Little Athletics

CHLAC. Circular Head Little Athletics Centre is adopting the One Club model competition for its upcoming season.

Little Athletics Tasmania will roll out the all ages competition structure to regional clubs this season, allowing athletes over the previous limit of 15 years to participate.

Senior track and field competitions will be offered by the Circular Head club, which has previously hosted only Tiny Tots and Little Athletics programs.

Circular Head Little Athletics Centre president Colin Wigg says the introduction of One Club will provide further opportunities for new and existing athletes.

“We can’t offer hurdles at this stage but we’ll have all the other equipment – shot put, javelin and discus – to suit all age groups.”

The competition, which was previously held every Saturday, will now take place on Sundays to accommodate athletes who play other sports.

“We’re certainly encouraging all ages to take part,” says Wigg.

“If the parents want to have a crack against their kids, a bit of friendly banter, maybe the kids will say I can beat you Mum and Dad, well come along and prove it.”

Little Athletics Tasmania president Rhonda O’Sign says the move will allow clubs to boost participation levels.

“The One Club concept is designed to keep athletes competing beyond their Little Athletic years in regional areas across Tasmania.

“Historically many athletes are lost to the sport once they finish Little Athletics due to the distance to travel to their nearest senior club.”

CHLAC will host a come and try day on Sunday September 24 from 2pm before the season commences on Sunday October 1. For more information contact Colin Wigg on 0427 306 844.

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