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Annual Awards and Pointscore Information

Annual Awards & Point Score

Point score and attendance calculations commence on the 1st competition night Friday 18th October 2019. Should you join after the 1st competition night your point score and attendance calculations will not be pro-rata.

Fridays is Point Score Competition day for our centre. This is when the children compete in their own age group in selected athletic events. Points are awarded for placement and improvement of PB’s. At the end of the season trophies will be awarded to the Age Champion and runner up in each age groups U7 – U17 both Male and Female, with the highest point score. Each athlete should aim to improve their “Personal Best” (PB) on each competition night. This system is designed to reward an individual’s performance and athletic improvement over the season.

Points are awarded as follows:
• 1st place – 3 points
• 2nd place – 2 points
• 3rd place – 1 point
• New PB – 2 points
• Equal PB – 1 point

To be eligible for a Point Score Trophy, State jackets/ vouchers, an Athlete must participate in a minimum of 60% of competition nights.

Tamworth Little Athletics has a range of perpetual trophies presented each year.

Award Criteria
Core Criteria to be eligible for a Pointscore trophy, award or for State Jacket/voucher:
• An athlete must participate in a minimum of 60% of the Attendance Point Score nights from date of the 1st competition night with at least 50% of nights must be after the Christmas break. There will be no prorata for those who join after the start of the season.
• % attendance is calculated from the seasons 1st club night ie 2019/20 season – 18/10/19
• An athlete must wear full and correct Club uniform on all Friday nights of the season, at all Gala days and Championships (ie Zone, Regionals & State)

Ben Easter Memorial Award – Throws
This award is presented to an athlete who has shown dedication towards his or her throwing events throughout the year. This award is given to encourage the athlete to always try hard and show good sportsmanship.
This award is dedicated to the memory of Ben Easter who was a member of the Tamworth Little Athletic Club (TLAC) for 8 years. Ben was a wonderful young man both on and off the field. He was a great role model for the young members of the club and was always known for his sense of humor and great sportsmanship. Unfortunately Ben’s young life was cut short in December 2002 and this award is presented in his honour.

TLAC – John Moore Cup – Outstanding Hurdler of the Year
The cup is awarded to the most outstanding and dedicated hurdler of the past season. The recipient’s performance in Little Athletics hurdle competition over the season will be taken into account, including place gained at Zone, Regional & State Championships.
The award shall only be presented in years where it is justified by the committee that an athlete has made a true commitment and has achieved a “most outstanding” result in the event.

Pianta Family Award – Jumps
This trophy is awarded to the most outstanding and dedicated jumper of the past season. The recipient’s performance in Little Athletics competitions over the season will be taken into account, including place gained at Zone, Regional and State Championships.

TLAC – Long Distance Runner of the Year
This trophy is awarded to the most outstanding and dedicated long distance runner of the past season. The recipient’s performance in Little Athletics competitions over the season will be taken into account, including place gained at Zone, Regional and State Championships.

TLAC – Abby Schmiedel Award – Sprinter of the Year
This trophy is awarded to the most outstanding and dedicated sprinter of the past season. The recipient’s performance in Little Athletics competitions over the season will be taken into account, including place gained at Zone, Regional and State Championships.

TLAC – Most PB’s Achieved for the Year – Donated by Kerrie Fensbo
This trophy is awarded to the athlete that has achieved the highest number of PB’s throughout the Little Athletics season

TLAC – Male Athlete of the Year
A nominee’s sportsmanship must be a credit to himself and the club on and off the track. Their performance must satisfy the committee that he has the spirit of The Tamworth Little Athletics Club at heart including high attendance at club nights.
The recipient’s performance in Little Athletics championship competition over the season will be taken into account, including place gained at Regional & State Championships.

TLAC – Female Athlete of the Year
A nominee’s sportsmanship must be a credit to herself and the club on and off the track. Their performance must satisfy the committee that she has the spirit of The Tamworth Little Athletics Club at heart including high attendance at club nights.
The recipient’s performance in Little Athletics championship competition over the season will be taken into account, including place gained at Regional & State Championships.