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Season 2018-19 Started.

We had a successful start to the 2018-19 season with around 100 athletes enjoying the marvellous spring weather and running and jumping around.

For parents wanting to purchase singlets we have a Paypal option which can be accessed by following the links below (tops are $25).  Please bring proof of payment when you come to collect tops.  If you have a Paypal account you should be able to log in with this, otherwise enter ‘Pay with Card’ details. You can ignore shipping details (i.e. they will be picked up once payment details have been verified), but do put in an email address.

For Those interested in Learning more

For those who are new to the sport and are curious to know what it all entails the basics are:

  • Little Athletics is for kids aged 5-15.  Events include track (sprints and middle distance running), field (discus, shotput) and jumps (long and high).
  • We generally run competition on a Sauturday morning which goes for about 2 hours. Before long weekends and regional and state events we usually swap to Friday evening (this happens about 3-4 times in a season)
  • Competition starts at 9am on a Saturday, but look forward to having parents arrive a little bit earier to help setup.
  • Our season runs through until March (about 18 weeks of competition).  We take a break from just before Christmas until mid January
  • At Oakleigh we pride ourselves on being a familiy oriented and wecloming centre.  We place a strong emphasis on athletes challenging themselves to do better.  The Personal Best rewards scheme is a big hit with the kids!
  • For registered and financial athletes we offer training for athletes on a Tuesday afternoon (ages 8 and above) and Thursday afternoon (ages 6- 8).  This is included in our annual fee
  • You can try athletics before making payment, however we ask that you register your child beforehand.

The portal for registering through Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic) is open for both previous members and new members. Click on this link to go to the portal.

The campaign to upgrade our track has commenced with earnest..

The committee has commenced the process to motivate for a long overdue investment into our Athletics facility.  A recent survey of members has overwhelmingly indicated their support for a collaborative process to work with all levels of government and the local community to improve the standard of the track. Our athletes deserve a safe and modern facility.

We have spoken with council and Little Athletics Victoria and are currently working on a business plan to support the necessary investment.  It may take a while, but with consultation and careful planning we expect to get a good result.

So keep an eye out for our petition, and check in with our Facebook page and website for updates. We are looking for your support as we progress on this ambitious project.     

Well done Cross Country'ers

This year we are very pleased to see 16 of our athletes competing in each week as part of BaysideXC competition.  A few of our younger athletes are doing exceptionally well finisihing at the front of the field most weeks - a good sign for the future.

We had 3 athletes compete at Regions at Ballam Park on the weekend.  Congratulations to

  • Nathan Haggai (U9) 1500m  6.09.44
  • Gideon Fischer (U10) 1500m   5.46.07
  • Tesia Haggai (U12) 2000m   9.05.95

All three have qualified to compete at State Cross Country on July 23rd.

And that's a wrap- Season 2017-18 comes to a close! 

We officially closed our season at the AGM and awards ceremony on Saturday March 24.  A big congratulations to all our award winners, well done to all our athletes who put in amazing personal performances throughout the season and thank you to all the parents and helpers who make our little centre a joy to be involved with.

If you are looking for something to do in the winter months, cross country might be your thing.  Bayside Cross Country runs most Saturday mornings at various locations.  Find out more or register at  BaysideXC.

We will be starting agaon in late September/ early October.  Please come back and visit us then to find out more.

Age group changes for next season

The outcome of the special AGM re. age groups was that Victorian centres have ageed to alter the age group eligibility date to run from 1st January until 31st December. This will come into effect next season. More info here.

 

 

 

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Oakleigh Little Athletics Centre Handbook

The 2018-19 Oakleigh Little Athletics Handbook will be available soon for viewing and download here.

 

To view the Calendar for the 2018-19 seasion click here.

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Contact Us

To find out more information or ask questions, you can contact the centre in a number of ways:

  • Phone: Andrew Allan on 0417 516 756
  • Email: oakleigh@lavic.com.au
  • Post: PO Box 5474, Clayton, VIC 3168
  • Address: Davies Reserve, Talbot Avenue, Oakleigh South 3167 

Or grab a committee member  on Fridays/Saturdays between September and March!

2018-19 Sponsors

Little Athletics Victoria is proudly sponsored by

  • Coles supemarkets (national sponsor)
  • Subway (state sponsor)

Oakleigh Little Athletics centre also thanks Oakleigh AFL Auskick for sponsoring the Personal Bests ladder with awards certificates.