Working With Children Registration
A new registration requirement exists for people wishing to work or volunteer with children in Tasmania. In consultation with Little Athletics Tasmania, the following Guide has been designed specifically for Little Athletics volunteers and officials.
Working with Children Registration aims to reduce the potential for sexual, physical, psychological, emotional or financial harm or neglect of children in Tasmania
You must hold registration by 1 April 2015 to participate in activities like coaching, age group management, and committee membership.
For volunteers fees are $17.76 and the registration holds for 3 years. If you already have registration for employment purposes, this will cover you at Little Athletics - please inform the club.
New Centre Record - February 19
Fresh from breaking the u14 race walk Centre Record in January, Bradley Young broke a 10 year old shot put record at the first day of Centre Championships. Congratulations Brad!
- U14 boys shot put. old: Chris Genge 11.65m (09/02/05); new: Bradley Young 11.71m.
State Relay Championships - wrap-up
The State Relay Championships provides the perfect platform for the big Centres to show off their depth of talent. But it also gives the smaller Centres a chance to show what can be achieved with camaraderie and fervor.
Hobart Districts athletes did what they could to come away with medals, but medals or not, they all came away with smiles on their faces after a tough but fun day.
Particular mention to the U8 boys who were about to celebrate a medal winning performance, only to have it taken away to a disqualification. Congratulations on taking the disappointment so well boys.
Results summary to come.
Review of State Race Walk & Multi-Event Championships
The State Race Walk Championships and State Multi-Event Championships were held at the St Leonards Athletics Centre, Launceston on Saturday, January 31.
Hobart Districts had 24 athletes competing in the Multi-Event Championships and 6 in the Race Walk Championships. Despite the threat of rain all day, none eventuated; however, the rain was replaced by cool conditions and wind. Nonetheless, the kids took it in their stride and competed just as hard as always.
Athletes to leave the Championships with medals were:
- U15 boys multi: 3rd Adam Steven
- U14 boys walk: 1st Bradley Young (Centre Record)
- U14 boys multi: 2nd Jordan Cox
- U13 boys multi: 3rd Fergus Fletcher
- U12 girls multi: 3rd Elsa Fletcher
- U11 girls walk: 3rd Cecilia Hutchinson
- U11 boys multi: 1st Max Brideson
Full results and points scores are available on the Results page.
New shipping container for high jump mats and equipment
On Friday January 23, after years of work by many Hobart Districts committees, we finally took possession of a shipping container for storage of our high jump mats and associated equipment.
A big thank you to everyone who has played a part in getting us to this day. Hopefully our mats will last a bit longer now that we don't have to cart them across the oval.
Take a look at the photo album to see how it ended up where it is. Note: the photos are misleading - Brideson didn't really have as much to do with it as the photos suggest - many thanks to Scott Hartill and Michael Cox.
Athlete of the Month - Geordan Fletcher
Learn a little about under 15 athlete Geordan Fletcher.
Athlete of the Month is put together by past athlete Monique Enright. Not only is it a wonderful thing for Hobart Districts but it also helps Monique with one of her High School subjects. Thanks Monique!
During this season Monique Enright will be taking photos at our meets and uploading them onto OneDrive. A permanent link will exist from the camera icon above. Come back regularly and see if your kids have been targetted with her lens.
Parents, show your support for Hobart Districts at the Northern All State with an adult version of the Hobart Districts top. See Susan or Jackie at the registration table on Thursday night.
Please don't forget that registration is a two part process. You must (1) pay registration fees AND (2) enter (for new athletes) or edit / confirm (for returning athletes) details on the IMG registration website. A name badge can not be requested until an IMG membership number has been generated.
Please also note that proof of date of birth is required for new athletes to ensure they are competing in the correct age group. Age groups reset on October 1 - use the age group calculator to check.
If you are a returning family please follow the instructions for re-registration as set out in the email sent by Little Athletics Tasmania. You will find a username and password in the email.
If you choose to pay by cash, cheque, or funds transfer directly to the Centre, the fees are in the table below. BSB details are also below. Online payments through the Little Athletics Tasmania website incur a 6% transaction fee.
- 1 child $85
- 2 children $170
- 3 children $255
- 4 children $340
- 5 children $415
- tiny tot $25
- Dual registrations with Athletics Tasmania, see below.
For athletes choosing to do Little Athletics as well as senior athletics with Athletics Tasmania, registration fees are dependent on the athlete's birth year. Athletes must register with both organisations and the order of registration is important.
|Birth year||Little Aths. fee||Senior Aths. fee||Order of registration|
|2002/3/4||standard family fees above||$145||Little Aths then Seniors|
|prior to 2002||dual fee = $60||$250||Seniors then Little Aths|
Competition and training insurance is covered by the body in control of the event in which the athlete is competing.
Electronic funds transfer details:
- BSB: 067100
- a/c no: 28014056
- a/c name: Hobart Districts Little Athletics Centre