About Holroyd Little Athletics 

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The 2019-2020 season will commence on are open now - from 1 August 2019. Registrations will be online only and will begin on 1 August 2019.

Holroyd is the sixth Little Athletics Centre established in New South Wales and we have a long and proud history. We are a member of the Mid West Metropolitan Zone, and one of the leading clubs in the state, having won the Holroyd Shield,Garth Robinson shield and many athletes with current State and National records!! We are also proud to announce that Holroyd won the 2019 Volunteer Administration Award – Gold Certificate and $750.00 donated by Nordic Sports.

Little Athletics is a vibrant, exciting and health-driven sport. It provides lifelong opportunities and experiences to those that join, including good times, travel, lasting friendships and outstanding personal achievement. The focus is on “challenging oneself” and striving to achieve personal goals and learning sound technique across a range of athletic disciplines on both the track and in the field.  At Holroyd, we value and promote “Success in participation”.

Our weekly competition is held on a Friday evening at the Holroyd Sports Ground. We are located on the Corner of Peel Street and Robert Street, Holroyd. The season runs between September and March. The first competition night of the 2019-2020 season is Friday, 6 September 2019.

First call each Friday night is at 5.50pm. We ask that you arrive as close to 5.45pm so that we organise the night and the the competition can commence at 6pm SHARP.

Our Head Coach this year is former Holroyd athlete and Life member, Martin McConville.  Training will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, and we have multiple coaches that will assist in all disciplines of the sport.

All registrations MUST be done online. There will be no registrations completed on Friday nights, please following the link to register http://www.lansw.com.au/Participate/How-to-Register.

Holroyd Little Athletics Centre is committed to providing a safe and fun environment for our athletes. Equally important to athletic achievement is the way our athletes and parents participate to create a positive culture at the club.

The conduct of our athletes and parents will be regularly monitored to ensure that our athletes are not exposed to  negative behaviour on or off the track. We adopt the Little Athletics NSW Code of Conduct and Behavioural Guidelines that are available for you to consider at http://www.lansw.com.au/Resources/Codes-of-Conduct--Behavioural-Guidelines.

We look forward to seeing you for another great season of athletics, 

 

Registration & Uniforms

Online registrations ONLY from 1 August 2019

Age groups the 2019-2020 season. 

Age groups for Little Athletics are now determined by the year of birth of the child. You can see what age group your child will be in by referring to the Age Group Calculation Table click HERE to access the LANSW age group table for 2019-2020 season.

The registration process is to register and pay online only.

Active Kids Vouchers – Government incentive – FREE registration

Parents, carers and guardians can now apply for the second Active Kids Vouchers of 2019. To receive free registration, you require your voucher number from active kids’ website before registering. Please ensure you have downloaded your voucher. Click here to download if you have not already applied.

This $100 voucher provided by the NSW Government can be used for Little Athletics NSW registrations, which open on 1 August 2019. More info here.

Registration payment can be made by Active Kids Voucher, debit, credit cards or PAYPAL.

NOTE: When you have registered and paid online you will still need to attend a registration day to pick up your registration kit including age patch and competition number with your printed receipt, and if it is your child’s first registration or they have had a season off, you will also need to produce proof of age (birth certificate, passport or blue book).

Click HERE to register online from 1August 2019.

Little Athletics NSW 

How to register: http://www.lansw.com.au/Participate/How-to-Register

Pick up Registration numbers, age patches, Info pack and purchase uniforms. 

  • 23 August – Registration information & pickup 6.30pm to 8.00pm
  • 30 August – Registration information & pickup 6.30pm to 8.00pm
  • Fridays before competition.

Holroyd Sports Ground: Cnr Robert Street & Peel Street, Holroyd.

 

Registrations for 2019-2020 season

Registration Early Bird Special prices for the 2019-2020 Season have closes 5 September 2019 midnight.

  • 100 each for 1st child in family TinyTots-U/17
  • $95 each for 2nd child in family TinyTots-U/17
  • $90 each for 3rd child in family TinyTots-U/17
  • $90 each for 4th and each additional child in family

Registration Standard prices for the 2019/2020 Season from 6 September 2019 are:

  • $110 each for 1st child in family TinyTots-U/17
  • $105 each for 2nd child in family TinyTots-U/17
  • $100 each for 3rd child in family TinyTots-U/17
  • $100 each for 4th and each additional child in family

Don't forget your proof of age for new children and children that haven't been for the last two years. Holroyd Little Athletics is also accepting dual registrations for U/12-U/17 for extra weekend.

