JUMP INTO IT: Gayndah and District Little Athletics is about to begin a new season.
JUMP INTO IT: Gayndah and District Little Athletics is about to begin a new season. Facebook

Little Athletics jumps into a new season

AFTER a well-deserved winter break for the region's rising young athletes, Gayndah and District Little Athletics will run, jump and throw its way into a new season next Friday night.

The club, established in 1997, meets every Friday night, except holidays, at Peter Dunn Oval for a 5.15pm start.

Athletes range from 3-4-year-old "tots” up to under-17s.

Centre manager Paula Wilkinson said the club was trying to promote personal growth in its young athletes.

"At Little As, our coaches value teaching the basic fundamentals of each activity or event, as well as improving on the individual athletes' techniques and personal bests,” she said.

"Athletes are encouraged to compete at other carnivals around the region and find the experience rewarding in so many ways, from the experience they gain from competing to the life-long friendships that they make along the way.”

She said the club's motto was Family, Fun and Fitness, and they prided themselves on involving families and community members in the club.

"Athletics is a fantastic opportunity for a child to learn skills about living a healthy lifestyle and promote positive attitudes, learning how to support and encourage themselves and others as they participate individually and as team,” Mrs Wilkinson said.

"Our nightly program consists of teaching the importance of warming up, a rotation of competitive events and training sessions.

"The Tots program runs for approximately one hour and at the end of the night you can take it easy when you get home as a delicious meal can be purchased for dinner at the canteen.”

The club offers two free trial nights for new athletes and accepts the State Government Fair Play vouchers to cover fees.

$120 for athletes, $90 for tots.

Ph Paula on 0429 408 001 or Leah on 0417 702 411.



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