Armadale’s Spartans Little Athletics Club hopes for boost in numbers from Olympics


Bayley Southam throws Vortex.
Armadale’s Spartans Little Athletics Club hopes for boost in numbers from Olympics
Armadale’s Spartans Little Athletics Club hopes for boost in numbers from Olympics
Bayley Southam throws Vortex.

SPARTANS Little Athletics Club is expecting a big increase in participation following the Rio Olympics.

After the London Olympics, the club saw a rise of about 30 per cent in participation numbers, club manager Nick Barnett said.

He said athletics did not get the coverage that AFL and soccer got, so the Olympic Games provided a big boon for athletics.

“Kids will sit down and watch the athletics on television,” he said.

“This is also the time kids have sports carnivals and they are right into their athletics.”

The club – that trains at Armadale Senior High School – will hold its registration day on September 3.

Contact spartanslac@outlook.com or head the Facebook page for more.

Participants can attend two training sessions and a competition date for free before signing up.