News Archive

SMR Cross Country Results and Call for State Road Relays Teams

23/06/2019

Congratulations to all Mentone Athletes who competed at the Southern Metropolitan Region Cross Country Carnival yesterday.  We had some outstanding results - Soha Abdelrahim 1st U12 Girls, Dylan Oakley 2nd U10 Boys, Deng Agook 4th U10 Boys, Abdul Abdelrahim 4th U9 Boys, Jacinta Crowley 5th U11 Girls, with Phoebe Earl, Lucille Malcomson, Adin Boardman and Brooklyn Towler all top 10 placegetters in their races.

Our next event is the State Road Relay Championships, Sat 6th July at Sandown Racecourse Springvale.  Entries are open to all Mentone athletes - please keep your eye out for an email with details on how to contact our Team Manager John Boardman to express interest in joining a team.  Entries close 1st July.

Region Cross Country - U6-8 1km Fun Run

19/06/2019

The Southern Metro Region Cross Country Carnival is on this Saturday at Patterson River Secondary College.

In addition to the U9-U16 races, there is a free fun 1km race for all U6-U8 Athletes - no need to register, please arrive at 12pm for a 12:10 call-room and 12:25 race.  Please wear our Centre uniform, if you can't find last season's chest patch we will provide a spare.

Please click here for the LAVic Event Page

Good luck to the 17 Mentone U9-16 Athletes competing this weekend - hopefully you all make it through to the State Cross Country Championships!

 

Region Cross Country Carnival Entries Now Open

05/06/2019

Entries are now open for the Southern Metro Region Cross Country Carnival to be held on the 22nd June 2019 at Patterson River Secondary College, Seaford. Entries open to all Mentone LAC 2018/19 athletes.

Open To: U9 to U16 Athletes
Cost: $20 + Processing Fee
Entries Close: 10th June 2019 (11:59pm)

Register directly online via LAVIC portal link: REGISTER NOW

More Information

State Cross Country Relays Entries Open Now

13/05/2019

The winter season is underway and the first LAVic Cross Country event will be the State Cross Country Relay Championships, being held at Cruden Farm, Langwarrin on Saturday 1st of June. Athletes will compete in teams of 3, so if you're interested in participating, please contact our coordinator Janine Dixon on 0411 349 465 or via email janine.dixon75@gmail.com.  All U9-U16 2018/19 members are eligible to compete.

Click here for more information on Cross Country.

Committee Changes and AGM Minutes and Reports

11/05/2019

Our Executive Committee and Assistant Executives for the upcoming season will be:

President - Scott Wilcock

Secretary - Akanesi "Nes" Ofahengaue

Treasurer - Tiger Pillay

Registrar - Lalani Sirimanne

Vice President - Matthew Fleischmann

Assistant Registrar - Cameron Cunningham

Assistant Treasurer - James Dunstan

Assistant Secretary - Meg Finch

A huge thank you to all of our new committee members for joining the team and to our outgoing committee for their dedication and service to our Centre and our kids.

Please check your email for a link to our AGM minutes and reports.

 

Uncollected Awards Pickup Sessions

07/04/2019

If you missed our Uncollected Awards sessions last week, please come and see Charmaine or Paivi at the track this week at the following times:

Tuesday 9th, 5-6pm

Wednesday 10th, 4-5pm

Thursday 11th, 4-5pm

Friday 12th, 5-6pm

There will be a Participation Medal for any Athlete who did not receive another award.

Click here to check the Results from Season 2018-19

Cross-Country Registrations Now Open!

07/04/2019

If you and your kids are wondering how to stay fit over winter, Cross Country is for you!

Registrations are now open - please click here for details.

2018-19 Results and Uncollected Awards

01/04/2019

Congratulations to all our Award winners for Season 2018-19!
Our Centre Award Winners are:

Centre Best Individual Performance - Emily Ryan U16 Girls - 38.12m Discus 1310 points
U6-8 Sue Tobin Centre Champion - Christian Bourke U7 Boys 109.23 Points
U9-16 Centre Champion - Jeremy Ockerby U16 Boys - 7611 Points
President's Award - Abdul Abdelrahim U9 Boys

Fred Roffey Memorial Award - Lucille Malcomson U9 Girls
Laurel Moran Memorial Award for U13G - Lily Parsons

Click here for full results and information on picking up uncollected awards

PRESENTATION DAY AND AGM MOVED TO ST LOUIS DE MONTFORT'S HALL, ASPENDALE, FROM 4PM

28/03/2019

Due to the terrible weather forecast we have decided to move to our backup location of the hall at St Louis de Montfort's Primary School, 37 Dolphin Street, Aspendale.  We also have a later start time, from 4pm.

Click here for the AGM Agenda.

REVISED Timetable for the day

4pm - 5pm: Age Group Awards Presentations

5pm - 6pm: Annual General Meeting (BBQ and activities for kids)

6pm - 7pm: Centre Awards Presentations

Please click here for more information

PB Day Wrap Up

26/03/2019

We finished Season 2018-19 on a high note with 141 PBs set at Personal Best Day last Saturday.

Special congratulations to the following Athletes for breaking Records on the day:

Tyson Beames, U9B 100m - 15.40s

Deng Agook, U10B 60mH - 10.47s

Hannah Wilcock, U14G 80mH - 13.24s

Thomas Byrne, U15B 300mH - 42.58s

Emily Ryan, U16G Shot Put - 14.18m

Jeremy Ockerby, U16B 300mH - 40.93s

Please click here for the list of our PB Day Medalists.

2018-19 State T&F Champs Wrap Up - 6 Athletes selected for ALAC

25/03/2019

Congratulations to all Mentone Athletes who competed at the State Track and Field Championships on the 16th/17th March.  We came in a commendable 6th on the Medal Tally, with 38 medals overall.  Gold medals went to Emily Ryan (3), Shahd Mohammed (2), Mia Gray, Milly Webster, Tom Wilcock and Sophie Wilcock (1 each).

We've also had an amazing 6 Athletes selected to represent Victorian at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in Hobart in late April.  Congratulations go to Vuna Ofahengaue, Ashley van Rooyen, Wadah Abdelrahim, Valentino Bertucci, Hannah Wilcock and Sophie Wilcock.

Please click here for the full wrap up.

PB Day going ahead - bring an umbrella!

23/03/2019

It looks like there will be some showers today, but we'll continue with PB Day.

 

PB Day - This Saturday 23rd March - UPDATED

21/03/2019

I forgot to mention all Girls' Families are on Set Up - please arrive by 8am, all Boys' families are on Pack Up.

Our final track day of season 2018-19 this PB Day, this Saturday.

Medalists at Region and State Events, please bring your medals - we'll try to get a group photo towards the end of the session.

Click here for the PB Day Program

Click here for full PB Day Info, but in summary:

- Strict maximum of 3 Events per Athlete.

- U6-8 Age Groups will stay with their Team Managers

- U9+ Athletes move to their events on their own (check the program and listen for announcements)

 

Nominations for Committee Positions for Season 2019-20

20/03/2019

Please consider nominating for a committee position if you think you can help run our Centre next season.  Our kids really need you!

As well as helping run our events, committee members have a say in how our Centre is managed.  To lock-in the position, please nominate by the 28th March.

There are a variety of roles, with a variety of levels of commitment.  Nominating as a General Committee member is a easy way to get started.

At this stage we know that the significant roles of President, Canteen Coordinator, Equipment Manager, Vice President, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer are vacant next season.

Please check our Committee/Team Managers page for more info and instructions for nominating.

U10-U12 Athletes - School Sports Victoria Team Vic Tryouts in May

18/03/2019

U10-U12 Athletes, if you are interested in trying out for the SSV State Athletics Team to compete at the School Sports Australia National Track and Field Championships in Darwin in September, click here for info.

NOTE - the Championships are BEFORE the normal school athletics season, tryouts for the team are in May.

PB Day - This Saturday - Expressions of interest in 800/1500/Walks/200h/300h needed

18/03/2019

PB Day is this Saturday 23rd March. To help us build the program, we need expressions of interest in 800m, 1500m, Walks and 200m/300m Hurdles before 10pm Tuesday 19th March. Please click here for more info and instructions.

State T&F Duty Roster and Info - No Session at Mentone - rebel sale

14/03/2019

Please join us in wishing our 55 Athletes competing at the State Track and Field Championships this weekend the best of luck!

Participating families, please click here for the Parent Duty Roster and Event Info.

For those not attending, please remember there is no session at Mentone this weekend, but for your weekly fix of Athletics you can watch the action on the LAVic LiveStream here.

Please also check out the rebel Mentone footware and clothing sale this weekend and next.

Go Mentone!

Round 14/Relayathon Wrap Up - Centre Training Wednesday Evening

12/03/2019

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Relayathon on Saturday and especially to our U12 and U13 age-groups for finishing in equal 1st place with 18 laps each. We managed 131 laps overall, which is one more than last year, but we still need around $500 in donations to reach our target via our everydayhero page. Click here for the full wrap up.

Further congratulations to Emily Ryan for breaking the U16G Javelin record with a throw of 36.46m, and special mention to Mitchell Fragiacomo for earning 5 PBs.

Click here for details of records and PBs from Round 14.

Our last Centre Training for the season is on tomorrow night from 5-6pm - we'll have our U6-8 session and a session for older Athletes.

Passing of Life Member Val Lewis

12/03/2019

Our condolences to the family of Val Lewis, Life Member of Mentone Little Athletics Centre, on her recent passing.

Please contact mentone@lavic.com.au if you would like to get in touch with Garry Lewis.

Round 14 - This Saturday 9th March - Walks and Relayathon

07/03/2019

This Saturday is Round 14, our final points-scoring round of the season.

Next weekend is the State Track and Field Championships (no session at Mentone), followed by PB Day on the 23rd and Presentation Day/AGM on the 30th.

We have Relayathon this Saturday, as well as Walks for U9-16.

U7 Families are on Set Up - please arrive before 7:30 to help us start on time.

U11 Families are on Pack Up.

Click here for the program.

U11 and U12, please note the early start for your 800m.

 

7 and 10 year Participation Awards - please let us know if eligible

06/03/2019

Parents of U12 and older Athletes, if you think your child is eligible for a 7 or 10 year Participation Award this season, please email mentone@lavic.com.au to let us know before Monday 11th March so that we have time to confirm and organise trophies before Presentation Day on the 30th March.  Participation does not have to be over consecutive years, you can have missed a few.

 

State Track and Field Championship Qualifiers and Parent Duty Timeslot Nominations

05/03/2019

Congratulations to the 55 Mentone Athletes who have made it through to the 2019 LAVic State Track and Field Championships.  Click here for the list of qualifiers and Parent Duty Timeslot nominations.

