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Under 15 State Team Reps Named


Congratulations to the following four athletes who have been named to compete for Little Athletics NSW at the ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships in Melbourne on 3 May in the Under 15 Multi Event.


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2014 STATE TEAM SELECTION POLICIES


The 2014 LANSW State Team will compete at the ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships on Saturday, 3 May at the Lakeside Stadium, Melbourne. The State Team Selection Policies (Under 13 and Under 15 athletes) are posted on the Little Athletics NSW website.


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Say a big THANK YOU to your coach!


Say a big THANK YOU to your coach by nominating them for the 2013 Australian Track & Field Coaches Association (NSW Branch) Little Athletics Coach of the Year Award.


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2014 AWD State Championships Entries Now Open!


Little Athletics NSW will conduct invitational events for athletes with a disability (AWD) at the State Track & Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on Sunday, 23 March 2014.


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2014 HUNTER TRACK CLASSIC COACHING CLINIC


Little Athletics NSW and the Hunter Track Classic is again combining by running two age-specific coaching clinics on Sunday, 19 January (the day following the Hunter Track Classic) at the Hunter Regional Sports Centre, Stockland Drive, Glendale!


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Little Athletics NSW Office Closure


The Board of Management and staff of Little Athletics NSW wishes all Little Athletes and their family members a fun filled Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Please note that the Little Athletics NSW office will be closed from 12midday on Thursday, 19 December 2013 until 9am on Thursday, 2 Jan.....


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2014 SUPER COACHING CLINIC


Here is your opportunity to start the New Year in a "SUPER" way! Be a part of the 2014 Super Coaching Clinic! In its eleventh year of operation, this annual clinic is a joint initiative between Little Athletics NSW and Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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Run for Fun E-News - November/December 2013


The latest Run for Fun E-News is now available to view on our website!


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JETS LANDS AT WOLLONGONG


The JETS program landed in Wollongong last Sunday, providing another opportunity for athletes to develop their skills, knowledge and performances to a higher level whilst also having a lot of fun!


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2014 Trans Tasman Team


The 2014 team for the Trans Tasman Challenge has been announced. Athletes in the U11 and U12 age groups will be looking forward to a fantastic experience.


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LACE UP FOR PINKLETICS 2013 IN SUPPORT OF THE MCGRATH FOUNDATION


Olympic Champion Hurdler, Sally Pearson, is encouraging the communities around Australia to lace up for Pinkletics 2013 in support of the McGrath Foundation, to help families experiencing breast cancer in Australia.


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JETS UP AND FLYING


Eighty JETS (Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad) members took part in the first JETS coaching session of the new season on Sunday, 20 October at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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LANSW will be Running, Jumping, Throwing and Walking into Wauchope!



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Run for Fun E-News - September/October 2013


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Northern Rivers Super Clinic Registrations Open!


The clinic, to be hosted by Coffs Coast Little Athletics on the mornings of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November, 2013, will consist of junior (U9-11) and senior (U12-17) coaching sessions for athletes.


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Super Coaching Event for Northern Rivers!


Little Athletics NSW and the Northern Rivers Zone are pleased to announce that a major coaching event has been scheduled to take place on the weekend of 16 & 17 November at Toormina Oval, Toormina, the venue used by Coffs Coast Little Athletics (representing the Coffs Harbour/Sawtell area).


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Trans Tasman Nominations now open!


The Trans Tasman is for athletes in the U11 and U12 age groups, from both NSW and Auckland. Every second year, a team from NSW (boys and girls in both the U11 and U12 age groups), travel to Auckland for the Trans Tasman Tour. On alternate years, a team from Auckland travels to Sydney. Next season .....


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JETS Applications Now Open for 2013-2014!


The Little Athletics NSW Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) program aims to recognise, reward and foster emerging talent in the sport.


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Run for Fun E-News - July/August 2013


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Spring Skills Coaching Clinics


The prime focus of each coaching session is TECHNIQUE. Famous American coach Vince Lombardi once said: “Only perfect practice makes perfect”.


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Coach Education Opportunities


There a many coach education courses and workshops on offer during the next few months.


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JETS Camp Performs


Wow! What a great camp! The 2013 JETS Performance Camp held 12-14 July, 2013 at the Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation, Narrabeen, was a huge success and contained many highlights.


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JETS FOR UNDER 11 STATE ATHLETES!


Little Athletics NSW is offering a special invitation to athletes in the Under 11 age group who competed in this age group at 2013 Little Athletics NSW State Track & Field Championships during 22-24 March!


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JETS CAMP & MEMBERSHIP OFFER


The JETS Performance Camp is being held 12-14 July, 2013, at the Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation, Narrabeen.


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BANKSTOWN JETS HAS ALL THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS


Lots of athletes, an amazing list of coaches and great weather - these were some of the ingredients that resulted in a very successful JETS coaching clinic at Bankstown, held Sunday, 19 May at The Crest Athletics Centre.


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Run for Fun E-News - May/June 2013


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Stellar Coaching Line-Up for Bankstown JETS Clinic!


Little Athletics NSW is inviting athletes in the Under 12 to Under 17 age groups who are not JETS members but who competed in these age groups at the Little Athletics NSW State Track & Field Championships during 22-24 March, the opportunity to attend the next JETS Coaching Clinic, alongside members .....


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Congratulations to the 2013 NSW State Team!


Congratulations to the 2013 NSW State Team which won the Trevor Billingham trophy for the Under 13 point score at the ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships on Sunday 28 April in Canberra.


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Run for Fun E-News


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2013 State Team Announcement


The 2013 LANSW State Team has been selected and all successful athletes have now been notified.


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Are you attending the State Championships this weekend? If so, read on...


The LANSW State Track & Field Championships are being held this weekend, 22, 23 & 24 March 2013 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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Paralympic Talent Search


The Australian Paralympic Committee conducts regular Talent Search days to provide greater opportunity to those with a disability and to help identify and develop future Paralympians.


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Closing date TUESDAY 12th March 2013


Experience the hype and run on the same track as Asafa Powell 3 time world 100m finalist......the fastest man ever to run at Stawell!


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State Championships Additional Qualifiers Announced


The additional competitors have been decided based upon their performances at the Regional Championships.


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Wollongong JETS has WOW Factor!


Wow – you can’t get much better praise than the words above. The first-ever JETS coaching clinic at Wollongong – held Sunday 24 February at Kerryn McCann Athletics Centre – proved to be a huge success.


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Wollongong JETS Clinic – All Welcome!


To help celebrate the first-ever JETS coaching clinic to be held at Wollongong, Little Athletics NSW is opening the clinic to ALL Little Athletes registered in the Under 12-17 age groups.


