Naracoorte and Districts Little Athletics club held their presentation day and annual general meeting on Friday April 6.
The athletes all enjoyed an Easter Amazing Race game while the committee and parents attended to the annual general meeting. President Tony Bedworth read his report and reflected on a successful 2017/18 season, and thanked the committee and all those that had volunteered during the season.
The club welcomed some new committee members and thanked some departing long term members. Most of the executive positions on the committee were filled quickly, with Tony once again taking up the President’s position.
On completion of the annual general meeting, the athletes were presented with their personal best certificates, and the trophy winners were announced.
The most improved trophy is awarded to the athlete that has accrued the most points in each age group. Points are earned by the athlete for attendance, participating in every event, equalling personal best and bettering personal best.
Congratulations to the following most improved trophy winners:
Tiny Tots girls – Chelsea Meynell
Tiny Tots boys – Ollie Heinrich
U6 boys – Gareth Bruce
U7 girls – Emily Pretlove
U7 boys – Hudson Ross
U8 girls – Jessica McLindon
U8 boys – Marley Cardinal
U9 girls – Corrie Taylor
U9 boys – Jackson Oster
U10 girls – Libby Pretlove
U10 boys – Zach Boston
U11 girls – Georgia Oster
U11 boys – Bailey Ross
U12 boys – Cameron Taylor
U12 girls – Ella Boston
U13 + girls – Isabel Ross
U13 + boys – Jacob Edwards
The athletes and parents all enjoyed a sausage sizzle and some relaxed socialising at the conclusion of the presentations.
This year the club had 105 athletes registered and a phenomenal amount of improvements recorded over the season, including many centre best performances.
We also had athletes compete at many outside events, including the Country Games in Penola, and the SA State Classic, Multi Event Championships, State Challenge and State Individual Championships, which were all held in Adelaide.
The regular season may be over but the fun continues with some Cross Country events on Sunday April 29 and May 6 at the Naracoorte Nature Park. These events will be excellent practice for those students that intend on competing in the Primary Schools SE Cross Country competition in May.
Approximate distances are:
U6 – 500m, U7 - 750m, U8 – 1000m, U9 & 10 - 1500m, U11 & 12 – 2000m, U13 to 17 – 3000m.
The cost to enter is $5 per athlete, which includes a barbecue afterwards. Check in time is 10am, followed by a warm up and a 10.30am start. Members and non-members are all welcome to participate. Enquiries to President Tony Bedworth on 0419 865 495.