Croydon Little Athletics Centre competes every year in the Box Hill Invitational, Eastern Metropolitan Region and State Relay Championships. Last year, we had many teams qualify for the State Championships. Details of the season are:

Box Hill Invitational Relays: Sunday 12th November, 2017 @ Hagenauers Reserve, Box Hill Nth

EMR Regional Relay Championships: Saturday 25th November, 2017 @ Nunawading Athletics, East Burwood Reserve, Burwood East

State Relay Championships: Saturday 16th December, 2017 @ Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park   

Athletes: Under 9 – Under 15

Competing in the Relay Championships is a great opportunity for our athletes to represent our Centre in team based competition, to learn relay racing techniques and understand what it takes to work with others.

The Relay events include both same sex and mixed teams in the following events:

  • 4 x 100m
  • 4 x 200m
  • Medley, which consists of 2x 100m legs, 1 x200m leg and 1 x 400m leg.                                 

Please refer to the Relay Section of the Centre Handbook for full details regarding the Relay Championships (including availability,  team selection, training, centre uniform and parent duty at the event.

Please email ASAP to be involved in these fun events.

Click here to view the 2017 Relay season information

RELAY SEASON 2017 flyer

The 2017/18 Season kicks off this Saturday 7th October.

Please ensure children are registered online via LAVic website, this includes children who are wanting to join us on a ‘trial’ basis. Don’t leave this task till Friday night, as bibs are being printed as we speak, and you run the risk of your kids not being able to compete on the first day!

Bibs will be ready to collect from your club tables, so allow some extra time in the morning for everyone to gain access to their info and ensure we are all ready to roll for first events. Club Managers will give athletes a welcome before 9am, with events kicking off after that.

Our first day will be busy busy busy, so please bear with us as we ensure to do our best at having a smoothly run day for all involved.

Please keep an eye out for new athletes and ‘trial’ athletes, new families need guidance, so ensure you help out those that look a little lost and confused as to where to be and what to do!

And don’t forget parents… without your help to assist with duty tasks, we cannot run events….. so your help is extremely important to the children being able to participate in Little Aths. Make sure you let your clubs know when you are available to help.

Last but not least…. SUNDAY 8th October is our fundraising BBQ at Bunnings Chirnside Park – please volunteer to help if you can.

See you Saturday, don’t forget some sunscreen and a bottle of water!!!!

We are holding a Bunnings BBQ on Sunday 8th October, 2017 to raise money for equipment for our Centre and we need YOUR help to make it a success.

We’re using (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organise the roster.

Please sign up to help at our Bunnings Sausage Sizzle! 

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our page on

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us and we can sign you up manually.

Thanks for helping our Centre.

Hi CLAC families,

This Saturday the 19th of August is our final winter day. It is our presentation and break up day and here are the details.
Good evening all just some more info for Saturdays Presentation day @ Hedgend Maze which is located at 163 Albert Rd Healesville. Start time is 10.00am we will try to hold our usual team fun run first but if the weather is no good or the grass area too wet we may have to forget it, a BBQ lunch is supplied by the club, Cost is $15 a family but this is for your immediate family we ask any Grandparents or other relatives to pay $5 each to cover entrance costs. Payment will be as you enter to one of our club committee on the door. Saturdays weather looks a little cold so bring some warm clothes. The really good news is there is now a large marquee that fits 200 people so all good but the only thing Hedgend asks is if we could take off our shoes to save the carpet from being muddied. Please don’t forget to bring some chairs, cheers and look forward to seeing you all .

Hi CLAC Families,
This week was a special round back at our old stompin ground of Durham Road. The weather was remarkably windy and well done to all of you for braving the testing conditions. Everyone still enjoyed the run though and for many of the competiotors it was theire first run there and all remarked how pleasant they found it.
Here is the results:
Jazlyn Carroll Girls U6 XC500m Cr 2 min 25.69 sec
David Nackovski Boys U6 XC500m Cr 2 min 32.67 sec
Tru Spittle Boys U6 XC500m Cr 2 min 46.63 sec
Violeta Nackovski Girls U7 XC1000m Cr 6 min 07.83 Patrick McErlain Boys U7 XC1000m Cr 5 min 39.48 sec
Kristina Nackovski Girls U9 XC1500m Cr 8 min 37.87 Ciara Willey Girls U10 XC1500m Cr 7 min 08.96 sec
Ashleigh Rooke Girls U12 XC2000m Cr 9 min 12.19 Sarah Rollo Girls U14 XC3000m Cr 13 min 37.65 sec
Hayden Rooke Boys U14 XC3000m Cr 12 min 28.02 sec
Tania Neale Girls XC Open XC3000m Cr 17 min 48.83 sec
Mike Willey Boys XC Open XC3000m Cr 13 min 39.19 sec

This Week is the…..

