Little A's Stanthorpe.
Little A's Stanthorpe. Shane Andersen Photography

Athletics to take a break

BUDDING athletes will have to find a temporary solution to keeping active with Stanthorpe's Little Athletics going on hiatus.

Despite having over 100 participants last year, the group couldn't attract enough volunteers to get up and running this term.

"We just had a few volunteers who are a bit busy and couldn't get there. We still had lots of people, but it just wasn't enough,” Stanthorpe Little Athletics spokesperson Toni Jackson said.

"We probably realistically need around 20 volunteers. You need people there explaining to the kids what to do, you need timekeepers, people to put out equipment and pack up so to get that number every week is hard.

"We decided instead of running it and not doing a good job, because we had such a great season last term, that we'd not run it and use this time at looking at setting up a club so we need to incorporate and get equipment, do coaching.

"We don't want to be setting up a club where it's all focused on competition because if a kid doesn't know how to throw a javelin then what's the point measuring it.

"We've got a good amount of time now to get a good group of people together.

"It's not over,” she said.

They'll look to pick up again in Term 4 .

"We had over 100 kids register so I think that shows there's a lot of kids out there interested,” Toni said.

To register an interest in helping email stanthorpe littleathletics@gmail.com.

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