Welcome to the 2020/21 Season
Welcome to the start of the 2020/21 Little Athletics season at SELAC. We hope you enjoy your time with us on a Saturday morning for the next few months. For those of us who are returning to the Club, please make our new members feel welcome.
A weekly email, such as this one, will be sent out for regular communication. Please take time to read this one (probably the longest one you will receive) as there’s plenty of information regarding the new season starting THIS SATURDAY 19 September 2020..
This year we will be operating under the Covid-19 Plan which have been put in place by the Club and approved by Little Athletics NSW. The plan is on our website. ( link to Covid plan here)
- Do not come if you feel sick, have a fever or have cold/flu symptoms
- Do not come if you have been in a Covid hotspot in the last 14 days
- Adults are to social distance
- Maximum one parent/carer per registered athlete (no non registered siblings)
- Practice good hygiene
- Sign in (all athletes, volunteers and parents) via the QR code which will be available from your age marshal
- Do not enter through the storage canteen area
- Do not mingle with other age groups - keep to your own bubble
- Download the Covid Safe app if you have not already done so.
- SELAC's QR Code. Please make sure you have the necessary android app to use this code. Iphones can use the camera app to use the code.
No More meeting hub. Please review the map of ES Marks (link to map) so you know where you are to join your group and Age Marshal (who will have your registration pack).
Tots to meet at LONG JUMP 4 at 9am
All other start times are 8am
U6 to meet at grass area in front of BBQ
U7 to meet at Discus 3 and 4
U8B to meet at 700m start (east of discus 1 cage)
U8G to meet at 700m start (east of discus 1 cage)
U9B to meet at Shot Put 3
U9G to meet at Shot Put 4
U10B to meet at Long Jump 1
U10G to meet at Discus 2
U11G to meet at Shot Put 2
U11B to meet at Long Jump 2
U12 to meet at Shot Put 1
U13B to meet at Discus 1
U13+G to meet at High Jump 2
U14+B to meet at Javelin
Our Club's focus this season continues to be:
1. Create a fun and safe environment for our Little Athletes to learn the disciplines of athletics
2. Support our Little Athletes in individual improvements for all the events within their age groups, via personal bests. We are also continuing the weekly challenge on centre records. Please note: Centre records will need to be signed off by selected individuals before being recorded as a centre record.
3. Encourage team contribution our yearly team award.
There is no heart stronger than the heart of a volunteer.
The success of our Club is highly dependent on volunteers. If you staying at the track we will be limited to 500 attendees during the program and help out wherever you can. This year, each age group will also need to provide a minimum of 3 volunteers to assist at the Club's canteen on a rotational basis. This week it's the U12 group. The allocation of age groups for the Canteen will be placed on the notice board from next week, as well as the website.
We have also decided that a specific age group will need to remain at the Hurdles until the completion of this event during Program 1 to assist in the setting up and modification of the short hurdles for ALL age groups. Anne Saville and Karen Mitchell will be on hand with heights and distances. This week it’s the parents of the U8 teams to stay at the Hurdles.
Program 1 for this week will consist of:
Hurdles, 70m, 200m, walks and 800m races (not graded), Boys Javelin, Shot Put, Discus, Long, Jump and High Jump
7:30am: Set up equipment and warm up by EVERYONE
8:00am: Start of program for U6-U17
9:00am: Start of program for TOTS
Age marshals will be your first point of contact for the Club. It is expected that all parents help them to deliver the program starting with the set-up of equipment at 7:30am.
Singlet tops are $25, crop tops are $35 and are available to purchase with cash only at the canteen. Please remember to social distance when in that area.
TBC once the season is under way
10th of October: Start of Centre Championships registrations
31 October and 7 November: Club Championships (all U7s and over athletes are eligible)
No State Relays, Zone or Regional Competition.
Thank you to all committee members and age marshals for your contribution during the off-season to ensure we kick off the season successfully.
Wet weather updates will be posted on our Facebook page first then on our website. Athletics is on, until called off. The call to cancel athletics is usually done after the Committee inspect the grounds Saturday morning. ES Marks is an all weather track
Looking forward to seeing you all this Saturday
The SELAC Committee
State Relays Cancelled for 2020
Hello all South Eastern athletes,
Last weekend we would have held our presentation day and this would have been the culmination of a exceptionally great season for the club.
