Lucy James talks us through the numerous benefits of ANZA Athletics to your kids.

ANZA Athletics is competitive and fun

It’s no secret that sports help children build confidence, develop focus, and teach them about emotional control. They also learn essential life skills, such as hard work, patience, persistence, and how to respond positively to setbacks and failure. At ANZA Athletics we strive to do all this in a safe, fun and supportive environment.

As children from many schools take part in ANZA Athletics, new friendships are also formed throughout the season. Athletics give kids the opportunity to develop personally, socially and physically through participation in a variety of activities.

In addition to improving a child’s physical ability, another key aim of ANZA Athletics is to help them cultivate a sense of sportsmanship by supporting one another in their efforts. Positive reinforcement from peers is beneficial for both sides.

At the weekly athletics meets, children get to learn the skills of track running, hurdles, discus, shot put, long jump, triple jump and high jump. They are exposed to all of these events during a six-week rotating program – learning these skills and building on them over successive weeks and seasons.

The 2017/2018 ANZA Athletics season is just finishing, but registration for the 2018/2019 season will open in May – don’t miss out and register early!

There is always plenty of room for more wonderful volunteers to join the Committee, so if you are keen, please get in touch.

ANZA Athletics caters to kids aged 5 to 14-years-old, with a focus on fun, fitness and skills, and is held at Yio Chu Kang Stadium.