About the Manly club
The Manly club is one of 5 clubs that competes at the Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre at Narrabeen and services the following suburbs: Manly, North Manly, Manly Vale, Brookvale, Allambie Heights, Freshwater, Queenscliff, Curl Curl, Fairlight, Balgowlah and North Balgowlah, however athletes from other areas are most welcome to join.
The Manly club is different from the Manly Centre. As mentioned above, the Manly Club is one of the clubs that competes at the Manly Centre. The Manly Centre is the Little Athletics Centre that is part of the NSW Little Athletics Association. As the Manly club is part of the Manly Centre, being a member of the manly Club automatically makes an athlete a member of NSW Little Athletics.
To ensure that the club is run as efficiently as possible, rather than having its own committee requiring additional volunteers, the Manly club chose to be administered by the Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre committee. This ensures that the Manly club’s interests are represented at the highest level within the Centre. Contact between the athletes, their families and the Manly club is through the Manly club liaison officer. The Manly club liaison officer should be the first point of contact for any club or Centre related questions. Click here for contact details.
The Manly uniform is comprised of black or maroon bottoms and a white top with the maroon Manly logo on it. Athletes must compete in their club uniform at Narrabeen.
Girls: Black or maroon scungees, bike pants or shorts are all acceptable as bottoms of the uniform. These are not club specific and are generally available from Big W, Target etc. Crop tops, singlets and T Shirts with the Manly logo are all acceptable as tops of the uniform and can only be purchased from the Manly Centre at a collection day or competition day.
Boys: Black or maroon shorts are to be worn. These are not club specific and are generally available from Big W, Target etc. Singlets and T Shirts with the Manly logo are all acceptable as tops of the uniform and can only be purchased from the Manly Centre at a collection day or competition day.
In the event that an athlete is notified that they have been selected as a Manly Centre representative for State Relays, Zone, Regional or State, or they elect to compete at the NSW State Multi competition, then they must compete in a Manly Centre representative uniform NOT their Manly uniform. The Manly Centre representative uniform can be purchased from the Manly Centre closer to the representative carnival. As the Manly representative uniform is different to the Manly club uniform, parents are advised to attach registration numbers and age patches to the Manly club uniform with safety pins rather than by sewing them on as they will need to be transferred to the Manly Centre representative uniform if selected.
Training for Manly athletes is held on Wednesday evenings. In 2018/19 this will be held in the centre oval at the Academy of Sport, Narrabeen between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. Athletes are asked to wear club colours so as not to be charged gate entry. Training, although not compulsory, is encouraged to help the athletes achieve a high degree of fitness as well as learning the required skills to compete at a high level at competition. A number of the specialised Manly Centre coaches also train the Manly athletes on a Wednesday evening.
Click here for more details on both the Manly and Centre training.
Manly Club Awards
At the end of each season, Manly club awards are presented to the best boy and best girl athletes in the club. The awards include: Club Champion, Junior Merit, Senior Merit and Age Champion (for each age group). There is a boy recipient and girl recipient for each award and encouragement awards may also be given.
The winners of each award are determined by the points that the athletes have scored throughout the season and are calculated differently to the Manly Centre awards. This means that athletes that win Manly Centre awards may not necessarily win a Manly club award and vice-versa. Points for the awards are allocated based on where each athlete finishes in an event compared to other Manly athletes in that age group, as well as PB’s achieved and number of events competed in.
The Manly club awards presentation is held at Narrabeen on the last day of the season before the Manly Centre awards take place.
Each year there is an inter-club shuttle relay called the Colbert Shield held at the Manly Centre between all of the clubs that compete at the Manly Centre. The Colbert Shield showcases each club’s fastest 2 boys and fastest 2 girls in each age group from U7 to U15 competing as a club team.