Without going into every accolade, there has been improvements across the club at all levels from Tots to the senior athletes. This is an amazing achievement and when you read the below information you will agree that we have grown from strength to strength this year and will only continue to grow in coming years.
One note on our current situation is to remember that resilience helps us greatly in tough times and you, as athletes develop resilience through training, ‘success’ and ‘perceived failure’ and competition so we hope you are all holding up well at home, albeit probably driving your parents a little ‘crazy’!
Before announcing the performance achievements for this season, it's important to recognise that the reason we have been so successful....
Is because of you. The athletes.
Without you none of this would have happened.
You have put in the time at training;
You have put in the time at competing; and
You have put in the time at being your best always, which is what we hope to achieve and is the motto of our club.
It has been an outstanding year on a number of fronts including:
- The number of returning athletes to the club;
- The number of new athletes to the club;
- The number of people participating in the club championships;
- The number of Representatives at zone (180);
- As a club we finished second at zone behind Balmain which is a much larger club many times our size;
- The number of Representatives that went to regional (130); and
- The number of Representatives who were selected go to state - 47 this year that is more than any other year for this club.
The most significant achievement that all athletes have achieved this year is the outstanding number of personal bests amongst all age groups and in all different events. 4572 personal bests!
It is so rewarding to see the number of athletes with PBS in our graded 800 and 1500 metre races.
It was well over 75% PB's achieved each time we ran those races. These races are of importance as they match kids of similar ability in races where they wouldn't normally get to ‘compete’ and allow athletes to push themselves against peers at the same level and the results can be seen clearly by the amount of PB's which were achieved.
Now without wasting any more time we will move on to the awards.
The first award is that of our Club Captains. This year we held a nomination style process for the Club Captains positions, which was very competitive and tight but our club captains for the upcoming 2020/2021 season will be:
Congratulations to both, Josh and Isabella, on being selected amongst the club and we all look forward to working with you both soon, as you represent our athletes.
The next significant award is the team of the year. There were several teams that were very close on points and in the end it came down to 0.2 of a percent between the first and second. So the team of the year is:
1st Place Team of the Year: Under 7 Boys with 30.2%
2nd Place Team of the Year: Under 8 Girls with 30.0%
3rd Place Team of the Year: Under 8 Boys with 28.2%
Well done to the Team of the Year.
The next award is the Peter Thomas Club Person of the Year. There are many factors that go into making up who can be selected for this award and there was a huge amount of athlete who were put forward to be considered for the Peter Thomas Award. The Award goes to:
Congratulations and well done.
The next award is the Volunteer of the Year. Without volunteers this club would not survive and they are the backbone of everything we do, we thank them every Saturday and we appreciate the effort and time they all put in. The volunteers of the year are:
Congratulations to all those volunteers who made our season so successful. We look forward to seeing you next year back at the track and help make 2020 - 2021 season better and bigger.
Please note we were unable to award the Athlete of the Year as this award is specifically based on results at the State Championships which was cancelled.
Below is a list by age group of all the awards. You should all be proud of your ongoing and continued success in athletics. Well done all.
