By The Bribie Islander Gloss Magazine

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Ten Bribie District Little Athletics kids will be representing their Centre to a whole new level next weekend when they make the trek north for the McDonalds Little Athletics State Championships. This Year held in Townsville. Fourteen of our athletes made it to States though some, unfortunately, can’t make it.

These athletes will compete in many sprint races, Sprint Hurdles, Long Distance Running, Race Walking, Discus, Long Jump, and High Jump. To make it to this level each of these athletes had to finish in the top four places at Regional Championships and many of the posted Personal Bests in doing so.

Even with the terrible effects that Cyclone Oma had on Townsville and the track being underwater at one stage, the city was keen for the event to go on. Our families are looking forward to the Townsville visit to support their city and our athletes. Bribie District Little Athletics has come along way in two short years, the Centre was formed on a whim, with no funding on equipment to go along with it.

Through the generosity of our Community organisations, Businesses, and individuals we now have the equipment that we can call our own, that can cater to the 165 athletes that signed on this year. Next year however we are faced with another challenge. Little Athletic Australia passed a rule a few years back that collapsible hurdles will be made mandatory from the 2019/20 season. This means that Bribie District Little Athletes must come up with 80 new hurdles for next season.

We have been lucky enough to acquire 10 hurdles through a McDonalds Australia Grant. Many more are however needed, and we are asking for help from our local community again. Each hurdle is $110, and if any businesses are interested in sponsoring one or many, your business name and phone number will be printed on it.

Any assistance we can get is greatly appreciated by us and the children we provide these opportunities too. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Cheers, Team Bribie!

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