Our regional carnival is finished for another season. The weather was perfect and the Griffith Centre ran a wonderful carnival for us all.
Congratulations to every athlete who travelled to compete over the weekend. We are very proud of your hard work, dedication to do the very best you can and the high level of sportsmanship that was displayed at all times. Multiple athletes from our club qualified for for the State Championships next month and others reached goals and achieved PB’s in multiple events. A list of qualifiers will be published as soon as we have it.
Many thanks to the Watters family for transporting our shade tent. We really appreciate it!
Thank you to all of the parents who did their part by driving all that way, supporting their children and fulfilling duties at Discus and High Jump. We couldn’t make it work without you all.
A GIANT thank you and shout out to our club coach, Don Hodgekiss. He did a fantastic job supporting our team and ensuring they were ready to compete. We are lucky to have such a kind and positive coach at our club.
Finally, thank you to our Committee who helped to make sure duties were filled, questions were answered and looked after our team.
Enjoy your week and we look forward to our next club night on Friday. See you all there!
A reminder that there will be no Little Athletics Friday 8th February 2019.
The Region 4 Championships are being held at Griffith this weekend and the majority of the Committee will be in attendance. Consequently we do not have sufficient personnel to run our normal Friday evening meet.
For those competing in Griffith we wish you all the best.
First call for officials on both days will be 7:30am with first call for events at 7:45am.
Events commence at 8:00am.
If you are travelling to Griffith please drive safely.
Thirty three (33) Kiama Little Athletes have qualified to take part in one hundred and six (106) events at this year’s Region 4 Championships to be held at West End Oval, Griffith on February 9 and 10.
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 event listing, including times, will be available shortly.
For those attending Region the Centres of the Mid South Coast Zone have been allocated several duties. These duties are shared amongst the seven (7) 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 2018 calendar year.
Our next meet will be at 5:30pm on Friday 11th January 2019.
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 Sanctuary Point Oval, Sanctuary Point, on the 1st and 2nd of December.
Against some tough competition from the Albion Park, Euro Coast, 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 Griffith in February 2019.
Kiama’s gold medal winners on the weekend were Lily Bell (Under 11), Sienna Bell (Under 14), Joshua Bender (Under 12), Mischa Boniface (Under 13), Alicia Burazin (Under 15), Matt Cordell (Under 17), Elias Oldfield (Under 12), Jordan Poole (Under 12), Georgia Richards (Under 17), Preston Sager (Under 10), Eliza Schweitzer (Under 14), Tyrell Taione (Under 14), Jayce Watters (Under 8), Tanna Watters (Under 12) and Amelia Weatherlake (Under 12).
Under 7 athlete Emerson Boatswain 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 Taryn Hodgson and Dawn Calvert.
Results from the championships are available here.
Now that results from other Zones have filtered through a total of 33 Kiama athletes have qualified for the Region 4 Championships. This includes qualifiers on “next best” times and distances.
Details of all Region qualifiers, including the next best four (4) performances in each event, are available here.
Our last meet for 2018 will commence at 5:30pm on Friday 14th December.
We hope everyone has a happy and safe Christmas and will see you back at the track on January 11.
Kiama Little Athletics Centre would like to wish athletes taking part in next weekends Zone Championships all the best. This year the Mid South Coast Zone Championships are being hosted by the St Georges Basin Centre at Sanctuary Point Oval, Larmer Avenue, Sanctuary Point.
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 Taryn Hodgson.
The Zone Championships program will be available for download from the Mid South Coast Zone website as of Tuesday 27th November.
Please note that programs will not be sold at the Zone Championships.
A reminder that our last meet for 2018 will be Friday 14th December.
Competition resumes after the Christmas break on Friday 11th January 2019.
Our Centre is part of the Mid South Coast Zone. The “Zone” comprises of seven (7) Centres – Albion Park, Euro Coast, 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 St Georges Basin Centre is hosting “Zone” at Sanctuary Point Oval, Larmer Avenue, Sanctuary Point on the 1st and 2nd December 2018.
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 16th November 2018. 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 Griffith on the weekend of the 9th and 10th February 2019. 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 setting up 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.
Our last Saturday meet was completed in bright sunshine after a damp start 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.
The track has been mown and freshly marked so let’s hope the weather is kind to us.
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 a wonderful morning of Little Athletics.
It’s not too late to join in the fun and bring your kids along. We will continue to take registrations during the season but ask that you arrive half an hour prior to the scheduled start time.
Please note that all registrations must be completed online this season.
If you are interested in joining us register online and visit Kiama Sports Complex around 8:30am on Saturday morning to complete the registration process. Please ensure that you bring your printed invoice with you. Uniforms can also be purchased at this time.