|First Name||Last Name||Age Group||Wording|
|Siena||Novak||U10||GIRLS||1ST PLACE ALL-ROUND & 400m CHAMPION|
|Audrey||Khamphet Pearse||U11||GIRLS||THE 1ST PLACE ASSASSIN|
|Miller||Corcoran||Under 13||Boys||Overall Age Champion|
|Joseph||Touma||Under 14||Boys||1ST PLACE|
|Asha||Wain||Under 14||Girls||1ST PLACE|
|Josh||Ralph||Under 15||Boys||1ST PLACE|
|Kitty||Green||Under 15||Girls||1ST PLACE|
|Jasper||Shearing||Under 17||Boys||1ST PLACE|
|Isabella||Palm||Under 17||Girls||1st Place|
|Krishna||Inder||U9||BOYS||2ND PLACE & BEST TRACK ATHLETE|
|Tea||McDrury||U10||GIRLS||2ND PLACE ALL-ROUND & 70m CHAMPION|
|Bonnie||Steel||U11||GIRLS||THE 2ND PLACE ASSASSIN|
|Ronin||Khamphet Pearse||Under 13||Boys||Runner-Up Overall Age Champion|
|Zavier||Novak||Under 14||Boys||2ND PLACE|
|Ryan||Forato||Under 15||Boys||2ND PLACE|
|Charlie||Hawkins||Under 15||Girls||2ND PLACE|
|George||Mitropoulos||Under 17||Boys||2ND PLACE|
|Andrea||Yeo Spanbrook||U8||GIRLS||3rd Place|
|Sophia||Kehoe||U10||GIRLS||3RD PLACE ALL-ROUND & HIGH JUMP CHAMPION|
|Emma||Li||U11||GIRLS||THE 3RD PLACE POCKET ROCKET|
|Henry||Cleaver||Under 13||Boys||3rd Place Overall Age Champion|
|Ricardo||Zanapalis||Under 14||Boys||3RD PLACE|
|Alejandro||Zanapalis||Under 15||Boys||3RD PLACE|
|Coby||Stephenson||Under 17||Boys||3RD PLACE|
|Timothy||Stanton-Clark||U10||BOYS||Most PBs in the Season|
|Felix||Wain||U11||BOYS||Personal Best Champion|
|Zara||Oliver||U11||GIRLS||MOST IMPROVED FIERCE COMPETITOR|
|Evie||Armstrong Reading||U12||GIRLS||MOST IMPROVED|
|Max||Merkin||U12||BOYS||HIGHEST PB PERCENTAGE|
|Sylvia||Waugh||U13||GIRLS||Rookie of the Year|
|Zoe||Gray||Under 17||Girls||Best Commitment|
|Lachlan||Banes||Tots||Boys||CHAMPION ALL ROUNDER|
|Jackson||Glenn||Tots||Boys||CHAMPION ALL ROUNDER|
|Ines||Allen||Tots||Girls||CHAMPION ALL ROUNDER|
|Finley||Andersen-Allen||U6||Boys||High Achievement in all Athletics events|
|Ren||Curnick||U6||Boys||First Place - Athletic Mullet|
|Charles||Dickson||U6||Boys||Best Smile and Most Improved|
|Christian||Hall||U6||Boys||High achievement in all Athletics events|
|Jesse||Lo||U6||Boys||High achievement in all Athletics events|
|Brody||Manners||U6||Boys||Long Jump - Most Improved|
|Jude||Milis||U6||Boys||Shot Put Champion|
|Sonny||Milis||U6||Boys||Long and High Jump Champion|
|Vaughn||Mitchell||U6||Boys||300m and Cross Country Superstar|
|George||Reynaldo||U6||Boys||High Achievement in all Athletics events|
|Jude||Thorpe||U6||Boys||Long Jump Superstar - Record holder.|
|Yusuf||Varol||U6||Boys||Long Jump and Shot Put champion|
|Ella||Fischer||U6||Girls||Athletics Champion (and best smile)|
|Greta||Gribble||U6||Girls||Long Jump Superstar|
|Holly||Holmes||U6||Girls||Best Smile and Most Improved in Athletics|
|Priya||Kelly||U6||Girls||Long Jump Superstar|
|Marley||Baghdadi||U7||Boys||TRACK AND FIELD 2ND PLACE|
|Lachlan||Chappell||U7||Boys||TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPION|
|Beau||Dillon||U7||Boys||AGE MANGER AWARD|
|Emerson||Hanrahan||U7||Boys||TRACK AND FIELD THIRD PLACE|
|Finn||Hegarty||U7||Boys||AGE MANGER AWARD|
|William||Kehoe||U7||Boys||LONG JUMP CHAMPION|
|Anil||Rink||U7||Boys||SHOT PUTT CHAMPION|
