Help new club de­sign logo

Pilbara News - - Sports - Alicia Per­era

A lit­tle ath­let­ics club start­ing up in the Shire of Ashburton wants the com­mu­nity to help de­sign its logo.

A small group of or­gan­is­ers are work­ing to es­tab­lish a branch of the na­tional youth ath­let­ics pro­gram in Tom Price, which will join ex­ist­ing Pil­bara LACs in Kar­ratha, Port Hed­land and New­man.

The group will be open to com­peti­tors aged six to 17 from Tom Price and Parabur­doo, but is also likely to cater to chil­dren as young as four in a non-com­pet­i­tive games for­mat.

Club pres­i­dent Shane Scott said he had wanted to start a club since mov­ing to Tom Price early last year, af­ter his chil­dren, who had been part of a lit­tle ath­let­ics club in Perth, had to com­mute to New­man for the pro­gram. “Just about ev­ery other sport op­tion here is team sports, but there’s very lit­tle for in­di­vid­ual sport,” he said.

Or­gan­is­ers are also run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion ask­ing res­i­dents to help them de­sign an Ashburton club logo to pro­mote com­mu­nity in­volve­ment.

De­signs must be fresh and pos­i­tive, eas­ily read­able, and con­tain the words “Ashburton Lit­tle Ath­let­ics”.

There is a $50 prize on of­fer for the win­ner.

Mr Scott said lit­tle ath­let­ics clubs taught chil­dren fit­ness and tech­ni­cal skills that un­der­pinned all kinds of sports and pro­vided a tal­ent path­way for young lo­cal ath­letes. “They don’t even need to be run­ning first sec­ond or third all the time be­cause we fo­cus on per­sonal bests, so we en­cour­age kids to be con­stantly im­prov­ing through­out the sea­son,” he said.

“That’s what I’ve seen with pre­vi­ous clubs as well — as long as kids are con­stantly im­prov­ing, they get recog­nised.”

The Ashburton club is ex­pected to start up in sev­eral months time.

Logo com­pe­ti­tion en­tries close on Mon­day at 5pm.

To en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion, get in­volved in the club or for more in­for­ma­tion, email ash­bur­ton­

Pic­tures: Shane Scott

Zarah Scott, 7, com­petes in a 200m race.

Ry­lan Scott, 10, com­petes in a triple jump event.

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