Dual Registration

To help promote the pathway into senior athletics, Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW provide what is called ‘dual registration’, for athletes in the U12 to U17 age groups. In simple terms, dual registration means that an athlete becomes a member of both Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW, without having to pay a registration fee to both. Through dual registration, a member can participate in the relevant events and activities of both organisations, allowing them to experience the broader world of athletics, while still retaining their links with Little Athletics.

For the 2019/2020 season, the dual registration process will be faster, easier, and even more seamless. Where previously dual registration required completion of a separate registration for both Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW, from this season, ALL U12 to U17 members will automatically become a member of Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW when they complete their Little Athletics registration. In other words, all athletes in these age groups will register only once for an "athletics membership" which covers both Little Athletics NSW and Athletics NSW.

Age groups for Little Athletics are now determined by the year of birth of the child. You can see what age group your child will be in by referring to the Age Group Calculation Table click HERE to access the LANSW age group table for 2019-2020 season.

 

Parents & Volunteers Role at Little Athletics

http://www.lansw.com.au/Participate/Parents-Role

 The upcoming 2019/2020 Little Athletics Season at Holroyd will commence on Friday evening the 6th September 2019.

First call on the night is at 6pm, so we ask that each athlete and parent arrive to the ground at 5.45pm at the latest.

Each Friday night, competition with run from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

Uniform Information

All children from Tiny Tots to U17 must wear the Holroyd Athletics Centre Uniform.

ALL CHILDREN MUST BE IN FULL UNIFORM BY THE FOURTH 4TH WEEK AFTER THE SEASON HAS BEGUN.

The child’s AGE NUMBER PATCH must be sewn on the lower left-hand side of the shorts. REGISTRATION NUMBER must be sewn on the front of the singlet/top. Our sponsor COLES badge needs to be sewn on the right-hand side of the shirt, above the registration number.

The use of club skins as an alternative to shorts is permitted provided that they are the Royal Blue club skins available for sale. Other non-club skins are permitted to be worn at our centre events under club shorts but not alone. The use of skins at Zone, Regional and State Competitions have extremely strict guidelines to comply with and we recommend that you purchase the club uniform skins to avoid issues arising at competition.

Uniforms are available for sale at Registration. From our start of season, uniforms will be available for purchase on a Friday night through our canteen and merchandise stall.

Closed toe running shoes are compulsory and are to be worn in all events on the Friday evenings. NO SHOES – NO COMPETITION.

Metal Spikes may be worn by our athletes in the Under 12 age group and above. Waffles (rubber spikes) can be worn by all ages.

Uniform prices

  • Mesh singlets $30
  • Crop Tops $30
  • Skins/Bike pants $30
  • Shorts $30
  • New HLAC Hats $10
  • Socks (1 pair $5.00) (3 pairs $10.00)

Please see below some pictures of the uniform for reference.

   

Uniform Badge Placements  

Please make sure that the registration and sponsor badges are attached correctly to the athletes’ uniform.

Please see link below for Holroyd uniform, but we have also attached Little Athletics NSW Brochure.

Holroyd Uniform Badge Placement Click Here

 

Events for 2019/2020 Season 

Upcoming events

August 2019

  • 1 Aug– Online registrations begin
  • 23 Aug – Registration information & pickup 6.30pm to 8.00pm
  • 30 Aug – Registration information & pickup 6.30pm to 8.00pm
  • 3 Aug – State Cross Country Combined @ Upjohn Park, Rydalmere

September 2019

  • 6 Sep– 1st night of competition
  • 18-23 Sep - PSSA @ Darwin

October 2019

  • 13 Oct - MWMZ Garth Robinson Intercentre @ Holroyd
  • 27 Oct - MWMZ Multi @ Greystanes

December 2019

  • 6-8 Dec - MWMZ Zone @ Fairfield
  • 6-9 Dec - All School @ Perth            

January 2020

  • 9-21 Jan 2020 - Trans Tasman Tour New Zealand (the finale Tour to NZ & the finale event for TT)

 

2019-2020 Results

 

News & Updates

Facebook

Holroyd Little Athletics Centre regularly updates our athletes and families with upcoming news and competitions. As the season progresses we will update our website with news as well as our social media pages as below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holroydlittleathleticscentre/

TeamApp

Effective communication is essential for any large sporting organisation to achieve their goals. This season Holroyd will be using TEAMAPP to improve our communication on news, centre and team information, and upcoming events.

You can download the app from App Store or Google Play or login via your PC/MAC.