|Aleisha||Benfield-Smith||U7||Girls||TRACK AND FIELD 2ND PLACE|
|Regina||Muhlmann||U7||Girls||TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPION|
|Cooper||Glenn||U8||BOYS||Most improved - Track|
|Dean||Houseas||U8||BOYS||Best Debut Performance|
|Max||Israel||U8||BOYS||Most Club Records|
|Edward||Karoll||U8||BOYS||Most Improved - Sprinting|
|Max||Kelly||U8||BOYS||Most Improved - 1st Year|
|Joshua||Marishel||U8||BOYS||Most Improved - Middle Distance|
|Ryder||White||U8||BOYS||Most Improved Athlete|
|Bea||Banes||U8||GIRLS||Most Improved - Sprinting|
|Leonie||Fischer||U8||GIRLS||Most Improved - Javelin|
|Alicia||Wynne||U8||GIRLS||Most Improved - Middle Distance|
|Charlotte||Yeo Spanbrook||U8||GIRLS||Most Improved - Sprinting|
|Felix||Andersen-Allen||U9||BOYS||RISING STAR AWARD|
|Judah||Booker||U9||BOYS||MOST PERSISTENT ATHLETE|
|Noah||Borlotti||U9||BOYS||2ND PLACE - PERSONAL BESTS|
|Parker||Clifford||U9||BOYS||MOST IMPROVED - SPRINTER|
|Charles||Cox||U9||BOYS||MOST CONSISTANT COMPETITOR|
|Nicolas||Degen||U9||BOYS||MOST COMPETITIVE ATHLETE|
|Arlo||Farquharson||U9||BOYS||MOST IMPROVED - FIELD|
|Orlando||Garibaldi||U9||BOYS||BEST ALL-ROUND ATHLETE|
|Van Edward||Gribble||U9||BOYS||MOST IMPROVED - MIDDLE DISTANCE|
|James||Halley||U9||BOYS||THROWER OF THE YEAR - STATE REP|
|Archie||Lo||U9||BOYS||1ST PLACE - PERSONAL BESTS|
|Jonathan||Tancred||U9||BOYS||BEST HIGH JUMPER|
|Fletcher||Tudor||U9||BOYS||2ND PLACE - PERSONAL BESTS|
|Eamon-Star||Wakim-Kundu||U9||BOYS||MOST COMPETITIVE - FIELD|
|Harry||Welfare||U9||BOYS||MOST IMPROVED - DISCUSS|
|Archer||Yeo Spanbrook||U9||BOYS||3RD PLACE - PERSONAL BESTS|
|Gracie||Banes||U9||GIRLS||Shot Put Star|
|Sienna||Lucas||U9||GIRLS||Long Jump Star|
|Tyler||Benfield-Smith||U10||BOYS||Most Improved Distance Runner|
|Chase||Curnick||U10||BOYS||Effort and Enthusism|
|Max||Davis||U10||BOYS||Most Improved Jumper|
|Emre||Guney||U10||BOYS||Effort and Enthusism|
|Angus||Palm||U10||BOYS||Most Improved Sprinter|
|Joshua||Tancred||U10||BOYS||Champion Distance Runner|
|Mehmet||Varol||U10||BOYS||Most Improved Thrower|
|Kalan||White||U10||BOYS||Hunger and Determination|
|Abigail||Birbeck||U10||GIRLS||MOST IMPROVED-PB STAR|
|Charlotte||Birbeck||U10||GIRLS||LONG JUMP CHAMPION|
|Zara||Brodaty||U10||GIRLS||FUTURE THROWS STAR|
|Pearl||Corcoran||U10||GIRLS||OVERALL THROWS CHAMPION|
|Fife||Earnshaw||U10||GIRLS||MOST IMPROVED TRACK|
|Lauren||Heaney||U10||GIRLS||ROOKIE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR|
|Tia||McIntosh||U10||GIRLS||FUTURE SPRINT CHAMPION|
|Tara||Williams||U10||GIRLS||FUTURE MIDDLE DISTANCE STAR|
|Lilly||Zajitschek||U10||GIRLS||SPRINT TRACK STAR|
|James||Austin||U11||BOYS||Rookie of the year|
|Charlie||Coutts||U11||BOYS||1st place High Jump|
|Hugo||Hadley||U11||BOYS||Most Improved 2020|
|Baxter||Hutton||U11||BOYS||1100m walk champion|
|Kaden||Maguire||U11||BOYS||Most improved Javelin|
|Myles||Stephenson||U11||BOYS||Most Improved High Jump|
|Coby||Tonkin||U11||BOYS||3rd place shot put|
|Brynner||Washington||U11||BOYS||In it to win it 2020|
|Syd||Israel||U11||BOYS||Club Record Discus|
|Lola||Bayot||U11||GIRLS||THE HOPPING ASSASSIN|
|Georgiana||Giatsios||U11||GIRLS||STAR ALL ROUNDER|
