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Welcome to Week 6

Welcome to week 6 of the 2020-2021 season at Mornington Little Athletics Centre (MLAC).

This week is our Final program for 2020 and we are holding our Combined Event program which consist of 5 events with points allocated for each place in each event. Final results will be collated after the Xmas break and Trophies/Medals will be presented in late Jan 2021.

Our parent duties for this Saturday 19th Dec 2020 are as follows:

  • Set up duties (arrive 7:30am) – Child surname A to C

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

A friendly reminder to parents to make sure you register your attendance with our Covid Register at the start of the day. Make sure you 'Like' and follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news.

On behalf of the MLAC committee, we wish all our families a very Merry Christmas and a safe Happy New Year and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on 2nd Jan 2021.

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.

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.

Centre Records

Last Saturday we had an another 2 Club Records broken.

  • Under 14 Girls Geena Davy broke the 70m record for second week in a row with a time of 9.47 seconds.

  • Under 14 Girls Geena Davy broke her own Long Jump record with an incredible jump of 5.44 metres.

A massive congratulations goes to Geena for her achievements.

Second Hand Shoes

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 greatly appreciated.

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 6 Event schedule for this Saturday is available on the Website.

Combined Event
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Expression of Interest - MLAC BBQ Manager

We are seeking a dedicated person for the Role of MLAC BBQ Manager. This is a paid position and will involve the following duties:

  • Assist with BBQ Set up from 08.00am

  • BBQ Preparation and Cooking

  • Sales of BBQ items and refreshments

  • Assist BBQ pack up from 12.00pm

If you are interested in this role or know someone who would be ideal, please get in touch with our MLAC committee via

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.

  • 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 Protocols on our website and if you have questions, please contact our MLAC Committee members or CovidSafe officials.

Age Group Managers and Coaching course

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.

We encourage and support Age Group managers to complete the course formerly known as the Introduction to Coaching (‘ITC’) that has been re-named by Little Athletics Australia in recent weeks and will now be known and ‘Introduction to Teaching Little Athletics Skills’.

LAVic is planning to conduct a number of ITLAS courses in coming weeks with groups of up to 50 (presuming anticipated restrictions allow). Dates, venues (regional and metro), presenters and other logistics are currently being finalized and will be communicated soon. If you are interested in attending, please let us know via

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, please reach out to our Club Secretary Mark Henry who can provide you with more information.

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 commencing Sat 28thNovember and 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)

  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.

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:

  • Sanitizing hands

  • Sanitizing equipment

  • Recording results

  • Measuring distance

  • Long Jump pit raking