Schools are also invited to enter teams in the Primary School Athletics Team Challenge on Saturday 15th of September 2018 from 9 to 11am at Charnwood Athletics Field. The Challenge is a feature event of the Community Sports Gala Day hosted by Ginninderra Athletics.
The 5-a-side team format sees schools go head-to-head in a separate Boys and Girls Challenge showcasing a mix of power, endurance, technique and teamwork events across sprint, distance and field events.
The main focus of the Schools Challenge will be on the athlete’s ability to apply speed and power, technique, endurance and team strategy.
There will be eleven events with a point system focused on team performance rather than the individual.
Combined placings and overall performances will determine the team’s final event.
School Teams may comprise 5 students from Years 3 to 6 with bonus points for any Year 3/4 student who also makes the team. Teams are also single gender and each student must participate in two of the above events. A Team must have at least one entrant in each event.
Schools are invited to nominate their teams ASAP with the closing date of 7th September. Spots are limited and places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.