NEWS

What’s happening at Werribee Little Athletics

WLAC supports Light the Night

Today another 35 people will be told they have blood cancer. Be the light in their darkest hour at this inspiring twilight event.

Now in its tenth year, Light the Night is a unique fundraising event bringing Australia’s blood cancer community together in more than 140 locations to remember and reflect during a moving ceremony and short lantern walk.

Last year, more than 35,000 people from every Australian state and territory attended a Light the Night, together raising a life-saving $2 million!

Those attending raise money beforehand to help give local families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support that will light the way forward. 

Light the Night fundraisers all receive a coloured lantern to carry as darkness falls and celebrate what they’ve achieved to help people with blood cancer.

Register at https://lightthenight.org.au/event/werribee to reserve your lantern.

Come and join us for Light the Night this Saturday 14th October at Wyndham Harbour, Werribee South.

Werribee Little Athletics are supporting this cause by cooking the BBQ on the night, please come down say hello.

2017/18 season starts this Saturday.

The 2017/18 Summer Season start this Saturday, October 7th, and it’s not too late to sign up for another season of athletics.

In 2017/18 we have 15 regular competition weeks, including 4 twilight meetings, giving you the opportunity to compete under lights.

The second Inter-Centre Round will be held at Werribee this year. Corio, Bacchus Marsh, Melton City and Brimbank Little Athletics Centres will be joining us for a 4.00pm Twilight meeting.

We will be holding our Centre Championships on the 17th of March under lights, after this seasons State Championships.

For those of you in the U9 to U15 age groups, Regional Relay Championships will be held in Geelong on the 25th of November and State Relay Championships at Lakeside Stadium on the 16th of December.

State Multi Championships will be held at Casey Fields in Cranbourne on Saturday 27th and Sunday the 28th of January 2018.

Finally, Regional Track and Field Championships will be held on the 17th and 18th of February at Williamstown Athletics Track followed by the Little Athletics State Track and Field Championships at Lakeside Stadium on the 10th and 11th of March.

This year’s registration fee is $170 per athlete (family discounts apply). To be registered for the start of the season, registrations need to be completed before 10.00am Friday 6th of October.

See you at the track.

Relays

Werribee LAC has a proud tradition of competing at relays over the years and wish for the tradition to continue. This year’s Regional Relay Championships will be hosted by the Geelong Little Athletics Centre on Saturday 25th of November, with the State Championships being held at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park on the 16th of December.

The relay championships give our U9 to U15 athletes a chance to compete in a team environment in a variety of events which include the following:

  • 4 x 100m for all age groups as well as mixed sex (2 girls and 2 boys)
  • 4 x 200m for all age groups as well as mixed sex (2 girls and 2 boys)
  • Medley races (2 x 100m, 1 x 200m & 1 x 400m) for all age groups as well as a variety of mixed aged groups.

Training will commence for the U9/U10 age groups Wednesday 11/10/2017, with the U11+ commencing 25/10. Training from 5.30pm every Wednesday night for approximately 1hr.

Like any other regional event, parents will be required to do a duty during the day, this will be organised once final numbers are completed.

Please be aware that the State Finals for relays are later this year and occur on the 16th of December, and both Regional and State Championships are full day events. For your child to be eligible, they MUST be available on both dates.

Costs for relays is $5 per athlete as the centre will subsidise the entry fees.

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the expression of interest form to be return.

Duty Roster

Each season we rely on parents to complete duty on a regular basis to help the centre run smoothly and on time. Without you, we would not be able to offer all our events each week.

Once again we are using the website www.signupgenius.com to control our duties. Please enter the link below and sign up for 4-5 duties for the entire summer season. You will need to create an account when you sign up which only requires a valid email address. We are also letting parents follow their children to each field event to provide support to the group.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C44A8AD2FA0FF2-201718

If we do not get enough volunteers each week, we will need to revert back to allocating duties for parents, or unfortunately cancel events.

Come & Try

Werribee Little Athletics will be holding a Come and Try morning on Saturday 23rd September 2017.

Come down to the Victoria University Athletics Track in Hoppers Lane between 10am and 12pm to see what Little Athletics is all about.

Cross Country Championships

For anyone who is interested in running at Regional and State Cross Country, the portal is now open. Please CLICK HERE to be taken to the portal.

Please be aware, like last year you MUST compete at Regionals to be able to compete at State Championships, although you do not need to compete each week at Werribee Cross Country, your Summer registration covers you.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 $200 Jetstar Vouchers, simply enter your Region’s Cross Country Championships before midnight on the 4th June!

Winners will be drawn live on Facebook on the 5th June.

New Life Member

WLAC would like to congratulate Leanne Ryan for being awarded our Centre’s highest accolade in becoming our latest Life Member. Leanne has been involved at WLAC since the 1999/2000 season, and has been involved in roles such as Treasurer, Championships Team Manager, Relays Coach and many more. Leanne is still actively involves in Little Athletics even though her children have finished at the Centre.

Cross Country Season

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.

Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Werribee Little Athletics Centre

The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on MONDAY 1st MAY 2017

Time: 7.30pm.
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.

Presentation Day!

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!