Thursday, 12 May 2022 / Published in CLAC Chronicle

Where: Gravity Zone, 25 Oliphant Way, Seaford
When: Saturday 14th May 2022 from 7 pm. We ask ALL athletes & families to arrive around 7 pm so we can start Presentations ASAP.

We have full access to the centre from 7 pm – 10 pm.
This includes :
– Laser Tag and Trampolines. (till 9.30pm)
– Limited Pizza and Nibbles Provided
– BYO Drinks (No Alcohol)
– Gravity Zone Cafe will be open to purchase foods and drinks
DOOR PRIZES TO BE WON ON THE NIGHT

Presentations will be held in blocks of age groups, so listen out on the loudspeaker for when your child’s group will be presented their awards in the party room downstairs.

There are lots of awards to be given out throughout the night

  • Centre Champions (Boy & Girl)
    The Centre Champion Awards are given to the most outstanding girl and boy athlete who gains the highest average individual point score for the Track and Field competition season across all age groups
  • The “Lyn Abaloz Memorial’ Shield.
    The shield will be bestowed upon one girl and one boy athlete each year based on the following criteria: General behaviour, attendance at Training and Centre competitions, self-improvement throughout the season, good sportsmanship and highest personal best performance over the season.
  • Coach’s Perpetual Shield
    Awarded each year to one male and one female athlete, who is judged by the Head Coach for general behaviour and sportsmanship, at training and Centre competition days.
  • President’s Award
    This award is given to a member of the club determined by the President as someone who has made a significant, long-term, and often unheralded behind-the-scenes contribution as a volunteer helper.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award.
    This award is voted on by the Committee to recognize one of our Centre family members who have gone ‘above and beyond in volunteering their time and services for the benefit of the club throughout the season.
  • CLAC Family Award.
    This award is given to a family who has shown great support and participation in the club throughout the season to make a strong contribution to the success of our program and the centre overall.
  • Most Improved Athlete.
    Awards for Junior (U6 to U8), Intermediate (U9 to U12), Senior’s (U13 to U16) and Multi-Class age groups will be determined by the number of Personal Best performances recorded over the season.
  • Age Group Champions.
    The Age-Group Champion and Runner-Up Awards are determined by having the most total points determined by the average results per event across a season.
  • Participation Trophies.
    All athletes are eligible for a Participation trophy provided that they compete in at least 50% of the available events to them from their date of registration.


Thursday, 28 April 2022 / Published in CLAC Chronicle

Annual General Meeting – Saturday, April 30th at 11 am

Our 2021/22 Annual General Meeting will be held over zoom on Saturday, April 30th at 11 am.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88256612556?pwd=T0lNd0VXRkU4clA5T0lvN0ZNOHJZdz09

Meeting ID: 882 5661 2556
Passcode: 822001

Items for Annual General Meeting
Minutes from Previous AGM
2022 Annual General Meeting Agenda
Financial Report

Presentation Night – Saturday, May 14th.

We are changing up our Presentation Day a bit this year and making it more FUN for the athletes!

Presentation Night held at Gravity Zone, Seaford.

Food nibbles provided.
Please bring a labelled water bottle for your children.
Free entry to all families.

Presentations held in party room from 7.15pm
Play area for babies and children up to 5 years.
General admission and access to the whole centre for jump zones and laser tag for all children 6 years and up
https://www.facebook.com/GravityZoneOz/

Cross Country Season Has Started

Did you know that by registering for our summer season, your fees also include the Winter Cross Country Season??

Cross Country (XC) is our Winter Athletics season. We run and race on all types of tracks … through puddles, mud, and open grass and in all weather conditions.

This year’s Cross Country season will be taking place at Edwin Flack Reserve in Berwick, alongside some of our other GCR centres.

The Cross Country days are over very quickly! We start at 9 am and the day is over before 10 am!
Start times will vary from age group to age group so make sure to check our weekly Facebook event to see the start times!

Distances ran (Age at 31 December 2021)

  • Under 6                            500m
  • Under 7-8                        1000m
  • Under 9-10                        1500m
  • Under 11-12                     2000m
  • Under 13-16                     3000m

Season Calendar

DateWhereNotes
Sat 23rd AprilEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick Season Opening
Sat 30th AprilEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 7th MayEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick Guess Your Time Week
Sat 14th MayEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 21st MayEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick Handicap Event
Sat 28th MayEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 4th JuneCruden Farm, Langwarrin U9-U16 XC Relays
Sat 11th JuneEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 18th JuneEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick Reverse Track
Sat 25th JuneEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 2nd JulyEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick Handicap Event
Sat 9th JulyEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 16th JulyTBCU9-U16 Region Championships
Sat 23rd JulyEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 30th JulyEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 6th AugustLake Dewar, MyrniongU9-U16 State Championships
Sat 13th AugEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 20th AugEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 27th AugEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick

**Please note due to insurance and LAVic Guidelines parents may not run with athletes in Cross Country, all runners MUST be registered (or a registered trial) before competing**

Cross Country Training

Cross Country Training runs every Thursday from 5pm at Casey Fields!

Come down for a run and a bit of fun!

Cross Country State Relays Championships

Cross country Relays will take place June 4th for athletes in the u9-16 age groups. This is a state event held at Cruden Farm in Langwarrin. In the next few weeks, we will open up registrations for Cross Country Relays!

