Presidents Welcome 2023-24

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Dear Members,

A very warm welcome to the 2023-24 season of Camberwell Malvern Little Athletics Club. This promises to be another great season full of fun and ‘personal bests’ from our young athletes.

This is my first year as President and together with our amazing committee, I look forward to building on the outstanding legacy left by Vu Nguyen, our past president. 

Our club is in great shape. This year we want to strengthen our focus on coaching and improvement, together with the help of our parents and carers. Last year we had 370 registered athletes, with many continuing through a successful cross-country season.  We look forward to seeing many kids again running, jumping and throwing!

We have some new initiatives this season which include a new coaching role to support our age-group managers, additional parent and carer support to club activities and we are strengthening our efforts to recruit teenaged athletes and attracting multi-class athletes to participate at our club.  Beyond our regular competition, our athletes have the opportunity to compete at regional (and state) relay and track and field competitions, as well as attend weekly training with our specialist coaching staff.

Please keep reading this email for information about registrations, dates and other details. The committee and I can’t wait to see the kids doing their best and enjoying the great community spirit at our club with their parents and carers.

Matthew Davison

Camberwell Malvern Little Athletics Club President

Season Launch & Calendar

The club is hosting a Come & Try day at McAlpine / Righetti Oval on Saturday 7th October, starting at 8.45am. This is a great opportunity for new athletes to trial Little Aths and to see what our club is all about.  As always we welcome our returning athletes to tune up for the new season.  We launch into our regular competition on October 14th, which will continue for 17 rounds into March 2024.  Training will commence Wednesday October 11th at 4.45pm.  See the attached link for all the details on the upcoming season.  

Please note we will be hosting our CMLAC Athletes Dinner Function on an updated date of February 24th, 2024.  We hope to build on the greatly successful evening last season.

Registrations

An annual membership costs $180 for 1 child and $170 for each subsequent child. We have kept our membership fees flat again for the 2023-24 season so that we can strive to be one of the most affordable activities for children. To register, please do so via the Little Athletics Victoria (LAVIC) website, and note any registrations made after Thursday night will not guarantee a bib can be printed in time for Saturday.  However there will be one the following week you attend.   

Returning Athlete Registration (LAV) 

New Athlete Registration (LAV)

When registering please note there are three volunteer roles. They include the newly created age group skills mentor, a role responsible for being familiar with some technical aspects of our events to help coach the kids. Additionally we are seeking volunteer help on the canteen roster and age group managers. These can be selected at registration, we welcome your support and encourage you to become involved!

Website and Social media

The club’s website has been updated with all the new information for this season and club records. Be sure to visit it on a regular basis for weekly news, fixtures, and details about our sponsors.  We also have a facebook page and welcome your “likes”.  

Uniforms and Bib

For Saturday and twilight competitions athletes wear our club white t-shirts.  This is included in the cost of registration and received after registering online.  You will also receive a bib which is for the whole season. We encourage these to be laminated to make sure they last the season.  

Our blue and red club uniform is compulsory for regional or state competitions, and can be purchased at the clubrooms on Saturday mornings or via our online shop: UNIFORM ORDER.  

Training 

Each Wednesday evening the club provides training with employed coaches for any athletes who wish to participate.  This season we will be splitting age groups to better focus our training and support our athletes.  Please refer to the Calendar on our website for details.  Also on Saturdays please look out for our coaches liaising with age group volunteers for specialist sessions. 

Due to relay competition commencing early, this season we will conduct two extra sessions early on Saturday mornings, and one Sunday full track cross-over session at Box Hill athletics track.  Please check the calendar for details.

2023/24 Committee

I am extremely grateful for the knowledge and support of our experienced committee. Please approach any of us during the season if you feel you can contribute to a future role. My email is: camberwellmalvernpresident@lavic.com.au.

Sponsorships

The club is thrilled to again receive the support of Grill’d – Camberwell this season and to welcome a new sponsor in enso osteopathy.  We are still finalising some additional support and would welcome if anyone has an interest in supporting the club, please contact me.

REGISTER for the 2023-24 Summer Season!

All new and returning athletes are required to register for the 2023-24 Season

Program and Calendar

Click here for the 2023-24 Summer Season Calendar

Season at a glance

Not sure what Little Athletics involves? Click here to find out!

Our Sponsors

Thanks to the Sponsors of our 2023-24 Season