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Saturday, 12 October 2019
Week 5 – Friday 18th October

This coming Friday is the Week A program (incl 50/100m races).    It’s also a Group 2 Helper Roster day – meaning Group 2 Parents have primary responsibility for parent duties.

Please note that “spectators” – persons not performing an official/parent duty – are not permitted on the main oval (inside the picket fence).

This Wednesday (16 October) sees the resumption of our Wednesday In-Season Coaching program at Olds Park.  The program for the full season is set out in this schedule; for 16 October the focus will be Shot Put (u6 – u10) and Javelin (u11 – u17).   Mark your diaries now!

And keep an eye on the Upcoming Events page for news about…….upcoming events(!) including the State Relay championships, the Zone championships and our “crazy sock and hair” night (25 October) in support of the “Show Your Stripes” fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House.  

Monday, 7 October 2019
Week 4 – Friday 11th October

This Friday is the Week B program (includes Hurdles).   It’s also a Group 1 Helper Roster day – meaning Group 1 Parents have primary responsibility for parent duties.   Click the big Signup button on the website (or the “Signup Roster” button on Team App) to choose your spot.   Please note that “spectators” are not permitted on the main oval (inside the picket fence) – the way to get a close up view of the action is to Signup as an Age Manager or Age Assistant.   Those duties are summarised under “Parent Officials” here and in more detail here.

Next week (from 16 October), our Wednesday In-Season Coaching program resumes at Olds Park.   The program for the full season is set out in this schedule; for 16 October the focus will be Shot Put (u6 – u10) and Javelin (u11 – u17).   Mark your diaries now!

And keep an eye on the Upcoming Events page for news about…….upcoming events(!) including the State Relay championships and the Zone championships.

Friday, 4 October 2019
Week 3 – Friday 4th October

This evening we will be joined by members of the NSW Athletic League whose senior athletes will run a number of special races.

This is a Group 1 Helper roster day, but with the long weekend we’ll likely be short so please help out if you can.  Please click the big Signup button to choose your spot.

Attention New Members:  Please ensure you’ve installed & activated Team App.  Instruction are here: Team App

And don’t forget the Holiday Clinic this Monday 7th October for Registered Members in the U11 –  u17 Age Groups.  Places still available, book here:  Clinic Bookings

Saturday, 21 September 2019
Week 2 – Friday 27th Sept

With sunshine forecast this week, we look forward to kicking off the season this coming Friday.

Please note the following arrangements:

  1. Parents on the ‘Group 2’ roster have primary responsibility to fill parent helper spots.   You were (randomly) assigned to either Group 1 or Group 2 when you picked up your registration pack and we provided a sheet listing the Dates applicable for your Group.    Please access Signup, either via the “signup” icon on the website, or the Signup button on Team App and choose your spot.   [If we don’t have the spots filled prior to Friday afternoon, anticipate delays to the start of the program].
  2. Ordinarily, you should aim to arrive by 5:45pm.  However, if you need to pickup your Rego Pack (and show proof of age) or pickup a uniform, this should be done between 5 and 5:30pm this week.
  3. Be sure to install  Team App  and connect to us.  Time-sensitive information such as a weather cancellation is issued by this means.
  4. If you’ve not yet registered, don’t panic.  You can register by Thursday and your Rego Pack will be available for pickup from Cathy between 5 – 5:30pm Friday.   The steps to join our club are set out here.    If you need uniform items, order those during registration – take a guess at the sizes if you’re not sure – you can swap during pickup if needed.   For more information about uniforms, including how to order after registration & information on where to attach the Athlete number and patches, see Uniforms.
  5. This week is our “Week B” program.  The program cycles through 3 standard programs:   Weeks A, B, C.   Week B includes the Hurdles and 200 and 1500m races (for eligible age groups) and Week A includes the 300, 400, 500, 700 and 800m races (for eligible age groups).   Weeks A and C are almost identical – the difference relates to who is doing Discus.   To see what Events are on your program for an upcoming meet, logon to ResultsHQ via the “Family Log In” link on the website or the “Family Log In” button on Team App.

See you soon.

Friday, 20 September 2019
SEASON START DEFERRED TO 27 SEPT

While the weather is offering a reprieve, our ground is not yet ready for us, and needs a little longer to recover from the rain.  Please see Team App for further details.  [If you are registered with STGLAC but don’t have Team App, please see Team App Brochure.

If you’ve not yet collected your Registration Pack and Uniform (ordered online) please drop by at Olds Park this evening between 5:30 and 6:30pm.

See you next week for the Week B program.   Parents on the Group 2 Roster – it’s your turn to ‘Signup’.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Week 1 – Friday 20th Sept

The weather certainly looks threatening this week, but we remain hopeful it will clear sufficiently to proceed on schedule.