Team Name: HOLROYD LAC

Link: https://holroydlac.teamapp.com

How it works: https://www.teamapp.com/about-how-it-works

LAA (Little Athletics Australia) Changes to Standard Events & Standard Rules

In an effort to achieve standardisation of rules for Little Athletics across all of a Australia, further national standard rules were approved throughout the past season and will come into effect in NSW for the upcoming season. 

Changes to 2019-2020 Rules of Competition

Under 11’s Straight Track Hurdles:

  • All athletes in the U/11 age group shall compete in the 80m hurdles, with nine flights of hurdles at 60cm high.
    They will no longer compete in the 60m Hurdles.

Under 12’s Straight Track:

  • All athletes in the U/12 age group shall compete in the 80m hurdles, with nine flights of hurdles at 68cm high. 
    They will no longer compete in the 60m Hurdles.

Under 13’s and 14’s 200m Round Track Hurdles:

  • All 200m Hurdles events at all Zones, Regions and the State Track & Field Championships will be conducted as timed finals.
    Performances from all timed finals will be combined to determine the overall places for each age group.

Under 15’s and 17’s 300m Round Track Hurdles:

  • All 300m Hurdles events at all Zones, Regions and the State Track & Field Championships will be conducted as timed finals.
    Performances from all timed finals will be combined to determine the overall places for each age group.

All Competition Rules for LANSW

Click HERE to view the events on offer for each age group.

 

Committee

Our Committee has over 100 years combined Little Athletics Experience and comprises a mixture of Experience and Young Professionals.

President: Glen Richardson

Vice President: Maria McConville

Secretary: Aino Matwisyk

Treasurer: Robert Grubba

Registrar: Leanne Grubba

Championship Officer: Maria McConville

Canteen Manager: Vacant

Officer for Publicity: Jessica Grubba

Officer for Officials: Vacant

Officer for Records & Rankings: Vacant

Coaching Coordinator: Martin McConville

Officer for Equipment: Phil Stewart

Officer for Track & Field: Robert Grubba

 

Our Sponsors

Thanks to all our sponsors for supporting Holroyd Little Athletics throughout the season:

Gold Sponsors

 

Aussie Merrlylands is sponsoring Holroyd Little Athletics and received the Australian Broking Award ‘Major Brokerage of the Year – Franchise’ in 2014 – 2017 and was the Adviser’s ‘Top 25 Brokerage’ Winner in 2013 – 2017.

Find their store or visit Aussie Merrylands Facebook page

 

 

 

 

Club Merrylands goes above and beyond in its approach to the development and support of local community groups. Through the Club Grants scheme last year, the club provided over $250,000 in community funding.

Go to their website

 

 
Cozzcorp Projects  is a construction company, founded by Frank Cozzupoli almost 20 years ago, that has forged a superlative reputation throughout the industry for designing and building innovative, high quality developments. See more here.

 

Silver sponsor

 

Golfview Hotel is located on Rawson Road just off Woodville Road and is open every day!

Go to their website

 

Bronze sponsors

Grab A Cino is a professional mobile cafe business bringing gourmet coffee to you! You can book them here
 
 
 
 

 

Find out more on their website

 

Lifelong Members

 

1983

 Dot Grubba Deceased, Joe Grubba Deceased

1984 

Maria McConville

1988 

Patricia Maxwell

1992

Denise Dixon

1993

Glen Richardson

1996

Rokelle MacNaughton

2000

Kim Burton, Ray Cruickshank

2002

Debbie Cruickshank

2007

Aino Matwisyk

2011

Kevin Moody

2013

Paul Brown, Martin McConville, Richard Lamas

2014

Warwick Price, Phil Stewart

2016

Elizabeth Banks, Claire Yeo

 

 

 

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FAQ

 

Location

Our Friday night competition is conducted at Holroyd Athletic Fields located at the Corner of Peel Street and Robert Street, Holroyd (Merrylands).

Parking

Limited parking is available near the amenities block for committee members. Please park in the car park to the left or right down drive way to the other car park. NO PARKING on the grass.

Uniforms

All children must be in full uniform by their 4th week of competition. For further uniform details please look under Uniforms & Registration on this website.

Friday Nights

Please arrive by 5.45pm. To finish on time, events must start on time with assistance of parent. Children must be in the marshalling area and officials in position by 5.50pm.

