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Awards, Trophies & Pointscore Information

Awards & Pointscore

Pointscore and attendance calculations commence on the 1st competition night Friday 19th October 2018. Should you join after the 1st competition night your pointscore and attendance calculations will not be prorata.

Fridays is Point Score Competition day for our centre. This is when the children compete in there own age group in selected athletic events. Points are awarded for participation, placement and improvement of PB’s. At the end of the season trophies will be awarded to the three athletes, in each age group, 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 individuals attendance, participation and athletic improvement over the season.

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 skills and training night ie 2018/19 season  = 19/10/17

–        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.  HeE was a great role model for the young members of the club and was always known for his sense of humour 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

A nominee’s attitude, sportsmanship and behaviour must be a credit to him/herself and the club on and off the track. Their performance must satisfy the committee that he/she has the spirit of The Tamworth Little Athletics Club at heart including high attendance at club nights and training sessions.  The cup is awarded to the most outstanding TLAC 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 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

A nominee’s attitude, sportsmanship and behaviour must be credit to him/herself and the club on and off the track. Their performance must satisfy the committee that he/she has the spirit of the Tamworth Little Athletics Club (TLAC) at heart including high attendance at club nights and training sessions.

TLAC – Long Distance Runner of the Year

A nominee’s attitude, sportsmanship and behaviour must be credit to him/herself and the club on and off the track. Their performance must satisfy the committee that he/she has the spirit of the Tamworth Little Athletics Club (TLAC) at heart including high attendance at club nights and training sessions.

 TLAC – Abby Schmiedel Award – Sprinter of the Year

The athlete must have at least an 80% attendance at club nights.  Represented at Zone, Region and State Championships or whoever achieves the best result that they are able, at the level they compete at, taking their age into consideration.

 TLAC – Most PB’s Achieved for the Year – Donated by Kerrie Fensbo

Based on PB’s achieved throughout the Little Athletics season. An athletes attitude, sportsmanship and behaviour must be a credit to him/herself and the club on and off the track. Their performance must satisfy the committee that he/she has the spirit of The Tamworth Little Athletics Club at heart including high attendance at club nights and training sessions.

TLAC – Male Athlete of the Year

 A nominee’s attitude, sportsmanship and behaviour must be a credit to him/herself and the club on and off the track. Their performance must satisfy the committee that he/she has the spirit of The Tamworth Little Athletics Club at heart including high attendance at club nights and training sessions with no breaches in regards to uniform and championship attendance.

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 attitude, sportsmanship and behaviour must be a credit to him/herself and the club on and off the track. Their performance must satisfy the committee that he/she has the spirit of The Tamworth Little Athletics Club at heart including high attendance at club nights and training sessions with no breaches in regards to uniform and championship attendance.

The recipient’s performance in Little Athletics championship competition over the season will be taken into account, including place gained at Regional & State Championships.