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Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Wednesday, 15 April 2009/Categories: News

Applications are now being sought for the Alf Robinson Memorial Race Walking Foundation grants for 2009. (Close 29th May)
Information can be found on the following site:


Volunteers would need to report to the finish line in Hyde Park just south of the fountain at 7am.
Could those interested please notify Ron Crawford at

Get those joggers on for the Queens Birthday Fun Run in on Sunday, June 7.

The run is being organised by Epping District Athletics Club to get more people enthusiastic about the benefits of exercise.
All funds raised will go towards buying new equipment for the club.

Club president Peter Hatemi said he wanted more people to join the club, which met three to four times a week. ``When you train it feels good and you feel healthy it gives you energy,' he said.
The fun run will start at the Epping Club in Rawson St at 9am, with participants able to choose a 8km walk or run.
The route travels across the pedestrian bridge to Epping station and along Norfolk Rd, around North Epping and into the clubhouse.
After the run a healthy breakfast of sandwiches, yoghurt and fruit will be provided.

The run is sponsored by the Northern District Times, Raine and Horne Real Estate, Travelworld Epping, DPT Solutions and The Epping Club, with support from St John’s Ambulance.

Entry costs $10 for individuals or $25 a family. Registrations must be made online on this website before Friday, May 29 or you will have to pay a late entry fee of $15.

For inquiries call Peter on 0413 797 255 or email


Each year grants are awarded by the R.W. Clarke Foundation to assist young athletes, preferably between 16 and 23 years of age, to compete at major domestic meets including national championships and other high-level competitions, and to participate in relevant training camps.  Preference will be given, but not restricted to, those athletes who are not already receiving support under Athletics Australia's high performance program including: the Australian Commonwealth Games Association Junior Grants Program, the Australian Sports Commission DAS Scheme, institute/academy scholarships or other foundations or trusts.

To apply for a grant, athletes are invited to submit a personally hand-written application to:

The R.W. Clarke Foundation
c/- Athletics Australia
Suite 22, 431 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

Faxed applications will not be accepted.  Applications will be considered by the R.W. Clarke Foundation selection panel, consisting of a chairman (Ron Clarke’s nominee, presently Trevor Vincent), an Athletics Australia representative and one other nominated individual (presently Len Johnson).  All awardees will be expected to provide a report to the Foundation on their progress in the sport within 12 months of receiving assistance.

Applications for the 2009 grants close on Friday April 24, 2009.

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