The State Combined Carnival is usually held on the first full weekend in March each year. This season it is being held the week earlier due to the State Track & Field Championships scheduled earlier.
Little Athletics NSW State Combined Events Championship had a name change to Little Athletics NSW State Combined Events Carnival this year, with athletes in the younger age groups U7 to U11 being given instruction/coaching during the event. Athletes in the U11 and younger will have the opportunity to learn ‘how to’ throw, jump etc during the event. A more relaxed attitude to these age groups will occur with time for instruction/coaching from the officials.
Medals are awarded to the top 3 placegetters in all age groups. Athletes in the U15 age group will be vying for selection into the LANSW State Team to compete at the Australian Little Athletics Championships, which will be held in Canberra in April 2020.
This season, the State Combined Events Carnival will be held at the brand new synthetic track at the Tamworth Athletics Centre, on Saturday and Sunday, 29 February and 1 March 2020. For Tamworth Athletics Centre TRACK RULES, CLICK HERE
Online entries are open. Please CLICK HERE to go directly to the registration page. If centre members are intending to travel to Tamworth, it would be advisable to book accommodation now, so that they don’t miss out.
Entries will close on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at a cost of $25 per athlete entry (with a late entry a week later at $50 per athlete).
An OFFICIALS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP has been scheduled for Friday, 28 February prior to the carnival. CLICK HERE to find out more information and to register.
First event each day will be at 9am, with first call at 8.30am. Athletes participate in ALL of the events on offer for their particular age group. Performances for all events are allocated points, based on the LANSW Multi-Event pointscore system. The points are then added together to determine final results.
View the MULTI-EVENT SCORING TABLES.
AGE GROUP MANAGERS – As usual, we will require parents to act as Age Group Managers (which is similar to centre age managers) at the State Combined Event. Depending on numbers, there will be up to two (2) Age Group Managers per age group and gender (eg. 9 Boys Blue, 9 Girls Pink, 10 Boys Silver etc). If no parent helper is available for the U13-U17 age groups, we do allow them to look after themselves as long as one of the competing athletes nominates themselves to look after the paperwork. If you are interested in escorting your child and their age group to their events, in the role of Age Group Managers, please read the AGE GROUP MANAGER MEMO and send your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that groups without Age Group Managers (Parent helpers) will not be permitted to leave the Meeting Point areas until they have someone to act as Age Group Manager. If you require more information please contact Diane Levy via email.
INSTRUCTION/COACHING AT EVENT AREAS (for U7-U11 athletes)
A more relaxed attitude to these younger age groups shall occur at this Combined Carnival, with time for instruction from the event officials and/or Little Athletics NSW coaches, before and during the events. Athletes in the U7 to U11 age groups will have the opportunity to learn ‘how to’ throw, jump etc during and before their events. Timetable considerations will be taken into account, with athletes reporting to their events areas 10 minutes prior to the commencement which will allow for such instruction to occur. Athletes in these age groups will not be permitted to leave the competition area.
It is noted that athletes in the U12 and above may utilise the coaches’ area for instruction (refer Rules of Competition, Section C General Rules, Coaches Area).
LIST OF COMPETITORS will be sent to all athletes who enter (following close of late entries). This will show the age group and colour group allocated to each athlete plus the name of the Age Group Manager. Remember that athletes WILL NOT be permitted to leave the meeting point areas if there is no age group manager.
JURY OF APPEAL – As per Rules of Competition, Section A, 1.14 Protests x., the Jury of Appeal will consist of 3 people, taken from the following:
- Diane Levy (Head of Competition)
- Carnival Manager
- Track Referee
- Throws Referee
- Jumps Referee
- Chief Umpire
- Kerry O’Keefe (Chief Executive Officer)
MERCHANDISE Tamworth LAC organised for event specific polo shirts ($35 each) and singlets ($25 each) which needed to be pre-purchased by 12 January. The shirts which were pre ordered by the due date can be collected at the carnival. PLEASE NOTE: Due to many people missing the deadline for pre orders, Tamworth LAC have advised that they will take orders and payment at the event for anyone who did not pre order these singlets or shirts. They will then post these out following the event. More information will be available when you order.
ACCOMMODATION For information on accommodation in Tamworth and surrounds, please contact Tamworth Visitor Information Centre.
PROGRAM & EVENT DETAILS
An EVENT LIST BY AGE-DAY will be posted. This shows the events held for each age group per day and event start time for each event. It will also show the meeting point areas that athletes must report to 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of each event. We will not be producing a hard copy of the program. The LIST of COMPETITORS, plus EVENT LIST (above) should be downloaded and printed prior to your arrival at the Tamworth track OR leave a copy on your smart phone. Remember, no printed programs will be available on the day.
The events per age are: –
- U7 Boys & Girls 50m; 100m; pack start; long jump; shot put; discus
- U8 Boys & Girls 70m; 200m; pack start; long jump; shot put; discus
- U9 Boys & Girls 100m; 60m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
- U10 Boys & Girls 200m; 60m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
- U11 Boys & Girls 100m; 80m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
- U12 Boys & Girls 200m; 80m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
- U13 Boys & Girls 100m; 80m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
- U14 Girls 200m; 80m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
- U14 Boys 200m; 90m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; discus
- U15 Girls 200m; 90m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; high jump; javelin
- U15 Boys 100m; 100m hurdles; 800m; long jump; discus; high jump; javelin
- U17 Girls 200m; 100m hurdles; 800m; long jump; shot put; high jump; javelin
- U17 Boys 100m; 110m hurdles; 800m; long jump; discus; high jump; javelin
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s) regarding attendance at the State Combined Events will hopefully answer any other queries. (to be added later)
The map of Tamworth Regional Athletics Track showing event areas and facilities will be added HERE.
LANSW STATE TEAM
A team of 4 boys and 4 girls (TBC) from the U15 age group will be selected from their performances at the State Combined Events to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships, which is held on a weekend near Anzac Day each year. These athletes will be selected based on their performances in the events which make up the ALAC Combined Event competition. Each year the Australian Little Athletics Championships is hosted by a different State/Territory Association. In 2020 the event will be hosted by LAACT. The event will be held as a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, 18 & 19 April 2020 in Canberra.