Congratulations to all our award winners from Presentation Day!! Cross Country weekly each Sunday from 4pm, you can still register (free for LANSW 16-17 season athletes)!

Northern Districts Little Athletics Calendar

  • Below are the known dates for the current Little Athletics season:



  • Sun 04 Sep 2016

    Registration Day - Foxglove Oval (10am-1pm)

    Please register online prior to attending registration day:

    http://ndlac.org.au/registration/


  • Sat 10 Sep 2016

    First Foxglove meet for 2016/2017

    Uniforms will be available for purchase


  • Sat 05 Nov 2016

    Pentathlon and Photos

    Pentathlon Program and Photos


  • Sat 19 Nov 2016

    STATE RELAYS - SAT 19th & SUN 20th NOVEMBER, 2016

    LANSW - STATE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS (Selected athletes only)

    JUNIORS (U8-U11) SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER, 2016

    SENIORS (U12-U13) SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER, 2016

    VENUE: SOPAC, Homebush

    Modified coaching / clinic day to be held for other athletes @ Foxglove
     


  • Sat 26 Nov 2016

    Pinkletics Day (new date)

    LET’S TURN FOXGLOVE OVAL PINK!!!!

    Saturday 26 November we get to chance to show again some creative and colourful flair with our annual Pinkletics meet.  Raising funds for the McGrath Foundation, all athletes are requested to bring along a gold coin donation (or more!) ….. in return for which you get to Pink-it-up!!

    The Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia as well as to increase breast awareness in young people, with a particular emphasis on young women through the national breast education initiative ‘Curve Lurve’.

    Pink tops, socks, wigs, shoes, zinc (please just keep the zinc off the high jump mats), tutus, ……. anything goes!

    Parents and carers are also encouraged to join in the theme and fun


  • Sat 03 Dec 2016

    Last Foxglove Meet for 2016

    Last meet for 2016.


  • Thu 08 Dec 2016

    Thursday Training - now weekly until 8 Dec & expanded time!

    Martin Smellie – one of our fantastic coaches – will be running our Thursday Training sessions at Foxglove until Zone WEEKLY and for 2 hours from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, split by Age Group.  The next session being Thursday 8 December with Running and Long Jump.

    Please note that we will be splitting the 2 hours by Age Group: U6-U11 from 430pm-530pm; and U12+ from 530pm-630pm.

    Training is held at Foxy, and whilst uniforms need not be worn athletes must wear enclosed footwear and comfortable clothing. 


  • Fri 09 Dec 2016

    ZONE CARNIVAL - SYDNEY ACADEMY OF SPORT NARRABEEN 9TH, 10TH & 11TH DEC (click for detailed info)

    When:

    Fri 9th (evening only), Sat 10th & Sun 11th December 2016 - U7 to U17

    Where:

    Sydney Academy of Sport - Narrabeen.  Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen

    Information for Northern Districts competitors (all information below is subject to change):

    • Please wear full NDLAC uniform, including white socks.  You are required to have your Centre registration number (front of shirt) and age and Jetstar patch on your singlet / top.  Check the 2016-17 NDLAC Season Handbook for further details including compression wear, spikes and more.
       
    • NDLAC aims to have a couple of blue tents set up to the west of the grandstand. You are welcome to join us there but note we may not have shade cover for all athletes and their families, in which case please either grab a spot in the stand or bring your own shade tent to set up. Seating in the stand is on a first come, first seated basis. Bring cushions if you like your comfort!
       
    • Parking is in the grounds of the Centre but all parking close to the entry is usually taken very early in the morning. Prepare for a short walk if you arrive after 9am Sat / Sun, a longer walk if you arrive after 11am. (Please do not park in spaces marked as reserved for Academy clients and users of other facilities there.)
       
    • Arrive with plenty of time to spare before your event. The available program gives no guidance regarding event times. The first events marked with * - start at 5.00PM Friday and 8.30AM Sat / SunFirst call for those events is at 4.40PM and 8.10AM respectively.  
       
    • Entry fee to venue is $3.00, athletes & children under 18 free. No pensioner concession.
    • Programs available: $4.00.
       
    • Bring plenty of water and snacks. Wear a hat and sunscreen!  The canteen will be open from early on and there will be a BBQ too!
    • Competition is on regardless of weather. Yes, that means rain, hail or shine! (LANSW Lightning Guidelines/Heat Policy will be applied if necessary.)

    The events listings below are subject to change by Zone Carnival convenors. Events should be confirmed closer to the carnival and on the day of competition itself please ensure you check your program and listen to all announcements.

    2016 Zone Field Events

    2016 Zone Track Events

    2016 Zone Assistant Roster

     


  • Fri 06 Jan 2017

    First Foxglove Meet for 2017 - Twilight Meet 5:45pm for a 6PM start

    Welcome back for 2017 with a Friday night Twilight meet!  Three Friday night twilight meets will be held (6th, 13th & 20th Jan 2017).  5:45PM sign-on for a 6PM start.  "LATE EVENTS" (not early, these will be run at the completion of the meet) are U11-17 JAV and U13-17 3000M.  Numbers will be down, so all parents are required for assistance please.


