Weekly Newsletter – April 6th

AV Registrations Open

Registrations for Athletics Victoria’s 22/23 season are now underway. For full information, visit the link here to see the full breakdown of pricing for memberships, winter XCR, summer AVSL, and more.

To register with Yarra Ranges Athletics for this season of seniors cross country and summer athletics, click on the button below

2022 Australian Track & Field Championships recap

An absolutely massive congratulations to our 6 amazing senior athletes who travelled to Sydney last weekend to represent both Yarra Ranges and Victoria on the national stage.

Weather conditions were occasionally blustery, rainy, and very humid, but despite this we saw some amazing performances from everyone.

Round Two This Weekend

VENUE: MARGARET LEWIS RESERVE, COLDSTREAM

TIME: 8:45am FOR A 9am START

DATE: SATURDAY 9th APRIL

We need volunteers to help set up, run, and pack up YRA’s weekly cross country. Check out the volunteer roster at the link here and pop your name down to help this Saturday. Setup begins from 7:30am, come on down.

We have new flags to put out this weekend, so there has never been a better time to come and help with setup!

All ages. All abilities. All welcome.

Weekly Newsletter – March 30th

Weekly training with Coach Kate

Wednesday training moves to 4.15-5pm for cross country starting this week through term 2 and 3 also. We have a run, do some strength training and play some games each week. Just turn up!

Canteen helpers needed – Friday April 8

We need some volunteers to run the canteen on Friday April 8 for St Patricks Primary School. Peak time should be 11am to 1pm when help is needed.

Please email our canteen manager Uli at uhomann@optusnet.com.au if you can spare some time!

ROUND ONE THS WEEKEND

VENUE: LILLYDALE LAKE

TIME: 8:45am FOR A 9am START

DATE: SATURDAY 2nd APRIL

We need more volunteers to run YRAXC this weekend! Our cross country events cannot run without the required number of timekeepers, results desk officials and marshals. Check out the volunteer roster at the link here and pop your name down

Make sure to arrive early to ensure you are registered and ready to go for the season.

To compete at YRAXC you must be registered with us, and have paid for either a season pass or given a gold coin.

Season passes and gold coins help us provide PB chocolate frogs, and a barbeque when we get to the end of XC season.

Registration

If your child is not already registered with LAVIC, and they would like to compete in LAVIC sanctioned State and Regional championship events, register them via the LAVIC portal which opens Friday April 1 ($80/child).

For children that do not wish to compete in LAVIC sanctioned events, you may register with Yarra Ranges Athletics Club43 on the day for $25/person, or $50/family.

Once you are registered, you can either purchase your season pass or toss a gold coin in the tub and get running!

Season passses are $10 for children and $20 for adults.

All ages. All abilities. All welcome.

Presentation Day last weekLast weekend we celebrated our awesome Little athletes for their achievements through the 21-22 season of summer Little Athletics.A huge congratulations to our award recipients, check them out below!

Senior Athletics – XCR

Seniors, make sure to check out AVs newly released XCR calendar! As the season begins to wrap up for Summer Track and Field we cannot wait for the beginning of cross season.

If you are thinking you’d like to be on a team this season and run in the YRA colours, contact Jamie Strudley or Max Savill-Bentley over the next few weeks and let us know you’re keen!

Weekly Newsletter – March 23

Season Celebration Round recap

Last weekend we celebrated the hugely exciting season of Little Athletics that was had with a slightly different program than usual; featuring handicapped 100m and 300m events as well plenty of field events, and parent competitors!

There were no doubt many sore bodies on Saturday afternoon as parents chased down our juniors, some successfully despite challenging handicaps!

We celebrated the final rounds of Little Athletics for Bailey Van Bert and Sascha Carroll, who have represented the club for a number of years and now leave our Little Athletics team. We congratulate them on their countless PBs and medals they have won, and thank them both for being such awesome role models to all of our Littles! YRA looks forward to seeing them both join our Seniors team.

