHEQUE and EFTPOS. The Centre will absorb the merchant fees if you pay by EFTPOS.

To register online please follow this link to the Registration Portal.

PPlease note that registration will be incomplete until payment has been received in full.

2014-15 Fees

Fees for the 2014-15 season are $100 per athlete, $20 for a Tiny Tot and $45 for a dual registration. However, the following family discounts apply if you pay at the Gormley Park clubrooms:

1 child $100
2 children $185
3 children $270
4 children $355
Tiny Tots $20
Dual Registration $45

Fees are set each year by LATas and a portion of the fee is submitted directly to LATas to cover registration and insurance. In addition to the LATas registration fee, KLAC charge $20 per child (to cover individual expenses such as trophies, ribbons and tickets) and $15 per family (to cover expenses such as maintenance of equipment, electricity, and other administration costs like pens, clipboards, paper, printer toner etc.). We do not charge a competition fee each week, nor do we expect visiting athletes to pay to compete.

Welcome to the new Committee for 2014-15

At the AGM the following Committee members were elected:

President Laurence Paine Contact Laurence
Treasurer Heather de Wit Contact Heather
Secretary Michele Quin Contact Michele
Registrar Christina Canning Contact Christina
Arena Manager Cathy McKeown Contact Cathy
Records/Ranking Belinda McEwan Contact Belinda
Tech Requirements Tony Roberts Contact Tony
Publicity Andrew Willcox Contact Andrew
Education Jo Boutchard & Contact Jo
  Kira-Lee de Wit   Contact Kira-Lee
Championships Karen French Contact Karen

The incoming committee would like to thank Mel Osborne, Dean Jackson and Sharni Nichols for their contributions to the Centre last year.

The Committee have established a fundraising team who are busy with organising support from local businesses for our annual Quiz night and looking for season sponsors. Contact Fundraising Team

Welcome to our Centre

Kingborough Little Athletics Centre Inc. is affiliated with the Little Athletics Tasmania and provides a range of athletics events for children between the ages of 5 and 14 in the Kingborough area.

Our season starts on the first Saturday in October and extends through to mid March. We meet at Gormley Park, Gormley Drive, Kingston (off Summerleas Road, before Kingborough Sports Centre) on Saturday mornings at 8.30am with the occasional Wednesday evening twilight meeting at 5.30pm.

Little Athletics is a family activity where parents are encouraged to assist with the running of events. It is a great way for the family to be actively involved in sport. The emphasis is not on winning, but athletes improving their performance in a friendly atmosphere of "Family Fun and Fitness".

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Contact us for more information:

Kingborough Little Athletics Centre Inc.
PO Box 524
Kingston TAS 7051

Phone 0477 302 458

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