Week 2 Sat 22/9 from 830am. It is not too late to register. See below for details, and uniform information. Pin your registration #s to tops whilst waiting for new uniforms.

News

NEW UNIFORMS AND HOW TO ORDER (by 16 Sep for 1st batch)

As we count down to the opening of our 2018/19 Season, I’d like to reveal the 2nd part of our fresh new look for upcoming season….. A New Uniform Design. Our fresh new look is not only about making our athletes and materials look resplendent, but also delivers on the aspect of Sun Safety with shirts now being part of our Uniform code. We think they look very smart and hope you will too (Special thanks to Catherine Ashley for spearheading this). Don’t worry if you still have a uniform from last year that fits, we are allowed to continue use of the old uniform in parallel with the new one through seasons 2018/19 and 2019/20. Beyond that, you are still welcome to wear the old uniform for club meetings, but will be required to wear the new uniform for representative carnivals (Zone, Regional, State, State Multi, State Relay, etc).


Go to the following link to order and pay for your uniforms online before 16 September to make the first batch cutoff.  Orders will be bulk shipped to our Centre and made available for collection around Sat 12 October. Athletes can wear what is comfortable in the meantime.  PLEASE PIN YOUR 2018-19 SEASON REGO # TO YOUR SINGLETS / SHIRTS FOR NOW IF YOU ARE WAITING FOR A NEW UNIFORM TO ARRIVE.

https://www.sportsmagic.com.au/clubs/athletics/northern-districts-little-athletics/

 


2018-19 REGISTRATION OPEN - SEE LINK DFOR DETAILS!

http://www.ndlac.org.au/registration/


NEW LOOK!

Athletes and Parents / Guardians - past, present (and future!),

With only 48 days until the start of the new Little Athletics season at Northern Districts, I am thrilled to share with you the first update from our off-season objective of a fresh new look: Our New Logo. Our new logo takes the colours and function of the old logo and modernises it to a more sleek and athletic looking character emblazoned upon the NDLAC crest. Whilst a seemingly small change, this is representative of our ambition to get all the small things right so that season 2018/19 is the best one ever for our athletes.

Stay tuned for more updates on our off-season objectives, namely:
A) A fresh new look
B) A fresh new program
C) Opportunities to engage parents and senior athletes in growing our Juniors

And keep an eye out for registration details coming soon.

It’s getting exciting now… 48 more sleeps 😀

Matt Gleeson
President NDLAC


COMMITTEE POSITION VACANCIES - WE NEED YOU!

The NDLAC Committee is a great team that oversees the running of our Centre for all athletes and their families. 

Each year, we ask any parents and carers who are interested in Little Athletics to consider being a part of the NDLAC Committee. We have 2 positions currently available in the 2018-19 season - Secreatary, and Canteen Officer - and we would love to have you on board!

If you are interested, please express your interest with any of the Committee members.  You will be assisted and supported along the way, Committee member discounts apply to registration, and you get to make a valuable contribution to the running of our club.


AGE GROUP CHANGES FROM 2018-19 SEASON

Hi all

Please note that from the 2018-19 season, there will be some changes to the determination of age groups for Little Athletics Australia-wide.

http://littleathletics.com.au/News/little-athletics-age-group-changes

INTRODUCTION

Traditionally, Little Athletics registration dates have aligned to the commencement of the summer athletics season. Essentially, the age that the athlete turns between 01 Oct and 30 Sep of any given registration year, determined the age group that the athlete was considered ‘Under’.

Across the sport of athletics in Australia the Little Athletics age grouping has been unique in that it is based upon the season rather than the calendar year, whereas national school sport and Athletics Australia determined age groups by year of birth. Consequently, the determination of age groups within Little Athletics has long been a subject of discussion.

SUMMARY

A summary of the changes and impacts is as follows:

  • The age group anniversary date will change in the 2018-19 season to 31 December
  • Athletes born between October and December 2003 will bypass the U15 age group in 2018-19 and will be in their final year of Little Athletics as an U14 athlete in 2017-18 for state associations that do not offer U16’s and U17’s
  • Athletes born between October and December 2001 will bypass the U17 age group in 2018-19 and will be in their final year of Little Athletics as an U16 athlete in 2017-18
  • State Associations will be continue  to be responsible for the age group determination for winter cross country and race walking competitions conducted by their association
  • Athletes born between January and September are unaffected by the change
  • The age groups will align with national school sport competitions
  • Athletes will remain in the same age group for the duration of the summer season
  • The age groups will align with Athletics Australia for the first half of the summer season
  • Event specifications will align with School Sport competitions except for U15-U17 boy’s hurdles
  • The Board of Little Athletics Australia will develop a transition plan to ensure affected athletes are provided an opportunity for State Team selection
  • Athletes born between October and December 2003 will bypass the U15 age group in 2018-19 and will be in their final year of Little Athletics as an U14 athlete in 2017-18 for state associations that do not offer U16’s and U17’s
  • Athletes born between October and December 2001 will bypass the U17 age group in 2018-19 and will be in their final year of Little Athletics as an U16 athlete in 2017-18
  • State Associations will be continue  to be responsible for the age group determination for winter cross country and race walking competitions conducted by their association

 The following FAQ and facts have been compiled to address concerns raised.

http://littleathletics.com.au/Portals/25/Age%20Group%20-%20FAQ%20and%20Facts%20FINAL%2024-11-2016.pdf