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Welcome to this week’s edition of E-Athlete.

This past weekend saw a groundbreaking event occur with Athletics NSW and Little Athletics delivering the NSW Cross Country Championships in a combined effort. This is just the beginning of the eventual goal of becoming one sport and one athletics family.

Thank you to all those involved in helping us ensure that these were a very memorable championships!

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And the winner is….Athletics in NSW

#OneTeam #OneSport #Together

The skies shone on a historic day for athletics in NSW. The inaugural combined NSW State Cross Country Championships were held at the picturesque Willandra property in Nowra as the two athletics associations in NSW, Athletics NSW and Little Athletics NSW worked closely together to deliver a ground breaking event.

A look at the officials appointments was heartening. Fully integrated and shared roles across check-in, starting, umpiring, results and meet management. It was a great look for the athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and clubs to see everybody working so closely as one team.

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Randwick Botany win Open Cross Country titles

The 119th NSW Cross Country champions won with ease as they snaked around the undulating and windy Willandra course near Nowra on Sunday. Randwick Botany duo, Kate Spencer and Harry Summers, won by over 40 seconds.
Two of NSW’s finest distance athletes, both have missed Rio Olympic selection, but will be leading prospects for the 2017 World Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Nick Andrews hurdles into World Junior medal contention

Australian and NSW juniors have made an immediate impact in their first competition on the road to Bydgoszcz, where they will compete at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Competing at the Junioren-Gala meet in Mannheim, hurdler Nick Andrews and the distance girls have shone. Cherrybrook hurdler Nick Andrews has rocketed up the rankings to move into medal contention at the World Juniors next month. Andrews, who clocked 13.33, jumped to third ranked under-20 in the world this year. Only two American’s have run faster in 2016, however that could change in the next two weeks as a host of nations conduct their National Championships. His time also just missed Nick Hough’s National Junior record of 13.27.
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Can Too

Athletics NSW is excited to announce Can Too as an official partner of Athletics NSW. For those who are not aware of Can Too, their specific goal is to engage and inspire individuals and the community to achieve personal health, wellbeing and altruistic goals, enabling and assisting fundraising to support innovation in the prevention, care and control of cancer.
One of the ways Can Too achieve this goal is by providing training programs to novice runners looking to get fit in the lead up to events.

This new partnership will provide a pathway for those entry level runners involved in Can Too through to ANSW. It will also provide a great opportunity for coaches throughout NSW to get paid work.

For more information on can too please click here.


Winter Hunter Series / NIB Games

The NIB Games is a track and field meet delivered by Athletics NSW in partnership with the Hunter Academy of Sport. The event is to be held on Sunday 10th July at the Hunter Sports Centre in Glendale. Online entry is now open and closes 12pm Friday 8th July.
To enter and for more information click here.

NSW Road Walk ChampionshipsThe Little Athletics NSW Road Walk Championships and the Athletics NSW Short Walk Championships have been merged to a single Championship, which will be held on Sunday 10th July at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith. Online entries are now open and close midnight Wednesday 6th July.
To enter and for more information click here.

Coaching Newsletter

Interested in coaching? Want to learn more about your own training? Athletics NSW is excited to announce that we now offer a monthly coaching newsletter which provides the latest best practice coaching information. Click here to start receiving this amazing newsletter!

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2018 Commonwealth Games – Officials

Athletics Australia are currently seeking nominations for officials for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia. We encourage all suitably qualified officials to apply, as nominations close on Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Criteria for selection and expected commitment can be viewed here.

Out of Stadia Seminar – Thursday July 4
Athletics NSW will be hosting an out-of-stadia seminar for current and aspiring officials. This covers cross country, mountain/trail races, road races and fun runs, etc. It is open to any interested athletes, coaches, officials, parents or volunteers! It will be held on Thursday July 14, 2016 at SOPAC from 6.30-8.30pm. There will be time allocated to allow people to complete the Level 1 online out-of-stadia course at the end.
To register online, click here or for more information contact

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