Little Athletics – up and running!

little athletics mar 14 (2) (Medium)Cooloola Cove mum and businesswoman, Tamara Kelly, has called on the coastal community to start a Little Athletics group.

Tamara says she has had a good response already, but people see Little Athletics as not much more than running. In truth, it is a whole lot more – a uniquely Australian activity for children and teens.

It is based upon the sport of athletics (track and field) but events are diverse – running, jumping, throwing and walking and they are modified to suit the age and ability of the children.

The emphasis is on fun, participation, performance, technique and getting involved with your family in physical and healthy activity. The motto of Little Athletics is ‘Family, Fun and Fitness”.

little athletics mar 14 (1) (Medium)All sports use the skills developed at Little Athletics in a range of aspects of their sport. It recognises that children vary widely in shape, size and athletic ability, and is thus one of few sports that successfully caters for them all.

Each year across Australia, approximately 100,000 boys and girls enjoy the activities that Little Athletics has to offer.

Tamara met with a group of interested community members late last month in Tin Can Bay and said all were welcome, “If you could let your parents, teachers and friends know, we are looking for coaches, committee members, participants and facilitators.”

To register your interest or hear about the sign on date call Tamara Kelly on 0458111591. And please, spread the word…………