IF the first competition night is anything to go on, Orange Little Athletics will have a big season.
The Orange club held its first competition night last Friday with hundreds of kids turning out to run, jump and throw.
OLA president Michelle Whitely was impressed with all the activity on and off the field.
“It was fantastic. We had hundreds of kids,” Whiteley said.
“What was really great was the numbers of parents helping and making sure everything ran smoothly.”
Since then a training night was held on Monday which was popular and the club will have its next competition night today.
The club has continued to grow as the popularity of athletics increases.
This means the Orange club is at capacity and cannot accept more members this season.
“It is very regrettable that we can’t fit everyone in but to run the events efficiently so everyone gets a fair go we’ve had to close those lower age groups,” Whiteley explained.
She added the committee would look at a way to accommodate more members in the future.
The club’s next major event is a Pinkletics night on November 16.
Athletes are being encouraged to swap their usual Orange attire for pink and bring a gold coin donation to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.
Also on the horizon is the zone athletics carnival to be contested on December 8 and 9 in Parkes.
The Orange club is also working on preparing to host the Little Athletics NSW sate multi event championship next year.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the OLA Pinkletics fundraiser can go to www.orangela.org.au and click on the the link.