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Welcome to our Season Launch

Welcome to the 2020-2021 new season at Mornington Little Athletics Centre (MLAC). A special welcome to all the new families joining us in a brand new season. It is very exciting to be able to enjoy some time outdoors and get our kids back on the track with new friends.

This season will certainly be different to how we previously operated and we want to ensure that our kids and families have fun and enjoy their time on the track and field after a long period of lockdown.

The MLAC committee have been working hard to ensure we can operate in a Covid Safe way and comply with all the requirements and protocols specified by the Government and LAVic and other governing bodies.

We certainly appreciate your patience and understanding as we launch the new season and we appreciate all our new and returning families who assist with the running of each weekly session. Make sure you 'Like' and follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news.


Summary of Covid Protocols

In order to comply with Government and LAVic operating protocols, Mornington Little Athletics Centre (MLAC) will be operating under a different set of rules from previous seasons. As part of our Covid Safe Plan, we will require all families to register their attendance using our online Covid Attendance register

for each session. We also have a QR Code that can be used to access the online web form.

  • All parents/volunteers and athletes should maintain social distance of at least 1.5 metres except during events.

  • Face masks should be worn by officials, parents, volunteers and athletes over 12 years when not competing in events.

  • All athletes should sanitize their hands at the start of the session, after each event and at the end of the session.

  • All equipment should be sanitized after each athlete has completed their turn.

  • Masks, water bottles, hats, warm clothing cannot be stored in trolley and must be kept separate from other athletes. We recommend parents bring a backpack/bag to hold these items between events

  • If you are not feeling well, please do not attend the session and seek medical advice.

Please refer to the full list of MLAC Covid Protocolson our website and if you have questions, please contact our MLAC Committee members or CovidSafe officials.


New Members

MLAC welcomes all new members who are entitled to 2 competition sessions under the Little Athletics ‘Free Trial’ offer. During the registration process, please select Option A: Trial Athlete Offerand follow the instructions. Once you have completed the trial, you can log back into the LAVic Registration Portal and complete payment to become a full member.

To determine the correct Age Group for your child, please refer to the LAVic Age Group Calculator.

In order to complete the registration process, new members will need to demonstrate date of birth by bringing the child’s birth certificate or passport to the MLAC registrar.


What happens on the day

MLAC will be running 2 sessions in order to minimize the total numbers on the field at a single time.

  • If your child is in the U10 to Open age group, please arrive by 08:15am for an 08:30am start.

  • If your child is in the U6 to U9 age group, please arrive by 10:15am for a 10:30am start.

MLAC Committee will brief all parents on how the session will run including observing our CovidSafe protocols.

  1. Parents should ensure they complete the Covid Attendance Register

  2. Register your child with the Age Group Manager and collect your Bib (if you are paid member)

  3. If you are participating in the Trial Athlete offer, the Age group manager will add your child’s name to the Event listing

  4. Review the Program schedule for the day

  5. Nominate for assistance with Event duties (cleansing, measuring, recording results).

  6. Bring a bag to hold your child’s items (water bottle, mask, hats, clothes).

Once the session is completed, ensure you sanitize your hands and depart from the track in order to comply with the ‘Get in, Train, Get out’ Covid Safe protocols.

Uniforms & Merchandise

MLAC offers a range of Uniforms and Merchandise for sale at each session including Club t-shirts, singlets, crop-tops, MLAC hoodies and LA Vic branded shorts. We also offer ceramic running spikes and shoe bags.

Unfortunately, due to covid-19 restrictions, All payments will be electronic and contactless.

We cannot accept cash payments and we will not be offering second-hand shoes for re-sale this season. Please come and see the MLAC officials in the office who can assist with purchases for these items and we can also provide the Coles patch to be sewn to the Club top.

For further information and pricing, please visit our Uniform page on the website.




Enquiries

If you have any questions regarding the Season, please contact our friendly MLAC Committee members (in orange polo tops) or contact us via the details below.

Mornington Little Athletics Centre

mornington@lavic.com.au

PO BOX 544

Mornington, Victoria 3931

https://www.morningtonlittleaths.org

https://www.facebook.com/mlac82

Membership:registrar@morningtonlittleaths.org

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Dunns Road, Mornington

PO Box 544, Mornington, 3931

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