Hi folks, here’s a comprehensive summary of the Mingara Club’s simply AWESOME results so far in Season 2017/18. It covers State Relays, Club C’ships and Treloar Shield (SEE BELOW), 3 of the 4 team events upon which the club concentrates. Our results have been truly remarkable for a small non-Metro based club, despite our proximity to Sydney. Yes, we basically have outperformed, overall, all other Country-based clubs, which is due to our proximity though, it has to be stated and stated quite clearly, both Wollongong Clubs are no further away from the Sydney venues than is Mingara and we leave them far, far, FAR behind. Our collective, and individual, results are testament to the ability, talent, determination, commitment and club loyalty displayed by so many of our Junior, Open and Masters athletes, their parents and supporters.

Treloar Shield Juniors

Now, for the BIG one, the NSW Country C’ships. With only 2.5 days in which to enter, we currently have some 50 athletes willing to give up part, or all, of their Australia Day w’end to compete for their club. This is fantastic news and gives us a more than even chance of retaining the Hooper Cup, which is awarded to the points score winner of these c’ships. We’ve won it for the past 3 consecutive years and I firmly believe we’ll retain it again for the 4th time this year in Wollongong. At the time of writing, we have athletes available to fill all 6 relay teams, the U16, Open and Masters 4x100m in both Men’s and Women’s, which is, once again, an enormous achievement. Naturally, being greedy but also wishing to see as many athletes compete at this MAJOR C’ship, I’d love heaps more to enter over this coming w’end. Entries close at 9am Monday morning so, come on, all who haven’t entered yet, but are thinking about it. Enter, support your club, support your fellow athletes, this is THE major Team-based Club competition of the year and is rated as highly at ANSW as any other competition.

The following lists are quite comprehensive so, bear with me as you read through them. They paint a simple, straightforward picture of how well Mingara is doing in comparison to the much larger and better funded Metro clubs.

Just by way of explanation and, unfortunately this is quite complicated and no-one, apart from those at ANSW who use it, completely understand the ‘why’ and the ‘how’, at the end of each round of the Treloar Shield, once the points are tallied, the club with the highest number on the day is allocated a ranking of 1. The 2nd highest pointscoring club is allocated 2, the third highest is 3, and so on until the lowest score. At the end of the season, regardless of how many points the club tallied, it’s the weekly rankings that determine the Overall standings. Therefore, you will notice the 3rd and 4th clubs, in the Overall standings, both scored more points than the 2nd placed club, however, on the weekly totals, Syd Uni achieved, by virtue of the ridiculously unfair x4 weighting allocated to points scored in Open events, higher rankings thus they finished 2nd overall.

What is blindingly evident, however, is that Mingara is one of the few clubs to have athletes competing in ALL 3 areas, Juniors, Opens and Masters, an achievement of which we can all be extremely proud.

Cheers and looking forward to Mingara SMASHING everyone at the Country C’ships over the Australia Day long w’end.

Geoff

State Relays

Junior State Relays Overall

Boys Girls Total Place
Norths 194 217 411 1st
Trinity 249 0 249 2nd
S’land 47 190 237 3rd
Westfields 129 95 224 4th
C’town 76 135 211 5th
St George 33 112 155 6th
C’brook 75 78 153 7th
Illawong 38 113 151 8th
Asics 69 78 146 9th
Bankstown 92 22 114 13th
Ryde 22 121.5 143.5 10th
Armidale 70 71 141 11th
Mingara 52 72 124 12th

Opens State Relays Overall
Boys Girls Total Place
Syd Uni 134 197 331 1st
Norths 171 150 321 2nd
I’wong 59 47 106 3rd
C’town 43 57 100 4th
Wests 51 36.5 87.5 5th
C’brook 29 47 73 6th
Armidale 55 12 67 7th
Mingara 30 36 66 8th
Syd Pac 21 19 40 9th
UNSW 18 8 26 10th
IBS 20 5 25 11th
St G 0 25 25 11th

Masters State Relays Overall
Boys Girls Total Place
Norths 202 135 337 1st
Mingara 168 131 319 2nd
Hills 123 62 185 3rd
AEast 55 42 97 4th
Syd Pac 54 41 95 5th
I’wong 34 57 91 6th
Armidale 69 0 69 7th
IBS 45 20 65 8th
Balmain 37 0 37 9th
Mounties 36 0 36 10th
S’land 31 0 31 11th
G’ween 31 0 31 11th