Presentation Day

Date: This Saturday 26th March

Location: Morrison Reserve, Mt Evelyn

Time: 10:00am – 12:30/2:00pm for track cleanup

We have an appropriately warm and sunny day forecast for the end of our Summer Season of Little Athletics, so remember your hat and put on some sunscreen! Our Presentation Day/Team Round runs from 10am – 12.30pm on Saturday 26th March. It will be a celebration of teamwork and friendship, with the opportunity to share in the success of our wonderful club and its athletes.

Athletes can wear free dress, with no uniform required! It will also be free entry, including a free sausage from the BBQ. Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase from the canteen(closed during presentations).

Thank you to those fabulous volunteers who have signed up to help out on the day, please double check the roster to ensure you are available when needed.

Parking will once again be shared with Netball, so take care and consider parking away from the track and walking in.

For further information; please refer to the awards.pdf found by clicking here for more detail on the awards offered by the club to celebrate our athletes, encourage our families and reward our volunteers.

Only 2 weeks to go!

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

  • Round 1 – Saturday 2nd April , Lillydale Lake
  • Round 2 – 9th April, Margaret Lewis Reserve
  • Round 3 – 30th April, location TBD

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

Join us for the first two rounds of XC, returning for Round 3 after school holidays, and with a full season calendar on April 30th.

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.

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.

THIS SATURDAY…

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!

COMING SOON TO YRA…

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!

Weekly Newsletter – March 9

Inter-club Twilight Comp this weekend!

This Friday night we are hosting a special Twilight round of Little Athletics in conjunction with Little Athletics Croydon, scroll down to find out more information.

Over this weekend a few of our Littles will be travelling to Lakeside Stadium to compete at State Track and Field Champs, and we wish them all the best of luck!

Melbourne Track Classic

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.

2022 LAVIC STATE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR YARRA RANGES ATHLETES

This weekend is the Little Athletics Victoria Track and Field Championships. It is an incredible achievement to qualify to compete and a fantastic opportunity to strive for a new personal best!!

Location: Lakeside Stadium, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park.They have already stated set up for the Grand Prix so parking may be more challenging than usual. Traffic can also cause unexpected delays, plan ahead – but always call if something has gone wrong – we will help if there is anything at all we can do.If you will not be attending, please let us know as soon as you are aware, so we can advise the event officials.Look out for the YRA flag to find us. We will be located at the top of the west stadium near the 100m start line. There will be a canteen facilities on the day.
Team Managers:
Saturday AM – Dannie McKinnon 0407 867852
Saturday PM – Katie Clarke 0403 819391
Sunday – Katie Clarke 0403 819391

The current timetable is available by clicking here. Call room is 20 minutes before the event. Please make sure you have warmed up and informed the team manager that you are making your way to the call room in plenty of time.Uniform:Uniform is as per regions- navy blue shorts(no pockets or logo), white YRA top with Coles patch sewn on. We will have the bag of centre uniform to borrow at the Team Managers table. Please make sure you return any uniform that has been borrowed.

IT IS COMPULSORY TO BE WEAR YOUR COMMONWEALTH BANK PATCH! DON’T FORGET!

Allocated Duties:Each club gets allocated duties for these events and we have been allocated GENERAL OFFICIAL for Saturday only. If you are on duty please report to the team manager before relieving the parent before you. General official could be located in any position that is required on the day. Duty is allocated to the club based on the number of qualifying events and athletes. We know it will not be ideal for everyone but thank you for fulfilling our club duty! Please remember to wear closed toe shoes when on duty.
8:15-9:15 Van Bemmel9:15-10:15 Yorke10:15-11:15 Carroll11:15-12:15 Coffey12:15-1:15 Knapman1:15-2:15 Sommers2:15-3:15 Stephens3:15-4:14 Davidson-Tuck4:15-5:15 Crossland5:15-6:30 Fielder
Athlete Information:You will have received an email from Little Athletics Victoria with lots of information regarding this weekend please take the time to read this before arriving on the weekend. It can be found by clicking here

Cross-country Coming Soon

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.

More information to come soon!

Weekly Newsletter – March 2

UNIROOS TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2022 FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

We are extremely proud to announce that YRA’s resident cross country champ, Harry Norman, will be travelling to Portugal over the coming days for the World Uni Cross Champs.

The following is an excerpt from Athletics Australia. ‘Athletics Australia General Manager, High Performance, Andrew Faichney said he was looking forward to seeing the seven-strong team take the next step in their endurance careers.