|Willow||Griffin||U11||GIRLS||MOST DETERMINED TRIPLE JUMPER|
|Elena||Thomas||U11||GIRLS||HIGH JUMP QUEEN|
|Jack||Johnson||U12||BOYS||BEST ALL ROUND ATHLETE|
|Guy||Kessler||U12||BOYS||ROOKIE OF THE YEAR|
|Oliver||Lewis||U12||BOYS||The Spirit of Athletics|
|Aidan||Pearson||U12||BOYS||Most improved track award|
|Rafael||Dacol||Under 13||Boys||Rookie of the Year|
|Rhys||Evans||Under 13||Boys||Athletic All Rounder|
|Callum||Forato||Under 13||Boys||Distance Champion|
|Luke||Hulls||Under 13||Boys||Multi Event Champion|
|William Louis||Johnson||Under 13||Boys||Consistent Effort|
|Oliver||McIntosh||Under 13||Boys||Sprint & Hurdles Champion|
|Hugo||Pagella||Under 13||Boys||Encouragement Award|
|William||Stanton-Clark||Under 13||Boys||Throws Champion|
|Blake||Tutton||Under 13||Boys||Encouragement Award|
|Donovan||Wain||Under 13||Boys||Sporting Spirit|
|Evie||Bayot||U13||GIRLS||Middle Distance Star|
|Sienna||Israel||U13||GIRLS||High Jump Star|
|Diana||van Geuns||U13||GIRLS||Jump Star|
|Milly||Boughton||Under 14||Girls||Queen of the Walks|
|Thea||Green||Under 14||Girls||Middle Distance Star|
|Iyla||Maguire||Under 14||Girls||Field Star|
|Sofia||Cleaver||Under 15||Girls||Throwing Star|
|Isabel||Nystrom||Under 15||Girls||Hurdles Star|
|Annabel||Penny||Under 15||Girls||Queen of the Sprints|
|Rebecca||Touma||Under 17||Girls||Queen of the Jumps|
Please note due to the current Coronavirus social restrictions we will hold the trophies ceremony at the end of the first track session in September.
See you later in the year
The SELAC Commitee
SELAC results at the State Combined Events Carnival at Tamworth
SELAC results at the State Combined Events Carnival at Tamworth
1st U9 Girls - Elise Green
1st U7 Boys - Lachlan Chappell
7th U10 Girls - Siena Novak
8th U12 Boys - Charlie White
9th U15 Girls - Kitty Green
9th U12 Boys - James Vass
9th U8 Boys - Gerry Joseph
13th U 12 Boys - James Purchas
14th U14 Girls - Thea Green
17th U10 Girls - Lauren Heaney
Please see the GREAT result from the zone carnival from last weekend:
The Point Score is as follows:
1st Balmain 4,004 points
2nd South Eastern 2,600 points
3rd Eastern Suburbs 2,009 points
4th Canterbury 1453 points
5th Randwick Botany 1,182 points
6th Inner West 1,093 points
7th Tiger Wests 263 points
I think it's important to remember that Balmain has almost 900 kids. It's a great result that we're in front of Eastern Suburbs, Canterbury and Randwick Botany. Congratulations to all the athletes who have made it through to region and please remind those other athletes that there are still spots up for grabs after the carnival this weekend held at Met South.
Regions (like ours) with two zones will have six automatic places progress through to their respective regions. So 1st to 6th placegetters have already qualified (except U7 who do not progress to Region). Then a maximum of four next best qualifiers from each region will also be taken through to the respective regions. Making a total of up to 16 athletes in each event at each region.
The team for the Regional Carnival will be advised shortly.
The results for the Zone Carnival are here.
The SELAC Committee