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Hunter Clinic a Classic


Little Athletics NSW and the Hunter Track Classic combined by running two age-specific coaching clinics on Sunday, 3 February, the morning after the big event.


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Run for Fun E-News - January/February 2013


The latest Run for Fun E-News is now available to view online!


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Super Clinic Scores 1000/10


1000 out of 10 is how one athlete rated the 2013 Super Coaching Clinic that took place at Sydney Olympic Park on Monday, 14 January and Tuesday, 15 January.


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2013 State Team Selection Policies


The 2013 LANSW State Team Selection Policies (Under 13 and Under 15 athletes) have now been posted on the Little Athletics website.


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Olympian and World Junior Representatives Headline GWS Coaching Clinic


Bankstown Little Athletics Centre will host the 2013 GWS summer holiday clinic where Yousef Abdi and Abbie Taddeo headline the clinic.


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Watt set to light up Hunter Track Classic!


The Hunter Sports Centre at Glendale is getting ready to host one of the most high profile athletes ever to set foot on the track, this summer. London Olympic Games and World Championships silver medalist, Mitchell Watt has confirmed he will participate in the Hunter Region’s annual track & field s.....


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Trans Tasman Gala Day Cancelled!


With temperatures across Sydney forecast to be 43 degrees tomorrow, a decision has been made to cancel the Trans Tasman Gala Day scheduled to be held at Blacktown International Sports Park tomorrow afternoon (8 January)!


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2013 Hunter Track Classic Coaching Clinic


Little Athletics NSW and the Hunter Track Classic will again combine by running two age-specific coaching clinics on Sunday, 3 February (the day following the Hunter Track Classic) at the Hunter Regional Sports Centre, Stockland Drive, Glendale!


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Little Athletics NSW Office Closure


The board of management and staff of Little Athletics NSW wishes all members a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Please note that the Little Athletics NSW office will be closed from 12midday on Friday, 21 December 2012 until 9am on Wednesday, 2 January 2013.


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New Constitution Accepted


The postal ballot conducted with the approval of the NSW Fair Trading, Director General, for the adoption of a new LANSW constitution, has now taken place. Voting for the resolution closed at 9am on Wednesday, 19 December 2012.


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2013 SUPER COACHING CLINIC!


Here is your opportunity to start the New Year in a "SUPER" way!


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Super Time at Super Cars


Little Athletics was one of several sports showcased in the Family Zone at last weekend’s Sydney Telstra 500 V8 Supercars event at Sydney Olympic Park.


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JETS Head West


This was how one JETS member described the third JETS coaching clinic of the 2012-2013 season, held at Barton Park, North Parramatta, on Sunday, 2 December.


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JETS Clinic Hits Target



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2013 Trans Tasman Team Announced!


Little Athletics NSW is pleased to announce the Trans Tasman Team to compete at the 2013 Trans Tasman Challenge at Campbelltown on 13 January 2013.


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2012 School Visits



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New State Relay Video


Little Athletics NSW has produced a short video which aims to help Little Athletes, parents and coaches to better understand the track markings and some of the baton changeover rules used at the Little Athletics NSW State Relay Championships held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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A Big Week for Little Athletics!



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Australian Paralympic Welcome Home



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Flying Start for JETS


More than 70 JETS (Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad) members took part in the first JETS coaching session of the new season on Sunday, 21 October at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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Farewell Jim Arkins


Sad news! It is with a great deal of sadness and regret that LANSW advises the passing of Jim Arkins.


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Trans Tasman Trials entries now open!



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Wakehurst Introduction to Coaching Course


The 2nd ITC course of the 2012/2013 season was hosted by the Wakehurst Little Athletics Club on Sunday, 16 September.


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Host a PINKLETIC Fundraising Day!


So come on - grab the family and get your HOT PINK on... for a fun day out to raise money for the McGrath Foundation!


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Hurry, Time is Running Out!!


Are you looking for something to do during the Sept/Oct school holidays. If your answer is “yes”, enjoy a full fun filled day of activity and “Be your Best” at a Little Athletics NSW School Holiday Coaching Clinic


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Run for Fun E-News - September/October 2012


The latest Run for Fun E-News is now available to view online!


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Online Officials Assessments are now here!


Little Athletics are pleased to now be able to offer our D Grade and C Grade officials exams online.


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Coach Education Up & Running for New Season!


The first ITC (Introduction to Coaching) course of the 2012/2013 season was conducted in Port Macquarie on Saturday 4 August.


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2011/2012 Volunteer of the Year Winners!


Little Athletics NSW announced the winners of the 2011/2012 Volunteer of the Year (male and female) at our recent Annual Conference in Ulladulla.


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JETS Applications now open!


Applications for the 2012-2013 JETS Program are now open! The Little Athletics NSW Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) program aims to recognise, reward and foster emerging talent in the sport. The program gives athletes in the Under 12 – 17 age groups the opportunity to further develop thei.....


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JETS Camp Performs


The inaugural JETS Performance Camp held 13-15 July, 2012, at the Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation, proved to be a huge success.


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Run for Fun E-News - July/August 2012


The July/August 2012 edition of the Run for Fun E-News is now available to view online!


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In Memory of Daniel Batman – Australian Sprinting Superman


The athletics world has been shaken to lose such a remarkable athlete at the young age of 31, and we offer our condolences to the family he leaves behind.


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JETS Touch Down at The Ridge


Forty-one athletes in the Under 12 – 17 age groups took part in final JETS coaching clinic of the 2011-2012 season on Sunday 17 June at The Ridge Athletics Track, which is the venue used by Illawong Little Athletics Centre


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Champ's bright idea


A SIX-year-old Parklea girl has won a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games for helping her friends beat their fear of a starter gun by pretending it is fireworks.


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Farewell Eric Arnold


It is with great sadness that Little Athletics NSW has to advise that Eric Arnold (OAM) one of Little Athletics NSW longest serving officials, passed away last night, at the age of 88.


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Dubbo to get an international-standard athletics track!


Dubbo City Council has welcomed news it will receive funding to develop a Regional Centre of Excellence for Athletics at Barden Park, Dubbo. The Centre of Excellence for Athletics will replace existing facilities at the Barden Park site with a new 800-seat grandstand and the region's first internati.....


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JETS Camp Open to All Under 12-17 State Competitors



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Paralympic Talent Search Days


The Australian Paralympic Committee conduct regular Talent Search days to provide greater opportunity to those with a disability and to help identify and develop future Paralympians


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JETS Flying at Bankstown


Thirty-eight athletes in the Under 12 – 17 age groups took part in sixth JETS coaching clinic of the 2011-2012 season on Sunday 20 May at The Crest Athletics Centre.


