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A flipping good flop

SportJoanne Eisemann

IT HAS been an exciting start to the season for Deloraine Little Athletics with the arrival of a new High Jump mat.

Initially the cost of the mat was going to force the club to borrow a mat, but with a successful grant application from Coles (one of Little Athletics major sponsors) and a helping hand from a local freight company Highland Haulage, the club was able to afford a new mat. “Our athletes were very excited when it arrived, and there were two state qualifiers on the first day of using it!,” said Club President Gina Sullivan.

“We cannot thank Highland Haulage enough for their assistance in freighting it down from QLD. It was going to cost our club $3,500 to ship it to Tasmania, so their assistance was greatly appreciated in helping our local centre.

“Having this mat means safer jumping for our athletes and when they go to compete at State Events they are familiar with using this type of mat,” said Gina.

The season continues through to March 2019 so we hope to see more qualifiers and maybe even some records!

Corey Horsburgh trying out Deloraine Little Athletics new high jump mat with a Fosbury flop. Photo by Mike Moores

Corey Horsburgh trying out Deloraine Little Athletics new high jump mat with a Fosbury flop. Photo by Mike Moores