Hi BHLAC families. Hope you all have enjoyed some new freedoms over this long weekend. It feels like we are writing the same things each week at the moment but rest assured, we are moving forward and getting very close to starting the season.
It has been a roller coaster of information this last few weeks. The vaccination requirement has gone one way and then the other. Just to clarify the latest information from LAVic.
The is NO requirement for anyone associated with Little Athletics (Athletes, officials or parents) to disclose your vaccination status.
At this stage we are currently waiting for LAVic to approve our revised Covid-19 Safe Plan in line with the 2021 season protocols. As soon as we receive the go-ahead we will announce the program and start date. At this stage we have earmarked next Sunday 7th November to commence however this is subject to confirmation.
The revised season calendar will be released as soon as LAVic release theirs. We really need to see the schedule for Regional and State events so as we cn then back fill our schedule as much as we can around the main events.
As we say, look out for our updates this week and we hope to see you next Sunday (fingers crossed)
Little Aths season portal - Now Open
A reminder to all families that the BHLAC Season Portal is now open. It is not too late to join.
If you have not registered your children as yet, please click on the link to go directly to the BHLAC Registration Portal below.
A reminder to new parents considering Little Athletics for your child, you must be a fully registered athlete with LAVic to be able to try Little Athletics. Click on the same link below to regsiter
Uniforms at BHLAC
All registered athletes must wear an
official Box Hill Little Athletics uniform
at the weekly and competition days.
Over the coming days the club website
will go live with the online shop allowing
you to purchase the uniform online.
Alternatively you will be able to purchase
the uniform at the track on the first official
Important roles for the upcoming season
With the season poised to commence over the coming weeks we still need to finalise some important roles within the program.
Age Group Managers are a vital role for each age group. The Age Group Managers are responsible for managing the age group through the weekly program. Over the years we have been very fortunate for parents to take ownership of this role. Especially if their child may be in the same group. Traditionally the AGM from the previous season has the option to continue with this role for the upcoming season. We are calling on previous AGM’s and any new parents that would like to be an AGM this season to contact the club as soon as possible.
This season we are looking to form an IT & Timing Group. The IT & Timing group would be required to manage and assist with the weekly timing requirements on program day. Each week we require 4 parents to manage and handle the Timing Computers (Front & Back straights) Our aim is to form a group of approximately 8 parents that can rotate and share the IT timing role. A roster would be developed allowing parents to have a regular week off but equally ensuring that we have enough competent parents that know how to operate the systems each event day.
COVID Safe Official. As we ease off restrictions and commence our new season, the need for an official CSO will be required. Our club Vice President, Peter Walsh was our club CSO last year. This year we are looking for a parent to nominate as the Senior Covid Safe Official. This person will be required to oversee the Covid Safe role and manage the team weekly of Covid Safe Assistants.
BHLAC Secretary. Our club has been very fortunate to have had an outstanding Club Secretary over the last few seasons. Rajinder Atwol has made an outstanding contribution to BHLAC and like many parents has stayed on even after her children have outgrown Little Athletics.
As this is Rajinder’s last season we are looking for a parent to take on this role and spend time with Rajinder learning the role before she leaves. If you would like to know more about the Secretary role at BHLAC, please let Rajinder know by emailing her directly at email@example.com
All these roles mentioned above are vital to the success of the Little Athletics program. If you would like to take a more active role in the running of the club, we would love to hear from you as soon as possible.
Please email our club President if you have any queries at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0417346382
Coaching at BHLAC
BHLAC is very fortunate once again to have highly decorated coach Steve Cain and his team assist our club with coaching for the upcoming season.
Whilst Steve runs a weekly training program each Wednesday afternoon during the season for members, he also provides a range of programs throughout the week that may be perfect for your little athletes that are looking for that bit extra. Head on over to the Multus website for further information regarding programs and pricing.
Stay connected and up to date at BHLAC
For all current members and new ones looking to join BHLAC we strongly recommend that you join our Facebook page and TeamApp.
TeamApp is the fastest way we can deliver news, updates and important information throughout the week which will be delivered to you in a text message and to your nominated email address.
The BHLAC Committee would like to thank all the parents that have contacted the club and nominated for a role. Whether it is an Age Group Manager or even an in the IT timing support team, we greatly appreciate the support to help the season be a great one for our kids.
However we still need more of you to help us out. We are still looking for Covid Safety Officers to support Peter Walsh our Head CSO. We need more computer literate parents that can help with the timing on event days and we need a parent who thinks they can handle the Club Secretary role to take over from Rajinder by the end of the season.
If you're kids are invested in Little Athletics and you will be around the club for years to come, help make a difference and help the committee make BHLAC even better.
See you all very soon.