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A message from our Club President
On behalf of the Committee, I would like to welcome you to the 2020/21 season with Corroboree (North Canberra) Little Athletics. This is my 3rd year as President, and I look forward to seeing many familiar faces and would like to offer a special warm welcome to our new families. You have joined the right club.
It was a very strange season last year with fires, smoke haze, heat waves and then Corona. Corroboree were blessed to be able to put on all but one of our meets and we are very proud of that. At the time of me writing this message we are fully aware that the Corona Virus may give us new challenges, the likes of which we have never experienced, this season but I have a dedicated Committee who will work with me to deliver the best experience possible.
Corroboree aspires to be the sporting activity of choice for children aged 5 to 16 years of age. We aim to provide a quality program of athletics events with a focus on fun, fitness, and skills development in a safe, family-friendly and inclusive environment. While athletics is by its very nature competitive, our goal for all our athletes is to achieve PBs (Personal Bests) by improving their own times, distances, and heights, and above all, to have fun.
The Committee has also been active over winter, working hard to get ready for the upcoming season as well as wrapping up last season. We hand delivered all Trophies and medals that were won last season due to our Presentation Day having to be cancelled due to COVID.
The Corroboree Gift will be back this season as well. This is a handicapped event that allows the not so fast kids to start in front of their faster compatriots. It was a fabulous event last year and we look forward to putting it on again this season. We are also looking at earlier start times for selected age groups each meet to remove the backlog of events waiting on the Round track each week.
We always look for improvements based on previous years’ experience and feedback. It is key to have Saturday morning meets that run smoothly, with minimal waiting times, and a not-too-late finish. This relies on a good program, good facilities, and many helping hands. We see the role of the parent as a very hands-on approach; we need you to help us run great meets and expect parents to step into roles such as Age Group Coordinators, timing assistants, long jump measurers, just to name a few. Any assistance with set-up and particularly pack-up is always welcome.
Little Athletics ACT is looking at revamping their Carnival structure this season including a chance for the U6’s and U7s to participate which is a welcome change. We will also strive to be well represented at the Relay Carnival and State Championships as we are every season.
Finally, I would like to thank all those who have volunteered to serve on the Committee this season. The club needs great parents to run it and I am fortunate to have a fantastic team helping me run this club. I would also like to acknowledge our coaches for their ongoing commitment to developing our juniors. We are extremely fortunate to have such a strong group of people supporting our club but could always do with some more. So, if you are interested in getting involved, please do not hesitate to contact myself or others on the Committee. We can always do with more hands.