Category Archives: For Parents

This section provides parents with all the information they need to enjoy this years season with the Redbacks

The importance of Hydration


Athletics is run mainly in Summer when it is really hot. This means a few things for both parents and athletes to remember – keep drinking water. Continue reading The importance of Hydration

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Week 1 of championships and it will be HOT


This week is week 1 of our annual club championships. Athletes compete in their ages for points, should good luck to all. It’s also going to be very hot so bring plenty of water and any help with setup and pack down is greatly appreciated by all…  Continue reading Week 1 of championships and it will be HOT

GREAT START TO 2017


What a great start to the second half of the 2016/2017 season. Some wonderful performances have been registered by all age groups and a club record too for Zoe (U8Girls).

Today also saw a veteran athlete run the 400m with the U14-17’s. Under 11’s age Manager, Geoff Davidson, take on a combined field of runners and showed that, despite a few years on the side lines, his skill as a mid distance athlete is still impressive. Well done Geoff!

3 December: Surprise week (and Christmas reminders)


This week will be a surprise, and with a promise of 1500m races on a hot day, please remember drink bottles. There will also be some surprises too… like catching up with your friends 🙂 Continue reading 3 December: Surprise week (and Christmas reminders)

19 November: Looking great


This week, we return to Chapman for what looks like a warm day of the normal schedule. Please remember to Slip, Slop, Slap as a few of us have remembered that sunburn is just around the corner. Also remember to bring a water bottle, and fill up at the water station near the canteen.

The schedule is below,

Continue reading 19 November: Looking great

What’s new for 2016/17


Over Winter, we have been really busy setting up a few new things for everyone. Here is a list for you to see the options to find out what is going on and keep up to date.

Updates for bad weather will be posted here and available on the news feed, Facebook page, and twitter feed.

When we practice


Our club operates on a strong basis of parental involvement. There are so many small and easy jobs for parents to help out with.

We really enjoy the fact that all of our children get to see the benefits of their parents helping out other children and getting benefit too.

Every Saturday (weather permitting) we are out at Chapman oval from 9:00am to around 12:00pm. Our schedule is usually finalised around the end of August, or early September  every year. As soon as it is ready, it can be found on our team calendar page. We also train on some weekday evenings. These are also scheduled in the calendar so that you can synchronise them up to your smart phone calendar App.

During the Saturday sessions, the size of your age group may vary from year to year as some age groups are extremely popular and may be split into to groups.