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Monday, 12 April 2021
Athletes in action at the Aussie Track & Field Champs


The Australian Track and Field Championships are underway in Sydney and there are 10 athletes from CLAC taking part.

Below is the list of athletes and their event details.

Follow them on the live feed here: https://www.facebook.com/AthleticsAustralia/videos/227130742499470/

Or better yet, go to the track to cheer for them live: https://www.ticketebo.com.au/athletics-australia/

 We’ll be posting results, pictures and videos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CanterburyLittleAthletics

 Best of luck to everyone. We’re super proud of you all, whatever the result 🌟

Tuesday, 30 March 2021
2021 AGM Notification and Call for Nominations

Canterbury Little Athletics Centre is run by a volunteer committee who are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Without our Committee members, our kids wouldn’t have a local club to participate with and for this, we say thanks to you all for your time, enthusiasm and efforts to deliver a positive experience for our families.

Our 2021 AGM will take place at 1.30pm on Sunday, 16 May 2021 at:

Wests Ashfield Leagues Club
115 Liverpool Road

All interested members are invited and welcome to nominate for a role on the Committee or as an Age Manager (who are automatically part of the Committee). Nominations will close Sunday, 9 May – one week prior to the AGM.

Links to the nomination forms and role descriptions are as follows:

Committee Position Descriptions

Nomination Form – General Committee

Nomination Form – Age Manager

Nomination Form – Executive Committee

Executive roles are two-year terms with the following positions open for nominations this year: Vice President, Registrar and Treasurer.

All non-executive roles are General Committee roles and most are allocated to specific areas e.g. Uniform Officer, First Aid Officer, Training Coordinator etc. These are all one-year terms and are vacated at the AGM.

We would love to see some new faces come on board as General Committee members (not allocated to specific areas). This is a great way to get involved in the Committee for the first time, ‘dip your toe’ and familiarise yourself with our activities and jump in and help where you can.

There’s exciting plans ahead for our club – but these things don’t happen without your engagement, enthusiasm and time. You can help a little, or a lot – it’s all valued and appreciated.

If you’d like to have a chat about any of the positions, or to talk through how you may be able to contribute to the club in another way, please contact Amy Winters (CLAC President) at president@clac.org.au or Rosa Reitano (CLAC Secretary) at secretary@clac.org.au.

Monday, 29 March 2021
2021 State Champs Wrap Up


That was our final medal tally across both Littles & Youth State Championships, culminating in one of our most successful State Championship hauls in recent times!

Our medallists are:
🥇 Tallara Joseph-Riogi, U12 G Javelin
🥇 Rekha Levine, U13 G Long Jump
🥇 Aspen Lambert, U14 G 3000m
🥇 Niamh McMahon, U17 G 3000m
🥈 Taj Ramtel, U11 B 100m
🥈 Patrick McMahon, U11 B 1500m
🥉 Khalil Ogle, U10 B 800m
🥉 Patrick McMahon, U11 B 800m
🥉 Tallara Joseph-Riogi, U12 G Discus
🥉 Siena Mace, U14 G Javelin
🥉 Niamh McMahon, U17 G 1500m
🥉 James Stewart, U17 B Javelin

Congratulations to every single athlete who represented Canterbury Little Athletics – you’ve all made us proud 💙

To those athletes whose results weren’t what you were hoping for: don’t give up. Be committed. Train smart. Try your best. Have fun. Do these things consistently and your turn will come.

You can view updates, pictures and vision of some of these great performances on our Facebook page.

Some stats for you (only back to 2014 is available):

🌟 Our medal tally from 2019 (there were no champs in 2020) was 5 Gold and 2 bronze medals
🌟 We had 11 x Top 8 finishers compared to 12 x Top 8 finishes in 2019
🌟 Our girls delivered 7 of our medals – including all of the Gold medals
🌟 Our boys won 2 x silver and 3 x bronze
🌟 We had our first relay team (for either boys or girls) qualify for the State Champs (not State Relays). Our Junior Boys team finished in 4th place
🌟 Our medals were spread across the following event groups: Sprints x 1; Distance x 6; Jumps x 1; Throws x 4
🌟 Our 4th to 8th place finishers came from the following event groups: Sprints x 6; Distance x 2; Walks x 1; Jumps x 1; Throws x 1

In summary, these are fantastic results for our Club and we’re excited for what’s to come! If you know of any other interesting stats, please send them through!

PS. Have a love of stats? We’d love some help to pull together our historical results. Sounds like a job for you? Send us a an email at president@clac.org.au.

