Kumon State Combined Carnival

The Kumon State Combined Carnival is usually held on the first full weekend in March each year.  

Athletes in the younger age groups U7 to U11 are given instruction during the event.  Athletes in the U11 and younger will have the opportunity to learn ‘how to’ throw, jump etc. during the event.  A more relaxed attitude to these age groups will occur with time for instruction from the officials.

Medals are awarded to the top 3 placegetters in all age groups.  Athletes in the U15 age group will be vying for selection into the LANSW State Team to compete at the Australian Little Athletics Championships, which will be held in April 2021.

This season, the Kumon State Combined Carnival will be held at Beaton Park, Wollongong on Saturday and Sunday, 6 & 7 March 2021.

Entries will close on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 (or once the cap is reached) at a cost of $25 per athlete entry. There is strictly no late entries this year due to restricted numbers (Covid-19). 

An OFFICIALS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP will be held prior to the carnival at the venue on Friday 5 March, 5pm-7pm.  Click here to find out more information and to register

First event each day will be at 9am, with first call at 8.30am. Athletes participate in ALL of the events on offer for their particular age group. Performances for all events are allocated points, based on the LANSW Multi-Event pointscore system. The points are then added together to determine final results.  

View the MULTI-EVENT SCORING TABLES

AGE GROUP MANAGERSAs usual, we required parents to act as Age Group Managers (which is similar to centre age managers) at the Kumon State Combined Carnival.  Depending on numbers, there will be up to two (2) Age Group Managers per age group and gender (eg. 9 Boys Blue, 9 Girls Pink, 10 Boys Silver etc.).  If no parent helper is available for the U13-U17 age groups, we do allow them to look after themselves as long as one of the competing athletes nominates themselves to look after the paperwork.  If you are interested in escorting your child and their age group to their events, in the role of Age Group Managers, please read the AGE GROUP MANAGER MEMO and click HERE to nominate.  Please note that groups without Age Group Managers (Parent helpers) will not be permitted to leave the Meeting Point areas until they have someone to act as Age Group Manager.  If you require more information please contact Cheryl Webb via email at competitions@lansw.com.au.   

INSTRUCTION AT EVENT AREAS (for U7-U11 athletes)
A more relaxed attitude to these younger age groups shall occur at this Combined Carnival, with time for instruction from the event officials , before and during the events. Athletes in the U7 to U11 age groups will have the opportunity to learn ‘how to’ throw, jump etc. during and before their events.  Athletes in these age groups will not be permitted to leave the competition area.

It is noted that athletes in the U12 and above may utilise the coaches’ area for instruction (refer Rules of Competition, Section C General Rules, Coaches Area).

LIST OF COMPETITORS  This will shows the age group and colour group allocated to each athlete plus the name of the Age Group Manager. **Please note – It may be necessary to move and existing Age Group Manager (and their child) from one group to another group to ensure each group has an Age Group Manager. Will advise all athletes/parents if this is to transpire.

Remember that athletes WILL NOT be permitted to leave the meeting point areas until their age group manager has marked them off.  Thank you to all parents who have offered to act as age managers (all groups now have an age group manager). 

JURY OF APPEAL – As per Rules of Competition, Section A, 1.14 Protests x., the Jury of Appeal will consist of 3 people, taken from the following:

  • Competition Manager
  • Carnival Manager
  • Track Referee
  • Throws Referee
  • Jumps Referee
  • Chief Umpire
  • Chief Executive Officer

MERCHANDISE  Orders must be received by 5pm Sunday, 28 February and will be available for collection at the Kumon State Combined Carnival on either Saturday or Sunday. Please note that all orders must be made during the pre-sale period.

PROGRAM & EVENT DETAILS

An EVENT LIST BY AGE-DAY  will be similar to last year and will be posted as soon as practicable.  This will show the events held for each age group per day and event start time for each event.   It also shows the meeting point areas that athletes must report to 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of  each event. We will not be producing a hard copy of the program.  The LIST of COMPETITORS, plus EVENT LIST (above) should be downloaded and printed prior to your arrival at the Wollongong track OR leave a copy on your smart phone.  Remember, no printed programs will be available on the day.

The events per age are: –

  • U7    Boys & Girls       50m; 100m; pack start; long jump; shot put; discus
  • U8    Boys & Girls       70m; 200m; pack start; long jump; shot put; discus
  • U9    Boys & Girls       100m; 60m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
  • U10  Boys & Girls       200m; 60m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
  • U11  Boys & Girls        100m; 80m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
  • U12  Boys & Girls        200m; 80m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
  • U13  Boys & Girls        100m; 80m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
  • U14  Girls                     200m; 80m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
  • U14  Boys                     200m; 90m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
  • U15  Girls                     200m; 90m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; high jump; javelin
  • U15  Boys                     100m; 100m hurdles; 800m; long jump; discus; high jump; javelin
  • U17  Girls                     200m; 100m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; high jump; javelin
  • U17  Boys                     100m; 110m hurdles; 800m; long jump; discus; high jump; javelin

Carnival Information (FAQ’s) Carnival information should answer any queries regarding attendance at the Kumon State Combined Carnival. A reminder that NO PETS can be bought into the facility, with the exception of service dogs.

To view the map of Beaton Park, Wollongong click HERE and the Entry and Exit point.

LANSW STATE TEAM – Cancelled for 2021

However, a team of 3 boys and 3 girls from the U15 age group will be selected from their performances at the Kumon State Combined Carnival and recognised. Further details to come!