Warwick Little Athletics Centre officials (from left) Paul Bannister, Marie O’Kane, Cathy Kirstenfeldt and Kristie Lambert after the annual general meeting.
Warwick Little Athletics Centre officials (from left) Paul Bannister, Marie O’Kane, Cathy Kirstenfeldt and Kristie Lambert after the annual general meeting.

Kids' fun and fitness on track

PAUL Bannister wants little athletics to fill the gap in the lives of many children after the end of footy, hockey and netball seasons.

Last weekend, Bannister was elected Warwick centre manager and is keen to involve children from Allora, Killarney and the smaller districts as well as Warwick.

“We’ve come back to Allora where my wife Jan is originally from and our boys Jack and Anthony are both involved in little athletics,” Bannister said.

Children, aged five to 17, are welcome to join in for weekly competition starting at 9.30am each Sunday at a venue to be finalised.

Bannister said he was looking for people interested in becoming accredited coaches.

“We want the involvement of all family members to create a family atmosphere each Sunday morning,” he said.

Office bearers for 2010-2011 are centre manager Paul Bannister, registrar Marie O’Kane, canteen co-ordinator/treasurer Cathy Kirstenfeldt and recorder/PR officer Kristie Lambert.

The sign-on and first day of competition will be on October 3. Children will compete in running, jumping, throwing and walking events and have the chance to compete at regional level and can aim to qualify for State championships.

Call Bannister on 0420 517148.


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