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Track and Field Update Week 8

The ATC Athletics program will encapsulate Track and Field and Cross Country. It will involve specialised training across running, jumping and throwing events. A combination of regular interschool and club competitions and representative opportunities will allow all boys to achieve personal excellence. The season begins with Cross Country in March and continues through Term 3 with Track and Field. The 2016 interschool Athletics carnival will be held on Wednesday June 15 at UQ.

Track & Field

As we approach Week 9 of Term 2 please be aware of the following Track & Field Training Sessions for ALL students aged 10 years through to 15 years.

Sprints/Middle Distance Training Dates for May/June

Sprints and Distance Training
We will be commencing running training (Sprints and Middle Distance) at the University of Queensland Track, St Lucia on Tuesday mornings, from 6.30am to 7.45am.

• Tuesday 7 June (6.30am drop off at UQ Track – College bus back to ATC)
• Tuesday 14 June (6.30am drop off at UQ Track – College bus back to ATC)

Throws Training

Training for throws will be on Friday afternoons from 3.10pm to 4.30pm on Brothers Oval or Jack Bowers Oval. Students interested are to meet with coaches at 3.10pm at the Sports Shed on Brothers Oval.

Throws Training Dates for May/June • Friday 3 June • Friday 10 June

Jumps Training (High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump) Training

We have commenced Jumps training for all students aged 10 years through to 15 years on Wednesday afternoons from 3.10pm to 4.30pm on Brothers Oval or Jack Bowers Oval. Students interested are to meet with coaches at 3.10pm at the Sports Shed on Brothers Oval.

Jumps Training Dates for June
• Wednesday 8 June

Running – Tuesday mornings from 6.30am to 7.45am (UQ Athletics Track, St Lucia)

Jumps – Wednesday afternoons from 3.10pm to 4.30pm

Year 4 Track & Field Training

All year 4 students will participate in our Year 4 Friday Afternoon Track & Field Program. This will be conducted from Week 7 to 10 (last 4 Weeks of Term 2) from 1.45pm to 3.00pm on Jack Bowers Oval and/or Brothers Oval. Year 4 students will rotate across various athletics relate activities during these sessions.

Interhouse Athletics Carnival

Inter-house Athletics Carnival
Wednesday 15 June is the ATC Inter-house Athletics Carnival. This will be an enjoyable community event with a strong emphasis on participation, engagement and above all enjoyment of all. A brief overview of information is below:
Date Wednesday 15 June
Venue: UQ Athletics Track, Sir William Macgregor Drive, St Lucia (see amp below)
Time: 8.25am to 2.45pm

Transport Boys can be dropped off at the UQ Track between 8.00am and 8.25am
BBL Buses – ATC Bus 1 and Bus 2 will be redirected to UQ for both morning and afternoon runs.
Southern Cross – S63 & S64 will be redirected to UQ for both morning and afternoon runs.
Buses will also depart from the Central Pick up area at ATC at 8.00am, and return from UQ to ATC after the carnival arriving back around 3.10pm
Boys can be collected from the drop off area at the UQ track between 2.45pm and 3.05pm
Food: Boys are to bring their own lunches, a canteen with limited food items will be open
Sun Safety Boys are to wear the ATC School Hat, bring a drink bottle and apply sunscreen regularly.
Uniform Boys are to wear their full ATC Sport Uniform and school hat. Boys are not to wear singlets
Competition It is a House carnival and are boys are expected to participate – every boy will participate in a minimum of 7 events.

Mr Luke Donatini, Athletics Performance Coordinator
donatinil@atc.qld.edu.au

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