CLAC Chronicle Volume 2

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 JanuaryProgram BTwilight 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 A
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

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