The training schedule has now been updated for the next two Thursdays - March 1st and March 8th - full details on our Training Page.
- This week we have hurdles for our older athletes (Under 11s and older) and shot put and long jump for our younger group (u7s to U10s).
- Next week we have Triple Jump for older athletes and Discus and sprints for the younger group.
Also a big thank you to our new Coach Rodney who has been doing a lot of field event coaching at our Thursday sessions and on Saturday mornings. We know how useful our athletes have been finding this extra help on technique, with lots of PBs and Records being broken recently on these field events - its greatly appreciated!!
For those athletes who are registered to attend the Multi event carnival this Sunday, the GUNLAC parent roster is now available. This roster has also been emailed directly to families. Please ensure that you check the roster and attend your rostered spot on the day. We currently do not have any reserve families so do need everyone to attend when rostered. If you are no longer planning on going to the carnival please let us know ASAP so we can make other arrangements.
Best of luck to all our athletes competing on Sunday, and also to our 15/16/17 years athletes who are also competing in the Heptathlon on Saturday afternoon.
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, a good way to think about the age group is - the number you are turning in 2019 is the number of the age group you are assigned to (Little Athletics Australia will continue to use the 'under' terminology for age groups).
For example - Athletes turning 6 in 2019 will be the U6 Years group. Athletes turning 7 in 2019 will be in the U7 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.