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National Volunteer Week 2012 - Every One Counts!


National Volunteer Week is being celebrated 14 to 20 May, and Little Athletics NSW would like to use this opportunity to reinforce our thanks to everyone who contributes in some way to the conduct of our wonderful sport – without you we could not offer the activities we do to tens of thousands of NS.....


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Run for Fun E-News - May/June 2012


The latest Run for Fun E-News is now available to view online!


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Congratulations to the 2012 NSW State Team!


Congratulations to the 2012 NSW State Team which won both the Trevor Billingham trophy for the Under 13 point score and the Life Members trophy for Under 15 point score at the ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships on Saturday 21 April in Hobart.


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McDonald's Scholarship Winners Announced


Congratulations to the four recipients of the 2012 McDonald's Little Athletics NSW Scholarships: Melissa Maree Farrington - Northern Suburbs LAC, Grace Robinson - St George LAC, Matthew Rees - Kurri Kurri LAC, Susie Seitaridis - Lake Illawarra LAC.


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2012 State Team Ready to Go!


Last weekend’s 2012 State Team Camp 2 at the Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation saw the team complete its final preparation before it heads to Hobart on Thursday.


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State Team Camp 1


Last weekend’s 2012 State Team Camp 1 at the Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation at Narrabeen was a great start to the team’s preparation for the 2012 ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships in Hobart.


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2012 State Team Announcement


The 2012 LANSW State Team has been selected and all successful athletes have now been notified.


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State Championships results are now available!


Results for the 2012 LANSW State Championships are now available.


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Pirtek Athletics Allstars make surprise visit to Wyong LAC!


The Pirtek Athletic Allstars continued their great support of Little Athletics last Thursday night by making a surprise visit to Wyong Little Athletics Centre on the Central Coast.


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Are you attending the State Championships this weekend? If so, read on...


The LANSW State Track & Field Championships are being held this weekend, March 23, 24 & 25, 2012 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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How Do I Make the State Team?


A brief guide to how Under 13 athletes will be selected to compete for NSW at the 2012 ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships


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Run for Fun E-News


The March/April 2012 edition of the Run for Fun E-News is now available to view online!


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State Championships Additional Qualifiers Announced


For the first time, this season, the State Track & Field Championships will have up to 24 competitors in every individual event (up from 18 last year).


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“Heat…Rain…Mud…Sun…Mud…Heat…More Mud and Humidity”



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Under 15 State Team Reps Named


Congratulations to the following four athletes who have been named to compete for Little Athletics NSW at the ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships in Hobart on April 21 in the Under 15 Multi Event:


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John Steffensen Joins Little Athletics


John Steffensen has been named Little Athletics Australia Ambassador to help ignite participation and grow the passion of the country’s young athletes.


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JETS Clinic at Campbelltown


Twenty-five athletes in the Under 12 – 17 age groups took part in the fifth JETS coaching session of the 2011-2012 season on Sunday February 26 at Campbelltown Athletics Stadium.


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Follow IGA on Twitter


Keep up to date with the Latest Promotions, Store Launches and of course Great Specials available at your local IGA, just How The Locals Like It


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Distinguished Long Service - Grahame Searles


Little Athletics NSW is pleased to advise that Grahame Searles was honoured at last night’s NSW Annual Sports Awards, with a Distinguished Long Service Award for his contribution to Little Athletics!


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Need for Speed Coaching Clinic with Luke Burt


If you aren’t tied up with Regional Championships this week and you value the opportunity to get involved in a ‘Need for Speed’ coaching clinic focused on improving your sprinting skills, this is for you!


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How do I Make the State Team?


A brief guide to how athletes will be selected to compete for NSW at the 2012 ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships


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2012 asics Australian Little Athletics Championships FAQs


What is the ALAC? The ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC) is a one-day event held every year, hosted by each State or Territory on a rotational basis. All States and Territories, apart from theNorthern Territory, are represented at the Championships.


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State Multi “Ask the Coaches” Workshop in Cessnock!


Little Athletics NSW will be conducting an “Ask the Coaches” workshop for athletes and parents on the eve of the State Multi Event!


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Thanks Coach!


Say a big THANK YOU to your coach by nominating them for the 2011 Australian Track & Field Coaches Association (NSW Branch) Little Athletics Coach of the Year Award.


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2012 AWD State Championships Entries Now Open!


Little Athletics NSW will conduct invitational events for athletes with a disability (AWD) at the State Track & Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on Sunday March 25, 2012.


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Hunter Track Classic Coaching Clinic - CLOSING SOON


Hunter Track Classic Coaching Clinic - CLOSING SOON


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Little Athletics NSW Office Closure


The Board of Management and staff of Little Athletics NSW wishes all members a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Please note that the Association office will be closed from 12midday on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 until 9am on Tuesday, 3 January 2012.


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A Fun Start to the Silly Season


The annual Christmas Camp, held at Blue Gum Lodge Springwood, has again come and gone for another year with much fun and learning had by all involved. The camp is one of the highlights on the LANSW development calendar which took place over the weekend of 16-18th December, 2011.


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January Coaching Clinics


Little Athletics NSW will be conducting a number coaching clinics during January 2012.


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Win a years worth of Asics gear!


For the 2011/2012 season, one lucky family can win a year’s worth of ASICS product (to the value of $5000) by simply buying a pair of GEL- Stormboy 2 or GEL- Stormgirl 2 and entering our competition by December 31st, 2011.


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Athletic Allstars Inspire Athletes


On Sunday December 4 some very special guests visited the Little Athletics NSW Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) coaching clinic at Barton Park in North Parramatta.


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State Relays 2011


Over 1200 teams braved the four seasons of weather during our 2011 State Relay carnival. Some fantastic performances were recorded with 27 relay records broken – 15 on the track and 13 in the field.


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JETS Flying High at Sylvania


Seventy-two athletes in the Under 12-17 age groups took part in the second JETS coaching session of the season on Sunday November 13 at Sylvania Waters Athletics Track .


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Trans Tasman Team Announced!


Little Athletics NSW is pleased to announce the Trans Tasman Team to compete at the 2012 Trans Tasman Challenge in Auckland in January 2012.


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JETS Blasts Off Again


Eighty Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) members took part in the first JETS coaching session of the new season on Sunday October 23 at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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2011 School Visits


The bags are finally unpacked and the red dust washed off the cars. The Development Team feels a sense of satisfaction as the 2011 School Visit Program is finally complete.


