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Doncaster Open Day 2017 will be held at the Tom Kelly Athletics Track on Saturday 23rd December, commencing at 1.00pm. Don’t forget the evening concludes (as always) with a great Fireworks display.

(Please note you will need your LAVic Username and password in order to register)

Venue : Tom Kelly Athletics Track, Rieschiecks Reserve, George Street, Doncaster East, VIC (Melway Ref 33 J11)
Entries : $7:50 per event or 4 events for $25.00 (maximum 4 events) per athlete (no entry fee applies to DLAC Athletes)
Enquiries to : openday@doncasterlac.org.au
Closing Date : Saturday 9th December 2017 11.59pm (entries must be received by this date) capped at 550 athletes including external entries Late Entries will not be accepted


Relay Nominations are open for 2017. Please nominate your athlete for relays by the 5th of November

Relay Registration Form  – remember relays are free for current DLAC athletes – Registration allows us to track all athletes keen to run relays and communicate with their parents.

Relays

Relays provide an opportunity for athletes to participate in team events and to learn relay skills. Relays allow athletes form lasting friendships and develop a sense of teamwork, athletes enjoy competing in teams and cheering on club mates. Doncaster has a strong history in relays with many teams qualifying for the State Relay Championship.

Relay Events

There are three Relay events in the Little Athletics Calendar:

  • Box Hill Relays – Sunday 12th November, Hagenauer Reserve, Barwon Street, Box Hil
  • Region Relay Championships – Saturday 25th November 2017, Bill Stewart Track, Burwood
  • State Relay Championships – Saturday 16th December 2017, Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park

For more information on Relays see our Relay Program Page


2017/2018 Season Kick Off Saturday 30th September.

Only one more sleep until the Little Athletics season commences.

Don’t forget the program starts at 8.30am for all age groups.

We’d like to see everyone at the season start, but being the middle of the school holidays a long weekend, and Grand Final day to boot we understand that numbers may be down. If you athlete is participating tomorrow please come prepared to do duty.

We plan to be finished before 11:30am so that everyone can get to their BBQ’s, couches or the ground for the lucky few.


Working Bee – Sunday  17 September

The summer Athletics season is nearly on us (season starts Sat 30th Sept at 8:30am for all athletes). This Sunday DAC & DLAC are having a working bee to make sure the track and equipment is all ready for the season.

Working bee runs 9am – 11am , it would be good to see as many members there as possible.


Registration Day – Saturday September 9

Come down to our Registration day on Saturday September 9, 10am – 12pm at The Pavilion Tom Kelly Athletics Track Rieschiecks Reserve George Street Doncaster. You will be able to meet representatives of the 4 clubs who participate at Doncaster Little Athletics and uniforms will be on sale. See more information here REGISTRATION DAY.

For those new to Little Athletics, check out our HOW TO JOIN page for more information.

Registrations are now open online at the LAVIC Website REGISTER HERE


It’s here! 2017/2018 DLAC Competition Calendar

Dates are now in the Calendar, you can also Download Calendar in PDF form here 

Track & Field season commences   Saturday September 30, 8.30am   All U6 – U16 athletes at The Tom Kelly Athletics Track

 Doncaster Open Day   Saturday December 23, 1pm – 9.30pm with our annual Fireworks spectacular to conclude the evening.

Doncaster Athletics Club Upcoming Events

Doncaster Athletics Club (DAC) is the Senior Athletics Victoria (AV) Club that also trains and competes at Tom Kelly Athletic track, a number of our older athletes compete for both DLAC and DAC and even more make the move to DAC once their Little Athletics career is over. Check them out for more info on the club and upcoming events at their Facebook Page .

Bill Chambers Handicap is being held this Sunday 20 August at Ruffey Park Lake, Boulevard entrance commencing at 9am. There will be a 3km and 6km event. Please arrive at 8.30 if competing to arrange the Handicaps.  This is an annual event with a trophy awarded at the Doncaster Athletics Club’s Annual Presentation Night.

