Par­tic­i­pa­tion grows for Alpine Lit­tle Ath­let­ics

Alpine Observer - - Sports -

By JUSTIN JEN­VEY

ALPINE Lit­tle Ath­let­ics has ex­ceeded its pro­jected par­tic­i­pa­tion with a record number of reg­is­tra­tions this sea­son.

Nearly 50 kids have signed up for the weekly ath­let­ics pro­gram which caters for young­sters aged 5 to 15.

The cur­rent sea­son got un­der­way on Oc­to­ber 12 at Bright’s Pi­o­neer Park after pre­vi­ously be­ing held on the Bright P12 Col­lege school oval.

Alpine Lit­tle Ath­let­ics com­mit­tee mem­ber Kel­lie Gray said the young ath­letes and par­ent helpers are lov­ing be­ing on the town’s main sports ground.

“It’s a much bet­ter sur­face for one but is also a cooler area es­pe­cially when we run over sum­mer,” she said.

“We have some new ones com­ing through and have 45 kids reg­is­tered which is up on last sea­son.

“We re­cently bought a new high jump mat and will spend an­other $1500 on ad­di­tional sports equip­ment.

“We’ve also ear­marked a spot for a long jump pit next to the cricket nets and have ap­proached the Men’s Shed to make us a rack for new hur­dles we got last year.”

Gray said club plans to use the main oval un­til a new recreational space is de­vel­oped within the Pi­o­neer Park precinct for ju­nior sport.

Mean­while a group of the club’s young­sters headed to an open day at Al­bury on the week­end while a team of older ath­letes re­cently achieved some strong re­sults in a re­gional event at Shep­par­ton.

Bryce Fuller­ton, Tom Gray, Ned Nicholson and Liam Wil­liamson col­lected sil­ver in the 4x200m re­lay and were third in the med­ley re­lay which con­sists of two 100m and a 200m and 400m sprint.

Alpine Lit­tle Ath­let­ics is held on Thurs­day evenings from 4.45pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit the club’s Face­book page Alpine Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Cen­tre or call 0405 357 342.

RE­LAY TEAM: Tom Gray, Liam Wil­liamson, Bryce Fuller­ton and Ned Nicholson per­formed well when they rep­re­sented Alpine Lit­tle Ath­let­ics in Shep­par­ton re­cently.

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