HELPING HANDS: Granite Belt Little Athletics coaches.
HELPING HANDS: Granite Belt Little Athletics coaches. Contributed

Praise aplenty for Little A's first year

Little Athletics: The final Granite Belt Little Athletics meet of the season was held on Saturday with mixed emotions.

Committee member Dan O'Dea said, "some were a little torn between emotions of wishing the season to continue and thankfulness of it being the last”.

The afternoon included fun novelty events, awards and a sausage sizzle.

"The afternoon began with the young athletes traversing a fun-filled obstacle course laid out by Kel McCosker,” O'Dea said.

"Afterwards the younger athletes competed in a 100m shuttle relay.

"Finally the older athletes got to test their abilities in a 100m shuttle relay against two adult teams - one made up of coaches and committee members, the other volunteers and parents.

"Bragging rights were taken by the volunteers and parents team.

"A warm and sincere thanks was presented to our club sponsors, McDonald's Stanthorpe, Crisp Coaches and Mal Jackson Physiotherapy.

"Committee members, coaches and volunteers were also personally thanked for their efforts throughout the season,” O'Dea outlined.

Finally, the inaugural Granite Belt Little Athletics medals were awarded.

O'Dea said the committee would like to thank everyone involved in the season and they look forward to the next. "Thanks again to all our young athletes, coaches, volunteers and parents. Thank you all for your support.

"Our first season was a fantastic success and we hope to come back, bigger and better in spring 2019,” he said.

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