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BMLAC Annual General Meeting, Thursday 8th May, Pat Lane Pavilion



Cross Country Registration Day - 3rd May @ 10.30am



 16/04/14  Cross Country Calendar


The 2014 BMLAC Cross Country calendar is now available HERE.



 15/04/14  AGM 


The Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Centre Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 8th May at 7:30pm in the Pat Lane Pavilion, Masons Lane Reserve.  All members are invited to attend.


A special meeting to vote on the new Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics constitution and incorporation will be held prior to our AGM at 7pm.


All committee positions will become vacant at the AGM and although we are aware that some members will be re-nominating for their positions, as yet we have had no indication of nominations for Masons Lane Committee Representative, Region Delegate, Registrar, Publicity and Officials.  If you are interested in nominating for any positions please contact our Secretary, Fiona Horan 5367 5616.



 01/04/14  Newsletter Edition 11


BMLAC Edition 11 newsletter now available HERE.


 30/03/14  State Track & Field Championship Results


Congratulations to all BMLAC athletes who competed at the State Track & Field Championships over the weekend.  Stand out performances for the Centre came from William Lalor who won a State gold medal in the Under 9 Discus with a throw of 31.17m and a silver medal in the Shot Put with a distance of 8.46 metres.  Both these results were personal best throws from Will.  Jarvis Miles claimed two silver medals at the Championships, the first in the Under 10 Shot Put with a PB put of 9.22 metres and the next, in the Discus with a throw of 33 metres, also a PB.  Lucas Shugg, in his final LAVic Track & Field competition, ran a PB of 4:09.51 mins in the Under 15 1500m to claim the silver medal.






Many thanks to all parents who officiated for the Centre at the Championships and Bec Casey who ensured duties were carried out.  Special thanks to our Team Managers Mark Byrnes and Leon Whitehand who ensured all our athletes were prepared for competition and in marshalling on time. 


The State Championships conclude the Track & Field season for Bacchus Marsh and all families can now enjoy a well deserved break prior to the Cross Country season commencing on May 3.



 23/03/14  Championship Day


Another track & field season has come to an end, after we celebrated our Championship Day yesterday at Masons Lane Reserve.  In cool conditions our athletes performed outstandingly with some magnificent performances.  Medals were awarded to all top 3 placegetters in final events.  Jack Shaw (Eagles) set two Centre records in his final meet at BMLAC.  The first of the day came in the Under 16 400 metres where Jack flew home in a time of 56.89 secs and the next record set was in the 300m hurdles in a new time of 43.33 secs.  Well done Jack.


At the conclusion of the program all athletes, Life Members and families joined together for the Centre Presentations. 


10 Years LA Vic certificates were awarded to Olivia O'Brien, Jessica Roberts, Matthew Horan, Hayden Thompson, Olivia Thompson & Caitlin Spargo.




7+ Years LA Vic certificates were presented to Shani Bullard, Emily Harbison, Jack Harbison, Connor Shugg, Lucas Shugg, Bryce Stephenson, Anna-marie Denton, Dominic Miesen, Evana Miesen, James Dickson, Maddison James, Alistair McBride-Bocock, Keely Rich, Hayley Whitehand, Riley Dart, Coolum Linane, Evan Shaw, Laura Spargo, Claire Byrnes.



The following Centre Age Croup Champions were then announced and presented:

UNDER 6 -  Murphy Harrington, Georgia Whitehand     Runner Up - Hunter Knight,  Shameka Grero
UNDER 7 -  Lonnie Forde, Isabella Macbeth.                 Runner Up - Leo Nixon, Emma Stewart
UNDER 8 -  Samuel Lalor, Emma Smith.                        Runner Up - Hayden Lloyd, Bridie Shanahan
UNDER 9 -  William Lalor, Hannah Bullock                    Runner Up - Rudie Forde, Bridget Casey
UNDER 10 - Jett Fuller, Jasmine Hannett                        Runner Up - Jarvis Miles, Zara Sadhai
UNDER 11 - Justin Runge, Olivia Way                           Runner Up - Mason Casey, Lara Casey
UNDER 12 - Bryce Stephenson, Keely Rich                   Runner Up - Daen Sadhai, Megan Harrington
UNDER 13 - James Dickson, Hayley Whitehand             Runner Up - Coolum Linane, Rachel Jackson
UNDER 14 - Dale Harris, Maddison James                     Runner Up- Dominic Miesen, Georgia Lane
UNDER 15 - Hayden Thompson, Mikaela Gielis             Runner Up - Lucas Shugg, Lena Rowe
UNDER 16 - Brant Lopes, Courtney Homewood           Runner Up - Jack Shaw, Jessica Roberts


