Lit­tle Ath­let­ics is back in Moss­man

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - SAM SMALLBONE

LIT­TLE ath­let­ics is back in ac­tion next week.

The beloved af­ter-school ath­let­ics club known as Lit­tle Ath­let­ics has been out of ac­tion for the last six years and is hold­ing a sign-up day next Wed­nes­day, April 27.

Chil­dren be­tween five and 17 years of age can sign up and par­tic­i­pate in a va­ri­ety of ath­letic events such as track, long jump, high jump, hur­dles and javelin.

Coach and or­gan­iser of the club Laura Ber­ney is hop­ing to pro­vide lo­cal chil­dren with an op­por­tu­nity to ex­cel in their ath­letic abil­i­ties in the re­gion rather than hav­ing to travel to Cairns to train.

“The rea­son I am start­ing up Lit­tle Ath­let­ics is be­cause it gives lo­cal kids a chance to keep track of their per­sonal per­for­mances, ex­cel in ath­let­ics and com­pete in other com­pe­ti­tions,” she said.

“There are a lot of very ath­let­ics chil­dren in this re­gion who don’t en­joy play­ing team sports.

“Lit­tle Ath­let­ics will open up more op­por­tu­ni­ties for chil­dren who have a pas­sion and in­ter­est in ath­letic events.”

Ms Ber­ney has taught Lit­tle Ath­let­ics in Lon­don and Syd­ney but is call­ing for com­mu­nity sup­port and vol­un­teers.

The chil­dren will train ev­ery Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon at the Moss­man High School Oval be­tween 3.30pm and 5.30pm un­der the su­per­vi­sion of coaches.

Cen­tre man­ager is Vicky Sparks, sec­re­tary is Jenni Walker, trea­surer is Christine Cal­lan­der and coach is Laura Ber­ney.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Laura Ber­ney on 0487 503 075.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

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