It was fantastic to finally start our season last Saturday! Many thanks to all our helpers, Age Group managers and officials who made it happen. Also a huge thank you to our Junior Coaches who were fabulous.
This weekend the forecast is looking good for another great meet at Amaroo.
This week's program is now available. A few things to note - Under 11s are on HIGH JUMP but as this is their first session on the flop technique we will run this as a technique session to teach the athletes correct, safe flop technique. The advantage of doing this rather than a measured session is all the athletes can practice the skill multiple times and get confidence. Under 11 age group managers will be contacted directly about this session. Under 9s are on 800 metres for the first time (new event for them) and therefore will have four events in total. They will have five in other weeks with the exception of High Jump weeks.
Long Jumps Update
We are currently not using Long Jump Pits 5 and 6 while we wait for the ACT Government to install new run-ups. This was an upgrade that was due to be done before the start of the season but has been delayed due to rain. We are hoping this will be done next week. At the moment the Committee does not believe the pits are safe to use due to the take off mats being overgrown. This week Under 10 boys have been moved to pit 1 and 2 to avoid line ups on other pits.
This Saturday we'd love to see as many athletes as possible with their 2020-21 registration numbers on their shirts. Please make sure you take off last year's numbers. Visible numbers on shirts makes track recording much quicker and more accurate, and ultimately gets our meets finished faster!
All results for registered athletes are available online via ResultsHQ. If you do not have your log-in you can email us to get a reset.
Track helpers - Junior Session
This week Under 7s and Under 6s are only Straight track only, with Under 8s on hurdles and round track. At the moment we don't have any parents rostered on for hurdles and round track - and are asking Under 8 parents to help out as these are your athlete's events (we will run one track at a time). If you can help please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track helpers - Senior session
We currently need one additional helper on hurdles and one on round track for the Under 9-17 session. If you can help please email us at email@example.com.
Pack-up - please stay to help!
Last Saturday we had some brilliant pack-up helpers from two families but other rostered parents did not stay to help pack up. We appreciate all helpers, please if you are rostered on just 30 minutes of assistance makes a big difference. Often while events are still going there are some areas which can start to be packed up. If you are not sure ask a Committee member in the red shirt.