The Centre would like to congratulate athletes competing in the Region 4 Championships.
Thirty six (36) Kiama Little Athletes have qualified to take part in this year’s Championships to be held at Kerryn McCann Athletics Centre, Wollongong on February 17 and 18.
A reminder that this is a timed carnival. The event listing, including times, is available here.
For those attending Region the Kiama Centre has been allocated duties at Long Jump. These duties will only take up a small amount of your time during the two (2) days.
Good luck at Region and remember to be your best!
Kiama Little Athletics coach, Don Hodgekiss, participated in the Queen’s Baton Relay in Kiama this afternoon. Don’s lengthy association with Little Athletics began more than forty (40) years ago at the Lake Illawarra Centre where he is a founding Life Member. Don provides coaching for all interested athletes every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. On Friday he attends Kiama Little Athletics and runs the Long Jump events. Don has been coaching children continuously, on a voluntary basis, since the mid 1970′s at venues in Lake Illawarra, Kiama and Albion Park. Don has had many successful athletes at local, regional, state and national levels over the years. He does not and never has charged children to be coached. Don was made a Life Member of Kiama Little Athletics in 2012. He is the only coach to have been awarded the Little Athletics NSW “Coach Of The Year” twice.
Everyone is invited to spectate at an exciting event for Kiama! The Queen’s Baton Relay for the Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games is coming to Kiama on Monday 5th February. Kiama is one of only four (4) communities on the Queen’s Baton’s route from Sydney to Melbourne selected by the Commonwealth Games Corporation.
The baton relay will begin at Kiama Leisure Centre at 12.58pm and will be carried by our coach DON HODGEKISS! The baton will then pass into the hands of fifteen (15) Baton Bearers who will each carry the baton along the route down Terralong Street and into Kiama Showground.
We hope that many of our athletes and families will be out in force to cheer for Don.
- Don will be carrying the Baton on day 42 of the Relay in Australia.
- Batonbearer number: 020
- Participation date: 05/02/2018
- Anticipated segment start time: 12:58
- Approximate start location: Kiama Leisure Centre; 1 Havilah Pl, Kiama and will finish at the roundabout.
- The organisers have advised that family and friends should be in position at least 15 minutes prior to the approximate start time in case the Relay is running slightly early.
Thirty six (36) Kiama Little Athletes have qualified to take part in 120 events at this year’s Region 4 Championships to be held at Kerryn McCann Athletics Centre, Wollongong on February 17 and 18.
The full list of Region 4 qualifiers, including the next best four (4) performances in each event, is available here.
The Region 4 Championships will be a timed carnival.
The full event listing, including times, is available here. (Updated 07/02/2018)
For those attending Region the Centres of the Mid South Coast Zone have been allocated several duties. These duties are shared amongst the six Mid South Coast Zone Centres and will only take up a small amount of your time during the two days.
Good luck at Region!
Competition has concluded for the 2017 calendar year.
Our next meet will be at 5:30pm on Friday 12th January 2018.
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!
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!