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The 2018-2019 season finishes on 8th March 2019. 2019-2020 season will commence on Friday, 6th September 2019. Registrations will be online only and will begin on 1st August 2019.
We were the sixth Little Athletics Centre established in New South Wales and have a long and proud history. Holroyd Little Athletics is a member of the Mid West Metropolitan Zone, and one of the leading clubs having won the Holroyd Shield and Garth Robinson Shield consecutively for the last four seasons, being 2012/13 to 2017/8.
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.
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 2018/2019 season is Friday, 7 September 2018.
First call each Friday night is at 5.40pm. We begin with a warm-up and orientation for the evening before proceeding to a rotating weekly program. We ask that you arrive as close to 5.30pm as possible so that our night commences on time and all athletes have sufficient time to properly warm up and avoid injury.
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. The conduct of our athletes and parents is regularly monitored to ensure that our athletes are not exposed to negative conduct 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.
Regions with three zones will have four automatic places progress; places progress through to Region. Then a maximum of four next best qualifiers from each region will also be taken through to the respective regions. Making a total of up to 16 athletes in each event at Region. Note: Do not take notice of the event numbers in these listings, as they are computer generated. You MUST only check the event and athlete names.
Event Results for 2018-2019 Season
Results Holroyd for State Championships - see results here
- MWMZ Zone Multi - see results here
- Great Western Challenge
- State Relay Championships 2018 – State Relay Championships
- MWMZ Zone held @ Bankstown – Holroyd Results 2018 – see results here
- Trans Tasman Gala Day @ Holroyd results (download here)
- MWMZ Garth Robinson @ Girraween (U7s – U17s) results (download here)
- 22 Mar 2019 Holroyd Presentation @ Merrylands Bowling Club
- 22 Mar 2019 Committee nominations close for 2019-2020
- 27-28 Apr 2019 Australian Little Athletics Championship (Hobart)
- The ALAC encompasses the Australian Teams Championships for Under 13 athletes and the Australian Multi-Event Championships for Under 15 athletes.
Little Athletics NSW State Team
At the completion of the 2019 State Track & Field Championships, a team of 32 x U13 athletes will be selected to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships.
Four girls and four boys in the U15 age group will also represent NSW at the Australian Little Athletics Championships, with their selection based on their performances at the 2019 State Multi-Event Championships.
Each year the Australian Little Athletics Championships is hosted by a different State/Territory Association. In 2019 the event will be conducted in Hobart and will be held over 2 days.
More information can be found HERE.
- 1 May 2019 Holroyd Little Athletics AGM @ Holroyd Sports Ground 7.00pm
Please note that most of these events have closing dates around 2-3 weeks before they are held. Check the noticeboard near the club canteen for more information and flyers.
Age groups will be changing for the 2018-2019 season.
Age will be determined by the age members turn in the calendar year (i.e. age as at 31 December). For an in-depth explanation of the Changes and their Implications, download the Age Group Changes Information Handbook here.
U17s born between Oct 2001 to Dec 2001 are still eligible to run this season.
Click here to access the LANSW age group table for 2018-2019 season.
Parents & Volunteers Role at Little Athletics
The upcoming 2018/2019 Little Athletics Season at Holroyd will commence on Friday evening the 7th September 2018.
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.
Online registrations ONLY from 1 August 2018
The registration process is to register and pay online only.
You will also have the opportunity to use your Active Kids Voucher towards your payment.
Active Kids Vouchers – Government incentive – free registration
Yes, you can use the Active Kids Vouchers if not already used. 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.
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 now.
Little Athletics NSW
How to register: http://www.lansw.com.au/Participate/How-to-Register
Age Calculation Table: Click here to access the LANSW age group table for 2018-2019 season
Pick up Registration numbers, age patches, Info pack and purchase uniforms from 5.30pm on Fridays before competition.