Cost: $5 per athlete – run as many events as you like.

EVENT 1. UNDER 6 Boys & Girls 500 m
EVENT 2. UNDER 7 & 8 Boys & Girls 1000m
EVENT 3. UNDER 9 & 10 Boys & Girls 1500m
EVENT 4. UNDER 11 & 12 Boys & Girls 2000m
EVENT 5. UNDER 13 to 15 Boys & Girls 3000m AND OPEN

All runners results go towards the team score. WARNING: this is a rough and tough cross country course, with steep hills, thick grass, mud and creek crossings – all good cross country fun. Regarded as one of the more diverse and fun courses. Come along as every year this run is one of the best. Canteen, BBQ and Hot drinks available on the day.

Hi CLAC families,
The State Cross Championships were held at the beautiful but testing Cruden Farm in Langwarrin on Saturday. The weather was quite windy and cold but at least the rain held off. I would like to thank everybody who made the journey out there to encourage our athletes along. It was a fantastic effort by all our athletes, all finishing inside the top 20 and they showed the true CLAC spirit, smiling and giving 100%. Congratulations to all of you for your outstanding accomplishments.

The results are:
GIRLS U10 1500M 12th Ciara Willey 6:15.12
GIRLS U12 2000M 11th Charli Power 8:18.24
GIRLS U12 2000M 18th Ashleigh Rooke 8:39.36
GIRLS U13 3000M 12th Jemima Wilson 12:31.78
BOYS U14 3000M 15th Hayden Rooke 12.01.18
GIRLS U14 3000M 17th Sarah Rollo 13.41.97
GIRLS 15 300OM 12th Charlotte Lord 14.37.77
GIRLS 15 300OM 19th Charlotte Twentyman 15.28.65


This Saturday July 29th for a special run we are out at Elizabeth Bridge Reserve which is located on Durham Road in Kilsyth. Warm ups will start at 8.45am. This week though is a special breakfast for the XC people. We are putting on a BBQ with sausages for $1 and bacon and egg rolls for $2.50. So come along enjoy your run and grab some tucker afterwards. Hope to as usual see all your smiling faces out there.

Hi CLAC families,
This Weekend is the pinnacle for our winter season. It is the State Cross County Championships and they are being held out at Cruden Farm in Langwarrin this Saturday 22nd July. For all the eligible athletes I would allow yourselves around 1 hour to get to the course. How to get there:  Entry to Cruden Farm will be opposite 10 Cranhaven Road, Langwarrin (Melways Ref: 103, G6). There is no venue entry fee and there is plenty of parking within the farm paddock.We do not have any centre duties for the day. It is recommended that athletes arrive at the venue at least 1 hour before their race time.
Our Athletes have worked very hard all season and after their fantastic efforts at regionals I wish them all the best in representing our club and I know that they will do extremely well.

Hi CLAC Families,
Well Championship day has come and gone again for another year with the weather being sunny but no real warmth coming from it. It was an excellent days running by our athletes up at Morrisons Reserve. Many medals were awarded and everyone gave their best smiles on the podium. Thank you to all of you.
Here is the results:
Jazlyn CarrollGirls U6XC500m 2 min 49.99 sec PB
Sinead Willey Girls U6 XC500m 3 min 01.29 sec
Chloe Dux Girls U6 XC500m 3 min 38.98 sec
David Nackovski Boys U6 XC500m 2 min 45.22
Tahlah Dux Girls U7 XC1000m 5 min 40.96 sec PB
Violeta Nackovski Girls U7 XC1000m 6 min 15.38
Patrick McErlain Boys U7 XC1000m 6 min 02.83 sec PB
Blake Freer Boys U7 XC1000m 7 min 23.25 sec
Kristina Nackovski Girls U9 XC1500m 9 min 09.13 sec
Kai Freer Boys U9 XC1500m 7 min 55.61 sec
Ciara Willey Girls U10 XC1500m 7 min 21.99 sec
Zoe Freer Girls U11 XC2000m 10 min 16.63 sec
Ashleigh Rooke Girls U12 XC2000m 9 min 16.39 sec
Hayden Rooke Boys U14 XC3000m 12 min 50.52 sec
Charlotte Lord Girls U15 XC3000m 15 min 13.95 sec
Jess Dux Girls AVXC Open XC3000m 15 min 57.80 sec PB
Mike Willey Boys AV XC Open XC3000m 13 min 57.54 sec