DAC Trivia night, Saturday 2nd September 6.30pm-11.00pm in the Pavilion.

DAC Pre season Working Bee September 17 9 am – 11 am – The Tom Kelly Athletics Track

Doncaster Gift: Proposed date, Saturday 3 March 2018 Further details will come soon


Coaching Courses for 2017/18 season

Just a reminder that the education courses for season 2017-2018 commence soon.  These activities are designed around improving the education of DLAC and other center’s volunteers.

Click below for the summary sheets for:

Details on registration is on the sheets as well as the LAVic website under Education & Training, Coaching or Officials.

Thanks again for your assistance to Little Athletics Victoria and Doncaster Little Athletics Centre.

Regionals  24th June – Registrations close Monday 12th June at Midnight

 Regional & State Registration

Regional Cross Country is at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster. While under 6, 7 & 8 can’t register for Regionals, there will be “fun run” races on the day for those age groups starting at 9:30pm.

Registration for Regionals also covers registration for States. The only qualification that you need to run at States is that you registered & competed at Regionals.


Sunday 4th June – T H Westfield Reserve, Clifton Hill 

Please see the attached map for this event, walk down the hill to meet at the BBQ area. Time of races is the standard Eastern 7 timetable. Parking is available at the Athletics Centre across Heidelberg rd. There is parking closer to the course, but please check the parking signs. Colingwood CXR Map 

Reminders/Updates

  • Final dates for registration for Regionals and State Road relays is drawing near – see below for details
  • Doncaster LAC covers the entry fee for it’s athletes to the State Road Relays
  • Box Hill Open Day – Doncaster LAC can’t bulk register athletes for this event as in previous years, so athletes will need to register individually and pay the fee (info below). Yes this is a change on what we communicated previously – apologies.
  • Subway Bibs – Please ensure your athlete is wearing their subway bib
  • Training – Cross Country training is held at Doncaster every Monday & Wednesday 4:30-1:30pm

Box Hill Cross Country on Sunday 18th June (Queen’s Birthday Weekend). 

This event is $10.65 to enter and registration closes on the 16th of June at noon. Doncaster Athletes must register individually to compete this year. There are individual and team medals up for grabs. See the INFORMATION BROCHURE and you can register HERE

Division One Cross Country Open Day is being held on Saturday 10th June (Queen’s Birthday Weekend). 

This event is at Mooney Valley and costs $6 to enter, medals to the first three place getters. Information and entry for this via the LINK

The Essendon Cross Country Open Day is being held on Saturday 15th July

There is an Eastern 7’s race on the Sunday of this week, but if your child is keen to run twice that weekend, it could be good training leading up to States. Costs $6 to enter, medals to the first three place getters. Information and entry for this via the LINK

Regionals and State Cross Country 24th June (register by 12th JuneRegional & State Registration

Regional Cross Country is at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster. You need to register for Regionals on the link above.

State Road Relays 8th July (confirm participation by 20th June) Email your interest
This is a fun team event for U9 – U15 run at the Sandown racecourse. We need to enter age group teams of 3, unlike regionals and state we need to nominate the teams in advance, we can have more than one team in each event if there are enough runners. The team run their standard Little Aths cross country distances each as a relay (no baton carrying required). This year it is being held on Sat 8th of July which is the middle weekend of the school holidays. Can you let us know if you would like your child to run at this event and we will start to pull teams together. http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/2017-state-road-relay-championships


Cross Country – Sun 28th: Doncaster

Parent Duty this Sunday 28th

Please review the attached sheet for your duty. We have filled most duties, but could do with a couple more people to help set up from 7:30am onwards. We also need a parent to relieve Steven on checkpoint A after the first two races. Let us know by email if you can assist with either of these. If you are unable to fill your role on Sunday, please talk to other parents to arrange a swap. All the Cross Country organisers also have other duties to fill on Sunday morning as well.

Remember we have already enjoyed four Cross Country events put on by other clubs, it’s now our turn to host a well run event, and that requires parent assistance.