As always we really need your help to run these events - thanks for your cooperation!

Relayathon 2019

05/03/2019

We're running our annual Relayathon this Saturday (Round 14).

Relayathon is an LAVic fundraising event for The Royal Children's Hospital, although we also donate to the Monash Children's Hospital.

Click here to donate, or here for more info.

Round 13 Wrap Up and Centre Training Wednesday Evening 5-6pm

05/03/2019

Congratulations to Thomas Byrne and Bradlee Wilson for breaking our U15 and U16 Boys' 300m Hurdles Centre records with performances of 43.12 and 42.35s respectively, and also to Sophie Wilcock for breaking the U13G 80m Hurdles Any Venue record with a performance of 12.94s at the AV State Championships on Sunday.

Click here for a list of PBs from Saturday.

At Centre Training Wednesday evening (5-6pm) we'll have Long Jump, Javelin/Shot Put and our U6-U8 Program.

 

Round 13 - This Saturday 2nd March

28/02/2019

This Saturday is Round 13.  We are running an adjusted Program 2.

U9 and older Athletes, please note that we are starting early with 400/800m races first, in an attempt to avoid the worst of the heat.  Please arrive from 9:15am for warm up.

Click here for the Program.

Under 8 Families are on Set Up - please arrive by 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

Under 12 Families are on Pack Up.

Please bring hats, sunscreen, drink bottles and chest patches.  Umbrellas might be good for portable shade, too.

We'll make sure there are plenty of tents and water available for all.

Round 12 Wrap Up and Centre Training tomorrow night

26/02/2019

At Centre Training tomorrow night (Wed, 5-6pm) we have Triple Jump, Shot Put and our U6-8 Program.

We didn't have any records broken at Round 12, but we did have a whole bunch of PBs.

Click here for details...

Presentation Day and AGM - Saturday 30th March from 12pm

25/02/2019

We've had change the date for our Presentation Day and Annual General Meeting - now scheduled for Saturday 30th March from 12pm, at the track (Dolamore Reserve).

The AGM will start at 1:30pm in the clubrooms.

Important dates as we finish up the season:

Round 13 - Saturday 2nd March

Round 14 - Saturday 9th March - including Relayathon

State Track and Field Champs - weekend of 15th - 17th March (no session at Mentone)

PB Day - Saturday 23rd March (season close)

AGM and Presentation Day - Saturday 30th March

Round 12 - This Saturday 23rd Feb - and The Circuit Friday Night

21/02/2019

U13+ Athletes, don't forget that The Circuit is on this Friday night at Brighton LAC (Dendy Park), from 5:45pm.

All Athletes, Round 12 is this Saturday, we are running Program 1.

U6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive before 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

U13-14-15-16 Families are on Pack Up.

Please remember hats, sunscreen and chest patches.

SMR Track and Field Carnival Wrap-Up - 3rd on the Medal Tally

20/02/2019

Congratulations to our 73 Athletes who competed at the Southern Metropolitan Region Track and Field Carnival over the weekend.  We came in a very strong 3rd on the Medal Tally with 98 medals in total.

Thanks go to our Team Managers Tanya and Alex, Chief Officials Katie, Tiger and Tina, Starters Cameron, Mark and Matt and all the parents who helped out with general duties - the event couldn't have happened without you.

Click here for details of our medalists and check out our Facebook page for photos.

Please email mentone@lavic.com.au to notify us of any Any-Venue records broken.

Go Mentone!

Centre Training Wednesday 5-6pm

19/02/2019

We'll have High Jump, Discus and our U6-U8 program at Centre Training this week.

The Circuit - Round 3 - this Friday 22nd Feb - Brighton LAC

18/02/2019

U13 - U16 Athletes, click here for info on the final round of The Circuit for 2018-19.

This Friday night at Brighton LAC, from 5:45pm.

SMR Track and Field Parent Duty Roster - No session at Mentone this weekend - Round 3 of The Circuit

14/02/2019

A final reminder that there is no session at Mentone this weekend, as we are off to the SMR Track and Field Championships.

Particpating families, the Parent Duty Roster is here.

Please click here to email Alexandra Woods (alexw_52@hotmail.com) by 7pm Friday 15th February to confirm you are OK with your duty allocation.

And lastly, Round 3 of The Circuit for U13+ Athletes is on from 6pm next Friday 22nd Feb at Brighton LAC.

Centre training is on tonight 5-6pm

13/02/2019

Tonight we'll have training for Long Jump, Shot Put and our U6-U8 Program.

Round 11 Wrap Up

12/02/2019

Well done to the Athletes (and Parents) who braved the rain on Saturday at Round 11.

It was pretty nasty for a while, but we managed to get through most of our events.

There weren't any records broken, but congratulations to the following Athletes for achieving a significant number of PBs.

Cooper Hatton U8B - 4

Adin Boardman U9B - 4

Todd Walker U6B - 3

Max Pearson U6B - 3

Isabel Rogers U11G - 3

SMR Track and Field Championships next weekend - No session at Mentone

09/02/2019

The Southern Metropolitan Region Track and Field Championships are on the weekend of 16/17 February at Caulfield LAC, Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena.

There is no session at Mentone for any age group.

Pariticpating families, please click here for more info on the SMR Track and Field Championships, including a link to email through your preferred  Parent Duty Timeslots before 8pm Monday night.

Round 11 UPDATE - This Saturday 9th Feb

07/02/2019

I forgot to mention we have Walks tomorrow for U9-U16 - please arrive at early 9:30am to warm up

This Saturday is Round 11, click here for the program.

U7 Families are on Set Up - please arrive before 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

U9 Families are on Pack Up.

The weather forecast isn't great, however we don't have many rounds left so we will go ahead unless the weather is really bad. Please bring wet weather gear and check the website, Facebook and Team App for any cancellation notices.

Centre Training tomorrow night (weather permitting)

05/02/2019

Assuming we don't get rained-out again, Centre Training is on tomorrow night (Wednesday 6th) from 5-6pm.

We'll have Hurdles, Discus and our U6-8 program.

Parkdale Gift Wrap-Up

05/02/2019

Our Athletes also had a great time at The Parkdale Gift on Saturday - thanks to Jacinta Francis for organising our races at The Gift and all the parents who helped out.

Special mention to Abbey Francis (U15G) for taking out the Bayside School Girls 120m Championships!

Click here for more info and results

State Combined Event Wrap-Up - 1st on the Medal Tally!

05/02/2019

Well done to all of our Athletes who braved the heat to compete at the State Combined Event Championships over the weekend.

We came in an awesome 1st on the Medal Tally, bringing home 7 medals overall!

Special mention to Ashley van Rooyen, Vuna Ofahengaue and Sophie Wilcock, our new State Champions.

Click here for more results, and check out our Facebook page for some pics from the weekend.

State Combined Event Championships Info - No session at Mentone this weekend

31/01/2019

Final reminder - there is no session at Mentone this weekend as we are attending the State Combined Event Championships. Good luck to our Athletes!

Combined-Event participants, the Parent Duty Roster is here. Please check your allocation then email Alex Woods alexw_52@hotmail.com by 6pm Friday night to confirm your duty.

Please click here for more important Combined Event info.

Centre training CANCELLED tonight - too hot and might be stormy

30/01/2019

Centre training CANCELLED tonight - too hot and might be stormy

State Combined Event Champs Duty Timeslot Nominations

29/01/2019

Parents of Athletes competing at this weekend's State Combined Event Championships, please click here to email Alex Woods before 8pm Wednesday 30th January with your preferred parent duty timeslot.

Please understand that your assistance is critical to the running of these events and you may be allocated one duty per participating child.  Failure to perform your allocated duty will result in forfeiture of your Parent Duty Bond.

 

Round 10 (Combo Day) Wrap-Up, no session this weekend and Centre Training returns tomorrow night (30th Jan)

29/01/2019

Centre Training resumes tomorrow night with Hurdles, Discus and our U6-U8 program.  Please keep an eye on Facebook and Team App, we'll announce there if we have to cancel due to weather.

There is no session at Mentone this weekend as we are off to the State Combined Event Championships.

Congratulations go to the following Athletes for breaking Records at Round 10:

Vuna Ofahengaue - U15M Discus 48.65m

Emily Ryan - U16F Shot Put 13.71m

Milly Webster - U16 200m  25.91

Jack Mogensen - U15M Javelin 47.71m

Age-group champions and points results of our U9-U16 Combo Day will be announced at our end-of-season Presentation Day.

Please click here for a list of PBs from Round 10

 

Round 10 - This Saturday 26th - Combined Event Day

24/01/2019

We return from holidays this Saturday the 26th for Round 10.

We are running Program 3 for U6-8 and Combined Event Day for U9-16.

U8 Families are on Set Up - please arrive before 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

U10 Families are on Pack Up.

Combined Event Day is a warm-up for the State Combined Event Championships.  Points are tallied across 5 events and age-group champions announced at Presentation Day.

U14-16 Athletes, please email mentone@lavic.com.au to let me know if you are interested in also doing Javelin and/or High Jump to round out the full event.

We'll also have a sign-up sheet for the Parkdale Gift at the Clubrooms - numbers are low so please sign up!

Round 10 will be Saturday 26th January (Australia Day) - Parkdale Gift - Track and Field Eligibility

13/01/2019

Round 10 will be on the morning of Saturday 26th January (Australia Day). Thanks to all who completed the survey.

The Parkdale Gift is on Saturday 2nd February. Our U9 and older Athletes participate in handicapped 120 and 400m races, plus we will have a Shuttle Relay for U6-U8 Athletes. There won't be a round at Mentone as it is the same weekend as State Combined Event Championships, therefore all Athletes not going to the Combined Event Championships are encouraged to attend the Gift.

Please click here for more info on the Parkdale Gift.

Athletes need to have attended at least 4 Rounds to qualify for Region Track and Field Championships. I have emailed those that have not yet qualified, but if you are unsure please contact mentone@lavic.com.au. Attending other Centre competitions is a valid way to increase Round attendance.

Scheduling options for Round 10 and a BIG thanks to our Bunnings BBQ Volunteers

07/01/2019

A massive thanks goes out to the Pearson, Molnar, Paton, Dunstan, Petha, Bertucci, Boardman, Doensen, Fragiacomo, Prevot, Pandian, Lewis, Dixon, Murugesan, Mulvihill, Burke, Peters, Tensen, Finch, Jansen-McMaster, Pillay, Spence, Spoljaric, Storer and Richardson families for sacrificing their time to run our Bunnings BBQ on Sunday 30th December.  And of course to Martin Walker for organising the event.  These families raised $1700 for our Centre - Thank You!!

