FUN & FITNESS WITH A FOCUS ON PERSONAL BESTS
Our vision enables people of all abilities and people of all ages, to participate and develop fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing. Embracing all activities with fun, making friends, increasing fitness and achieving high levels. Aiming to be your best!
Springwood District Athletic Club comprises of Springwood District Little Athletics (U6 to U17) and ANSW affiliated Blue Mountains Athletics (Seniors/Masters, U18s to 100+).
We compete over the Spring/Summer season, Saturdays from 8.15am at Tom Hunter Park, Faulconbridge.
Principal objectives include:
To encourage athlete participation and confidence by focusing on Personal Bests or 'PB's' achieved each week. This forms the basis of our recognition scheme.
To facilitate individual and team competition in LANSW Zone, Regional and State Championships and the many ANSW Events.
To conduct Centre events in accordance with LANSW and ANSW regulation.
To promote a healthy environment by being Sun Smart, Smoke Free, Inclusive and Family Friendly.
TeamApp is our first line (and most reliable) method of communication to members only.
TeamApp is available via AppStore or GooglePlay. Install the App, then search "SDAC" and join our group. Notifications will be sent to your phone and an email sent to your inbox.
Facebook is our second line of communication to members and the broader community.
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HOW DO WE OPERATE?
Springwood District Athletics Club (“SDAC“) caters for all Athletes aged between 5 and 100yrs, of all abilities. The focus is on having fun, keeping fit and improving your “PB” – personal best result – over the season. Athletes also have the opportunity to compete at championship events up to and including State, subject to qualification.
Saturday competition at Tom Hunter park begins with a warm up at 8.15am. Competition concludes mid-morning. We publish results using the ResultsHQ website to track an athlete’s progress. In the second half of season we run two Twilight Combined Events competition for our club members. Click on the link for more information about Twilight Combined Competition
Children aged U6 and above are placed in their age groups with an Age Manager (a volunteer parent) and follow a program of events ranging from sprinting to long distance running, throws and jumps. Results from Saturday competition day are uploaded into the “Results” section of this website. Children are grouped strictly according to their date of birth – there is no flexibility to change age group.
Parental Involvement & Family Helper Levy Information
The operation of our Club relies on parents volunteering to assist. Parents are expected to volunteer their time (at least 4hrs per child) to help with Comp Setup, Canteen/BBQ or Track Computer. Our Club charges a $30 helper levy per family. This is reimbursed at the end of season to families who have fulfilled their helper duties.
To view the relevant age group for your child click on the link: Registration Ages
Athletes have the opportunity to further their competition through Little Athletics Zone, Regional and State carnivals. Other LANSW carnivals include State Relays, Cross Country and State Combined Events. Please be aware that in 2020/21, these events have been impacted by Covid safety measures. For more information click here.
SDAC understands that each athlete competing in these carnivals may want coaching for further development. If this is something you'd be interested in SDAC maybe able to help direct you to local coaches in our area. For further information contact us.
Springwood District Little Athletics are grateful for the continued support of our sponsors.
Our great little not-for-profit club is seeking sponsorship for the upcoming season. By sponsoring our club you are helping (approx) 220 local children participate in Little Athletics at Tom Hunter Park, Faulconbridge. Click on the link below for more information.