The Saturday morning events program operates on a two-week cycle from September to mid March, at A.H. Whaling Reserve, Roxborough Park Road, Baulkham Hills.
The first Saturday morning is Week A, the second Saturday is Week B. If a meeting is cancelled, the cancelled program takes place the following week. However if a program has started and then cancelled it is deemed as being run.
Our series A and B Event Program
A warm-up for all athletes commences at 8.00am sharp each Saturday with the Age Managers, the warm-up is essential to avoid injury and to perform efficiently. Please make sure you arrive in sufficient time to join the warm-up prior to your event.
Our Amenities block includes equipment storage, toilets and our Canteen. The Canteen sells drinks, ice blocks, confectionery and light snacks; the BBQ also operates. All proceeds go to our Centre. Water bublers are available and shade is limited.
Wet Weather Arrangements
Saturday morning competition is only cancelled if there is, or will be, substantial rainfall at the starting time AH Whaling Reserve.
Alternatively you can call the centre message bank on 9294-8514 after 7am. Decisions to cancel are delayed until the last possible minute in order to avoid unnecessary cancellations during the changeable spring/summer weather
Children are divided into age groups for competition. The grouping depends on their age as at 30 September. A “Tiny Tot” age group is run and includes children who are turning five and to commence school February 2018. This is the youngest age group. The oldest age group is the Under 17’s for teenage athletes. It should be noted that if an age group is deemed to be too large the group will be split into smaller, more manageable groups.
The Little Athletics Association of NSW have some years ago, introduced the Tiny Tots on Track program to assist the younger Little Athletes to improve their basic movement/gross motor skills.
Naturally, our Tiny Tots have very different physical and emotional needs to older athletes and at no time should their program be confused with the far more advanced skills performed by the older athlete. It should be stressed that this program holds an emphasis on development, not competitive achievement.
“Tiny Tots on Track” has been organised into three categories – running, jumping and throwing. Taking into consideration the development stages and requirements of suchyoung children, the program encompasses games and activities that have been designed to prepare Tiny Tots for their introduction into Athletics in the Under 6 age group.
Tiny Tots commences at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning competition days.
The Centre maintains a Lost Property trolley. Unclaimed property is collected at the end of each morning and placed in this trolley in the Amenities block. Please check its contents regularly. At various times through the season Lost Property is donated to charity.
First Aid is available at the front of the Amenities Block. Sunscreen is available from the Canteen and Announcing area.