Parent Duties

Sun 28th – Doncaster 

Races start at 9:30am with the 3km course, and then follows the Eastern 7 timetable as normal. The course map is linked below. Please note that the best access to the Start/Finish area is towards the end of McCallum Rd. There is usually parking available along this road. We will have a coffee van on site, and the venue is a dog friendly one.

Ruffey Lake Course Map

Reminders/Updates

  • Sunday after this one – June 4th – is Cross Country at Collingwood. This is a change to the published calendar & has now been updated on the website
  • Doncaster LAC covers the entry fee for it’s athletes to the State Road Relays & the Box Hill Open day
  • Early Bird Registration for Regional Cross Country – enter before midnight Sun 4th and go into the draw to win a $200 Jetstar Gift Voucher
  • Subway Bibs – Please ensure your athlete is wearing their subway bib
  • Training – Cross Country training is held at Doncaster every Monday & Wednesday 4:30-1:30pm

Cross Country – Sat 20th: Knox Open Day, Sun 21st: Nunawading

Hi, we’re back into the thick of Cross Country this weekend with races on both Sat and Sun. We are also hosting the race weekend after this one, so read below on how you can support this.

Sat 20th – Knox Open Day

This is outside our Eastern 7 competition, but is a fun day with individual and team medals on offer. Registrations closed yesterday, but if you are still keen to run you can register on the day if you turn up before 9:30am and pay the $10 (cash only) registration. Races start at 10am, the order of events is on this page Knox Open Day. Please check it as the order/timing is different than Eastern 7 events.

Sun 21st – Nunawading – Eastern 7’s

This Sunday’s Eastern 7 Cross Country is hosted by Nunawading. The event starts at the Bill Sterwart Athletics Track, 330 Burwood Highway, Burwood East. The track is in behind the basketball centre for those who haven’t been there before. Races start at 9:30 with the normal Eastern 7 sequencing. There will be a BBQ and coffee van. Please note NO DOGS are allowed at the track. The maps for each of the races are here 5001000150020003000

Sun 28th – Doncaster – PARENT DUTY REQUIRED

The following Sunday we are hosting the Eastern 7 cross country at Ruffey Lake Park. We are required to fill ALL duty roles for this day. If your child runs cross country, please expect that you will be doing duty on this day. This may mean being at cross country for longer than just your childs race. We will have a sign up sheet for duty available this Sunday, please come and see Kath or Kim and sign up for a duty. Any duties not filled by the end of this Sunday we will be nominating parents for. We need to fill approx 25 roles on the day and all hands on deck for pack up. Duty roles include, course set up, start and finish marshalling, course marshalls, time keepers, announcer, starter etc. We also need to fill “Hare and Tortoise” roles, we already have a few senior athletes and older age little athletes, but any fit, fast parents come see us if you want to help out here.

We will also have a few duty roles at Regionals and Eastern 7 Rewards, but this event relies totally on Doncaster Parent volunteers to run. Your athletes have already enjoyed a number of cross country races where we didn’t need to do duty, so now it’s our turn to repay that.

Reminders

Subway Bibs – Please ensure your athlete is wearing their subway bib
Training – Cross Country training is held at Doncaster every Monday & Wednesday 4:30-1:30pm

Below are some upcoming days that require nomination/and or registration, have a look at each of them and register.

Regionals and State Cross Country 24th June (register by 12th June) Regional & State Registration

Regional Cross Country is at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster. You need to register for Regionals on the link above.

You have to register for and compete at Regionals to run at State Cross Country. It doesn’t matter what you come at regionals, just competing qualifies you for state. Your registration fee for Regionals covers you for State Cross Country as well.

There are medals given at regionals for both individuals and teams. Cross Country teams at Regionals & State are 3 runners from the same club. Athletes are awarded point based on the position they finish in. The teams aren’t defined before the race, they are just the first 3, next 3 etc runners from each club. It would be great to get at least 3 participants in each age group at these events and in completion for a team medal.

