ABOUT WERRIBEE LITTLE ATHLETICS
Approximately 22,000 young Victorians participate in Little Athletics on a weekly basis.
Werribee Little Athletics Centre (WLAC) is an affiliated member of Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic) which comprises of 104 centres across Victoria, and which sees over 22,000 Little Athletes compete on a weekly basis.
WLAC subscribes to the core values of Little Athletics Victoria, with an emphasis on “Family, Fun and Fitness” and a focus on individual self-improvement, not just winning.
WLAC is run by volunteers, and parents / carers are always needed to help out with the centre program as team managers, officials and general helpers to ensure competition days run smoothly. Active family participation is required at a centre that sees over 300 Little Athletes given the opportunity to participate in a range of activities, including running, jumping, throwing and walking, on a weekly basis.
Name: Werribee Little Athletics Centre (WLAC)
Centre Number: 72
Track location: Victoria University Wyndham Sporting Complex, Hoppers Lane, Werribee (Google maps reference)
Catchment area: Werribee Little Athletics Centre caters for children and families from Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Little River, Point Cook, Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee and Wyndham Vale.
Little Athletics Victoria Region: Werribee Little Athletics Centre forms a part of the Western Metro Region for Regional competition purposes. Other Western Metro Region centres are Altona, Bacchus Marsh, Brimbank, Corio, Geelong, Gisborne, Melton City, South Melbourne & Districts, Williamstown and Woodend.
Little Athletics in Werribee commenced in 1970 on a grass track at Galvin Park, with competition between six participating clubs: Glen Devon, Hoppers Crossing, Little River, St Andrews, Werribee Primary (renamed Werribee Central in 1990) and Werribee South. Werribee South and Little River ceased to operate in 1973 and 1974 respectively, but Windemere (later Wyndhamvale from 1979) joined the competition in 1976.
In 2003 competition moved from the grass track at Galvin Park to a synthetic track at the newly-constructed Wyndham Sports Complex. WLAC was joined by Lara for four seasons from 2003 whist the Corio track was upgraded.
In 2008, geographic names were discontinued and were replaced by clubs named after members of the big cat species.