January 15 - 21, 2017: Issue 296
Newport SLSC's Summer In Pittwater - Sandcastle Creations And The Barefoot Ball
Polo By The Sea 2017 Brings Perfect Pony Delight To Palm Beach Youngsters
Natasha Bryant And Annie Wilmot Win 2017 Australian Youth Championships
Retaining their lead for the duration of the event, Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot (NSW) claimed the win the girl’s 29er division. Excited for another win following their crowning as World Sailing Youth World Champions in the Women’s 29er late last year the pair said,
International Etchells 2017 Australian Championship
Hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
North Narrabeen To Host National GromSearch Final This Week
MP For Mackellar Champions Call For Upgrade Of Narrabeen Track & Field Facility
In December local Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski, addressed a public rally of several hundred athletes and parents at the Narrabeen Athletics track on December 17th, 2016 calling for its urgent upgrade.
Mr. Falinski met with key community and athletics leaders Vicki Busse (President of Manly Little Athletics Centre), Robert McEntyre (President of the Sydney Pacific Athletics Club), Duncan Tweed (CEO of Athletics NSW), Peter Crombie (a Masters world champion athlete), and others, at the Narrabeen athletics track to discuss the necessity of an urgent upgrade to the dilapidated facility.
“There are currently ten facilities with synthetic athletics tracks in New South Wales. In 2016 and 2017 the only track which will not host an Athletics NSW competition is Narrabeen because we do not consider that the surface is of a sufficient standard. The condition of the track is also negatively impacting participation levels, meaning that less people on the Northern Beaches (and indeed the whole of northern Sydney) are enjoying the fun and healthy lifestyle which athletics can provide” said Duncan Tweed.
“The Northern Beaches deserves state of the art facilities. The Little Athletics organisers halted competition just after 9am, so that I could share with our athletes about our fight to upgrade the track” Mr. Falinski said.
“In October, many residents reached out to me regarding the perilous state of the synthetic athletics track at Narrabeen. The athletics track is in such a state of disrepair that it’s putting our athletes at risk of serious injury. I launched an online petition calling for the upgrade of the athletics track – www.fairshare4thebeaches.org.au. So far, the online petition has received over 1,000 signatures in a really short space of time.”