State Road Relays 8th July (confirm participation by 20th June) Email your interest

This is a fun team event for U9 – U15 run at the Sandown racecourse. We need to enter age group teams of 3, unlike regionals and state we need to nominate the teams in advance, we can have more than one team in each event if there are enough runners. The team run their standard Little Aths cross country distances each as a relay (no baton carrying required). This year it is being held on Sat 8th of July which is the middle weekend of the school holidays. Can you let us know if you would like your child to run at this event and we will start to pull teams together. http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/2017-state-road-relay-championships

 


Cross Country – Sunday 7th May – Camberwell/Malvern

This week’s race is hosted by Camberwell/Malvern at Orchard Grove Reserve in Blackburn South (see map here). This is a good venue for being able to see a bit of the races as some of it is run around the outside of an oval. Timing of events is 9:30am U13-U15 3k, 9:45am U11-U12 2k, 10:00am U6 500m, 10:15am U9-U10 1500m, 10:30amU7-U8 1k.

Don’t forget to wear your subway bib.

We are running low on stock of small sized uniforms. We are currently seeing what we can do about getting more at this point in the season. Alternatively if anyone has any 2nd hand ones they would like to pass on, please bring them along.

Training – Cross Country training is held at Doncaster every Monday & Wednesday 4:30-1:30pm

Below are some upcoming days that require nomination/and or registration, have a look at each of them and register.

Knox Open Day Sat 20th May (register by 17th May) Knox Registration

This is outside the Eastern & Cross Country program, so you need to register separately for the day. It’s usually a well attended day & has medals for individuals and teams, similar to the regional format.

Regionals and State Cross Country 24th June (register by 12th June) Regional & State Registration

Regional Cross Country is coming up on Sat 24th of June at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster. You need to register for Regionals on the link above.

You have to register for and compete at Regionals to run at State Cross Country. It doesn’t matter what you come at regionals, just competing qualifies you for state. Your registration fee for Regionals covers you for State Cross Country as well.

There are medals given at regionals for both individuals and teams. Cross Country teams at Regionals & State are 3 runners from the same club. Athletes are awarded point based on the position they finish in. The teams aren’t defined before the race, they are just the first 3, next 3 etc runners from each club. It would be great to get at least 3 participants in each age group at these events and in completion for a team medal.

State Road Relays 8th July (confirm participation by 20th June) Email your interest

This is a fun team event for U9 – U15 run at the Sandown racecourse. We need to enter age group teams of 3, unlike regionals and state we need to nominate the teams in advance, we can have more than one team in each event if there are enough runners. The team run their standard Little Aths cross country distances each as a relay (no baton carrying required). This year it is being held on Sat 8th of July which is the middle weekend of the school holidays. Can you let us know if you would like your child to run at this event and we will start to pull teams together.


Cross Country – Sunday 30th April – Kew

We had a good turn out last weekend for the start of the Cross Country season, on a lovely sunny Sunday morning. Hope to see more of you out there next week.

This week’s race is hosted by Kew at Stradbroke Park in Kew (see attached map). To ensure a smooth running of the events and the season, could you please ensure your child is registered for Cross Country & that they WEAR THEIR BIB on race day.

  • Subway Bib – please make sure you have your bib each weekend. The runners will be scanned to record their times. If athletes do not have their bibs on, it slows down the running of events, some centres will refuse to record times if athletes aren’t wearing their bibs. If you have lost yours from the summer season please let us know ASAP.
  • The Cross Country Season is FREE to participate in for all summer registered athletes. If you do want to run this winter, we ask that you complete the Cross Country registration form. This will allow us to get emails out each week to those that are intending to run Cross Country. After this week, Cross Country information will only be sent out to those who have registered for the season. When registering, don’t forget to press submit TWICE to register successfully.
  • The Calendar and timetable for the season can be found on the Cross Country page and in DLAC Teamapp
    Uniforms – we run in Doncaster (Green and Gold) uniforms for Cross Country. If you don’t have your centre uniform yet, they will be available for sale on Sunday, please make sure you have cash for your purchase
  • Timing of events is 9:30am U13-U15 3k, 9:45am U11-U12 2k, 10:00am U6 500m, 10:15am U9-U10 1500m, 10:30am U7-U8 1k

See you Sunday


Cross Country starts Sunday, April 23rd

The first Cross Country of the 2017 season is being held by Box Hill at Gardiner’s Creek on Sunday 23rd of April. The flyer with map and details for this weekend’s races is here Box Hill CXR .

