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LITTLE ATHLETICS TASMANIA NEWSLETTER

December 2018

From the President - Rhonda O’Sign

Age Group Alignment

The age group alignment changes commenced this season, so far the transition has been smooth for

those affected by the changes. We recognize that this has not met favorably with all families, however

Little Athletics Australia and Little Athletics Tasmanian have strategies in place to ensure the impact to

members is kept to a minimum. The age range of State teams and number of team members has in- creased to accommodate those who have skipped their U13/U15 years, and those athletes will also be

recognised for Continuous Participation Awards by Little Athletics Tasmania.

State Events

The first of our State events have been very successful. The number of athletes competing for their

Centre at the McDonalds Life Member Challenge (Centre Challenges) meets. Congratulations to North

East (Northern) and South East Districts (Southern) for taking out this years shields.

Education Director

Little Athletics Tasmania would like to advise that Kaelene Crossingham has been appointed as Educa- tion Director to fill the casual vacancy.

Kaelene has vast experience at Centre level, having acted in the role of President of St Helens Little

Centre prior to moving to Launceston for work in 2018. The Board welcomes Kaelene to the role and

we look forward to working with her to deliver education programs to Centres throughout the state.

Rule Changes & Records

With the changes to the implement weights for U11 Girls & Boys, U13 Boys Discus and U12 Boys Shot

Put, Little Athletics Tasmania and affiliated Centres have archived the previous records for these

events. New records will be established following the completion of competition for 2018 with the

best result achieved up to the 31st December being instated at both State and Centre level as the new

record. If you have any questions regarding the rule changes and new records, please contact the Little

Athletics Tasmania office at office@taslittleathletics.com.au

Rhonda O’Sign

Message the President  Southern All State  State Multi Event Championships

Christmas Fun Run  Centre Challenge Meets  Southern All State  ALAC Officials

State Team Nominations Rule Changes

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Coles Northern All State

Saturday 15th December 2018

Northern Athletics Centre, Launceston

First event will be marshalled at 8:45am

Entries for the Coles Northern All State close with your Centre Sunday 9th December.

Entry is open to all registered U6-U15 athletes. There is no qualifying standards for this event and athletes

do not require their 25 badge to enter.

60-100m Hurdles U6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Discus U6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15

200m Hurdles U13, 14 Shot Put U8, 10, 12, 14, 15

300m Hurdles U15 Vortex/Turbo/Javelin U6, 7, 9, 11, 13

200 Metres U6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Long Jump U6, 7, 8, 11, 13

800 Metres U9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Triple Jump U13, 14, 15

High Jump U9, 10, 11, 12

A BBQ and cake stand will be available on the day, raising money for the ICG team.

For further information contact your Little Athletics Centre or the Little Athletics Tasmania Office at

office@taslittleathletics.com.au

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State Multi Event Championships

ONLINE ENTRIES are now open for the Little Athletics Tasmania State Multi Event Championships.

The LATas Multi-Event Championship is for athletes in Under 9 to Under 15, no qualifying standards apply

though athletes must have earned their 25 badge by the 7th January 2019.

Athletes compete in five (Under 9 to Under 12), or seven (Under 13 to Under 15) events.

BOYS: 100 Metres, Sprint Hurdles, 800 Metres, Long Jump, Discus, High Jump, Javelin

GIRLS: 200 Metres, Sprint Hurdles, 800 Metres, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, Javelin

Note: Only athletes in the Under 13 to Under 15 age groups compete in the High Jump & Javelin as part the

Multi-Event Program.

Athletes must compete in ALL events to receive a final score.

Online Entry Portal Entries close Monday 7th January 6pm - NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED

Saturday 19th January 2019 Sunday 20th January 2019

5pm to 7pm (U13/14/15 only) First Event Sunday marshalled at 9:45am (U9 - U15)

Venue: Dial Sports Complex, Penguin