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Dubbo Skill Clinic Success


On Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9, Little Athletics NSW conducted a Skills Coaching Clinic in Dubbo. The clinic attracted forty-five athletes from in and around Dubbo and also from other towns such as Young, Narromine, Mudgee, Cobar, Nyngan, Dunedoo and Gunnedah.


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Little Athletics Australia and Athletics Australia make history


Little Athletics Australia and Athletics Australia have today cemented their relationship by signing a Joint Venture Agreement with the support of the Australian Sports Commission for the first time in history.


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2011 NSW All Schools


The NSW All Schools brings together all sectors of the school system. There are no qualifying standards or progressions to this meet. All athletes that are 12 - 19 years of age as at the 31st December 2011, attend a secondary school and enter by the closing date may compete.


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Exciting Times for Cessnock!


The 2011/12 season has just kicked off with exciting times ahead for many Little Athletes. One weekend to look forward to is the 2011/12 State Multi Event Championship which is being held in Cessnock in early March 2012. This is a great weekend of competition (U7-U17 age groups) where there are no .....


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Top Coaches for Dubbo Coaching Clinic


On Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9, Little Athletics NSW Coaches will be conducting a Skills Coaching Clinic at Barden Park in Dubbo.


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Hunter All Schools incorporating NSW All Schools Multi


The Hunter All Schools will be an All Schools athletics event for secondary school students. Any NSW secondary student between the ages of 12-19 is welcome to enter. The event will be held over two days, 24th and 25th of September and will incorportate the NSW All Schools Multi Event Championship.


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October Coaching Clinics – Register Now!


Little Athletics NSW will be conducting coaching clinics throughout New South Wales during October.


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NSWIS Pole Vault Clinic


The New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) will be conducting a Pole Vault Clinic for athletes (aged 11+), coaches and parents on Sunday September 18, 2011.


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Melinda Gainsford-Taylor Visits Schools


Former Olympic sprinter, Commonwealth Games medallist, World Indoor Champion, Australian 100m and 200m record holder and former Little Athlete, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor last week visited schools as part of the Little Athletics New South Wales School Visit Program.


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JETS Applications Now Open!



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School Visits in Full Swing


The Little Athletics NSW School Visit Program is again in full swing in the lead up to an exciting new season.


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JETS Finale at the Ridge



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Outstanding Coaching at Orange


From the participant and parent feedback received, last Friday’s Speed for Sport Coaching Clinic held in Orange at the Waratah Sports Club was an outstanding experience for the approximately eighty athletes aged 8 to 16 from around the region who attended.


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Top Coaching at Tamworth


Last week’s North West Athletics Super Clinic held at Tamworth’s Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School was a huge success, providing some top quality coaching for approximately thirty young athletes from in and around the region.


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Jake wins gold at World Youth Championships in France


Congratulations to NSW Little Athlete, Jake Stein (Warradale LAC), who last night became the World Youth Champion in the Octagon, with a fantastic 6 personal best performances out of the 8 events. In March of this year, Jake was the gold medalist in the LANSW U17 State Multi-Event Championships i.....


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JETS Land at Bankstown


The latest stop for the JETS program was on Sunday June 19 at The Crest Athletics Track, Georges Hall, which is the venue used by Bankstown Sports Little Athletics Centre.


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2011 July School Holiday Coaching Clinics


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Congratulations to the 2011 NSW State Team!


Congratulations to the 2011 NSW State Team which won both the Trevor Billingham trophy for the Under 13 point score and the Life Members trophy for Under 15 point score at the ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships on Saturday April 30 at Sydney Olympic Park.


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LANSW Guessing Competition Winners Announced


The lucky winners of the personally signed t-shirts by Usain Bolt were drawn on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the ASICS Australian Little Athletics Championships.


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Calling ALL past State Team members


Little Athletics NSW is looking for all athletes who have represented the Association at the Australian Little Athletics Championships, as part of a NSW State Team.


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McDonald's Scholarship Winners Announced


Congratulations to the four recipients of the 2011 McDonald's Little Athletics NSW Scholarships: Juanita Lloyd (Bankstown Sports LAC), Tai Denicaucau (Springwood LAC), Jerona Grove (Tumut LAC), James Jeffery (Kempsey LAC).


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2011 State Team Announcement


The 2011 LANSW State Team has been selected and all successful athletes have now been notified.


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Don't miss the Sydney Track Classic


The Sydney Track Classic will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre at the conclusion of Saturday's LANSW State Championship events, commencing at 6pm.


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Run for Fun E-News


The latest edition of the Run for Fun E-News is now available to view online!


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Australian representatives visit Regional Championships


Australian athletics representatives were on hand to support the next generation of the sport at the Little Athletics NSW Regional Championships over the weekend.


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Ryan Gregson Visits JETS Clinic


Participants at the JETS Coaching Clinic held on Sunday February 6 at Campbelltown Athletics Stadium were thrilled when Australian Open 1500m record holder Ryan Gregson paid them a visit.


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$100 Grants to Assist Developing Coaches


ANSW will allocate a limited number of $100 grants to assist developing coaches with course costs. To be eligible nominees must live within 150km of either Armidale or Newcastle and be a registered member of an affiliated Athletics NSW club (either as a coach or as an official)


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New Draft Constitution Released


A first draft version of the revised LANSW constitution is available for review, to allow questions and comment from our member Centres, Zone Co’s etc.


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AWD State Championships Entries Now Open!


Little Athletics NSW will conduct invitational events for athletes with a disability (AWD) at the State Track & Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on Sunday March 20, 2011.


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Australia ready to take on the World!


Australian Paralympic athletes will complete their 2011 World Athletics Championships preparations at the all-important final warm-up meet on January 14 at Sydney Olympic Park.


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Thanks Coach!


Say a big THANK YOU to your coach by nominating them for the 2010 Australian Track & Field Coaches Association (NSW Branch) Little Athletics Coach of the Year Award.


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Dani Samuels to Appear at the 2011 Super Clinic


To continue our great relationship with the Athletic Allstars, Little Athletics NSW is excited to announce that current World Discus Champion, and former Greystanes Little Athlete, Dani Samuels, will again giving back to the sport. Dani will appear as a guest coach at the 2011 Super Clinic on Tuesda.....


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Hot, Humid and Smiles All Around


Recently, Darren Wensor and Alvin Umadhay, together with Little Athletics Australia CEO Adam Wallish, were invited by a charitable organisation, to travel to the Northern Territory and reignite the Little Athletics movement.


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Zone Championships update


We can confirm that at this stage all Zone Championships will proceed as planned this weekend, with the exception of the South Coast Highlands Zone, the Mid South Coast Zone and the Eastern Riverina Zone.


