THE 2016-17 Leeton Little Athletics competition winds down and again, local athletes are set to test their abilities against the best in the state.
This year, eight local athletes have excelled past their competitors and will meet in Sydney at Olympic Park March 18 and 19 where they will test themselves against the best in the state.
The trip to the state competition won’t be the first for several of the athletes, among them it will be Jayden Broadbent’s second.
Broadbent will compete in the high jump and covets the chance to soar over the bar.
“It’s pretty challenging,” Broadbent said.
“I like going over the bar.
“You just throw your knee up high and let it carry you over.”
Broadbent is excited to be returning to the state competition and hopes to be good enough to return again next year.
The competition open to school age children looking to have additional chances at additional track and field competitions attracts children of all ages and abilities.
Designed to encourage children to push for new personal bests, it also reinforces the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Leeton Little Athletics committee president Jamie Broadbent was pleased with the level of interest in the competition.
“It’s a bit of hard work and planning and everything’s come together,” Broadbent said.
“We’ve had about 120, it’s good.
“We’ve got groups in from Canberra, Tumut, Finley, Griffith, Narrandera.”
The carnival held at the Leeton High School ovals last weekend marked the final competition in the 2016-17 season.