In­spi­ra­tion on the track

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

CHIL­DREN at the Vic­to­ria Park Phoenix Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club were in­spired by their idols at the Olympics dur­ing their first week of the sea­son.

THE kids at the Vic­to­ria Park Phoenix Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club have been in­spired by their idols at the Olympics.

Last week marked the first week of the sea­son for the club and saw an in­crease in kids sign­ing up.

Vic­to­ria Park Phoenix Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club pres­i­dent Sam Hard­cas­tle said about 30 kids signed up dur­ing a reg­is­tra­tion day and two ses­sions at its train­ing base at the East Vic­to­ria Park Pri­mary School.

“We are on track for a bumper year fol­low­ing the Olympics, just like many other ath­let­ics and swimming clubs,” she said.

“I think a lot of the kids have watched the Olympics and thought that they wanted to have a go; who doesn’t want to throw some­thing that looks like a spear?

“Peo­ple think Lit­tle Ath­let­ics is for kids who are ath­letic but it’s ac­tu­ally for kids who haven’t tried the events be­fore to have a go.”

Ms Hard­cas­tle said there was a fo­cus on jump­ing and mid­dle-dis­tance run­ning dur­ing the first two ses­sions and events were mod­i­fied for kids.

In­quiries about reg­is­ter­ing can be made to vb­placreg @gmail.com or 0408 424 559.

The kids at the Vic­to­ria Park Phoenix Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club.

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