Welcome to The South Eastern Little Athletics Centre
Next Competition Day
The website is used to advise if competition is cancelled due to weather. Please check site from 7:30am on day of competition for any cancellation due to weather.
Weather Forecast for 27 February 2016
- Min 22 Max 27
- cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers.
6:45am Update: TBA
7:30am Update: TBA
Competition will be held at ES Marks Field, Kensington. The warm up for all athletes starts at 08:30am.
Who are we? Details about South Eastern LAC
South Eastern Little Athletics is a relatively small club that competes in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
As we are the smallest club in the area, we get through our events quicker and there is a real community feel to the club. Even though we are small, South Eastern has a proud reputation of producing great Athletes, and the results from last year have been exceptional. Our club has produced National and State champions, and broken National and State records along the way. This year we aim to do even better than last year.
Our club however, is not solely focused on producing great athletes, and competition between athletes is not what it is all about. Little Athletics at South Eastern is about having fun, making friends and enjoying the competition. This year more than ever our focus will be on the athletes own achievements and emphasis on beating their own previous best.
It is important to our club that all athletes, whether they are national champions or kids just wanting to have fun, are encouraged in the same way. Even Olympic athletes, are proud of themselves for beating their previous best results, and our athletes should be no different.
Each week the athletes are given their results from the previous week on a small slip of paper. For the first time this year the results will contain the athlete’s personal best for the year for every event. At one glance, the athlete, the age marshal or the parents will be able to tell if the athlete has beaten their previous best, and everyone is encouraged to recognize the achievement.
Each year trophies are given to all athletes who complete more that 5 competition days and RSVP to the Presentation Day. Different trophies are also given to best athletes for each age division. First, second and third place are all given special recognition.
The competition for the trophies are based on the weekly competitions and each athlete is given a different point score depending on where they come in that particular competition, the athletes are awarded 8 points for first place, 7 points for second place, 6 for third, 5 for fourth, 4 for fifth, 3 for sixth, 2 for seventh and 1 for eight. There is an additional 1 point for everyone who competes and 1 point for a personal best.
This system awards people not only for winning or placing but also for competing regularly. Last year there were athletes who never placed in any running race that were awarded special trophies, so you don't have to be a talented athlete to win, you do however, need to compete every week in every event and try your very best.
Athlete of The Year
Each year South Eastern awards one athlete a trophy for his/ her outstanding results. The methodology for electing this athlete is based around the results at the state competition.
Gold: 15 points
Silver: 7 points
Bronze: 3 points
Places 4-8: 1 point
Results are published to the website every week. You can track progress through the season including personal bests!
Registrations for the new season commenced online from August 2015. The majority of the registration process can be done on line via the following link registration page. Registration will remain open until mid October 2015.
The first competition day for 2015/16 season will be 26th September 2015. This year we have encouraged the use of registering on line. You will find on our WEB SITE a link to season registration and there you will find links to clubs on line via the LAANSW web site.
Please make sure that you read the registration information on our Registration page
This year we will continue to inform all members at our weekly competition days of any information that is important and we will update the web page on a regular basis. Can I please ask you all to review the web on a weekly basis as the new information will be posted. You also have access to direct links to different web sites like LANSW.