Also, please keep an eye out for an email survey regarding the scheduling of Round 10 - currently scheduled as a Twilight meet on Friday 25th January, but we may need to move it to Saturday 26th as it is also our Combined Event Day.  Your feedback will help us make our decision.

State Relays Wrap-up - 4th on the Medal Tally

20/12/2018

Congratulations to all of our Athletes who participated in the LAVic State Relay Championships at Lakeside last Saturday.

We came in a commendable 4th on the Medal Tally with 6 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze.

Click here for full results, the medal tally and details of the winning Mentone teams.

Congratulations to all who competed and a huge thanks to our committee, team managers and parent volunteers for making our participation possible.

Go Mentone!

Desperately need more volunteers for our Bunnings Sausage Sizzle on the 30th December

20/12/2018

We only have just over half the volunteers we need for our Bunnings Mentone Sausage Sizzle.

If you are around on Sunday 30th December, please spare a couple of hours to help raise money for our Centre.

To increase the incentive, a 2 hour session at the sausage sizzle will now count for 3 parent duty sessions at the track - possibly enough to earn your parent duty bond back in one go.

Please email Martin Walker on walkerm781@gmail.com or text on 0414700956 with your preferred timeslots. If you are flexible then let us know as this does help when filling the slots.

SANTA SPRINTS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

16/12/2018

Sorry everyone, from the look of the radar we're not going to be able to run the Santa Sprints Christmas Party this afternoon.

Please have a safe and happy Christmas, we'll see you back at the track for a twilight on Friday 25th January.

 

Round 9 Wrap-Up - 4 Records and lots of PBs

14/12/2018

Congratulations to Hannah Wilcock, Thomas Byrne, Milly Webster and Jeremy Ockerby for breaking records at Round 9.

Also to Harper Towler, Ella Ojaimi, Levi Gostlow, Emilie Yu, Ella Bennett, Bevan Nelson and Jonathan White, who all achieved 5 PBs!

Click here for full details

Santa Sprints Christmas Party - This Sunday from 4pm

13/12/2018

Our annual Santa Sprints Christmas Party is on this Sunday 16th December, from 4-7pm.

The Santa Sprints is a handicap race over a maximum of 100m. This year we are holding two separate events - an U6-U11 competition and an U12-U16 competition. We hope this will encourage more of our older Athletes to attend.

In addition to the races there are fun activities such as Mum and Dad's Vortex Throw and Water Balloon Volleyball.

We might even have a Special Visitor later in the evening.

BYO Picnic dinner, chairs and blankets. The canteen will not be open.

If you can't get enough Aths before Christmas, the Doncaster LAC Open Day is on Saturday the 22nd December - well worth attending.

State Relay Championships 2018-19 - Duty Timeslot Nominations

10/12/2018

All Families, please note there is no session at Mentone this Saturday 15th December as we are off to the State Relay Championships.

See you on Sunday for the Santa Sprints Christmas Party.

Participating Families, please click here for more info, including Parent Duty Timeslot Nominations.

Round 9 - This Saturday 8th December

05/12/2018

This Saturday is Round 9. We are running Program 2.

U6 Families are on Set-Up - Please arrive before 7:30am

U14, 15 and 16 Families are on Pack-Up.

Please remember chest patches, drink bottles, hats and sunscreen.

Round 8 Wrap-Up (a Record and PB Bonanza) - Centre Training 5-6pm - Santa Sprints

04/12/2018

Congratulations to Alicia Ockerby, Deng Agook, Emily Ryan, Milly Webster and Vuna Ofahengaue for breaking records at Round 8, and also to Lucille Malcomson and Alexander Soppe for achieving 5 PBs.  Lucille's actually done this two rounds in a row!

Please click here for full details

At Centre Training Wednesday night we have Long Jump, Shot Put, Hurdles and our U6-U8 Program.

In the lead up to Christmas we have:

Round 9 - Saturday 8th December

No centre training on Wednesday 12th December

State Relay Championships - Saturday 15th December (no session at Mentone)

Santa Sprints Christmas Party - Sunday 16th December 4-7pm

 

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle - Volunteers needed - Sunday 30th December

03/12/2018

Please click here for info on our Bunnings Mentone Fundraising Sausage Sizzle on Sunday 30th December.

Bunnings Sausage Sizzles have the potential to raise thousands of dollars in a single day - we are looking for volunteers to donate 2 hours of their time to help make the day a big success for our Centre.

Rebel Mentone 20% off storewide - Saturday 1st December

30/11/2018

Please take advantage of Rebel Mentone's 20% off storewide sale tomorrow (Saturday 1st December) and mention Mentone Little Athletics to send 5% of sale price back to the Centre!

 

Round 8 - This Saturday 1st December, and The Circuit Postponed

29/11/2018

This Saturday is Round 8 - we are running Program 1.

Under 7 Families are on Set-Up - please arrive before 7:30am.

Under 12 Families are on Pack-Up.

It looks like it's going to be hot, so please remember hats, sunscreen and drink bottles. And Chest/Coles Patches, of course!

U13+ Families, Round 3 of The Circuit has been postponed, now tentatively scheduled as a twilight at Brighton on Friday 22nd February. Please make sure you fill out the survey (emailed) to help us deliver something everyone enjoys.

Round 7 Wrap-Up, Centre Training and The Circuit Round 3

27/11/2018

Congratulations to Alicia Ockerby, Sophie Wilcock and Jack Mogensen for breaking records, and a special mention to Lucille Malcomson for achieving 5 PBs at Round 7.

Centre Training is on tomorrow night from 5pm-6pm.

Round 3 of The Circuit for U13+ Athletes is scheduled for Saturday 8th December at Brighton LAC. Please check your email for an invitation to complete a survey on The Circuit.

Click here for full details of records and PBs.

Round 7 - This Saturday 24th November

22/11/2018

This Saturday is Round 7, we are running Program 3 (with Walks).

Walkers, please arrive early at 9:30am to warm-up.

Under 8 Families are on Set-Up - please arrive before 7:30am.

Under 13 Families are on Pack-Up.

Please remember Chest Patches, Coles Patches, Mentone caps, drink bottles and sunscreen.

SMR Relays Wrap-Up - 2nd on the Medal Tally!

21/11/2018

Another day of great Relay performances on Saturday saw Mentone place 2nd on the Southern Metro Region Relay Carnival Medal Tally.

Full results are here.

Thanks to our Centre Team Managers, Age-Group Team Managers, Officials, Committee and Parent Helpers for all contributing to another successful event for our kids.

Click here for photos from the day (thanks Lucy).

Centre Training 5-6pm tonight - High Jump, Javelin, Sprints and U6-U8 Program

21/11/2018

Centre Training is on tonight (weather permitting).

We'll have High Jump (U9+), Javelin (U10+), Sprints (U9+) and our U6-U8 Program.

Please check Facebook and Team App if the weather looks to be a problem.

SMR Relays Info and Parent Duty Roster - No Session at Mentone this weekend

15/11/2018

Please note that there is no session for any age group at Mentone this Saturday as we are off to the Southern Metro Region Relays Carnival, being held at Caulfield LAC, Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena.

Participating families, please click here for the Parent Duty Roster and other important information.

Round 6 and The Circuit Wrap-Up

15/11/2018

Well done to our tough U6-U8 Athletes (and parents) for braving the rain at our Twilight on Friday night.  It actually turned out to be a great night once the rain eased.

The weather then smiled on our U13-U16 Athletes for The Circuit Round 2, making for a great day at Caulfield LAC on Saturday.

Click here for a wrap-up of The Circuit.

Click here for a list of PBs from the weekend.

SMR Relay Carnival Parent Duty Timeslot Nominations and U7/U8 Shuttle Relays

14/11/2018

The SMR Relay Carnival is on this Saturday 17th November. There is no session at Mentone this weekend.

The Event page is here, including the timetable.

Once again we all need to pitch in to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible.

Please click here for info on nominating your preferred timeslots for Parent Duties and also info on shuttle relay races for U7 and U8s.

Congratulations to Sandringham, winners of the Peter Wilkie Shield at the 36th Annual Mentone Relay Day!

11/11/2018

Well done to Sandringham, taking home the Peter Wilkie Shield with 523 points.  Runners-up were Keilor on 458 points and then Mentone on 442 points.

Thank you to all visiting Centres, Athletes, Volunteers and Mentone Families for making our 36th Annual Mentone Relay Day a huge success!

Click here for the full points table, Results and Photos

Mentone Relay Day Live Results, Inaugural Parents' Relay and 1 Minute's Silence

10/11/2018

There will be 1 minute's silence at 11:00am today for Remembrance Day.

We're holding our Inaugural Parents' 70m Shuttle Relay during the lunchbreak at 11:30am - please contact your Team Manager to get involved.

Once the events get going, CLICK HERE FOR LIVE RESULTS!

Athletes, please be in full Centre uniform with Chest Patches and Coles Patches, and remember your hats, sunscreen, drink bottles, chairs and blankets.

Mentone Families, we will have Mentone Tents set up on the hill, although there should be room for a few more if you wish to bring your own.

The Canteen and BBQ will be in full swing to keep you fed.

CLICK HERE FOR THE PROGRAM

 

 

The Circuit Round 2 - on tomorrow at Caulfield

09/11/2018

U13-U16 Athletes, see you tomorrow at Caulfield LAC (Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena) from 10am for Round 2 of The Circuit.  First race at 10:15am.

Please wear full Centre uniform, including chest patches and Coles patches.

Click here for the Program and more info

Go Mentone!

Mentone Relay Day FINAL Timetable and Parent Duty Roster

08/11/2018

Please click here for the finalised timetable for this Sunday's Mentone Relay Day.

The UPDATED Parent Duty Roster for Mentone Parents is here.

Parents, please report to the Parent Duty Roster Coordinators at the Mentone tents on the hill at least 15 mins prior to your allocated duty.  Thanks in advance for your assistance!

Round 6 - Friday Twilight - U6 to U12 ONLY (U13+ at Caulfield for The Circuit on Saturday)

07/11/2018

This Friday night is Round 6 for U6 to U12 Age Groups ONLY.  U13+, please go to Caulfield for The Circuit on Saturday.

There is no session at Dolamore on Saturday as we are preparing for Mentone Relay Day on Sunday.

We're running a slightly modified Program 2 on Friday night. U6-U8 warm-up at 5:45pm, finishing by 7pm.  U9-U12 warm-up from 6:40pm, finishing by 8:30pm.

U6 Families are on Set-Up - please arrive by 5pm.

U11 Families are on Pack-Up.

The Canteen and BBQ will be operating for dinner.

Uniform sales from 5-6pm only.

Round 5 Wrap-Up, Centre Training and Round 6/The Circuit Info

06/11/2018

We didn't have any records broken (maybe due to the swarm of bees cutting-short our 1500m), but did have lots of kids achieve a significant number of PBs at Round 5.

