!!! REMINDER !!! – LITTLE ATHLETICS MEET ON SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 2018
All members are reminded that we have a scheduled meet on Saturday 27 January 2018. Why not make a day of it and head over to the AIS to watch the ACT Athletics Championships where you will see some of Australia’s best athletes in action trying to qualify for the Commonwealth Games. Action starts at 1;30pm.
Saturday 16th December 2017 – Coles 2017 ACT Relay Carnival
The Coles 2017 ACT Relay Carnival will be held on Saturday 16th December at Woden Park Athletics Centre. All registered members of Little Athletics ACT are able to join in the special Christmas version of this event. This event is free to enter, but you must register by Monday 11 December 2017.
Please click here for a copy of the flyer which contains information on how you can advise us you are planning to attend.
Please click here for a copy of the Carnival Booklet with a Draft Program of Events. Please note the final program will be advised in the week beginning 11th December.
To register Please click here
If you require any further information ask one of our BLAC committee members or call the Association Office on 02 6247 1296.
Looking forward to seeing you on 16th December 2017.
Modified Meet – Saturday 9 December 2017
For our last meet for 2017 we will be running a modified ‘fun’ program of novelty events for all athletes. Instead of following Program 1 we will engage in a variety of activities and parents can get involved (bring your runners!). There will be a special VIP guest appearance and loads more….
How to Register for Season 2017-18
Registrations for the 2017-18 season commence on 20 August 2017 for children aged 5 to 17 years. A child who turns 5 during the season (1st October to 31 March) may also register. These athletes will then remain in the Under 6 age group for two seasons. Check the Age Calculator to determine the applicable age group. Fees for the 2017-2018 season are as follows (cost per athlete):
first child $135, 2nd child $125, 3rd child $115, 4th child $105. Proof of age is required for all new athletes (those not previously registered with an ACTLAA affiliated centre).
We will continue to take registrations after the season has commenced. Registrations received after 9 October 2017 will be charged an administration fee of $10 per family. A refund of registration fees will only be made if you advise our Registrar prior to the commencement of the season and will incur an administration fee of $10 per family.
Step 1 – Registration
Online registration is available here. Registrations can also be made at one of our registration days (see Step 3)
Step 2 – Payment
If paying by direct debit, please use our Centre’s bank account, as follows:
▪ Account Name: Belconnen Little Athletics Centre
▪ BSB: 062 911
▪ Account Number: 10077933
▪ Details: For individual athletes, use Athlete’s first name and surname e.g. JamesSmith. For families, use Eldest athlete’s first name, surname and “family” e.g. SarahJonesFamily. If paying by cash or cheque, you do not need to do anything else until you drop in at one of the BLAC Registration Days to pick up your registration kit.
Step 3 – Registration Kit
Come along to one or our registration days at the Cook Community Centre, 41 Templeton St on:
- Wednesday 6 September 6:00pm – 8:00pm
- Wednesday 20 September 6:00pm – 8:00pm
or at Cook Oval on Sunday 8 October from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Each child will receive a registration kit, containing a registration number and age patch that needs to be sewn onto the uniform.
Handbook – Season 2017/18
The handbook for season 2017/18 can be found under ‘Resources’ –> ‘Handbook’.
ResultsHQ – How to view your Results
Last season the centre moved to the Timing Solutions online results system for storing all results information from regular season meets. Families can log in to review their childrens results across the season, print tickets for each performance (if desired) and generally see how they are improving over time. Results take a few days to enter into the system, with the exception of the races run on the straight track where the timing gate results are uploaded within a few hours of the meet. To access results families can log into ResultsHQ by following the steps set out at the following link: ResultsHQ Your username (for all children in your family participating) is the email address that you used to register this season. Passwords can be obtained by following the “forgot my password” process explained on the web page link above. If you have any difficulties accessing ResultsHQ please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Badges & Patches
The pictures below outline the position of the required badges to be sewn on the Belconnen Little Athletics Centre uniforms:
Season 2016/17 Results
BLAC uses an online system for storing and presenting the results of our athletes. Every family will be able to log in to the Timing Solutions ResultsHQ website to see results for their children and track performances across the season. Because this is the first time we are using the system we are learning its functions and full capabilities as we go along, so we appreciate your patience. Your username is the email address you provided when registering your child/children this season. Please follow the “if you do not know your password” process (step 2. below) to retrieve your password for logging in. If you have any problems or notice any result errors please let a committee member know or email email@example.com
To view and access your results this year here is what you need to do: - Click on the Timing Solutions pic at the top of this page. Key in your registered email and password if you know them If you do not know your password click here - Enter your registered email address, and ask for your password to be sent to you - Receive your password at registered email address - Enter details here If you do not know your registered email address contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com What to Expect from online family reporting Timing Solutions have an online video you can look at to what you can expect from within the family results area – click here Features include: Results by Date Results by family member Graph of results with members average and centre records PB count Season Best and count for all events Tickets to view and print We hope you like the new system and would welcome any feedback you may have.
Athletics ACT Dual Athlete
Any athlete registered with a Little Athletics ACT Centre in the ages U12 to U17 can also join Athletics ACT as a dual member. This will allow athletes to compete at Athletics ACT events. Please click here for all the details on dual registration.
Roles of Committee Members
For an explanation of the roles and responsibilities for the various positions on the BLAC Committee. Click here
Have you Joined Twitter & Facebook? All members are encouraged to join Belconnen Little Athletics Centre’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. If you want to stay up to date with the latest news and events then join up! When there is inclement weather causing a cancellation to a scheduled meet then the avenues which the committee will notify you will be by Facebook, Twitter and the website. Just click on the links above. It is that easy!
Your Committee needs you … Following on from our AGM at the end of last season our Club still has a few vacancies on our committee which need to be filled. The positions which are currently vacant include Vice President, Canteen Manager and Fund Raising Co-ordinator. The roles are not onerous, and you will have a lot of fun working with like minded people sharing a common interest to better the experience of our children in the sport of athletics. Please consider volunteering for one of our Committee positions to ensure that our club keeps producing great little athletes for years to come. Please email Mel Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to find out more or nominate for any of the positions. See current BLAC Committee Role Descriptions
What is Little Athletics?
Belconnen Little Athletics Centre (BLAC) has been running for over 40 years, and is part of the ACT Little Athletics Association (ACTLAA). Little Athletics aims to promote and foster athletics amongst children and young people, through friendly competition in a well-run, safe, enjoyable family environment. We encourage the development of skills and fitness in children of all levels of ability. Little Athletics is not focused on identifying elite athletes, although we do foster talent. There is a place for everyone at Little Athletics.