You the parents are our officials. No one is employed to conduct the events for your children. You don’t have to worry about knowing what to do; someone will show you at the event. All the parents have come to the centre with no prior knowledge or expertise in athletics administration or organisation. They all gained their skills from on the job training. There are parents who have been coming for years, they will be happy to assist you with time keeping, track judging or field events. It takes just over 100 people to run the competition here on Friday nights, so please don’t wait to be asked.

Volunteer as soon as you arrive or hear the call over the microphone.

Parental involvement is a necessity in Little Athletics. Being an official regularly at an event is a good way of making new friends. For those who are keen, there is an opportunity to become a qualified official.

Just a Word of Warning

With all the new people it takes about three weeks before everything is running smoothly, so just bear with us, because officials have to be shown what to do and it takes a little time for the children to settle into the routine. We run a two-week program which means that over a two-week period your child should do all the events for their age group once.

Procedure

At 5.50pm all children will be called to the marshalling area where children line up in their correct age groups with their age managers. (If we have no age managers or officials, then children cannot start Friday night competition).

Athletes are to follow the direction of the age manager throughout the evening. There are 4 age managers assigned to each group before the season starts. Parents who are not age managers are not permitted on to the field unless performing a volunteer role assigned to them. This is a safety measure for all our athletes and volunteers.

Season – Achievement Awards.

At our end of season awards event, there are Achievement Awards available in all age groups from Tiny Tots to Under 17. These awards are given on the basis on an assessment of:

  1. Attendance and participation both on Friday nights and at our inter-centre competitions.
  2. Behavior and sportsmanship.
  3. Training and commitment to improvement.

We value participation and improvement and these attributes are rewarded amongst our athletes both throughout the season and at our end of year awards.

There are also Centre awards given for outstanding achievements and improvement across the season by our athletes. This includes by athletic achievement and contribution to our culture and sport.

Wet Weather

Friday nights are not cancelled until 5.30pm. Please check our Facebook Page, TeamApp or emails for any updates.

Alcohol Free Zone

We wish to draw your attention to the fact that Little Athletics is an Alcohol-Free Zone for the duration of competition. We request that you refrain from drinking on Friday evenings and at all carnivals. This is an Association Rule and it is policed.

Smoking

Some athletes are asthmatics or suffer from respiratory problems, we request that all parents refrain from smoking on the field, under the amenities building veranda or stairs or near children during Friday night competition. If you need to smoke, can you please move to the car park area behind the fences.

Canteen

The canteen operates every Friday night with a variety of hot food and snacks. We also offer coffee and cold drinks throughout the evening. To assist us both, please PRE-ORDER and pay for your chosen items of hot food prior to commencement of Friday Night Competition. This will assist the canteen volunteers and avoid disappointment with your menu choices.

The Notice Board

We also have a notice board located on the veranda outside the clubhouse, just before the canteen. This board is updated weekly with current information and upcoming events. There will be flyers at differing times for events and enrolment forms for upcoming events and carnivals. Please try to check these each week.

Cans of Drink on the Field

All cans are to be removed from the field. The council mower is very large and if it runs over a can, it shreds it into sharp slivers that can cause severe injury so please be mindful and remove all cans.

Newsletters

Newsletters will be available most week, each issue will be emailed. If we don’t have your email address, please come and see us or email us at [email protected] and we can add you to our email list.

First Aid

First Aid is located inside the Administration Building. Please report all injuries to First Aid to be recorded.

Training

Training for our athletes is free. Training is conducted by our qualified coaching staff and parent volunteers. If you are interested in assisting with training, please contact our Coaching Co-Ordinator Martin McConville.

Please plan your training night/s and event/s that you wish to train for so that you can gain the full benefit of our coaching program.

More information in your information pack.

Our training is conducted across the events in accordance with the below table.

Monday Wednesday

U/6-U/8 – all events 5.30 to 6.15

U/9-U/17

5.30 to 6.05 Long

6.05 to 6.20 Triple

6.00 to 7.00 Sprints/Middle distance

6.00-7.00 Javelin

6.00 to 7.00 Shot

6.15 to 6.35 Walks

U/9-U/17 – 6.00 to 7.00

Sprints/Middle distance, Hurdles, Discus & Shot

 

 

Contact us    

 

Holroyd Little Athletics Centre                        PO Box 1126

      Holroyd Sports Ground                                    MERRYLANDS 2016

      Cnr Robert St & Peel St                                    Email: [email protected]

      Holroyd NSW 2142

 

 

Contacts:

President: Glen Richardson (02 9672 4567)

Vice President: Maria McConville (0423 745 074)

Secretary: Aino Matwisyk (0409 658 591)

Treasurer: Robert Grubba (0418 123 075)