New Athletes

Information for new athletes

Competition commences at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen on Saturday, Saturday 12 September 2020. Please note, only U12 – U17 are eligible for Javelin.

Ensure you check in using the QR code posters on entry, and check out again when leaving.

Children are to meet their age manager (holding the correct age flag) behind the high jump mats on arrival, who will then take them through their events for the morning. The weekly program will be on display at a table inside the main gate and their first for the day will be highlighted.

Athletics is a summer sport and it can get quite hot out in the middle of the field.  Please remember to provide your child with plenty of water, a snack and a hat.  Don’t forget to cover them in plenty of sunscreen as well.

On Saturday the children are required to wear their full Wakehurst uniform.  This includes their athlete number, to be attached to the front of their singlet or crop top, and their age patch which must be attached to the left hand leg of their shorts or briefs.  An athlete cannot compete without these numbers.

For safety reasons, parents are not allowed to accompany their children on to the track unless they are signed in as a parent helper.  Parent helpers who are rostered on for a duty will be required to sign-in at the track and receive a “Parent Helper” bib to wear while on the field.

Competition

  • All athletes
  • Saturday mornings
  • Start times vary from 7:30am for some events and ages, through to 10am for U7-U10 groups
  • Sydney Academy of Sport
  • only U12 – U17 eligible for Javelin

Training Evenings

  • All athletes
  • Wednesdays
  • From 6pm-7pm for U7 and U8, and 6-7:30pm for U9+
  • Lionel Watts Oval, Frenchs Forest
  • Children are not required to wear their uniforms for training

Training for Wakehurst athletes is held at Lionel Watts Oval, Frenchs Forest on Wednesday evenings, running throughout the season with a short break over Christmas. Children are not required to wear their uniforms for training.

When athletes arrive they will join in a group warm-up session and will be then be split into their age groups.

Parent helpers are asked to be on time and have their name checked off on arrival.  You will then be allocated an activity to assist with.