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Clarence sprints into a new season

CLARENCE Little Athletics Centre (CLAC) is preparing for another bumper summer season of athletics at the Clarence High School oval, with its 41st year of operation commencing on Saturday 5 October.

CLAC president Shane Cox said the committee was enthusiastically looking forward to another exciting season of Little Athletics following the 40-year milestone last season.

“We are excited for the future and being a part of another 40 years of nurturing and developing junior athletes,” he said.

“We have a proud tradition of providing family fun and fitness in a safe and friendly environment – that was the aim right from the very beginning.

“This season we welcome some new faces to the committee and, in doing so, they bring with them new ideas.

“We are excited by this as the committee is always exploring ways to improve the sport and the centre, and this includes the development of a new coaching and training program to be rolled out this season.”

CLAC has a rich history of producing great athletes, and it is eager for this continue into the future.

Last season saw a significant number of local records tumble and this season it anticipates further records being broken.

“Coaching and training are key to athletes being able to be their best,” Mr Cox said.

“While we encourage athletes to strive for good results, it is important that the children remember to have fun at the same time.

“Sport should not be a chore but something athletes look forward to each week.”

Last month, Clarence athletes Brendan Cook, Isaac Dixon, Hugh McCallum, Archie Devine and Luke Palmer represented Tasmania at the Primary School Sports Australia Track & Field Championships at Arafura Athletics Stadium, Darwin.

They competed extremely well and managed some fantastic personal best performances.

CLAC holds competitions on Saturday mornings throughout the season (October–March) from 8.20am until midday, with weekly training days on Wednesday from 4.30-5.30pm.

Clarence Little Athletics Centre is an inclusive organisation catering for athletes from Tiny Tots (three years) and under six through to under 15 age groups.

CLAC welcomes children of all abilities to come along and get involved with athletics.

For more information and registrations, visit the Centre’s website at www.clarence.org.au or the CLAC Facebook page.

Caption: Clarence Little Athletics Club is ready for another busy summer season of athletics.