Little Athletics requires many hands to make light work!

Little Athletics is an organisation run by parents. Many parents have never competed in athletics themselves but find that they enjoy learning about the sport whilst helping their children to learn new skills. 

At Brighton the emphasis is on Family, Fun, Fitness & Friendship and in this context, the order is important since without the contributions of Families we cannot possibly achieve the other goals.

Brighton Little Athletics needs all parents to actively contribute to the running of the centre and we need you to register for duty as part of the registration process. 

If your desired duty does not appear on the list, this usually means all those duties have already been selected.

Sign in for duty each week will be at the front of pavillion - announcements and warm ups commence at 8.15 and competition at 8.30 so please be signed in and ready to start.

At our two Open days on September the 22nd & 29th 2018, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about duties. We will contact you to detail the events of these days and our opening day (October 6, 2018) in advance. 

Thanks for your commitment to BLAC. Rest assured, no matter what you choose, you will have time to spend with your child and you will be trained in the requirements for the role.

See you on the track at BLAC

BLAC Parental Duties

Finish Line Captain
For the technically minded or have experience in the running of Brighton's timing equipment. Your role would be to oversee the operation of a finish line and provide direction to marshals for scanning, coordination of athletes and timekeeping. You will be able to operate the finish gates and timing equipment for track events so that results are correctly captured and assigned to the correct athlete. Education will be provided during the first few weeks of competition.

Finish Line Marshall
With the guidance of the finish line captain, assist in the coordination of track results by either scanning, athlete coordination or timekeeping. 8.30am - until all track events are completed.

Age Group Captain
For the experienced Little Athletics parent. Take a lead role in guiding marshalls and other parents in the coordination of the age group, measuring, raking, etc. Help to ensure availability of marshalls for the age group and act as the main interface to the competition director. Act as age group marshall every 2nd week.

Age Group Marshalling
Marshall the age group between events and guide the athletes on the basics of each event. With the guidance of age group captains and the committee, assist in the operations of jumps and field events (measuring, raking, etc) and ensure orderly completion of track events.

Equipment Setup
This duty involves the setting up of athletic equipment prior to the commencement of the Saturday program.  Parents assisting with setup duty are only required at the Dendy Park oval from 7:15am through to 8:45am.

Equipment Packup
This duty involves the packing up of athletic equipment after it is no longer required for the Saturday program.  Parents assisting with packup duty are not required at the Dendy Park oval until 10:00am.  Packup is normally completed before 11:00am.

Assist with the preparation of the competition surface through the marking of lines. All materials and training included.

Competition Set Up
7.45 - 9.00. Pre print results sheets and insert them into folders for results collection. Set up the 'Duty Table' for duty sign in. Duty roster will be provided.

Data Entry
Reporting to the Results Co-Ordinator. Manually enter data for field events into the results HQ portal from approx 9.30am - 11.00am. This data entry will be done on the arena. 

Report to the Chief Starter. Training will be provided, however if you choose this duty you will be encouraged to do the 1 day starters course (at centre expense). During the course of the season you may be rotated through other duties in the catagory. 8.30am - until all track events are complete.

Includes preparation and sales of canteen items

Includes set up, cooking and clean up.

First Aid
This duty runs from 8:30am to completion of events and involves being available to attend to any person injured at the centre.  Parents assisting in this duty must be trained in First Aid procedures.

LAA National Child Protection Policy

Little Athletics Victoria has a zero tolerance to child abuse, is committed to acting in children's best interest and keeping them safe, and actively works to empower children. 

We value diversity and do not tolerate any discrimination practices. To achieve this we will: 

  • Promote the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal children and their families. 
  • Promote the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and their families. 
  • Welcome children with a disability and their families and act to promote their participation. 

 The adoption of the Policy and Statement of Commitment will enable LAVic to create consistent policies and procedures in line with the Standards and will influence organisational and community culture on child safety. 

A copy of the LAA National Child Protection Policy