  • Thu 12 Jan 2017

    Training resumes for 2017

    NDLAC training resumes @ Foxy from 430pm - 530pm.  A great opportunity to exercise off some of the Christmas / New Year treats!


  • Thu 19 Jan 2017

    2 hour Thu night training resumes

    A reminder that Thursday training this week will be from 430-630pm @ Foxy. U6-11 from 430-530pm; U12-17 from 530-630pm


  • Fri 20 Jan 2017

    "Green and Gold"night for our final Friday twilight

    We are bringing forward our “Green & Gold” meet to this Friday 20th January (545pm for 6pm start), our final Friday twilight session. No need for any donations, just come along decked in green and gold and with your best Aussie paraphernalia for a fun night! Let’s hope the temperatures drop for us!  A modified program will be used for the evening.


  • Sat 28 Jan 2017

    Multievent Program (note: early start for U13-17)

     

    Please be aware that this season's Multievent Championship will be conducted at Foxglove Oval on Saturday, 28 January 2017.  The competition structure is similar to last November’s Pentathlon, where athletes accumulate points for their performances (not placings) across all the events they compete that day. As well as being an excellent warm-up for next month's Region Championship, all athletes may use their total score as an extra event towards their yellow/green/red/blue achievement levels.

     

    Events for all age groups (except U13-17s -- see below*) will start at 8.30am. Athletes arriving late will miss the opportunity to accrue points from any events conducted in their absence. Awards will be presented to the top three point scorers in each age group, provided they make a reasonable attempt at ALL events.

     

    *Under 13 to 17 athletes will need to be at Foxglove by 7.45am sharp for their first two events -- long jump and shot put.


  • Sat 11 Feb 2017

    Regional Carnival - 11-12 FEB, 2017 (NO MEET @ FOXY SAT 11TH!) Click through for Parent Helper Roster

    U8 to U17 athletes

    When:

    Saturday 11th February & Sunday 12th February 2017 - U8 to U17

    Where:

    Sydney Academy of Sport - Narrabeen
    Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen

    This event will be held on 11 and 12 February 2017 at Narrabeen (Region ‘5’). The program has mostly the same running order as Zone Championships but is subject to change.

    Athletes U8 to U17 compete in events for which they qualified at Zone Championships.

    For your informtion, Regions with two Zones (like ours - NDLAC is in Region 5) have six automatic places progressing through to their respective Regions from the Zone Carnival. Then a maximum of four next best qualifiers from each Region will also be taken through, making a total of up to 16 athletes in each event at each region.

    The first three placegetters in all events receive medals. The first two placegetters in U9 to U17 events automatically qualify for the State Championships as will the next eight best performances in finals across the eight Regional Championships.  Below are links to important information including:

    1. Qualifiers (by Centre)  http://www.lansw.com.au/Portals/44/Competition/Region%205%20qualifiers%202017%20-%20by%20centre%20UPDATED.pdf

    2. Qualifiers (by Event)  http://www.lansw.com.au/Portals/44/Competition/Region%205%20qualifiers%202017%20-%20by%20event%20UPDATED.pdf

    3. Order of events  /client_files/Files/2017 Region 5 Program 2016-17.pdf

    4. Parent Assistance.  Please find here the Parent Assistance Roster for the upcoming Region Championships.  Every family with an athlete attending is required to assist with at least one duty.  
     
     
    More information will be provided shortly on information for the day.  Feel free to contact the NDLAC Championships Team for any further information.


  • Sat 18 Feb 2017

    Middle Distance Handicap (eligible athletes updated!)

    All U10-17 athletes are invited to compete in the 17th running of the prestigious NDLAC Middle Distance Handicap to be held 8.30AM sharp prior to our regular program Saturday fortnight 18 February 2017 (week after region).

    The MDH is a mixed age race over 1500m and is suitable for any U10-17 athlete who has achieved a red- or blue-level performance over 800m or 1500m this season. As competitors will be allocated a time handicap, the winning boy and girl will not necessarily be the fastest runners. The first three boys and girls across the line will be awarded trophies at our end of season presentation night, whilst the names of the two winners will be inscribed on perpetual trophies. Two additional prizes will also be awarded to the boy and girl whose net running time is closest to a time they nominate before the race starts (no watches please!).