Holroyd Sports Ground: Cnr Robert Street & Peel Street, Holroyd
Registrations for 2018-2019 season
Registration Early Bird Special prices for the 2018/19 Season have closed
Registration Standard prices for the 2018/19 Season from 1 September 2018 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/13-U/17 for extra weekend competition and running seniors over 17 years on Friday evenings.
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 2018/2019 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.
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.
- Mesh singlets $35
- Crop Tops $35
- Skins/Bike pants $35
- Shorts $35
- New HLAC Hats $10
- Socks (1 pair $5.00) (3 pairs $10.00)
Please see below some pictures of the uniform for reference.
- your email address (the same one you used to register your child/children)
- your password you were given or you changed it to when registering
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.
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
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 2018-2019 Rules of Competition
- U/10’s 1500mtr run to be removed from program
- Weight changes from October 2018
- Discus U11B & U11G from 750gm to 500gm
- Discus U13B 1kg to 750gm
- Shot U12B 3kg to 2kg
Age groups will be changing for the 2018-2019 season
Age will be determined by the age members turn in the calendar year (i.e. age as at 31 December). For an in-depth explanation of the Changes and their Implications, download the Age Group Changes Information Handbook here. U17s Born between Oct 2001 to Dec 2001 are still eligible to run this season.
All Competition Rules for LANSW
Click HERE to view the events on offer for each age group.
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.
Our Committee has over 100 years combined Little Athletics Experience and comprises a mixture of Experience and Young Professionals.
President: Maria McConville
Secretary: Aino Matwisyk
Treasurer: Robert Grubba
Registrar: Chris Williams
Championship Officer: Sheree Hiley
Canteen Manager: Tae Kyoung Williams
Officer for Publicity: Ania Cetinic
Officer for Officials: Vacant
Officer for Records & Rankings: Penny Kostis
Coaching Coordinator: Shanna Mahony
Officer for Equipment: Phil Stewart
Officer for Track & Field: Rob Grubba
Thanks to all our sponsors for supporting Holroyd Little Athletics throughout the season:
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.
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
Golfview Hotel is located on Rawson Road just off Woodville Road and is open every day!
Go to their website
Find out more on their website
Dot Grubba, Joe Grubba Deceased
Kim Burton, Ray Cruickshank
Paul Brown, Martin McConville, Richard Lamas
Warwick Price, Phil Stewart
Elizabeth Banks, Claire Yeo
Our Friday night competition is conducted at Holroyd Athletic Fields located at the Corner of Peel Street and Robert Street, Holroyd (Merrylands).
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.
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.
Come early before 5.40pm. If we are to finish on time, events must start on time. Children must be in the marshalling area and officials in position by 5.45pm. 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.
At 5.45pm 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). All children will then participate in a warm+up before they are directed to their events by the age managers. 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 – Championship Award
At Holroyd Little Athletics Centre, we allocate competition points for all events each Friday night of Competition during the season.
At our end of season awards event, there are Championship Awards available in all age groups from Tiny Tots to Under 17. These awards are given on the basis on an assessment of:
- Attendance and participation both on Friday nights and at our inter-centre competitions.
- Behavior and sportsmanship.
- 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.
Friday nights are not cancelled until 5.30pm. Please check our Facebook Page, TeamApp or emails for any updates.
Should your child be unable to participate on a Friday night due to injuries etc please contact our Records & Ranking Officer or our Recording table so a decision on points can be awarded accordingly.
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.
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.
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 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 is located inside the Administration Building. Please report all injuries to First Aid to be recorded.
Training for our athletes is offered throughout the season upon a gold coin donation. 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.
Our training is conducted across the events in accordance with the below table.
|Field training in jumps from 5pm and throws from 5.30pm to 7pm||Track training focused on middle distance and sprint endurance events from 6pm to 7.30pm||Track training focused on sprint and hurdles events from 6pm to 7.30pm|
Holroyd Little Athletics Centre PO Box 1126
Holroyd Sports Ground MERRYLANDS 2016
Cnr Robert St & Peel St Email: [email protected]
Holroyd NSW 2142