Sat 09 Dec 2017
Port Hunter Zone
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
RE: ZONE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL ENTRIES.
Each year the Port Hunter Zone hosts the Zone Athletics Carnival. Each centre is allocated a number of duties that they must fill over the weekend to allow the carnival to precede, much like a normal Saturday morning meet at our centre. The number of duties that are allocated depends on the number of children that attend from each centre. The duties could include Time Keeping, Place Judging on the finish line, helping out at one of the throws or jumps, or doing a stint in the Canteen or helping out in the Computer room, just like you do every Saturday.
The Track Duties are usually about 2-3 hours, the Field Duties last for the length of time for the particular event that you are rostered on for and the Canteen duties last about 1 hour. Our Committee will make up a parent’s roster once entries are received and we know which duties we will be doing. This will be displayed at the Centre and time will be given for parents to request changes if necessary.
Parents are required to pay a $50 refundable deposit per child to a maximum of
$100 per family for those who are entering Zone. For those athletes who have not qualify for Region, the deposits will be refunded at the next centre meet following Zone to each family who has completed their rostered duties at the Zone Carnival. If your child has qualified for Region your deposit will be refunded after you have done your duty at Region. If someone is rostered on to do a duty and they do not turn up they will forfeit their money and the person who has had to do extra duties because of this will be given the money.
PORT HUNTER ZONE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Will be held at Tomaree Sports Complex, Dick Burwell Oval, Nelson Bay on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December 2017 hosted by Port Stephens Athletics. This is the first of two qualifying Championships for athletes to be eligible to compete at the State Championships. U/7 age groups compete no further than the Zone Championships and U/8 athletes compete no further than Region. Entry fee is incorporated into your athlete registration fees. The first three finalists in each event at Zone Championships compete at the Regional Championships to be held on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February 2018 at Mingara Athletics Centre, Tumbi Umbi.
Each athlete U/7 – U/12 may compete in 4 events and they need to nominate the 4 events that they wish to compete in; U/13 - U/17 may compete in 6 events and therefore they need to nominate up to 6 events that they wish to compete in.
Parents are reminded that if their child is competing at Zone then they will be required to do at least one duty as a helper at some time over the weekend either on the field, in the computer room or in the Canteen. This is a requirement of the PORT HUNTER Zone Committee.
PLEASE COMPLETE ENTRY FORM AND RETURN TO BARBARA INGLIS NO LATER THAN SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER, 2017.
***** CHECK NOTICE BOARD FOR HIGH JUMP STARTING HEIGHTS*****
PLEASE ALSO CHECK NOTICE BOARD FOR THE DAY THAT YOUR EVENT WILL BE HELD AT STATE AS THIS WILL POSSIBLY CHANGE FROM ZONE AND REGION AS STATE WILL BE A THREE DAY CARNIVAL