President Update – New Season Update

The Executive Committee has been working with LAVic with regards to how the 2020/21 season can effectively be run.  Whilst we are heavily dependent on the Victorian Government roadmap and timelines, the Executive Committee has been preparing should an announcement to commence the new season happen soon.

We are preparing as if a season would commence early November.

With the reduced season the Committee has unanimously decide to reduce membership fees to $125 per athlete – $82 being the LAVic compulsory component.  We have therefore reduced our component by 50% to $43 per athlete.

The season will still include all the major components such as Relays, Combined, and State Track and Field and as always, the fees also include Cross Country.  Once the season is permitted to go ahead, LAVIC will open registrations, so watch this space.

In addition, this season will undoubtedly be run differently, and we will require more helpers on the day to ensure we meet our OHS obligations.

With that in mind, we have developed a Cranbourne Little Athletics Centre COVID Plan and includes dedicated COVID Officers at each event.  We are unable to run events without a COVID plan and dedicated COVID Officers.  This means extra helpers to ensure our COVID procedures are strictly followed.  This includes things such as, but not limited to.

  • separate entry/exit points,
  • signing into the ground,
  • sanitisation stations around the track,
  • the wearing of masks,
  • limited access to the clubrooms
  • and how food/uniforms/on the day registrations. Engraving will be managed

There are severe fines and consequences if these procedures are not strictly followed.  The COVID plan will be made available for all once approved by LAVIC.

The program and handbook are also in their final stages, however, please be aware they are subject to change given the circumstances so please keep active on our members site for updates as they happen.

Finally, our preparation and stability, means we are in a good place to get another, fun and exciting Athletics season underway.  To makes this season another success please consider helping.   We will use the Sign-up Genius Program to help book helpers in advance as best as possible, however, to reiterate this season more than any other, simply won’t be able to run without extra helpers to meet our obligations. This is on top of our current needs of Starters, Gate Operators and general help we need each week to run efficiently.

All this is simply another challenge for our Club, one I know we are definitely up for! I really look forward to seeing you all again, face to face, on the track, in the very near future.

Go Team Cranbourne!

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