The 2023/24 Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Track and Field season commenced on Saturday morning at Masons Lane Reserve.

The Centre already has over 160 children registered and 55 new athletes taking up the offer of a 2 week free trial.  The smiles on the faces of the athletes was so rewarding, whether they were racing down the track or in the field participating in throw and jump events.

Two new Centre records were set at the meet with Under 16 athlete Mackenzie Estlick running a new 100m record of 13.70 seconds while Emma Stewart leapt a new record height of 1.38 metres in the Girls Under 17 High Jump.

After a exceptional 22/23 season, Mackenzie has also been selected in the Little Athletics Victoria 2023/24 Junior Development Squad (JDS). JDS gives U12-17 athletes across the State an opportunity to develop additional skills and improve technical competencies through participation in coaching and training sessions with some of Victoria’s leading coaches.

Training commences this Thursday from 4.30-5.15pm for the Under 6-9 athletes and 5.15-6pm for the Under 10-17 age groups.

Next Saturday will be program 2 commencing at 8.30am.  The Centre will announce their 2023/24 Centre Captains and officially open the season, with special guests in attendance.

BMLAC registrations are still available for children aged 5-16. Little Athletic Victoria offers a free 2-week trial for new athletes.  See the Bacchus Marsh website for details –