The State Combined Carnival is held on the first full weekend in March each year.
Little Athletics NSW State Combined Events Championship has had a name change to Little Athletics NSW State Combined Carnival, with athletes in the younger age groups U7 to U11 being given instruction/coaching 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 the age groups will occur with time for instruction/coaching 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 Canberra in April 2020.
This season, the State Combined Events Carnival will be held at the brand new synthetic track at the Tamworth Regional Athletics Centre, on Saturday and Sunday, 29 February and 1 March 2020. Athletes will be sent an email when online entries open early in the new season. If centre members are intending to travel to Tamworth, it would be advisable to book accommodation now, so that they don’t miss out.
Entries will close on Wednesday, 5 February 2020 at a cost of $25 per athlete entry (with a late entry a week later at $50 per athlete). Usually an officials seminar is held on the Friday evening prior to the event. More information will be posted HERE at a later date.
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 MANAGERS
As usual, we will require parents to act as Age Group Managers (which is similar to centre age managers) at the State Combined Event. There will (hopefully) 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, we do allow the older age groups to look after themselves (U13-U17) if 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 send your expression of interest to email@example.com. 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 Diane Levy via email.
LIST OF COMPETITORS will be sent to all athletes who enter (following close of late entries). This will show the age group and colour group allocated to each athlete plus the name of the Age Group Manager. Remember that athletes WILL NOT be permitted to leave the meeting point areas if there is no age group manager.
State Combined Event specific shirts will be organised. Normally these shirts will need to be pre-ordered. Details will be advised in due course.
For information on accommodation in Tamworth and surrounds, please click HERE. (To be added soon) Or you can contact the Tamworth Visitors Information Centre for further assistance.
PROGRAM & EVENT DETAILS
An EVENT LIST BY AGE-DAY will be posted. This shows the events held for each age group per day and event start time for each event. It will also show 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 Tamworth track OR leave a copy on your smart phone. Remember, no printed programs will be available on the day.
The events per age are: –
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s) regarding attendance at the State Combined Events will hopefully answer any other queries. (to be added later)
The map of Tamworth Regional Athletics Track showing event areas and facilities will be added HERE.
LANSW STATE TEAM
A team of 4 boys and 4 girls (TBC) from the U15 age group will be selected from their performances at the State Combined Events to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships, which is held on a weekend near Anzac Day each year. These athletes will be selected based on their performances in the events which make up the ALAC Combined Event competition. Each year the Australian Little Athletics Championships is hosted by a different State/Territory Association. In 2020 the event will be hosted by LAACT. The event will be held as a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, 18 & 19 April 2020 in Canberra.