Ath­let­ics on hold

Stanthorpe Border Post - - SPORT -

BUD­DING ath­letes will have to find a tem­po­rary so­lu­tion to keep­ing ac­tive with Stan­thorpe’s Lit­tle Ath­let­ics go­ing on hia­tus.

De­spite hav­ing over 100 par­tic­i­pants last year, the group couldn’t at­tract enough vol­un­teers to get up and run­ning this term.

“We just had a few vol­un­teers who are a bit busy and couldn’t get there. We still had lots of peo­ple, but it just wasn’t enough,” Stan­thorpe Lit­tle Ath­let­ics spokesper­son Toni Jack­son said.

“We prob­a­bly re­al­is­ti­cally need around 20 vol­un­teers. You need peo­ple there ex­plain­ing to the kids what to do, you need time­keep­ers, peo­ple to put out equip­ment and pack up so to get that num­ber ev­ery week is hard.

“We de­cided in­stead of run­ning it and not do­ing a good job, be­cause we had such a great sea­son last term, that we’d not run it and use this time at look­ing at set­ting up a club so we need to in­cor­po­rate and get equip­ment, do coach­ing.

“We don’t want to be set­ting up a club where it’s all fo­cused on com­pe­ti­tion be­cause if a kid doesn’t know how to throw a javelin then what’s the point mea­sur­ing it.

“We’ve got a good amount of time now to get a good group of peo­ple to­gether.

“It’s not over,” she said.

They’ll look to pick up again in Term


“We had over 100 kids reg­is­ter so I think that shows there’s a lot of kids out there in­ter­ested,” Toni said.

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ON HOLD: Dustin Kent hav­ing a blast at Stan­thorpe Lit­tle Ath­let­ics last term.

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