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Welcome to Southern Athletic Club News
Your weekly update of events & training sessions, news & announcements.

2017-18
Memberships Open

Bay Sheffield

The 130th running of the Bay Sheffield takes place over 3 days from 26 to 28 December on Glenelg's Colley Reserve.

Sharks will be well represented over the 3 days running in events from the under 14s to open. Salvador Jurado, Harrison Evans. Jared McDougal, Nick Wright, Dane Proepster, Sam Bentley, Sebastian Jurado, Anan McLean, Meg Bentley and Joshua Jurado will all be there to try and win a sash in the most prestigious carnival on the South Australian Athletic Leagues Calendar.

This is South Australia’s best known athletic racing event attracting athletes from all over Australia including Olympic representatives. This year will see a record of over 900 athletes competing.

Southern Athletics Club asks that you all come along and support the Sharks in what is always an enjoyable three days of racing.

Ali Saliu
(Coach – Aldinga squad)

Performance of the Month


November's performance of the month was pretty easy to choose and is awarded to Angus Hincksman for setting the Australian T38 5000m open age group record in 18:26 - knocking over a minute off the previous record.

It's been a while since a Southern Athletic Club member set a national record so we are super proud of this one :)

Angus wins a $20 voucher to spend in the Sharks online uniform shop - good work!

Knox Park Update

At November's council meeting we took a significant step towards bringing athletics to Knox Park.  Cr Heather Merritt spoke passionately on behalf of the club and with universal support from the chamber the City of Onkaparinga council passed a motion "That council officers, in conjunction with Southern Athletic Club, should develop a business case for an athletics facility on Knox Park and report back to Council in February 2018."

The council was also asked to commence the necessary activities to change the Community Land Management Plan to allow Knox Park to be used for organised sports.

We expect the business case to result in land owner permission being granted for the development of athletics training facilities on Knox Park which will allow us to apply for the necessary funding from state government.

Huge thanks go to Heather Merritt for her support and tabling the motion, to Katrine Hildyard MP for her guidance and encouragement, to the City of Onkaparinga Councillors for passing this important motion and to the Southern Athletic Club committee for their tireless work in getting us this far.

There's plenty of work still to go but we are getting there.  And the struggle continues while Northern Districts AC are planning construction of a new state-of-the-art stadium and synthetic track - what a difference a council makes!

Training and Events Calendar

Click on a session or event for more information (if available)

Saturday 2 December


parkrun

Free, weekly, timed 5K run or walk

Christies Beach

Sunday 3 December

Long Run Day
Track & Field Squad Training
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Enquiries to Jason - 0401 033 297

Monday 4 December

Track & Field Squad Training
4:30 - 6:00 pm @ Reynella East College
New Athlete Enquiries to Jason - 0401 033 297
Ali's Squad Training
5:00 - 6:30 pm 
New Athlete Enquiries to Ali - 0403 778 345

Tuesday 5 December

Track & Field Squad Training
5:00 - 7:30 pm @ SA Athletics Stadium
T&F Training Squad Only

Wednesday 6 December

Track & Field Squad Training
4:30 - 6:00 pm @ Reynella East College
New Athlete Enquiries to Jason - 0401 033 297
Ali's Squad Training
5:00 - 6:30 pm 
New Athlete Enquiries to Ali - 0403 778 345

Thursday 7 December

Track & Field Squad Training
5:00 - 7:30 pm @ SA Athletics Stadium
T&F Training Squad Only

Friday 8 December

Ali's Squad Training
5:00 - 6:30 pm 
New Athlete Enquiries to Ali - 0403 778 345

Saturday 9 December


parkrun

Free, weekly, timed 5K run or walk

Christies Beach

Sunday 10 December

Track & Field Squad Training
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Enquiries to Jason - 0401 033 297
Long Run Day

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Did you know that you get 5% of the value of any sponsorships that you develop for the club to spend on club membership, competition fees or uniform? We are always looking for new opportunities so let us know if you have any businesses contacts who are keen to sponsor the club.

Athletics SA Season

16 December - State Relay Championships
6 January - Interclub
13 January - Interclub
17 January - State 3000m Championships
20-21 January - State Multi Event Championships

SA Athletic League Meets

17 December - Brighton Gift
26-28 December - Bay Sheffield
14 January - Marion Gift
28 January - Australia Day Gift

Other Upcoming Events


2017-18
Memberships Open
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