On behalf of the NSLAC Committee I'd like to wish all our members and their families a happy and safe Christmas and New Year. The first half of the season has been a great success with just one wash out (our first carnival) and average attendances well over 400 per carnival! The great cooperation, assistance and goodwill of our members and their families in all of the volunteer roles (which is every role) is what makes it all work, so thanks.
The New Year will kick off again for us on 10 January with the week 4 program and duty roster. Coaching resumes on January the 14th. As we move towards the Region Championships in February, keep an eye out on this website for full details.
In the meantime wishing lots of luck to Hannah Morgan, Duncan Loane, Greta Andrews, Georgia Healy, Bronte Hodson, Annika Lynch, Charlie East and Hannah Cerezo as they prepare for the Trans Tasman Challenge on January the 18th.
- Richard Butler
2014 Zone Championship - results added below
In difficult circumstances the Northern Metropolitan Zone Championships were successfully held over the weekend and NSLAC athletes performed well across the carnival with many directly qualifying to the Region 5 Championships to be held on 14-15 February 2015.
Northern Suburbs Zone Results: For under 8s up, the top 6 qualify to Region along with the 4 next best results in the region (the athlete must have been in the final). The complete results for our zone and other zones will be posted to this page in the near future (we are Region 5: Northern Met). Also keep an eye out on the Little As NSW website for official Region qualifiers.
A big thank you to the parents who helped out across the weekend at the various duties, as officials or officials-in-training. These events do not happen without your contributions.
Terrific results all round for current and graduate NSLAC members from this weekend's Australian All-Schools Championships. Such great athletic ability shows us where our junior athletes are drawing their inspiration from.
The six NSLAC athletes who traveled to the School Sports Australia 12 years and under National Track and Field Championships had amazing success over 28 to 30 November in Penguin Tasmania. Our athletes brought home one gold medal, two silver medals, a bronze medal as well as a 4th and 7th placing. This was an outstanding performance by our athletes and it was great to see them supporting each other throughout the weekend. Their results were: Lachlan Dalton (2nd - HJ), Hannah Morgan (3rd - SP), Darcy Holmes (7th - HJ), Dominic Panozzo (4th - 800m), Jonathan Woodcock (2nd - HJ), and Matthew Butler (1st - SP).
Please visit our uniforms page for full details of the NSLAC uniform. Jetstar patches are now available from your age manager and must be sewn to your uniform. The Jetstar patch must be sewn on horizontally and can not be trimmed in any way. All IGA patches should have been removed.
Richard and Danny took receipt of a new shade tent from Walkers Party Hire during our week three carnival at Rotary. Walkers Party Hire generously donated the tent to NSLAC and I'm sure we'll get plenty of use out of it. Make sure you look Walkers up for your next event at www.walkershire.com.au.
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