Yanchep Little Athletics Club leaps funding hurdle

Yanchep Dolphins Little Athletics athletes Kayla D’Alton and Michael Coffey with coach Courtney Parker.
Yanchep Dolphins Little Athletics athletes Kayla D’Alton and Michael Coffey with coach Courtney Parker.

YOUNG athletes in Yanchep and Two Rocks are preparing for the 2015-16 season with help from a sponsor.

Yanchep Dolphins Little Athletics Club received help from Yanchep Golf Estate to buy training equipment, including hurdles, javelins, high jump mats and safety gear.

With some equipment stolen or vandalised during the off-season, club president Monika McCarthy said the club was grateful for the support.

“Our training started in early September so we (had) about a month’s preparation to get our athletes competition-ready,” she said.

“We had one athlete competing in the nationals last year in the under 13s 100m, 200m and 400m, and he took silver in the 200m.

“And we had 12 competing at state level – not bad for a little club. It’s important that we give all of our athletes the chance to be the best they can be.

“The club gives the kids a healthy, engaged, social ‘growing-up’ experience.

“They’re such a good bunch of kids and we’re getting them involved in something active.”

The season started on October 12, with numbers expected to increase from the 52 athletes aged six to 17 who participated last year.

Local groups looking for funding can email community@peet.com.au for details.