    Pre-registration is NOT required. Any athlete interested in competing should be at Foxglove Oval no later than 8.15am to receive their handicaps, record their net time prediction and warm up. The handicap stopwatch will start at 8.30am.  The eligible athletes are:

    51

    Annabelle Hatch

    U10G

    3

    Liam Gallagher

    U10B

    71

    Isabelle Cruickshank

    U10G

    75

    Kalan Harding

    U10B

    70

    Bridgette Chan

    U10G

    8833

    Ethan Oliver

    U12B

    78

    Evie Todd

    U11G

    8814

    Zachary Williams

    U12B

    206

    Brooke Fury

    U11G

    8830

    Kane Robinson

    U12B

    8815

    April Shepherd

    U13G

    8799

    Marcus Panetta

    U13B

    8839

    Jasmin Guthrie

    U14G

    8818

    Marco de Paulis

    U13B

    8821

    Isabella Guthrie

    U14G

    8772

    Samual Valderrama

    U13B

    8803

    Prudence Silver

    U14G

    8800

    Oskar Enasio

    U14B

    8788

    Mackenzie Williams

    U14G

    8769

    Conor Seery

    U14B

    8844

    Jemma Gallagher

    U17G

    8822

    Joshua Silver

    U17B


  • Sat 25 Feb 2017

    Invitational Sprint Challenge

    The fastest boy and girl athletes will be chosen from across the club and invited to participate in a 100m race.


  • Thu 02 Mar 2017

    Next training, ALL AGES from 430pm to 530pm with High Jump & Throws


  • Sat 04 Mar 2017

    U7-U17 State Multievent Championship, Glendale (4th & 5th March 2017)


  • Sat 11 Mar 2017

    ACTION PACKED Final Saturday Meet - early events TJ, 3km AND JAV

    With the last few weeks being cancelled, we will now hold our annual Invitational Sprint “Cool Runnings” as well as the Presentation for the NDLAC Multi event Saturday 11 March, which is our final Saturday this season.

    You can view all the Multi Event results on our website for January 28. So come along early with your cameras and then hang around at the end of the program to cheer on the athletes in the Sprint.

    At the end of the program we will also hold our Family & Parents races, so please make sure you are all fit & healthy!


  • Fri 17 Mar 2017

    STATE CARNIVAL - 17/18/19 March, 2017

    The State Carnival will be held at Homebush on Friday the 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday the 19th of March at Homebush Stadium. 


  • Sun 30 Apr 2017

    Start of NDLAC Cross Country Season 330pm for 4pm start

    When and where?

    NDLAC's cross country season will be held at Foxglove Oval commencing Sunday, 30 April 2017 (one week earlier than shown in the Handbook). Our 5th season will run for nine weeks and conclude with handicap races and a presentation of awards on 25 June. Races on the Queen's Birthday weekend will be held on the Monday instead of Sunday.

    Costs

    There is NO cost to athletes already registered with NDLAC, other Little Athletics centres or senior athletics clubs* for the 2016-17 summer season. New athletes are welcome to join NDLAC for the 2017 winter season at a cost of $50 per athlete.

    Age groups

    Winter 2017 age groups are the same as those used for the 2016-17 summer season. That is, the athlete's age as at 30 September 2016 determines their age group. For example, if an athlete was 9 years old at 30/9/16, they are still in the 'Under 10s'.

    Program

    The likely weekly program is:

    • 4.00pm: 2000m (U11s & U12s) and 3000m (U13s to U17s & open*);
    • 4.25pm: 500m (U6s & younger**);
    • 4.35pm: 800m (U7s & U8s) and 1500m (U9s & U10s).

    While winter season awards will be based on athletes' achievements in the designated distance for their age group, athletes may choose to compete in other distances and/or more than once per week to complement their training program for the schools' representative cross country season. Note that the 500m race is reserved exclusively for U6s and U6s may not compete in other distances. **Registered Tiny Tots may compete as U6s.

    Click here for more information, including course maps.

    Uniforms are not compulsory.

    Cancellations for any reason will be notified on our website and Facebook and TeamApp pages.


  • Sat 06 May 2017

    Presentation Afternoon / Evening & AGM - new time 430PM start!

    NDLAC welcomes all eligible athletes and families to our annual Presentation Day / Night, starting from 430PM on Saturday 6 May.  Held at the Asquith Girls High School (Stokes Ave, Asquith - Assembly Hall entrance through the car park), the event also coincides with our Annual General Meeting.
     
    This year's event will include presentations to all eligible athletes from Tiny Tots through to U17, as well as raffle prizes and more!!  Athletes are requested to wear their NDLAC uniforms for photos.  RSVP by 1 May 2017 to miashell@bigpond.net.au  NB:  it is important that you let us know if you can attend or not.  If you do not let us know that you cannot be there, then you cannot collect any trophies and certificates until the beginning of next season.  Any athlete who cannot make the Presentation Day / Night will be able to collect their awards from the start of the 2017-18 season.
     
    We will also be seeking expressions of interest for Committee positions for the 2017-2018 season.  Our Centre would not be able to put the wonderful week-to-week program and associated events together during the season without the wonderful work of our Committee, comprised from mostly parents / guardians and former parents of the Centre.  The Committee has a range of roles which support the running of NDLAC, in an enjoyable environment, and the more support we can get the better!  In particular we’d like to get some additional assistance in the areas of:
     
    Championships Officer
    Records / Rankings / Results
    Officers for Assistants (Sat)
    Uniforms & Social
    Timing Officer (Tech support)       
    And more!!!!
     
    We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday 6 May!