Illawarra Blue Stars athletes have opened the summer season on a high with some very good performances at the Treloar Shield last Saturday. The opening meet attracted athletes from all clubs, and looks to be a promising series. Emma Matthews again was prominent in the 100m and 400m whilst Charlotte Smith also took to both track and field and performed well against different competition. The previous Saturday saw members of the club use the Pre All Schools Meet as a warm up for the upcoming NSW All Schools that commences this Thursday. Many of the club’s members travelled to Sydney for that extra competition to tune up for the largest school carnival to be held in the State. The club expects a full contingent of athletes to face up to some of the best junior athletes in Australia. Some are making their debut in these titles under Illawarra Blue Stars and we wish them all well, whilst others have been successful in previous meets. No rest during school holidays for these athletes, as the championships are expected to be highly competitive in all ages in all events.
New faces are appearing at club level each week and we are now into the second week of the club’s summer program. Athletes are reminded to seek out coaches if they haven’t one at this stage. Parents are encouraged to become officials and helpers and they too can offer their services and if they desire, can become qualified officials. All help is most welcomed and even if you are not familiar with the sport, there will be qualified officials to guide and help you along.