Zones Congratulations

Congratulations to all our Kingsway athletes that nominated and competed at Zones this year. This year we had 305 athletes nominate, not all competed for various reasons. Kingsway is proud of each and every one of you.
We had 137 athletes in the U10 – U15 age group, who qualified at Zones 2014 to compete at the WALA State Championships on March 22nd & 23rd, 2014 in numerous events. We also have 22 athletes in the U16 & U17 age groups nominate to compete. We wish you all the best for States.

In the U7 – U9 age groups we won the following State Medals:
U7’ s Gold 7, Silver 9, Bronze 4 (20) / U8’s Gold 8, Silver 7, Bronze 4 (19) / U9’s Gold 19, Silver 9, Bronze 7 (35)

To the parents, club coaches and the many Kingsway athletics community who volunteer their time to take on Key Official positions or Committee positions at our Clubs, Centre and at State events we wish to thank you for all you have done to help our athletes be able to compete without your help and support Kingsway Little Athletics Centre would not be possible. Your dedication to our athletes and our sport was reflected by our athlete’s performances at Zones.

All clubs/centres encourage good sportsmanship. I would like to make special mention of two athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship at Zones, under adverse situations. Firstly U11B Zac Baldrey (EBK) who had to run his 800m on his own as the Clash Officers forgot to collect him. The second is U13B Liam Gartlan (LAN) who broke the State Discus Record with an amazing throw of 47.56m (beating the record by approx 1.5m) unfortunately due to an error made by the Key Official the spike was pulled from the ground and the throw was not measured and verified with a steel tape. Unfortunately under the WALA rules of Competition Liam’s record throw cannot be recognised.  Both Zac and Liam accepted what had happened and at all times showed outstanding sportsmanship even shaking the key officials hand.

Kingsway LAC wish all athletes the best for the upcoming State Championships.
To view the list of Athletes qualified for States, please the following: KLAC Athletes Qualified For States 2014

Carol Hale – KLAC Chairman

KLAC Winter Cross Country Training

KLAC Winter Cross Country training will commenced on Thursday March 27th, 2014 from 4.30pm – 5.30pm at the Kingsway oval.
All parents and athletes are to assemble at the sea container over near the jump pits.

At the first training we will hold a discussion as to the possibility of training 2 days a week and review the time frame as well. We will require a manager who will be responsible for issuing the athletes tickets and also keeping a register of the winter club members and will be at training each week to assist the coaches and organize the parents to do a point duty when the athletes do the outside run.

Clive Pollard will be coaching runs, we are also looking for others that may be able to help him out.

The run distances are:
U7, U8 & U9 1500m / U10, U11 & U12 2000m / U13, U 14, U15, U16 & U17 3000m

Our first cross country event is on Saturday April 19th , commencing at 1.00pm at the DALE Centre, (scratch race) Bungendore Park, Admiral Road, Bedfordale UBD Map 393 H16

If anyone is able to coach the walks your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Walks are on the alternative week to the running.

The walk distances are:
U7, U8 & U9  1000m / U10, U11 & U12 1500m / U13, U 14, U15, U16 & U17 2000m

Our first race walking event is on Saturday April 26th , commencing at 1.00pm at the DALE Centre, (scratch race) John Wallaston Anglican School Centrel Road, Camillo UBD Map 332  F15 Athletes in the U7, U8 & U9 can compete in either complete club uniform or complete centre uniform including Rego number, age tag & IGA badge as per normal saturday competition. Athletes in the U10 – U17 age groups must wear Centre complete centre uniform including Rego number, age tag & IGA badge as per normal saturday competition.

Carol Hale – KLAC Chairman

KLAC Executive

I would like to thank everyone who attended the Kingsway LAC AGM on Saturday March 15th, 2014. I would like to thank all the outgoing Club & Centre Committees and welcome the new incoming Committees. I would like to introduce the new KLAC Executive Committee:

  • Chairman: Carol Hale
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Treasurer: Debbie Lees
  • Registrar: Vacant
  • Championship Officer: Tracey Gartlan
  • Records & Ranking: Helen Hahn
  • Chief Equipment Officer: Paul Bennett
  • Coaching & Development Officer: Allan Savage
  • General Committee – Awards: Sean Gartlan
  • General Committee – Technical: Claudia Klaassen
  • General Committee – Controller of Officials: Angela Arbuckle
  • General Committee – Publicity & Public Relations: Simon Warner

Kingsway Executive requires a Secretary and a Registrar to complete our team. These two positions are vital to the running of our  centre. If you are interested in joining us please contact Carol Hale either by phone or email.

Our first Executive Meeting will be on Wednesday April 2nd, commencing at 7.30pm in the KSA building. We would like to invite all club chairmans and club delegates to this meeting. We have a number of changes that will need to occur in the lead up to the 2014/2015 season with the confirmation that we will be losing both Ellenbrook and Bindoon clubs to the new Swan Valley Centre. We wish them all the best and offer our Centres support.

Most clubs would have held their AGM’s over the weekend, could you please send a copy of your AGM minutes and a list of your 2014/2015 Committees to and as soon as possible.

Carol Hale – KLAC Chairman

KLAC End of Season…Thanks

The Kingsway LAC Executive Committee would like to congratulate all the Athletes for a great season, especially all the 17s who are moving on. Well done to all those who strived and achieved their PB and those who were lucky enough to get a Trophy, congratulations. All the very best to all competing athletes at the upcoming State Championships…and beyond.

Thanks especially goes to all those parents/guardians who gave up their Saturday mornings and many evenings to help setup, train and cheer on their children!

Also, we would like to wish all the very best to two of our departing clubs; Ellenbrook and Bindoon, who are moving to the new Centre in the Swan Valley.

See you next season.