Kingborough’s Little Athletes Shine

Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt congratulated the Kingborough Little Athletics Club (KLAC) on their success at the State Little Athletics Individual Championships.

“Forty-two members of the Kingborough Little Athletics Club all put in an incredible amount of effort with many outstanding results, this included lots of PB’s, club records and forty-four medals,” Cr Wriedt said.

“The athletes performed so well that seven KLAC members were selected in the Tasmanian U13 team to attend the 2022 Australian Little Athletics Championships in Melbourne, with KLAC Matilda Lange given the honour of being named the Girls State Team Captain.”

KLAC, athlete Isla Werkman was awarded the coveted Under 13 Little Athletics Tasmania Sportsmanship Award.

Club President, Adrian Hatten said to have so many athletes from one Club be part of a Statewide team was rare and a positive refection on the sporting talent within the Kingborough community.

“Their great performance is a reflection of all their hard work and dedication,” Mr Hatten said.

“It was so great to see the high calibre of athletes understanding that their contribution was supported by so many volunteers,” Cr Wriedt said.

“Council recognises that the upgrade of the Club’s home at Gormley Park is much needed and this will be a priority in this year’s Capital Works program.

“These upgrades will provide a far better surface benefiting both the KLAC and the soccer clubs who use the grounds,” Cr Wriedt said.

The Tasmanian Little Athletics Individual Championships were held in

Penguin on 11, 12 March, 2022.