Family fun: come and try little athletics

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West Bundaberg Little Athletics provides fitness and fun for everyone!
West Bundaberg Little Athletics provides fitness and fun for everyone!

Australia's future Olympic stars could kickstart their sporting careers right here with two come-and-try nights at West Bundaberg Little Athletics.

The club is hosting the two events next month and is urging families to get involved with all of the fun and fitness on offer.

Secretary Leayr Franchetto said the Bundaberg Athletic Club had been operating in the region since 1956 and incorporated West Bundaberg Little Athletics in 2001.

“Currently members range from Tiny Tots to Masters and we cater for all abilities,” she said.

“Our season runs from September until April, 6 pm every Friday night with a short break over Christmas.”

Come and try at West Bundaberg Little Athletics

Ready, set, jump into athletics fun.
Ready, set, jump into athletics fun.

Leayr said the Come and Try Nights for West Bundaberg Little Athletics would be held on 16 and 23 August and were all about showcasing exactly what the club offered.

“It's the perfect opportunity for kids and their families to have a go and see if it is something they want to do,” she said.

“We offer a range of events from sprints to long distance, hurdles, shot put, discus and more.”

Leayr said members of West Bundaberg Little Athletics prided themselves on being part of a supportive community and last year more than 150 people were involved in the club.

“It's a great family to be part of, everyone is very supportive of one another,” she said.

“It's a place where children can have fun, work on their fitness, make friends and spend time with their parents.”

Commonwealth Games athlete coaches rising stars

Taryn Gollshewsky often coaches at West Bundaberg Little Athletics.
Taryn Gollshewsky often coaches at West Bundaberg Little Athletics.

Commonwealth Games athlete and Bundaberg local Taryn Gollshewsky is part of the club, providing coaching sessions in her spare time.

Based in the region, Taryn is an Australian discus thrower, two-times Commonwealth Games representative and World Championships competitor.

“Taryn is an amazing coach and very supportive of our club,” Leayr said.

“She has a wealth of knowledge and between all of her busy sporting engagements works with us to provide support for other athletes.”

Sign up now for come and try night

To find out more about West Bundaberg Little Athletics or to join a Come and Try Night, go to the Facebook page here.

The Come and Try Nights will be held on Friday, August 16 and Friday, August 23 from 5.45pm to 8pm at Bundaberg Athletic Club, 40 Enid Ethel Drive.

Come and Try Night

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