Muswellbrook Little Athletics looking forward to 2019 season with new equipment

SUPER SMILES: The kids at Muswellbrook Little Athletics are thrilled to have received their new discus cage.
SUPER SMILES: The kids at Muswellbrook Little Athletics are thrilled to have received their new discus cage.

WITH competition nights less than a month away, Muswellbrook Little Athletics (MLA) are on the lookout for more talented youngsters to join their ranks.

They have enjoyed a productive off season with new discus cages worth $12,500 being installed with the help of grants from Holden, Ridgelands, Bengalla, Muswellbrook Shire Council and Glencore.

Catering to children from ages 3 to 17, the club is holding trial nights for new athletes on Tuesday the 20th and 27th of August at 6 pm.

Records officer Kharja Oatley said MLA is extremely beneficial to those involved for a variety of different reasons.

"I think the club's important because it keeps the kids happy," she said.

"I've got two children that are in the club, my youngest absolutely loves it and loves competing and going away for gala days and zone and regional competitions.

"But my oldest just loves coming and playing with their friends and having a run... so it's not only a sporting thing but a social thing for them as well."

President Kyle Wilton is optimistic about the upcoming season and is full of praise for the minds behind the club and its actions.

"The past few years we have had a strong committee dedicated to replacing and improving equipment and facilities," she said.

"Our athlete numbers for this season is estimated to reach 150 children based on previous years' growth."

The first full competition night is on Tuesday, September 3 at 6 pm at Weeraman Fields and registrations are open online at www.lansw.com.au, and active kids vouchers can be used.

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