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Dani ‘Ready to Launch’ at Hunter Track Classic 2011


Dani Samuels, the current World Champion for discus officially launched the 2011 Hunter Track Classic today by claiming she is preparing to use the event to 'launch' her 2011 domestic season with a performance close to 65m!


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Fans enjoy Flying Fab's visit to the State Relays


Former NSW Little Athlete and reigning World Indoor and Commonwealth Long Jump Champion, Fabrice Lapierre, returned home from Texas on Friday to spend some time with athletes participating at the LANSW State Relay Championships at SOPAC on the weekend.


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Pirtek Athletic Allstars back at Sydney Olympic Park


Little Athletics NSW welcomed the Pirtek Athletic Allstars back to Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre and this time in a different way. They didn't come to inspire and entertain us in the fashion they are known for after the successful September 15 event featuring some of the world’s greatest athle.....


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From a Little Athlete to an Athletic Allstar Coaching Clinic


Recently LANSW was involved in the Pirtek Athletic Allstars where thousands of Little Athletes were inspired and entertained by world class athletics and entertainment. To continue our great relationship with the Athletic Allstars, on Sunday November 28, 2010, there is the opportunity to participate.....


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JETS Flying High at Sylvania


Thirty-eight Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) members took part in the second JETS coaching session of the 2010-2011 season on Sunday November 14 at Sylvania Waters Athletics Track.


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2011 Trans Tasman Team


The 2011 team for the Trans Tasman Challenge has been announced. Athletes in the U11 and U12 age groups will be looking forward to a fantastic experience


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A “SUPER” start to the Year


Here is your opportunity to start the year in a "SUPER" way. Be a part of the 2011 Super Coaching Clinic! This clinic is a joint initiative between Little Athletics NSW and Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.


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JETS Takes Off Again


Fifty-nine Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) members took part in the first JETS coaching session of the new season on Sunday October 24 at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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It's a girl!


Congratulations to LAANSW staff member Hayley McBurney and her partner Donny, on the birth of their first child, Kenzie Lee, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010.


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2011 State Team Selection Policies Now Available


The 2011 NSW State Team will compete at the Asics Australian Little Athletics Championships on Saturday April 30 at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. The 2011 NSW State Team Selection Policies (Under 13 and Under 15 athletes) are available on the Little Athletics website.


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Former Little Athletes win medals in Delhi


Former Little Athletics participants have won twelve medals in athletics at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.


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Elite Runner to Speak at Jets Clinic


Little Athletics NSW is excited to announce that NSW Open 1500m champion and NSWIS Scholarship holder - James Nipperess - will be the guest speaker at the first JETS clinic of the 2010/2011 season to be held on Sunday October 24, 2010, 12.30pm – 4.30pm, at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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JETS at Sydney Olympic Park


The first Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) coaching clinic for the 2010-2011 program will take place on Sunday, October 24, 2010, 12.00pm - 4.00pm on the main stadium at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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2011 State Team Draft Program Released


The draft dates for the 2011 LAANSW State Team program have been posted on the Little Athletics website.


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Alexandra meets the great Usain Bolt!


Northern Suburbs Little Athlete Alexandra Fraser had the experience of a lifetime on Wednesday afternoon - her own private chat with the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt!


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Training with the reigning Olympic Champion - Stephanie Brown Trafton


Parramatta Little Athlete, Kieren Briggs,was able to spend the afternoon at Sydney Olympic Park last Tuesday with the reigning Olympic discus champion, Stephanie Brown Trafton from the USA.


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Alan Jones to interview Usain Bolt (Sept 9)


The Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre will host the world's fastest man Usain Bolt at what's being hailed as an innovative meet designed to "entertain and inspire" on September 15, 2010. Listen to Alan Jones on 2GB on Thursday morning, September 9, to hear Usain talk about his visit to Australia. .....


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Throw Yourself Into a Little Athletics NSW Clinic or Camp


Little Athletics NSW (LAANSW) has operated coaching clinics & live-in coaching camps since the 1970's for members and for those who want to "come & try". Each year a number of such camps and clinics are organised and conducted at various venues throughout the State. These camps and clinics are benef.....


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NSW medal haul at the Youth Olympic Games!


NSW Little Athletics members had a sensational day at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on Saturday, bagging one gold and two silver medals.


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2010-2011 JETS Membership Now Available!


The Little Athletics NSW Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) aims to recognise, reward and foster emerging talent in the sport. The program gives athletes in the Under 13 – 17 age groups the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and performances to a higher level in an enjoyable soci.....


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Dani - champion of the world


Reigning world discus champion DANI SAMUELS is one of the superstars who’ll compete at the inaugural PIRTEK All Stars Athletic Event in Sydney on September 15. In this candid Q & A, Samuels, a Little A graduate, said she hoped the star-studded meet featuring world sprint champion USAIN BOLT would.....


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The latest Run for Fun E-News is now available to view on our website.


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NSW Little Athletes selected in Youth Olympics team


Later this month the inaugural Youth Olympic Games will be conducted in Singapore. After 114 years of Olympics competition, a similar under-18 youth Olympics will be launched on August 14. Australia has selected 17 track and field athletes, including six former Little Athletics NSW athletes.


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Win a trip to the 2011 Athletics World Champs!


Win a trip to cheer on the Australian Flame at the 2011 Athletics World Championships in South Korea!


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School Visits get underway for 2010!


The Little Athletics NSW promotional School Visit program has commenced for 2010 and will see staff travel to all corners of NSW promoting the benefits of participation in Little Athletics. Approximately 50 Little Athletics Centres participate in the program each year, which sees almost 50,000 child.....


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IGA gives Gilgandra a $3,500 boost


Gilgandra Little Athletics Centre was the proud recipient of a cheque to the value of $3,500, as winners of the IGA Little Athletics docket competition. The IGA Little Athletics docket competition was run for the first time in 2007/2008 and was a fantastic competition for those Little Athletics Cent.....


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Boxer Danny Green supports high jumper, Amy Pejkovic


World Champion boxer Danny Green has helped to fund Amy Pejkovic’s trip to Canada for the World Junior Athletics Championships.


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Farewell John Burne


It is with great sadness that the Little Athletics Association of NSW acknowledges the passing of John Burne OAM. John devoted a great deal of his life to Little Athletics at both the NSW and Australian level. He was an integral part of the Little Athletics Association of NSW for over 30 years and h.....


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Watch Out, Step Back! NSW is on the Track


These words formed part of a ferocious and memorable NSW State Team war cry that rang out during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Asics Australian Little Athletics Championships held at the University of Queensland in Brisbane on Saturday April 24.


