On your marks, get set and go for new Little Athletics season

READY TO START AGAIN: The Far West Little Athletics team of 2016/17. Back: Savannah Hopkins, Luke Welshman, Conor O’Driscoll, Alexzander Hopkins, Lucas Bennett, Charli Seneca, Madison Seneca, Emily Daviess, Aiden O’Driscoll, Harvey Brooks, Schuyler Bowden; middle: Lincoln Welshman, Harley Cotton, Aubrey Masierowski, Chelsea Hopkins, Savanah Murphy, Henry Hissey, Archie Daviess, Kobie Bowden, Olivia Masierowski, Riley Shephard; front: Bailey Sleep and Chase Sleep.
READY TO START AGAIN: The Far West Little Athletics team of 2016/17. Back: Savannah Hopkins, Luke Welshman, Conor O’Driscoll, Alexzander Hopkins, Lucas Bennett, Charli Seneca, Madison Seneca, Emily Daviess, Aiden O’Driscoll, Harvey Brooks, Schuyler Bowden; middle: Lincoln Welshman, Harley Cotton, Aubrey Masierowski, Chelsea Hopkins, Savanah Murphy, Henry Hissey, Archie Daviess, Kobie Bowden, Olivia Masierowski, Riley Shephard; front: Bailey Sleep and Chase Sleep.

The Far West Little Athletics Centre is preparing for its new season.

The 2017-18 season begins on Tuesday, October 17 at the Ceduna Area School oval at 5pm, with ages ranging from four to 16 years.

People are encouraged to use the first week as an introduction to Little Athletics if they are unsure what the group is all about.

The come and try night costs only $5.

Parent support is paramount to the success of little athletics and all athletes must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to assist in the running of the night.

Many hands are needed to run a program and the last few years have seen excellent numbers of parents going out and supporting the children taking part in Little Athletics.

Organiser Tracy Bennett said they were looking forward to the new season.

“We look forward to seeing all the old faces and hopefully lots of new ones this season to keep our membership numbers increasing,” she said.

“Little athletics is a fun, non-competitive environment for the family.

“We focus on developing children of all abilities by promoting positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle through a family and community involvement in athletic related activities.”

Becoming involved with Little Athletics also provides an opportunity to compete against quality competition from other regions at the Eyre Regional Games.

For more information contact Joy Welshman on 0429 012 754, Tracy Bennett on 0429 012 739 or join the ‘Far West Little Athletics’ Facebook group.