Little Athletics carnivals bring sport community to Lismore

HUNDREDS of young sports stars and their parents will inject more than half-a-million dollars into the local economy following news Lismore will host two major Little Athletics carnivals.

Riverview Park at South Lismore will play host to 300 competitors aged between six and 17 during the Northern Rivers Zone Little Athletics Championships on December 14 and 15.

On February 1 and 2 next year the Little Athletics NSW Region One Championships will see 800 athletes vying for state selection at Riverview Park.

The athletes will compete in track events from 60 to 3000 metres, shot put, long jump, high jump, discus, javelin and triple jump.

Northern Rivers Zone Little Athletics organising committee president Stephen Nicolas said the Riverview Park facilities were one of the best in the region.

Lismore City Council tourism co-ordinator Mitch Lowe said more than 1000 competitors and their families were expected to spend more than $500,000 during their visits.

Mr Lowe said the carnivals will further cement Lismore's position as a premier sporting city.



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