Erko Athletics 2021


Monday and Tuesday Athletics is run by me, Lucy Estela. I am an accredited Athletics Australia Coach (Level 2 Advanced – Specialist in Sprints, Hurdles and Relays) and will be teaching the fundamentals of movement required to participate in athletics activities.

It will be primarily outdoors within the grounds of Erskineville Public School and aimed at creating a high participation, fun and exciting physical activity that will focus on improving skills and fitness as well as raising an awareness of athletics as a sport.

This is a 9 or 10 week short course run through term 3, 2021 only. Please be aware that Athletics is not a year long course and there is no preference or priority given to previous athletes.

Location Details: Erskineville Public School, Malcom Street and Erskineville Oval, 149 Mitchell Road, Erskineville 2043, NSW.


Almost Full – Limited Places still available

Athletes will be using modified equipment in the lower playground, Erskineville Oval or, in wet weather, the Lucy Woodcock Hall to ensure both maximum participation and more importantly maximum safety to both the students and the school environment.

Athletes are to meet in the lower playground when they come out from class at 3.00pm. Athletes can then walk home if they have permission, or be collected from the Malcom Street Gate at 4.30pm when the session ends.

In term 4 athletes will be instructed in the following track and field events. Sprinting, Relays, Shot Put, Discus and Long Jump. We will also be learning Hurdles and Javelin as part of the skills sessions and plyometrics will be taught as part of the strength and fitness component. We will also have a strong focus on fitness and agility this term. Please be aware that this course is designed for athletes serious about improving their skills and competitive composure.

Athletes are expected to have a great amount of focus, determination, resilience, cooperation and commitment throughout the sessions.

If your child is keen and enthusiastic come back in week 6 to submit an expression of interest. Once your form has been received I will process it and offers will be sent out soon afterwards.

Session Full


Athletes will be following a modified Athletics Australia Play program which provides them with range of games and drills designed to develop the fundamental movement skills of beginner athletes. Activities are game based, fun, inclusive, safe, and engaging for all primary-aged athletes.

Athletes will also be doing a weekly continuous run – The Luna Park Run, starting at 5 minutes in length and increasing towards the end of term to 6 or 7 minutes. This is to work on endurance and cardio fitness.

Athletes will be using modified athletics equipment to ensure maximum safety to all involved and a high level of cooperation and focused attentive behaviour is expected by all participants.

All activities will take place within the school grounds, primarily in the lower playground. In the event of wet or dangerous weather conditions, athletes will use the Melaleuca room to take part in activities designed to teach them about Australian Athletics Heroes, The Olympics and Commonwealth Games, health and nutrition.

I will collect athletes from their class teacher at the end of school and you can then pick them up from the Malcolm Street gate at 4.15.

If your child is keen and enthusiastic come back in week 6 to submit an expression of interest. Once your form has been received I will process it and offers will be sent out soon afterwards.

Please be aware that the sessions fill up very quickly and not everyone will be offered a place as there is a limited number I can take due to the size of the area available for the activity.