Welcome to Bendigo Little Athletics Centre



2014-15 Season Registrations Open Now

 

This week

Day 2 Program from 8:30am Saturday 29th of November 2015

 

Please note IGA badges must be OFF uniforms and Jetstar badges SEWN on once received.

Assisting your Age group Manager to keep the morning moving

Age group Managers are parent volunteers who have a list of guidelines and result sheets in their folder to assist them in conducting events. Please feel free to assist your age group manager wherever you can.  A copy of the guidelines is on our notice board outside the office window. A couple of helpful points not listed on the notice but you should be aware of;

  • Under 6 and Under 7 do NOT compete in lanes in the 200s (to save time). Under 8 athletes need to be reminded to stay in their lanes.
  • High Jump heights move up in 5cm increments until only 6 athletes remain in the competition. 2cm increments are then an option
  • Athletes are entitled to 3 jumps/throws in jumping and throwing events. If your child requires guidance or is unfamiliar with rules or techniques, please ask a BLAC member for assistance prior to or after the event.
  • All athletes are expected to participate sensibly in events so as not to distract or impede other athletes

Punches In Bunches Sponsor - Raffle Winners

Winners of the Punches in Bunches vouchers were the Van Es Family and The Johnson Family.

North Central Region Relays - Important Information

NCR Relays will be held this Sunday in Shepparton. Here is further detailed general information. Timetable is here and duties for families with athletes competing are listed here.

Our Centre requires an Under 9 Boy to make up a team. Please telephone Steve 0400871237 before Friday if you are interested.

Records Broken this season so far

Charlotte Sexton has equalled the U11 Girls High Jump record which has stood since the 1977-78 season, Charlotte jumped 1.34 to equal Pam Holden's record.

Luke Padgham last week broke the boys Under 14 1500 metre record held by Evan Thomson since the 1998-99 season by just over 13 seconds in a cracking time of 4.31.16. 

Rostered on forSet up/Timing/Marshalling - report to start/finish line from 4.40pm (8am on Saturdays)

 Long      

Lonsdale  

Lyne         

Macdonald 

Martin     

Mathews

 

Rostered on for Canteen report to the canteen window at 5.30pm (9am on Saturdays)

Mayman 

McCarthur

McCaig

McCartney

 

 

FRIDAY 21st of November 2014

Day 1 Program for all age groups Under 6 through to Under 15 from 5.00pm.

 

NOTE: "Come & Try" registration may also be made on-line. Choose the "Come & Try" option. If you are not sure right up until the day you choose to visit,  a form is available here to complete, sign and bring along on the day. Please line-up in the "Come & Try" queue. After the second visit, full payment is required. 

      


Olympian and Australian record holder Kyle Vander-Kuyp give locals a few tips.

This week we were very fortunate to have multiple Olympian and Australian record holder Kyle Vander-Kuyp, dropped into the track just to give our Bendigo sprint hurdling squad a few tips and advice. These kids are so pumped and motivated by this great athlete.

 


Little Athletics is organised competition of Track and Field events for children age 5 through to 15 of all levels of ability. The emphasis is on participation, fun and personal improvement. Events include sprinting, hurdling, jumping and throwing events as well as some technical instruction.

Where: Athletics Track, Retreat Road, Flora Hill

When: Saturdays and some Friday nights October to March. Click here for 2014-15 Calendar. 

Come & Try: Available twice only for the season at $5.00 per visit. Register on-line prior to the day for quicker processing.

Full Registration: Must be made on-line at www.lavic.com.au 

Parent Roster: Every family will be rostered on once for the season. If you are unable to assist on your day, please let us know.

For FAQ or registration enquiries email registrarblac@hotmail.com or email bendigo@lavic.com.au.

Athletes must have paid the registration fee, received a registration number and also provide proof of their date of birth if competing in Little Athletics for the first time.

NOTE: On-line registration enables accurate medical information to be updated as well as regular contact information.

 


Age Calculator

If you are wondering what age group will be in prior to registering, click HERE to access the Little Athletics age group calculator.

The starting age for Little Athletics in Victoria is 5 years of age. Children must have turned 5 before registering.


The Bendigo Little Athletics Centre is 100% volunteer operated by parents, previous members and some senior athletes and is funded by our membership and sponsorship by generous Bendigo businesses and organisations. We operate under the auspices of Little Athletics Victoria and as such we are required to comply with all LAVic direction  and guidelines including age groupings, refund policies etc.

Bendigo competition is conducted at the Bendigo Athletics Track (LUBAC), Retreat Road, Spring Gully on Saturday mornings from 8.30am and some Friday nights from 5pm. The season is organised so that all events are covered over a three week program. i.e. the first week is Day 1 program, second week is Day 2, third week is Day 3 and then the fourth week of competition is back to A Day 1 program.


The on-line registration form

  • All sections of the registration form (on-line registration) must be completed accurately including medical details & current email address. 

  • A registration fee must be paid for registration to be valid 

  • A new registration requires sighting of  proof of age i.e. birth certificate or passport 


 

Stars

This season stars will be handed out from the window later in the season, rather than being in the age group managers' folder.  If you have any questions regarding stars email bendigo@lavic.com.au and your request will be on-forwarded.

Age Group Managers

If you have been an age group manager previously, we would appreciate your assistance at the start of the new season helping with additional or new age group managers.  This is a very important job - recording information, overseeing events, sometims assisting with technique and generally managing the running of events. We look forward to welcoming ack our experienced age group managers this coming season.

Refund of Registration Fee

A reminder that the Little Athletics Victoria policy is no refund on registration fees unless there are mitigating circumstances and application is made to Little Athletics Victoria in writing.

Feedback and Queries

If you have any questions regarding the current season or suggestion to make for the coming season, you are invited to put them forward to the committee either personally by attending our monthly meetings or via email or post. Please date any correspondence and include your name. Any correspondence will be tabled and attended to at the next meeting.


Please note our main form of contact is via email.   If you are registered and not receiving weekly/fortnightly emails or have a secondary email address for your child, please email registrarblac@hotmail.com   with your child's name and the secondary email address.  If you are not receiving emails, we may have an incorrect address for you.