The State Cross-Country Relay Championships is a Teams event, where 3 athletes complete a Relay over a Cross-Country course. The distances are less than the individual Cross-Country distances to allow greater flexibility and formation of Teams. Athletes do not carry a baton, they start and finish within a transition zone.

Events

U9 & U10: 3 x 1km
U11 & U12: 3 x 1.5km
U13, U14, U15 & U16: 3 x 2km (2 laps of 1km)

Stawell Gift

Every year Little Athletics Victoria holds events at the Stawell Gift. This year Little Athletes could enter 100m, 400m, 800m and 1600m.
We had one athlete go up and enter all 4 events.
Congratulations to Declan Maling, who was one of the only athletes to run in all the events, and also make the final in each event!

Sponsorship

Special thanks to all our sponsors for their support throughout the past 12 months. Always remember to check our sponsors first before going elsewhere, and to mention Cranbourne Little Athletics

Frenken Homes
Avan Campers

BigDogg Clothing
Eagle Sports
Melbourne Muscle Medics
Lance Cowan Accounting

Clyde North Automotive
Allambi Holiday Apartments
Peninsula Grind
Headspace Narre Warren
Friday, 08 April 2022 / Published in CLAC Chronicle

Annual General Meeting – Saturday, April 30th 11 am

Our 2021/22 Annual General Meeting will be held over zoom on Saturday, April 30th at 11 am.

Zoom Link will be sent out via email and social media in the week leading up.

We are still seeking some new members to join our committee for next season.

Click here for a rough idea of what is required for each committee role

To apply for a committee position or for further information, please contact our centre Secretary Jo cranbourne@lavic.com.au

Presentation Day – Saturday, May 14th.

We are changing up our Presentation Day a bit this year and making it more FUN for the athletes!

More Details to follow in the coming weeks – but save the date!

Cross Country Starting Saturday 23rd April

Did you know that by registering for our summer season, your fees also include the Winter Cross Country Season??

Cross Country (XC) is our Winter Athletics season. We run and race on all types of tracks … through puddles, mud, and open grass and in all weather conditions.

This year’s Cross Country season will be taking place at Edwin Flack Reserve in Berwick, alongside some of our other GCR centres.

The Cross Country days are over very quickly! We start at 9 am and the day is over before 10 am!
Start times will vary from age group to age group so make sure to check our weekly Facebook event to see the start times!

Distances ran (Age at 31 December 2021)

  • Under 6                            500m
  • Under 7-8                        1000m
  • Under 9-10                        1500m
  • Under 11-12                     2000m
  • Under 13-16                     3000m

Season Calendar

DateWhereNotes
Sat 23rd AprilEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick Season Opening
Sat 30th AprilEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 7th MayEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick Guess Your Time Week
Sat 14th MayEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 21st MayEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick Handicap Event
Sat 28th MayEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 4th JuneCruden Farm, Langwarrin U9-U16 XC Relays
Sat 11th JuneEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 18th JuneEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick Reverse Track
Sat 25th JuneEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 2nd JulyEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick Handicap Event
Sat 9th JulyEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 16th JulyTBCU9-U16 Region Championships
Sat 23rd JulyEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 30th JulyEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 6th AugustLake Dewar, MyrniongU9-U16 State Championships
Sat 13th AugEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 20th AugEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Sat 27th AugEdwin Flack Reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick

**Please note due to insurance and LAVic Guidelines parents may not run with athletes in Cross Country, all runners MUST be registered (or a registered trial) before competing**

Cross Country Training

Cross Country Training will begin on Thursday, April 21st from 5 pm.

This will continue for the whole cross country season and is open for all ages.

Cross Country Uniform

Cross Country is the same as our normal summer season, and athletes MUST be in full uniform including wearing your Commonwealth Bank name tag and Coles patch!

Our Uniform Shop will be open on Tuesday, April 12th from 5.30 pm-6.30 pm. We will have all supporter wear and athlete uniforms.

You can pre-purchase some items online before you arrive.
CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE UNIFORM SHOP

Sponsorship

Special thanks to all our sponsors for their support throughout the past 12 months. Always remember to check our sponsors first before going elsewhere, and to mention Cranbourne Little Athletics

Frenken Homes
Avan Campers

BigDogg Clothing
Eagle Sports
Melbourne Muscle Medics
Lance Cowan Accounting

Clyde North Automotive
Allambi Holiday Apartments
Peninsula Grind
Headspace Narre Warren
Tuesday, 15 March 2022 / Published in CLAC Chronicle

State Championships Review

Whilst we celebrate medals, we are proud of all 68 athletes that qualified for the state championships this weekend. You have qualified in the top 24 athletes in the state – that itself is something to be proud of!

Every single athlete got out there and tried their best, that’s all we can ask for. A lot of PBs, A lot of smiles and best of all lots of cheering. Whilst some kids may be disappointed with their performances, our centre is proud of the way you all conducted yourself this weekend!

Nearly every event had another athlete cheering them on and wishing them good luck. The younger siblings that get dragged along were all on their best behaviour and got involved in the cheering.

Special Thanks to
– Adam and Dean for being there all weekend warming up our athletes
– Kelly and the coaching team for getting the kids ready in the lead-up
– Parents that did their duties, and especially the parents that covered for those that avoid doing their part

Ribbons for the Top 8 as well as performance cards will be handed out over the next few weeks and at Presentation Day.

Please note: as the email that was sent out earlier tonight, there has been a positive COVID case in the Cranbourne Team. If you are showing symptoms please get tested.

