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Welcome to Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the 2020-2021 new season at Mornington Little Athletics Centre (MLAC). A special welcome to all the new families who are joining us in a brand new season. It was fantastic to see our members and kids return and new families join us for the Season Launch on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning.

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. We are hopeful that as restrictions continue to ease, we can further improve and enjoy each session including bringing back the BBQ which we dearly miss.

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.

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Age Group Managers and Committee members needed

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. We are also seeking a BBQ Coordinator for Season 2020. The BBQ is a great fundraiser for the Club and we all enjoy a sausage after each Saturday Session. If you would like to nominate, please reach out to our Club Secretary Mark Henry who can provide you with more information.

Each season we rely on parent volunteers to step up to the role of Age Group manager. This role is not onerous and lots of fun as you will be guiding, supporting and encouraging our kids through each event. If you would like to be an Age Group manager, please get in touch with our Committee members. We look forward to seeing current and new Age Group managers each week.

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.

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)

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

  3. Review the Program schedule for the day

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

  5. 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.

Results HQ

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 available for families to download. This is a customisable achievement book with all of the athletes' season results.

Program Schedule

This season, in order to minimise large groups, we will conduct 2 sessions as follows with a transition between to conduct cleansing and sanitisation of equipment. The aim is to ensure we comply with the “Get in, Train/Compete, Get out” theme.

  • Session 1: U10, U11, U12 and Open Age Groups

  • Start 08:30am until 10:00am

  • Session 2: U6,U7,U8,U9

  • Start 10:30am until 12:30pm

Parents, please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start to allow time for the Covid Attendance register, collecting your bib and signing in with your Age Group Manager.

The Program 2 event schedule is available on the Website. Our MLAC Committee will determine if we maintain two sessions or merge into one session once further Covid Restrictions are announced and endorsed by LAVic and State government.

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.

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.