11 Nov 2011
GLAC ASSISTS SCHOOLS WITH ATHLETICS PROGRAMS
Gisborne Little Athletics Centre is making its grounds and equipment available to local schools to boost their sports programs.
The club has opened its doors recently to St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School and Macedon Grammar School, enabling them to run athletics trials and/or carnivals at the club’s Dixon Field track.
St Brigid’s physical education co-ordinator Ramona Baker said the students had been able to put their athletics skills into action whilst experiencing the correct procedures for track and field events.
“With the assistance of a qualified local, St Brigid’s was able to competently run high jump trials for the first time in a number of years due to the availability of the club’s high jump equipment,” Ms Baker said.
“This gave students the opportunity to attempt the event safely, under the guidance of a skilled coach, which would not have been possible if we did not have access to the club’s equipment.”
Ms Baker said the school was similarly able to use hurdles, equipment not normally available to students at the school.
“The condition and organisation of the club’s stored equipment was also very impressive. It is obvious that the Gisborne Little Athletics Centre maintains and stores its equipment properly.”
GLAC president Craig Thomas said the club was keen to promote athletics in partnership with local schools.
Anyone who would like further information can contact Craig Thomas on 0417 775 785.