The committee would like to announce that the move to Mornington Secondary College has begun! The first of our shipping containers was delivered to the school today, and the 2 remaining containers will be moved after Christmas. It is sad to leave Mace Oval after nearly 13 seasons, but we truly have outgrown the space.
Our first competition day in the New Year is on January 7th at Ballam Park, Frankston. Our first day of competition at our new temporary home at MSC will be January 14th. We will run a shortened program on this day to ensure we iron out any of the kinks we may experience in the new location. We ask everyone to be patient, and assist where you can to help make the transition to a 400m track as smooth as possible.
We will continue to foster our welcoming atmosphere and ask parents to still follow their children to each event. The culture within our club is well known and respected within the Little Aths community, and we don't w...
We had a great turn out yesterday for the 2016 Christmas Handicap. Congratulations to the winner of the Christmas Handicap, U10 girl Luella Swaine, and the winner of the Junior Handicap, U7 boy James Sullivan. Videos of the 2 races and photos from the morning have been uploaded to Facebook.
The Christmas Raffle raised a whopping $800!!!!
Thank you to every single person who bought tickets. The money will go towards the new club rooms to be built when the new track at Civic Reserve opens. The winners of the raffle were:
- Darcy Still who chose the Air Hockey table,
- Skye who chose the Fitbit Charge 2,
- Natasha Gibbons won a Garmin Vivofit Junior, and
- Sophie Atta who also won a Garmin Vivofit Junior.
Congratulations to all those who won trophies from our Multi Event day on November 26th. For those who weren't present we will get your trophy to you in the New Year.
We had lots of fun with our Jetstar Round theme. Mace Oval was covered in more orange than normal this week. Fingers crosse...
We had a huge day at Regional Relays on Saturday the 19th of November. We won 5 gold medals, 11 silver and 3 bronze. We were surrounded constantly by the sounds of the "bling cling". There were also many 4th and 5th placings. All our athletes conducted themselves beautifully - they are a credit to their parents and we are lucky to have them all associated with our club.
Thank yous must go out to the following people:
Mark Henry (SMR Competition Coordinator) for running a tight ship on the day and in the lead up to the event.
Trevor Quint (SMR Chief Starter) in his 2nd official event in this role did MLAC proud.
Todd Martin (Jury Convenor) - first time in this role, and had a tough day in a usually easy job.
Paul Davies (Team Manager) - always a very labour intensive job, well done.
During the recent Federal election, our new elected Dunkley MP Chris Crewther announced that if the Liberals won, they would contribute $2M towards building an IAAF standard all weather track at Civic Reserve, Mornington.
Chris is keen for the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to get this project up and running and is constant contact with them. We gratefully thank Chris and Flinders MP Greg Hunt for their hard work in securing this funding.
An all weather track in Mornington will not just benefit Mornington Little Athletics Centre, the senior club Mornington Peninsula Athletics Club will also finally have a home, and the track will be utilised by over 80 Peninsula schools and many other sporting clubs in the area.
Welcome to the 2016/17 season. Our opening day will be kicking off on the 8th October at Mace Oval from 8.45am.
Exciting News! In November this year we will be moving from Mace Oval to Mornington Secondary College. This will provide our club with a 400m oval for the first time in many years and will be our temporary home while the new synthetic track is designed and built at Civic Reserve, Mornington.