Weekly Newsletter – Mar 23

Club vs Club Trophy

Yarra Ranges Athletics held the annual inter-club competition on the weekend where the 4 clubs compete for the coveted Champion Club trophy. Final results were not available as we go to print, but the scores were very close throughout the morning. Some tense, hard fought relay races at the end of the program may be the deciding events. The winning club will be announced at the Presentation day this coming Sunday.

The competition was fierce throughout he morning with fantastic number of PB performances on what will be the last day of competition for the 2020-21 summer.

State Relay Championships – This Weekend

Good luck to all out athletes competing at the Little Athletics Victoria State relay Championships at Casey Fields this coming weekend. Relays are a fun event so enjoy the competition.

Yarra Ranges have 15 teams entered for State Relays on the 27th and 28th of March. It is a great opportunity this year to run at a state event for all out athletes and we hope they enjoy the experience racing against other team from around Victoria.

Have lots of fun and know the Club is proud of you for running in the Yarra Ranges colours!

U9-U12 – Saturday 27th of March

U13-U16 – Sunday 28th of March

Location: Casey Fields, 160 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East

Presentation Day – This Sunday

This coming Sunday will see the Presentation Day for our Little Athletics, to be held at Morrison Reserve from 2.00pm on Sunday 28th.

Seniors Final Round Results

Our seniors competed at the final round of the AVSL competition for 2020-21. Another great turn out of club athletes saw some excellent performances, led by a stirring 400m victory for Hayley Wilkins and a continuation of some impressive performances by Ash Rooke.

Announcements from the Committee

A huge thank you to everybody who helped over the weekend with our working bee. There will be more jobs coming as we approach cross season, stay tuned!

Our track will be used for School Bookings from time to time and we are looking for volunteers to help serve at the Canteen during the day.

We have a booking on the 1st of April if anyone is available to help Uli and Katie during the busy lunch period between 11am – 1pm. Thank you.

For enquiries, suggestions, or anything else, email the committee here at committee@yarrarangesathletics.org.au We would love your feedback!

Upcoming Events for April

Sat 3/Sun 4 – Stawell Gift – Little Athletics handicaps: U9-U16 (Stawell)

Sat 17 – OpeningYRA Cross Country Round – SAVE THE DATE – VENUE TBC

Training – Kate’s training sessions for Little Athletes

In the lead up to State Relay Championships this weekend, Kate will again have a focus on relay training this Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm. Round up your team to see if they can come along with you to training!

Then next week is the final week of Term 1! Training will be Wednesday 31st March only (not Thursday) at 4pm and we will have a celebration session (games and fun!) to farewell the Track and Field season and welcome in the Cross Country season.

Terms 2 and 3 will focus on Cross Country running, strength and mobility. Wednesday 4pm at the track for all ages and Thursday 5.30pm at Victoria Rd Primary School for those aged 9+.

For more information, keep an eye on the “Yarra Ranges Athletics Clubhouse” Facebook page.

Seniors Athletics

Seniors events coming up…

March 2021

Thurs 25 – Melbourne Track Classic (Lakeside)

Sat 27 – AVSL Playoffs (Lakeside)

Wed 31 – Rare Air Club (meet 12)

April 2021

Thurs 1 – High Velocity Club (meet 8)

Thurs 1 – Box Hill Classic (3000m & 1500m)

Tues 6 – Rare Air Club (meet 13)

Sat 10 – AV Throwers (meet 10)

Sat 24/Sun 25 – Victorian Masters Championships

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