Newsletter December 2018

Please click here to access all the latest news and dates for Colleges Little Athletics.

Some key dates mentioned:

  • Fri 7th Dec '18: Final competition of 2018 prior to Christmas break
  • Sat 12th Jan '19: Nomincations close for Ipswich Little Athletics Twilight carnival ($10 nomination  fee)
  • Fri 18th Jan '19: Coaching Clinic for Colleges Little Athletics parent volunteers
  • Fri 18th Jan '19: Nominations close for Met West Regional Athletics Championships ($15 nomination fee)
  • Sat 19th Jan '19: Ipswich Twilight Carnival from 1:00pm
  • Fri 25th Jan '19: First day of competition as Colleges resumes the 2018/19 season
  • Sat/Sun 2/3rd Feb '19: Met West Regional Championships
  • Fri 8th Feb '19: Nominations for Colleges Centre Championships due
  • Fri 15th/22nd Feb, 1 Mar '19: Colleges Little Athletics Centre Championships
  • Fri 15th Mar '19: Colleges final competition day and Annual Presentations

Please refer to the newsletter for details of each event.  Tomorrow (Friday 17th December) is our last meet of the year before the Christmas break, and we'd like to wish all members and a very happy and safe Christmas.

2018/19 Season

Welcome to the 2018/2019 season.  We meet Friday night from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at West Moreton Anglican College, and Tiny Tots run from 5:00pm to 6:00pm for children under five who are too young to register for the standard program.  Registrations are now available online through the Online Registration menu above.  If you prefer to register on Friday nights, you can download the registration form here and complete it ahead of time.

Our first meet of the season will be held on Friday 19th October at West Moreton Anglican College.  Fees for the 2018/19 season are $130 per athlete ($120 for third+ child) and Tiny Tots cost $70 per child.

Track And Field Events
First Events Start At 5:00pm Sharp
Tiny Tots - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The colours of the centre are a sky blue colour shirt with maroon trim and maroon shorts. Shirts can be purchased on Friday nights for $40 each, or $10 for Tiny Tots.

If any questions, please contact the Asst Centre Manager Jane Hoskin on (0402) 313 021, or email us at colleges.little.athletics@gmail.com

Remember to keep up to date with the latest information, visit us on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/CollegesLittleAthletics

2017/18 Most Improved

We would like to congratulate all athletes on their performances during the 2017/18 season. At our annual Presentation Day we announced the winners of the Most Improved trophies. Athletes receive points each time they improve on their previous best result for an event. These are totalled at the end of the season, and a trophy is awarded to the athlete with the most improvement points for their age group.  Due to our shortened season with the transition to WestMAC, there were not enough events to determine the most improved over the number of meets, so for this season only we have awarded the following breakdown of Most Improved athletes.

Congratulations to our Overall Most Improved athletes Kahil Deale (U8) and Leah Leembruggen (U8).

The 2017/18 winners were:

Most Improved Athlete Name Age Group
Most Improved; Boy Kahil Deale U8 Boys
Most Improved; Girl Leah Leembruggen U8 Girls
Most Improved Track; Boy Harrison Leembruggen U10 Boys
Most Improved Track; Girl Olivia Weston U9 Girls
Most Improved Field; Boy Finn Deane U7 Boys
Most Improved Field; Girl Genevieve Weston U6 Girls

New Venue - West Moreton Anglican College

2017/18 was our first season at West Moreton Anglican College after relocating from Mt Crosby Sportsground, which long term will allow us improved facilities and access to better coaching.  Following are the guidelines for access to the college grounds:

 

Parking

  • Entry to the college for Little Athletics meets is via the colleges Larsens Rd gates
  • All parking will be in the car park directly accessed on your right after entry
  • This gate will be open for the use of Colleges’ LAC families
  • The car park has lighting and is a short walk past the basketball courts to the main oval where Little Athletics will take place

 

Access Requirements

  • West Moreton Anglican College is a non smoking environment. Therefore smoking is not permitted within the College grounds.
  • No dogs are permitted within the grounds of the college
  • Access is only via Larsen's Rd and other buildings and areas within the college are out of bounds
  • Parents are responsible for the behaviour and whereabouts of their own children

Key Dates

Fri 19/10/18: First meet of 2018/19 season

Fri 7/12/18: Last meet before Christmas

Fri 25/1/19: First meet after Christmas (tbc)

Fri 1/3/19: Last meet of 2018/19 season (tbc)

2018/19 Age Groups

Little Athletics Queensland runs a summer season for Brisbane based centres from August to March each year.  As of the 2018/19 season, athletes will be graded into their age groups by calendar year:

Children born since 1st January 2014 are too young for full registration, however they can register as soon as they turn five years of age. A 3 or 4 year old sibling of registered athletes may register as a Tiny Tot.