Weekly Newsletter – Dec 8

Yarra Ranges Athletics welcomed Australian athletics legend Kyle Vander Kuyp to our Morrison Reserve track on Saturday morning.  As part of the “Coles Little Athletes Big Dreams” program, Kyle spent nearly an hour answering questions, taking photos with our athletes and even found time give some athletes some hurdling tips. It was certainly a fantastic opportunity to meet and listen to an athlete who is the current Australian 110m hurdles record holder and has represented Australia at multiple Olympic Games.

Kyle was fortunate to watch some quality hurdle events as athletes rotated around their 5 events over the morning.  Once again great to see so many athletes enjoying the opportunity to compete with friends and try to acheive personal bests.

Seniors

Our senior team enjoyed patches of fine weather for round 2 of AVSL. With members spread between Nunawading and Doncaster tracks and over the 4 time slots at each venue it was difficult to provide much support. A big welcome and congratulations to Violet Hall and Cameron Yorke competing in Yarra Ranges colours for the first time. Thanks to James Anderson and other club members who helped with our club duty.

Michael Clarke Wins Frankston to Portsea Ultramarathon

Former club president, Michael Clarke, surprised many including himself by winning the Frankston to Portsea Ultramarathon. A 55km journey along the Peninsula. Michael rolled home in an impressive 4 hours 29 minutes 42 seconds.

Rob Belli – Development Officer LAVic

Rob Belli who is one of our starters and a Life Member at Yarra Ranges Athletics has been appointed to the role of Development Officer with LAVic for the duration of the 20/21 summer track & field season.  He will provide on-the-ground support and assistance to Centres from LAVic across the state. He is a long time Yarra Ranges Athletics member, State level Starter and school teacher. We wish Rob all the best in his new role and look forward to when he will be back home with us again at Morrison Reserve.

Registration are open for both Little Athletics and our senior team via Athletics Victoria.  The club welcomes and encourages all athletes of any age or ability. 

Make sure to register tonight or before 12pm tomorrow for this weekend’s first round of AVSL! https://athsvic.org.au/avevents/avsl2020-21/
More information below.

For information on training, how to join or trial, photos, results and updated news, visit the website at yarrarangesathletics.org.au or check us out on Facebook. Run, Jump, Throw…too easy!

Please ensure that you check in following the above instructions when entering Morrison Reserve for all purposes
LITTLE ATHS TRACK & FIELD SATURDAY – 28th November
MORRISON RES, MT EVELYN
STARTING AT 8:45am


Week 4 of Little Athletics, set up and helpers please arrive from 8am. 
On Friday a program of events will be e-mailed along with reminders on protocols for all registered families.In line with the current protocols the following items will help the morning run smoothly:Arrive early, allow plenty of timeCheck in, to register attendance via the QR code below or the link Age Group Leaders please meet with Dannie at 8.45am for a review / briefing before competition startsIf you, or children are unwell, runny nose, cough etc. we’ll miss you, but please stay homePlease note the COVID safe principles 
Click the QR code or scan to check in attendance for LAV events 
More Information:Collection of Bibs
This week the collection of bibs will be in the folders for your age groups. 
 
Trial Athletes
If you haven’t received information about what to expect, where to go, what to do etc, please e-mail join@yarrarangesathletics.org.au

Banana’s are Back
This week the bananas are back at the Track thanks to Renee Horsley for collecting them from Coles Lilydale. You are welcome to take a Banana or 2 for your family!
 
Results HQ
All athletes results are loaded into Results HQ every week. If there is any issues with this please contact info@yarrarangesathletics.org.auLooking forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning!
**LITTLE ATHS RELAYS INFORMATION**
Region & State Relays
Usually at this time of year we are holding relay practice and entering teams for Yarra Ranges to compete at the Region Relay Carnival. Unfortunately, due to Covid, LAvic have had to postpone the Relay carnivals that are usually held in November and December and have moved them to February and March next year.
 
Region Relays this season will be for the U9-U12 age group only. Those wishing to compete in the U13-U16 age group will be entered directly into the State event in March.
 
Region relays will be held on Sunday the 28th of February (u9-U12) and we will be looking for athletes at the beginning of next year. Relays are a fun team event competing in 4x100m, 4x200m and the medley event. More information will come in the New Year.