“The World University Cross Country Championships is an important stepping stone for athletes striving to make it onto our most elite teams, and in fact, it’s been the first senior teams for some of our most prolific marathoners including Jessica Stenson and Steve Moneghetti’s first senior medal.

“This is an invaluable opportunity for each of these seven athletes in becoming champion distance runners, and I’d like to congratulate each of them on their selection. We look forward to seeing each of them compete in Portugal next week.”’

Click on the link here to read Athletics Australia’s full writeup!

The entire YRA community wishes Harry the best of luck in representing Australia and we look forward to seeing his appearance on the world stage!

Coles Community Round

Coles Community Round was a big success this week for round 13 of the Summer Track and Field Season. Well done to all the athletes who dressed up in red for the day. Congratulations to the athletes who have scored themselves a $10 Coles Voucher!

State Track and Field Champs Weekend 2 (Seniors)

Last weekend concluded the second week of the Vic Track and Field Champs, and we were extremely proud to see 8 of our seniors having a go against the state’s best.

State T&F Champs is an important opportunity for our seniors to qualify and head up to Sydney for Nationals in a few weeks time, and we look forward to seeing which of them will take the plunge to represent Victoria.

For those who have not yet entered Nationals, entries close Thursday at 5pm!

Little Athletics Summer Season

Date: This Saturday 5th March

Location: Morrison Reserve, Mt Evelyn

This weekend we are runing Program 2 for our LAST REGULAR ROUND of Little Athletics this season. We look forward to seeing everyone down at Morrison Reserve this weekend!

Please find a copy of the program below.

On Friday 11th March we will be running a Twilight Round in conjunction with Croydon LAC which will be a fantastic way to send off an exciting season of Little Athletics. Make sure to check out the Clubhouse page for more information next week before the event.

Weekly Newsletter – February 23

Community Round this week!

Date: This Saturday 26th February

Location: Morrison Reserve, Mt Evelyn

This weekend we will be running Program 1 with some special activities going on for the Little Athletics Coles Community Round.

Come dressed up in RED!

Be on the lookout for the selfie board around the track to get a photo in your best and brightest red outfit you’ve got!

Coles has kindly provided us with 10 x $10 Coles vouchers which we will be giving out to athletes who are dressed the best, we want to see just how vibrantly red you can be! (And no, sunburn does not count!)

Please find below the program for Saturday, as well as a copy of the calendar for the rest of the summer season.

As always, if you or your child are feeling unwell, stay home and get tested.

State Championships Next Week

Congratulations to the 25 Yarra Ranges Athletes who have progressed to the State Track and Field Championships to be held on the weekend of 12/13 March at Lakeside Stadium.

U9, Maisie C, Zoe K, Georgia M, Xander S, Koby S

U10, Lexi A, Chase G, Zack P, Ilikimi T, Holly Y

U11, Jack B, Lily C, Tia C, Sarina H,

U12, Emily F, Beau M, Zac M, Finn R, Tanaya S

U13, Zoe C, Mitchell P,

U14, Wilbur D, Stephanie V

U16, Sasha C, Bailey V

Littles PB Awards!

Last weekend at YRAs Littles Summer comp we watched an enormous 38 athletes reach their 10 PBs for the season, as well as another 4 who have reached 18 awards for the season!

Make sure to come and chat to Dannie about receiving your PB awards this weekend!

Vic Track and Field Champs (Seniors)

A huge congratulations to all of our athletes who competed at the first weekend of the Victorian Track and Field Championships. It makes us extremely proud to see such amazing results at the state level, and even more excited to see a handful of these athletes progress to Nationals in Sydney.

We look forward to seeing more competition this weekend back at Lakeside for week 2 of State Champs.

Weekly Newsletter – February 16

Littles EMR Track and Field Carnivals

Well done to our wonderful YRA athletes on competing at the 2022 Region Carnival! Fantastic results from everyone and lots of PB’s reported. It’s great to see all our athletes and parents supporting each other in the good and challenging events during a hot and windy weekend! What a great club!

