Little athletes to tear up CQ

A CONTINGENT of excited Bundaberg Little Athletes are attending the Central Coast Regional Individual Championships this coming weekend in Maryborough in the hopes of qualifying for State Championship honours.

With the season’s abrupt ending last Sunday amid the rain, a training session has been scheduled for all attending the carnival for last-minute instructions, at the Thabeban School at 4pm today.

The two-day regional carnival is the qualifying hope for the athletes aged between six and 17 years.

Mums and dads are booking travel and accommodation to ensure best results from their youngsters.

Events being challenged are the sprint and middle-distance running events, race walking and hurdles, shot put, discus and javelin, long and triple jumps and high jumps and only the first four places earn the right to compete at Townsville’s Queensland championships in March.

Teams from Boyne Tannum and Gladstone, Maryborough and Hervey Bay, Gayndah and Eidsvold, Isis and Burrum Districts, and Bundaberg and West Bundaberg will compete on the day.

A march past and opening ceremony will be the first of the day’s activities at the Jock Anderson Oval at Tinana from 8am on Saturday and the pentathlon 800m will be the last event on Sunday at around 4pm.

The Thabeban-based athletes are hoping for success and have some highly promising talent in their squad.

Pagan and Bryce Rosser have both recently broken discus records and the Marsh girls are just starting to achieve their best in their first season.

Georgia Webb should fare well in the race walk as will Shenae Thompson and Malachi Johnson in a range of events.

Cody Woodrow has improved his track times and our AWD athletes Matt Boland and Jacob Heiner are looking good.

Jessica Heiner has recently returned from the state development tour of New Zealand, while Isaiah Bullard, Kim Boland, Brianna Taber, Connor Ryan, and William Stehbens all stand a chance at their fancied events.

A team of Bundaberg officials will assist at the track and field events while team manager Allison Heiner assists the athletes.

Telephone Sylvia McNamara 4155 2790 or 0400 357 195 for more details.



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