Little Aths Relays Information

Region & State Relays

Usually at this time of year we are holding relay practice and entering teams for Yarra Ranges to compete at the Region Relay Carnival. Unfortunately, due to Covid, LAvic have had to postpone the Relay carnivals that are usually held in November and December and have moved them to February and March next year.
 
Region Relays this season will be for the U9-U12 age group only. Those wishing to compete in the U13-U16 age group will be entered directly into the State event in March.
 
Region relays will be held on Sunday the 28th of February (u9-U12) and we will be looking for athletes at the beginning of next year. Relays are a fun team event competing in 4x100m, 4x200m and the medley event. More information will come in the New Year.

Senior Athletics Season Calendar

DECEMBER 2020
Thurs 10 – High-Velocity Club & AV Throwers Meet
Sun 13 – AVSL Round 3 & HVC Hurdles Meet 
Thurs 17 – AV Throwers (Juniors only)
Sat 19 – Rare Air Club (Box Hill/Casey/Geelong)
Sun 20 – AVSL Round 4 & HVC Hurdles Meet
Tues 22 – Victorian Milers Club 
 
JANUARY 2021
Sat 2 – Rare Air Club 
Sat 9/Sun 10 – High-Velocity Club 
Thurs 14 – Rare Air Club 
Sat 16 – AVSL Round 5 
Sun 17 – AV Throwers 
Fri 22 – Sun 24 Vic. Country Champs (Ballarat)
Sat 23 – High-Velocity Club Meet 3
Tues 26 – Zatopek10                                     
Sat 30 /Sun 31 – Relay Championships (Box Hill)
 
FEBRUARY 2021
Thurs 4 – High-Velocity Club & Rare Air Club 
Sat 6 – AVSL Round 6 
Sat 6 /Sun 7 – Multi Event Champs (Bendigo)
Thurs 11 – 5000m Champs (Box Hill)
Sat 13 – AVSL Round 7 
Sun 14 – High-Velocity Club & AV Throwers & Rare Air Club
Fri 19 /Sun 21 – Victorian Championships (Lakeside)
Fri 26 /Sun 28 – Victorian Championships (Lakeside)
 
MARCH 2021
Tues 2 – AVSL Round 8 
Sun 7 – Rare Air Club 
Thurs 11 – High-Velocity Club & AV Throwers 
Sat 13 – AVSL Round 9 
Sun 14 – Rare Air Club 
Thurs 18 – High-Velocity Club
Sat 20 – AVSL Round 10 
Sun 21 – Rare Air Club 
Tues 23 – AV Throwers
Thurs 25 – Rare Air Club 
Sat 27 – AVSL Playoffs (Lakeside)
Wed 31 – Rare Air Club 
 
APRIL 2021
Thurs 1 – High-Velocity Club 
Tues 6 – Rare Air Club 
Thurs 8 – High-Velocity Club & AV Throwers 
Sat 24/Sun 25 – Victorian Masters Championships

COACHING, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS
All events and disciplines catered for including running, sprinting, jumping and throwing.
All ages, abilities welcome.

TRAINING AND COACHING IS AVAILABLE FOR OUR MEMBERS.We are privileged to have several qualified and experienced coaches who strive to help our athletes of all levels improve.
It is asked that you contact the coaches before attending the first time, so they know to expect you.
Specific details of each coach and their sessions will follow in separate posts to the summary below:
OUR COACHES:
Kate Downward / Jamie Strudley / Graeme Woolridge / Malcolm Duncan / Brendan Dixon / Dale Bullen / Susan Taylor


CURRENT TRAINING GROUPS
PRE-BOOKED ONLY – WEDNESDAY 4.00PM – Kate Downward all ages of Little Athletics members can join in anytime.
Session format: warm up, drills, main session (changes each week), strength, stretching and mobility. Parents can join in too!

Contact to discuss current coaching plans and availability under existing restrictions coaches@yarrarangesathletics.org.au 


Reading Cinemas are helping us earn free movie tickets.  Click on the image below to open and print the coupons to hand in each time you purchase a ticket to earn 1 POINT for YRA. 
For every 10 coupons handed in YRA receives 1 free movie pass to be able to use as prizes and rewards for our Athletes.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM

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