Interested trainers, athletes and family members are invited to a meeting to be held at Tomakin Sports & Social Club this Thursday 17 May 2018, 7pm.
Suzy Gilligan, personal trainer and athletics coach says "Anyone interested in seeing the club operating in the Eurobodalla needs to attend. We have been in contact with Athletics NSW & Little Athletics NSW over the past few weeks. They have been very supportive & are keen to see a club up & running on the south coast.
"At this stage we need to form a steering committee. "This does not mean you are accepting a committee position so don't be scared. "It just means that you would be part of a group to make some decisions such as the name of the new club, uniform, location of the club, time/day to run little athletics etc etc. "Once those things are in order NSW athletics will assist us in setting up of the club.
"Please share this information with your friends, other sporting groups, schools or anywhere you think should know.
"Hope to see as many people on Thursday night as possible. For more information, phone Suzy on 0419 421 955 or email email@example.com
The sport of athletics does not currently have a high profile in Eurobodalla. There is no senior club in Eurobodalla - nor are there any close by. Little athletics has fluctuated in recent years. There have previously been three centres (clubs) located in Narooma, Moruya and Batemans Bay. None of the centres enjoyed quality facilities and memberships decreased. Little Athletics ACT would prefer the three ‘existing’ centres join to establish one strong centre located centrally within Eurobodalla.
Interestingly, there is no 400m track within Eurobodalla. Zone school sport trials are conducted each year in Cooma given the lack of facilities in Eurobodalla. This deficiency is considered the key school sport issue for Eurobodalla.
There are very few existing sporting facilities large enough to accommodate an 8-lane 400m grass track. Kyla Park
provides one option, as it is relatively central, of suitable size, currently has capacity for increased use, has some existing facilities and areas for car parking. Consultation should occur with interested stakeholders including Little Athletics ACT to identify the preferred direction for Eurobodalla. source: http://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/community-and-future-planning/strategies/recreation-and-open-space-strategy/Recreation-and-Open-Space-Strategy-2018-low-res.pdf