Click here for the PB List

Centre Training is on tomorrow (Wednesday) night from 5pm.  This week we have Triple Jump (U11+), Discus (U9+) and skills for U6-U8. The uniform shop will be open.

This coming weekend we have our Friday Twilight Session for U6-U12 Athletes (only), U13+ at Caulfield for The Circuit on Saturday and then Mentone Relay Day on Sunday.  At this point we are planning to run U6-U8 from 6pm until 6:50pm, and U9-U12 from 6:50pm until about 8:20pm at our Twilight on Friday evening.

Mentone Relay Day FINAL Timetable, and Parent Duty Timeslot Nominations

06/11/2018

Please click here for the FINAL timetable for Mentone Relay Day this Sunday.

We will release a final timetable in the next few days.

Mentone parents of participating Athletes, if you haven't already done so, please click here to email Alex with your preferred timeslot for your Parent Duty at MRD.  Please expect one duty per participating child. We need everyone's help the host such a big event!

Round 5 - This Saturday 3rd November

01/11/2018

This Saturday 3rd November is Round 5.  We are running Program 1.

U7 Families are on Set-Up - please arrive before 7:30am

U9 Families are on Pack-Up

Please remember your Chest Patches, hats and drink bottles.  We'll have sunscreen at the canteen.

The following weekend is HUGE.  We have our Friday Twilight, Round 2 of The Circuit for U13+ (Saturday, Caulfield LAC) and then MENTONE RELAY DAY on Sunday.

Round 4 Wrap-Up and Centre Training Info

30/10/2018

Congratulations to Jack Mogensen for breaking the U15B Javelin Centre Record at Round 4 with a throw of 43.17m.

At Centre Training tomorrow night (5-6pm) we have Skills for U6-U8, High Jump and Track for U9+ and Javelin for U11+.

Click here for details of the Athletes who achieved a significant number of PBs at Round 4.

Go Mentone!

Reminder - Please Register for Relay Season

28/10/2018

U8-U16 Athletes, please don't forget to click here to visit our Relay Season page and register your interest.

We have to have basic U9-U16 SMR Relays team info ready to submit this Wednesday night, so it's very important you let us know you wish to participate.

Round 4 - This Saturday 27th October UPDATED WITH RELAYS

26/10/2018

We are running Program 3 with Walks and RELAYS for U9 to U16 tomorrow - click here to download.

U9 and older athletes, please arrive at 9:30am to warm up for Walks

Under 8 Families are on Set Up - please arrive before 7:30am

Under 10 Families are on Pack Up

Please bring Chest Patches, drink bottles and hats.  We have sunscreen at the track.

If you have not yet paid, please do so now so that we can upload your child's results. Remember that we offer 2 free trial sessions, but only for new members.

U8 and older, don't forget to sign up for Relay Season - time is running out!

Centre Training, Uniform Sales and Relays Info Session

23/10/2018

Centre Training is on tomorrow (Wednesday) night from 5-6pm for all age-groups.  We will have a Long Jump session for our younger Athletes, Shot Put and Hurdles for the older Athletes.

Uniforms sales will be available during Centre Training.

We'll also have Committee members available to answer questions about Relays, and a sign-up sheet to nominate preferred timeslots for Parent Duties at Mentone Relay Day.  More info on duties for MRD coming soon.

U8-U16 Parents, don't forget to sign up to Team App, find the Mentone Little Athletics Centre team and request access to your Age Group so that your Team Managers can communicate with you about Relays.

Mentone Relay Day Entries for Visiting Centres OPEN!

22/10/2018

Visiting Centres, click here for entry details

Relay Season Registrations Now Open!

22/10/2018

Relay Season is fast approaching, starting with Mentone Relay Day on Sunday 11th November.

Click here for more info including registration details.

Note, if you're really keen Box Hill Relay Day and Keilor Relay Day are on this Sunday 28th October for all age-groups.  Contact mentone@lavic.com.au before 7pm Monday 22nd October if you wish to enter.

2nd Session Also Cancelled

20/10/2018

It doesn't look like the rain will clear, so unfortunately we are also cancelling the second session.

Please stay in bed...

See you all Wednesday evening for Centre Training.

Weather Policy

19/10/2018

It looks like it may be raining tomorrow.  If it's heavy enough we will be forced to cancel the Round.

Please check back here in the morning for an update.  If our Round is called off, we will post a news item by 8am for the first session (U6-U8) and 9:30am for the second session (U9-16).

We will also post the same information via Team App, Facebook and maybe Instagram.

If there is no information posted, the Round is on.

RESULTS - Round 1 of The Circuit 2018

19/10/2018

Congratulations to MENTONE, winning Centre from Round 1 of The Circuit!

1st Mentone 545
2nd Caulfield 435
3rd Sandringham 340
4th Brighton 330

Full wrap-up coming soon.

Well done to everyone who came along and had a go at tonight's event!

Click here for a full breakdown of results by event

The Circuit Friday Night and Round 3 Saturday

18/10/2018

U13 and older Athletes, see you all tomorrow night for The Circuit, our nitro-style inter-centre fun night

Saturday is Round 3 for all Athletes.  We are running Program 3 (Walks)

U6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive before 7:30am

U11 Families are on Pack Up.

Please remember Chest Patches, your new Mentone hats and drink bottles

New members, if your child has had their 2 free trials, please pay online tonight to give us time to print Chest Patches.  Proof of age can be sent to mentone@lavic.com.au.

Once you have collected your Chest Patch from your Team Manager please come into the clubrooms to pick up your Registration Pack.

Round 2 Wrap-Up and Centre Training Info

16/10/2018

Congratulations to the following Athletes for breaking Centre and Any-Venue Records at Round 2:

Tom Byrne, U15B 300m Hurdles, 44.30s

Emily Ryan, U16G Shot Put, 12.93m

Bradlee Willson, U16B 300m Hurdles, 44.34s

Centre Training is on this Wednesday 5-6pm, we have Discus and Sprints for all ages, Triple Jump for U11+.

Click here for more Centre Training weather info and a list of PBs from Round 2.

Round 2 - this Saturday 13th October

11/10/2018

This Saturday is Round 2.  We are running Program 2.

Under 7 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we get started on time.

Under 12 Families are on Pack Up.

Don't forget your new Mentone hats and Chest Patches (if you've paid) and drink bottles.

Parents, don't forget to nominate your duties, perform them and get signed-off to ensure you qualify for your duty bond refund. Plus we really need your help!

NEW MEMBERS - Click here for more info

Round 1 of The Circuit - Interclub twilight for U13-U16 Age Groups - Friday 19th Oct

10/10/2018

Round 1 of The Circuit, our interclub competition for U13 and older Athletes, is on Friday 19th October from 7pm until approx. 9pm.  That's just over a week away!

Athletes from Brighton, Sandringham, Caulfield and Moorabbin LACs are going to join us at Mentone for an evening of Nitro-style fun.  Hamburgers, Sausages and Subway will be available for dinner.

Click here for more information...

Round 1 Wrap-Up - 2 Centre Records already! Centre Training Wednesday 5-6pm

09/10/2018

It was great to see all the happy faces back in the sunshine at Dolamore on Saturday for the start of Season 2018-19!

Whilst it's not possible to achieve a Personal Best at Round 1, it is possible to break Centre Records.

Congratulations to Vuna Ofahengaue for breaking the U15B Discus record with a throw of 45.72m, and Milly Webster for breaking the U16G 200m record with 26.93s.

Don't forget Centre Training is on for all Athletes every Wednesday from 5-6pm.  This week we have High Jump (Under 8+), Javelin (Under 10+) and Sprints (All Ages).

Round 1 - this Saturday 6th October

04/10/2018

A warm welcome to our new members and welcome back to our returning members!
We kick-off Season 2018/19 with Round 1, this Saturday the 6th October.

Under 8 Families are on Set Up Duty - please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we get started on time.
Under 13 Families are on Pack Up Duty.

Please click here for the program and important information for new members.

Centre Training starts tomorrow night 5-6pm, and Intro to Starting Course this Sunday

02/10/2018

Centre Training starts tomorrow (Wednesday) night at the track from 5-6pm.  Our coaches will be covering Shot Put, Long Jump and Hurdles.

All registered Athletes from all age groups are encouraged to attend - the session should help prepare for the start of Season 2018-19 this Saturday.

We are also hosting an Introduction to Starting course at Mentone this Sunday.  The Centre desperately needs more qualified Starters, so if you're interested please register here - it's free for parents of Little Athletes.

Information session on transition to Seniors Athletics - Tues 18th Sept 7:30pm

16/09/2018

Mentone Little Aths and Mentone Athletics Club (Seniors) are having an information session for athletes/parents on the transition to Seniors Athletics in the Mentone clubrooms at 7:30-8:30pm on Tuesday 18th September.

Topics covered will be dual-registration with Athletics Victoria (AV), Competitions (Shield, Championships, All Schools and specialist meets), the event entry process and an introduction to the MAC members.

If you're an U13 or older this coming season please come along.

Coaching Day, Centre Training and Round 1

13/09/2018

As we approach the start of season 2018/19, please take note of the following important dates:

  • Coaching Day - Sunday 30th September 9am-12pm.  Free for last season's members and any Multi-Class athlete. Register here.
  • Centre Training - Wednesday 3rd October 5-6pm.
  • Round 1 - Saturday 6th October.

Coaching Day this year will involve a greater focus on the events which are likely to be most challenging for athletes impacted by the Age Group change. There will also be a session for any Multi-class little athlete, so if you know someone who might be interested please bring them along.  Guests from neighbouring centres also welcome - $5 cost.

Registrations Now Open for Season 2018-19!

22/08/2018

New members, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions and Registration pages for all the info you need to join our centre.  If you have any questions, please contact mentone@lavic.com.au or head down to the track on Sunday 30th September between 12 and 1pm.

Click here for the FAQ

Click here for our Registration Page

Returning members, if you're unsure of your username/password for the registration process please wait for an email from LAVic (due today) containing your username and the process to reset your password. Otherwise, please go ahead an re-register via our Registration Page.

Looking forward to seeing everyone back down at the track on the 6th October!

State Cross Country Wrap-Up

06/08/2018

Well done to Renee Ford, Jazmin Firth, Oliver Toohey, Wadah Abdelrahim, Soha Abdelrahim and Charlotte Lotspeich for representing Mentone at the State Cross Country Championships, held on the 28th September at Lake Dewar, Myrniong.

Click here for full results

Good luck at SMR Cross Country!

20/06/2018

Good luck to Mentone's 16 Athletes competing at the Southern Metropolitan Region Cross Country Championships this Saturday.

