As many of you are aware, the Maroondah Carols were postponed from last Saturday to this Saturday 9th December.  This presented a clash between our regular competition and the setup activities required for the Carols.  We have met with Maroondah Council and a plan is now in place so that our competition this Saturday won’t be impacted.
There will be restricted car parking on Saturday as the stage will be set up in the car park.  The marquees and food vans will not be set up until after midday to allow us time to complete our event. Set up will be as normal, kicking off from around 7:45am for an 8:30am javelin event.  Warm up for all other events will be at normal time of 8:45am.
As we have had a couple events washed out this season and will have our usual Christmas breakup impacted due to the Carols setup, we have decided to hold a Croydon Little Aths Twilight Xmas picnic on Friday 15th December!
This won’t be a normal twilight program.  We will only run minimal normal events and will have a couple of Christmas fun events as well. The Centre will put on a free sausage sizzle and soft drinks will be available for purchase on the night.  Tinsel up and come along in your best Xmas gear!
Details as follows:
When: Friday 15th December, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Setup from 5:30)
BYO Picnic rug / chair
Pssst…. There may also be a special visitor on the night..
We will be handing out raffle tickets this Saturday.  Attached is the flyer for the raffle including information on raffle prizes.  There are some pretty cool prizes.  The raffle will be drawn on Friday 15th December at 7:30pm.  We will be collecting the ticket stubs this Saturday and also on Friday 15th December before the draw.  If you are not able to make it to the Friday 15th Christmas twilight, they can be dropped into Wednesday night training on 13th December.  Prizes will be drawn and winners notified if they are not in attendance.
Monies raised through this raffle will go directly back into the Centre for equipment purchases for both competition and coaching.
Click here for the flyer:  Christmas Raffle Flyer
See you at the track
Croydon LAC committee

On Saturday 9th December, Snap Fitness are running a promotional event to raise money for our athletics club. There are 48 spots available for a 30 minute group training and fitness session in the morning. Participants make a donation to participate with all proceeds donated to us. It’s open to all community members. Some of the staff will also be stopping by our competition to speak to interested people. Snap Fitness are located in the Arndale Shopping Centre just behind the track.

Please refer to the below flyer for all details and help support a local business that supports us.


Snap Fitness Promo

Hi families,

With the current weather forecast and with the safety of athletes, officials and families in mind, tonight’s competition has been cancelled.

As a number of you are already aware, Maroondah Council have postponed their Christmas Carols until Saturday 9th December. The Committee are currently working with the council to ensure that our competition on that day can still go ahead, perhaps in a slightly altered format, and we will keep families updated.

Thank you and stay safe and dry.

CLAC Committee


Athletes competing at Region relays this Saturday MUST wear their Subway competition patch and have the Coles badge sewn on their Croydon singlet above the Little Aths logo. Plain black shorts to be worn (no pockets) and no logos larger than 30mm. Please speak to your coach if you have any questions.





Little Aths this week is Friday night.  Any help with setting up from 5.00pm would be appreciated. The canteen will be open and the BBQ will be running. Centre tops will be available for purchase for those competing in relays. There is no javelin at twilight meets.



Saturday 18th November, 2017 is ‘Bring a Friend’ Day at little Athletics.

It would be great for our kids to bring a friend to show them how much fun athletics is (and give them free bananas!).

If you bring an extra child please see the registrar Tiffany for a special bib.

Please click below for our latest training information

2017 Training UPDATE

We also have a new sprint coach! Meg Rankin will start sprint training on Tuesday 28th November from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

The purpose of the general training session is to provide an opportunity for athletes to build their general fitness base in a fun environment. Parents are welcome to train with their children. Opportunities for event specific training will also be provided throughout the year.

As you are aware, athletics is a largely volunteer-run sport, so if any of the coaches ask for any assistance, please help.

Bad weather: Please monitor the Croydon Little Athletics Facebook page for updates on any potential cancellations of training due to bad weather.

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.