You can trial for Little Athletics

Lachlan Jensen, Angelica Geurts and Malakai Kissier in training for sprints

Lachlan Jensen, Angelica Geurts and Malakai Kissier in training for sprints

The 2017-18 Cooloola Coast Little Athletics season has begun in full swing and what better way to start than with javelin. This ancient art derived from the days of hunting, and the modern adaptation has participants spearing for length instead of dinner. Coach Bill McKechnie showed the correct body lines for the most effective angle of release.

Second week had the athletes getting sandy in the pit but there wasn’t a castle in sight. Members took turns improving their run-up while concentrating on gaining height off the mat. Valuable skills were learnt and these will assist when the centre runs its in-club competition days, recording personal bests.

Coles has partnered with Little Athletics and will be supplying a nutritious snack of free bananas this season.

If you have a child between 3 and 17 who would like to have a go, then bring them down to the Tin Can Bay School Oval on Snapper Creek Rd, Saturday morning at 8.30am, for a training session trail.

It’s only $5 per session for a two week period which is deducted from the full registration fee if they decide to join.

Contact Centre Manager Jess Milne on 0411 218 254 or email ccla2014@outlook.com for further information.