Fun and fit­ness on track

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times Sport -

JU­NIOR ath­letes are gear­ing up to try their hand at a va­ri­ety of sports as part of Lit­tle Ath­let­ics.

Lower South West Lit­tle Ath­let­ics en­com­passes long jump, javelin, sprints and hur­dles.

Pres­i­dent and coach Joh Perry said Lit­tle Ath­let­ics catered for all skill lev­els and abil­i­ties.

“We don’t make it a com­pe­ti­tion, rather it’s about par­tic­i­pa­tion and cel­e­brat­ing per­sonal bests,” she said.

“We en­cour­age par­tic­i­pants to have fun and work on im­prov­ing their per­sonal bests.”

Par­tic­i­pants also have the chance to com­pete against other dis­tricts through­out the sea­son.

Mrs Perry said those look­ing to join could reg­is­ter online or visit a train­ing ses­sion at the Im­pe­ri­als Football Club which started today at 4 pm.

“We have peo­ple from all over the dis­trict reg­is­ter, in­clud­ing Bridgetown, Green­bushes and Pem­ber­ton,” she said.

Mrs Perry also said there would be a coach­ing course held next month for any­one in­ter­ested in be­com­ing an ac­cred­ited Lit­tle Ath­let­ics coach.

Com­pe­ti­tions for Lit­tle Ath­let­ics will be­gin on Oc­to­ber 13, from 5pm. This year also marks the 50th an­niver­sary of Lit­tle Ath­let­ics in WA.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit Lower South West Lit­tle Ath­let­ics on Face­book or walit­tleath­let­ics.com.au.

Pic­tures: Ce­cilia Allen

Ju­nior ath­letes So­phie Evans, 9, and sis­ters Holly, 6, and Olivia Gil­lard, 8, are look­ing for­ward to start­ing Lit­tle Ath­let­ics train­ing which starts tonight.

Chris Perry, 9, Matthew Lowe, 8, and Breeann Lowe, 11, are ex­cited to try out a range of sports, in­clud­ing javelin and dis­cus, at Lit­tle Ath­let­ics train­ing.

Mack­ayla Lowe, 12, cen­tre, will share her sport­ing abil­i­ties with Lit­tle Ath­let­ics new re­cruits Olivia Perry, 5, left, and Adyson Lowe, 5.

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