WE NEED YOUR HELP - OPEN COMMITTEE POSITIONS
Have you been wondering how else you can help your child's journey with Northern Districts Little Athletics? Interested in joining a like-minded group of parents and guardians helping out in a fun and cooperative way??
As we continue prepearations for another PB-and-action-packed season, we are calling out for people to join our fantastic NDLAC Committee. We have the following positions currently vacant as a result of some of our families "graduating" from the Centre:
- Canteen Officer
The best vantage point under-cover on a Saturday morning each week, you will also be greeted by the most athlete smiles of anyone in this role which helps raise valuable money for our Centre.
- Saturday Assistants & Key Officials Coordinator
Great for those wanting an early start and super early finish each Saturday, you will oversee the parent and guardian sign-up each week prior to our meet starting
- Coaching Coordinator
This is not a coaching role, but one that involves working with our super-coach Martin and other senior athletes and parents in coordinating our coaching efforts each week. Coaching is at the heart of us getting more and more athlete PBs, making this a very rewarding job.
We also welcome any committee "all-rounders" who can lend a hand here and there in almost any capacity, the more the merrier! All roles will be ably supported by our existing Committee, so please reach out to any of our current committee members - see the Season Handbook for contact details via our website landing page - for more information!
Presentation Day photos & many more from the season are now online
Fantastic photos from our 2018-19 season are now available online thanks to our wonderful NDLAC Dad Sean Collins. Check your emails for access information including the link and password, and check them out - you will be blown away by the quality! Thanks again Sean!!
WINTER CROSS COUNTRY SEASON EXTENDED TO 23 JUNE WITH SP[ECIAL HANDICAP EVENT!
Winter Cross Country 2019
Below are details of our 7th Winter Cross Country season at Foxglove Oval, that commenced Sunday 7 April 2019. The season will run for 12 weeks - YES, WE HAVE EXTENDED 1 WEEK BY POPULAR DEMAND - and conclude with handicap races and presentation on 23 June 2019. You are welcome to join mid-season even if you cannot make it the first Sunday!
Course A: 500m
This series will provide NDLAC athletes with a convenient, local, spectator-friendly venue to train and prepare for schools’ representative cross country season as well as various Combined LANSW/ANSW Cross Country Championship events , including:
- XC Relays @ Miranda on Saturday 25/5/2019 http://www.nswathletics.org.au/Events/Calendar/ArtMID/5316/ArticleID/2061317/2019-Waratah-Run-Series-XC-Relays
- XC Challenge @ Nowra on Saturday 22/6/2019 http://www.nswathletics.org.au/Events/Calendar/ArtMID/5316/ArticleID/2061319/2019-Waratah-Run-Series-XC-Challenge
Separate Road Walking Championships (U9-17s) will be held at International Regatta Centre, Penrith - date TBA.
Several courses have been set within the familiar Foxglove precinct. The weekly program will generally run as follows:
4:00pm: 2000m (U11s & U12s) and 3000m (U13s to U17s & open);
4:25pm: *500m (U6s, including Tiny Tots);
4:35pm: 800m (U7s & U8s) and 1500m (U9s & U10s).
Course B: 800m
Athletes remain in the same age groups as the just completed 2018-19 summer season. 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 XC season. *Note that the 500m race is reserved exclusively for U6s & Tiny Tots and these athletes may not compete in other distances.
There are NO COSTS for athletes already registered for the 2018-19 season with either NDLAC, another LA centre, or a senior athletics club. Interested athletes who are not currently registered may pay $50 to join NDLAC for the winter season (proof of age required) and be covered by LANSW insurance. Registered U7‑17s are also eligible to enter the 2019 LANSW XC Championships.
Uniforms may be worn but are not compulsory for this series. However, the complete NDLAC uniform together with registration number, age patch, and Coles logo must be worn at the LANSW XC Championships in July.
As always with Little As’ events, we would be appreciate some assistance from parents each week to help set up, act as course marshals, process the finishers and pack up equipment afterwards. Thank you in advance.
Course C: 1000m
Parking within the grounds may be difficult if there are soccer matches still in progress. However, it would be appreciated if families would NOT park on the western side of Lancelot Street where Course C is set. Please park on the eastern side or on Foxglove Road.
Cancellations for any reason will be notified on our website (ndlac.org.au), Team App and Facebook page.
Families are requested to arrive a little earlier (around 3.15pm) in the first week to finalise their registrations and payments (if applicable) and to familiarise themselves with the courses.
For more information please contact Adelle on 0438 442 009
or email us firstname.lastname@example.org