Little Athletics starts this week
THE Portland Little Athletics Centre will kick off its new season at Nelson Park on Thursday.
This year the club aims to provide more coaching to the athletes, who range in age from under-6 through to under-16.
“We had 11 of our parent volunteers complete the Introduction to Coaching Course with Little Athletics Victoria last month,” club vice-president Denis Belden said.
“Over the past few years we have had some very involved families and committee members move on, so we felt it was important to give our parents a bit more knowledge.
“We can’t run our competition without the help of our parents, and we wanted to make sure some of them had some specific knowledge when it comes to helping with the techniques for all the different events.
“But we need the help of all the parents, whether that be with recording results, measuring throws or jumps, or even just escorting the kids from one event to the next. There’s lots of small jobs parents can help with.”