Zone Championship photo gallery
A gallery of photos of Manly Warringah athletes in action at the 2017 Zone Championships is available on this website. Click here to view.
Track Upgrade Q&A
When will the track close?
UPDATE: The Academy of Sport has now advised that the date has been moved to MONDAY DECEMBER 18, 2017, in order to enable MWLAC to complete our final scheduled week of 2017 competition. MWLAC had previously been advised the closure would occur three days sooner.
Why is the track closing?
MWLAC has been an advocate for the desperately needed track resurfacing and is pleased that Government funding has been committed to the project. Unfortunately, the timing of the resurfacing will cause severe disruption to the second half of the 2017/18 season.
The resurfacing will result in a much-improved facility for 2018/19. The upgrade will also include refurbishment of the canteen, computer/meeting room and amenities block.
When will the upgrade take place?
The Academy of Sport has advised that completion of the upgrade is scheduled for February 28, 2018 “pending suitable weather to complete the job.”
Where will my child(ren) compete in early 2018?
MWLAC is committed to ensuring our Little Athletes are still able to compete and train during the track closure.
UPDATE: Northern Suburbs Little Athletics is to be the official centre for our athletes, where they will be welcomed to continue their competition.
Northern Suburbs Little Athletics holds competition at Rotary Field, Chatswood on Saturday mornings.
It has been decided to link in our competition at a single centre, as this makes the logistics of providing support (age managers and parent helpers) and co-ordinating athletes much easier.
Competition is due to resume at Rotary Field on January 13, 2018.
There will be no twilight meets this year.
Competitors who chose not to compete at Rotary field also have the option of competing as a visitor at another centre, such as Kuring-gai Little Athletics (at Bannockburn Oval, Pymble). Visitor fees may apply at some centres.
How can I help?
Both MWLAC and NSLAC will welcome any volunteers assistance to run what will become an enlarged competition for Northern Suburbs on Saturdays, including setting up and packing away.
What about training?
UPDATE: Specialist training that usually occurs at Narrabeen on Mondays will instead be held at at Lionel Watts Reserve on Wednesdays, commencing from January 10. It will run in parallel with the Wakehurst club's usual Wednesday night training.
Wednesday night club training will continue as scheduled at Seaforth and Beacon Hill.
Will under-6 competition take place this season?
Unfortunately, the track closure means that no under-6 competition will take place this season.
Where can I find out more?
The MWLAC website and Facebook page will be updated as soon as practicable once new information comes to hand. Please do not contact committee members seeking information about the relocation. Any relevant information they have will be passed on through the above channels.
Please check this page regularly for updates and/or changes.
Holroyd Twilight Carnival
Holroyd LAC will be holding a Twilight Carnival, open to all NSW Little Athletics competitors, on February 3, 2018.
Entry forms and details can be found here .
Zone Championships results
Results from the Zone Carnival can be found here or you could check it at http://www.resultsattheready.com.au/event1/index.htm.
Manly Warringah sets State Relays records
Four record-breaking team results highlighted the many outstanding performances by Manly Warringah competitors at the Little Athletics State Relay Championships.
The event brought together teams of athletes from around NSW to compete at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush.
Manly’s under-11 boys throws team – Harvey Monnock, Freddie Benson Sparkes and Ruann Eksteen – set a new mark in their event, as did the under-11 girls jumps team of Luna Ligertwood, Charlotte Watton and Chloe Dunne.
Also among the record breakers were the under-8 girls throws team of Lara Atherton, Michaela Dickinson and Sienna McDonnell, as well as the under-8 boys’ jumps team of Kurt Sandbrook, Byron Borchert and Angus Seve.
Congratulations to all our medal winning teams and all those who took part across the two days of competition.