3 April, 2024

Centre milestone for Stella

STELLA Horspole has become the first athlete to compete for Camperdown Little Athletics Centre from under six through to under 17s.

Stella Horspole celebrates 12 years of little aths.
Stella Horspole celebrates 12 years of little aths.

Stella first joined the centre in the 2012/13 season, competing in the under six age group.

This season, 2023/24, she competed in the under 17 division, completing 12 years of competition as a Camperdown representative.

As an older athlete, Stella has contributed to Camperdown Little Athletics beyond just competing and the club thanks her for her contributions and wishes her well for the future.

The Camperdown Little Athletics Centre held its presentation night on Friday, March 22, celebrating a great year.

Many thanks to all athletes and families who enjoyed the evening.

The night saw the centre acknowledge athletes from across all ages for their achievements.

At Camperdown Little Athletics the club is all about family, fun and fitness, encouraging athletes to do their best and have fun.

This year the track and field awards were presented partially for points in placing, but with the main focus on attendance and personal improvement over the entire season, making every night count.

An amazing effort was put in by all athletes throughout the course of the season.

Congratulations to all the award winners.

Aidan Conheady, Lila Horspole and Lynley Sharp were all acknowledged for their 10-year contribution to little athletics, which is an amazing effort and shows an invaluable dedication to the sport from all these athletes.

Congratulations on the outstanding achievements to the following athletes on breaking centre records during the 2023/24 season.

Under 12: Dane Nicholls 1500m.

Under 13: Athena Chivell 100m, 70m; Aysha Hollick 1500m, 800m; Ace Roberts 70m.

Under 15: Riley Beames 800m, 1500m.

Under 16: Georgie Oborne 300m.

Under 17: Aidan Conheady jav, high jump, triple jump, shot put, 70m, 100m, 200m; Taj Cunningham 80m hurdles, 400m, 800m, 1500m, long jump; Stella Horspole 70m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m,1500m, 80m hurdles, 300m walk, discus, high jump, javelin, long jump, triple jump, shot put.

This was an outstanding achievement for Stella, the first female under 17 athlete setting and breaking her own records multiple time throughout the 2023/24 season.

The RL Clark Memorial Shield winners for this year were Rory Hollick and Millie Bourke.

This award is presented for points earned over the entire season based on personal improvement in times and distances achieved, and event participation for athletes in the under 9 to under 17 age groups.

Congratulations to both of these athletes.

In the junior under 6-8 encouragement awards, Eleanor Couch won the female award and Lewis Seabrook won the male award.

The efforts that these young athletes have put in to their growth of the sport has been lovely to see.

It is hoped they continue their journey in little athletics.

Every year the centre appreciates the help from all parents and volunteers to run a smooth program for the athletes each week.

This is greatly appreciated.

The centre likes to acknowledge all of the volunteers and recognise those that do the little bit extra to help out throughout the season.

This year saw two ladies receive the female Volunteer Award for their help and generosity throughout the season.

These were Anita Chivell and Camille Nicholls, while Owen Chivell was the recipient of the male Volunteer Award.

The Henk Gerbes award for best clubperson was awarded to Kathy Hallyburton.

Kathy Hallyburton is a long-standing committee member who has been involved in the Camperdown Little Athletics for the past 18 years.

Kathy always goes above and beyond for the centre.

Kathy not only helps to set up/pack up and run events on Friday night, she also helps run Monday night training, marks lines and spends many more hours helping watering the grounds and behind the scenes.

Most of all she is always there for advice and guidance.

Kathy is stepping back from the committee this year and will be missed.

The centre hopes to see her every now and again on Friday nights coaching during the upcoming season.

Thank you again Kathy for everything you have done for the centre.

Thanks to all parents, friends and committee and a big thank you to the centre’s sponsors.

Camperdown Little Athletics looks forward to seeing everyone return for the 2024/25 season.

The Camperdown Little Athletics Centre AGM will be held on Monday April 22 at 6pm at the Hampden Hotel. Everyone is welcome to attend.


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