FOR the second consecutive year the Manning Valley will host the Little Athletics Mid North Coast Zone Championships, this weekend at Taree Recreation Centre.
With 1250 entries received as of earlier this week, attendance at the championships are on track to maintain the same record levels as last year.
"We welcome this decision to once again stage the championships in Taree," team leader tourism and public relations, Donna Hudson said.
Athletes aged between seven and 17 will compete to qualify for the regional championships, and ultimately the State Ccampionships. Qualifying athletes will travel to Lismore in early February for the regionals and on to Sydney for the State.