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2014-2015 Annual Report Kurrajong-Bilpin Little Athletics Centre

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All their parents and grandparents are to be congratulated for getting them to Parkes and, more importantly, showing them "The Dish". Thank you to all fellow committee members for your tireless efforts throughout the season, it is greatly appreciated. Congratulations to all our state athletes and thank you for the exciting weekend of competition you provided.

A special thanks to all the parents who so enthusiastically supported these athletes throughout the two days of the competition. A big thank you must go to all the hardworking members of our committee who worked tirelessly to make the season the success it was. I would also like to say a big thank you to all the parents who have helped throughout the season in any capacity.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Facebook page with news and photos and used the page responsibly for the purpose for which it was intended. It was nice to think that our children must be happy in their jackets for everyone to wear.

Kurrajong Bilpin Little Athletics Championship Results for Season 2014-2015

Congratulations to all our 15 teams who took part in the National Relays on an incredibly hot weekend and achieved some fantastic results. Here they pitted their skills against other competitors in a zone stretching from the Blue Mountains to Lithgow, Mudgee &. The under 7 athletes who are not yet old enough to compete in the regionals still put in some outstanding performances with the 6 Kurrajong Bilpin athletes in attendance returning home with 11 medals and 1 new zone record winning all 3 medals in the girls event in the discus throw. .

Others who dominated their age group included Aiden Miller in the U9 Boys, who won all four of his events, and Caitlyn Ferrier and Kiara Ison in the U13 Girls, who both took four event wins and two second places, with Caitlyn also in second place ended. a new zone record. Not only were there excellent individual performances all weekend, but Kurrajong Bilpin was also dominant on the relay. KBLAC recently had four of our athletes compete for NSW in the Trans-Tasman Challenge against a visiting Auckland team after being selected at trials in November.

A huge congratulations to Brooke Keller who had a fantastic day taking home a gold medal in the long jump, a bronze medal in the high jump and a gold medal for her part in the 4x100m relay team. Leading the way with 4 gold medal appearances each were Aiden Miller in the U9 Boys who took part in the 70m, 100m, 200m and long jump, Brooke Keller who scored wins in the 60m hurdles, 100m, long jump and jump. triple, and Caitlyn Ferrier who was victorious in the U13 Girls 100m, 200m, 400m and 200m hurdles, and also qualified for State in the Javelin. Kurrajong Bilpin also had success in the 4x100m relay, with the Junior Girls and Senior Girls teams winning gold at Regionals and qualifying to compete at State.

Due to her commitments at Nationals a few days later, Caitlyn decided to only compete in the 100m at the State Multi.

Kurrajong Bilpin Little Athletics Gala Day Results for Season 2014-15

It was an early start at Greystanes for the Mid-West Metro Zone Multi, with events starting at 8.30am. All athletes competed in all 6 events for their age group, with points accumulated over the day. As the weather warmed, so did the performances, with our athletes achieving numerous season bests and personal bests, including significant Long Jump PBs by Renee, Caitlyn and Michael to put them in good stead in their age groups.

With trophies awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age group and medals also awarded to the next 3 places for age groups with over 20 athletes, our KBLAC athletes put in some great performances and put 4 of our athletes on the podium. All of our KBLAC athletes represented the club well and were particularly impressive in their 800m races, which took place at the end of the day when the temperature reached its peak. A group of 11 KBLAC athletes traveled to Liverpool for their annual gala day which always provides tough competition for our athletes.

There were some great performances with our KBLAC athletes winning over 25 medals on the day. Congratulations to all the KBLAC athletes who represented our club and congratulations to Caitlyn Ferrier who managed to win her age group (400m) trophy event and take home the trophy adding to the medals. We apologize that the results below are not complete, but many result sheets were not published on the day.

Hadley & Payton McGuiness definitely caught the gala day bug, and were very excited to receive their trophies on the day. Aiden Hardy did well to take 3rd place in his race walk event, while Renee Hardy took 3rd place in the U12 Girls Multi event. A small but dedicated group of KBLAC athletes braved the hot weather to attend Nepean LAC's annual Warren Mossman Gala Day.

A team of 14 KBLAC athletes braved the heat to attend the Blacktown Australia Day Gala in Glenwood. There were some fantastic performances that day, with our athletes winning 33 medals and 3 cups. The draw included 13 gold, 12 silver and 8 bronze, while trophies went to Toby Camilleri, Caitlyn Ferrier and Jye Hardy for winning the trophy events in their age groups.

Kurrajong Training Squad Results (separate from Little Athletics)

The most successful athlete was Phoebe Young who secured a silver medal competing up an age group in the girls 13 triple jump with a big PB in the final round and booked her flight to Adelaide en route to her very first National Championships. She backed up extremely well the following day as she won her first state title with gold in the 12 girls' long jump with another PB performance. Training partner Tully Murphy was also outstanding with a huge jump in the final round of the 13 boys triple jump to secure a bronze medal.

He managed to lower his PB again in the final, despite jumping the final hurdle, finishing a very creditable 6th. Best of luck to Kiara Ison and Caitlyn Ferrier who will represent NSW in the 200m at the School Sport Nationals in Tasmania at the end of November. Congratulations to members of the Kurrajong Training Squad and former KBLAC athletes Sara Klein and Jack Bangel who recently participated in the Briggs Athletics Classic in Tasmania.

Sara has since competed at the Hunter Track Classic in Newcastle on January 31, where she ran a very impressive PB of 55.16 in the women's 400m A to finish fifth. Sara Klein competed in the Perth Track Classic (Jandokot City Classic) on Saturday 14 February, again finishing second to Olympian Lauren Wells (formerly Lauren Boden). Jack Bangel was invited to compete in the Adelaide Track Classic on February 21, placing an excellent 3rd in 54.30.

Among the medals was also twin sister Kirsty with a well-deserved silver in the 5000m walk in an excellent time of 23.51.77. The most successful athlete was Caitlyn Ferrier, who ran another personal best in the U14 400m final and won the bronze medal in a very fast time of 59.48s. A good race also from Renee Hardy who competes for age in the U14 3000mW for 8th with another PB.

An additional KB athlete also competing in her first national championship was Alanah Wiblen, who finished 19th in the 80m hurdles in 14.55s. Two Kurrajong Training Squad athletes have been invited to compete in the Sydney Track Classic on the evening of Saturday 14th at Homebush. Sara Klein was again among the top finishers in the 400m hurdles with 3rd place in another good time of 59.11s, and Jack Bangel took an excellent 6th place with 55.34s.

MOST OUTSTANDING RELAY TEAM

U17 TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING EFFORT

ALECIA JAMES MEMORIAL AWARD

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

JUNIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

UNDER 15’S MCDONALDS TROPHY

ALECIA JAMES CLUBMAN MEMORIAL AWARD

LIFE MEMBERS

LAANSW/ANSW ACCREDITED OFFICIALS

I have examined the books and records of Kurrajong Bilpin Little Athletic Center Inc for the year ending 31 March 2015 and have found that they reflect the operations of the Centre.

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