Young ath­letes com­pete in Mackay

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ATH­LET­ICS

TEN ath­letes from the Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club trav­elled to Mackay on the week­end to com­pete at the North Mackay Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Pen­tathlon.

All th­ese ath­letes com­peted in five dif­fer­ent track and field events, held through­out the day of com­pe­ti­tion.

Matthew Smith, Bethany Poles and Zachary Connell-Teakle were pre­sented with par­tic­i­pa­tion medals and a goody bag.

Sahra Don­nelly and Erin Hunger­ford were awarded sec­ond place in their age group and Jim Smith claimed third place in his age group.

Th­ese ath­letes re­ceived a tro­phy and a goody bag for all their hard work.

Zoe Connell-Teakle, Amy Hunger­ford, Bethany Poles and Emily Poles were also im­pres­sive as they per­formed well in their re­spec­tive age groups.

It was a great day of com­pe­ti­tion es­pe­cially for the Poles fam­ily who did a won­der­ful job in their first away car­ni­val.

Club pres­i­dent Judi Wor­rall was very pleased with the ef­forts from all the com­pet­ing ath­letes.

“It was lovely to see the smiles on the ath­letes’ faces through­out the day”, she said.

Any­one want­ing more in­for­ma­tion about the club and it’s com­pe­ti­tions should con­tact Judi Wor­rall on 0400 138 446.

The club is host­ing a kid’s course this Satur­day and Sun­day at their club­house lo­cated in Stan­bury Street, Proser­pine.

This course will ben­e­fit chil­dren over 14 years, par­ents and teach­ers alike who are in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved with ath­let­ics.

They will learn the basics on train­ing and de­vel­op­ment prin­ci­ples, and the or­gan­i­sa­tion of kid’s ath­let­ics com­pe­ti­tions.

Dur­ing the sec­ond day of the course (Sun­day) there will be a free kids com­pe­ti­tion for ages 413 from 1-3pm.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about this course con­tact Dayne O’Hara at de­vel­op­ment@ath­let­ic­snorthqld.org.au or by mo­bile on 0448 103 333.

LIT­TLE ATH­LET­ICS: The Whit­sun­day Ath­let­ics Club sent 10 ju­niors to a car­ni­val in Mackay on the week­end. Back: Zoe Connell-Teakle and Erin Hunger­ford. Mid­dle: Sahra Don­nelly, Amy Hunger­ford, Lily Poles. Front: Jim Smith, Matthew Smith, Zach Connell-Teakle, Bethany Poles, Emily Poles.

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