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Final ‘Fun’ Meet this Saturday 14 March 2015

All members are advised there will be one final ‘fun’ meet to be held at Cook Oval this Saturday 14 March 2015 at 9:00am.  This will be a fun filled and action packed meet where Mums and Dads will get their chance to run a blistering 800m or see who can leap or throw the furtherest.  So come on down, bring your lycra and runners!

Online Registration for the Northside Regional Athletics Championships

Jetstar Little Athletics ACT is pleased to advise that for the 2015 Northside Regional Carnival entries will be taken via our new on-line entry system. This is the first time that the on-line entry system will be used with the aim to reduce the burden on the Centres and allow for a quick confirmation of entry for the athlete. The competitions are being held on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March 2015 at the following venue:

  • Northside – Charnwood Oval Lhotsky Street.

Regional Carnivals are open to all 2014/2015 financial members of ACT Affiliated Centre.

The competition will commence at 9am with the first call for events occurring at 8:50am. Please click here for a copy of the program. A booklet with further details will be available shortly. Entries for the carnival will close at Midnight on 15th February 2015. There will be no entries allowed on the day or after this date. Registration is free of charge. Please follow the links below to register.

Before entering this competition please ensure that you have your parent’s permission. Please note there is a limit on the number of events athletes may enter. Please see table below.

  • U8 and U9 athletes- Maximum of 5 events
  • U10 to U14 athletes- Maximum of 6 events
  • U15 to U17 athletes- Maximum of 7 events

Please click here to enter for the Northside Regional Carnival. Only athletes from the following Centres can enter the Northside Regional Carnival.

  • Belconnen
  • Braidwood
  • Corroboree
  • Ginninderra
  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Gungahlin
  • Queanbeyan
  • Yass

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on (02) 6247 1296 or executive@actlaa.org.au. Thank you, Renée Cassell Executive Officer ACT Sports House 100 Maitland Street Hackett ACT 2602 PO Box 4047 Ainslie ACT 2602 T: 02 6247 1296 F: 02 6247 1297 E: executive@actlaa.org.au www.actlaa.org.au Family Fun and Fitness

Canberra Track Classic, Saturday 7 February 2015 – Calling for Volunteers

On Saturday 7 February Athletics ACT (AACT) will host the Canberra Track Classic. This is where the superstars of Australian athletics will come to Canberra’s AIS Athletics Track in Belconnen to compete. The competition will be held from 3.30 – 7.00pm and the local organising committee are calling for volunteers in the following positions.  Jetstar Little Athletics ACT Athletes (12 years and over):

  • Basket handlers
  • Results runners
  • Field scoreboard operators

Adults:

  • Manning the information desk at the athletes’ hotel 
  • Meeting & greeting athletes at the airport 
  • Driving athletes to/from the airport and to/from the AIS Athletics Track
  • Selling tickets
  • Manning gates at the Track
  • Assisting with car parking

If you or your child are interested in volunteering at the Track Classic please fill in one the appropriate nomination form and email the completed form to canberratrackclassic@gmail.com by 23 January 2015. Please click here for the Jetstar Little Athletics Athlete Form. Please click here for the Adults Form. All Jetstar Little Athletics ACT athletes who volunteer at the Track Classic will receive one free adult entry per family.

Canberra Track Classic, Saturday 7 February 2015

Can’t get enough of athletics? Want to do more? If you are in the Under 12 to the Under 17 age groups you can do little athletics as well as compete in competitions organised by Athletics ACT (AACT). On Saturday 7 February between 1.00 – 3.00pm at the AIS Track and Field Facility come and try what AACT competitions are like for FREE.

For more information please click here for the flyer. If you are interested in attending the Come and Try please forward your name, age, center and events to development@actlaa.org.au by Friday 30 January. To assist with the selection of events please click here for the draft program for the Come and Try. Please note that the program is currently in draft form and is subject to change. Then stay on to watch Australia’s top athletes compete at the Canberra Track Classic. Children 16 years and under enter for FREE and adults are $10 or become a volunteer and LAACT athlete volunteers receive one free adult entry per family to the Classic.

Please click here for the volunteer EOI for more information.

Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC), Perth 26 April 2015

The Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC) will be held in Perth on 26 April 2015.  These championships are open to U13 athletes for all events and U15 athletes for multi-events.  For more information and nomination forms visit: ALAC.

ACTLAA Multi-Event Carnival 2014/15 Results For a complete list of all results for the ACTLAA Multi-Event Carnival held on 13 December 2014 (ACTLAA Multi-Event).

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING – 8:50AM, SATURDAY 17 JANUARY 2015, COOK OVAL

At our first meet back, on 17 January 2015, we will be holding a very short Special General Meeting to put a special resolution to members concerning the change of our Association name from Belconnen Wests Little Athletics Centre Inc to Belconnen Little Athletics Centre Inc.  The Special General Meeting will commence at 8:50am, at Cook Oval.

Background:  In November 2013 a Special General Meeting was held to pass some administration type changes to our Constitution and to change the name of our Centre from Belconnen Wests Little Athletics Centre to Belconnen Little Athletics Centre.  That motion was passed at the meeting and the Little Athletics ACT Board of Management agreed to the change.

Next Step:  We now need to formally change our Incorporated Association name with the ACT Office of Regulatory Services.   In order to do this a Special Resolution needs to be put to members at a Special General Meeting.   In order to comply with the legislative requirements, the following Special Resolution will be put to those members who are in attendance at the meeting on 17 January 2015:

We, the members of the Belconnen Wests Little Athletics Centre Inc., resolve to apply to the Registrar-General for approval to adopt a new name, being “Belconnen Little Athletics Centre Inc”.
This is the only resolution that will be put at the meeting.   Proxy voting will not be used at this meeting.  We must have at least 20 members present to form a quorum.   In order to pass the resolution 3/4 of those present will need to vote in favour of the resolution.
It will be necessary to take a list of names of those members attending the meeting, so sheets will be passed around for you to add your name to.  You will not need to indicate your vote on these sheets.
If you have any questions about this, please contact Mel Duncan, blactreasurer1@gmail.com or 0412 462 476.

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 blacofficials@gmail.com.  All athletes entered must have either a parent or guardian assist on the day.  Here is the flyer

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 (blactreasurer1@gmail.com) 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.