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Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Shoosh for Kids and Codes of Behaviour

If you can’t say anything nice…

This week the Dubbo Athletics Club is joining the state-wide Shoosh for Kids campaign, run by the NSW Office of Sport and supported by state sporting organisations. Its a fantastic thing to be a part of, and the campaign:

  • Aligns with the culture of the Club
  • Is consistent with our Codes of Conduct and Behaviour
  • Is an excellent reminder about having fun and keeping things positive in all things associated with athletics

The messages from Shoosh for Kids are relevant all season long, and its good to get then out out early in the season. One of the key things is that if you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all. Its a message worth remembering.

It’s also worth remembering some of the words from our Code of Conduct:

Australians are justifiably proud of the place sport has in their daily lives.

But what is equally important to us all is the way the “game” is played and the manner in which our sportsmen and sportswomen conduct themselves.

Unfortunately, some people (both participants and spectators) fail to live up to the traditional values of sport. Young people involved in sport have a right to participate in a safe and supportive environment. Overzealous parents and adults, and ill‐tempered, disrespectful athletes, sometimes need to be reminded of appropriate standards of behaviour for Little Athletics.

It would be great to not have Codes of Conduct and Shoosh for Kids, but the reality is that sometimes we need them. There’s no excuse for our athletes, parents, carers, coaches and volunteers to not experience a fun, safe and positive sporting culture, and our Codes of Conduct, and things like Shoosh for Kids help us achieve this.

So this week, we ask everyone involved in the Club to take another look over our Codes of Conduct, participate in Shoosh for Kids and help us make Dubbo Athletics a fun, safe and positive place to be.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Regular Season

Thanks for all the athlete, parent and carer support over the first three weeks of competition, plus the two trial weeks. There are always things to improve, but overall its been going well.

We have filled all our age manager spots – thanks so much to all of the parents and carers who have agreed to help out. Little Athletics only runs with parent involvement and its fantastic that people have taken this on. Being an Age Manager isn’t a big job, but it is one of the most important. We will be working with age managers on roles and responsibilities in the coming weeks. A guide for age managers is available from Little Athletics.

The weekly Little Athletics program will be updated each week on the weekly programs page. A PDF of the three week program is also available on the same page. There have been some changes the to the program, and it is always subject to change on the night. Please remember that the program is designed so that the groupings listed in the program run in an integrated way and you should only turn up to track events when you are called.

All athletes must have their numbers, and badges on display at all times and full uniforms are required. We are still waiting on Coles badges, so don’t worry if you are missing that.

Uniforms and registration numbers/badges which have not yet been picked up will be available on Friday at 5:30 from the top of the grandstand.

Nominations for the Zone Carnival are now open and completed forms must be returned to our Registrar, Amy Searle by 9 November 2018. Zone high jump has qualifying heights so make sure that your child can clear the qualifying height before nominating.

We will be starting with a warmup this week at 6pm sharp so please be there 10 mins before.

Lastly, its still not too late to register. Please remind friends or family who might be interested.

Thursday, 1 November 2018
Week 3 info

Thanks again for your support and feedback over the last few weeks.

The week 3 Little Athletics program has been uploaded on the weekly programs page. A PDF of the three week program is also available on the weekly programs page. All weekly programs will be posted there from now on.

We will be reviewing the program at the end of week 3, and it is always subject to change on the night.

All athletes must have their numbers, age badge and Coles badge on display at all times and full uniforms are required from this week. We are waiting on Coles badges so don’t worry if you are missing that.

Uniforms and registration numbers/badges which have not yet been picked up will be available on Friday night from the top of the grandstand.

We’ve had a great response to the age manager nominations. Thanks to all those that have said they can help out. We still need age managers for Tiny Tots, U6 girls, U10 girls, U11 girls, U14 girls, U15 girls and U17 girls.

Nominations for the Zone Carnival are now open and completed forms must be returned to our Registrar, Amy Searle by 9 November 2018.

We will be starting with a warmup this week at 6pm sharp so please be there 10 mins before.

Lastly, its still not too late to register. Please remind friends or family who might be interested.

Friday, 26 October 2018
Week 2 Info

Thanks for your support for the first week of competition. Not a perfect run through of the program, but a great start!

The week 2 Little Athletics program has been uploaded on the weekly programs page. A PDF of the three week program is also available on the weekly programs page.

All walks are in week 2 and start before the main program. There will be basic walks coaching at 5:15pm followed by the walk events.

We will be reviewing the program at the end of week 3, and it is always subject to change on the night.

All athletes to have their numbers, age badge and Coles badge on display at all times. Full uniforms are required from week 3 – so you have one more week to be in full uniform.

Uniforms and registration numbers/badges which have not yet been picked up will be available on Friday night from the top of the grandstand.

All groups will need to have an age manager by the start of week 3, and a backup in case the age manager is unavailable. We ask that parents and carers talk about this at the Friday competition night and provide your age manager nominations when folders are returned on Friday night.

Nominations for the Zone Carnival are now open and completed forms must be returned to our Registrar, Amy Searle by 9 November 2018.

Lastly, its not too late to register. Please remind friends or family who might be interested.

 

Saturday, 22 September 2018
2018/19 Pre-season info

Registration Nights

Register online and then attend a registration day on 19 September or 26 September, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Barden Park

Trial Nights

21 September and 28 September, 6:00pm at Barden Park

Training

As normal – Tuesday at 5pm and Sunday at 10am at Barden Park

Key info for Little Athletics and Seniors Athletics is available in the PDFs below

Dubbo Little Athletics Information Pack 2018 – 19

Senior’s Information Pack 2018 – 19

Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Latest news

Registration Nights

19 September and 26 September

5:30pm to 7:30pm at Barden Park

Trial Nights

21 September and 28 September

6:00pm at Barden Park