Ku-ring-gai Little Athletics Centre
Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai—Minister for Skills and Training, and Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology) (15:55): Each Saturday morning since 1977, young athletes and their families head to Bannockburn Oval in Pymble to compete and hone their skills in a variety of competitive sports. These competitors belong to Ku-ring-gai Little Athletics Centre, a club that has helped local young people find success in sport for over 40 years. There is no better testament to the club's success than the recent performance of two members at the Coles Australian Little Athletics Championships held in Melbourne in April. Little Athletics stars Matilda Harrison and Sarah Lovell were among two of 15 athletes chosen to represent New South Wales at the national event. Matilda, a student at Pymble Ladies' College and rising sprint star, was humble in her achievements, which included claiming gold for New South Wales in the under‑13 relay team. The team finished with a remarkable 39 medals across two days. Congratulations to Matilda, Sarah, their families, President Mike Hooton and all the volunteers at Ku-ring-gai Little Athletics Centre. I am confident there will be many more achievements in the years to come.