Hi BHLAC families. We hope everyone has had a great week. Hopefully with some exercise or training to gear up for the start of the season. With restrictions starting to ease and vaccination rates getting to the required levels we hope to be starting the Little Athletics season in the coming weeks. As soon as we get the go ahead from the State Government and LAVic we will be able to commence straight away.
We have had an extraordinary level of registrations so far. It is really important to hit the ground running as soon as we get the ok to start. Therefore we would really appreciate any families that have not already registered for the upcoming season to do so as quickly as possible, as we still need to finalise Age Group Managers and potentially any new Covid related protocols as part of the eased restrictions.
Look out over the next few weeks for any updates. If you haven’t joined our club on TeamApp then we would strongly encourage you to do so as that will give you the latest BHLAC news and offers as soon as they come to hand.
Little Aths season portal - Now Open
A reminder to all families that the BHLAC Season Portal is now open.
If you have not registered your children as yet, please click on the link to go directly to the BHLAC Registration Portal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Dean Williams at email@example.com
Sponsors at BHLAC
This year BHLAC is very fortunate to have three major sponsors support the club. Smile to Go Dentistry, Robinson Gill Lawyers and Lexus of Blackburn have all committed to our club for this upcoming season.
Their financial support will enable us to invest into more equipment and assist with improvements that will ultimately improve the experience for all BHLAC members,
If your family needs dental work, legal advice or perhaps a new car, we would love you to consider and support our club partners.
BHLAC would like to thank all three major sponsors for their commitment to the club and look forward to a long future working together. Head over to our Sponsors page on the link below for more details
Training at Hagenauer Reserve
Whilst some of you may have seen an announcement that the Box Hill Track is open, please note that this is not for any sanctioned Little Athletics event.
The rules for using the track are as follows.
- Squads are limited to a maximum of 5 people (plus a coach) for fully
- A maximum of 2 people permitted (plus a coach) for unvaccinated or
single dosed people
- People under the age of 12 are treated as fully vaccinated
- Coaches must sight evidence of vaccination
- All indoor spaces, including toilets, will remain closed
- All participants must reside within 15km of the track
- Please maintain social distancing and wear a mask if not running
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.
A special offer from Fast Spikes
The team at Fast Spikes have a special offer for BHLAC members for the month of October. Replacement spikes and performance socks from Steigen are available at 30% off the RRP.
It's not long now everyone. Hang in there. We're nearly back!!
On behalf of the BHLAC Committee, stay safe!!