WHAT'S ON

Glenhuntly Athletics Club Open Day - Sunday 23rd September

Glenhuntly AC is having a combined Open Day with Caulfield LA's, Maccabi and Vic Masters this Sunday the 23rd of September 2018. It will be a tight program with food and entertainment. Anyone is welcome. 

There is a link to pre-register or you can register on the day. If anyone has problems with the link, they can email Andrew McEvoy directly ( Mob: 0406 397 436). A flyer with further information is attached. 


Mentone LAC - 2018 Coaching Day 30th Sept.

Mentone LAC are holding their annual Coaching Day on Sunday 30th September, from 9am – 12pm, at Dolamore Reserve (Mentone).

They’re extending an invitation to Athletes from our neighbouring centres to come along to help them prepare for the upcoming season.

The session is open to all age-groups, however this year will involve a greater focus on the events which are likely to be most challenging for athletes impacted by the Age Group change. There will still be 2 coaching blocks of 45 minutes each, but there will be 2 x sessions for Hurdles, High Jump, Sprints, Triple Jump & Javelin. To allow this we may reduce session coverage on events such as Long Jump, Middle Distance & Walks.  There will also be a session for Multi-Class Athletes.

 

Interested Athletes should register online here: https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=30004&OrgID=1510

Cost is $5 per guest athlete – please bring cash on the day.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or our Head Coach Wayne Dyball - dyballw@bigpond.net.au.


Race Walking & Coaching Clinic 2018/19

Clinic for Race Walking & Coaching scheduled for 25th November 2018

Please contact David Saunders if you are interested in attending the Little Athletics Victoria Race Walking Coaching Clinic this coming November 25th. Please contact David (stdavid7@gmail.com) for more information.


Introduction to Coaching Course (ITCC) 2018/19

Take your first step into basic athletics skills coaching. All practical with no exam and no previous experience required.

BLAC sponsor our coaching volunteers so there's no personal out of pocket expense.

We are always after coaches and assistant coaching volunteers so if you'd like to contribute please contact David Saunders here.

For more information a summary sheet is attached here, as well as the ITCC course locations and dates here.


BLAC 2017/18 AGM & 2021 Strategic Plan

We recently had our BLAC Annual General Meeting at Elsternwick Bowls Club. Thanks to those who took some time out of their busy schedule to attend and play a part in our clubs exciting future. The Committee presented a new three year Strategic Plan and the results of our recent member survey. We also presented our Annual Report. Our Strategic Plan Summary, the document itself and our Annual report can be seen and or downloaded below.



Coaching

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 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 stdavid7@gmail.com 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.  I urge you to spread the word and encourage all older athletes to sign up.


Life Members Season 2017-18

New 2017-18 inductees into Life Membership at BLAC

Each year we induct a number of athletes as Life Members of the club. The criteria for an athlete Life Member is 5 years competition at Brighton with at least 1 year in the U12 age group. We are thrilled to welcome the following athletes into the club as Life Members:

  • Kitty Smyth

  • Lachlan Teal

  • Grace Bolton

  • Francesca Dever

  • Lola Gorton

  • Jones Gorton

  • Zac Barling

  • Tommy Breen

  • Spencer Greenberg

  • Kai Vivian

  • Louis Breguet

  • James Tan

  • Hugo Richey

Stay tuned for more news on 7-year athletes who are acknowledged by LA Vic and more award winners as we get close to our end of season presentation day on 24 March 2018.

Thank you,

BLAC Committee


Update - Little Athletics changes to age groups

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Centres voted in favour of implementing the ‘age group change’ at the Special General Meeting held on Saturday 16th December 2017. 

A huge thank you for those Centres in attendance.....