EMR Carnival This Weekend – 27 and 28 February 2021

Good luck to our Wantirna Athletes that are competing at the rescheduled EMR carnival this weekend.

If you are competing at EMR this weekend please remember to wear your Knox top and ensure you have your Coles badge on your top and name patch with a Commonwealth Bank sticker on it. Updated EMR information is available from the Knox LAC website.

If you are in the U6 – U8 age groups or you didn’t enter EMR then you have the weekend off. There is no normal competition this weekend. We are all back at Knox for normal comp (Program C) on 6th March.

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Coles Community Round @ Knox – This Weekend

Knox LAC is holding its Coles community round this Saturday the 20th of February 2021.

Knox LAC will be celebrating Coles major sponsorship of Little Athletics and have scheduled a few fun activities for Saturday.

Firstly we ask that athletes and parents alike come dressed with a splash of Coles – This may simply be – come dressed in red, or be creative and let your minds run wild.  Think clothing and accessories made out of Coles bags.  We have 10 Coles vouchers to give away to the best dressed!

Secondly, Knox LAC have asked clubs to put together 2 relay teams of mixed ages that totals 45 years of age or less.  One boys team and one girls team….  The baton will be a Coles banana!

For example the team may have an under 14, under 12 and 2 under 9 athletes = total age is 44.

So Wantirna lets get 2 teams together and have a go. If you are interested please head to the Wantirna table on Saturday Morning and let the Team Manager know.

The relay will be run at approximately 10am on Saturday morning. 

Look forward to a fun morning with your support.  See you down at the track!

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Little Aths is Back! – 17 January 2021 @ 3pm

Athletics resumes this weekend on Sunday January 17 starting at 3pm.

If you are on duty please ensure you arrive early, and sign in before 2.45pm. The sign in table will be behind the grandstand near the entry gate.

Covid protocols have not changed for little aths, so signing in with the QR code when you arrive, social distancing and carrying a face mask is still required.

Key dates for January
Sunday – 17 January 2021 – Program B starting at 3pm
Saturday January 23 2021 – Program C starting at 8.30am
Friday January 29 2021 – Program A starting at 6pm
Saturday 30-31 January 2021 – State Combined Championship @ Lakeside (Entires close 17th Jan)

Uniform Shop
For those that are competing at State Combined or are planning on competing at Regional the uniform shop will be open this Sunday. Ordering Knox uniform online is preferred through the Knox LAC shop and you can collect your uniform from the pavilion on Sunday from 3pm.

Traralgon Little Aths – Open Day
If you are looking for a little extra competition, Traralgon Little Aths is holding an open day on the 7th February. Further details can be found here http://www.traralgonlac.com.au/
Please note that entries for the Traralgon open day close on Sunday 17th Jan.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

While this year has certainly been a challenge for us all, the club committee would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. If you are travelling over the holidays please travel safely and we look forward to seeing everyone at the track in January.

Some Key dates to remember

Coaching resumes at the track from 4th January 2021

Little Aths @ Knox resumes on 17 January 2021

State Combined Events (U9-U16) 30 and 31 January – Registration close on 17th Jan

2021 Region Relay Carnivals (U9-U12) – 28 February 2021 – relay coaching and information will be posted by Knox LAC in the coming weeks.

Easton Metro Region Carnival – 13 and 14 February – Keep an eye on the LAVIC website for the registration portal opening.

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Normal Competition – 5 December 2020 – Program C

This weeks comp is Program C – Events will start at 8.30am sharp on Saturday Morning.

If you are on duty please arrive early to sign in and get to your event by 8.20am.

Reminder – Outdoor sporting event venue cap that was introduced by the State Government remains in place. Please do not invite additional family members to spectate. The venue must not exceed 500 patrons and additional family members will be turned away.

Good luck everyone and have great day at aths!

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Competition 28 November 2020 – Normal Competition – Program B

This weeks comp is Program B

For older age groups U12 – U16 Walks start at 8am sharp. Please arrive on time if you are doing the walk events

Other events will start at 8.30am sharp.

If you are on duty please arrive early to sign in and get to your event by 8.20m.

Reminder – Outdoor sporting event venue cap was introduced by the State Government last Sunday. Yesterday Knox LAC Executive Committee was advised by LAVic that the government has revised is venue cap definition and the centre has eased some restrictions as a result. However please do not invite additional family members to spectate. The venue must not exceed 500 patrons and additional family members will be turned away.

  • Only registered or trialing athletes are to attend. Siblings that are not registered athletes should not attend unless other arrangements for care cannot be found. If you propose to bring siblings please let the club know. We need to advise the centre so they can keep on eye on numbers.
  • 1 parent per family unless on duty, then a second parent or guardian may attend to supervise athletes to events.
  • Trialing athletes – 1 parent only.
  • No additional spectators

We understand that the above may cause some difficulties for families, however the centre is working closely with LAVic to resolve the capacity issues for larger centres. We expect further advice following this weekend.

