Shot put expert visiting Warwick
COMMONWEALTH Games shot put gold medallist Justin Anlezark will be at Hamilton Oval tomorrow to coach members of the Warwick Little Athletics Centre.
Centre manager Paul Bannister said Anlezark was attending a number of little athletics centres during the season.
“The children are excited about Justin coming,” Bannister said.
“It will be good for new members to see one of the best known athletes on the Darling Downs.”
Anlezark will be at Hamilton Oval from 8.30am tomorrow.
He will talk to all of the children about the importance of health and fitness and predominately coach in throwing events.
While he is looked upon as a shot put star, Anlezark has set state records in discus.
Prospective new members are welcome to come along tomorrow or call Bannister on 0420 517148.
Bannister said the Warwick Little Athletics Centre was attracted up to 60 children at its weekly competitions each Saturday morning.
“The aim of little athletics is fitness and fun and achieving personal best times,” he said.
Little athletics member Sarah Tansby is enjoying her first season and has already improved her personal best in high jump by 10cm.
The event is now her favourite.
Last year, she broke four records at the St Mary’s sports and reckons a season of little athletics will improve her form for the 2011 school season.
“I am keen to learn from Justin on Saturday about how to keep fit and what to eat,” Sarah said.
After tomorrow’s day with Anlezark at Hamilton Oval, the major events coming up for the rest of the season are the Darling Downs Regional Championships in Toowoomba in February and the state championships at the State Athletics Centre in mid March.