Wednesday 20th September 2023
Convener: Erin Simpson- Strathfield North Public School
1.SCHOOLS MAY ENTER THE FOLLOWING NUMBER OF COMPETITORS IN EVENTS:
Track events will take precedence over field events i.e. Competitors report to their field event, register their name and return to their track event.
2. NAME TAGS AND ATHLETICS JERSEYS
Children competing should wear a singlet or t-shirt identifying their school. Competitors in the 800m and 1500m events will require a name tag showing their name, age and school. Name tags for all other events is optional.
A child’s age group is determined by the age they turn this year. However, NO competitor may enter both Senior and Junior divisions of events other than for their correct age group.
NOTE: SENIORS = 11, 12 13 YRS and JUNIORS = 8, 9, 10 YRS
1st in each heat and the next fastest times qualify for the 100m Finals (Age Races)
1st in each heat and the next fastest times qualify for the 200m and Relay Finals
It is essential that each school provide sufficient staff to act as officials. Parents are able to substitute as officials for each school if they have some experience. A MINIMUM of 2 officials per school (plus one acting as Team Manager) will be required.
Please complete the officials form (listed above) and return it ASAP. It is expected that each school supply a minimum of two officials.
6. OFFICIALS’ LUNCHES
Team managers and officials must supply their own lunches. No outside catering will permitted due to stadium regulations (ie: Uber Eats etc).
7. POINT SCORE
Track Heats – 4, 3, 2, 1
Track Finals – 8, 6, 4, 2
Track Relay Heats – 8, 6, 4, 2
Track Relay Finals – 12, 8, 6, 4
Field Events – 12, 8, 6, 4
First Marshalling will be 7.45am for the 1500m. Marshalling for all other events will begin as 8.15am.
All competitors must be in the marshalling area before the first heat is run for that age group and they must be wearing their school ID tags. Please ensure that all competitors from your school arrive in time for the first event. NOTE: We will not hold events for late buses.
Method: The method of starting will be “On your marks, Set – Gun”
Spikes are recommended for track events. Spikes may also be used for Long Jump and High Jump. No spikes are permitted for 800m races.
Competitors must run in footwear.
FALSE STARTS The competitor causing the first false start will be warned but any competitor causing a second false start will be disqualified.
At the completion of each race competitors MUST RETURN TO THE FINISH LINE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE LANES UNTIL PLACES ARE ALLOCATED. Placegetters will receive a coloured rod denoting the place gained and then must await instructions from the head judge to take them to the recorders.
11. FIELD OF PLAY
ONLY OFFICIALS AND COMPETITORS ARE PERMITTED TO BE ON THE FIELD AND COMPETITORS MUST LEAVE THE FIELD IMMEDIATELY THEIR EVENT CONCLUDES. OFFICIALS WILL BE ISSUED WITH ID ON THE DAY.
Under the hiring terms officials are not permitted to eat or drink on the field of play.
The Athletics Convener will act as Carnival Referee and any protest will need to be lodged in writing to the convenor by the TEAM MANAGER within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the event. Video recordings from any device will NOT be accepted.
The 800m race will begin with a split waterfall start to accommodate our large number of competitors. Part of the cohort will start on the first waterfall start line and can cut in immediately to the centre of the track after the race has started.
The other part of the cohort will start on a second waterfall line and can cut in to LANE 5 ONLY after the race has started. Once these athletes reach the cut in point around the first bend, as signified by markers on the track, they can then cut in to the centre of the track too. You may like to use this same format at your school carnival to familiarise students with the process.
Relay batons will be supplied by the association.
Relays shall be run on an oval track (4 x 100m)
A team shall consist of 4 runners and a baton is carried and passed to each runner.
There shall be a 20m CHANGE ZONE in which the baton must be changed. HOWEVER, the person receiving the baton may commence running inside the Zone or up to 10m before the Zone.
A team will be disqualified if any runners do not remain within their allotted lane.
A team will be disqualified if the baton change is not completed inside the change zone.
15. HIGH JUMP
Competitors shall have up to 3 attempts at a height in rotation. Three successive failures to jump that height will disqualify that competitor from further jumping.
If there is a tie the competitor with the lowest number of jumps at the height, which the tie occurs, shall be awarded the higher place.
If the tie still remains the competitor with the lowest number of failures throughout the competition shall be awarded the higher place.
16. LONG JUMP
Each competitor will have three jumps in rotation. Placings shall be decided according to the best jump from any round. In the event of a tie, placings shall be decided on the next best jump.
17. SHOT PUT
Junior & 11years – 2kg
12/13years – 3kg
Each competitor will have three puts in rotation. Placings will be decided according to the best put in any round. In the event of a tie, the next best distance shall decide the placings.
Junior – 500gms
11years & 12/13years – 750gms
Each competitor will have three throws in rotation. Placings will be decided according to the best put in any round. In the event of a tie, the next best distance shall decide the placings.
Last year’s winning schools need to return all trophies on the day of the Championships. Trophies, Age and Champion Medals will be distributed to 2022 recipients at the Term 4 WSPSSA AGM.
Olympic Park and Warm-up Track
Parents and spectators may park in either P1 car park next to Stadium Australia or P2 Aquatic Centre. If parents bring their parking ticket to the ground we should be able to stamp it and get their parking fee at a reduced rate as we were able to do last year. We have been allocated a limited number of complimentary parking spaces adjacent to the ground. If a Principal/Teacher is driving their car to the ground and requires a pass please let the convenor know as soon as possible and a pass can be forwarded to you.
21. STAND ALLOCATION
Under the hiring agreement we have been allocated seating between BAYS 8-12. Please ensure your school is aware of this, as failure to comply will incur additional charges.
22. SYDNEY EAST ASSOCIATION ATHLETICS
Please refer to the SE Association site for info on selection criteria.
23. STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY
Students MUST be appropriately Classified PRIOR to competing at the Sydney East Carnival.
Parents of Para-Athlete (AWD) may be asked to provide written evidence of their child meeting the disability criteria at Athletics events along the representative pathways.
There are opportunities for Multi-class athletes to compete at the Sydney East Regional Athletics carnival in Term 4. Athletes must be classified through the appropriate organisation - for more information, go to https://www.athletics.com.au/get-involved-athletics/multi-class/
Please let the convenor know if you have students in your school who would like to submit an application to compete in a multi-class event/s.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT ON THE DAY OF THE CARNIVAL THAT YOUR STUDENTS ARE AWARE OF THE APPROPRIATE RULES AND ARE AWARE THAT THEY NEED TO LISTEN TO ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN OVER THE P.A. SYSTEM.
Sydney East Carnival
Wednesday 11th October 2023
Sydney Athletics Centre