The races are on at Ballam Park, Frankston.

State Road Relays - July 7, Sandown Racecourse

20/06/2018

U9-U15 Athletes, please contact mentone@lavic.com.au if you're interested in joining a team to run at the State Road Relay Championships, being held at Sandown Racecourse on Saturday July 7th.

The event is run in teams of 3 of the same gender.  We can promote runners to higher age-groups if necessary.

We already have some U9 and 10 girls keen to run, but we need some more to complete the teams.

As with all Cross Country Championships, you don't have to be running XC weekly to be eligible - all Mentone U9-15 Athletes can participate.

The centre will pay the entries fees for this event.

SMR Cross Country Championships entries closing soon - open to all members U9-U15

07/06/2018

Registrations for the Southern Metro Region Cross Country Championships close this Monday 11th June at 11:59pm.

The event is to be held at Ballam Park, Frankston, on Saturday 23rd June.

All U9-15 Mentone LAC members are eligible to compete - you don't have to be running cross country every week.

You must complete the course at Region XC to be eligible to run in the State XC Championships.

Click here for more info and registration details

2017-18 AGM Minutes, Letters and Financial Reports sent via email

05/06/2018

We have sent a link to our 2017-18 Annual General Meeting minutes, letters and financial reports via email to registered members.

Please contact mentone@lavic.com.au if you did not receive the email.

We forgot to present our Records from Multi-Event Day on Presentation Day.

19/05/2018

Congratulations (and apologies) to Renee Ford, Jazmin Firth, Sophie Wilcock, Ashley van Rooyen, Oliver Toohey, Val Bertucci and Thomas Byrne for breaking Multi-Event Day Records last season.

We'll have certificates ready for collection at the clubrooms each Monday evening between 6pm and 7:30pm

Please click here for full points details.

Cross Country Events - Relays, Road Relays and Regional/State Championships

15/05/2018

The first LAVic Cross Country event this season is the State Cross Country Relay Championships, being held at Cruden Farm, Langwarrin on Saturday 2nd June.  Athletes compete in teams of 3.  If you have a team already, or if you need help getting a team together please contact mentone@lavic.com.au.

Please note that you do not have to be running Cross Country each week to be eligible to run in the LAVic events - they are open to all 2017/18 members of Mentone Little Athletics Centre, but you do have to be U9 to U15.

Please click here for more info.

2017-18 Season Results

05/05/2018

Please click here for a listing of our 2017-18 Season Results.

Cross Country - a great way to keep fit over winter

29/04/2018

Cross Country running is a great way to stay in shape over winter, for both kids and parents.

Mentone LAC is affiliated with both Bayside Cross Country and Seaford Little Athletics Centre for our Cross Country activities over winter.

Please check for more info here, and note that Seaford are having their XC Open Day on Saturday 12th May.

Go Girls! The action has started at the Australian Little Athletics Championships.

28/04/2018

Good luck to Abbey, Ashley, Jemmah and Kate who have started competition at the Australian Little Athletics Championships on the Gold Coast.

Watch the live stream and catch up with results on the Little Athletics Australia event page:

http://littleathletics.com.au/Competition/ALAC/2018-COLES-AUSTRALIAN-LITTLE-ATHLETICS-CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Presentation Day and AGM Take 2 - This Saturday 21st April

19/04/2018

The weather forecast is looking much better, so we are on for our Presentation Day and AGM this Saturday.

The schedule of the day is the same:

Free BBQ starting at 12pm.

The first Presentation session (Age-Group awards) will run from 12:30 - 1:30pm.

The AGM starts at 1:30pm and will run for approximately 1 hour.

The second Presentation session (Centre-wide and Special Awards) will start after the AGM at around 2:30pm, and should take around 1 hour.

Please click here for more details including info on how you can get involved and help run our Centre.

Presentation Day and AGM POSTPONED until next Saturday 21st April

12/04/2018

Unfortunately, due to the poor weather forecast we have been forced to postpone our Presentation Day and AGM until next Saturday 21st April.

The timing of the day will remain the same - 12pm start, AGM at 1:30pm until 2:30pm and then a final presentation session from 2:30 until around 3:30pm.

Presentation Day and AGM - Saturday 14th April from 12pm

05/04/2018

Our Presentation Day and Annual General Meeting are on Saturday 14th April, starting at 12pm.
The first Presentation session (Age-Group awards) will run from 12:30 - 1:30pm.
The AGM starts at 1:30pm and will run for approximately 1 hour.
The second Presentation session (Club-wide and Special Awards) will start after the AGM at around 2:30pm, and should take around 1 hour.
Please click here for more details including info on how you can get involved and help run our Centre.

PB Day Wrap-Up - 152 PBs and 12 Records - possibly a new world record?

27/03/2018

Congratulations to everyone who braved the weather on Saturday to achieve some great results, and thank-you to our Team Managers, Committee and Parent Helpers for battling-on through the rain.

We had 152 PBs achieved and 12 Centre Records broken.  Possibly a new world record - what a great way to wrap-up our 2017-18 season!

Click here for full details

Don't forget Presentation Day and AGM on Saturday 14th April, from 12pm.

PB Day Program and final info

22/03/2018

This Saturday 24th March is PB Day.

Click here for the special Program - note that it is not the same as our regular programs.

Click here for PB Day rules and info.

U6-8's will move around with their Team Managers.  Warm-up at 8:45am.

U9-16's are to move to their 3 chosen events on their own - check the program for event timeslots.

All Girls' Families are on Set Up - Please arrive at 8am.

All Boys' Families are on Pack Up.

Please remember chest patches, hats, sunscreen (and umbrellas).

Check back here for updates if the weather looks to be a problem.

Don't forget to come over to the Parkdale Gift after our session!

Round 15 Wrap-Up - PBs

20/03/2018

We didn't have any records broken at the track on the weekend, but there were plenty of PBs.

Please click here for details...

Personal Best Day - Expressions of interest needed

19/03/2018

PB Day is this Saturday 24th March. To help us build the program, we need expressions of interest in 800m, 1500m, Walks and 200m/300m Hurdles before 10pm Tuesday 20th March. Please click here for more info and instructions.

State Track & Field Championships Wrap-Up - 3rd on the Medal Tally!

18/03/2018

Congratulations to all our Athletes who competed at the State Track & Field Championships on the 10th-11th March.

Once again we had a hugely successful weekend, coming in 3rd on the medal tally with 10 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze medals, 58 top 8 results and we had 7 Any Venue Records broken.

To top it off we've had 3 Athletes selected to represent Victoria at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in April. Congratulations Kate, Ashley and Jemmah!

Click here for full details

Final call for The Parkdale Gift

18/03/2018

Entries close 5pm Monday for our demonstration races at the Parkdale Gift next weekend (24th March). We're struggling to fill the U6-8 Relays and may need to change to a handicapped 70m sprint if numbers don't improve.

We'll have medals for placegetters in each event and are really hoping to see a big crowd of kids in Mentone yellow.

Click here to register.

rebel Mentone Community Kickbacks Weekend Sale - 20% off Netball/Football Gear

16/03/2018

Mention Mentone Little Athletics to receive your 20% discount on Netball and Football gear at rebel Mentone - this weekend only.

Round 15 - This Saturday 17th March

15/03/2018

This Saturday is Round 15, our last normal round of the season. After this weekend we only have PB Day (including the Parkdale Gift) and Presentation Day to go.

We are running a "flexi" program with the intent of balancing out the ratio of event types done this season.

Click here for the program.

U6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am

U10 Families are on Pack Up.

Please remember chest patches, hats, sunscreen and drink bottles.

If you've lost a drink bottle or anything else, we have a pile of lost property in the club room.

State Track and Field Parent Duty Roster and Info

08/03/2018

Parents of Athletes competing at this weekend's State Track and Field Championships, please click here for the duty roster and other important info.

Everyone else, please note that you can watch the event over the internet via the LAVicTV Livestream.

Go Mentone!

No competition at Mentone this weekend, and spikes for sale

07/03/2018

There is no competition for any age-group at Mentone this weekend due to the State Track and Field Championships.

Please join me in wishing our Athletes good luck!

Our uniform shop has a stock of 7mm Xmas Tree and Conical/Pyramidal spikes

They can be purchased for $10 a bag either on

a) Thursday 8th March between 4.30-5pm at the Club Rooms

b) This weekend at the Mentone Check-in Table at the State T&F Championships (Lakeside Stadium).

Round 14 Wrap-Up - PB's and lots of Records

06/03/2018

Please click here for details of the records broken and PB's earned at Round 14.

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Presentation Day

05/03/2018

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting and Presentation Day will be held on Saturday 14th April.

Presentations will start at around 12, with the AGM commencing at 1:30pm.  Full agenda and Presentation Day schedule coming soon.

Please click here for information on how you can join the committee and help to keep our centre running strong.

 

State Track and Field Championships Duty Roster Timeslot Nominations

03/03/2018

The 2018 State Track and Field Championships are on next weekend (10/11 March) at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.

Parents of the 61 Athletes who have qualified, please click here to nominate your duty timeslot preferences before 9pm Tuesday 6th March.

Round 14 - This Saturday - Caulfield coming to visit again

01/03/2018

This Saturday 3rd March is Round 14.  Caulfield are coming to visit again, please make them welcome.

We are running Program 1 (to make up for missing it at Round 8).

U7 Families are on set up - please arrive at 7:30am.

U11 Families are on pack up.

It looks like it will be hot - please remember hats, sunscreen, drink bottles and of course, chest patches.

Please click here for more info on the Parkdale Gift, included registration details

 

Round 13 Wrap-Up, lots of Records and PBs

27/02/2018

We had so many Records and PBs set on Saturday that I can't list them all on the home page.

Please click here for the full list.

SMR Track and Field Wrap Up - 2nd on the Medal Tally, 62 Athletes through to States

26/02/2018

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the SMR Track and Field Championships 2 weekends ago.

We came in second on the medal tally and have 62 Athletes who have qualified for the State Championships.

Full results are here.

Further congratulations to the Athletes who broke Any Venue Records, click here for details.

And of course a big thanks to our Team Managers, Chief Officials and Parents for contributing to another successful SMR event.

 

CORRECTION - Round 13 Program/Info, State Qualifiers and the Parkdale Gift

22/02/2018

This Saturday 24th Feb is Round 13 - we are running Program 2.

U8 Families are on Set-Up, please arrive at 7:30am

U13-16Families are on Pack-Up.

Provisional State Track and Field Progressions are here.

The Parkdale Gift is a sporting event being held at the Gerry Green Reserve on Saturday 24th March, We have been invited to show off our talents with some demonstration races from around 2pm. At this stage we are planning U6-8 Fun Relays and U9-16 Handicapped 400m and 120m (time permitting).