JUNIOR CHAMPIONS - Samuel Lalor, Georgia Whitehand
SENIOR CHAMPIONS - Dale Harris, Hayley Whitehand



JUNIOR - Darcy Drew
INTERMEDIATE - Hayley Spargo
SENIOR - Evan Shaw

THE JIM LILBURNE AWARD (Most outstanding 100m Runner) - Jack Shaw
THE WAYNE ARNOLD AWARD (Most outstanding High Jumper) - Ryan Shaw






 21/03/14  Western Metro Region Under 6, 7 & 8 Mini Carnival


Congratulations to Danielle Ide who represented the Centre at the Western Metro Region Mini Carnival for Under 6, 7 & 8 athletes last Sunday at Landy Field, Geelong.



 19/03/14  Championship Day Final Roster


The final roster for Championship Day is HERE.



 19/03/14  Newsletter Edition 10


BMLAC Edition 10 newsletter now available HERE.



 17/03/14  State Track & Field Championships


State Track & Field Championships will be held at Lakeside Stadium on 29 & 30 March.


BMLAC Team managers: Mark Byrnes – 0406 436 070 and Leon Whitehand – 0407 820250

Event timetable – Marshalling for the first event will be at 8am. The timetable is subject to change and therefore any age group may be required to marshal for events at 8am. Athletes need to make themselves know to the team manager on arrival and before going to the Marshalling area. Timetable is on website please ensure you are familiar with your event times.

Call Rooms – Call room times shall be published prior to each competition. Athletes not present in the marshalling area by close of the time, may not be allowed to compete in that event. There are 4 call rooms outlined in map

Uniform – Plain black shorts with no logos. Centre singlet which will be provided by the Centre.

Parking – parking is in the area around the facility at a cost of $2.30 for the whole day.

Programs – can be purchased at the entry point.

Canteen – will be operating throughout the day.

Officials – BMLAC have been given 1 officials position across the 2 days. This is based on the number of athletes that have entered. All families will be allocated duty at some time during the day. Your assistance in helping this event run for our kids is appreciated.
When completing duty, due to current OH&S requirements, volunteers are required to wear closed toe footwear, as you may be in close proximity to athlete’s wearing spikes

Starting Blocks – will be provided by the association. All Under 12 – 15 athletes are required to do a crouch start.

Spikes – A reminder that the maximum spike length at Lakeside Stadium is 6mm for all events except Javelin and High Jump where a maximum length of 9mm is permitted
• Under 9 – 11 No spikes allowed at ANY event
• Under 12-15 May wear spikes in all track events

Progressions to Finals: 1st place in all Sprints then next 5 fastest times. Top eight in all Field Events

Good luck, Have Fun and Go Marsh!!

State Track & Field Info for BMLAC families

  State Track & Field Final Timetable

State Call Room Locations 

State Venue Map

Duty Roster


 17/03/14  BMLAC Meet 


The final meet prior to Championship Day was held last Saturday.  William Lalor once again produced another record breaking throw over at the Shot Put pit, launching the shot put 8.30 metres to improve on his own Under 9 Centre record.


Our Under 16 athletes enjoyed Muck-Up Day and entertained athletes and families at their final meet.  A majority of this group have been together for over 10 years at BMLAC and they will have many very fond memories, from competing against each other, competing as a team at relays and mainly sharing fun times together - Good luck for the future.



RESULTS                      PHOTOS


 08/03/14  BMLAC Meet


Congratulations to William Lalor (Boomerangs) who continues to improve in the throwing events, this week breaking the Under 9 Discus record with a throw of 29.73 metres.  Certainly looks promising for Will as he prepares for the upcoming State Championships.


With only 2 weeks until Championship Day, athletes are reminded that  full Club uniform is compulsory when competing, this includes Club polo shirt, plain black shorts and name tag.  If you have misplaced your Centre name tag, then please see the ladies in the office next week for a replacement tag at a cost $1.  Athletes will not be permitted to compete on Championship Day without their tag.


The Championship Day Officials Roster is just about finalised and will be emailed to all families in the coming days.  Thank you to all families who nominated to assist.