Sunday, 21 March 2021
LANSW State Championships – Day One Wrap

Congratulations toall of our little athlete’s that competed today at the Littles State Championships. As we know, the conditions have been extremely tough, but they have produced results that they should be incredibly proud of (we certainly are!). We can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Better photos and footage of some of the events are posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CanterburyLittleAthletics

Results from Saturday:

Patrick McMahon – U11B 1500m – 2nd Place
Taj Ramtel – U11B 100m – 2nd Place
Ibrahima Yade – U11B Shot Put – 15th Place
Tallara Joseph-Riogi – U12G Discus – 3rd Place
Julia Meaker – U12G 400m – 17th Place
Xavier Milewski – U12B 400m – 12th Place
Khalil Ogle – U10B 400m – 4th Place

We have 10 athletes in action across the day. Again, check our Facebook page for athlete names and event times, plus a link to the Live Stream.

Good luck today to everyone. Stay dry and have fun!


Patrick McMahon wins Silver in the U11 Boys 1500m

Taj Ramtel wins Silver in the U11 Boys 100m

Tallara Joseph-Riogi wins Bronze in the U12 Girls Discus

Sunday, 14 February 2021


Congratulations to all the medalists from our inaugural Club Multi Championships held on Friday night!

The night was a huge success… thankfully most events were completed before the rain came!

A very big thank you to our Age Managers and Committee for entering results and calculating the points this weekend.

We’re excited to have the Club Multi’s as a regular event on our annual calendar!

Sunday, 7 February 2021
U9-12 Little State Qualifier Meet…. Results!

Our Canterbury athletes have done us proud at the Littles State Qualifying meet at Sylvania Waters.

The team spirit and camaraderie amongst our athletes is not something that can go unmentioned… new friendships were made and old friendships strengthened on the sidelines. The cheering and support for teammates was truly heartwarming – the screaming for the boys 4×100m relay was next level!!

A special mention to all of the athletes for whom this was their first carnival representing Canterbury. We hope the experience you had ignited a little spark that inspires you to continue, and come back to try again next season.

Across our team, our athletes achieved 41 personal best results!

We’re excited at the number of athletes who have, and are likely to qualify for the State Champs – you should be really proud of yourselves!

Congratulations to our Littles State Qualifiers:

Adam Secanski: 2nd U9 700m Walk (PB)

Khalil Ogle: 1st U10 High Jump, 2nd 800m (PB)

Patrick McMahon: 1st U11 800m (PB), 1st 1500m (PB)

Taj Ramtel: 2nd U11 200m (PB)

Ibrahima Yade: 2nd U11 Shot Put

Isabella Crnogorac: 2nd U12 1500m Walk

Tallara Joseph-Riogi: 1st U12 Discus (PB); 1st U12 Javelin (PB); 2nd U12 Shot Put (PB)

Xavier Milewski: 2nd U12 400m

Junior Boys Relay: James Aoun (U9), Khalil Ogle (U10), Taj Ramtel (U11), Xavier Milewski (U12)

We also have a number of athlete who placed in the Top 8, therefore giving themselves a chance for selection as one of the next 8 best from across the state (at the conclusion of all Region’s SQM’s):

Thomas Flatley: U9 High Jump (8th)

Khaled Ogle: U9 700m walk (3rd)

Sanou Yade: U9 Shot Put (8th, PB)

Taylor Verdon: U10 High Jump (4th)

Khalil Ogle: U10 400m (3rd, PB)

Gregory Tranxidis: U10 Shot Put (5th), U10 Discus (5th)

Lizzie Ellis: U11 High Jump (7th)

Jessica Laws: U11 1500m (8th)

Patrick McMahon: U11 400m (3rd, PB)

Callum North: U11 1100m Walk (5th, PB)

Qasim Ogle: U11 1500m (8th, PB)

Taj Ramtel: U11 100m (6th, PB in heat)

Huon Wright: U11 1100m Walk (4th)

Ibrahima Yade: U11 Discus (6th), Javelin (7th)

Julia Meaker: U12 400m (3rd, PB), 800m (4th, PB)

Gabriella Zimeras: U12 Shot Put (6th), Discus (6th, PB), Javelin (5th, PB)

Xavier Milewski: U12 200m (4th, PB in heat), 100m (8th, PB in heat), Triple Jump (5th)

All results can be viewed here: http://www.littlearesults.com/Region8/

A big thanks to all of the parents for the time and effort you all put in. Huge thanks to our trusty CLAC Team Managers, Committee Members/Age Managers, coaches and parents for their work not only on the day but in the lead up to the event and for the transporting of tents etc back to the clubhouse. It’s a true team effort!

