compete on a Thursday evening starting @ 5.00pm. Age groups
will finish at different times depending upon the number of
events they compete in. Generally we try to finish the younger
age groups first.
This season sees the introduction of the U16 & 17 age
groups to Little Athletics. The two age groups will be combined
and known as the U/17's. We welcome this age group.
WWLAC is run totally by volunteers so your help is vital. We need time keepers, age mangers, people to set up the equipment and canteen workers to assist on club nights as well as helpers on the field. With approx. 200 athletes competing each week we rely heavily on parents to assist us in all aspects of the running of Thursday night compensation. If you can help out at all, no matter how small, it would be greatly appreciated.
Being on official is not just work. Being out in the field where it’s happening is really good fun. Many officials will tell you that by increasing their knowledge of athletics it increases their appreciation of their children’s activities and are able to provide encouragement as their skills develop.
Little Athletics is a family sport – everyone should be involved. Our aim is to encourage children to participate in sport and improve their skills within their own abilities, whilst creating friendships. Children love to run, jump, throw things and have a good time with their friends! At Little A’s the emphasis is on fun and participation. Please do not ever lose sight of this.
If you have any concerns or inquiries, please do not hesitate to speak with a committee member. NSW Little Athletics motto is ‘Run for Fun’ so above all make sure you have a great season at Little Athletics.
Parents, please remember that you must remain with your child at the track on Thursday nights, if you must leave, please ensure that the Age Manager knows who is looking after your child/children. This is especially important if your child gets hurt or if for some reason we need to cancel or suspend the club night. Unfortunately due to litigation if your child/children are left at the venue with no supervision that child will be unable to compete in his/her events for the evening.
As part of your registration fees coaching is available free of charge for all athletes on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights. Please feel free to ask any of the committee for contact details.
Athletes don’t forget that there are several carnivals around our area during the season. Please be sure to check the Carnival Calender in this booklet for dates etc. Don’t forget our Carnival is free to enter for our club athletes so get mum or dad to enter you when the time arises.
This season we are running a Basic Events Course. This course gives people an overview of the rules and regulations for several events. We hope to see many parents involved in this course so as to be able to instruct their children correctly for each event.
During the past months our committee has spent a great deal of time and effort in preparation for the new season and I am confident that this year will be fun and rewarding for all our athletes, parent helpers and families.
We have a new club dress shirt which is available from the uniform officer/canteen.
Also we now have a website which will have up to date information, News Items, Carnival Dates and pictures for all members to access.
Website address: http://www.wwla.com.au
Once again thankyou to our major sponsors McDonalds and The Rules Club for their continued support.
Yours in Athletics
Wagga Wagga Athletic Club