RESULTS                 PHOTOS


 02/03/14  BMLAC Meet


Three Centre records were broken at this week's meet.  William Lalor (Boomerangs) broke a 19 year old record in the Under 9 Shot Put throwing 8.10 metres.  Under 16 athlete, Jack Shaw (Eagles) set a new 70m record in a time of 9.01 secs while his twin brother Ryan Shaw (Eagles) leapt 1.83 metres in the High Jump to better his own previous record.


There are only 2 Centre meets left prior to our Championship Day.  Athletes are reminded to be eligible for the Centre Championships, athletes must have attended half of the available meets prior to, and after Christmas.

Attendance report  for after Christmas HERE.  (Athletes will have to attend at least 4 meets to qualify)





 27/02/14  Newsletter Edition 9


BMLAC Edition 9 newsletter is now available HERE.



 27/02/14  State Progressions now available


Congratulations to the 21 athletes  who will represent BMLAC at the State Track & Field Championships on March 29 & 30. 




 23/02/14  Region Results


Congratulations to all athletes who represented the Centre at the Region Track & Field Championship at Corio on the weekend.  The following BMLAC athletes have now qualified for the State Championships on March 29 & 30, after winning their events. 


Under 14 - Shani Bullard - High Jump

Under 14 - Dominic Miesen - 1500m

Under 13 - Hayley Whitehand - Javelin, Shot Put, Discus

Under 10 - Jarvis Miles - Shot Put, Discus


Many of our athletes finished with top 3 placings and will therefore, be eagerly awaiting State Progressions, which should be available later in the week.





 22/02/14  Twilight Meet


Due to the Western Metro Region Track & Field Championships being held over the weekend, a twilight meet was conducted on Friday night with all athletes competing in 4 events for the evening.


Athletes are reminded that to be eligible for Championship Day competitors must qualify by attending half of the available meets prior to and after Christmas. 



 15/02/14  BMLAC Meet  


At our Centre meet this week, Courtney Homewood (Boomerangs) bettered her own Under 16 Javelin record, for the fifth time this season, throwing a distance of 23.99 metres.


Championship Day entries have now closed. Many thanks to everyone who ensured their forms were submitted.


Next week will be a twilight meet on Friday evening commencing at 5pm, due to the Region Track & Field Championships being held at Corio over the weekend.  Best of luck to the 29 BMLAC athletes representing the Centre at these Championships.





 14/02/14  Newsletter Edition 8  


BMLAC Edition 8 newsletter is now available HERE.



 10/02/14  Region Track & Field Championships


The Western Metro Region Track & Field Championships will be held on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February at Goldsworthy Reserve, Corio.

Bacchus Marsh will have 29 athletes representing the Centre.


Final timetable HERE


Athletes participating at Region T&F are reminded to collect a Centre singlet from the office this Saturday. If you have one of the old singlets, without the LAVic logo, please swap it over for a new one.



 09/02/14  Victorian Junior Track & Field Championships


Best of the luck to Shani Bullard (90mH, HJ), Lucas Shugg (800m 1500m), Matt Horan (LJ, TJ), Jack Shaw (400mH) and Ryan Shaw (HJ) who will be competing at the Victorian Junior Track & Field Championships this weekend at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.



 09/02/14  Maryborough Open Day


Eleven Bacchus Marsh athletes represented the Centre at the Annual Maryborough Little Athletics Centre Open Day today, claiming a swag of medals for the day.



 Track Results     Field Results


 07/02/14  BMLAC Meet  


Many thanks to all members who arrived early this week, guaranteeing that competition commenced at 8.30am sharp.  It was fantastic to see our parents promptly volunteer, ensuring that all events had sufficient helpers and contributing to our early finish.  The 1500 metre events were conducted first up for the meet, followed by the 800 and 300 metres.  Well done, to all athletes who competed in these events, in the hot conditions.


Three new Under 16 records were set this week.  Brant Lopes (Dolphins) added 40cm to his Shot Put record with a new distance of 12.48 metres.  Jack Shaw (Eagles) had a great tussle in the 100 metre sprint, claiming victory in a new record time of 12.27 secs.  Ryan Shaw (Eagles) added 1cm to his own High Jump Centre record with a leap of 1.76 metres.


Thank you to all athletes who submitted their Championship Day entry form today.  Final entries close next Saturday 15 Feb - NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.


