Kiama Little Athletics’ 2020-2021 season came to a conclusion on Saturday, April 17 with the annual presentation at Kiama Leagues Club.
The Centre’s highest accolade is the Dean Blair Memorial Trophy which is presented to the athlete who attains the highest level of improvement throughout the season.
This year’s winner was Under 8 athlete Eadie Cychowski. In second place was Scarlett Allen (Under 6) and in third place was Maiya Hewitt (Under 12).
Dean Blair was a member of Kiama Little Athletics Centre in the 1980 season, joining at the age of nine. In just three months Dean broke 15 records, a testimony to his natural ability. Tragically Dean died in December 1980 as a result of a playground accident at school. The perpetual trophy was struck in Dean’s memory.
Maiya Hewitt (Under 12) received the Don Hodgekiss Award for best performance at Zone, Region and State.
Under 14 athlete Amelia Weatherlake was the recipient of the Coaches Most Improved Award.
The Centre’s annual general meeting was held after the Presentation at Kiama Leagues Club. All Executive positions were filled but the Centre still needs a Recorder and more General Committee members are always welcome.
Congratulations to the ten (10) athletes who represented the Centre with distinction at the State Track and Field Championships over the last two (2) weekends. There were some personal best times and distances set, but just reaching this level of competition was a great achievement. Under 12 athlete, Maiya Hewitt, performed magnificently winning gold in the Long Jump and silver in the Triple Jump and 400m.
Full results from the State Track and Field Championships are available here.
Don’t forget that our annual Presentation Day will be held from 4:00pm on Saturday 17th April at Kiama Leagues Club. A reminder that athletes must have attended a minimum of 60% of competition mornings and/or evenings to be eligible for end of season awards. Please note that “Orientation Days” are not included in this calculation. Athlete attendance can be checked here.
We would like to take this opportunity to ask you to attend our AGM and consider becoming a member of our Committee for the 2021-2022 season. The Centre needs new Committee members to ensure it remains viable and to ultimately guarantee Little Athletics will continue in Kiama come September. The AGM commences at 5:30pm on Saturday 17th April at Kiama Leagues Club. Please come and join us.
Congratulations to the following athletes who have qualified for the State Championships to be held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre in March.
Three (3) of Kiama’s Little Athletes have qualified for the Littles State Championships on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st March.
Under 11 athlete Stephen Alfano (Triple Jump, 80 Metre Hurdles, Long Jump), Under 12 athlete Maiya Hewitt (400m, Long Jump, 200m, Triple Jump) and Under 10 athlete Temana Searle (70m).
A further seven (7) Athletes have qualified for the Youth State Championships on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March.
Under 13 athlete Miller Siasat (100m, 200m), Under 14 athletes Zoe Haylen (Javelin, 80m/h), Ella Hewitt (200m/h, Long Jump, 200m, Triple Jump), Lilah Norden (1500m/w), Elias Oldfield (100m, 200m, 400m, Triple Jump), Amelia Weatherlake (80m/h) and Under 17 athlete Jude Basnet (Discus).
We wish you all the best at State!
A FREE Officials Development Workshop is scheduled to take place on the Friday preceding the LANSW State Combined Event in Wollongong.
The details are:
Date: Friday, 5 March 2021
Venue: Kerryn McCann Athletic Centre, Foley St, Gwynneville
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (Arrival from 4:45pm)
Closing Date: Registrations close at 9:00am Wednesday, 3 March 2021, or earlier if maximum numbers are reached.
Click here for more information and to register.
A workshop flyer can be found here.
27-28 March 2021 Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre
Nominations for the U13-17 Little Athletics NSW Youth State Championships are now open.
- The nomination period ends 5pm, Sunday, 21 February 2021 with the announcement of successful athletes posted by 28 February 2021.
- Standards must be achieved this season at any Little Athletics NSW competition. If the standard is achieved in an event outside of a Little Athletics NSW competition, then the standard must be achieved under the Little Athletics specifications. (Weights and heights and achieved when competing in their own age group.)
- The top 2 athletes from each Region then next best 8 from across the state will be selected to compete (if a Region does not have an athlete achieve the qualifying standard the next top athlete will fulfil the position subject to them meeting the qualifying standard).
- There is a cap of 24 athletes per event.
- There will be NO relays for the U13-U17 age groups.
- Multi-class (Disability) athletes will be required to do a direct entry. Please click here for further details and to enter.
- DRAFT Programs are available via these links and are subject to change – Saturday & Sunday.
Little Athletics NSW (LANSW) has published the successful athletes for the Littles State Qualifying Meets.
Details can be found here.
A reminder that the nominations in the U13-U17 age groups will open next Monday, 18 January 2021.
The nominations link will be open until Sunday, 21 February 2021.
All nominations can be completed directly by the parents/guardians.
LANSW also wish to advise that the Public Health Order for Community Sport and Activities remains unchanged from Monday, 4 January 2021.
“The maximum of 3,000 people or one person per 2 square metres (whichever is lesser) for outdoor community sport activities remains unchanged across Greater Sydney and Regional NSW”.
Should a change be made to this order we will be advised.
Competition has concluded for the 2020 calendar year.
Our next meet will be at 5:30pm on Friday 15th January 2021.
The Centre would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We hope that Santa is kind to you!
As a consequence of COVID-19 and associated public health orders the structure of Little Athletics NSW (LANSW) Championships has been altered this season. Unfortunately, the traditional Zone and Region Championships will not be conducted. Further, the State Track And Field Championships will be conducted over two (2) weekends. The first weekend will be the Littles (Under 9 to Under 12) State Championships and the second will be the Youth (Under 13 to Under 17) State Championships. These carnivals are scheduled for the 20th/21st March 2021 and 27th/28th March 2021 respectively and will be held at Sydney Olympic Park.
Each Region will conduct a Littles State Qualifier Carnival early in the new year. The Kiama Centre is part of Region 4 and our Littles State Qualifier Carnival will be held at Jubilee Park, Wagga Wagga on the 6th/7th February 2021.
All athletes in the Under 9 to Under 12 Age Groups are entitled to enter up to four (4) events at this Carnival. Qualifying Marks have been determined and athletes who achieve these marks are eligible to be considered to attend. The Qualifying Marks are able to be achieved at our Centre, another Centre or any Gala Day/Meet hosted in a Zone and Region in NSW in the 2020/2021 season. The selection process will be confirmed based on the Public Health Order and LANSW is working with the Office of Sport to understand what the limits may be at this time.
The entry form, including Qualifying Marks, is available here. Kiama’s entries close at 5:00pm on Friday 18 December 2020. Entries may be hand delivered to the Canteen at a Friday meet or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LANSW will advise which athletes have been successful in qualifying for this Carnival by 15th January 2021.
Details relating to the Youth (Under 13 to Under 17) State Championships qualifying process will be published as soon as they are released by LANSW.
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 setting up and packing away the equipment.
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.
Don’t forget that we move to 5:30pm Friday this 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.