It was another great day of Little Athletics last Sunday. With one of our bigger attendances of the year it was great to see everyone really getting involved in the program and achieving a number of personal bests. It has been so pleasing to see the development of our athletes this season. With the help of our resident club coach Steve Cain and his team, along with our event specialists and age group managers on program day, our kids are very fortunate to have the coaching support they need to help them improve as the season goes on.
The February/March window is the championship time. Our BHLAC athletes have competed at a number of events such as the EMR's, Athletics Victoria State Track & Field Champs, LAVic State Multis, AV Country Championships and in a few weeks the LAVic State Track & Field Championships. Congratulations to all our athletes that have competed and progressed to the next stage of their season program. It is fantastic to see so many athletes competing beyond the traditional Sunday program.
As we edge closer to the end of the competition program we are pleased to announce an extension of the season calendar with a couple of extra fun weeks of activity. The Sunday after the State Track & Field Championships will be the Box Hill Relayathon Day. This will be a fun day of athletics, relays and some fund raising for a great cause - The Royal Childrens Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The hospital and LAVic have shared a long association with one another and this year they celebrate 50 years of teaming up. Further information will follow in the coming weeks so watch this space for further details. The week after will also be a fun day. Whilst it won't be for competition points it will be one that everyone will thoroughly enjoy.
This week coming is program B. A big weekend of hurdles so the BHLAC Committee looks forward to seeing you all back at the track on Sunday!
With the announcement of an additional 2 weeks of athletics the Season Calendar has been updated.
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BHLAC Relayathon - Sunday 20th March
This is the 50th year that Little Athletics Victoria has supported the Royal Children's Hospital. On Sunday 20th March, BHLAC will devote the Sunday program to the RCH Good Friday Appeal and raise as much money as we can for the kids. There will be a number of fundraising initiatives on the day. It would be great to see as many members on the day helping the to the cause.
Roles vacant & BHLAC
We have been very fortunate to have a great team on the Committee for many years. This year we will say goodbye to a few members that have called it time. We are looking for any parents of the club that would like to be involved in the clubs future. If you would like to be a part of the BHLAC Committee please let us know.
We are also looking for a Cross Country Team Manager for the upcoming season. If you have children that will be competing in the Cross Country Season this year we would greatly appreciate you nominating to be the Team Manager. There is not too much involved and would have the support of the Committee.
If you would like to know more about this role please contact our Club President Dean Williams on 0417346382 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Support Program - SignUp
It is without doubt that one of the biggest reasons for an improved program and atmosphere this season is because of the level of support the BHLAC Committee has had from our parent cohort. Whilst we heavily promote SignUp through the week, we comfortably have most roles filled by the time Sunday comes around. We would like to thank you, the parents for your amazing support this season. Your commitment to the club and most of all to all our athletes is greatly appreciated.
This weeks program is B. The back straight hurdles program. This program has been extremely well supported this season and it has made an enormous difference to the day when we have plenty of set up assistance. If you are able to assist with setup or any role this week, please sign up early. Thank you
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Mid-week training at BHLAC
Mid week training is offered to all BHLAC members. It is held on Wednesday afternoons between 4:30 & 5:30pm. To assist our Head Coach Steve Cain with his planning, we ask all parents to register their children for each weekly session by Midday on the day. Click on the link below to register for Wednesday nights training.
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Thank you to our Sponsors
We are very grateful at BHLAC to have such amazing support from Robinson Gill Lawyers, Smile to Go Dentistry and Lexus of Blackburn. Without them we would not have been able to fund some significant improvements this season.
This season we have added the new lap scoreboard, commenced phase one of the new BHLAC uniform, added some new lane cone markers, new signage and promotional banners and even purchased a new Toyota Rav 4 club car which has made a significant difference to our set up and pack up process.
It would be great to repay the faith that our sponsors have had in us by supporting them any way we can. Please consider our sponsors as we thank them for their ongoing support. Click on the link below to head to our sponsor page
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