NSLAC News Issue 2 is out!
Our second 2016-17 issue of NSLAC News is out. Please make sure you read it to catch up with what's happening. All past issues can also be found on our web site's Newsletter page.
Zone Nominations are Open
NSLAC specific details for Zone will be circulated to members soon but, you can nominate for Zone now. Zone Nominations will close at 6pm on the 5th of November.
An information letter about Zone from NSLAC is here. Please make sure to read the instructions here for details on how to nominate. Nominations will be made via ResultsHQ this season so you will need to ensure you can access ResultsHQ. Information about ResultsHQ including logging in can be found here.
The Zone Program, to inform your selections can be found here. Do not nominate if you will be unavailable as you may be taking the opportunity for another athlete to participate away from them.
2017 Attendance Intentions Survey - Full Season Registrations Only
Willoughby City Council will be undertaking a complete refurbishment of our field and work is scheduled to commence in the second week of December 2016. This means that Rotary will not be available for use from this date. The good news is next year your little athlete will be competing on the best grass track in Sydney. Full season members will be eligible to attend other Little Athletics clubs as visitors upon resumption of competition in January 2017.
Many clubs within and outside of our region have generously agreed to take on some of our athletes each week, however, as registrations have grown significantly this season at all clubs, it is important that we spread our athletes over a number of clubs (in junior age groups in particular).
What do you need to do? If your athletes are registered for the full season, please think about where you might like to attend Little Athletics in 2017 and then complete our short online survey. (You should have received an email)
We are already in contact with all the clubs, and then when we have the survey results we will discuss with them the possible options to accommodate you. It is therefore very important that you complete the survey immediately to enable us to proceed with the necessary arrangements. Once plans have been finalised we will be back in touch with you as soon as possible.
Please also remember that athletes in the U12-U17 age groups are now automatically registered with ANSW, and should consider attending ANSW events rather than Little Athletics to ease the burden on other Little Athletics Clubs. Please refer to the ANSW website for details.
If you have any questions, please see Sally Richardson at the desk on Saturday morning and she should be able to answer any questions you may have.
The Help out and become an official -
Region 5 Local Officials Mentoring Scheme (LOMS)
NSLAC encourages its parents and athletes over 14 years of age to gain accreditation as an event official to help out at our Zone and Region carnival. It's not onerous and is a great contribution to our club and its athletes. Some info below or just get moving and visit the LOMS website...
Little Athletics NSW Region 5 has created LOMS in order to maintain the officiating standards of the North Metropolitan and North East Metropolitan Zone Carnivals and the Region 5 Carnival each season. We want the carnivals to be a positive experience for the children who are competing. This means having officials who can be trusted to be correct in their judgement as they are experienced, fair and well trained. LOMS is outside the Australian Athletics Officials Education Scheme which requires a much more onerous time frame and commitment for practical accreditation. The national accreditation is suitable for people who wish to officiate at State, National and International competitions and we encourage you to pursue this option if you wish to officiate for many years to come at all levels of competition, not just Little Athletics. LOMS will not enable you to officiate at carnivals higher than Region 5.
Welcome to our New Major Sponsor
We are very excited to announce our new major sponsor Chatswood Orthodontics. Chatswood Orthodontics is owned by Dr Nour Eldin Tarraf and the practice has been in operation for 35 years (previously as the Sydney Smile Specialists). Chatswood Orthodontics is based in Spring St Chatswood, in the centre of the Chatswood shopping precinct and provides services for adults and children alike.
We are looking forward to working closely with Chatswood Orthodontics in the coming years. Watch out for their logo on our uniforms, shade tents and banners. NSLAC says thank you very much to Dr Tarraf and his team and we encourage our members and their families to support them as they support us.
Entertainment Book Fundraiser
You can support NSLAC to buy new equipment and upgrade existing gear by getting your Entertainment Book from here. If you want to see the many great discounts and offers available in this year's book, see here.
20% of all money raised will be returned to NSLAC.
Claim your records