Wollongong City Little Athletics Centre (WCLA)
WCLA is locally based and provides competition for athletes aged from Under 6 to Under 17. The age division that you compete in is determined by your age as at the 30th of September. This age rule is determined by the Little Athletics Association of NSW.
Friday Night Competition
WCLA stages its athletic meet on a Friday Night during the athletics season (Spring/Summer).
The competition is held at the Kerryn McCann Athletic Centre and commences at 5.15pm. Competition nights finish between 7.30pm – 8.00pm depending on the number of athletes competing.
There are 4 events for the Under 6 to Under 12 age groups and 5 events for the Under 13 to Under 17 age group. The events usually consist of two track and two field events for each age group.
Each competition night is a point score night. Points are accumulated throughout the season to determine the age champions at the end of the season. For the 2014-2015 season we will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place age champions based on point score. There may also be 2 additional awards per age group.
2014 State Cross Country & Road Walks Championships Results
Wollongong City won the full set of medals - gold, silver and bronze - among a number of outstanding performances at the annual NSW Little Athletics Cross-Country and Road Walks State Championships at Kembla Joggers' West Dapto home venue.
Samara Jirsa won gold in a field of 41 in the under-8 girls' run, with Jack McClatchie claiming silver in the under-8 boys' race.
Christopher Sink also finished on the podium with a bronze in the under-10 boys' event, while Liam Henderson picked up the club's fourth medal with a third in the boys' under-17s race. Zoe McClatchie was beaten narrowly for a medal to claim fourth in the under-7 girls, with James Seal also fourth in the boys' under-15s race.
Manuela Piljevic (12th, U8 girls), Keegan Whitton (17th, U8 boys), Tayne Ward (9th, U9 boys), Dechlan Carter (48th, U9 boys), Nathan Henderson Walls (17th, U10 boys) and Daniel Jirsa (16th, U11 boys) all gained valuable experience against the state's best young athletes.