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Latest News: Sunday, 3 November 2019
Week#9

THIS Week: REGISTRATIONS still Open

WED 6th NOV:  Training (Basic Event Skills: High Jump, Sprints Discus) 530 – 645pm – Special presentation 7pm – 815pm with free BBQ – delivered by Stuart Dempster: 

Avoiding Burnout and Mediocrity

For parents,coaches and older athletes
How many sessions should your child be doing?
Why do 90% of youngster retire by age 13?

Free Sausage Sandwich!

Stuart Dempster  Level 3 Sprints and Hurdles Coach (Level 4 UK). Available for Specialist Training at Other times

Youth Aths Leader &

IAAF Kids’ Athletics Coach.

The Sprint Stable

@sprints100m110mh

0450 304 361.

Fri 8th Nov: Club Carnival & BBQ Night 530 for 6pm start Program 2. see: Programs

Sat 9th : AWD (Athletes with a Disabiltiy) Carnival 900-1030hrs

Sat 9th Nov: Eastlakes Pentathlon  from 8am: Click here for Entry Form

UNIFORM ORDERs:  All orders from first bulk delivery are now available, check in with our Meet management room to collect, preferebly by 530pm. For those awaiting orders, plain short/briefs and tops with numbers and age patches attached temporarily are totally fine.

Timing Issues – Track Events upto 400m
A major issue has been recently discovered with our timing system. There was a problem with the WIFI connection and the transmitter on the starting gun. This has affected all events up to 400m conducted on the first 4 weeks of our Friday night carnivals. This has resulted in times recorded that are, in many cases, much faster than what they should be. The problem was completely rectified prior to week 5 by replacing the transmitter, calibrating and a full test of the system by timing equipment experts. If we do nothing with the first 4 weeks results (up to 400m) it will be almost impossible for many to set new PBs, our club places a high value on improving through the season. In consideration of this and the uncertainty of  results, the committee has decided that the 1st 4 weeks results for all track events up to 400m are to be made unavailable. PBs will be from week 5 onwards for these events. Many thanks to those club members who provided feedback to the committee on the timing problem over the first few weeks and for your patience while the issue was resolved. The committee  looks forward to many PB achievements from all of our athletes for the rest of the Season.
Important Safety Notes:
Shotput : We need to look out for proper technique, lots of fouls being thrown, we will try to get a few more experience parents to assist at these events and a brief discussion with all Age Controller volunteers at Start of the night
Javelin : Athletes should not be retrieveing Javelins, this needs to be more controlled to avoid tragic consequences
Running on inside of Track: No running on the inside of the track following athlete competing.
Crossing the Field: Please comply with moving around the outside of the track to your next event.
Some Notes from 1st few Weeks:

Thankyou to all parents who have put the hand up to be Age Controllers thus far and for those many assisting at the events. The start of the season is always a little hectic with a number of new parents to Athletics, Athletics is a very volunteer orientated sport, this is what keeps registration fees down so low. I take this opportunity to remind all to review the information in each of the age controller folders for reference and to see one of the committee for assistance if having difficulties. Main feedback I have is for marshalling for track events: please marshal at the outside of the track, this avoids accidentally walking out on races run in lanes 1 and 2 and keeps you out of the sightline between starter and finish line timing. Hope you are enjoying thus far and hope to see you all this week.

REGISTRATION:  Is online ONLY. Registration packs will be available each Friday night for those registered prior to Thursday 12.00pm.Register at www.lansw.com.au . Note: your name may not appear on the result sheets if registered after Wednesday. Results will be updated once registrations are uploaded to our results systems.

  • Active Kids vouchers ($100 per child). Get yours at Service NSW website  https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/ now.
  • Click on Registrations at top of this page for more detail. Choose little As Registrations for Tots – u17s, Senior Registrations for 17+

UNIFORMS: Very limited supply held in stock. Please order early.

NOTE: Those wishing to use their gift voucher, do not use the discount code on checkout,proceed as follows:

  1. Checkout using Bank Deposit (Do Not perform the transaction), 2. Send email or phone Sportsmagic with voucher code, they will verify and then credit your sportsmagic account. 3. The club will be invoiced.

Please click on “Uniforms” above for more information on the ordering process via Sportsmagic or Click here. Make sure of size, as returns will not be accepted if not in original package.

TRAINING ACCESS: The Centre is available for Free access for Little As up to u17s most Wednesday Nights  530 -730pm .  Must have Training card to show on entry!

SENIORS have access to purchase heavily discounted card (20 Visits valid at any time for $80, 30 Visits for $120) via our club.

Senior/Open/Masters Athletes: Welcome to join in with the normal u/17s program on the carnival nights, graded open events for u13s  – Opens & Masters (seperate from normal carnival events).

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Download the Team App from the Apple Store or Google Play.  Login via new account, google or facebook and search for Mac Hunter

Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/441220075994882/  . request to join group

Macquarie Hunter Athletics Club is based at Hunter Sports Centre at Glendale and enjoys international class facilities for all Track and Field Events. It caters for Little Athletics: Tots (4 years and under) and the Little Athletics NSW age groups from u/6s to u/17s. We also cover Senior Athletes from 17s right through to Masters age groups  & AWD athletes.

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The club was formed  in 2008 through the amalgamation of two Athletics clubs that were based out of the Hunter Sports Centre facility (Macquarie Shores and Hunter Track & Field)

Our club focuses on the full spectrum of abilities and interests from AWD Athletes, Social athletes, Club competitors, Amateur representatives through to Professional Athletes.

Throughout the Track and Field Season (September – March) on a weekly basis we run: club carnival on Friday Nights from 530pm, AWD events commencing approx 9-1030am on Saturdays & Wednesday night training 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Friday Night carnivals will have 4 events for the younger groups and 5+ for the older age groups (u13 +).

We hope to make this year a memorable one for the Club both on and off the Track, keeping the philosophy of “Bringing Out The Best In All Athletes” and incorporating the committee’s vision of “Making Athletics a Fun Social Event for the Whole Family”.

We will be running graded events (fo u13s and up)  in addtion to the normal Little As age events on our Friday night carnivals and senior athletes will also be welcome to join our u/17s programmed events.

Our club will be intending to build up our group of coaches to help “bring out your best” in athletics

FREE “On-Track” training access is available for non- Seniors during the athletics season on Wednesday’s starting at 5.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm. Coaching assistance will be provided when available.The club has many wonderful volunteers who do a magnificent job. However, we need more people assisting.  So feel free to put your hand up to assist. We all have to start somewhere.

To all our athletes and parents, we wish you a very happy, healthy and fun athletics season that will hopefully bring out the best in you and we encourage all to embrace the sportsmanship and friendship the club has to offer this season.

Have a great 2019-2020 season!