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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

June 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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2
3
4
  • Eastern 7's Cross Country
5
6
7
8
9
10
  • Division One Open Day
11
  • CXR Open Day - Benalla
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
  • CXR Open Day - Box Hill
19
20
21
22
23
24
  • EMR Regionals
25
26
27
28
29
30

Contacts

Centre Committee

The Executive Committee manages the day to day running of the Doncaster Little Athletics Centre. The Committee is composed of members from the clubs that make up the Doncaster Centre. Smaller sub-committees that manage discrete portfolios are also composed of Executive Committee members and others. A new Executive Committee is formed each year at the AGM.

The Executive Committee meets on the second last Wednesday of each month, except December and April, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. The AGM is held in April, usually on the third Wedneday.

2016 Committee

Title Name Telephone Email 
President Andrew Glover  0410 558 869 president@doncasterlac.org.au
Treasurer Vacant treasurer@doncasterlac.org.au
Registrar Piri Edwards 0419 702 691 registrar@doncasterlac.org.au
Education Director Peter Sharpe 0413 777 107 education@doncasterlac.org.au
Competition Director Michael O’Connell  0419 552 481 competition@doncasterlac.org.au
Secretary Clyde King 0434 782 596 secretary@doncasterlac.org.au
Facilities Manager Paul Reynolds 0412 550 552 facilities@doncasterlac.org.au
General Member Kirralee Brain 0412 820 867 generalcommittee1@doncasterlac.org.au
Minute Secretary Vacant minutesec@doncasterlac.org.au
Results Marilyn MacKay 0429 047 073 results@doncasterlac.org.au
Working w/children coordinator Natalie Reynolds 0405 470 154 areynolds@tpg.com.au
Canteen Fiona Scamporlino 0412 670 821 canteen@doncasterlac.org.au
Centre photographer Tony Stefanovski 0402 343291 tonystef@live.com.au
Website Vacant webmaster@doncasterlac.org.au

Contacts for individual clubs can be found via the Team App pages for each club on the clubs page.

Programs

At Doncaster Little Athletics we run a number of programs for children in the Under 6 to Under 16 age groups.

More information about our programs can be found here:

We also run a coaching program for those looking to get involved with coaching.

Centre Championships

Towards the end of the track & field season, we run a very exciting interclub competition, the Centre Championships which run over a 3 week period.  Each week rotates each program, finalising on program 1 to include the Ontrack athletes.  All Athletes have an opportunity to win medals per event in their age group throughout the Centre Championships.

For the updated rules of the Centre Championships, click on here

Also note that some of the events are run twice over the 3 programs, so to understand which event is counted for medal opportunity refer to the medal matrix here

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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