More info coming soon, but please start planning to come over after PB Day and join in the fun.

7 and 10 Year Participation Awards - please let us know if you may be eligible

20/02/2018

If you think you may be eligible for a 7 or 10 year Participation Award in Little Athletics please email mentone@lavic.com.au or click here to let us know so that we can arrange certificates with LAVic.

This can include participation at other Centres - please include the details.

UPDATED PROGRAM - SMR Track and Field Championships this weekend - No session at Mentone

15/02/2018

There is no session at Mentone this weekend for any age group as 83 Mentone Athletes are off to the Southern Metropolitan Region Track and Field Championships.

Parents of Athletes participating, please click here for the Parent Duty Roster and other important information.

NOTE that there has been an update to the Program - the Field Call Room closes 30 mins before event time.

Good Luck Everyone!

 

Round 12 Wrap-Up

13/02/2018

Congratulations to Sophie Wilcock for breaking her own U12G 60m Hurdles record with a time of 9.91 seconds on Saturday.

Click here for the list of PB's achieved at Round 12.

Go Mentone!

Relayathon Wrap Up

12/02/2018

A big thank you to everyone who donated to our Relayathon appeal, and of course to all of the kids (and parents) who kept the baton moving all morning.

We ran a total of 130 laps, with our U13's taking out the Age Group Challenge 13 laps.  Click here for the full tally.

We raised $294 in cash donations on the day.  We promised to match this and therefore we have donated a total of $588 to the Royal Children's Hospital via our everydayhero page.  Donations can still be made here.

In addition, we pledged to donate a base amount of $250 to the Monash Children's Hospital, with an additional $3 per lap, so we have donated a total of $640 to the Monash Children's Hospital.

Go Mentone!

SMR Track and Field Championships - Duty Time-slot nominations and no session at Mentone

11/02/2018

The Southern Metro Region Track and Field Championships are on next weekend (17/18 Feb) at Frankston LIttle Athletics Centre, Ballam Park, Frankston.

There is no session at Mentone for any age group next weekend.

Parents of Athletes competing, please click here for more SMR Track and Field Championships information, but most importantly please follow the instructions to email Alex Woods before midday on Tuesday 13th Feb to nominate your parent duty time-slot preferences.

 

Round 12 - U6-12 at Mentone, U13-16 at Sandringham

08/02/2018

This Saturday 10th Feb is Round 12.

U13-16 Athletes are at Sandringham for Round 3 of The Circuit.  There are no events at Mentone for U13-16 Athletes.  Click here for The Circuit Program and more info.

U6-U12 Athletes, we will be joined by Caulfield LAC this Saturday as their track is still being re-laid.

Click here for the regular Mentone Program

U6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am

U12 Families are on Pack Up.

Round 11 Wrap-Up - PB's and a Record

06/02/2018

Congratulations to Hannah Wilcock for breaking her own U12G High Jump Record with a jump of 1.48m on Saturday.

Click here for the list of PB's from Round 11.

Go Mentone!

Round 11 - including Walks and Relayathon

01/02/2018

This Saturday is Round 11.  We are running Program 3, with Walks AND Relayathon

Relayathon is a state-wide LAVic event to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital Appeal.

Click here for more Relayathon information but most importantly, click here to donate.

U7 Families are on Set Up - Please arrive at 7:30am

U9 Families are on Pack Up

Walks are scheduled for the end of the session due to Relayathon.

Please remember hats, sunscreen, drink bottles and chest patches.

Centre Training resumes 31st Jan - This weekend is Relaython

30/01/2018

Centre training resumes for all Athletes on Wednesday 31st January from 5pm-6pm.

Please also note that this weekend is Relaython - in addition to our normal session all age groups will participate in a continuous relay to raise funds for the Royal and Monash Children's Hospitals.  More info and fundraising details coming soon.

State Multi-Event Wrap-Up - 3rd on the Medal Tally!

30/01/2018

Congratulations to our Athletes who braved the heat on the weekend to compete in the State Multi-Event Championships at Casey Fields.

Once again everyone performed extremely well, with Mentone coming in a commendable 3rd on the Medal Tally (with an equal highest number of medals overall).

We had 13 top-8 finishers and 11 Mentone Any-Venue Records broken.  Click here for full details.

Special mention to our medalists:

Sophie Wilcock - 1st U12G

Val Bertucci - 2nd U12B

Kate Wilcock - 2nd U15G

Hannah Wilcock - 3rd U12G

Ashley Van Rooyen - 3rd U13G

A big thanks to our Team Managers Alex Woods, Maddy Woods and Mark Wilcock, to Erina and Zoe Cunningham and to all of our parents for helping with their duties.

Go Mentone!

 

Track and Field Championships Eligibility

23/01/2018

U9-15 Athletes interested in participating in the Region and State Track and Field Championships, please note that you must have participated in at least 4 rounds of centre competition before entries close on the 31st January to be eligible. You should have received an email from LAVic stating how many rounds you attended before 1st January.

There is no session at Mentone this weekend. If you need to participate in one or two more rounds, you can join in at any of our neighbouring centres who are running sessions this long weekend.  Amongst others, Seaford, Chelsea and Sandringham are running Thursday Twilight sessions, CORRECTION - Brighton DO NOT have a Saturday session.

Please email through a photo of a results sheet or timing printout to mentone@lavic.com.au as proof of participation.

Round 10 wrap-up - No session this long weekend

23/01/2018

We didn't have any individual event records last Saturday, but it looks like a few Mentone Multi-Event records were set.  Full results from our Multi Day will be released on Presentation Day.

Please click the heading of this article for a list of Athletes who achieved a significant number of PBs.

There is no session at Mentone this weekend - it's Australia Day Long Weekend and also because of State Multi-Event Championships.  Good luck to the 30 Mentone Athletes participating!

Welcome Back! Round 10 - this Saturday 20th Jan - Multi Event Day

18/01/2018

We hope you've had a great break!

This Saturday is Round 10 - including Multi Event Day for U9-U16 Athletes. Points will be tallied and medals awarded (on Presentation Day) to our best performing Athletes across 5 events.

We have also finished On-Track for U6-U8 Athletes.

Click here for the Program

U8 Families are on set up - please arrive at 7:30am.

U10 Families are on pack up.

Please remember your chest patches.

U14 and older Athletes, please note that although they're not shown on the program and won't count for points, we plan to offer optional high jump (U14/15/16) and javelin (U15/16) so you can do your full Multi Event program.

Christmas Wishes and Holiday Open Days/Events

23/12/2017

Best Wishes for a Safe and Happy Christmas Everyone!

See you back for Round 10 on 20th January.

If you're looking for something to do over the break, click here for a list of Open Days and Events.

State Relays and Santa Sprints Wrap-Up - Results and Records

20/12/2017

Congratulations to the 40 teams who represented Mentone so well at State Relays on Saturday.

We came in 4th on the medal tally (behind some much larger Centres), winning 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.

A special mention to the U12 Girls team for breaking the Victorian Best Performance (State Record) in the Medley Relay! We also had 11 Mentone Any Venue Records broken and a total of 22 teams made it through to the finals.

On the subject of Records, congratulations to Jack Mogensen for breaking the U14B Any Venue Javelin record with a throw of 41.55m at the Australian All Schools Championships.

Finally, thanks to all who came along to the Santa Sprints on Sunday. Congratulations to Charlotte Woodford (U8) for taking home the trophy.

Click here for full details

State Relay Championships - no session at Mentone this Saturday

13/12/2017

A reminder to all that as we are at the State Relay Championships this Saturday, there is no session at Mentone for any age group.

We hope to see you all at the Santa Sprints Christmas Party on Sunday afternoon from 4pm-7pm.

Please click here for important State Relays information including the Parent Duty Roster

Round 9 Wrap-Up - Records and PBs

13/12/2017

Congratulations to Hannah and Sophie Wilcock who both broke the U12G 60m Hurdles Centre Record at Round 9.

In the end Sophie finished 0.02s ahead to claim the record in a time of 9.96s.  Well Done Athletes!

Please click here for the PB list

Wednesday Centre Training finished until next year

12/12/2017

Tomorrow's Centre Training is cancelled due to the heat and we won't run Centre Training next week.
Therefore the next Wednesday Centre Training will be after the Christmas break.

Please keep an eye on the website calendar for updates.

Santa Sprints Christmas Party - Sunday 17th December 4-7pm

09/12/2017

Click here for info

Round 9 - This Saturday 9th December and a late record announcement

07/12/2017

Firstly, apologies to Kisarna Berntsen for the late announcement of her U16G Javelin Centre Record, achieved at Round 6 - 36.19m.

Zoe Cunningham also broke the U16G Shot Put Any-Venue Record last weekend with a put of 11.64m.

Well done Athletes!

Round 9 is this Saturday 9th December

We are running a modified Program 2, as our U13-U16 Athletes are at Brighton for The Circuit (see previous news post).

U6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am

U11 Families are on Pack Up.

The Circuit - U13-U15 Athletes Round 2 this Saturday 9th December at Brighton LAC

04/12/2017

U13-U15 Families, you are off to Brighton LAC this Saturday for Round 2 of the Circuit.

The event starts at 9:30am and should finish at around 12pm.

There are no events for U13-U15 at Mentone this Saturday.

U6-U12 events will run as normal at Mentone this Saturday.

Click here for the Round 2 Program and more info

Round 8 CANCELLED - U6-U8 Carnival Postponed

30/11/2017

ROUND 8 (Saturday 2nd December) is CANCELLED due to the forecast of heavy rain.

Sorry everyone, see you next week.

Please also note that Sunday's U6-U8 State Carnival has also been postponed.

SMR Relays Wrap-Up - 2nd place on the Medal Tally, 39 Teams through to States

29/11/2017

Congratulations to all of our Athletes who participated in the Southern Metro Region Relay Championships last Saturday.

It was a great day at Springvale - pretty hot most of the time, then WAY too windy and wet for a very short time as a storm rolled through.

A big thanks to everyone who helped out both on the day and in the lead up - relays are a big effort for everyone.

39 Mentone teams have qualified for the State Relay Championships in December.

We have come in a very close second place on the Medal Tally, with 40 medals overall and 17 gold - both equal with the winner, Sandringham.

Click here for more details...

Go Mentone!

Training Cancelled Tonight - it's too HOT!

29/11/2017

Please note that Wednesday Centre Training is cancelled tonight due to the heat.

See you all on Saturday (in the rain probably).

SMR Relays Info, Parent Duty Roster and no session at Mentone this weekend

23/11/2017

A final reminder that there is no session for any age group at Mentone this weekend, as we are off to the Southern Metro Region Relay Championships.

