Weekly Newsletter – June 9

Lockdown ends, back to training, XC to come soon..

A brief message from the President

I am so excited to finally announce that we can get back to training from Friday morning.

No doubt everyone will be very excited to see each other and find their little piece of “normal” again. This lockdown was sudden and caught many off-guard, and personally I am beyond ready to get back on the trails at Silvan!

While we are not yet able to host our Saturday morning Cross Country competition, outdoor training can resume – though the recent cold weather may not be the most inviting!

Our coaches will communicate via the Yarra Ranges Athletics Clubhouse Facebook page when and where they will be training again.

We will be paying close attention to government, LAV, and AV recommendations to ensure a COVID safe experience for everybody, and if anything changes quickly we will let our members know as soon as possible via the Clubhouse page. Attached at the link below is the full list of updated restrictions from the Victorian government, correct at 9/06/2021. Click here.

On a slightly different note, the second round of the Victoria’s ‘Get Active Kids Voucher Program’ opened on the May 31st. If your family has a health care card or pensioner concession card you may be eligible for $200 to help your child play sport – it’s worth a look!

Our club has also just been the lucky recipient of a grant from the Victorian government, part of the Sporting Club Grants program. We have been given $1000 to put towards our equipment, and it has been decided by the committee for use in replacing our aging shot puts and discus sets.

Thank you everybody for your continued patience and diligence, I look forward to seeing you all down at YRA XC in coming weeks.

Max Savill-BentleyPresident Yarra Ranges Athletics

LAVic Region XC

The Region Cross-Country Carnivals have been cancelled. The State Cross-Country Championships, on Saturday 31st July at Lake Dewar, will now be direct entry.

All the current registrations will be moved across into the State Championships, and the portal will remain open until Monday 5th July.

To recognise the performances that would have been achieved at the Region Carnivals, Region medals will be presented in addition to the State medals, based on placings.

A portal for athletes to withdraw from State will also be set up, refunds will be provided.

LAVic State XC

2021 LAVic State Cross-Country Championships

The State Cross-Country Championships is an individual Cross-Country event. It is held on terrain that is undulating and provides a challenge to the athletes. The course may incorporate one or two laps depending on the distance and layout of the course.

The State Teams event only, will be conducted concurrent with the individual event at the State Cross-Country Championships.

State Championships is a direct entry event.

To see all information relating to the event, including the draft timetable, and other important information, please click the link here to go to the event page.

Cost: $25/athlete (+ admin)

Date: Saturday 31st July 2021

Location: Lake Dewar Lodge, 339 Garrands Road, Myrniong

Entries Open: Friday, 14th May 2021

Entries Close: Monday, 5th July 2021 (11:59 am – Midday)

Senior AV XC

Seniors AV XCR Round 4 will be returning June 26 at Cruden Farm. AV have rescheduled the St Anne’s Winery relays (Round 3) to Saturday 7th August.

Please note that the calendar is provisional to future COVID restrictions. For more information about the calendar, jump onto AV’s website here

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