CLAC Chronicle Volume 7

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.

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.

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

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 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

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

We already have some great businesses jump on board!

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
Narre Warren

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