RESULTS             PHOTOS



 02/02/14  State Multi Event


Congratulations to Claire Byrnes, Jarvis Miles and Hayley Whitehand who represented the Centre at the State Multi Event in Bendigo over the weekend.  Competition was conducted in extremely difficult conditions, with temperatures reaching 41 degrees.  Many thanks to Kaye Byrnes and Bec Miles who carried out official duties for the Centre during the competition.  A big thank you also to Mark Byrnes and Leon Whitehand, our team managers, who ensured our athletes were well cared for over the 2 days of the Multi Event.


Day 1 of competition saw Claire Byrnes place 33rd in the Girls Under 11, whilst Jarvis Miles finished 34th in the Boys Under 10 event.  On Day 2, Under 13 athlete Hayley Whitehand, was placed 14th overall.



 31/01/14  Twilight Meet  


A twilight meet was held this week due to the State Multi Event being held on the weekend.  All athletes participated in 4 events for the evening.


Many thanks to those athletes who have already submitted their Championship Day entry form. 

Download your entry from HERE and submit either by email to or to your team manager by Saturday 15th February.


RESULTS               PHOTOS


 30/01/14  Newsletter Edition 7  


BMLAC Edition 7 newsletter is now available HERE.




 26/01/14  Athletics Victoria Country Track & Field Championships


Congratulations to all current and past BMLAC athletes who participated at the Athletics Victoria Country Championships in Ballarat over the weekend.



Connor Shugg U14 - Javelin 3rd

Matt Horan U16 - Long Jump 2nd, Triple Jump 4th, 4x100m 1st

Lucas Shugg U18 - 1500m 2nd, 800m 1st (heat) final 4th

Jack Shaw U18 - 400m Hurdles 2nd, 400m 4th (heat) 5th (final), 200m 4th (heat), 4x100m 1st, 4x400m Open 2nd

Ryan Shaw U18 - High Jump 3rd, Javelin 5th, 4x100m 1st, 4x400m Open Relay 2nd



 25/01/14  BMLAC Meet


Conditions at Masons Lane were quite cool for athletics on Saturday and with many still away on school holidays or away for the Australia Day weekend, attendance was a little down. This week two new Centre records were set in the Javelin event.  Courtney Homewood (Boomerangs) bettered her own Under 16 record with a distance of 22.52 metres, meanwhile Hayley Whitehand threw a massive PB with a new record distance of 32.25 metres in the Under 13 Javelin.  Well done girls!




Next Friday we will be conducting a Twilight Meet commencing at 5pm, due to the State Multi Event being held over the weekend at Bendigo.  Best of luck to the following BMLAC athletes who will represent the Centre at the Multi Event: Claire Byrnes, Bridget Casey, Lara Casey, Mason Casey, James Dickson, Jarvis Miles and Hayley Whitehand.


RESULTS                    PHOTOS



 19/01/14  Little Aths is back


On Saturday we welcomed the return of the Little Aths season for 2014.  This year we made a decision to return a couple of weeks earlier, to give our athletes the opportunity of the additional competition, prior to some major meets which are scheduled in the coming months.

The State Multi Event will be held in 2 weeks, followed by the Region Track & Field Championships on February 22 & 23 with the State Championships later in March.  The season will conclude with the Centre Championships on March 22.


Three new Centre record were set on the weekend.  Lucas Shugg (Blues) continues to be rewarded for his hard training, breaking another long standing Centre record.  This time it was the Under 15 800m record, which had previously stood since 1992.  Lucas smashed the time with an outstanding performance of 2:08.22 mins.  Brant Lopes (Dolphins) set 2 Records for the meet, the first was in the Under 16 Shot Put with a new distance of 12.03 metres and the second record was in the 70m sprint where he ran 9.30 secs.  Jack Shaw (Eagles) bettered his own Under 16 100m Hurdles record in a new time of 15.23 secs.  Keep up the fantastic performances boys.








 6/12/13  Team App - Download it now on your smartphone or tablet and receive the latest Little Aths news

Do you want to follow live results at State Events on your smartphone or iPad?
Would you like to receive the latest Little Aths news and events directly to your smartphone?
Fancy a copy of this newsletter ready and waiting on your smartphone or tablet?
Well now you can do all that at the touch of a button!

Little Athletics Victoria and Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Centre have recently joined with Team App in order to provide a new, fast and direct way to keep in touch with our members. Team App is a platform that allows any sporting organization to create its own smartphone app that’s great looking, easy-to-use and packed with awesome features. A lot of our Centres have already jumped on board to create their own apps too.

The Little Athletics Victoria app is up and running now, and we are encouraging all our members to download the app and sign up.







Maintained for Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Centre by Linda Thompson