Don’t forget to complete your (free if you ran summer Little Athletics) Cross Country Registration.  If you are new to little athletics, or require any further information, check out our Cross Country Page .

Cross Country 2017

The Cross Country season runs over winter, from April 23 2017 – July 30 2017.

We ask that all existing Doncaster Little Athletics athlete, register their interest here Cross Country Registration.  While the cost of running Cross Country is included in your summer fee, registering here allows us to communicate with those planning to participate over Winter.

2017 Cross Country Calendar

APRIL   
Sunday 23rdBox HillGardiners Creek ( Deakin Uni)61 B6
Sunday 30thKewStradbroke Park54 K5
May
Sunday 7thCamberwell- MalvernOrchard Grove61 J3
Sunday 14thMothers Day No Race
Saturday 20thKnox Open Day
* Athletes pay own fee
Nortons Park72 A2
Sunday 21stNunawadingBill Sewart Athletic Track62 C8
Sunday 28thDoncasterRuffey Lake33 F10
June
Sunday 4th
**Change in date**
CollingwoodT.H. Westfield Reserve30 H12
Saturday 10thDivision One Open Day
* Athletes pay own fee
Sunday 11thBenalla Open Day
* Athletes pay own fee
Benalla
Sunday 18thBox Hill Open Day
* Athletes pay own fee
Wattle Park50 K3
Saturday 24thEMR Regionals
* Athletes pay own fee
Ruffey Lake33 F10
July
July Sunday 2nd
Saturday 8thA.V/LAVIC State Road RelaySandown Racecourse80 D8
Saturday 15thEssendon Open Day
* Athletes pay own fee
Sunday16thEastern 7's Rewards DayRuffey Lake Park
Saturday 22ndLAVIC State Cross Country
* Athletes pay own fee
Cruden Farm Langwarrin

 Time  Distance  Age Group
9:30am 3000m U13 – U15
9:45am 2000m U11 – U12
10:00am 500m U6
10:15am 1500m U9 – U10
10:30am 1000m U7 – U8

Uniforms

Athletes need to run in the Doncaster Uniform over the Cross Country Season.

Training

Training sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays during the season from 4.30pm-5.30pm, meeting at 4.30pm sharp at Rieschieks reserve.

Further Information

Visit our Cross Country Page for further information, including for new Little Athletics registrations.


Recent changes in our schedule has been updated

There has been some recent changes in our schedule due to alterations with LAVic events and other competitions. These changes are now updated in the calendar on the website or in Team App under schedule.  Please do not refer to your printed calendar for the next few weeks due to these changes.

An updated PDF file for easy printing is available, just click here.

First competition after Christmas/New Year Break (14th January 2017)

This Saturday is a fun day and DLAC has a chance to compete against Ringwood, Box Hill and Nunawading athletes in the FOUR PILLARS MULTI EVENT held at Box Hill Athletics Centre

For more information click here

All financial DLAC members of all age groups are invited to participate, so please check that your child is listed here. If you cannot see your child’s name, please email Marilyn on results@doncasterlac.org.au so she can update the list before Friday so that your childs events are recorded successfully.

2017 Doncaster Open Day

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Doncaster LAC Open Day. The medal tally results are available here, and the results by event are available here.

Results for previous years can be found here.

