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Latest News: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
2021 / 22 Update

Parents and Members of Dubbo Athletics Club.

On Friday, the DAC committee was excited to announce the 2021/22 Athletics season here in Dubbo. It has been a long and arduous wait to see what our season would look like or if we would even have one.

Over the weekend we have been asked a lot of questions about this season and I hope to be able to answer them in this email. If you’re still unsure, please reach out to our executive committee members.

Answers will cover both Little A’s and Open Athletics nights

 

  1. What does the season look like?
    1. Little A’s and Tiny Tots will commence December 3rd2021 and will run for three weeks before christmas* and will kick off again in the new year on January 28th concluding April 29th. *There will be optional club nights on Thursday 23rd December and Thursday 3rd February for those wishing to take part in some extra nights.
    2. Open Athletics will commence Thursday, November 4thand will run until the 23rd December, recommencing on the 27th January concluding 28th

 

  1. Why isn’t the club Starting at 80% Vaccination (18thOctober)
    1. There are many factors that play into the decision that has been made to start when we are.
      1. Double Vax – All persons above the age of 16 must be double vaccinated to enter the ground at Barden Park, with upwards of 200 people coming and going each Friday night, it’s a very large ask for a volunteer-run club to do.
      2. COVID caps – As of the 18thOct Barden park will be allowed to have up to 200 people attend the venue at any one time. If we were to start this week, we’d only be allowed to have 100 Children register, causing a large number of kids in our community to miss out on doing what they love. Post-December 1 we’ll have more freedoms and can have as many if not more than we have in previous years.
      3. I can confirm other Little Athletics clubs in our Region are starting soon, but they have considerably less than we have. Dubbo Athletics is the largest club in our region.
      4. Open Athletics can commence on November 3rdas they currently meet COVID guidelines

 

  1. Fee’s for the 2021/22 season.
    1. Tiny Tots – $100
    2. Little A’s (U6 – U17) – $140 (Don’t forget the Active Kids Voucher $100) https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids-voucher
    3. Opens (U18 – 80+)  https://www.revolutionise.com.au/dubboathletics/
    4. Contact Sally Tudorfor more info on membership levels
      1. COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP – $70.00
      2. REGIONAL MEMBERSHIP – $145.00
      3. OPEN MEMBERSHIP – $205.00
  2.  Registration, Rego Nights and Uniforms

Registration is now Open

  1. https://lansw.com.au/dubbo/
  2. https://www.revolutionise.com.au/dubboathletics/
  3. https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-active-kids-voucher
  1. Rego Night and Uniform Purchasing For Little A’s and Tiny Tots – Friday 26thNovember 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  2. Open’s – Thursday 4thNovember (First Club Night)
  3. Uniforms must be worn to club nights, this is a requirement of Little A’s
  4. A complete list of Uniform types, Sizing, and availably will be posted soon.
  5. Any Registration Questions please reach out to Bri CookDAC Registrar.

 

  1. Volunteers:
    1. Dubbo Athletics relies on the support of its parents, grandparents, and the local community to run smoothly each week.
    2. Each year we put the call out, seeking parents to put their hand up to take on Age Leader roles. This year we’re looking for Age Leaders for all age groups from U6 – U17 – Boys ad Girls.
    3. For the first time, we will have an Age Manager who is tasked with supporting our Age leaders each week. Kerren Hutchisonour Vice President will be in this role. For those of you that are interested in finding out what is required of the Age Leaders please reach out to her via the President’s email.
    4. We will be running an info night for those interested in November.
    5. For our Nights to run and smooth as possible we also need your help with a host of duties – from marshaling at the start line, Measuring, Marking, Raking/ sweeping long jump pits, guiding children around the park, finish line, announcing, set up / pack up team and COVID Marshalling. All you need to do each week is find an Age Leader or Manger and volunteer. This will make the night run far smoother.

 

  1. Starting Times
    1. This year Little A’s will commence at 5:45pm and we please ask that you arrive with plenty of time to find a car park and make your way to the grandstand.
    2. We will kick off at 5:45 sharp for a warmup in the center of the track. Parents are asked to stay in the grandstand whilst the committee makes and necessary announcements for a successful night. The first event will start 6:00pm
    3. Age leaders are asked to meet at the Age group tent located on the grandstand side of the track
    4. Tiny Tots 5:00pm please be a few minutes early to help set up with our Tiny Tots Coordinator
    5. Opens will start at 6:30pm please be 15/ 20 minutes early to help set up.

 

  1. General Information
    1. Dubbo Festival of Athletics: Our new year’s carnival is back and in a new and fresh way. Runnings from January 6th2022 until January 9th. Not only will we be hosting a two-day open carnival from Tiny Tots > 80+. We will be hosting a one-day Level 1 Coaching course (6th Jan), Officiating courses on the 7th and a School Holiday Clinic on the 7th.
      1. This is the first time that a country NSW location has been able to offer all these courses, clinics and carnivals in the sale place at the same time and this couldn’t be made possible without the Support of Little Athletics NSW (LANSW), Athletics NSW (ANSW) and Dubbo Regional Council (DRC)
      2. Sponsors: We’re looking for Sponsors for this event to happen. Events of this size do cost money and with the potential of up to 1000 athletes and officials visit the city over the four days it’s a great opportunity for your business or someone you know to support our event.
      3. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.
      4. On Instagram >>Follow<< @dubbofestivalofathletics
    2. Website:We’re currently working on revamping the site and potentially a new host in the next twelve months, we’re working on making it easier to navigate in the meantime.
    3. Merchandise: we’ve had some feedback about jumpers, hats, bags ect being made available for purchase, better representing DAC at every carnival and better in our local community. We’re working hard in the back group to put something together for the upcoming season.
  2.  Club Contacts
    1. President –Steve Gamble – dacpresident74@gmail.com – 0438 350 583
    2. Vice President– Kerren Hutchison – dacpresident74@gmail.com
    3. Secretary– Rosalie Prout – dacsecretary74@gmail.com
    4. Treasurer – Kerrie Pay – dactreasurer74@gmail.com
    5. Registrar– Brianna Cook – dacregistrar74@gmail.com
    6. Open Athletics Coordinator– Sally Tudor – saltudor48@yahoo.com
    7. Tiny Tots Coordinator– Danielle McPherson
    8. Publicity Officer– Sarah Ryan
    9. Head Coach– Mark Penman
    10. Throws Coach– Sarah Ryan
    11. Jumps Coach – Trevor Kratzman
    12. Equipment Officer– Cameron Porteous
    13. Timing Officer– Theresa Penman

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