Weekly Newsletter – March 16

State Track and Field Champs recap

Last weekend we were extremely proud to send a team of athletes to LAVic’s State Champs event, and even more proud to see them come home with not one, but FOUR Bronze medals.

Additionally to that, we saw 14 top 8 performances as well as numerous PBs and great sportsmanship from everyone.

A special mention to Jamie Pointon for starting all weekend out in the sun and a big thank you to all the volunteers, parent helpers and athletes!

UniRoos come off dominant

Words below from Athletics Australia… “The UniRoos action at the FISU World University Cross Country Championships over 10,000m was headlined by a 5th place finish by the Australian men, lead by a top-10 finish from Tim Vincent

  • Tim Vincent – 9th (28:40)
  • Ed Goddard – 14th (28:56)
  • Harry Norman – 22nd (29:32)
  • Harrison Bagley – 31st (30:00)
  • Samantha Phillips – 27th (35:27)
  • Emma Mahon – 33rd (37:12)

READ MORE bit.ly/UniRoosWorldCrossCountry “

A HUGE congratulations to Harry Norman competing for the first time in the Australian colours. We very much look forward to seeing him in the green and gold more!

School Athletics Carnival helpers

An absolutely MASSIVE thank you to our awesome volunteers who helped out in the canteen and timing for Billanook College’s athletics carnival yesterday.

Bryan Ackerly, Jamie Pointon, Uli Homann, Jane Pointon, Kate Downward, Dani van Bemmel, Katie Clarke and Max Savill-Bentley, thank you all so much for your hard work today!

We will be needing more volunteers on April 25th and 31st to assist in the canteen, if you have a spare hour to help please let us know!

A message from Coach Kate about Wednesday training…

Wednesday afternoon training will take on the following format for the rest of Term 1…

  1. Today and next week = athletic games and fun as we wrap up the summer season. 4-5pm.
  2. The last two Wednesdays of term (30 March and 6 April) we start our cross country training. Time change to 4.15-5pm.
  3. A break over the school holidays.
  4. Resuming term 2 on Wednesday 27 April with cross country training 4.15-5pm.

Littles Presentation Day

Presentation Day will be on Saturday the 26th of March. We love to celebrate all the athletes who have joined Yarra Ranges for the Little Athletics Track and Field Season.

All are invited to come along and celebrate our athletes achievements!

Trophies will be presented to those athletes who have a minimum of 50% attendance during the 21/22 season from October till March. However, if you have joined us after the Christmas holidays and/or not sure your athlete has reached the minimum attendance and will be attending the Presentation Day, please email info@yarrarangesathletics.com.au .

Trophies will be ordered at the end of this week so please get in touch with us ASAP.


Athletics Australia’s Australian Summer of Athletics tour is returning to Melbourne. Come see Australia’s best athletes on show as they compete to earn work ranking points and meet the standards for Commonwealth Games and World Championships selection.

Tickets are only available ONLINE, no tickets will be available at the gate.

Click here or on the image above for tickets.

Little Athletics Summer Season

Season Celebration Round

Date: THIS Saturday 19th March

Location: Morrison Reserve, Mt Evelyn

As we near the completion of our summer season of Littles this weekend will be a special Season Celebration Round to recognise the dedication and success of not just our awesome young athletes, but our parent helpers, volunteers and committee.

We look forward to seeing everyone down at the track at the regular time for a fun morning. At this stage the weather is looking to be perfect so don’t forget to bring a hat and sunscreen!


As the summer season draws to a close, we are fast approaching the beginning of YRA’s cross country season.

Pencil in these two dates; April 2 and April 9!

The committee are extremely excited to bring XC back for 2022.

All ages. All abilities. All welcome.

Beginning a new season is the perfect opportunity to put your hand up and volunteer. YRAXC is entirely reliant on volunteers to set up, run, and pack up and we need all of the help that we can get. The more volunteers we have, the less everyone has to volunteer.

Please contact Max Savill-Bentley (0428191006), or pop your name and contact details on the volunteer roster sheet if you would like to contribute as a volunteer. Click here to visit the volunteer roster.

More information to come soon!

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