Calendar

It’s here! The 2017/2018 DLAC Competition Calendar. Download Calendar in PDF form here 

November 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • DLAC #6 Program 1 & On Track Competition
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5
6
7
  • Melbourne Cup Day
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9
10
11
  • DLAC #7 Program 2 & On Track
12
  • Box Hill Relays
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14
15
16
17
  • EMR U10 - U11 Crystal Creek Coaching Camp
18
  • DLAC #8 Program 3 & On Track
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  • Sale Little Athletics Open Day
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  • DLAC #9 Program 1 & On Track Competition
25
26
  • EMR Regional Relays
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28
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30

How to join

At Little Athletics, our emphasis is on Family, Fun & Fitness. Children can join with any level of skill or fitness. Children are given plenty of encouragement to achieve personal bests (PB’s), giving each and every child the opportunity to continue to improve and earn bronze, silver and gold medals throughout the season.

If you are uncertain whether your little person will like Little Aths, you are welcome to two free trial sessions on any competition day (excluding special registration events – see the Calendar). We do recommend to register online first, just don’t pay until you’ve completed your free try-outs. Contact one of the club registrar of how best to organise this.
Other than trials, you cannot compete until you are registered and financial.


Is my child eligible?
Little Athletics is open to any boy or girl five or older (check the Age-Group Ready-Reckoner. Your child must be five or older before they can participate.

  • U6-U athletes compete in the On-track program from 8:30am-9:30am (Saturday sessions)
  • U8-U16 athletes complete in the Competition program from 8:30am – 11.30pm (Saturday sessions and some Friday evenings due to coinciding events)

Which club should I join?

There are 4 clubs at the Doncaster Centre and schools in the area are allocated to these clubs. We do encourage families towards the clubs associated with their school, however you are free to choose any club because of family or friends etc.
Find your school in the table below, or get in touch with the centre to work out which club will be best for you.

2017 CLUBS SCHOOLS      CLUB COLOURS
Bulleen TempstoweTemplestowe HeightsTemplestowe ValleyTemplestowe ParkBirraleeDoncasterOrange & Black
Doncaster HeightsDonburnDoncaster GardensSerpellsDonvale ChristianYellow & Green
East DoncasterAnderson CreekCarey DonvaleDonvaleMilgate PSWarrandyteBeverley HillsRed & Royal Blue
Templestowe All SaintsSt CharlesSt KevinsSt ClementsSt Gregory'sOur Lady/PinesSt Peters/PaulsNavy & White

How do I register?

Registration will be open from the 21st of August 2017 through the LAVic website, as described below. After registering on the LAV website, print off your Proof-of-Payment page & Parent’s Charter and bring them along to Registration Day to complete your registration, arrange uniforms and collect your showbag with membership materials.

All new registrations must produce a “Proof of age” such as a birth certificate, passport etc.

Registration Day is 9th September 2017. See the Registration Flyer for more details.

Returning Athletes
You will have recently received an email with your child’s username and password from Little Athletics Victoria (if you have not received this email contact your club registrar).

  1. Go to the LAV website and click on register for 2017/2018 “Register Now” button.
  2. Click on Renew your members and login with the username and password to complete your registration.
  3. Follow the prompts and pay online as per previous seasons to LAVic.  Your child will receive their bib once they are financial and active.  No need to come to registration day, unless you want to buy uniforms or have any questions.

New Athletes

  1. Go to the LAV website and click on register for 2017/2018 “Register Now” button.
  2. Choose New Members
  3. Choose Doncaster Little Athletics Centre
  4. Choose one of the four Clubs that make up our Centre. If you’re not sure which to choose then select Doncaster Little Athletics Centre and we can sort it out on Registration Day
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your registration
  6. If you are considering the free trials, just submit the registration without paying (you can pay the fee after your free try outs are completed).
  7. Come to Registration Day or your club desk with your Proof-of-Payment and some Proof-of-Age for your child.

Parent Support Program

It is a condition of registration that parents perform their rostered duty.

Please read the Parent’s Charter before registering your child (part of registering online is by accepting and agreeing to the charter).

