Kiama athletes performed admirably at the Mid South Coast Zone championships held at Myimbarr Community Park, Flinders, on the 9th and 10th of December.
Against some tough competition from the Albion Park, Lake Illawarra, Shoalhaven, St Georges Basin, and Milton Ulladulla Centres, Kiama athletes did the club proud.
Athletes from the Under 8 to Under 17 Age Groups who finished in the top three progress to the Region 4 Championships to be held at Wollongong in February 2018. To date 32 Kiama athletes have qualified for the Region 4 Championships but more are expected to qualify on “next best” times and distances as results from other Zones filter through.
Kiama’s gold medal winners on the weekend were Connor Deegan (Under 8), Bailey Egan (Under 9), Jasmine Snow (Under 10), Cooper Deegan (under 11), Elias Oldfield (Under 11), Jordan Poole (Under 11), Noah Parker (Under 12), Lachlan Poole (Under 13), Eliza Schweitzer (Under 13), Tyrell Taione (Under 13), Georgia Richards (Under 14), Ella Cleal-Cook (Under 15), Matt Cordell (Under 15), Liam Hinchcliffe (Under 15), Alicia Burazin (Under 17), Lachlan Crawford (Under 17), Grace Mahon (Under 17) and Nathan Scollary (Under 17).
Under 7 athlete Ginger Siasat also won gold and was presented with LANSW medals at the carnival.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the weekend such a success particularly our Team Managers Sarah Cook and Dawn Calvert.
Results from the championships are available here.
Our last meet for 2017 will commence at 5:30pm on Friday 15th December.
We hope everyone has a happy and safe Christmas and will see you back at the track on January 12.
Kiama Little Athletics Centre would like to wish athletes taking part in this weekend’s Zone Championships all the best. This year’s Mid South Coast Zone Championships are being hosted by the Lake Illawarra Centre at Myimbarr Community Park, Wattle Road, Flinders.
The championships start at 8:00am on Saturday with the march past taking place at 8:15am.
Sunday’s events start at 8.30am.
This season the role of team manager is being shared by Dawn Calvert and Sarah Cook.
A reminder that our last meet for 2017 will be Friday 15th December.
Competition resumes after the Christmas break on Friday 12th January 2018.
Our Centre is part of the Mid South Coast Zone. The “Zone” comprises of six (6) Centres – Albion Park, Kiama, Lake Illawarra, Milton Ulladulla, Shoalhaven and St Georges Basin. Each season the Zone Championships are held at a different Centre in the Zone. This season the Lake IIllawarra Centre is hosting “Zone” at Myimbarr Community Park, Wattle Road, Flinders on the 9th and 10th December 2017.
Only athletes from U/7 and up are eligible to compete at the Zone Championships.
Athletes are encouraged to attend and compete in this event. Entry is free and it’s a great experience, not only for the athletes, but the parents as well. Athletes of all abilities can enter. This is a terrific chance to put the skills learnt at Centre on Friday nights into practice.
The entry form can be downloaded here or picked up from the Canteen on Friday.
Completed entry forms can be handed in at the Canteen.
Entries close 24th November 2017. We would like to see lots of our new athletes attend.
Athletes from U/7 to U/12 can enter in a maximum of four (4) events. Athletes from U/13 to U/17 can enter in a maximum of six (6) events over the weekend. Athletes who are placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any event will progress to the Regional Championships at Wollongong on the weekend of the 17th and 18th February 2018. U/7 athletes do not progress to the Regional Championships. Athletes who are placed at the Regional Championships in the U/8 age group do not progress to the State Championships.
This week saw competition move to 5:30pm Friday afternoon for the first time this season.
The change of day also saw more new registrations.
One pleasing aspect of the evening was the number of parents who were happy to lend a hand.
Don’t forget that registrations are still being taken and uniforms can also be purchased prior to competition which resumes at 5:30pm next Friday.
Our last Saturday meet was completed in overcast conditions this morning.
It was great to see so many people enjoying the various events.
Don’t forget that we move to 5:30pm Friday next week!
Light may be an issue for the next few weeks so it is important that we get started on time.
See you at 5:30pm on Friday!
A cool southerly breeze greeted athletes at the Centre’s first point score meet this morning. However it soon gave way to some hot competition. Our athletes and volunteers are to be congratulated on another wonderful morning of Little Athletics. Don’t forget we are still taking registrations from 8:30am. Come and join the fun!
Today saw the third and final Orientation Day successfully completed.
Athletes and parents have now had the opportunity to experience all the events offered in the three (3) week rotating program. In doing so those that are new to the Centre have also become familiar with, not only the events, but the manner in which club meets are run.
Point score competition commences on Saturday so make sure you are there at 9:00am sharp so we can get away on time.
Don’t forget that the aim of the Centre’s point score is to encourage all athletes to improve their own personal best efforts. It does not award points for winning but for improving.
The second of the three Orientation Days saw even more athletes registering with the Centre. Mother Nature turned on a beautiful, sunny, Saturday morning and perfect conditions for athletics. A big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that made the morning such an outstanding success!
Don’t forget that our third and final Orientation Day will be held next Saturday 30th September.
Registrations will continue to be taken from 8:30am.
Kiama Little Athletics 2017-18 season commenced Saturday 16th September on an overcast Spring morning.
It was terrific to see so many new faces joining Little Athletics for the first time.
Saturday was the first of three “Orientation Days” that are designed to give athletes and parents the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the various events. They also give the parent helpers a chance to learn how to measure, record and assist at events.
It’s not too late to join in the fun and bring your kids along. Registrations are still being taken on Saturday mornings from 8:30am at the Kiama Sports Complex. Uniforms can also be purchased at this time.
Kiama Little Athletics’ 2017-2018 season will commence at 9:00am on Saturday 16th September.
The Centre is looking forward to another successful season.
Don’t be concerned if you missed the Registration Days.
We will continue to take registrations during the season but ask that you arrive half an hour prior to the scheduled start time.
In an exciting development we have affiliated with Athletics NSW this season allowing senior athletes to join us.
Consequently we are able to offer registration in the Under 18, Under 20 and Open divisions.
If you are interested in joining us visit Kiama Sports Complex around 8:30am on Saturday morning to register.
Come and join the fun!