We always welcome parents and guadians to be involved in operation of the club, from behind the scenes to running of the events on the day. Each week we require assistance with set up, managing events, results tracking and pack up. There are a number of other ways to help as well:
- Team/Age Group Managers: every age group needs guiding round the field on a Saturday morning. Having a regular group manager provides the children with consistency and the manager gets to know which of their athletes including providing a little guidance here and there. In this role, you really get to see improvement in action throughout the season which can be extremely rewarding.
- On Track Co-ordinator: every Saturday morning we run On track program for age groups U6 and U7. This is a great opportunity to help young athletes develop basic skills in athletics and help them improve each week. Showing them that athletics can be fun too and you can be having fun at the same time.
- Centre Team Managers: on occasion we need one or two responsible adults as Oakleigh team manager when we are participating at external events. This person is the co-ordinator for our club on the day. It doesn’t happen often so it’s not a big time commitment.
- Become a coach: having trained coaches at a variety of levels and across a number of different events is a must. We know it makes a difference and you can too. We can put you through the Introduction to Coaching course at the centre's expense and get you started on something really worthwhile.
If you really have the passion, and a bit of time, then get on the committee or take on a regular job that doesn’t require committee meeting attendance. Many hands make light work and this level of involvement allows you to have some direct input into how we run the show.