Friday, 24 June 2016

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June CEO Message

Welcome to the June CEO’s message.  The weather has now officially turned cold and the days are shorter, so I hope that you are still able to keep your involvement with athletics going through the winter.

In the high performance space there are still many athletes competing overseas chasing Olympic qualifiers.  We wish all of them the best of luck (and especially those from New South Wales).  In terms of the Australian Paralympic Team, selections in Athletics have not yet been finalised, however this week Kurt Fearnley was named as co-captain of the Australian Paralympic Team.  Huge congratulations to Kurt, it is difficult to think of a better ambassador!  In addition, it’s worth noting that we currently have four athletes who have posted ‘A’ qualifiers, these four should hopefully be looking good for the final team.  The athletes are Rosemary Little (Hills – 100m), Angela Ballard (Sydney Uni – 100m, 400m, 800m), Kurt Fearnley (Macquarie Hunter – 1500m, 5000m) and Guy Henly (Hills - discus).  We look forward to hopefully hearing these names, plus a few others, read out when the Paralympic team is finalised.  The Paralympics will be contested in Rio between September 7 and 18. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (152)/Comments (0)/
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Inaugural amalgamated NSW Cross Country Championships

Inaugural amalgamated NSW Cross Country Championships

Next Sunday in Nowra athletics history will be written with the amalgamation of the Athletics NSW and Little Athletics NSW Cross Country Championships.  Two weeks later it will be the turn of the race walkers as Penrith hosts a combined state championships for road walkers.

Sunday, 19 June 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (812)/Comments (0)/
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Bella is off to Bydgoszcz

Bella is off to Bydgoszcz

Last summer one of the form early season athletes was sprinter/hurdler Gabriella ‘Bella’ O’Grady. The UTS Norths athlete set impressive personal bests in the 100m (11.94), 200m (24.07), 400m (55.63) and 100m hurdles (14.10) and was on track to qualify in four events for the IAAF world juniors, but as the season continued it didn’t go to plan.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1042)/Comments (0)/
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Scott Westcott running 140-160km a week preparing for his belated Olympic debut

Source:  Josh Callinan - Newcastle Herald
After riding the high of his breakthrough Olympic selection last month, the reality of running a marathon in Rio on August 21 has finally hit home. The Adamstown 40-year-old is clocking up the kilometres, between 140 and 160 each week, ahead of his long-awaited Games debut and the biggest race of his career.
Monday, 13 June 2016/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (291)/Comments (0)/
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Olympic berths on the line

Olympic berths on the line

With one month remaining to qualify for the Olympics, performances over the next week will be critical for the prospects of our NSW athletes chasing Olympic team berths around the world.

Friday, 10 June 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1707)/Comments (0)/
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