Athletics awards and healthy instructions for club members

SUCCESS: Oberon Little Athletics held its end-of-season presentation night last weekend. Many athletes represented at zone and regional levels.
SUCCESS: Oberon Little Athletics held its end-of-season presentation night last weekend. Many athletes represented at zone and regional levels.

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz was pleased to be invited to attend the Oberon District Little Athletics end-of-season presentation last weekend.

Of the 53 registered athletes at the club, 22 went to the zone competition, 20 progressed to the regional championships and, from there, three represented Oberon at state level.

"For a small club in a small town, this was a great effort," Cr Sajowitz said.

"It is very apparent that all athletes in the club, the amazing committee and parents are quietly punching above their weight. Congratulations everyone."

Little Athletics Australia promotes family, fun and fitness. Children and volunteers are encouraged to achieve their personal best.

Defibrillator course.

Defibrillator course.

Little Athletics understands the importance of developing physical fitness at an early age for children of all abilities. Children are encouraged to have fun while enjoying their sport within a friendly and interactive environment.

Little Athletics is a voluntary organisation. Many centres would not be able to operate without the ongoing support of their volunteers.

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Getting involved with Little Athletics could include officiating an event, managing an age group, recording results, or working in the canteen.

All parents are encouraged to become involved with their child's sporting program. Little Athletics is one of the few sports where parents can become fully involved in their child's sporting interests.

The club recently secured state funding to co-purchase a defibrillator for the Oberon Recreation Ground.

Last Sunday, 24 club members aged from four to 40, including athletes, committee members and parents, attended a training course conducted by paramedic Brendan Bourne at the Oberon Showground on the correct use of the defibrillator equipment.

"Oberon Council staff will be installing the defibrillator in the near future," Cr Sajowitz said.

"Oberon Council is proud to support this amazing and successful organisation, its volunteers, athletes and parents who epitomise all that is positive in Oberon."

Meanwhile, work will soon start on the new grandstand seating project at the Oberon Recreation Ground which is due to be finished well in time for the 2019/20 Little Athletics season starting at the end of the year.

"The Oberon Football Club, who also highly achieve at every level, uses the Recreation Ground and I am sure will appreciate the benefits of both projects," Cr Sajowitz said.

"We thank not only these but the many other organisations for their efforts in ensuring our young people are actively engaged."