Click here for SMR Relays info and Parent Duty Roster

Round 7 Wrap-Up - Records and PB's

21/11/2017

Congratulations to the following Athletes for breaking records at Round 7:

Dylan Oakley, U8B 400m - 1:18.9

Hannah Wilcock, U12G High Jump, 1.46m

Well Done Athletes!

Please click here for PB details from Round 7.

General Update plus Southern Metro Region Relays this Saturday with Duty Roster Nominations

20/11/2017

Firstly, a couple of reminders to all families:
- There is no session for any age-group at Mentone this Saturday (25th November)
- Wednesday night training is cancelled this week, but will be back on next week
- Entries for the U6-U8 State Carnival are now open - please click here for more info

U9-U15 Families, please click here for info on this Saturday's Southern Metro Region Relay Championships, including Parent Duty Roster timeslot nominations.

Wednesday Training Cancelled this week (22nd November)

19/11/2017

Training is cancelled on Wednesday 22nd November as our coaches are not available.

Round 7 - This Saturday 18th November, with Walks

16/11/2017

We are running Program 3 - click here.

Walks are on for U9 and older - please arrive at 9:30am

U8 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am

U13 Families are on Pack Up

Please remember Chest Patches and Coles Patches

Note that the following weekend (25th November) is Southern Metro Region Relays. Almost all of our committee will be at the event, therefore we can't have a session at Mentone for our U6-U8 Athletes as there's no-one to run it.

This happens a few times during the season due to various Regional and State events.

If you are interested in helping run sessions for our U6-U8's on these days please contact mentone@lavic.com.au.

Round 6 Wrap-Up - Twilight Records and PBs

16/11/2017

Congratulations to Tyson Beames for breaking the U7 Boys' 70m record with a time of 11.91 seconds at our twilight session last Friday evening.

We hope everyone enjoyed the night, especially our U13 and older Athletes who had a chance to participate in our first ever Circuit event with Athletes from nearby centres.

Click here for the PB listing

Mentone Relay Day Results, Photos and Videos

13/11/2017

A MASSIVE thanks to everyone that helped this year's Mentone Relay Open Day a huge success.

We can announce that Sandringham won the Peter Wilkie Shield, with Mentone in second place.  Congratulations Sandringham!

Click here for photos, results and videos.

UPDATED - Mentone Relay Day Parent Duty Roster

09/11/2017

Click here for the UPDATED Mentone Relay Day Parent Duty Roster

Please confirm via email to Alexandra Woods alexw_52@hotmail.com that you are OK to perform your duty.

Mentone Relay Day Program

08/11/2017

Click here for the Program for Mentone Relay Day this Sunday 12th November

Round 6 - Friday Twilight for all age-groups, including The Circuit Inter-Centre Comp for U13 - U16 Athletes

07/11/2017

This Friday Night (10th November) is our Twilight Round for all age-groups and incorporates The Circuit for U13-U16 Athletes.

There is no session at Mentone on Saturday - we'll be preparing for Sunday's Mentone Relay Day.

Click here for more info.

 

Round 5 Wrap-Up

07/11/2017

There were no records broken at Round 5, but we did have plenty of Athletes achieve a significant number of PBs, including Campbell Newham who earnt 5.

Click here for the list

Mentone Relay Day Parent Duty Roster Timeslot Nominations

06/11/2017

Parents of Athletes participating in Mentone Relay Day, please click here to nominate your timeslot preferences for Parent Duties.

Round 5 - This Saturday 4th November - with Relays

02/11/2017

We are running Program 2 with Relays.  Click here for the program.

Under 9's and up, please arrive at 9:15am to marshal for relays.

Under 7 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am.

Under 9 Families are on Pack Up.

We need to start replacing our Jetstar patches with Coles patches - please collect from your Team Managers.

Please remember your Chest Patches, they realy do help things run more smoothly.

Round 4 Wrap-Up - Records and LOTS of PBs

31/10/2017

Congratulations to the following Athletes for breaking Centre Records at Round 4:

Tyson Beames, U7B 100m - equal record 17.19s

Rocco Lettini-Downie, U8B 100m - 16.34s

Emily Ryan, U14F Discus - 36.49m

There were so many PBs on Saturday that I can't fit them in to this news article.

Special mention to Thomas Byrne and Jackson Dance from U13 Boys for each achieving 5 PBs.

Click here for a full list of Athletes who achieved 3 or more PBs at Round 4.

Go Mentone!

Round 4 - This Saturday, with Relays!

26/10/2017

Round 4 is this Saturday 28th October - we are running Program 1 (click here)

We are running relays between sessions. U9-U16's, please arrive by 9:15am for marshalling if you wish to participate. U8's, you'll be able to participate toward the end of your session.

U8 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am

U10 Families are on Pack Up

Please remember your Chest Patches and to register and sign-in for Parent Duties.

U13-16's, keep your eye out for more info on The Circuit.  Athletes from nearby centres are visiting us at our Twilight Session on Friday 10th November for an evening of friendly and fun competition. We will then visit other centres later in the season.

Relay Season Information and Registration

24/10/2017

Relay's are a big part of our season at Mentone Little Athletics Centre.

The season kicks off with Mentone Relay Day on Sunday 12th November.

Please click here for more information and registration links.

Round 3 Wrap-Up

24/10/2017

Please click here for a list of the Athletes who achieved a significant number of PBs at Round 3.

Don't forget Centre Training is on for all Athletes from 5-6pm Wednesday evenings.

Round 3 - UPDATED PROGRAM This Saturday 21st October and Relay Season Registration

19/10/2017

We are running Program 3 UPDATED - Click Here

Under 6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am

Under 11 Families are on Pack Up.

U9-U16's have Walks at the start of the second session.

Please remember your Chest Patches.

New Members - it's not too late to join.  Please check our Registration Page and FAQ Page for more info.

Relay Season is upon us.  The registration portal is now open for U8-U15 Mentone Athletes to express interest in Mentone Relay Day and/or Regional and State Relays - click here.

Round 2 Wrap-Up - Records and PBs

17/10/2017

Please click here for details of PBs and Records from Round 2.

New members, please note that it's not too late to have a free trial and join.  Please check our Registration Page and FAQ Page for more info.

Mentone Relay Open Day is coming soon - Sunday 12th November.  Open to U8-U15 Athletes from all centres.

Round 2 - This Saturday 14th October

12/10/2017

We are running Program 2 - Click Here.

Under 7 Families are on Set Up - Please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

Under 12 Families are on Pack Up.

Please remember Chest Patches and to allocate and sign-in for your Parent Duties.

New members, if you have not yet had your free trial please fee free to come along this Saturday.  Please click here to register online first (but choose not to pay) and check our FAQ page for more info.

Round 1 Wrap-Up, Wednesday Centre Training and Parent Duties Reminder

10/10/2017

It was great to see a strong turnout and some sunshine for Round 1 last Saturday.

Congratulations to the following record breakers:

Emily Ryan - U14G Discus, 35.32m

Nikolaj Djordjevic - U15B 1500m, 4:26.83

As it was our first round there are no PBs to report.

Our first Centre Training session is on tomorrow (Wednesday) evening from 5-6pm.  This free session is open to all Mentone LAC athletes.  Please come along with drink bottles and comfortable sports clothes.

Please remember that you must sign-in at the clubroom when performing your Parent Duties, and that you must perform duties at our regular Saturday sessions as well as additional duties if participating at Relay Day/LAVic events throughout the season to qualify for your bond refund.

Round 1 - This Saturday 7th October, Bunnings BBQ, Coaching Day and Come 'n Try Thank-You

04/10/2017

A warm welcome to our new members and welcome back to our returning members!

We kick-off Season 2017/18 with Round 1, this Saturday the 7th October.

Please click here for the program and important information.

A big thanks to our sponsorship coordinator Martin Walker, Bunnings and the families who assisted at our Bunnings BBQ on Grand Final Day.  We raised $1700 for the Centre.  A great effort on a challenging day.

Thanks also to our coaches for their time on Coaching Day and to the committee and team managers for helping run our Come 'n Try session last weekend.

Come 'n Try Program and spaces available for Coaching Day

30/09/2017

We still have plenty of spaces available for Coaching Day tomorrow morning.  This free event is for returning members only.  Coaching Day runs from 9am until 12pm (remember to change your clocks tonight).  Please click here for details.  Entries close at 10pm tonight.

We will be at the clubrooms to help with Registrations from 12pm until 1pm tomorrow.

Come 'n Try Day runs from 1pm until 3 - 4pm.  Please click here for the program, note that it may change depending on numbers.  Come 'n Try Day is for new members and returning members.

Hope to see you all tomorrow!

Bunnings BBQ Grand Final Day - We need your help!

24/09/2017

We desperately need more helpers for the 11:30-1:30pm and 3-5pm shifts at our Bunnings Mentone BBQ fundraiser this coming Saturday 30th September.  If you can help please contact Martin at mentonesponsorship@lavic.com.au or on 0414700956.

Bunnings BBQ Saturday 30th September - Volunteers Needed

07/09/2017

(Yes we know what day it is, but that is what we got allocated after an 18 month wait since the last one!)

These slots are very hard to come by, and if we don’t take it we could wait another couple of years. So we need your support to make it a big day for the club, despite it being Grand Final Day.

Please click here for details of how you can help out.

Coaching Day / Registration Day and Free BBQ / Come 'n Try Day

31/08/2017

We warmly welcome all new and returning members to the track on Sunday 1st October, 2017.

Coaching Day for returning athletes will run from 9am until 12pm.  Register Here.

Registrations and a free BBQ will take place from 12noon to 1pm

Come 'n Try Day runs from 1pm until 4pm and will give new (and returning) athletes the chance to try out events before the official start of the season. Committee Members will be available to answer questions and uniforms will be on sale. Please click here to visit the registration page for further details.

Registrations Now Open for Season 2017/18

31/08/2017

We're looking forward to seeing everyone back at the track for Season 2017/18!

Round 1 is on Saturday 7th October.

Please click here for registration info for new and returning members.

Mentone LAC 3rd in State Championships Medal Tally

06/08/2017

Mentone Little Athletics Centre achieved 3rd place overall in the State Championships medal tally at the Little Athletics Victoria Annual Conference on 1st and 2nd July, 2017, in Bendigo.  Mark and Scott Wilcock represented the Centre at the conference and were proud to accept the award on behalf of our athletes.

Well done to all our awesome athletes who contributed to this wonderful success!

State Road Relay 1st and 3rd

06/08/2017

Two teams from Mentone competed in the LAVic State Road Relay Championships on 8th July, 2017. Congratulations to Nikita, Tom and Nikolaj for winning the U14 boys race and Fern, Hannah and Sophie for coming 3rd in the U11 girls race. Well done to both teams!