State Relays Overall Placings
Juniors Opens Masters Total Place
Norths 411 321 337 1069 1st
Mingara 124 66 319 509 2nd
Syd Uni 0 331 0 331 3rd
C’town 211 100 0 311 4th
S’land 237 19.5 31 287.5 5th
Armidale 141 67 69 283 6th
Wests 146 87.5 30 263.5 7th
Trinity 249 0 0 249 8th
C’brook 153 73 0 226 9th
W’fields 224 0 0 224 10th
B’town 114 20 0 114 11th

Club Championships

Junior State Club C’ships Overall 44 clubs
Boys Girls Total Place
C’town 483 644 1127 1st
C’brook 545.5 502 1047.5 2nd
Norths 309 639 948 3rd
Mingara 593.5 314 907.5 4th
Trinity 838 0 838 5th
Wests 244 525 769 6th
Hills 166.5 364 530.5 7th
St George 158 354 512 8th
Bankstown 364 120 484 9th
Illawong 225 258 483 10th

Opens State Club C’ships Overall 26 clubs
Boys Girls Total Place
Syd Uni 427 486 913 1st
Norths 238 141 379 2nd
Illawong 100 108 238 3rd
Wests 93.5 109 202.5 4th
Bankstown 87 101 188 5th
C’town 112 35 147 6th
C’brook 59 77 136 7th
UNSW 78 44 122 8th
Syd Pac 71 42 113 9th
S’land 48 43 91 10th
Mingara 0 32 32 16th

Masters State Club C’ships Overall 34 clubs
Boys Girls Total Place
Norths 798 556 1354 1st
Mingara 519 113 632 2nd
Balmain 590 0 590 3rd
Epping 119 397 516 4th
Masters 119 352 471 5th
Wests 340 114 454 6th
C’brook 155 299 454 6th
AEast 115 161 276 8th
Mounties 222 56 278 9th
Striders 236 30 266 10th

Overall State Club C’ships 50+ clubs
Jnrs Opens Master Total Place
Norths 948 379 1354 2681 1st
C’brook 1047.5 136 454 1637.5 2nd
Mingara 907.5 32 632 1571.5 3rd
Wests 769 202.5 454 1425.5 4th
C’town 1127 147 0 1274 5th
Syd Uni 0 913 0 913 6th
Trinity 838 0 0 838 7th
Illawong 483 238 0 721 8th
B’town 484 188 0 672 9th
Balmain 0 0 590 590 10th

Treloar Shield

Points Summary

Juniors Points Place
Asics 5274 1st
Norths 4610.83 2nd
Cherrybrook 4082.5 3rd
Campbelltown 3952 4th
Trinity 3503.83 5th
Hills 2305 6th
Bankstown 2215.5 7th
Westfields 2145.5 8th
Sydney Pacific 1727.5 9th
Mingara 1644.5 10th

Opens with x4 weighting (instead of 30pts for a 1st, in Opens you are awarded 120pts!)
Sydney Uni 9440 1st
Norths 7544 2nd
Asics 6960 3rd
Cherrybrook 4418 4th
Syd Pac 3362 5th
Uni NSW 3240 6th
C’town 3232 7th
Bankstown 2520 8th
Illawong 2448 9th
Sutherland 2356 10th
Mingara 784 18th
Trinity 656 20th

Masters
Norths 6628 1st
Mingara 2129 2nd
Asics 1994 3rd
Balmain 1099 4th
Aths East 992 5th
Syd Pac 983 6th
NSW Masters 878 7th
C’brook 811 8th
Epping 692 9th
Mounties 690 10th

Overall Treloar Shield (with x4 weighting for Opens plus tally for Juniors and Masters)
Norths 18,782.33 1st
Asics 8,203 2nd
Syd Uni 10,576 3rd
C’brook 9,311.50 4th
Syd Pac 6,248.50 5th
Bankstown 5,124.50 6th
C’town 7,304 7th
Illawong 4,470 8th
Mingara 4,583.50 9th
Trinity 4,243.83 10th

Overall without x4 weighting for Opens
Norths 13124.5 1st
Asics 9008 2nd
C’brook 5998 3rd
C’town 4880 4th
Mingara 3969.5 5th
Trinity 3,667.83 6th
Syd Pac 3551 7th
Bankstown 3153.5 8th
Hills 3043 9th
Illawong 2630 10th