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Welcome to Week 4 - Sat 22nd Oct

Welcome to Week 4 at Mornington Little Athletics for this Saturday 22nd October. A big thank you to all the parents and volunteers that have stepped in for BBQ duties last week - your help is very much appreciated. Regional Relays are coming up soon so if you are interested in joining with a team - please register your interest soon. Finally, please see below with regards to our Wet Weather policy.


UP Fuel Discount Card for MLAC Families and Friends

Mornington Little Athletics Centre is delighted to partner with United Petroleum to provide our Members, Families and Friends with discounted fuel using the UP Community Card.


With the Mornington Little Athletics UP Community card, you’ll receive a 2 cents per litre discount at participating United service stations and a 2 cents per litre rebate will be provided to Mornington Little Athletics Centre . So this means you’ll enjoy great savings on your fuel, whilst supporting Mornington Little Athletics when you fill up at a participating United service station.

You now have the choice of a digital or plastic fuel discount card. This offer is open to all MLAC Families & Friends so feel free to share the discount with family & friends.


Register now to take advantage of this great offer.


SMR Regional Relays - Saturday 3rd Dec

We have our Regional (Southern Metro) Relay events to be held on Saturday 3rd Dec at Duncan Mackinnon Reserve in Murrumbeena. All participants will need to nominate to attend no later than 13th Nov 5.00pm so that we can submit all our MLAC Team entries to LA Vic.


This event is open to all registered MLAC members in U9 to U17 Age groups. Please note that it is important that once registered, your team-mates will not be able to compete if any one drops out so please ensure you can commit to attending.

We look forward to watching our MLAC Teams compete and have fun at the Regional Relay event this season. Please register your interest to participate as soon as possible.

Lastly, please note there is no scheduled competition day on Saturday 3rd Dec due to the Relay Carnivals.




State Combined Events Championship - 12 & 13th Nov

The 22/23 Commonwealth Bank State Combined Events Championships will take place at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park on the 12th and 13th November 2022. Registered Athletes in the Under 9 through to Under 17 age groups are eligible to participate.

The Combined Events consist of between four and seven separate disciplines depending on which age group a child is in. Events consisting of five disciplines will be held on one day. Events consisting of more than five disciplines will be held on two consecutive days.

Entries are closing soon for this event so we strongly suggest you register as soon as possible.

Registrations Close: 26 October 2022 at 11:59 a.m. (Midday). For more information and Registration, please visit the LAVic Website.


Wet Weather Policy

At Mornington Civic Reserve, we are lucky to have an 'all weather' track which means that rainy or wet conditions do not necessarily stop a competition day from going ahead. However, the safety and well-being of our children, parents, families, volunteers and officials is always our first priority, particularly considering the impact of weather on scheduled events.

The MLAC Committee will assess the track and equipment conditions in the morning of the event of adverse weather conditions and we may modify and/or cancel the event. If the competition event is cancelled, we will post on our Facebook page and send an email to our members and trial athlete families.


Week 4 Program

Please note that we move into 5 events for this week's program and moving forward. We will kick off every Saturday at 8.45am with a short warm-up and all Age Groups will meet at their first scheduled event at 9:00am. Each week the program will rotate to make sure that children experience and practice different events. This week, it will move to 5 events each week which usually consist on one throwing event (shot put or discus), one jumping (long, triple jump or high jump) and two to three running events. The weekly program will be posted on our website and published in our Weekly newsletter.

Please note that we have revised Week 4 Program with the introduction of Under 13 Girls and Under 13 Boys age groups. The full season program including a schedule of open days and twilight meets for MLAC is available on our MLAC Website.


The weekly program is available for download below. Please note this Program may change based on weather and track conditions for the safety of our participants, parents, volunteers and officials.


Program 4 - 2022
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Trial Athletes

We are excited to welcome so many new Trial Athletes and parents to our MLAC Family. For those who have completed their 2x week trial, you can now proceed to register for the Season. Once you have registered, you will received a Comm Bank Athlete bib (in the Age Group folder) which will be used to record your results. You will also need to purchase a uniform from our online shop. If you have any questions, please get in contact with us.


Uniforms

All registered members are expected to wear a MLAC uniform top (with Coles patch) with black shorts each week. Please beat the rush on Saturday morning and pre-order your MLAC Uniform Online Shop

Please note that we have sold out of MLAC Kids hoodies (Size 8,10,12) and have put an order through our supplier. Also note that we won't be able to sell Uniforms after 9:00am on Saturday morning but you are welcome to pre-order and click and collect before or at the end of the Saturday session. Donations of pre-loved Uniforms and/or athletics runners in good condition are always welcome.

Training Update

We had a fantastic opening Training session with over 25 MLAC kids attending. A big thank you to our Coaches and Training Coordinator for getting this program underway. Our training sessions will be run by fully qualified coaches each Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 6:00pm. The next training session will be held on Wed 26th October at 5:00pm. Bookings will be required as we are restricted to maximum group sizes. We encourage parents to book for each training session on our Website.


Seniors Training

This season, our Athletes have the opportunity to participate in Mornington Peninsula Athletics training with the Senior Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to train with world class coaches and build up your athletics skills and performance. This training is available for registered Mornington Little Athletes in Under 13 and above age groups. For more training days, times and more information please visit the MPAC Website or contact MPAC Coaches via email.


Safety on the Track

The safety and well-being of our Little athletes, families and officials is always a priority for MLAC. With large numbers of families and new athletes, it is important to follow the advice and direction from Age Group Managers and MLAC officials.

Please take extra care when crossing the track with your children - there are often multiple races going on at the same time so ensure you check the track before you cross. Also, please be aware if crossing the centre field as we have discus and javelin events in progress.

Each age group has a volunteer Age Group Manager who will support taking children from event to event. It is a requirement that all parents remain at the track for the duration of your child's competition and to supervise your child for the duration of the morning.

Parent involvement and Duties

To ensure that Saturday mornings start and finish on time as well as run smoothly for our children age groups will be rostered on to help with one of the following duties - track set up, BBQ or track pack up. Please support the club and your child's participation by booking and attending when your child's age group is rostered on.

Duties for this Saturday 22nd October 22 are as follows:

  • Track Set Up: from 07:30 - 08:30 UNDER 10 BOYS & UNDER 11 BOYS

  • BBQ Duties: from 09:00 to 12:00pm UNDER 8 GIRLS & UNDER 10 GIRLS

  • Track Pack Up: from 12:00 - 12:30 UNDER 6 GIRLS & OPEN BOYS

As well as the duty roster, over the course of the morning your Age Group Manager will require help with recording scores, measuring throws or jumps.

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 Results HQ.

Please note that we will try to load all results on the day of competition but they are not live and it may take a little while for them to be input 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.

Limited Facilities

There is currently some construction underway including the building of a new Pavilion at Civic Reserve. Whilst this is exciting news for our MLAC families, it also means that we have limited facilities available, there are several portable toilets available for use and we are awaiting additional toilets to be provided. Please be careful with parking and walking around the track given construction works in place.


Also, please note that Discus Cage 2 is under repair as we await new Front Poles and net to be installed.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always seeking opportunities to build partnerships with our local business community through a variety of Sponsorship packages. Please get in touch with us to discuss how we can assist your business to become a valued member of our MLAC Family.


We are looking forward to welcoming our MLAC and FLAC Families and kids back for another exciting and fun season of little athletics.

MLAC Committee

www.morningtonlittleaths.org

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