Thanks,
Paul Freestone & Andrew Pryn
State Team Managers

Notice of Annual General Meeting & Presentation Day – SAVE THE DATE!

Cranbourne Little Athletics Centre Inc. will be holding its Annual General Meeting and Presentation Day on Saturday 30th of April from 11 am.

Further details will be made available in the coming weeks. We are looking at making this a more fun event with no COVID restrictions.

This Weeks Events

This week’s event has been uploaded to Facebook & TeamApp including 8am Starts!
This week the U8 Boys, U11 Boys and the U13-16s will start at 8am!

All other age groups will start at 8.30 am as per usual.
PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 8.30 AM FOR A CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR STATE ATHLETES!

Training this Thursday

Training this Thursday will be our final official training for the 2021/22 Summer Season. All age groups are welcome!

We plan on doing some proper training for about half-hour before getting all age groups together to play some games and have some fun to finish off the season.

We would like to thank all our volunteer coaches for their hard work throughout this season.

2022/23 Committee Members

We are seeking some new members to join our committee for next season.

While all positions are declared open, we still require people to nominate for the following positions
– Registrar (executive position)
– Sponsorship & Grants (executive position)
– Boys & Girls Team Managers
– Records & Results Team
– Assistant Coaches
– Special Events/Fundraising Team
– Cross Country Assistants
– Photographers

Click here for a rough idea of what is required for each committee role

To apply for a committee position or for further information, please contact our centre Secretary Jo cranbourne@lavic.com.au

Cross Country Season

With our Summer Season coming to an end, we wanted to remind everyone that your yearly fees also include the Cross Country Season!

Cross Country (XC) is our Winter Athletics season. We run and race on all types of tracks … through puddles, bush trails, mud, and open grass and in all weather conditions. Our cross country season is run by our region, GCR, and is held at numerous spots all over Casey.

We encourage all abilities and reward PBs (personal bests). It’s not just how fast you run, it’s how much you can improve.

More information will be available as we get closer to the Cross Country Season.

Melbourne Track Classic

The Melbourne Track Classic’s coming to Lakeside Stadium on Saturday 19th of March. See some of Australia’s best athletes on show as they compete to earn world ranking points and meet the standards for Commonwealth Games and World Championships selection.

Little Athletics families get a 10% discount on gate entry tickets!

Book online at https://www.athletics.com.au/events/126326/ with coupon code: LITTLEATHS22.

If you are going to attend we would love to see some kids and adults wearing Cranbourne Supporter Wear!

Gate Operators

We are on the search for some gate operators to assist us with some of the School Bookings. This is a midweek position and is a PAID job for the parents that would like to assist.

If you would like to assist or would like more information please contact the centre via cranbourne@lavic.com.au

Medal Engraving

Our medal engraver has been serviced and is now in full working order!

If you have any medals you would like engraved please bring them along on Saturday. We ask that each individual medal is in a Ziplock bag with a piece of paper inside what you what written in it for example
“Sally McLennan
100m Hurdles
2022 CLAC PB Day”

The cost is $2 per medal and is payable by EFTPOS.

Sponsorship & Fundraising Information

Special thanks to Sponsor Muscle Medics who came down to training last night and was giving some of our athletes, and coaches, a massage!

We are still chasing some new sponsors, if anyone who owns a local business would like to sponsor our centre next season, please get in contact with Chloe via email sponsorship@cranbournelac.com.au

We already have some great businesses jump on board!
https://cranbournelac.com.au/about/sponsors/

Frenken Homes
Eagle Sports
Lance Cowan Accounting
Avan Campers
Melbourne Muscle Medics
Allambi Holiday Apartments
Lakes Entrance
Big Dogg Clothing
Clyde North Automotive
Peninsula Grind
Mobile Coffee
headspace
Narre Warren
Thursday, 03 March 2022 / Published in CLAC Chronicle

Notes For This Week

This week is our annual Cranbourne vs Pakenham Trophy! We welcome Pakenham back to Casey Fields as we defend our trophy.

There is also a parents tug of war, so be sure to listen on Saturday and sign up for this as well!

We still need lots of Parents to sign up for duty CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Next Week

Next week there is NO CRANBOURNE COMPETITION as it’s the LAVic State Championships Weekend, being held at Lakeside Stadium. This year we have a massive team with 68 athletes progressing through!

This event will be live-streamed via LAVic on YouTube & Facebook, however supporters are allowed to come and watch, so if you’ve got nothing on or you around the city be sure to come and cheer on Team Cranbourne!

Further Information will be sent out next week for the State Championships including Parent Duty Roster, Athlete Information and Timetable.

Please note training next week on both days will be for STATE ATHLETES ONLY!

Notice of Annual General Meeting & Presentation Day – SAVE THE DATE!

Cranbourne Little Athletics Centre Inc. will be holding its Annual General Meeting and Presentation Day on Saturday 30th of April from 11 am.

This will again be a Hybrid AGM with limited people in attendance and the AGM being hosted on Zoom.

Further details will be made available in the coming weeks.

2022/23 Committee Members

We are seeking some new members to join our committee for next season.

While all positions are declared open, we still require people to nominate for the following positions
– Boys & Girls Team Managers
– Records & Results
– Assistant Coaches
– Special Events/Fundraising Team
– Cross Country Assistsants

Click here for a rough idea of what is required for each committee role

To apply for a committee position or for further information, please contact our centre Secretary Jo cranbourne@lavic.com.au

Cross Country Season

With our Summer Season coming to an end, we wanted to remind everyone that your yearly fees also include the Cross Country Season!

