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HOME GROUND: Pennant Hills No 2 Oval, Britannia Street PENNANT HILLS


  Cross Country Competition - commences Sunday, 23 April
Our Centre Cross Country competition will commence on Sunday, 23 April. Athletes should be at the oval outside the fence near the Tiny Tots area at 9:45am to put your name on the list. The event will commence at 10:00am and we should be finished by 10:30am. Details on the Cross Country page. More...

Logon to ResultsHQ to view your results, PBs and Centre records. Click on the Family Login button and request your password to be sent to you by return e‑mail. Your UserName will be the e‑mail address you used at registration.

  Presentation Day - Sunday, 30 April at Ruddock Park
Our end-of-season Presentation Day will be held at Ruddock Park, Westleigh on Sunday, 30 April. Proceedings will commence at 12:30pm (so you aim to get there by 12:15pm - Age Managers should get there by 12:00pm) and we should be finished by 3:00pm. There's ample parking available in the adjacent streets.

We will be celebrating the achievements of our athletes at Centre competition and at LANSW Carnivals, including Zone, Region and State Championships. We will be presenting our Centre Perpetual Awards, Septathlon Awards and awards for best athletes, most improved athletes and age managers' encouragement awards in each age group. All registered athletes will receive a participation award and there will be a free sausage sizzle! More details to follow.

  Summer season draws to an end
Last Saturday, 18 March, was to be our last competition for the summer season. However, because of the continuous wet weather over the previous week, it was necessary to cancel our Centre competition. Coming events update
Cross Country season starts - 23 April
Presentation Day - Sunday, 30 April
Nevertheless, we were able to make the best of the time available by completing most of our pack-up in preparation for handing over the oval and facilities to the AFL football club. Thanks to the small group of committee members and age managers who appeared at the oval bright and early on Saturday morning to assist with this task. The next Centre activity, our Centre Cross Country competition, will commence on Sunday, 23 April. Details on the Cross Country page. More...

  Star Awards can be picked up at Presentation Day
Claims for Star Awards concluded on 11 March and processing of awards has finished. Any Star Awards not collected during the season will be available for collection at presentation day at Ruddock Park, Westleigh on 30th April. More...

  State Track & Field Championships
Twenty-two of our athletes competed at the State Track & Field Championships at SOPAC over the weekend of 17-19 March. Zara Warland
Zara Warland (R) with her 3000m
U13G Bronze Medal at State
Initial results are that U13G Zara Warland achieved a Bronze Medal in the 3000m middle-distance event. There's a photo to the right of Zara with her medal. Congratulations, Zara! Further results as they come to hand. More...

  State track & Field results published
The complete results from the State Track & Field Championships that were held at SOPAC over the weekend of 17-19 March are now on line. You can also download the results achieved by Hornsby athletes. Details of individual performances ase described elsewhere on this page. More...

  More results from State!
The latest information from State is that U13B Cameron Kemmis achieved Silver in the 80m hurdles on the weekend! While he didn't have his best 200 hurdles final on Saturday, he came back strongly on Sunday to get second place in the 80m hurdles final. Cameron Kemmis
Cameron Kemmis (L) with his U13B
80m hurdles Silver Medal at State
And not only that, he got a call on Monday night to say he's been selected for the NSW team to go to the Asics Australian Little Athletics Championships in Sydney on 22-23 April. Here's a photo to the left of Cameron with his medal. Congratulations, Cameron! More...

Centre Records
You can view the current Centre Records as they stand from the Family area of the ResultsHQ website. See item on this page about logging on to ResultsHQ to view your results. More...

HDLAC weekly results are online
From the 2016/2017 season, the Centre will be using the Timing Solutions ResultsHQ on-line system for recording and reporting the results of our weekly competitions. So that you can access this system, you will need a UserName and Password. Click on the Family Logon link at the top of this page and request your password to be sent to you. Your UserName is the e-mail address that you used at registration. You can view a YouTube video showing you how to access and use the system and you can also download user instructions.

Athletes must compete in correct age group to achieve a record
Note that during normal Centre competition some exceptional male/female athletes have at times competed in an age group higher, or female athletes have competed against male athletes. However, it is pointed out that, although this competition is welcomed for these exceptional little athletes, no record or personal best (PB) can be claimed. The Centre's Records Officer must be informed of any such attempt, to ensure that the performance (or record) is not considered for a record or season best award.

Standard programs for 2016/2017 season
Once again, the Centre will be using a fixed, 4-week rotating program. To ensure that athletes compete in all events in their age group, there are no event choices. The four programs, including two wet-weather schedules, can now be downloaded and athletes and parents are encouraged to review and comment on them via e-mail to

Local Officials Mentoring Scheme - on hold
The Region 5 committee is currently working with LANSW to develop a mentoring scheme that will meet both the needs to run zone and region carnivals as well as to encourage people to become involved in the official accreditation scheme via the AAOES. An update will appear on the website shortly. For now, LOMS is on hold.

McDonalds McDonalds equipment grant
We're pleased to announce that the Centre was successful in its application for a $1000 McDonalds equipment grant! We will be now be able to replace a number of our aging hurdles with brand new ones, thanks to the generosity of McDonalds Family Restaurants. More details to follow!

Are you fit to compete?
There have been incidents at competition with athletes fainting or developing muscle cramps because they hadn't had breakfast or warmed up properly. Parents, please ensure that your athletes have a good breakfast before coming to the oval and make sure they warm up properly before starting competition events, to avoid these problems. Check our Health & Fitness page for more information.

Great news! Telstra Kids grant!

We are delighted to announce our success in applying for a $1,200 grant from Telstra. Telstra Kids funds the little things that can make a big difference to kids' lives, helping kids to play and learn. Our Telstra Kids grant will be used to purchase additional high jump mats.

A huge thanks to Telstra for making this funding available for us. We are very excited to share in the million dollars the Telstra Foundation provides each year to help kids across Australia.

Codes of Behaviour
The Australian Sports Commission has developed Codes of Behaviour for use in sporting programs for children. Little Athletics is a community activity, which utilises athletics to help foster the development of Australia's children, and as such, totally endorses these Codes for all its participants. More...

The Athlete's Foot The Athlete's Foot is located at Shop 1082, Westfield Hornsby and can be contacted on 9477-7752. Check The Athlete's Foot website for details. If you need any athletic footwear, go to The Athlete's Foot Hornsby while stocks last. Don't forget to tell the staff you are a member of Hornsby Little Athletics Centre!

HDLAC Bushfire Survival Plan
If there is a danger of bushfires anywhere in the Lane Cove National Park, we will cancel our athletics competition prior to the Saturday morning competition day. It is likely that a decision to cancel would be made no later than the preceding Friday night and this would be notified to members by a notice on our website and by broadcast email. There would never be a situation where competition has commenced on a Saturday morning when there is any danger of bushfires. We would never be in the position of having to send members home from the oval. More...

LANSW smoke-free policy
Little Athletics NSW understands the harmful effects of smoking on health, fitness and performance in sport and that passive smoking is also hazardous to health. It is acknowledged that non-smokers should be protected from the involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke and as a result Little Athletics NSW has adopted the following policy. More...

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