Little Athletics Victoria has released the full 2019-20 Season Calendar for track and field and cross country in 2020.
Season 2019-20 will see the Region Carnivals and State Championships for Relay events occur prior to Christmas.
The State Combined Events Championships, Region Track and Field Carnivals, and the State Track and Field Championships all occurring in the new year.
Season 2019-20 also has an added challenge of Lakeside Stadium being renovated during the months of October, November and December this year. Please note that some events such as AV All Schools have been moved from Lakeside Stadium to other venues.
The calendar also includes the dates Introduction to Coaching and Introduction to Officiating Courses. For anyone looking to begin coaching or officiating these are worthwhile doing.
You can download the LA Vic calendar PDF here 2019-20 Season Calendar
The Knox LAC calendar for the weekly programs and Knox open days etc will be released soon.
On Wednesday 14th August at the Knox LAC Competition Committee meeting, clubs were assigned their responsibility for which events they are required to manage and provide chiefs officials each week. Every three years the clubs rotate to different events.
With the reduction of clubs this season from 11 to 8, the responsibility of providing Chief Officials has been spread across the remaining clubs. This has meant that a number of clubs have had the responsibility increased. For Wantirna LAC, this means that we are required to provide 2 Chief Officials per week.
For the the 2019-2020 season Wantirna LAC will be responsible for:
- Front Straight Marshalling (1 Chief each week)
- Discus and Shotput ( 1 Chief required for two weeks of discus and 1 week of shot put)
For discus and shot put, this will be a three week rotation split between Discus and Shotput. Program A and B will be Discus and Program C will be Shotput.
For those that are returning as Chief Officials or those that are a new Chief Official, there will be training on the 21st September 2019 on the morning of the Try Out Day.
We could always do with more Chief Officials at the club. Ideally the club would like a minimum 3 people that Chief front straight marshalling and 3 that would chief discus/shotput.
Anyone who is considering that they would like to be a Chief Official and help out for these roles please contact the club.
Former Wantirna LAC athlete Brooke Stratton has recently been interviewed by Little Athletics Victoria on their Podcast – The Athletics Journey.
Beginning her little athletics career at Nunawading, Brooke and her family moved to Knox LAC, competing for Wantirna. Brooke has represented Australia on numerous occasions including at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and 2018 Commonwealth Games. Brooke currently holds the Australian Record for long jump.
You can watch the episode by clicking the link below
Episode 02. The Athletics Journey – Brooke Stratton
You can also follow Brooke online:
Key Dates 2019 – 2020
Please keep these dates in mind
LA Vic Registration opens 20 August 2019. Information on registration will be posted on the Knox and LAVic websites soon. For those returning athletes, as in other years, LAVic will send emails regarding registration.
Track and Field Try Out Day 21st September 2019
Summer Track and Field Season starts 5th October 2019
If you have any queries on registrations and the dates above, please do not hesitate to contact Janine Kearsley, our Team Manager.