Cross Country (XC) is our Winter Athletics season. We run and race on all types of tracks … through puddles, bush trails, mud, and open grass and in all weather conditions. Our cross country season is run by our region, GCR, and is held at numerous spots all over Casey.

We encourage all abilities and reward PBs (personal bests). It’s not just how fast you run, it’s how much you can improve.

More information will be available as we get closer to the Cross Country Season.

Coles Community Week – THANK YOU!

What an awesome we had two weeks ago for the Coles Community Round! A special thanks to all the parents who had their little athletes in red, it was fantastic to see so many people dress up!

To the parents that ran the banana race, that was fantastic to see and I think the kids enjoyed watching that more than anything! We are already planning some more events for next year’s Coles Round!

AFL SEASON

With the AFL season about to kick-off, for a bit of fun, we have set up an AFL Supercoach League and an ESPN Tipping Comp.
All free to join just for a bit of fun

AFL SUPER COACH LEAGUE: 962218

Click here to join our Footy Tipping Comp

Sponsorship & Fundraising Information

Special thanks to Sponsor Muscle Medics who came down to training last night and was giving some of our athletes, and coaches, a massage!

We are still chasing some new sponsors, if anyone who owns a local business would like to sponsor our centre next season, please get in contact with Chloe via email sponsorship@cranbournelac.com.au

We already have some great businesses jump on board!
https://cranbournelac.com.au/about/sponsors/

Frenken Homes
Eagle Sports
Lance Cowan Accounting
Avan Campers
Melbourne Muscle Medics
Allambi Holiday Apartments
Lakes Entrance
Big Dogg Clothing
Clyde North Automotive
Peninsula Grind
Mobile Coffee
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 / Published in CLAC Chronicle

Notes for this weeks GCR Carnival

This week there is NO COMPETITION at Casey Fields due to the GCR Track and Field Carnival.

We would like to wish ALL athletes competing this weekend, the best of luck!!

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR ALL INFORMATION FOR THE GCR TRACK AND FIELD CARNIVAL (UPDATED 9/2)

PLEASE NOTE TRAINING TONIGHT WILL BE FOR GCR U9+ ATHLETES ONLY!
The uniform shop WILL be open to make sure you have the full uniform – INCLUDING COLES BADGE!!

Week 11 – Saturday 19th February

Our next competition at Casey Fields will be on Saturday 19th February and will be COLES COMMUNITY ROUND!

Coles Community Round is a celebration of the Coles Little Athletics partnership at Little Athletics Centres across Australia.

Little athletes, volunteers and families can compete and volunteer wearing a splash of Coles Red to embrace the Coles theme. There will be prizes on the day for the best-dressed athletes and volunteers. See the video below for some inspiration on how to dress up!

2022 Cranbourne Little Athletics Championship and Personal Best Day

This year our annual Championship and Personal Best Day will be held on Saturday 26th February.
ATHLETES MUST REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO COMPETE ON THIS DAY
This is a day where athletes can choose which events they want to do and compete for medals on the day.
Medals are awarded for finishing in the top three, but also if athletes can achieve a number of personal bests on the day.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER NOW

2022/23 Committee Nominations

Committee nomination forms for next season are now open. If you would like to nominate for a role for next season, please see club secretary, Jo, for a nomination form.

We are currently actively seeking
– Registrar
– Results & Records
– Cross Country Team Manager
– Special Events & Fundraising
– Assistant Coaches (Especially to assist with Juniors)

If you want to know anything about joining the committee, please have a chat with any of the current committee members or email the club – cranbourne@cranbournelac.com.au

Click here for a rough idea of what is required for each committee role

LAVic Open Days

There are a few Little Athletics Centres/Clubs holding open days in the next few weeks. These are a great chance to get out and compete against other athletes and make some more friends. When at Open Days, be sure to keep your eye out for other Cranbourne Families and support each other.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF UPCOMING OPEN DAYS

Training

Training is still happening each and every Tuesday and Thursday night! Please pay attention to TeamApp and Social media for announcements on training such as special training events etc…

Social Media

WE’VE DONE IT!! After sitting second for so many months, this month we have won the gold medal for the most engaging little athletics centre around Australia! Remember, whenever you see Cranbourne Little Athletics Centre post – please click that like button 🙂
Read the full report here: https://www.shunt.com.au/club/lets-get-more-kids-participating-in-little-athletics/?fbclid=IwAR17M5dJ16ZZRBQCbKWlqGascOUaldxljZxSo61WLPiErTFkFT9yv0uRYws

Make sure you like our page: https://www.facebook.com/CLAC59/

Sponsorship & Fundraising Information

We are still chasing some new sponsors, if anyone who owns a local business would like to sponsor our center next season, please get in contact with Chloe via email sponsorship@cranbournelac.com.au

We already have some great businesses jump on board!
https://cranbournelac.com.au/about/sponsors/

Frenken Homes
Eagle Sports
Lance Cowan Accounting
Avan Campers
Melbourne Muscle Medics
Allambi Holiday Apartments
Lakes Entrance
Big Dogg Clothing
Clyde North Automotive
Peninsula Grind
Mobile Coffee
Friday, 14 January 2022 / Published in CLAC Chronicle

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Firstly before we start our first event for the year, we wish all our members, families and friends a very happy and safe 2022!