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Run for Fun E-News


The latest Run for Fun E-News is now available to view online!


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Queen's Baton Relay makes its way to Harris Park


On Monday, 19th April, the New Delhi 2010 Commonwealth games Queens Baton arrived in Australia. Little Athlete Kristy Pond, from Winston Hills LAC, was honoured with being one of the 3 Baton Holders for the Parramatta/ Harris Park leg.


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State Team Raffle - RESULTS


The Guessing Competition in support of the LAANSW Team to the 2010 Asics Australian Little Atheltics Championships was drawn on April 17, 2010. The winning tickets were: -


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Bound for the World Junior Championships


The Little Athletics Association of NSW is proud to congratulate our 2 current and 8 former members, who will proudly represent Australia at the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada during 19th July to 25th July.


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2010 State Team Announced


Congratulations to the athletes who have been selected in the 2010 Little Athletics NSW State Team to compete at the Asics Australian Little Athletics Championships in Brisbane on April 24.


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John Steffensen opens the 2010 State Championships


The Official Opening of the LAANSW State Championships took place on Saturday morning, March 20, with special guest John Steffensen declaring the event open.


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Dani Samuels visits State Championships


Former NSW Little Athlete and World Champion, Dani Samuels, dropped in to give a demonstration of discus and spend time with the athletes participating at the LAANSW State Championships on March 21.


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State Championships Results


Results for the 2010 LAANSW State Championships are now available.


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McDonald's scholarship winners announced


Congratulations to the four recipients of the 2010 McDonald's Little Athletics NSW Scholarships: Brandon Donkin – Raymond Terrace; Rachelle Grozde - Albion Park; Joshua Jay – Penrith Valley and Taylah Sengul - Winston Hills.


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Are you attending the State Championships this weekend? If so, read on........


The LAANSW State Track & Field Championships are being held this weekend, March 19, 20 & 21, 2010 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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2010 NSW State Team - Information


The 2010 NSW State Team will compete at the Asics Australian Little Athletics Championships on Saturday 24th April at the University of Queensland Athletics Track.


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Training with John Steffensen


Little Athlete Emily Smelt from Northern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre in NSW had the unique opportunity to train with John Steffensen.


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NSW Athlete of the Year - Dani Samuels!


The 2009 NSW Sports Federation Annual Sports Awards was held on 18th February 2010, to celebrate outstanding sporting achievements in 2009. The event, attended by over 500 guests, attracted the “who’s who” of sport in NSW and was emceed by Peter Wilkins, ABC Sport TV. Recognition was given in 18.....


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The 2010 Coaching Clinic Program is Off and “Running” (pardon the pun)


The 2010 program started with a “BANG” with the January Super Clinic a huge success. Many athletes walked away form the clinic with new skills, drills and new enthusiasm for the second half of the season. The Jets program and clinics is “taking off” with 2 more clinics scheduled prior to end of the .....


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Win A trip to the FIFA World Cup!


Win the chance to walk onto the field with the Australian Team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. McDonald's is giving 10 good sports aged between 6 and 10 years an experience of a lifetime.


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NSW - runners up in the asics Australia Cup


On January 30, 2010, a team consisting of Laura Andreazza, Andrea Berrell, Rebecca Clark, Riana Drake, Charles Hunter, Jonathon Legas, William Richardson, Michael Taylor and management Hayley McBurney and Scott Wescott, headed to Canberra to participate in the 2010 asics Australia Cup. Little Athl.....


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It's A Girl!


Congratulations to LAANSW staff member Alvin Umadhay and his wife Dani, on the birth of their 3rd daughter, Caitlin Rose, on Monday, February 1, 2010.


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Top Class Track & Field Event for the Hunter


Athletics New South Wales (ANSW) is proud to confirm that a new athletics meet, the “Hunter Track Classic”, has been scheduled to be held at the Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale, on the 6th of February 2010.


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NSW have bought back the Trans Tasman Cup!


After a gruelling challenge Match, the team excelled in all events, particularly the relays.


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Australia Cup Team


The U14 athletes who were selected to represent LAANSW at the Asics Australia Cup has now been announced.


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LAANSW Office Closure


The Board of Management and staff of the Little Athletics Association of NSW wishes all members a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Please note that the Association office will be closed from 12midday on Friday, 18 December 2009 until 9am on Monday, 4 January 2010.


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Thanks Coach!


Say a big THANK YOU to your coach by nominating them for the 2009 Australian Track & Field Coaches Association (NSW Branch) Little Athletics Coach of the Year Award.


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State Relay Championships Information


The LAANSW State Relay Championships are being held this weekend, November 28 & 29, 2009 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.


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Ronald’s Big Calendar of Fun - 2010 Kids Calendars


McDonald’s restaurants in NSW and ACT are uniting to support Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) by selling Kids Calendars from November 17 – December 31; with one hundred per cent of profits going to Ronald McDonald Houses, Family Rooms and other RMHC programs being run in the region.


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46,000 School Students contacted by LAANSW


The 2009 School Visit Program is now complete, with LAANSW coming into contact with approximately 46,000 school students state-wide in 41 days. LAANSW Officers represented 48 Centres at 210 schools. Officers travelled to schools from Ballina (9 ½hrs north) to Deniliquin (9hrs west), visiting large s.....


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“Early Bird” Closes Soon - Don’t Miss Out!


Attention all parents and athletes who are intending to participate in the LAANSW 2009 Christmas Camp…the “early bird” price finishes soon!


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Australian Flame Members for JETS Clinic


Little Athletics NSW is excited to announce that two athletes who represented Australia at the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin – Cheryl Webb and Scott Westcott - will coach at the second JETS clinic to be held on Sunday November 15, 2009, 12.30pm – 4.30pm, at the Gatorade Regional Athle.....


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Support our former Little Athletes!


Former Little Athlete Dani Samuels and current Little Athlete Amy Pejkovic have both been nominated for The Sydney Morning Herald Sports Performer of the Year Awards, presented by Colonial First State. The awards, which include a prize of $50,000 for the main award, are voted on by the public. Dani .....


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Run for Fun E-News


The latest edition of the Run for Fun E-News is now available to view online!


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Run for Fun E-News


The latest edition of the Run for Fun E-News is now available to view online!


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2010 Trans Tasman Team


The 2010 team for the Trans Tasman Tour to Auckland has been announced. Athletes in the U11 and U12 age groups will be looking forward to a fantastic experience.


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Trans Tasman Trials Time


Crest Athletics Field at Bass Hill was the scene of the 2009 Trans Tasman Trials last Sunday.