Good luck everyone and have great day at aths!

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21 November 2020 – First Competition Day and Subway Patches

Athletes wanting to compete this Saturday 21 November 2020 will need to be registered & paid by Thursday 19 November to receive their Subway competition patch on Saturday.

Athlete registrations received after Thursday night will not have their subway competition patch ready for this Saturday and you will need to see the Registrar for a temporary patch on the day prior to competition starting.

New Athletes who are trialling can obtain a temporary competition patch from the Registrar who will be located at the Knox Tent in front of the presentation area on the day.

Remember to Register before Thursday!

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Announcement – Wantirna Little Athletics Welcomes OBrien Real Estate as its Major Sponsor for the 2020-21 Athletics Season

Wantirna Little Athletics Club is proud to announce that OBrien Real Estate has signed on as the Major Sponsor with Wantirna LAC for the 2020-21 athletics season.

The sponsorship is one of the ways OBrien Real Estate is committed to its support of local community sport. It allows Wantirna LAC to continue to raise its profile within the local community, and ensures that there is a place for local Knox children to participate in a sport in a safe outdoor environment.

If you’re looking to put your home on the market for any reason, come to the professionals who will provide you with the highest level of client service – something you should not hope for, but expect when making such a decision. The team at OBrien Real Estate Wantirna will deliver top-tier professional property solutions right across the board, whether for conveyancing, finance or investment management.

Please go to https://www.obrienrealestate.com.au/wantirna/ to see what Obrien Real Estate can do fo you.

Wantirna LAC is very grateful to Obrien Real Estate for its sponsorship and looks forward to a long association.

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Summer Track and Field Season 2020-21 Update

A quick update for the upcoming season. Season Starts 21 November 2020

Registrations are now open. 
To register for Wantirna LAC goto the member portal on the Little Aths Vic website
https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=login&OrgID=1370

For new Athletes click on New Member
Select Knox as your Centre, then select Wantirna LAC as your club, you can then follow the prompts and it will take you through to payments and finalising your registration
For new members please be aware that you are able to trial for two weeks with the Centre before committing to the season.

For existing members you will have a renewal email from LAVic. In order for your children to compete on the first day of competition you will need to register by Wednesday November 18. 

Once athletes register they will be sent out a calendar to prepare for the season, as well as some information on the protocols that will be in place.

Some important dates to put in your calendar are:

Sunday November 8  – 10am – working bee ($30 working bee levy refunded for registered families only)
Monday November 9 – training commences (you must be a registered athlete to be eligible to train. Numbers are also limited. Please see Knox website)
Saturday November 14 – 8.30am – Chief Official training
Saturday November 14 – 10am – try out day
Saturday November 21 – 8.30am – first day of competition for 20/21 season

If you have not done so already, please follow Wantirna and Knox LACs on Facebook. This is updated regularly with all the latest information.  

Roles to be filled this year
We do need to fill some roles at the club for this season including a minimum number a Chief Officials. Jobs that must be filled are:
Chief Official – front straight marshal x 2
Chief Official – discus/shot
Duty roster manager
Uniform manager *(not a necessity, but help is needed once other roles are filled)

Please keep in mind that this is a shorter season with only 13 weeks of normal competition. This means that you will only need to do duty a minimum of 4 times. If you have an interest in helping out the chief officials role are easy to do and is a constant duty for you.

Covid 19 Protocols
The Knox LAC committee have been working overtime to produce a lot of protocols that meet the requirements to return to a COVID normal competition. Please check the the Knox Website for the latest on the protocols and what is means for the season ahead.

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Season 2020/21 – Season Start 21 November 2020 – Registrations are now Open

The day we have been waiting for has arrived. Registrations for little athletics are now open

Our existing members will be receiving an email today inviting them to renew their membership. New members can also register.

To access the registration portal click on the link below

https://memberdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=login&OrgID=1370

New Members

If you are a new member you can register through the portal. Go to the portal using the link above, click on new member, choose Knox as your centre and then choose Wantirna as your club. You can then follow the prompts.

New registered members will also receive a club singlet for free.

Proof of age will need to be provided at the first meet you attend. The Centre will have a registration table set up that you can seek further information on registration at the the Try Out day on the 14th November.

Please note all registration fees are paid online via the portal. We do not collect registration fees in person at the track.

Upcoming Dates

Working Bee – 8 November 2020 from 10am

Registration Information and Try Out Day – 14 November 2020 from 10am (Knox Athletics Track)

Season Start – 21 November 2020 from 8.30am (arrive early for covid sign in procedure)

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