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2021-22 State Championship Information

The State Championships will be held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre (SOPAC) on the weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 2022. 

 

STATE QUALIFIERS

The list of State Qualifiers is now available:

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you keep your cloth numbers safe, they will be needed at the State Championships and we do not have replacements.

 

PROGRAM

The program is available below:

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Click here for information about the event including some very useful Frequently Asked Questions.

 

GATE ENTRY

All spectators will be required to purchase gate entry online via Eventbrite. Gate entry is $5 per person + ticket fees. Currently seating will be unallocated (may change due to Covid-19 restrictions). Children under 16yrs are free and do not require an entry pass. There will be strictly no ticket sales at the gate. All entry tickets must be purchased online.

 

ATHLETE CHECK IN

Athletes MUST check-in with the Manly Warringah Team Manager at least ONE HOUR PRIOR to their event. Uniforms, patches and parent duties will be checked at this time.  A notice board will be placed near the entry to SOPAC which will show the bay that each centre is seated in.  This information will also be posted on Manly Warringah Little Athletics Facebook and Instagram.

 

CALL ROOM

NO calls will be made. All events have scheduled start times. The list of events shows both the call room time and start time of every event. It is the responsibility of all athletes to report to the call room at the listed time. If by any chance the program runs behind time, then the required adjustment to call room times will be announced. There are 2 call rooms – main area is located near Gate A at the top of the hill near the exit to Shane Gould Avenue. The warm-up track call room will be located on the left as you enter that track (left of grandstand).

 

VENUE MAPS

For a map of the SOPAC Main Track, click here.

For a map of the SOPAC Warm Up Track, click here.

 

PARENT DUTIES

All parent helpers must report to the Manly Warringah Team Manager at least fifteen minutes prior to attending your rostered duty. It is important that your name is marked off by one of the team managers or assistants.

If you have signed up as a reserve, please sign in with the Manly Warringah Team Manager at least 15 minutes prior to the commencement of your duty. If we have not been able to fill a duty or if a duty becomes available that falls within the period you have signed up, you will be moved to that duty. Where there is advance warning, we will communicate any updates via email or alternatively we will advise you when you check in. If there are no unfulfilled duties, we will ask you to leave your mobile number and we will call you if required.

All parent helpers must be wearing closed in shoes – not thongs or sandals.

 

UNIFORM

The Manly Warringah Centre [not club] Uniform must be worn with the following in order to compete.  This is the same uniform that was worn at the Zone and Region Championships:

  • Cloth Registration Number on the front of the Centre Uniform top with the red border fully visible (this was handed at the Zone Championships)
  • Coles Patch on the front right shoulder of the Centre Uniform top (this was handed out at the Zone Championships)
  • Age Patch on the front left-hand side leg (this is currently being worn at Saturday competitions)

Compression pants may only be worn beneath the uniform and must be above the knee.  Compression pants must not show any contrasting coloured stitching or logos.

Please note, there will be no leniency shown at marshalling.  Any competitor not correctly attired will be sent to their Team Manager to correct their uniform, but please note that the event will not be held waiting for them to return.

 

COMPETITOR FOOTWEAR

U7, U8, U9 & U10: Spikes may not be worn in any event.

U11 – U12: Spikes may be worn in all track events run entirely in lanes, all jumps events and javelin.

U13 to U17: Spikes may be worn in all track events (except walks), all jumps events, and javelin.

Please note:

  • No athlete may compete bare foot in any event.
  • All spike shoes must be worn with all holes filled with a complete set of spikes, with no more than two blanks/slugs installed.
  • Spiked shoes must only be worn during the event.  Spiked shoes must be removed or suitably covered before leaving the defined ‘Field of Play’ and must not be worn to walk around the venue.

 

STARTS AND STARTING BLOCKS (U11 AND ABOVE)

When wearing spike shoes, a standing start is allowed.  However, If using a crouch start when wearing spike shoes, the starting blocks provided MUST be used.