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JETS Takes Off


Nearly eighty Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) members took part in the inaugural JETS Coaching Session on Sunday October 25 at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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Little Athletics Roll of Excellence


Four world champions in athletics, along with a diverse range of individuals, were amongst those who were inducted in the inaugural Australian Little Athletics Roll of Excellence during a Gala Dinner at the Novotel, Darling Harbour.


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Preparation is the Key to Success


Will you be competing, or thinking of competing, at the LAANSW State Multi-Event Championship? If your answer is “yes”, here is the opportunity to begin your preparation (if you haven’t already) and participate in 2 “FUN-tastic” days of coaching held at the 2009/10 Championship venue.


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Two World Champions support JETS


Little Athletics NSW is thrilled to announce that Melinda Gainsford-Taylor and Dani Samuels will both attend the first JETS clinic to be held on Sunday October 25 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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JETS Session 1


The first coaching clinic for the brand new LAANSW Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) will take place on Sunday, October 25, 2009, 12.30pm – 4.00pm at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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State Team Selection Update


The LAANSW State Team Selection Policies (Under 13 and Under 15 athletes) for the 2010 Australian Little Athletics Championships are now available on www.laansw.com.au.


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JETS Membership Now Available


The Little Athletics NSW Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad (JETS) aims to recognise, reward and foster emerging talent in the sport. The program gives athletes in the Under 13 – 17 age groups the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and performances to a higher level.


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Paralympic Talent Search


The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) will be conducting a Toyota Paralympic Talent Search on Sunday 27th September.


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Dani wins GOLD!


Former Little Athlete, Dani Samuels, has created history at the World Championships in Berlin, taking the gold medal in the womens discus.


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MORE ABOUT JETS


More information about the brand new Little Athletics NSW development program


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New Season Launch at Speed Clinic


The 2009/2010 Little Athletics NSW season was launched in style on Friday July 17 in Wagga Wagga at a special “Speed for Sport” clinic featuring Melinda Gainsford-Taylor and the LAANSW Development staff.


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Check out the latest Run for Fun E-News


The July/August 2009 edition of the Run for Fun E-News is now available to view on our website.


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Results now available for the State Cross Country & Road Walks



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Hunter Festival of Sport Athletics Coaching Clinic


Athletics NSW and Little Athletics NSW are hosting an athletics coaching clinic for 11 – 18yr old athletes this July holidays.


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State Cross Country & Road Walk Championships


If you are attending (or thinking of attending) the LAANSW State Cross Country & Road Walk Championships this Sunday, July 5, please read on for important information regarding the event.


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Australian Paralympic Youth Games


The Australian Paralympic Youth Games will be held in Melbourne from 5-10 October 2009, hosted by Wheelchair Sports Victoria.


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Officials Honoured


Three dedicated Little Athletics NSW officials have been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for their services to athletics. Between them, NSW trio Ron Richter, Darryl Channells and Ron Keys have contributed 87 years of service to Little Athleti.....


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Check out the latest Run for Fun E-News


The May/June 2009 edition of the Run for Fun E-News is now available to view on our website.


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State Team Ready to Go!


Last weekend’s 2009 State Team Camp 2 at the Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation provided the perfect final preparation for the team before it heads to Adelaide on Thursday.


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State Team Raffle - RESULTS


The Guessing Competition in support of the LAANSW Team to the 2009 Asics Australian Little Athletics Championships was drawn on April 18, 2009. The winning tickets were: -


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STATE TEAM CAMP 1 FUN!


Last weekend’s 2009 State Team Camp 1 at the Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation at Narrabeen was a great success.


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2009 STATE TEAM


The 2009 Little Athletics NSW State Team will compete at the Asics Australian Little Athletics Championships in Adelaide on April 26. The team was named following the conclusion of events and medal presentations on Sunday March 22 at the LAANSW State Track & Field Championships.


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Tony Russell is the Coach of the Year


Tony Russell, a dedicated coach at the Illawong Little Athletics Centre, has been named the 2008 Australian Track & Field Coaches Association (NSW Branch) Little Athletics Coach of the Year.


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Are you attending the State Championships this weekend? If so, read on…………………..


The LAANSW State Track & Field Championships are being held this weekend, March 20, 21 & 22, 2009 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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The latest Run for Fun E-News is here!



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The latest Run for Fun E-News is here!


The January/February edition of the Run for Fun E-News is now available to view on our website.


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Australia Cup 2009......a close finish!


On February 7, 2009, a team consisting of Melissa-Maree Farrington, Nicola Keane, Josie Ernst, Alexandra Punosevac, Maddie Pirie, Chamath Herath, James Paek, Akbar Ali Gulzari, Gerard Holland, Byron Cavendar and coaching staff Ken Gardiner and Kristy Tinnion, headed to Brisbane to compete in the 200.....


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AWD State Championships Entries Close Soon


Little Athletics NSW will conduct invitational events for athletes with a disability (AWD) at the State Track & Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on Saturday March 21.


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2009 Little Athletics Coach of the Year Award


The ATFCA (NSW) Little Athletics Coach of the Year Award aims to promote, encourage and reward quality Little Athletics coaching. The award will be presented to an individual whose coaching highlights the values and philosophies of Little Athletics and junior sport in general. Coach nominations may .....


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2009 State Team


The New South Wales team to compete at the 2009 Asics Australian Little Athletics Championships in Adelaide will be announced following the final events at the LAANSW State Track & Field Championships on Sunday March 22.


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Extreme Weather Guidelines


With the very hot weather experienced across New South Wales in recent weeks, and the forecast for extreme temperatures this coming weekend, Little Athletics NSW has received a number of phone calls and emails asking about the postponement and cancellation of Little Athletics events.


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Athletes Cherish the Challenge


Happy athletes from both the New South Wales and Auckland teams cherished the opportunity for some fierce but friendly competition at last Sunday’s 2009 Trans Tasman Challenge at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.


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Clinic a Super Success


Nearly sixty athletes from the Under 12 to Under 17 age groups attended the 2009 Super Coaching Clinic held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre last Monday and Tuesday.


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Kids Crazy about Christmas Camp


If the number of smiles was an indication of what the participants thought about the 2008 Little Athletics NSW Christmas Camp, then the camp was voted as a huge success.


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Announcing the LAANSW Team for the Australia Cup


The Little Athletics Association of NSW is pleased to announce the LAANSW team for the 2009 asics Australia Cup. The asics Australia Cup is an Athletics Australia team’s competition (to be held in Brisbane on February 7, 2009) between a small number of Open age and Under 14, male and female athletes.....


