Information About Season 2019/20
Balmain Little Athletics provides an environment that welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities by supporting the Little Athletics motto of family, fun and fitness. Little Athletics is the foundation for all sports, offering young people activities and skills that will be used throughout their sporting life.
Competition is held at King George Park, Rozelle, on Saturday mornings from September through to March with a break during the Christmas school holidays. Announcements are made at 8.15am with events commencing at 8:30am. Competition follows a three week programme. More detail is set out above under "Centre Information" in "Weekly Programme".
Our youngest athletes (4yo) in the Tiger Cubs programme finish at 9.30am. Other age groups usually finish between 10-11am depending on the number of events and athletes competing.
Balmain Little Athletic's main focus is the improvement of each individual athlete. We emphasise the achievement of a PB (Personal Best) as the primary goal of competition and encourage all athletes to see that as their main aim.
Since its establishment in 1972 the club has relied on volunteers to help with every facet of club activity. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to assist wherever possible with their athletes age groups.
Optional training sessions are available for all skill levels from U8 to U17s on Tuesday afternoons. Athletes in the U12 -U17 can access more technical coaching on Thursday afternoons. More detail is set out above under "Centre Information" in "General Information" then "Training & Coaching".
Registration for Balmain Little Athletics Centre is expected to open online 1 August via the Little Athletics NSW homepage via this link. Click on "Register Here", choose Balmain Little Athletics in the drop down menu and follow the prompts.
An early bird registration fee of $125 will be available until 5pm 31st August. After that the usual fee of $145 will apply. For the U12s to U17s this fee also includes membership of the Balmain Athletics Club which gives access to all Athletics NSW competitions.
Registration packs can be collected and uniforms purchased at King George Oval, Manning street, Rozelle Saturday 7th & Saturday 14th September from 1-3pm. All new athletes must bring proof of age documentation (eg birth certificate or passport). A photo on your smartphone is acceptable.
A parent or caregiver from each family (other than age managers) must sign up to assist in the Canteen or on the BBQ once during the season. Please sign up before registration pack collection.
Once again we will be running a Juniors Intro Day which will take place on Sat 28th September for u6-8s.
Competition week 1 for ALL age groups is set for Saturday 5th October. Further information willl be posted here and on our Facebook page over the coming weeks.
We look forward to seeing you for the start of our 48th season.
Changes To Hurdles In 2019-20 Season
Changes to hurdle events have been adopted by Little Athletics Australia. Starting this season the u11 & u12 Hurdles will now be an 80m race, replacing the 60m distance. Both the height and distance between hurdles remains the same. These new distances will apply to boys and girls at club, Zone, Region, State Multis and State Champs.
In the u13-17s, at Zone, Region & State Championships both the 200H and 300H will be timed finals from this season onwards.