Weekly Newsletter – December 8

Yarra Ranges Athletics athletes enjoyed some sunshine interspersed with drizzle and cold winds on Saturday morning. The weather did not deter the smiles on the 150+ athletes who turned up at Morrison Reserve for a fun morning of athletics.

With the club combined events championships only a week away, athletes made the most of the opportunity to practice the events that make up the combined events schedule. Our athletes finally got the chance to try some discus and shotput events prior to the artificial turf being laid.

Our seniors were split between AVSL competitions at Knox and Keilor tracks.

A massive congratulations to all of our competing athletes at the AV 5000m champs last night, especially to James Laven and Harry Norman, taking home 4th and 6th place in the Men’s A Race respectively, and Olivia Twining, running 12th in the Women’s A Race.

The YRA Distance Crew has been absolutely on fire over the last few weeks, and we are extremely excited to see how the team can go over the rest of the summer season! If you missed last nights racing, check out the Men’s A, or Women’s A races by clicking on either here!

Two Bays Car Park Fundraiser

Cape Schanck – Sunday 16th January 2022

This will be the 6th year we have managed this and it is the best one day fundraiser that we do.

We raise over $2000 which goes directly to the club, but we need members to come and help either direct cars to park or be on the gate to take the $5 car parking fee.

The area is a one way in and out and about 400-500 cars are directed on the day.

If you are available to help, we offer a small amount to cover petrol and/or food costs on the day. We need about 5 people from 6am in the morning and an additional 3 from 9am till about 1pm.

If you can help for a couple of hours please get in touch with Katie Clarke on 0403 819391. It is a beautiful part of the world to explore when your shift is over. Big Thank you!!


All results from Little Athletics are available through the Results HQ portal. All members have received details for logging in from Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic). If you haven’t received or can’t find the details call the LAVic office.

For new members who started on Trial the early results are being checked and re-entered. It is a manual process, so may take a few weeks for us to catch up.

If anyone, at anytime, believes some results are missing, please email results@yarrarangesathletics.org.au

2022 State Combined Events Championships

The 2022 State Combined Events Championships will take place at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park on the 29th and 30th January 2022. Athletes in the Under 9 through to Under 16 age groups are eligible to participate.

The Combined Events consist of between four and seven separate disciplines depending on which age group a child is in. Events consisting of four or five disciplines will be held on one day. Events consisting of more than five disciplines will be held on two consecutive days.

Cost: $50 per athlete

$40 Multi-Class per athlete

Entries Open: 29th November 2021 (4:00 pm)

Entries Close: 12th January 2022 (11:59 pm) OR; prior if the entry cap has been reached

Entry Requirements

Athletes must be a registered financial member of their Centre. Athletes are able to directly enter without any participating in a previous event.

Event Schedule

Saturday: U9, U10, U13, Multi-Class U9-U10, U11-U12 & U13-U16 (Boys & Girls)

Sunday: U11, U12, (Boys & Girls)

Saturday & Sunday: U14, U15, U16 (Boys & Girls)

For a complete schedule of the day, click here to go to the event page

YRA Little Athletics

Date: Saturday 11th December

Location: Morrison Reserve, Mount Evelyn

This week due to the resurfacing works which are almost completed we will be running program 2 again, please find a copy of the program below.Make sure to check the clubhouse page for any last minute information before Saturday!

YRA Annual Combined Event!

Date: Saturday 18th December

Location: Morrison Reserve, Mount EvelynThe annual combined event is a points based competition just like you see at the Olympics in the decathlon and heptathlon – just modified for our young athletes.Each age group will complete between 5 and 7 events.

The results from each event scores points. These points are tallied to determine the overall event winners.Every second and every centimetre counts – encourage your athletes to do their best on the day.

Results will be collated and all athletes will receive a certificate to show their event details and points scored.Scoring is based on completing all events in the program.

Any athletes that complete fewer events cannot be placed higher in the overall results than an athlete with all events scored.

Make sure to check out the YRA Clubhouse Facebook page over the coming days to be up to date with the program.

We look forward to seeing everyone for the combined event soon!

AVSL Round Five

Date: Saturday 11th December 2021

Entries Close: Wednesday 8th December 2021, 11:59 am (Midday)

Location: Aberfeldie, Ballarat, Bendigo, Casey Fields, Geelong

If you missed the entry cutoff for this weekend, no worries! AVSL is back next week!

AVSL Round Six

Date: Saturday 18th December 2021

Entries Close: Wednesday 15th December 2021, 11:59 am (Midday)

Location: Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Knox, Meadowglen

For entries, click on the button below.

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