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Twilight Meet - Thursday 11 December 2014

The next meet on our calendar is this Thursday 11 December.  Ensure you are at Cook Oval by 5:30pm for a 5:45pm start.  It would be appreciated if you could help set up for this meet as some of our regular volunteers will be attending school XMAS functions.  Set up will commence at 5:15pm.  We have modified the program for this meet to the following:  Program

Multi-Event Carnival – Saturday 13 December 2014

The Jetstar Little Athletics Multi-Event Carnival is scheduled for Saturday 13 December 2014 from 9am to 3pm at Chapman Oval.  This is a great one day meet for U8′s and above.  All athletes compete a number of set events.  Based on your performance you accumulate points and hence the athlete with the highest number of points in their age group is the winner.  If you would like to join the BLAC team on this day then you need to register by this Saturday 29 November by putting your name on the entry sheets on our noticeboard.  Alternatively you can email your details to Sam at  All athletes entered must have either a parent or guardian assist on the day. 

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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!

Records broken at start of 2014-15 season

Congratulations to the following athletes for breaking Centre Records at the first meeting of the season on 18 October 2014:

Laura Pease , U15 Girls Javelin with a distance of 33.75m (the previous record was 32.68m)
Lorna Arkell, U17 Girls Javelin with a distance of 17.71m (the previous record was 16.53m)

 At the second meeting on 25 October 2014, two more Centre Records were broken.

Laura Pease, U15 Girls Discus with a distance of 33.42m (the previous record was 31.54m)
Gabby Hunt, U15 Girls 1500m Walk with a time of 7 min 20.2 sec (previous record, 7min 23.6sec)

At the first two meetings of the season (18 & 25 October 2014), a total of eight 5 year rolling records have already been broken. These are:

Grace Read, U11 Girls 800m run (2 min 56.6 sec)
Emily Pease, U13 Girls Javelin (25.15m)
Keira Bobbin, U15 Girls 800m run (2 min 53.4 sec)
Laura Burns, U11 Girls 1100m Walk (5 min 38.5 sec)
Emily Pease, U13 Girls Discus (30.32m)
Keira Bobbin, U15 Girls 400m run (1 min 7.9 sec)
Tom Hunt, U10 Boys 1100 m Walk (5 min 51.5 sec)
Callum Burns, U15 Boys 1500m Walk (7 min 30.1 sec)

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 Head Coach 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 ( if you wish to find out more or nominate for any of the positions. See current 2014 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.