My name is Chris Stansbury and this is my 2nd year as President of Hamersley LAC. I have been on the committee for the last 4 years in various roles including President, Winter Officer and Equipment Officer and as a cross country coach for the past five years. I was also a Little Athlete based in Rockingham in the 1970s and 1980s and continue to run competitively today.
The success of our Centre comes from parent support at our meetings as well as through your support for the Centre through chaperoning, time keeping, starting, and assisting at the BBQ and canteen. I would also ask that you consider joining the committee. We currently have committee positions available for the Organiser of Officials (Competition) and Organiser of Officials (Events) vacant, as well as the LAWA Proxy Delegate. We welcome interest in these important roles and I am happy to talk with you further about them if you are interested.
This season will see a number of changes to the Saturday morning program as well as the addition on an exciting new Community Nitro Event. This will give all of our athletes a chance to compete and socialise at a number of events and venues in the metropolitan area throughout the year.
I will be out on the Area every Saturday assisting with the running of events as well as at training sessions coordinated by the Centre. Feel free to tap me on the shoulder and say hello. I also plan to conduct a Community centred middle distance running group, soon to be announced, so keep an eye on our Facebook page and other media channels. This training is included in little athlete’s registration fees, and parents will also be able to attend with a gold coin donation (proceeds to go to a nominated charity).
Last season we had over 500 registered athletes which is great and it would be fantastic to have another bumper year, so spread the word and tell your friends. Remember Little Athletics lays the foundation for most other sporting activities. Our focus is on Family, Fun and Fitness and striving to be your best.
I would encourage you to regularly check our website www.hamersleyaths.com.au, Facebook and Instagram for updates and information.
I hope that all athletes and their parents/caregivers enjoy their time with Hamersley Little Athletics Centre.