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LAANSW Office Closure


The Board of Management and staff of the Little Athletics Association of NSW wishes all members a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Please note that the Association office will be closed from 12midday on Friday, 19 December 2008 until 9am on Monday, 5 January 2009.


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Vale - Kerryn McCann


On behalf of everyone at NSW Little Athletics we offer our sincere condolences to the McCann family, after Kerryn lost her long battle on Sunday night. Kerryn, a former Little Athlete in NSW, will be remembered as an outstanding and inspirational person and world class athlete. Our thoughts are with.....


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Calling U14 athletes for the asics Australia Cup!


The Little Athletics Association of NSW is looking for interested Uner 14 athletes to be part of the NSW Team for the asics Australia Cup, in February 2009. The asics Australia Cup is an Athletics Australia team’s competition (to be held in Brisbane on February 7, 2009) between a small number of Ope.....


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Hunter Regional Athletics Co-ordinator Appointed


Athletics NSW and the Little Athletics Association of NSW are proud to announce the appointment of Scott Westcott as the Hunter Regional Athletics Coordinator. Westcott has a strong background in the sport and in education. As an athlete he has represented Australia on a number of occasions, most re.....


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January Holiday Fun


Are you looking for something to do these January Holidays? Would you like some extra coaching before Zone, Region and State Championships??? If the answer is “yes”, come along to a Little Athletics NSW School Holiday Coaching Clinic.


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Smiles at Sports Expo


Little Athletics was one of the many sports showcased at the recent Panthers on the Prowl 2008 Sports Expo.


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State Relays – The Show Goes On


Despite less than ideal weather conditions last weekend, athletes and spectators alike showed great patience and resilience at a cold, wet and windy 2008 LAANSW State Relay Championships at Campbelltown.


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Kiama Clinic Success


Last weekend’s inaugural LAANSW Mid South Coast Multi Event Super Clinic was a huge success. Hosted by Kiama Little Athletics Centre, the clinic attracted over fifty participants aged 8 to 16 years.


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Trans Tasman Team Announced


The LAANSW is pleased to announce the Trans Tasman Team to compete at the 2009 Trans Tasman Challenge in Sydney in January 2009.


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Inside Athletics Issue 7 is now available


The 7th issue of Inside Athletics is now available. This issue looks back at the Beijing Olympics as well as covering the Australian cross country championships and NSW All Schools Championships.


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Terrific Trials!


The event was the selection trials for the Under 11 & 12 New South Wales team to compete against an Auckland team at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on Sunday January 18, 2009, for the Trans Tasman Challenge Cup. A terrific day of competition took place, assisted by kind weather, co-operative a.....


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Zoning in on the Important Issues !


Zone Co-ordinators from all corners of the state gathered at Workers Parramatta for a two-day workshop. Little Athletics NSW thanks all involved for their participation in the workshop and looks forward to acting on the many ideas generated during a most productive weekend.


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Tamworth hits the ground running


Tamworth Little Athletics Centre got its season underway last weekend with some assistance from Little Athletics NSW Special Projects Officer Darren Wensor. Darren attended the opening of the season on Friday October 17. On Sunday October 19, Darren conducted two workshops for parents and volunteers.....


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Position Vacant - Regional Athletics Co-ordinator - Hunter


The Little Athletics Association of NSW (LAANSW) and Athletics NSW (ANSW) are looking to appoint a person to the role of Regional Athletics Co-ordinator – Hunter & Central Coast. This part-time contract position of 15 hours per week, is the continuation of a pilot program following the resignation o.....


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Position Vacant - ALA Project Officer


An exciting opportunity exists for a Project Officer to work in Australian Little Athletics. ALA is taking the next step in its development and is looking for an enthusiastic person to review programs, competition, coaching, officials/volunteers and standardisation with Little Athletics across Austr.....


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Great Opportunities for Quality Coaching


Are you looking for something to do during the holidays? Here is your last chance to register for the 2008 October School Holiday Clinics that are being held in Grafton, Kempsey, Nambucca Heads, Temora, West Wyalong and Forbes. Numbers are limited so be quick.


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Farewell Arnold Hunt AM


It is with much sadness that the Little Athletics Association of NSW acknowledges the passing of Arnold Hunt AM. Arnold devoted a great deal of his life to Little Athletics at both the NSW and Australian level. Arnold was an integral part of the Little Athletics Association of NSW for 30 years and h.....


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Who are the unsung heroes in your neighbourhood?


IGA asks: Who are the unsung heroes in your neighbourhood? Volunteer, dedicated coach, caregiver, fun-maker or general 'good guy'? We're not looking for super stars – we're just looking for those who make a difference. Each regional winner will be awarded with $250 worth of IGA vouchers and a $25.....


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Little Athletics promotion reaches far & wide!



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AXA launches Little Athletics partnership and new Olympic ad


Australian Olympic Team partner AXA has entered into a five-year partnership with Australian Little Athletics, coinciding with the launch of AXA’s new Olympic-themed television commercial. AXA, a world-wide leader in financial services, will be partnering with Australian Little Athletics until the e.....


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Inside Athletics Issue 6 is now available


The biggest and best ever issue of Inside Athletics is now available. This issue covers all of the action from the recent World Junior Championships, previews the much anticipated action from Beijing, and covers the latest domestic action and much, much more.


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Join IGA Kid's Club today for your chance to win!


As part of its partnership, IGA and Little Athletics NSW invite all NSW Little Athletes to join the IGA Kids Club. It’s a birthday club for kids between 0-12, where all members receive a birthday card as well as a free voucher offer to redeem in their local store. There is a website that is full of .....


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Former Little Athletes Beijing bound


The sport of Little Athletics is proud to see that the Australian Track and Field Team is comprised of a large percentage of athletes that began their athletics careers in Little Athletics. In fact, about ¼ of the team are former members of NSW Little Athletics!


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Melinda Gainsford-Taylor helps spread the word!


Australian track champion and former Little Athlete, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, will again this year be helping Little Athletics NSW staff to 'spread the word' about Little Athletics.


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Looking to the future - delegates give their thoughts


Delegates at the 38th Little Athletics NSW Annual Conference were given the opportunity to contribute their thoughts on the future direction of the Associatiion.


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Jana Makes a Surprise Visit!


Ten years ago, Jana Rawlinson was a member of the 1998 State Team that traveled to Hobart to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships. On that occasion she won the gold medal in the Under 15 multi event, which included an Australian Best Performance in the 90m hurdles.


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Cross Country & Roadwalk Championships


The Little Athletics Association of NSW State Cross Country & Roadwalk Championships were held at Wallerawang (just outside of Lithgow) on Sunday, July 2, 2008.


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