Find all the relevant information on this season on our Registration page and our FAQs page!
Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting numbers at community sport we will need to run our meets differently this season, with staggered start times. Thank you to those parents who completed our survey on the meet format. The options we were looking into with 3 sessions presented issues around the lateness of a Friday night session for younger athletes and some concerns around the heat for older kids on Saturdays. Following this feedback, and looking further at advice from the ACT government, the GUNLAC Committee has decided to run two sessions both on Saturday morning:
8.30am - JUNIOR SESSION - Under 6, Under 7 and Under 8 boys and girls. Expected finish time 9.30am. Four events each age group.
9.45am - SENIOR SESSION - Under 9 - Under 17 boys and girls. Expected finish time 11.15am. Athletes will meet their age groups at the TOP OVAL and commence their first events in the bottom oval once the 1500m and Walks events are finished (expected to be before 10am).
Warm ups will be done in age groups at their first event (no big group warm-ups this season). From week 2 onwards we also run a 1500m race (Under 11 and older) and race walks (Under 9 and older) in between the two sessions, commencing at 9.45am.
Planning for the 2020-21 athletics season has begun, however this will be a very different season with the on-going COVID-19 situation. While we are not entirely sure what government restrictions for community sport will be in place by October, we do need to assume some level of social distancing and limits on public gatherings will be in place.
The format for our Saturday morning meets at Amaroo will need to change to take into account the current COVID requirements (which limit numbers of persons attending community sport). The GUNLAC Committee is considering options for separating age groups into 3 sessions with different start and finish times.
There are two options being considered by the Committee, as listed below. We would appreciate parent input into this decision and have set up a short survey for parents to complete.
Mini Geckos - Under 6&7 Boys and Girls - THURSDAY OR FRIDAY evening, approx start time 5.15pm - 1 hour session
Junior Geckos - Under 8,9 & 10 Boys and Girls - SATURDAY 8.30am - 9.45am
Senior Geckos - Under 11-17 Boys and Girls - SATURDAY 10am-11.15am
(1500m and Walks from 9.45am)
Mini Geckos - Under 6&7 Boys and Girls - SATURDAY 8.30am - 9.30am
Junior Geckos - Under 8,9 & 10 Boys and Girls - SATURDAY 9.45am - 11am
Senior Geckos - Under 11-17 Boys and Girls - SATURDAY 11.15am - 12.30pm
(1500m and Walks from 11am)
For both options finish times are estimated. By separating the age groups we expect that there will be less waiting time to complete events compared to when we have all age groups rotating around the oval completing their events at the same time (in particular less congestion on straight and round track).
A few points to note:
All 2019-20 parents have been emailed a survey link to provide views on these options - if you did not receive the email contact us at email@example.com for the link (survey only option to GUNLAC parents).
The Gungahlin Little Athletics Centre 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held at Forde Community Centre from 3.30pm Sunday August 9, 2020.
The AGM is being held later than usual due to Coronavirus restrictions that were in place. With restrictions easing we are now able to proceed with the AGM in person as usual. The Forde Community Centre’s hall will provide sufficient space to socially distance as required at this time.
All Committee positions will be made vacant and will need to be filled to ensure a successful 2020/21 Little Athletics season. We would love to have some new families join the GUNLAC Committee for the 2020/21 season!
A list of Committee roles and Committee support roles can be downloaded here, with a description of each role included. If you are interested in nominating for one of these roles and have any questions about them please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please come along to the AGM to help plan the upcoming GUNLAC season and ensure it is a success-all welcome!