Strong start for Little As | PHOTOS

Tayla Knickel gets a run up for triple jump.
Tayla Knickel gets a run up for triple jump.

Beaudesert and District Little Athletics have experienced a strong start to the 2022/23 season after battling through a tough 2021/22 season due to flooding.

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Registrations are up 40 percent to 100 members and kids are thriving at the group’s weekly training and competitions, which have been under way since September.

Little As nearly double

The number of kids training and competing with Beaudesert and District Little Athletics has nearly doubled this season after plenty of new families joined the group.

Head Coach Helen White said it was good to see after a tough 2021/22 season.

“We have a lot of new families, and our numbers are up from last season by about 40 per cent – it’s quite a big jump,” she said.

“We’ve got 100 kids this season and ran at about 60 kids last season – it was a pretty poor season with all the floods we had.

“We’ve spent thousands of dollars just in sand to refill the pit, spending what little funds we had to do that, we lost one of our flop mats to mould, so that’s a few thousand dollars just to replace that mat, we need to replace the artificial turf because it’s gone mouldy.

“We had five inundations last season and we’d barely cleaned up from one and we’d get another, but we had some very good volunteer parents.

“We’ve lost a fair bit of equipment and we’re still waiting for insurance to come through on all that but despite that we make do with what we’ve got, and the kids are always amazing. They’re resilient.”

Beaudesert and District Little Athletics training is 5pm to 6pm every Tuesday night and competitions are on from 7.30am Saturdays at the St Mary’s oval on Bromelton Street.

Athletes of all abilities are welcome.

For more information or to register, visit https://beaudesertlittleas.com.au/

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