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  Competition on 22 October cancelled
There was significant overnight rain and the forecast for Saturday was for a high (80%) chance of rain in the morning with possible thunderstorms. The Committee decided to make an early decision but, as it turned out, the weather wasn't as severe as the forecast indicated. Details of next week's competition are below.

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.

  Next Centre competition - 29 October
Our next Centre competition will be on Saturday, 29 October 2016, commencing at 7:30am with an optional middle distance 1500m or 3000m run, or a 700m, 1100m or 1500m walk. There will be a warm-up at 7:50am (for those not competing in the middle distance events) and competition will start at 8:00am.

Field and equipment set‑up, commencing at 6:45pm, will be by the U7 parents plus whoever is able to help. [U7 parents will be sent a reminder e‑mail later in the week.] The 7‑event program will be Program P1 which you can download now. In the event of wet weather we will run Program W1, which you can also download. Registration and uniform purchases will be available from 7:30am each Saturday morning, at least for the next few weeks.

Local Officials Mentoring Scheme
The Region 5 committee have instituted their own local version of the old "officials" exams with practicals under the guidance of a mentor. To make life easier these tests have been rejigged a bit, fully tested and are online on the Region 5 website. The website is called LOMS or Local Officials Mentoring Scheme.
Walks Seminar
Athletics NSW are holding a Walks Seminar on Sunday, 30 October at SOPAC in one of the VIP rooms. Kirsten Crocker, International Walks Judge, will be hosting the session. It will help anyone who is trying to achieve a Level 2 AAOES or higher, but everyone who has an interest is welcome to attend. RSVP to Katie Dunn at Athletics NSW on More information can be obtained from Katie via email.

  Last Centre competition - 15 October
The results of our fifth competition for the 2016/2017 Summer season that was held on Saturday, 15 October 2016, are now on line and can be accessed from the ResutsHQ website. Although there were no Centre record broken at competition, you can view the Centre records as they stand from the online ResultsHQ portal. The forecast was for generally fine conditions with temperatures in the low 20s and the 6-event program was held under generally pleasant conditions.

The UNIFORM SHOP will be open on 29 October between 7:30am and 10:00am. More details on the uniforms page.

  Equipment setup on 29 October
On 22 October, parents of U6 athletes are rostered to setup from 6:45am. U7 parents will also be asked to provide two parents to staff the canteen in the morning from 10:30am to 11:30am and two parents to assist with operating the barbecue. An e‑mail reminder will be sent out to U7 parents during the coming week. Your assistance with setup would be greatly appreciated!

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.

It's not too late to Register!
Although our Registration Day has passed, it's not too late to register for the 2016/2017 season. The easiest way to register is ON-LINE. Alternatively, you can register on your first attendance at competition. Even if you register on-line before hand, it will still be necessary to come to the oval to purchase uniforms (if necessary) and to pick up athlete numbers and age patches, and other documentation. For athletes registering with the Centre for the first time, it will also be necessary to provide 'proof of age'. Registration and uniform purchases will be available from 7:30am on Saturday mornings. For more information, contact the Registrar by e‑mail to Check the Registration page for more details.

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

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.
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!

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...

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...

Editorial disclaimer
Any errors found on this website were put there deliberately; we try to publish something for everyone and some people merely visit the website to find errors.

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