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.
Cross Country Season is almost here.
WLAC are joining forces with Brimbank, Williamstown and Altona for another exciting cross country season.
Registration Day on 29th April will be from 9.15am, with the first race expected to start at 10am. For existing WLAC members there will be an additional cost of $25 per athlete (cash only please) to cover Presentation Day costs.
New members are welcome to join WLAC for the Cross Country season. Please visit www.lavic.com.au to finalise your registration. The 2017 Winter Fee (for new members) is $80 per child.
This year our season consist of 11 rounds, as well as opportunities for our members to compete in Open Days, Road Relays, Regional Championships and State Championships. We will be concluding the season with a presentation day on the 26th of August with a fun handicap race.
Click here to view WLAC’s 2017 Cross Country Program.
Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Werribee Little Athletics Centre
The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on MONDAY 1st MAY 2017
Venue: The Track – Victoria University.
All Members are invited to attend the AGM – No children please.
BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED
1. Welcome and Apologies
2. Adoption of Minutes from previous AGM
3. Submission of the President’s Report and Financial Report
4. Submission of Executive Reports and Club Reports
5. Nomination of Auditor
6. Election of the Executive Council
7. Any Other Business
Election of the Executive Council
Werribee Little Athletics provides athletic opportunities for hundreds of children – our children – but it needs parents to run the Centre. Without people in these roles the Centre cannot function. Put simply, No Committee – No Centre!
So, please consider volunteering a little of your time. The more volunteers we have, the less each person has to do and the greater the variety of new ideas.
Please click here for Committee nomination form.
Come and join the fun of Presentation Day! Saturday 25th March 2017 at Werribee Primary School, 2 Deutgam Street Werribee, from 10AM.
There will be rides, face-painting, a BBQ, coffee and a balloon man!
The 2016-2017 Summer Season will start on Sunday October 2nd.
Come and Try Day / Registration Day to be held at the Track on Saturday September 17, between 10am – 12pm.