Club ready for a busy year
UWA Little Athletics Club has had a record number of registrations this season, with more than 700 children from under-7s to under17s signing up to the Mt Claremont club.
As the business end of the season draws closer, many athletes are preparing to compete in the zone and state championships next month.
UWA will host the zone championships – the state championship qualifying event – at its home ground Mcgillivray Sports Park on March 4 and 5.
Athletes from UWA as well as Joondalup, Hamersley and Ridgewood Little Athletics clubs will compete in heats and quarterfinals to qualify for the state championships, to be held at the nearby State Athletics Stadium on March 18 and 19.
Club captains Sarah Hynes (17) and Alex Celenza (16) said they would be competing in numerous track and field events at the championships.
“I like running the most,” Hynes said.
“I’ll be entering the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metres, as well as long jump at states.”
Celenza said he enjoyed jumps the most, but also running and throws.
“I’ll be doing all the jumps – long jump, triple jump and high jump – as well as discus and the 100m,” he said.
Hynes and Celenza were members of winning 4x400m teams at December’s state relay championships, both taking home a gold medal.
Hynes also picked up a bronze medal at the multi-event championships recently.
Competition runs in summer on a Saturday morning, with training on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
■ UWALAC has a paid equipment manager role available, starting at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. The club requires someone to oversee all the equipment, make sure it is put away carefully and stored correctly, as well as ordering equipment that needs to be replaced.
Contact Ruth on 0413 052 338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UWALAC captains Sarah Hynes and Alex Celenza.