We hope you all enjoyed the time off and managed to get away or just spend with the family.

Now I hope you are all excited to catch up with your athletics friends 🙂

Notes for this week

This week is week 7 of our 2021/22 Season and we are running Program C.
All age groups will start at 8.30 am this week! We ask you to arrive by about 8.15 for warm-ups.

We still require lot’s of parent helpers – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Please remember, parent helpers and athlete’s at an event will be the ONLY people allowed into the arena.

COVID Protocols

With the increased numbers in COVID Cases, we ask that if you have been instructed to isolate, are awaiting test results, considered a close-contact or you have the slightest of symptoms please do not attend tomorrow program. If anyone does arrive tomorrow unwell, or have any symptoms, you will be asked to leave for the safety of all families, participants and volunteers.

We also remind you to please use the hand sanitiser, and all equipment must be sanitized between each group. If you require any assistance, please see one of the COVID Officers or speak to a committee member.

Please note that due to the unavailability of stock, Coles cannot commit to providing bananas to all Little Athletics Centres, so there will be no Bananas at our weekly competition for the next few weeks.

2022 Cranbourne Little Athletics Championship and Personal Best Day

This year our annual Championship and Personal Best Day will be held on Saturday 26th February. All athletes must register for this event.
This is a day where athletes can choose which events they want to do and compete for medals on the day.
Medals are awarded for finishing in the top three, but also if athletes can achieve a number of personal bests on the day.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER NOW

GCR Track and Field Carnival – 12th and 13th February 2022

Entries for the GCR Track and Field Carnival are now open!
For more information please click the links below.
Please note that there will be NO competition at Casey Fields on the weekend of the GCR Carnival.

CLICK HERE FOR U6-8 ATHLETES
CLICK HERE FOR U9+ ATHLETES

Uniform and Name Tags

All registered athletes MUST be wearing THIS YEARS registration tag and also be in FULL uniform. This includes having the coles patch on your uniform. If you need a Coles Patch, please pick one up from the uniform shop tomorrow.

Last year’s registration tags do not scan and will slow down the electronic timing system. Athletes must also be in full uniform, this includes our centre shirt with Coles Patch. and royal blue shorts. Black, tan or royal blue bike shorts are allowed under uniform shorts. Athletes are not permitted to compete in jumpers or hoodies.

LITTLE ATHLETICS VICTORIA UNIFORM GUIDELINES
CRANBOURNE’S APPROVED UNIFORM

2022/23 Committee Nominations

Committee nomination forms for next season are now open. If you would like to nominate for a role for next season, please see club secretary, Jo, for a nomination form.

If you want to know anything about joining the committee, please have a chat with any of the current committee members or email the club – cranbourne@cranbournelac.com.au

Click here for a rough idea of what is required for each committee role

LAVic Open Days

There are a few Little Athletics Centres/Clubs holding open days in the next few weeks. These are a great chance to get out and compete against other athletes and make some more friends. When at Open Days, be sure to keep your eye out for other Cranbourne Families and support each other.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF UPCOMING OPEN DAYS

Training

Training will start up again next week for all age groups! Keep your eyes peeled on social media and your emails for all information. Please remember training for little athletics is completely optional.

Over the past few weeks, we have been holding specialty training sessions for all those that have registered for the 2022 State Combined Event Championships, which will take place on the weekend of the 29-30th of January. All of the athletes have been having fun and learning more and more from all our wonderful volunteer coaches.

Sponsorship & Fundraising Information

We are still chasing some new sponsors, if anyone who owns a local business would like to sponsor our center please get in contact with Chloe via email sponsorship@cranbournelac.com.au

We already have some great businesses jump on board!
https://cranbournelac.com.au/about/sponsors/

Frenken Homes
Eagle Sports
Lance Cowan Accounting
Avan Campers
Melbourne Muscle Medics
Allambi Holiday Apartments
Lakes Entrance
Big Dogg Clothing
Clyde North Automotive
Peninsula Grind
Mobile Coffee
Thursday, 02 December 2021 / Published in CLAC Chronicle

Presidents Welcome

In a year like no other, we have experienced the Committee and I would like to officially welcome you to the 2021/2022 Little Athletics season.

The aim of this season is to have fun, especially after the tough few seasons we have had.

I would like to officially acknowledge and thank the committee for their ongoing work during the offseason and the amount of work to already start this season. The effort and resilience in a time of so much upheaval and uncertainly, has helped put our club in a strong position to continue the success we have enjoyed in the past.

You would have noticed a few changes in the off-season new merchandise for example and there are a few things we will still need to work through; however, I am extremely confident in the abilities of the committee and all those helping behind the scenes to continue working together and making things happen.

The pandemic has continued to create extra processes for our club to adhere to in order for it to run successfully and COVID free.  Sharing the load is more important than ever, and we are strongly encouraging a high level of involvement this year to help with these additional processes.

I encourage our returning and new members to help on event days as often as possible. Remember if we are in the stands we want everyone to get yelling and cheer the athletes on the track!

Athletics season is a great time of year so once again, welcome to the new season and let’s make it a fun, successful and enjoyable one together!

Go team Cranbourne! 

Holger Philipp – CLAC President

Week 4 Notes

This week we are onto Program C, which will see the hurdles on the track for the first time!

