In 2017 Little Athletics Australia announced changes to the age group structure for all Little Athletics competitions across Australia. These changes will be introduced next season (2018-19 season which starts in October 2018). We provided information to our families when this change was announced, However, it is useful to confirm now as we get closer to the end of this season, what next season's age group structure will be.
In season 2018-19 Little Athletics age groups will move to a 'calendar year' age structure, the same as is used for School Sport, That is, age groups will be based on the age an athlete is turning the year the season concludes.
For the 2018-19 season the age you turn in 2019 will determine for age group for that season. To make it less confusing, we wont be using the 'Under' terminology for age groups anymore, instead just the age number will be used.
For example - Athletes turning 6 in 2019 will be the 6 Years group. Athletes turning 7 in 2019 will be in the 7 years group.
This change ONLY affects athletes who are born in the months of October, November and December. These athletes will go up two age groups, instead of one, next season.
For example - an athlete currently in the Under 12s who is born in October will compete in the 14 years group in the 2018-19 season.
For the 6 Years group there will no longer be the 18 months age range to register (where younger athletes competed for two years in this age group). To be in the 6 years group you need to be turning 6 in 2019, and there will no longer be some repeating in this age group.
We understand that this change will be unsettling for some athletes, unfortunately this is a National decision which we must follow. If any parents have questions on these changes please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest GUNLAC news is now available on our Club Documents page. Check out everything that is happening around the Club. We are seeking some extra volunteers for tomorrow's meet - if you missed your rostered duty this season please help out tomorrow so we can run our meet smoothly.
Event programs for Week 13 (Saturday 17th February) and Week 14 (Saturday 24th February) are now available on the Club Documents page. Check out all your events for the coming weeks.
We have made some change to the training schedule for this week and next week due to changes in coach availability.
We will now run HIGH JUMP this week for SCISSORS ONLY (Under 9s and Under 10s). Then the following week (February 22nd) we will run a HIGH JUMP session for older athletes were we will have Matt Wecker come to coach flop technique.
Next week (February 22nd) we will also be running hurdles training for U7s to U10s.
Check out the amended schedule on our Training Page.
Have you registered for the Little Athletics ACT multi-event carnival yet? Its open to all athletes Under 8s and older, and involves athletes competing in four or more events, similar to a heptathlon. This year's carnival will be held at the AIS Track on Sunday 25th February (with U15, u16 and u17 athletes also having events on Saturday 24th).
If you are interested in attending check out our Multi-event page for more details. Registration is ONLINE ONLY VIA RESULTSHQ, and closes on February 13th. No late entries.
The program for Saturday 10th February is now available on the Club Documents page. For the first time this season we will be running 400 metre races ahead of 200 metre races on the round track this weekend - Age Group Managers please check your event order and follow the schedule to ensure we avoid too much congestion on the round track.
Our training page has been updated with schedules for this week and next week (8th and 15th February).
This week (February 8th) we will be running a special Javelin session for our Under 11s and older - this is a great opportunity to practice if you want to improve your PB and/or if you are keen to do this event at ACT Championships. Younger athletes will do shot put and some sprints.
Next week we will be running the always popular HIGH JUMP session! This will be for both scissors and flop technique. Check out all the details on our Training Page.
Check out all the latest news from around the club in this week's GUNLAC news, now available on the Club Documents Page.
We are back at Amaroo this Saturday after a break for the Australia Day weekend. This week's program (WEEK 11) is now available on our Club Documents page.
GUNLAC training is back this week at Amaroo Oval - Thursday starting from 5.15pm. This week Simone and our coaching assistants will be running discus and Long Jump practice for all ages - we will be running a junior group (U7 and U10) on long jump first and a senior group on discus, then groups will switch over. GUNLAC training is FREE for all GUNLAC athletes Under 7s and older and is a great way to practice your skills ready for our Saturday meets!