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Summer Season has started!

Hi CLAC families,

The track and field season has season has started again at Croydon and the weather has been quite kind to us.  It has been brilliant to see so many returning families and helping the newer families feel welcome. There have been many smiles seen around the track, especially from our athletes. Thank you again to everybody in helping to making the mornings work for our athletes and them getting the benefit out of it.

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U9 – U16 Race Walking Clinic

The U9 – U16 Race Walking Clinic is taking place a on Sunday the 23rd of October.

All Athletes will receive expert coaching during this comprehensive clinic in Race Walking. Along with skills training, the athletes will receive advise on preparation, clothing, hydration and nutrition.


First day of Season (8th of October) and Special offer

A special deal only available for the Croydon Little Athletics Club!

On the first day of the season (Saturday 8th October), Athlete’s Foot from Eastland will be out with runners, waffles (shoes, not tasty food) and spikes for all our athletes. On all shoes across the range there will be discounts available on this day only. The tent will be set up near the canteen.

Competition is from 9am-11.30am with warm ups beginning at 8.45am at Croydon’s Town Park,  Norton Road in Croydon, Victoria.

Look forward to seeing you all new and existing athletes and families.

We have also added a calendar for the 2016/2017 season to this site, please see here : Little Athletics 2016/2017 Calendar

Registration and Information day This Saturday (10th September)

Don’t forget about our registration information day this Saturday. Tell your friends and family and join in on the fun and even enjoy a free sausage!

Also on the day new members who sign up will go into the draw to win a $100 Rebel voucher!

If you can’t make it you can still register online. (See below for details).

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Cross Country Information

Hi CLAC families,

Well the end of the winter season is coming and soon track and field summer summer season will be upon us.

This Saturday is our last run of the season and it is Club Championship day at Morrisons Reserve in Mount Evelyn. For each race, in age groups and gender, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd athletes will all win a medal. As usual warm ups will begin from 8.45am.

The following Saturday the 27th of August will be our Presentation day which will be a fun day for everyone and this will be held at Hedgend Maze in Healesville. The address is 163 Albert Road, Healesville. Arrival from 10am and activities include a fun and unusual relay race and a BBQ presentation. The cost for the day is only $10 per family and that includes mini golf, Frisbee golf and of course the MONSTER maze!!

2016/2017 Season Registrations now open

With the Olympics underway and summer season fast approaching we thought we would give you an update on what has been happening in the ‘off season’.  Our cross country athletes have spent many cold mornings running up and down hills, through mud, puddles, rain and cow poo and loved every minute of it (almost!).  We have had athletes compete at Region and State Championships, State Road Relays and Open Days. They have achieved some great results and represented Croydon proudly.

With cross country almost finished, we are looking forward to returning to the track for another great season.  The Committee have been working hard preparing for our opening round on 8 October.  Registrations are now open for the 2016/17 season, and you can register by clicking on the image below. All registrations completed online by the first round will go in the draw for a $100 Rebel Sports gift card.

We are holding an information day at the track on Saturday 10 September from 9am to 11am so if you know anyone interested in joining send them down. The kids can try some events and grab a free sausage while parents can find out all they need to know about CLAC.

Looking forward to a great season.

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Handicap Day at Marg Lewis Reserve

Hi CLAC Families,

The cross country season continued down at Coldstream for the Yarra Ranges handicap day.

We had blue skies as we headed to the course but the wind was still cold and the course itself was quite water logged from all the recent rain. The handicap system gave everybody an even chance of finishing first in their age group. A big thank you to the Yarra Ranges team for crunching all the times to give every athlete a chance of victory.

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Cross Country

Hello again CLAC families,

Well with the season winding down now just a reminder that this Saturday is handicap day and it is being held at Marg Lewis reserve at Coldstream. Just a reminder that you need to have run at least 5 times this season in your age/distance to be eligible. Warm Ups start at 8.45am.

This week was a big week and what our athletes had been working toward all season. On Saturday it was the State Cross Country Championships and it was held at Cruden Farm at Langwarrin. This historical site brought out the most challenging running conditions. There was icy wind, mud and not to mention cow patties!!

Our Athletes were fantastic and did our club proud. I was honoured to watch outstanding efforts that you all should be extremely delighted with.  Here are the results:

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