Medal Tally

Gold – 8. Silver – 13 Bronze – 12

Thanks to the parents for duty’s filled, Dannie and Kate for Team Managing, Jamie for starting and Michael announcing this weekend.

State qualifications will be shared as soon as available, past years have been by the end of the week. Gold medalists are automatically qualified. State weekend is the 12/13 March. More information available on the lavic.com.au website.

Congratulations on a fantastic weekend!

AV State Champs this Friday

This weekend marks the first portion of Athletics Victoria’s State Champs, and we wish the best of luck to all 8 of our athletes competing, whether they are striving for a PB, or trying to get a Nationals qualifier.

This weekend

Date: Saturday 19th February

Location: Morrison Reserve, Mt Evelyn

Little Athletics returns this weekend to Morrison Reserve. We will be following program 3, please find a copy below.

As always, if you or your child are feeling unwell, stay home and get tested.

AV Championships

Date: Friday 18th – Sunday 20th February 2022

Location: Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park, VIC 3206

The first weekend of the Victorian Track & Field Championships at Lakeside Stadium will bring together junior and open athletes from across the state as they vie for state titles and qualification to the Australian Track & Field Championships.

Junior athletes wanting to compete in the Australian Track & Field Championships must compete at the Victorian Track & Field Championships to be eligible for selection. For any questions regarding state team selection, please contact sportdelivery@athsvic.org.au.

Club Helpers: Clubs with participating members will be required to provide volunteer helpers for this event. Duties will be allocated and communicated to clubs once entries close.

Weekly Newsletter – February 9

No regular weekend this weekend

This weekend is the annual Eastern Metro Region (EMR) Track and Field Carnival, and we wish the best of luck to all of our awesome Littles who are competing! With 46 of our U9 to U16 athletes competing here it is set to be an absolutely massive day for YRA.

As such a large portion of our community will be at the Regions Carnival, regular Saturday competition on Saturday 12th will not take place. YRAs summer competition will resume next Saturday 19th February.

For full information about EMR Carnivals, scroll down below!

Skills Night with Coach Kate

This Friday evening, 11th February, from 5 – 6.30pm we will be holding a Skills Session for all under 6 – under 8 athletes. Join us at the track to improve your skills at a twilight session of fun, games and water play!

Bring your hat, drink bottle, sunscreen and a smile. There will be no canteen facilities available, but we will be providing fruit(watermelon and oranges) to re-fuel halfway through. We will need lots of parent helpers to make this successful.

If you are feeling unwell, stay home and get tested.

EMR Track and Field Carnival

Date: THIS Saturday 12th February and Sunday 13th February

Location: Knox Athletics Track

This Saturday and Sunday, 12th & 13th February, 46 of our under 9 – under 16 athletes will be competing at the Region Track and Field Carnival at Knox Park Athletic Track, Bunjil Way, Knoxfield. This is a big increase in registrations from previous years, and we are very proud of these athletes and want to wish them all the best over the weekend!

If you have a registered athlete, please check your email for essential information, read the timetable and duty roster closely, bring sun protection and plenty of water, arrive early and look for the Yarra Ranges Athletics tent/flag!

For more information about Regions please speak to Dannie McKinnon 0407867852 or Katie Clarke 0403819391

There will be no regular Competition this Saturday morning at Yarra Ranges Little Athletics.. But it’s still going to be an exciting weekend of fun and fitness!

Senior AV

AVSL Round 10

Date: Saturday 12th February 2022 (Metropolitan); Friday 11th (Geelong), Thursday 10th (Ballarat)

Location: Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Lakeside

Senior Victorian Track & Field Championships (Week 1)

Date: Friday 18th – Sunday 20th February 2022

Location: Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park, VIC 3206

The first weekend of the Victorian Track & Field Championships at Lakeside Stadium will bring together junior and open athletes from across the state as they vie for state titles and qualification to the Australian Track & Field Championships.

Junior athletes wanting to compete in the Australian Track & Field Championships must compete at the Victorian Track & Field Championships to be eligible for selection. For any questions regarding state team selection, please contact sportdelivery@athsvic.org.au.

Club Helpers: Clubs with participating members will be required to provide volunteer helpers for this event. Duties will be allocated and communicated to clubs once entries close.