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Next Meet: Program 1 Twilight meet

22 October 2014 - 5.30 pm

Gormley Park

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Entry for Southern Centre Challenge closes Wednesday the 22nd October. You must be registered with the club to be able to compete at this competition. Please see Karen.

Results for 18th October are now available under the results link

Congratulations to Elisa Stalker for breaking the Under 15 Girls 1500 meters

Thank you to all those who volunteered today, this makes our day go smoothly for both athletes and their families. A special thank you to Andrew Quin and Matthew Nichols for taking on the BBQ at short notice.

Special announcement

The Southern Centre Challenge held at the Domain on Sunday November the 2nd is our first interclub competition. This is a competition decided by a points scoring system, based on personal bests by the competing athlete. Below is a table of the events offered. Athletes need to be fully registered with Kingborough to be able to compete at this event.

U6 70m 100m Vortex Long Jump
U7 70m 100m Vortex Long Jump
U8 70m 100m Discus Long Jump
U9 70m 100m Shotput Long Jump
U10 100m 1500m Turbo Jav Long Jump
U11 100m 1500m Discus Long Jump
U12 100m 1500m Shotput Long Jump
U13 100m 1500m Javelin Long Jump
U14/15 100m 1500m Shotput High Jump

If you are interested in competing at this event please contact Karen

Fantastic start for the first meet of the season!

What a fantastic day for the start of the season! Great weather and lots of new faces eager to try little athletics for the first time, with 105 athletes competing today. There were some great efforts by both the new and the returning athletes (must have been inspired by the new shirts!). Results for todays meet (11th October) have been uploaded and can be viewed under the results tab.

We have our first record of the season! Congratulations to Jagga Pybus breaking the Under 14 Boys 200m Hurdle record with a time of 31.36 seconds.

A big thank you to all volunteers who helped out to make sure all the new athletes and parents felt welcome and had a wonderful time. Volunteers are what makes our days run smoothly and we appreciate all those that help in anyway possible.

An extra special thanks goes to Vanessa & John McLeod and Allison Willcox for taking on Tiny Tots at such short notice this week. To Guy Stainsby for operating the BBQ. And to Sally Kovacic for helping with the coaching of the Under 6 age group along side Age Group Manager - Andrew Willcox.

The first couple of meets every season always run longer than regular meets throughout the season, so please bear with us. However once all the children know the routines, understand the different events and our Age Group Managers commence, the meets will run more smoothly. Our aim is to have the younger age groups finished around the same time as Tiny Tots, so those with young families are free to go.

We hope to see you all again next week. Remember to wear comfortable clothes and shoes for running. And remember to bring a hat, a drink bottle, a parent and a big smile.

Having fun with your friends is an important part of little athletics, so don't be affaid to invite your friends along to have a go with you.

 

We have a special event to be marked into your diary.

On Wednesday the 5th of November Matt Lancaster (Physiotherapist both on a local and national level for Athletics Australia) will be giving a session on stretching, strapping and how to prevent injuries from occuring at Gormley Park from 7-9pm. Cost $10, please register at the canteen or with Jo Boutchard. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Please note: Information on training for athletes and officials has been updated on the website.

On your marks. Get 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.

Registration

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.

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.

Please 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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