The 2020/21 Track & Field season kicked off on Saturday morning.  After a long period of shutdown due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the kids were bursting with energy and it was so pleasing to see the smiles on their faces and the enjoyment of being back enjoying sport and mixing with friends.

We welcomed back returning members and it was fantastic to see so many new athletes sign up for the 2020/21 season.  We had an amazing 40 trial athletes compete for their first time.  It was very rewarding for all the long hours of meetings, either with Little Athletics Victoria, the Council or the Committee preparing for the long-awaited return of little athletics.

A reminder athletes are only permitted to 2 free trial days before they are required to register as financial members.  If you have decided that your child enjoyed their experience on Saturday, jump online and register now HERE.  New athletes are required to provide proof of age to finalise your registration.

Thank you to all the parents who officiated, allowing the day to run so smoothly.  Also, a big thank you to everyone who adhered to the new COVID-19 protocols.

Congratulations to Bridie Shanahan (Dolphins) who broke our first record for the season.  Bridie thew 28.63m in the Girls Under 15 Javelin bettering the previous record by 4.5 metres.

Results for all registered athletes can be found HERE.

Next week will be our Official Season Opening.  This year due to restrictions we will be unable to have invited guests so will be live streaming our Official Opening.  The 2020/21 Centres Captains will also be announced.

All athletes are reminded that Club uniforms are compulsory, this includes Club Polo shirts which are available at the Office and plain black shorts.  All athletes must also wear their Subway Registration tag at all times while competing.

Training for registered members is on Thursday’s at Masons Lane Reserve.  This week the Under 6-7 will be 4.30pm, Under 8-10’s at 5pm with both groups doing long jump & throws.  The Under 11-16’s will be learning how to set up block and starts from 5-6pm.