Please note the following arrangements:

  1. Parents on the ‘Group 1’ roster have primary responsibility to fill parent helper spots.   You were (randomly) assigned to either Group 1 or Group 2 when you picked up your registration pack and we provided a sheet listing the Dates applicable for your Group.    Please access Signup, either via the “signup” icon on the website, or the Signup button on Team App and choose your spot.   [If we don’t have the spots filled prior to Friday afternoon, anticipate delays to the start of the program.
  2. Ordinarily, you should aim to arrive by 5:45pm.  However, if you need to pickup your Rego Pack (and show proof of age) or pickup a uniform, this should be done between 5 and 5:30pm this week.
  3. Be sure to install Team App and connect to us.  Time-sensitive information such as a weather cancellation is issued by this means.
  4. If you’ve not yet registered, don’t panic.  You can register by Thursday and your Rego Pack will be available for pickup from Cathy between 5 – 5:30pm Friday.   The steps to join our club are set out here.    If you need uniform items, order those during registration – take a guess at the sizes if you’re not sure – you can swap during pickup if needed.   For more information about uniforms, including how to order after registration & information on where to attach the Athlete number and patches, see Uniforms.
  5. This week is our “Week A” program.  The program cycles through 3 standard programs:   Weeks A, B, C.   Week B includes the Hurdles and 200 and 1500m races (for eligible age groups) and Week A includes the 300, 400, 500, 700 and 800m races (for eligible age groups).   Weeks A and C are almost identical – the difference relates to who is doing Discus.   To see what Events are on your program for an upcoming meet, logon to ResultsHQ via the “Family Log In” link on the website or the “Family Log In” button on Team App.
Monday, 9 September 2019
Orientation Day Friday 13th September

Our 2nd (and final) Orientation Day is this Friday 13th September between 5 and 7pm. This is a “must attend” session for all athletes and parents new to St George Little Athletics.  If you were with us last year and you’ve re-registered, you’ll need to at least drop in to collect your Registration Pack and any Uniform items you may have ordered. Please visit our Upcoming Events page for details of what’s happening. If you’ve not yet registered, you need to get a move-on!

Follow the steps on the How to Join page.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Orientation Day Friday 6th September

The first of two Orientation Days is this Friday 6th September between 5 and 7pm.    These are “must attend” sessions for all athletes and parents new to St George Little Athletics.  If you were with us last year and you’ve re-registered, you’ll need to at least drop in to collect your Registration Pack and any Uniform items you may have ordered.   Please visit our Upcoming Events page for details of what’s happening.   If you’ve not yet registered, you need to get a move-on!

Follow the steps on the How to Join page.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Registrations Open 1st August

Registrations for the 2019/20 season of Little Athletics open on Thursday 1st of August & our first night of competition at St George will be Friday 20th September.

We look forward to seeing as many of you back as possible for what will be a fabulous new season with many big changes.  To sign up for the season, please visit the How to Join page on the website and follow all the steps set out there.

While our competition program commences on 20 September, the prior 2 Fridays – 6 and 13 September – are our Orientation Days.  On these evenings we’ll be providing targeted “how to” coaching for athletes new to athletics, or new to particular events.  In addition, we’ll provide Officiating Workshops for Parents to show you what you’ll need to do as parent helpers.  These are all very important opportunities, so please make every effort to participate.  See our Website here for details.

I mentioned there will be many ‘big changes’ this season, and here is a brief summary:

First – all of our athletic equipment is being replaced – new HJ mats, new Hurdles, all new Throwing equipment.

Second – Council has agreed to re-build and expand all of our Field Event facilities. The Long Jump pits are to be completely re-built and rubber-surfaced runups installed.  The existing Discus and Shot-Put rings will be removed, and 3 new Discus and 3 new Shot-Put rings installed.  This work is starting just now (following a delay in appointment of a Contractor), however we expect it should be completed very close to the start of our season, but if there are any hold-ups, we’ll modify the program for that short period.

The equipment purchases and construction work above are fully funded by the Australian Government under the Community Development Grants Programme.

There will be an adjustment to the Throwing component of the program for the whole of the season.  Separate to the athletics facilities construction work, Council is also undertaking a major project to install irrigation and to fully re-turf the Olds 2 (AFL) playing areas.  This will see us enjoy a superior and better maintained surface (from the 2020/21 season), but in the meantime our Discus facilities (which face this ground) won’t be available to us.  To address this, we will deploy a discus facility at the far end of the Soccer Field and re-balance the throwing program to give more weight (pardon the pun) to Shot Put.

We are very excited to be implementing the largest investment in new Athletics facilities in the St George area in many years.  We will update you further as the season approaches and as our detailed program for season 2019/20 is developed.

Kind Regards

St George Little Athletics Centre

Friday, 28 June 2019
2019/20 Season

Get ready – it’s coming!  Registrations will open on 1st August.

And many things will be new this season.  Our website for one.   It may lack the charm of the old one, but it is soooooo…. much easier to manage!