Welcome back everyone after a few weeks off! I hope that everyone has had, or continues to have an absolutely wonderful time with their families and friends over the holiday break. We are excited and ready to jump back into athletics when the time rolls around next Saturday.
It is incredibly important as we all begin to get back to the track that we adhere to COVID19 safety measures. If you feel sick, stay home and get tested, fullstop. Social distancing will remain an important measure to keep everyone safe, and if you cannot distance yourself from others please ensure that you wear a mask.
Yarra Ranges Athletics will do our best to keep everyone updated with any changes to the restrictions. To stay up to date make sure to check the Yarra Ranges Athletics Clubhouse Facebook page before any events.
If you haven’t registered your little for Athletics this season, there has never been a better opportunity to do so.
Registration cost has been reduced to just $100 from January to August!
We will be returning officially to Littles and Senior Athletics from Saturday 15th January. For specific information, scroll down to either the Littles or Senior sections of the newsletter.
Before we get back into competition, Coach Kate will be holding a session for Littles NEXT Wednesday 12th January from 4pm. Make sure to RSVP with Kate on 0400 430 584 to let her know you’re coming! Kate will also be holding a session on the 19th, but there will not be a session on the 26th.
Two Bays Carpark Fundraiser
Sunday 16th January – Cape Schanck Lighthouse
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!!
2022 State Combined Events Championships
Entries for the State Combined Event are closing NEXT Wednesday! Make sure to get your entries in before then for your child to be eligible to compete!
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 Close: 12th January 2022 (11:59 pm) OR; prior if the entry cap has been reached
Athletes must be a registered financial member of their Centre. Athletes are able to directly enter without any participating in a previous event.
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
Little Athletics Returns Soon
Saturday 15th January
We will be running program 3 for our first week back at athletics. Due to the works on the track there are a few alterations to program 3 which will be released next week.
Our older age groups (U10, U11, U12, U13-16) will be competing in walks starting from 8:00am.
The Committee are expecting a few people to be away for this round of Littles, and so it is a perfect opportunity to stick your hand up and have a go at volunteering We will likely be needing a few people to help as age group leaders, as well as some volunteers in the canteen. Many hands make light work!
For more information, make sure to check the Yarra Ranges Athletics Clubhouse before the day!
Get in quick 2022 Region Track and Field Carnival registrations are now open!
The 2022 Region Track and Field Carnivals will take place across seven locations on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th February 2022.
Cost: $11/per event (+ admin fee)
*Athletes can choose a maximum of 5 events
Date: 12th – 13th February 2022
Location: Region Specific, EMR Knox Park Athletics Centre, Knoxfield
Entries Close: 30th January 2022, 11:59 pm (midnight)
Register here: https://lavic.com.au/…/2022-region-track-and-field…/
Knox Little Athletics Centre Open Day Twilight
Date: Saturday 22nd January 2022 – 2:00pm – 9:30pm
Eligible Athletes: U6-U16
Cost: Entry Fee is $8 per event – up to $30 for 4 events.
Entries close: 13th of January.
Open days are a chance for athletes to compete at another track with other centres from around Victoria. It is a great chance to go for a PB and/or get practice for region and state events for the older age groups. For more information please go to their website www.klac23.org.au/openday
Athletics Victoria Seniors Round Seven
Date: Saturday 15th January 2022
Entries Close: Wednesday 12th January 2022, 11:59 am (Midday)
Location: Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Lakeside