Welcome to Week 12
Welcome to Week 12 of the 2020-2021 season at Mornington Little Athletics Centre (MLAC).
A friendly reminder to parents to make sure you register your attendance with our Covid Register at the start of the session. Please note there will be no MLAC Competition next Saturday 13th Feb due to the Regional Track & Field event taking place.
State Combined Events Championship
A big congratulations to Under 9 Boys Harry P and Lachlan H who represented MLAC at the State Combined Event Championships last Saturday. Harry finished 2nd overall and Lachie 27th place in a very competitive field. Congratulations boys on your fantastic achievements!
Two Bays Challenge
This Saturday we are holding the annual Two Bays Challenge with our neighbours from Westernport LAC for Saturday 6th Feb 2021. This is always a fun friendly event and competition. This year, the emphasis will be on achieving your Personal Best (PB) so the Centre with the highest number of PBs on 6th February will win the Two Bays Challenge. Go MLAC!.
Regional Track & Field Carnival - 13 & 14 Feb
LAVic has now received approval from the Victorian State Government to conduct the SMR Regional Track and Field event. The SMR Registration Portal is now open and the event is open for all eligible Under 9 - Under 16 athletes. All eligible athletes must be a registered and financial member with Mornington Little Athletics Centre.
Please note there is only a very short window to register for the Regional Event. Entries will close this Friday 5th Feb at midday and no late entries will be accepted by LAVic so please register as soon as possible.
Please review the Emails from LAVic and if you wish to attend, please ensure that you complete the Registration process before midday on Friday 5th Feb 2021. If you need any uniform items before next Saturday, please visit us in the office this Saturday.
Regional Relays - 28 Feb
The SMR Regional Relays event is being planned for end of February 2021 for Athletes from Under 9 to Under 12. Entries for this event will close soon so if you are interested in attending, please complete the ‘Expression of Interest’ online form to let us know as soon as possible. The MLAC Committee will be putting together teams for each age group so please let us know if you are interested in this event. We will also be scheduling some training sessions shortly so keep an eye out on Facebook for further updates.
We are also planning to hold some Relay training sessions in the coming weeks and info about training sessions will be posted on our Facebook page so keep an eye out. For athletes in Under 13 and above - they can compete in the State Relay Event scheduled for end of March 2021.
Our parent duties for this Saturday 6 Feb 2021 are as follows:
Set up duties (arrive 7:30am) – Child surname A to C
Pack up duties (from 12:00pm) – Child surname N to R
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A reminder to all families that Coles Patches are a compulsory part of the MLAC Uniform and must be sewn to the Uniform above the Little Aths Logo. Coles are a major sponsor of Little Aths across Australia and provide funding, support and of course those bananas our kids enjoy every Saturday.
Coles patches are compulsory for those Athletes competing in Regional and State Events. We appreciate your support in ensuring your uniform complies with our sponsor requirements. If you need a new Coles patch, please come and see us in the office to collect one.
With the recent further easing of Covid restrictions by the State Government, LAVic has advised on new updated protocols for operations. As such, all Age Groups will be returning to our usual single session commencing at 9.00am.
All Age Groups - U6 to U16
Start 09:00am until 12:00pm
Parents, please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start to allow time for the Covid Attendance register, collect your bib and sign in with your Age Group Manager.
The Program Event schedule for this Saturday is available on the Website.
Uniforms & Merchandise
If you are competing in Regional or State Events this month, you must have the correct Club Uniform, t-shirt/singlet, plain black shorts and Coles patch sewn on club top. Please visit us in the office if you need any uniform items.
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.
Due to covid-19 restrictions, All payments will be electronic and contactless. We cannot accept cash payments. Please come and see the MLAC officials in the office who can assist with purchases for these items and we 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.
Second Hand Shoes for Sale
We have a range of second hand running shoes including waffles and spikes that have been kindly donated by MLAC Families. Prices are $20 for a pair. Please come and visit us in the office if you would like to view and try or buy a pair. If you have a pair of shoes to donate, this is also greatly appreciated.
Join the MLAC Committee
Now is a great time to contribute your ideas, suggestions and join our MLAC Committee. We are seeking an Assistant Secretary who can assist with the Club duties. This is a great opportunity to help shape the Club and become a valued member of the MLAC family. If you would like to nominate for this or any other position, please reach out to our Club Secretary Mark Henry who can provide you with more information.
Updated 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 carried by officials, parents, volunteers and athletes over 12 years and worn only if you cannot maintain a social distance within your group.
There is a maximum group size of 50 patrons which does not include age group managers and volunteers.
All athletes should still 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.
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 Protocols on our website and if you have questions, please contact our MLAC Committee members or CovidSafe officials.
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 in to 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 or supplying via email.
What happens on the day
MLAC will be running a single session for the remainder of the season.
Parents should arrive by 08.45am to allow time for registrations and briefings
All Age Groups will commence their events at 09.00am
Competition events are expected to conclude by 12:00pm.
Parents should ensure they complete the Covid Attendance Register
Register your child with the Age Group Manager and collect your Bib (if you are paid member)
If you are participating in the Trial Athlete offer, the Age group manager will add your child’s name to the Event listing
Review the Program schedule for the day
Nominate for assistance with Event duties (cleansing, measuring, recording results).
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.
Parent & Volunteer Duties
We greatly appreciate our MLAC parents and volunteers who assist with running our events each Saturday. Each week, parents will be allocated duties including session set-up, pack up duties.
Additionally, Age Group managers rely on Parents and volunteers to assist with the following duties for each event:
Long Jump pit raking
High jump bar resetting/measuring.
Other duties as directed by the Age Group manager.
MLAC will prepare a duties roster to advice parent groups of their allocated duties each week and we are grateful for your assistance. Please refer to the Parents Duties Roster on our website.
Each week event results are added to the Results HQ website where you can view your child’s results if you are a paid member. For our trial athletes, once you complete the registration process and pay the fees, your child’s results will also be available.
For those who haven't accessed their results before, you will need to do so through the Results HQ platform. To login use your primary email address that you used during registration, will become our username for ResultsHQ
Please note that results are not always live and it may take a little while for them to be put into the system. There is also a PDF Achievement Book with all of the athletes' season results available to print and download.
Enquiries or Feedback
If you have any questions or feedback 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
PO BOX 544
Mornington, Victoria 3931