DLAC has no paid staff – everything depends upon the efforts of volunteers to prepare and run the events and pack-up afterwards. A competition day at Little Athletics isn’t only about the kids. All the events our children take part in are run by parents whose children are also participating. The kids enjoy it and their parents get to have fun, too.

The Duty roster gives parents a chance to have fun being involved with the athletes, cheering them on and guiding them. Kids get a kick from having their parents officially measuring their throw, run or jump and most people find it’s more fun to occasionally have a hand in their children’s events than just watching.

So there is a Duty Roster. It’s not optional!

If you have difficulty being available for duty please don’t hesitate to speak to your Club’s Parent-Organiser or President. As we’re all volunteers we understand that everyone has constraints to work around.

Each Club rosters parents to help run the On-Track and Competition events that they are responsible for. The details of the roster depend upon each Club and the event. The tasks don’t require any prior Athletics experience – this handbook describes each event & how you can help (it also gives hints about becoming a qualified official, but that’s entirely up to you).

If someone else will be bringing your child on a day you’re rostered for duty (and you haven’t made other arrangements with your club’s organiser) that’s ok – we’re happy for that person to fill-in in your stead.

Note: for insurance reasons, the person performing the duty must be either a parent/guardian on the athlete’s registration, or must provide their name on-the-day for our Centre records.


What are the registration fees?

The registration fee for U6 – U7 athletes is $150

The registration fee for U8 – U16 athletes is $190

Athletes are also required to wear a club uniform. (approx $40 – $70). The registration fee does not include uniform costs.

The registration fee includes the Doncaster coaching program and Special Event days at Doncaster (Open-Day, Multi-event, Handicap Day, Centre-Championships & Doncaster Cross-Country) as well as Region Relay competition.

Region and State Track&Field, State Multi-Event and State Cross-Country now require separate online registration and payment, they are not included in the Doncaster registration fee. These are optional events and require separate registration and payment as they occur.

External programs such as Junior Development Squad (JDS) and the Crystal Creek Camp are also not included.

If you are having difficulty paying these fees, please don’t hesitate to speak to your Club President regarding payment options.


Little Athletics Victoria – Code of Conduct

Little Athletics Victoria expects all members to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Appropriate action may be taken in the case of any breaches of the Code of Conduct. Little Athletics Victoria will ensure that all athletes, coaches, spectators, parents, officials and administrators are not prone to sexual abuse, neglect, physical abuse or emotional abuse. They will ensure that all persons are included, protected and not discriminated against in any manner.

Little Athletics Victoria is registered as an Incorporated Association as protection for its Centres, Committees and its Members.

The LA Vic Code of Conduct is available here.


Officiating Booklet

Please read the Officiating Booklet.

Relay Program

Relay Nominations are open for 2017. Please nominate your athlete for relays by the 5th of November

Relay Registration Form  – remember relays are free for current DLAC athletes – Registration allows us to track all athletes keen to run relays and communicate with their parents.

Relays

Relays provide an opportunity for athletes to participate in team events and to learn relay skills. Relays allow athletes form lasting friendships and develop a sense of teamwork, athletes enjoy competing in teams and cheering on club mates. Doncaster has a strong history in relays with many teams qualifying for the State Relay Championship.

Relay Events

There are three Relay events in the Little Athletics Calendar:

  • Box Hill Relays – Sunday 12th November, Hagenauer Reserve, Barwon Street, Box Hil
  • Region Relay Championships – Saturday 25th November 2017, Bill Stewart Track, Burwood
  • State Relay Championships – Saturday 16th December 2017, Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park

Box Hill offers the following events for U8-U16:

  • Girls & Boys – 4×100, 4×200, Medley (2×100, 1×200, 1×400)
  • Mixed Gender- 4×100, 4×200 (U16 Only)

Regional and State offer the following events for U9 – U15:

  • Girls & Boys – 4×100, 4×200, Medley (2×100, 1×200, 1×400)
  • Mixed Gender – 4×100, 4×200
  • Mixed Age Medley U9-U11 (1 x U9, 1 x U10,  2 x U11) – 2×100, 1×200, 1×400
  • Mixed Age Medley U12-U13 (2 x U12,  2 x U13) – 2×100, 1×200, 1×400
  • Mixed Age Medley U14-U15 (2 x U14,  2 x U15) – 2×100, 1×200, 1×400

Box Hill is a great day for athletes of all abilities to give relays a go. We can run multiple teams in each age group and event if required. At Regional Relays we will be looking to field our best teams to give it a shot at making the State Championships. Teams must qualify at the Regional Relay Championships to progress to States. Only athletes who compete in a qualifying team at Regionals are allowed to run for that team at States.

