It may be some sort of sporting record – and more than a few national, state and local teams would love to have it in the win column – but our Little A’s have taken out the 2012 Little Athletics Zone Shield for the 40th consecutive time. The Zone shield is a competition among six little athletics groups from Sydney’s inner zone. Our Randwick-Botany Little Athletics, led by their indomitable President Tony Vecellio, went to the Zone Shield at ES Marks Athletics Field and showed why they are the best – yet again. The local Little A’s blitzed the competition and came out 1,500 points ahead of their nearest rivals. Tony was over the moon on behalf of the Little A’s (and with total justification). With their home at the revamped Hensley Athletics Field, the local Little A’s are growing and this season begins to wind down, Tony and the gang have already got their next season firmly in the minds and, although they won’t say it, maybe another Zone Shield. 40 wins on the trot in sport is perhaps almost unheard of and our congratulations go out to all the competitors from our Little A’s. Next competitions are the Regional Comp and then the State comp – where the local Little A’s are looking for more success.