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Latest News: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
Season start – Come and Try days – Existing and new members

This Wednesday  (11th September at 4:30, Harris Park) there will be a welcome and information session, where the reasoning behind the changes this year will be explained, the format of the new season will be outlined and all questions will be answered.

Following this, the goal will be to have the kids broken off to be put through some skill and technique games with some senior athletes, while the parents come with me for an officials crash course to learn everything they will need this season to run or assist in some of the events that will be held each week.

This Wednesday is a one off workshop and the first of its kind, so please come along, learn about the new season, get excited, and start learning the basics to help pass on some knowledge to all our kids to give them the best opportunity of success in the coming season.

Welcome to Armidale Little Athletics 

Encouraging FAMILY, FUN AND FITNESS

Our primary aim is to bring together athletes and their families in a range of outdoor physical activities with family involvement. Family involvement is of paramount importance. Not only do parents get to share in their child’s enjoyment, but they get to see their child develop new skills in the variety of events offered by the centre. At least 1 parent/caregiver per family is required to actively assist each week.

This season sees the Armidale Athletic community come together with the “ONESPORT” theme. This sees both Little Athletics and Armidale Athletics conducting their weekly events on the same day. This season sees a much stronger emphasis on athlete development by utilizing the expertise and skills of the senior club (lead/driven by Jay Stone). A development session in week 1 followed by a competition in week 2, repeated through the range of events for all age groups. The earlier new year start also better supports continued development towards our regional championships in Tamworth. Our Summer Carnival (the only one in the Zone) is the week before Regionals, also aimed at better supporting athletes preparing for regionals.

Armidale Little Athletics runs events for U/6 through to U/17. The emphasis at all times is on “run for fun” and improvement of athletes’ own performances. A secondary objective is to provide athletes with a chance to compete at Zone, Regional, State, National and International levels.

Our competition time for all age groups is Wednesday evenings (starting after September School holidays) from 4:15pm (warm up) at Harris Park, Armidale. Athletes are encouraged to participate in warm up, as this is a vital part of development activities and competitions. Even the youngest athlete risks injury without sufficient warm up, no matter in which event they participate. All age groups from U/6 to U/17 do structured athletics development and competition events each week.

We appreciate assistance with setting up from 4.00pm

Best wishes,

Armidale Little Athletics Committee