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Welcome to Week 14

Welcome to Week 14 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.


Duties

Our parent duties for this Saturday 20 Feb 2021 are as follows:

  • Set up duties (arrive 7:30am) – Child surname D to H

  • Pack up duties (from 12:00pm) – Child surname S to Z

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Coles Community Round & Bring a Friend to Little Aths - 20 Feb

This Saturday 20th Feb we are hosting the “Coles Community Round” for Little Athletics which is proudly sponsored by Coles. The theme is “a Splash of Coles Red” so feel free to wear something Red - socks, shorts, top, hat, cape or anything else you have. We will have some fun events and prizes to give away on the day.



We are also holding a “Bring a Friend to Little Aths” day this Saturday so you are welcome to bring along a friend or two who would like to try out Little Aths activities this week.


Season Program Updates

Please note the following updates to the remaining Season Program -

  • Saturday 27th Feb - No MLAC Competition due to Regional Track & Field Carnival

  • Sunday 28th Feb - Regional Relays cancelled

  • Saturday 6th March - Normal Competition

  • Saturday 13th March - Normal Competition

  • Saturday 20th March - Championship Day

  • Saturday 27th March - State Relays Event

  • Sunday 28th March - State Relays Event


Regional Track & Field Carnival - 27 & 28 Feb

The SMR Regional Event has now been re-scheduled for the week end of Sat 27th & Sun 28th Feb. We wish all our MLAC athletes competing in the Regional Carnival next week end the very best of luck! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and results.#GoMLAC

As a result of this change - there will be no MLAC Competition held on Saturday 27th Feb 2021.

Please note that other Centres will be holding events and MLAC Athletes are very welcome to attend these. For example;

  • Frankston LAC are hosting a twilight meeting on Friday 26th Feb. All age groups welcome.

  • Brighton LAC are hosting Sat morning 27th Feb for any age group. They just ask that parents be prepared to assist (like our parents normally do).

  • Springvale LAC and Oakleigh LAC Centres also operate every Friday evening too.


State Relays

Due to the Regional Carnivals move to 27th Feb - Regional Relays will not be held this year. Instead, Under 9 - Under 16 athletes can enter the State Relay Event directly which will be held on Sat 27th and Sun 28th March 2021.


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 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.


Coles Patches

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.



Program Schedule

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.

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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 100 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.


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 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

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