Gala days, Multi events and Carnivals
The centre encourages our athletes to participate at various Carnivals & Gala Days that are organized, at other local centres and the athletes have a wonderful time competing. Most gala days are open to all athletes. Usually, you must pre-enter about a week prior to the competition, and an entry fee will apply to cover the costs of medals and trophies awarded, however sometimes you can enter on the day. For more information about carnivals see the noticeboard/newsletter.
Championships and Special Events
Zone Championships - is the Lake Macquarie Zone Championship, and will be hosted by one of the 9 centres in our zone, generally at Glendale Athletics Track at Glendale. This event is open to ALL athletes from Under 7's to Under 17's and all athletes are encouraged to attend. Nomination forms will be distributed closer to the date. Certificates are awarded to the top eight placegetters and the top three placegetters progress to the Regional Championships. Under 7's do not progress to Regional Championships but the top three placegetters receive medals.
Regional Championships - this Championship is for athletes who have qualified through the Zone Championship. Certificates are awarded to the top eight placegetters and the top three placegetters receive medals and progress to the State Championships. Under 8's do not progress to Regional Championships.
State Championships - this Championship is for athletes who have qualified through the Regional Championships and is held at the Sydney Athletics Track at Homebush.
End of Season Awards
The Centre has scheduled approx 21 competition nights for the season. We inevitably lose some nights to bad weather however Athletes are required to attend at least 70% of our Centre’s completed competition nights to be eligible for any end-of-season award. .
In the event of wet weather, for every three washed out scheduled Thursday competition nights then one Monday training night will be converted to a competition night. Alternatively extra nights may be added to the end of the season. At least two weeks notice will be given regarding the training night that is changed to a competition night or of the extension of the season.
In the event of excessive wet weather disruption the Executive will make a decision as to any adjustments to the above attendance policy. This decision will be communicated via the newsletter, email or announcement at the start of competition nights to athletes and their parents.