START TIMES FOR WEEK 4 (Saturday 4th December)

8.00am Under 8 Boys
8.00am Under 10 Boys
8.00am Under 11 Girls
8.00am U14-16 Boys and Girls
8.30am All other Age Groups

This weeks program may run a little longer as we are still awaiting the return of our Back Straight Timing Gates, so please be patient we will try and move along as quickly as we can.

CHANGES TO ATHLETES BEING CALLED TO AN EVENT

From this week we will be reintroducing a MARSHALLING AREA!
There will be marquees up behind the 100m start line (as shown in the photo below).

We have decided to do this as we have had a few incidents with having too many people inside the arena.


How will this change?
Your athlete’s age group will be called to the MARSHALLING AREA, then the Age Group leader will lead the athletes onto the track to their event. Athletes will no longer go straight to their event and will not be allowed to enter the arena unless they have been marshalled and called to an event.

From this Saturday, you may only enter the arena if;

  • You are wearing a vest and are helping at an event
  • You are a committee member, or asked by a committee member, performing your assigned tasks
  • You are an athlete at an event after marshalling

Athletes and Parents MUST NOT

  • Be inside the fence line cheering on athletes. All events are viewable from the other side of the fence.
  • Running alongside the athletes doing an event (unless a committee member has asked you to assist)
  • Cross across the middle of the track, ALWAYS use the outside
  • Enter the finish line timing area

We understand there are extreme circumstances, however, we don’t need 15 parents following one age group around. If you want to follow your athlete around, you need to sign up for duty. If you have any questions you can speak to any committee members on competition days, send us a message on Facebook or email the centre – cranbourne@lavic.com.au

Parent Duty

Just a reminder that every week we require parent helpers to help make the program run.

Each week our parent duty sign up is posted onto our Facebook Page, TeamApp and Centre Website.

Each duty is allocated a certain amount of points, your family needs to earn points for your children to obtain a trophy at the end of the season.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS WEEK NOW

Uniform and Name Tags

All registered athletes MUST be wearing THIS YEARS registration tag and also be in FULL uniform.

Last year’s registration tags do not scan and will slow down the electronic timing system. Athletes must also be in full uniform, this includes our centre shirt and royal blue shorts. Black, tan or royal blue bike shorts are allowed under uniform shorts. Athletes are not permitted to compete in jumpers or hoodies.

LITTLE ATHLETICS VICTORIA UNIFORM GUIDELINES
CRANBOURNE’S APPROVED UNIFORM

2022 State Combined Event

Registrations are now open for the 2022 State Combined Event.
For more information and to register PLEASE CLICK HERE

Our coaching crew will be running EXCLUSIVE training for those registered in the state combined event! Sign up will be required and the link will be sent to those that are registered for the combined event

Unclaimed 2020/21 Trophies

This Saturday all unclaimed trophies can be claimed from the “Mezzanine” in the middle of the grandstand between 9 am-10 am.

We also have 2019/20 State Relay Trophies that still need to go out to the following athletes: Jess Sullivan, Cora Freestone, Symone Adelaja, Max Khew, Caleb Neil, Java Lauterboom, Chase Miller, Zoe Black, Jayla Disney, Tasha Rodrigo, Emerson O’Dea, Declan Maling, Ezekiel Ham, Liam Sullivan, Devyn Taru, Shayla Warwick, Ruby Cormack, Laliya Kute, Cullen Anderson, Seth Lawler, Zion Olaniyan, Riley Nolan, Jaylin Kallista, Abigail Hine, Isabella Hetherington, Joshua Sullivan, Finely O’Dea, Jeremy Kariuki, Chloe Freestone, Brianna Briet, Marina Cormack

Centre Captains

This year we have introduced centre captains. These athletes have been chosen by our coaching team.

This season our inaugural centre captains have been announced as Finley O’Dea and Keely Freestone.

Fin and Keely are two athlete’s who fit the criteria to a tee. If you come to training you have no doubt seen these two assisting with athletes. They are always hanging around, willing to help and always supporting other athletes. If you see them around be sure to Congratulate them both!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CENTRE CAPTAIN ROLE AND SELECTION CRITERIA

New Centre Records

Over the first two weeks of competition, we have had FOUR centre records already broken! Congratulations to Billie, Illara, Fatehdeep and Israel.

We cannot wait to see more records broken this season, as well as those Personal Best Milestones reached!

To view our centre records click the links below
GIRLS RECORDS
BOYS RECORDS

Billie Greyling U10G Javelin

Illara Kohl U12G 400m

Fatehdeep Singh U7B 300m

Israel-Excellent Olaniyan U13B Discus

Junior Development Squad

Congratulations to Kevin, Illara, Ethan, Ben and Declan on being selected in the LAVic Junior Development Squad.

The Junior Development Squad (JDS) gives U12 – U16 athletes an opportunity to develop additional skills and improve technical competencies through participation in coaching and training sessions with some of Victoria’s leading coaches. Training with other keen and enthusiastic squad members is both fun and motivational and helps develop new friendships based on an enjoyment of athletics. The emphasis is to provide a friendly and supportive environment.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE JDS INFORMATION

Social Media Update

In the recent SHUNT media report our Facebook page had the second most-liked post from all Athletics Centre’s/Clubs in Australia, we are third-most engaging and 11th for total page likes! This is an outstanding result just remember whenever you see a post from Cranbourne Little Athletics Centre give it a like, share or comment and let’s get to number 1!

