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									                                    2003
            CROSS             COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS




SPONSORED BY:             COCA-COLA AMATIL (S.A.) LTD


VENUE:                    OAKBANK RACE COURSE
                          OAKBANK

DATE:                     THURSDAY May 29th 2003
DISTANCES:

There are NO provisions in these Championships for year 7 students to participate. Please contact
SAPSASA for access to their competition.

                       U13 BOYS          3000m        U13 GIRLS       3000m
                       U14 BOYS          3000m        U14 GIRLS       3000m
                       U15 BOYS          4000m        U15 GIRLS       3000m
                       U16 BOYS          4000m        U16 GIRLS       4000m
                       U17 BOYS          5000m        U17 GIRLS       4000m
                      OPEN BOYS          6000m       OPEN GIRLS       4000m

                                            Program

                     Time                Age Group                  Distance
                    11.20am               U13 Girls                  3000m
                    11.30am               U13 Boys                   3000m
                    11.40am               U14 Girls                  3000m
                    11.50pm               U14 Boys                   3000m
                    12.00pm               U15 Girls                  3000m
                    12.10pm              Open Boys                   6000m
                    12.25pm              Open Girls                  4000m
                    12.40pm               U16 Boys                   4000m
                    12.55pm               U17 Girls                  4000m
                    1.10pm                U15 Boys                   4000m
                    1.25pm                U16 Girls                  4000m
                    1.35pm                U17 Boys                   5000m

                    APPROXIMATELY 2.10PM - PRESENTATIONS

**SCHOOL ATHLETIC NUMBERS MUST BE WORN**
                                             COMPETITION RULES:
On Arrival, Team Managers MUST Report to Recording Area and collect the Event Place Envelopes for all Competitors
PLUS Officials Duty Rosters.

1.    All students must wear their school number attached securely and clearly visible in 10cm. Numbers, to BOTH
      Front and Back of singlet or T-Shirt. THIS IS IMPORTANT.

      NO NUMBERS - NO HOPE OF A PLACING - in other words, DISQUALIFICATION. (Same number as issued for
      Track and Field Championships.) If not known please ring the SASSSA Office (8235 0411).

2.    COMPETITORS MAY RUN IN 1 RACE ONLY, PROVIDED HE/SHE IS QUALIFIED BY AGE: (AS ON JANUARY
      1ST, 2003).

3.    Competitors must assemble at the starting line 5 minutes prior to the starting time of the event on the programme -
      a long whistle blast and a PA Announcement to assemble will be given.

4.    THE START:
      (a) Short whistle blast 1 minute before the starting time, calling competitors to be ready for the starter’s call.
      (b) Starting time - command will be:- “COMPETITORS TAKE YOUR MARKS”.
      (c) Starter will then fire the gun.

5.    Competitors WILL NOT RUN IN TRACKSUIT PANTS - appropriate athletics gear is essential. Spikes are
      permitted.

6.    MAPS: We ask that you familiarise your students with the course (i.e. hilly areas, flat areas, number of laps and
      finish procedure).


7.    There is NO RESTRICTION on the number of competitors a school can enter. However,

FOR U13, U16, U17 AND OPEN AGE TEAMS:
(i)   Any Number of Competitors per school can compete - BUT THE FIRST THREE RUNNERS TO FINISH are
      considered the Team Members.
(ii)  WINNING TEAM - Decided by adding up the placing’s gained by each school’s first 3 Placegetters. (Lowest total
      number wins).
(iii) TIE - Winner decided on the position of the last scoring team member to finish.

FOR U/14 AND U/15 AGE TEAMS:
(i)   Any Number of Competitors per school can compete - BUT THE FIRST FOUR RUNNERS TO FINISH are
      considered the Team Members.
(ii)  WINNING TEAM - Decided by adding up the placing’s gained by each school’s first 4 placegetters. (Lowest total number
      wins).
(iii) TIE - Winner decided on the position of the last scoring team member to finish.

8.    FINISH AND RECORDING PROCEDURE:
      (a) COLLECT PLACE DISC at end of race and take to your school area and report to your Team Manager.
      (b) At end of a Race, the Team Manager puts Place Disc in Envelope provided, fills in student names and placings
      on Front of Envelope, then hands the envelope into the RECORDERS TABLE as shown on the grounds and
      course layout map.
THIS MUST BE DONE WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF THE COMPLETION OF THAT PARTICULAR RACE. DO NOT HOLD
TILL END OF DAY.



9.    PROTESTS:
      These must be made in writing and handed to the School Sport Officer within 10 minutes of the completion of the
      race. The protest will then be brought to the attention of the Chief Referee for a decision.
      N.B. These usually arise from competitors not completing the course, or failure by Course Marshals to supervise
      competitors properly.
      Competitors must follow the marked course. Any deviation will result in disqualification. i.e. red flags or bunting on
      the left, white flags or railings on the right must be adhered to. Competitors must familiarise themselves with the
      course.

