LITTLE ATHLETICS TO CAPITALISE ON OLYMPICS INTEREST - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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Wynnum Manly Little Athletics Centre (WMLAC) is hoping that the follow on effect from this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games and the recent announcement of Brisbane hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will see a boost in participant numbers.

“Athletics clubs typically see a surge in interest during an Olympic Games year,” says WMLAC Centre Manager, Trevor Byrn.

“We are anticipating that the excitement of the Olympics will generate plenty of interest and there will be a spike in the number of new members signing on for the 2021-22 Little Athletics season.”

Weekly competitions are held Saturdays from 2 to 4pm, comprising of a combination of track and field events each week catering for members aged from five to 17 years.

“We provide opportunities for athletes to participate in multiple competitions and relays throughout the season, and are really fortunate that we also offer Wednesday afternoon training sessions with qualified coaches as part of our membership, so we are able to cater to those refining their athletic technique,” explained Trevor.

The club’s emphasis is on friendships, participation and athletes achieving their personal best.

Trevor said the WMLAC committee is dedicated to promoting team spirit, positivity and a passion for passing on their knowledge to the next generation and are equally keen to welcome new members to join the fun.

“We’ve got some truly talented budding stars in our midst and we are keen to help them on their athletics journey and WMLAC’s great track record speaks for itself.”

During the 2020-21 season, WMLAC had athletes across various age categories, who achieved medal placings at a regional and state championships including gold in 100m, 200m, 400m, high-jump and long jump. The first week of competition begins in September.

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