Sponsorship & Fundraising Information

We are still chasing some new sponsors for our 2021/22 season , if anyone who owns a local business would like to sponsor our center please get in contact with Chloe via email sponsorship@cranbournelac.com.au

We already have some great businesses jump on board!
https://cranbournelac.com.au/about/sponsors/

Frenken Homes
Eagle Sports
Lance Cowan Accounting
Avan Campers
Melbourne Muscle Medics
Allambi Holiday Apartments
Lakes Entrance
Big Dogg Clothing
Clyde North Automotive
Peninsula Grind
Mobile Coffee

Updated LAVic COVID Protocols

Little Athletics Victoria has updated there Covid Protocols
Click here to view

Sunday, 07 November 2021 / Published in CLAC Chronicle

Season 2021/22 begins this SATURDAY!

After weeks of uncertainty, we are so excited to be “Back To The Track” this Saturday!

Our first events will kick off at 8am with the U13-U16 300/200m Hurdles!
All other athlete events will start at 8.30am.
We do ask that you arrive EARLY, to allow time to check in and join our warm ups!
Grab a coffee from the Peninsula Grind Coffee Van and grab a bacon and egg roll from the BBQ to start your day off perfectly!

2021 Presidents Welcome

Welcome all,

With a sense on Déjà vu from the previous season, I would like to officially welcome everyone to our belated start to this season.

Once again we will have to navigate things slightly differently to what we are accustomed to, and once again we won’t have all the answers right way and will need to work through; however, I am extremely confident in the abilities of the committee and all those helping behind the scenes to continue working together and making things happen.

A huge thank you to the committee for their ongoing work during the off season. The effort and resilience in a time of so much upheaval and uncertainly, has once again put our club in a strong position to continue the success we have enjoyed in the past.

Amongst the continued changes in the off season, we have still been able to make some significant changes in the off season the most notable our uniforms. Not only do the new uniforms look great, but the way we order and how you are able to access them this season will be easier and more efficient.

We have continued to work hard on establishing relationships and our partnership model with local business as well as some nationally recognised names continues to grow from strength to strength and keep our finances healthy.

Please, if you or someone you know has a local business that would like exposure to our 300+ families, friends and the community around Casey Council and beyond please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the club.

The pandemic has created extra processes our club needs to adhere to in order for it to run successfully and COVID free.  Sharing the load is more important than ever this year and we are strongly encouraging a high level of involvement this year to help with these additional processes. I encourage our returning and new members to help on event days as often as possible.

Finally, don’t hesitate to reach out to family and friends, share our Facebook, Insta and other social media posts to let them know what a great and resilient club we are. New members are always welcome!

Athletics season is a great time of year so once again, welcome to the new season and let’s make it a fun, successful and enjoyable one together!

Go team Cranbourne!

Holger Philipp – Centre President

Parent Duty Sign Up

SIGN UP NOW FOR DUTY THIS WEEK: https://bit.ly/CLACSIGNUP

Typically, to conduct a Track and Field competition on a weekly basis, CLAC requires between 60-70 parents in a volunteer role.

The rationale behind why we require parents and/or guardians to obtain parent duty points is as simple as, CLAC likes to encourage parents and/or guardians to participate at their child or children’s field events.  Without the parent’s (volunteers) assistance, the meeting simply cannot go ahead.

The other reason being is to ensure that your child receives an award at presentation, CLAC has implemented a points system whereby the parents or guardians are required to fulfill throughout the summer season to enable your child to get an award at the end of the year.

New and Trial Athletes

We again have a large number of new and trial athletes for this weekend!

When you arrive on Saturday don’t be afraid to ask anyone for help! Our committee members, and even some other parents, will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you have!

Training

SIGN UP NOW FOR TRAINING NOW: https://bit.ly/CLACSIGNUP

Our first proper training will start this week! To start this season off we are running training a little differently.

Tuesday Night “Technique Tuesday”
5:15pm – 6:15pm
U6-U8 & New Athletes
Working on the correct technique of all events!
U9+ Fitness Training

Thursday Nights – Event Specific Training U9+ ONLY
5.15 pm-6.30 pm
Athletes will sign up, through our website, to train for one event for the training session.
Our first week’s offers are:
Discus (10 Spots Only)
Long Jump (10 Spots Only)
Middle Distance Training
Sprint Training

Uniform Shop

Our uniform shop will be open this Thursday night from 5.30 pm-6.30 pm.
Click and collect is also available. You can order now from our online store!
https://cranbourne-little-athletics-centre.square.site/s/shop

Athlete Name Tags

Athlete name tags will be available to pick up this Tuesday from 5.15pm from the track!
Come down and see Ross and his registrar team to collect.
We will try and schedule another pick up available before Saturday – stay tuned to soical media for that announcement!

Season Handbook

We are aiming to have our full-season handbook up on our website in the coming weeks. However, our full season schedule can be seen below!

