State Relay Championships!!!
Team BLAC put on an awesome show at the State Relay Championships on Saturday the 16th December. With 12 teams competing, we had 5 qualify for finals (3 on the day against the State's best). Amongst some great runs - and with our team watching some of the best runs they've ever seen from other teams - the U9 Boys almost triumphed for gold in the 4 x 100 mtrs. A hugely deserved silver (check out that pennant!) was a big highlight from the day - congrats boys. Almost overshadowed by their immediate appearance on LA Vic TV!
Thats the wrap for the teams events this year. Focus now shifts to the State Multi-Event and the SMR Track & Field event. Full details here - http://www.lavic.com.au/Competition/Events
Update - Little Athletics changes to age groups
Centres voted in favour of implementing the ‘age group change’ at the Special General Meeting held on Saturday 16th December.
A huge thank you for those Centres in attendance.....
Rye Junior Gift - 13th January 2018
Annual Rye Gift and Athletic Carnival is just around the corner.
Please see attached the event information / registration form. If you are interested, we encourage you to register as soon as possible as last years events reached their maximum numbers allowable.
Click here for the PDF to enter and all details
Tuesday and Thursday nights are the new black…at BLAC! Field coaching on Tuesday. Track on Thursday. Final details being pulled together by David Saunders, our new Coaching Director. Returning coaches include Jack Dalton (throws), Allan Poynton (hurdles), Brett Lewis (long and triple jump) and Gaby Howard (high jump). New coaches…welcome Laura Bainbridge (sprints), Cam Hughes (javelin) and Cam Tampion (relay lead).
If any of our parents want to get involved in coaching please email David at firstname.lastname@example.org who can help facilitate the Intro to Coaching course (details at -http://brightonlittleaths.squarespace.com/whats-on/) The Kids get an enormous amount out of coaching – please help where you can.
U13+ “Circuit” competition
I’m so excited to announce that 5 of the premier SMR clubs have banded together to launch a dedicated competition to help retain and develop U13+ athletes. Dubbed “The Circuit”, the program is intended to foster the great social connections athletes make as they get older, and promote a fun, competitive environment whilst representing their club. The 1st of 3 rounds is on 9 November at Mentone – kicking off under lights. Brighton hosts the 2nd round on 9 December. The 3rd and final round is at Sandringham at the start of Feb. I urge you to spread the word and encourage all older athletes to sign up.