Relay Nomination Process

If you wish you child to compete in any of the upcoming Relay days, please complete the Relay Team Nomination form . Each athlete can be nominated in a maximum of 3 events.

Please note that we cannot run a successful Relay Program without parent involvement.

  • If your child participates at a Relay day, parents are required to do approx. one hour of duty as part of Doncaster’s duty commitment.
  • If you nominate your child for Regional Relays they must be available to compete at States, in the event their team qualifies.
  • Athletes must participate in the Doncaster Center uniform, not their individual club uniforms. These will be available for purchase from the Club House on competition days.

Relay Squad Manager/Coach Nominations

Peter Sharpe is the Education Director for Doncaster. We require a Squad Manager for each Relay age/gender group. You may also consider volunteering for Squad Relay coach if you have experience and skills in this area.
As a Squads Relay Manager, you are responsible for recording the athletes selected for each team and starting positions from the Relay Coach. Communicating with team members and their parents. On Relay competition days, ensuring team forms are completed correctly and that the athletes are marshaled in time for their events.
If you also wish to take on Relay Coach for that age/gender group, you should liase with the nominated athletes for training days and to make final squad/team selections.
Peter will be on hand to provide support to anyone wanting to take on the Squad Manager and/or Squad Coach roles. If you wish to nominate for Squad Manager or Squad Manager/Coach for any particular age/gender group, please see Peter Sharpe.

Relay Selection Criteria

A relay squad consists of all the athletes in a given gender/age group that have nominated for relays and have agreed to make themselves available for training and competition days. A relay team consists of 4/5 members taken from the relay squad to compete in an event. Relay squads/teams shall be selected using the following broad criteria:

  • To select squads/teams with the best potential for progression to the State Championships with ultimately the ability to secure a State final position, and
  • To progress as many athletes as possible commensurate with the athletes abilities

The selection is based on the following criteria (in order):

  • Athletes performance over relay distances (100, 200 & 400m)
  • Athletes’ proficiency in relay race technique
  • Attitude and being a ‘team’ member
  • Attendance at training.

The final selection of each squad will be determined by the Team Coach and/or Peter Sharpe.

Relay Training

Centre Relay training will be held every Mon & Wed 5:30pm – 6:30pm leading up to Regional (and then State for those teams that qualify). Where a coach has been nominated for a particular squad they may arrange additional or alternative training times and will communicated those with the squad members.

Further Information

For more information please contact relays@doncasterlac.org.au or come see Peter Sharpe or Kim Beckwith (at TAS) on competition days.

Photos

Our photo galleries allow us to recognise the effort, determination & fun our Athletes put into their events.

Doncaster Centre & Clubs have a number of photographers who will be out on the track taking photos of our athletes. Our volunteers have Working with Children checks and will be wearing a yellow vest and identification. All photos are taken and used in accordance with the DLAC Photography Policy

Anyone who wishes to take photos at the Doncaster Centre will need to read and abide by this policy.

DLAC does not want to stop parents/carers from taking legitimate images of their own children for personal use, however there are restrictions. This policy has been introduced to protect Doncaster’s most valuable assets – our young athletes.

Please note only Officials and those on duty are allowed out on the track or the inside of the arena, so we must ask you to take your photos from the stands or from the outside of the track.


Event photography

2016/17 Season

2016/17 Doncaster LAC

2017 EMR Regionals

2017 State Track and Field

2014/15 Season

2015 State Track and Field

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