Singleton Track and Field Club's International Day of People with Disability event cancelled due to hazardous air quality

EVENT CANCELLED: Singleton athlete Samantha Odgers welcomes special guest and Commonwealth Games medallist Erin Cleaver with local star Ben James at last year's edition. Tonight's session has been cancelled due to hazardous air quality.
EVENT CANCELLED: Singleton athlete Samantha Odgers welcomes special guest and Commonwealth Games medallist Erin Cleaver with local star Ben James at last year's edition. Tonight's session has been cancelled due to hazardous air quality.

The Singleton Track and Field Club has been forced to cancel its International Day of People with Disability celebrations tonight due to Singleton's hazardous air quality.

The club consulted with Little Athletics NSW from 10am but had no other option but to comply with the guidelines of the state's governing body by 2pm.

"The safety of our athletes is paramount so we were forced to cancel the club night which is disappointing because we had over 100 young athletes involved," Singleton Striders coach Hilary Kennedy told the Singleton Argus yesterday.

"These aren't just kids from Singleton, they travel from across the region to attend.

"We've had to modify our training sessions the past few weeks due to the turf as well."

GOVERNING BODY: Air Quality Guidelines from Little Athletics NSW.

GOVERNING BODY: Air Quality Guidelines from Little Athletics NSW.

It marks the second time the region's little athletics community were forced to cancel a scheduled meeting due to Singleton's air quality.

Last month the Singleton District Junior Cricket Association also cancelled its third round due to hazardous conditions to the disappointment of all players.