DateWeekly ProgramNotes
Saturday 13th NovemberCANCELLED DUE TO WEATHERWelcome Back
Saturday 20th NovemberProgram A
Saturday 27th NovemberProgram B
Saturday 4th DecemberProgram C
Saturday 11th DecemberProgram A
Sat 11th & Sun 12th DecemberState Relay Championships (U9+)CANCELLED
Saturday 18th DecemberProgram BChristmas Break Up
Saturday 15th JanuaryProgram CWelcome 2022
Saturday 22nd JanuaryProgram A
Friday 28th JanuarySpecial ProgramTwilight Program
Sat 29th & Sun 30th JanuaryState Combined Event Championshipsat Lakeside Stadium
Saturday 5th FeburaryProgram C
Sat 12th & Sun 13th FeburaryRegional Track and Field Championships
Saturday 19th FeburaryProgram B
Saturday 26th FeburaryCLAC Championship DayDetails to follow
Saturday 5th MarchSpecial ProgramCranbourne vs Pakenham event (At Casey Fields)
Sat 12th & Sun 13th MarchState Track & Field Championships
Saturday 19th MarchProgram B
Saturday 26th MarchProgram CEnd of 2021/22 Summer Season

***PLEASE NOTE SEASON CALENDAR MAY CHANGE****

Sponsorship & Fundraising Information

We are still chasing some new sponsors for our 2021/22 season , if anyone who owns a local business would like to sponsor our center please get in contact with Chloe via email sponsorship@cranbournelac.com.au

We already have some great businesses jump on board! See the link below to see all our current sponsors

https://cranbournelac.com.au/about/sponsors/

HAVE YOU JOINED PANCAKE PARLOUR CLUB REWARDS?

We ask that everyone please join the club rewards program they have, by simply:

Download The Pancake Parlour app (via the app store or play store)
Create Account
Head to Rewards > Club Rewards
Select Join a Club
Find Cranbourne Little Athletics in the list and select
Then every time you head to the Pancake Parlour scan your app

Social Media

Make sure you have liked us on Facebook and followed our Instagram for further updates, pictures, etc… Last Season we were one of the most engaging Athletics Pages on Facebook so Remember to keep hitting that Like button whenever you see a post from Cranbourne Little Athletics Centre!

Our weekly photos will again be uploaded straight to our Facebook page! We will aim to have them up within 2-3 Days of the Saturday Competition.

For up to date information please join our member’s groups below

Facebook Members Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/clac59

Team App:

https://clac59.teamapp.com/

That’s it for our second edition of the CLAC Chronicle. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us

Friday, 25 June 2021 / Published in CLAC Chronicle

Welcome to the first edition of the “CLAC Chronicle” our monthly newsletter/update on all things happening at Cranbourne Little Athletics Centre!

Our new 2021/22 Committee have conducted our first meeting, back on Zoom, and everything is coming along nicely as we start planning for our 2021/22 Summer Season.

This year we have seen record numbers compete at Cross Country, which has been fantastic to see, with lots of new faces still joining Cranbourne.

This week, Saturday June 26th, we are back to Edwin Flack Reserve, with the course being reversed. From this week we will have one of our Cranbourne Marquee’s at Edwin Flack as a “home base” for Cranbourne Athletes. You can pop your bags under it, as well as see any of our committee members if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events For Weekly Cross Country
Upcoming Events For Weekly Cross Country
Saturday 3rd July – Aranmore Lake
Saturday 10th July – Edwin Flack Reserve

Cross Country Training

We have started Cross Country training down at Casey Fields on a Tuesday night, however with the current COVID conditions we require all athletes to sign up. So be sure to tune into our Facebook Group, Facebook page, and team app.

Please remember that training is NOT a babysitting service and your child cannot train without a parent or guardian in attendance, if you cannot stay please speak to one of our coaches upon arrival.

Facebook Members Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CLAC59
Team App: https://clac59.teamapp.com/

State Cross Country Championships

Saturday 31st July, Lake Dewar Lodge, Myrniong

The State Cross-Country Championships is an individual Cross-Country event. It is held on terrain that is undulating and provides a challenge to the athletes. The course may incorporate one or two laps depending on the distance and layout of the course.

Register Now: https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=37595&OrgID=1370&fbclid=IwAR10Q0_AbNUmQjYuXHidfWTkeBuEiK8BdWNFllODuJxiKx9qpRsUDnfEM6k

Entries Close: Monday 5th July 11.59am (Midday)

2021 Cross Country State Relay Championships (U9+)

Saturday 14th August, Cruden Farm, Langwarrin

Cross Country Relays are fast approaching.
We currently have a massive team set for the day, however, we are still after a few athletes!
2x U14 Girls (or U13 that would like to run in the U13’s)

If you would like to join the teams, please see Scott, Michelle, or Pieter at Cross Country – or send Cranbourne Little Athletics a message via Facebook.
Current Teams:

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Sponsorship & Fundraising Information

Dean McCaughan has passed the role onto Chloe Brannan this year. Dean’s last act in this role was locking in a $1000 sponsorship from the Community Sports Sector.
Chloe comes in this year with lots of support and some fresh ideas, if anyone who owns a local business would like to sponsor our center please get in contact with Chloe via email sponsorship@cranbournelac.com.au

The first sponsor we have signed up is The Pancake Parlour through their club rewards program.

We ask that everyone please joins the club rewards program they have, by simply:

Download The Pancake Parlour app (via the app store or play store)
Create Account
Head to Rewards > Club Rewards
Select Join a Club
Find Cranbourne Little Athletics in the list and select
Then every time you head to the Pancake Parlour scan your app

Social Media Update

We hope you are all enjoying getting to know our committee through our profiles being posted on our Facebook Page. We plan to keep this going throughout the season and even getting some athletes involved.

Make sure you have liked us on Facebook and followed our Instagram for further updates, pictures, etc… Remember to keep hitting that Like button whenever you see a post from Cranbourne Little Athletics Centre!

That’s it for our first edition of the CLAC Chronicle. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us