10.   OFFICIALS:
      These will obviously be required and schools WILL be asked to supply them.
      If you have Competent Members, Please let me know immediately of their expertise: (i.e. Marshals, timekeepers,
      finish time recorders, finish judges, finish stewards, disc distributors and Course Marshals (who make sure that
      students run the correct and full distance fairly).

11.   INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: (Boys and Girls)
      (a) First 10 Placegetters will receive Standard Badges.
      (b) Medallions (Gold, Silver, Bronze) will be awarded to the Three Fastest Runners.

12.   TEAM AWARDS;
      (a) Each member of the first three teams will receive a Certificate. These will be posted with
          results later.
      (b) School Team Winners in ALL Age Groups will receive a trophy
             BOYS OPEN                                            SHELL TROPHY
             BOYS U17,U16, U15, U14 & U13                         SASSSA TROPHY

             GIRLS OPEN                                           SASSGSA TROPHY
             GIRLS U17, U16, U15, U14 & U13                       BANK SA TROPHY

13.   CASH AWARDS:
      Through the generous sponsorship of Coca-Cola Amatil;
      Cash Awards of $100 for First : $50 for Second : $30 for Third : will be made to the OVERALL TOP THREE
      SCHOOLS IN THE TEAMS EVENTS.

      Placing’s will be based on 3 points for each First Place in a team event, 2 points for each Second Place and 1 point
      for each Third.

      As well as this, some Travel Subsidy from Coca-Cola will be allocated to Country Schools competing on the day.




PAULA NIELSEN
SCHOOL SPORT OFFICER
                        CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

THURSDAY, May 29th 2003                                11.20am to 2.30pm

                                          ENTRY FORM

THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO THE SASSSA OFFICE

                               NO LATER THAN FRIDAY May 29th 2003

The _______________________________ School will be competing in the following events: - Place the
Number of Competitors for each Division in the box provided.
                                                     The winners of the U16 Boys
  OPEN BOYS         6000m (6km)                      and Girls Team Championship
  OPEN GIRLS        4000m (4km)                      events will be asked to
  U17 BOYS          5000m (5km)                      represent South Australia at the
  U17 GIRLS         4000m (4km)                      National Schools Cross-Country
  U16 BOYS          4000m (4km)                      Championships held on the
  U16 GIRLS         3000m (3km)                      Sunshine Coast Queensland
  U15 BOYS          4000m (4km)                      from August 23 – 26. The
  U15 GIRLS         3000m (3km)                      National winners of the Boys
  U14 BOYS          3000m (3km)                      and Girls School Team events
  U14 GIRLS         3000m (3km)                      will be Australia’s school team
  U13 BOYS          3000m (3km)                      representatives at the World
  U13 GIRLS         3000m (3km)                      Schools Championships in Italy
                                                     2004

TOTAL NUMBER OF COMPETITORS: ______________________

Please list your TEAM MANAGER/s and COURSE OFFICIALS NAMES.
(Course Officials could be 2 Reliable Senior Students.)

_________________________________             _______________________________

_________________________________             _______________________________

N.B   ENTRY FEE - $2.00 PER COMPETITOR to be returned with Entry Form OR paid on the day


SIGNED: ___________________________________            _________________________
           (Principal)                                 (Sports Coordinator)
PLEASE NOTE:

                             State Cross Country Team Selection 2003
Ensure that students interested in competing at the National All Schools Cross Country
Championships on the Sunshine Coast, Qld on 24, 25 August need to be aware of the following: As
well as being the Statewide Championship for all Schools this event will be used for:

1. First selection trial to choose a squad for the State All Schools National Cross Country in
   conjunction with Athletics S.A.

2. The final squad selection trial will be the Athletics S.A. Schools Cross Country Championships on
   Thursday June 12th, 2003 and will be run at Railways Oval (West Terrace, Adelaide).
   Distances will be the National Distances:
   13 years     Boys – 3K                         13 years     Girls - 3K
   14/15 years Boys – 4K                          14/15 years Girls - 4K
   16/17 years Boys – 6K                          16/17 years Girls - 4K
   18/19 years Boys – 8K                          18/19 years Girls – 6K
   For this event athletes MUST be:
    In either years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 of school
    The correct age as of Dec. 1st, 2003
   13 years Born 1990
   14/15 years Born 1989, 88
   16/17 years Born 1987, 86
   18/19 years Born 1985, 84

Athletes will be notified by mail of their final team selection and will be expected to attend at least ONE training session
during the term 2 school holidays and ONE Athletics SA weekend race. Athletes still have to maintain their performance
levels and adhere to training requirements.

								
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