Most importantly, we’re extremely proud of every single athlete who wore the blue and white for Canterbury and gave their best on the day. Sometimes it goes our way and other days, not so much. But that’s ok, that’s competition. As long as you had fun and tried your best – that’s what it’s all about.

A final call out for any photos to be sent to centre.manager@clac.org.au. We’ll be posting the photos we have on our Facebook page over the next day or so. We’d love to include yours!

Thursday, 4 February 2021


We’d like to wish all 62 of our CLAC athletes taking part in the Region 8 Littles State Qualifying Meet (SQM) tomorrow and on Saturday the very best of luck!! 🍀

We have a number of athletes who haven’t competed at this level before! It’s an honour to represent our club & we’ll do all that we can to support you 💙

What we expect from our athletes is that they try their best, show good sportsmanship and most importantly, HAVE FUN! We can’t wait to see the blue & white in action!

Results will be posted on the notice board at the ground & available online as soon as possible at http://www.littlearesults.com/Region8/

A reminder that there will be no Friday night competition at Campbell Field tomorrow evening.

Friday, 29 January 2021
Competition Cancelled

We have made the decision to cancel competition tonight due to the unpredictable nature of the weather today… ☔ ☹️

If you have purchased uniforms this week, they can be collected from Campbell Field during training on Monday and Wednesday evening.

*Please note there will be no competition next week due to the Littles State Qualifying meet on 5/6 February. We will return to competition on Friday 12 February.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 27 January 2021
The CLAC Club Multi Championship is on this Friday!


This Friday will see the debut of the CLAC Club Multi Championship!

The Club Multi Championships is a Combined Events competition, which is an age appropriate version of the heptathlon/decathlon.

Held on one night only, athletes will compete in their age group across all events on their program. Athlete’s performances will earn points in each of their events (based on the LANSW Combined Events Scoring Tables). The title of Club Multi Champion is awarded to the athlete with the highest accumulation of points across their events. Competing in all events is essential to achieving a good result in the multi/combined event format.

The events for each age group is as follows:

U6: 50m, 300m, Discus

U7: 50m, 500m, Shot Put, Long Jump

U8: 100m, 700m, 60m Hurdles, Discus, Long Jump

U9: 100m, 800m, 60m Hurdles, Shot Put, Long Jump

U10: 100m, 800m, 60m Hurdles, Discus, High Jump

U11: 100m, 1500m, Shot Put, Javelin, Long Jump

U12: 100m, 1500m, Discus, Triple Jump, High Jump

U13: 100m, 1500m, Shot Put, Javelin, Long Jump

U14-17: 100m, 1500m, Discus, Triple Jump, High Jump

The Tiny Tots program will remain unchanged.

Results will be announced as soon as they are available – which we hope to be in the days following the competition. The first three place getters in each age group/gender will receive a Championship Medal at the end of the season to recognise their achievement.

If Friday night is cancelled due to weather, the Club Multi Championships will take place on our next competition night – Friday, 12 February.

Good luck to everyone for the Club Multi Championship event!

Monday, 18 January 2021
Upcoming Competition Opportunities – Enter Now!


Details are below for some upcoming competition opportunities. Please take note of the closing dates so you don’t miss out.


Super Sonic Series
Wednesday, 20 January @ The Crest, Georges Hall. Competition starts at 6.00pm.
Events on offer are 100m, 200m, 400, 800 and 1500m. The cost is $5 per athlete or $10 per family.
Registrations close Tuesday, 19 January at 10.00am
Register via Results HQ: https://resultshq.com.au/Login/Index/


Hornsby District LAC will be hosting a 3000m this Thursday night, 21 January at 5.45pm. Please email Amy at president@clac.org.au if you’d like to compete and for further information.


Sutherland Sprint Meet
Sunday, 24 January @ Sylvania Waters Athletics Track
If you’re NOT an Athletics NSW member or Dual Registration athlete, you can register as Casual Community for $15 plus $15 for one or or events.
More info: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/sdathletics/events/85804/


LANSW Youth State Championships
Saturday, 27 March and Sunday, 28 March @ SOPAC
Entries are now open for this event. Further details and a link to the entry form can be found here: https://lansw.com.au/youth-state-championship-nominations-now-open/
Entries close Sunday, 21 February @ 5.00pm. Don’t miss out!