Gold Medal Performances

06/08/2017

Congratulations to Mentone Athlete Nikolaj for winning the U14 boys State Cross Country Championships on 22nd July, 2017. You've had a fantastic season Nikolaj!

And congratulations to Mentone U16 athlete Stefan Nel who won the U18 Men's High Jump representing Australia at The Oceania Games in Fiji on 28th June, 2017. Stefan cleared 2m on his third attempt to secure the gold medal.

We are so proud of you Stefan - we know a lot of hard work from you and the people around you goes into this type of achievement. 

Region Cross Country entries close Monday night

10/06/2017

The Southern Metro Region Cross Country Championships are on Saturday 24th June at Ballam Park, Frankston. All Little Athletes are eligible to enter (not just those running cross country).

UPDATE - there is an invitational U6-U8 race at 11am (10:45 call room).

Entries close this Monday evening. Click here to register.

Please note, you must compete at regions to be eligible for states.

Mentone will have tents set up on the day. If you have any questions please contact mentone@lavic.com.au

 

 

Season Thank-You, AGM Minutes and Uncollected Awards Pick-up

15/04/2017

A big thanks to our dedicated Committee, Team Managers, Coaches, Parents and of course Athletes who contributed to another successful season at Mentone Little Athletics Centre.

We're looking forward to seeing you all back again next summer.  Don't forget we also have Cross Country through winter.

If you weren't able to attend Presentation Day, we will be at the clubrooms from 2 - 2:30pm this Saturday 22nd April to distribute uncollected awards, including a Participation Medal for everyone who didn't win another award.

If you're unsure, please check the results here.

You will also find our AGM minutes, Treasurer's Report, President's Report and Committee list for next season in the same folder.

Go Mentone!

Presentation Day and Annual General Meeting - this Sunday 2nd April, starting at 12pm

30/03/2017

Our Presentation Day and AGM start at 12pm this Sunday, finishing at around 4pm.
Free BBQ between 12:00 and 12:30. Limited canteen facilities.
Giant slide, snowcone machine, popcorn, face painting and activities for the kids.
Parent Duty Bond Refunds can be collected after the second Presentation Session.
Click here for the full schedule.

Hope to see you all there!

PB Day Wrap-Up - Records and lots of PBs

29/03/2017

Well done to everyone who participated in our final competition day of Season 2016/17.

We're looking forward to seeing you all back at the track for Presentation Day and our AGM on Sunday.

Festivities start at 12pm.

Please click here for a summary of last weekend's Records and PBs.

Committee Nominations Open for Next Season

27/03/2017

Nominations are now open for committee positions for 2017/18.

If you can help in any way please contact mentone@lavic.com.au.

Please send nominations through before 10pm Thursday 30th March.

We offer a discount on membership fees for the children of committee members, team managers and starters.
If you have any questions about how you can help, please don't hesitate to ask!

Click here for more info.

Personal Best Day this Saturday 25th March

23/03/2017

Our final round of the season is PB Day.

It's a fun round with a different format to our regular rounds.

All Girls are on Set Up - please arrive at 8:15am to get us started by 9am

All Boys are on Pack Up

Click here for the Program and more information...

PB Day - Saturday 25th March - Expressions of interested needed

22/03/2017

Saturday 25th March is our centre Personal Best (PB) Day and the last day of participation for Athletes this season.

We need expressions of interest in the longer distance race/walk events to finalise the program.

Please click here for more information and to send in your expression of interest...

Round 15 Wrap-Up - Records and PBs

21/03/2017

Round 15 was our last regular round of the season.

This coming weekend is PB Day, more info coming soon.

Click here for a wrap-up of records and PBs from Round 15 weekend.

State Track and Field Wrap-Up

20/03/2017

Congratulations to all of our Athletes who competed at the State Track and Field Championships on the 11th/12th March.

We came in a strong 2nd on the medal tally.  Go Mentone!

Thanks to our Team Managers and all the parents who performed duties to keep the event running.

Click here for the full wrap-up...

All 2016/17 State Medalists - Please bring medals at 9:20am tomorrow

17/03/2017

All Athletes who have won state medals this season (relays, multis and track and field) please come to the centre at 9:20am tomorrow in uniform with your medals for a photo.

Round 15 - This Saturday 18th March and Congratulations to our ALAC Team Members

16/03/2017

We are running Program 1

Under 6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

Under 10 Families are on Pack Up.

It looks like it might be pretty warm, so don't forget hats, sunscreen and of course chest patches.

Please join me in congratulating Emily Ryan (U13G) and Zoe Cunningham (U15G) on their selection to represent Victoria at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in Sydney in April.  Go Mentone (and Victoria)!

State Track and Field Championships - No Round at Mentone this Weekend

09/03/2017

Please note that there is no Little Athletics at Mentone this weekend as we are off to the State Track and Field Championships at Lakeside Stadium.

We have 63 Athletes competing.

Those attending, please click here for important T&F information.

Go Mentone!

Round 14 Wrap-Up - Records and PBs

07/03/2017

Click here for the Records and PBs achieved at Round 14 and at the Victorian Junior Track & Field Championships

Centre Training Finished for Season 2016/17

05/03/2017

We have finished Centre Training for Season 2016/17.

If you are interested in keeping fit over Winter, please come along to Cross Country.

Click here for more information.

We need a new Mentone Cross Country coordinator for Bayside Cross Country this season.

Please email mentone@lavic.com.au if you can help.

Round 14 this Saturday 4th March and Notice of AGM 2nd April 2017

02/03/2017

We are running Program 3.

Under 7 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

Under 11 Families are on Pack Up.

In our second session, we are running extra track events open to those athletes whose age group is not scheduled for that event this Saturday. The races will be run at the end of each event block and will be timed but not uploaded to ResultsHQ.  PBs and Records will not count.  We will announce the races over the loudspeaker on the day.  Approximate times will be:

100m - 10:25am

200m - 11:05am

400m - 11:40am

800m - 12pm.

Our Annual General Meeting and Presentation Day will now be held on Sunday 2nd April.  More information coming soon.

Round 13 Wrap-Up and Centre Training Wednesday Night 6-7pm

28/02/2017

Centre Training is on at 6-7pm tomorrow night for all interested Athletes. Jo Linford will be providing Throws training and Tiger Pillay Long and Triple Jump.

Congratulations to Hannah Wilcock for breaking the U11 Girls 400m Centre Record on Saturday with a time of 1:06.54s.

Click here for the list of PBs from Round 13.

Go Mentone!

Round 13 - Saturday 25th February and SMR T&F Wrap-Up

23/02/2017

This Saturday is Round 13.  We are running Program 2.

Under 8 Families are on Set-Up - Please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

Under 12 Families are on Pack-Up.

Click here for important information about Parent Duty Bond Refunds and a wrap-up of our Athletes' fantastic efforts at last weekend's SMR Track and Field Championships.

 

Wednesday Training Sessions this Week

21/02/2017

This week we are going to run 2 Wednesday Training Sessions (on the 22nd February).  The are arranged based on events, not on age-group.

Tiger Pillay will conduct a jumps training session from 5-6pm.  This most likely won't include High Jump (sorry).

Jo Linford will conduct a throws training session from 6-7pm.

Please attend whichever your child is most interested in, or both!

SMR Track and Field Info for this weekend - No Session at Mentone

16/02/2017

All Families, please note that there is no session for any age group at Mentone this weekend, as the Southern Metropolitan Region Track and Field Championships are on at Ballam Park in Frankston.

Good luck to our 86 Athletes attending.

Familes attending SMR Track and Field, please click here for the Duty Roster and other important information.

Go Mentone!

CONFIRMED - Additional Wednesday Training Sessions for U9-U15 Athletes

12/02/2017

We are ON for our additional free training session in Jumps and Throws for U9-U15 Athletes at 6-7pm this Wednesday night (15th February).  All U9-U15 Athletes are welcome, not just those competing in the Championships.

Please meet outside the clubroom at 6pm tomorrow night.

SMR Track and Field Duty Timeslot Nominations

12/02/2017

Mentone LAC Families (U9 and above) who are participating in the Southern Metropolitan Region Track and Field Championships, please click here to nominate your Duty Timeslot.

Round 12 - This Saturday 11th February

09/02/2017

We are running Program 1

Under 6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am to get us started on time

Under 13-16 Families are on Pack Up

Don't forget Chest Patches, Hats, Drink Bottles and Sunscreen

Round 11 Wrap-Up - Relaython, Records and PBs

07/02/2017

We managed an impressive 133 laps for Relaython at Mentone last Saturday!

Click here for full Relaython results and Records/PBs from the weekend.

Don't forget it's not too late to donate to the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal via our everydayhero page. Our total is looking very sad at the moment.  If each Family donated $1 for each lap their child's age-group team ran we'd be in great shape.

Money raised on the day, as well as your online donations will go to the Royal Children's Hospital.

As pledged, Mentone LAC will also donate $649 to the Monash Children's Hospital to share the funds with a hospital closer to our homes.

State Multi-Event Wrap Up

06/02/2017

Well done to all of our Athletes who braved the heat (again) at this year's State Multi-Event Championships in Bendigo.

Please click here for the wrap-up on our Facebook page.

Parent Duty Roster Tally as at Round 10

03/02/2017

Please click here for the tally we have of Parent Duties performed so far this season.  If you see any discrepancies please email mentone@lavic.com.au and we'll double-check the sign-on sheets.

The criteria for refund of the Parent Duty Bond is:

Number of Duties Required:

1 or 2 children:         2 duties before Christmas break, 1 duty after (Round 10 onwards)

3 or more children:   3 duties before Christmas break, 2 duties after (Round 10 onwards)

Plus performance of any allocated duties at Regional and State Events.

Round 11 - Relaython - This Saturday 4th February

02/02/2017

This Saturday is Round 11.

We are running Program 3 as well as Relaython. Click here for Relaython Info and don't forget to donate via our everydayhero page or on the day.

Note that the Walks will be run at the end of the session to accommodate Relaython.

Under 7 Families are on set-up duty

Under 9 Families are on pack-up duty

Please remember your Chest Patches, Hats, Sunscreen and Drink Bottles

Round 10 Wrap-Up and No Session at Mentone this coming weekend

24/01/2017

There is no session at Mentone this coming Saturday (28th January) as our U9-15 Athletes are off to the State Multi-Event Championships in Bendigo.

Caulfield Little Athletics Centre (Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena) has kindly offered to host any Mentone Athletes who wish to visit on Saturday. Please click here for their program. Please remember your Chest Patches. Centre Uniform preferred but not compulsory.

Despite the new signs, please do not bring dogs to our sessions.

Please click here for a wrap-up of records and PBs from Round 10.  Mentone Multi-Event Day results will be released on Presentation Day in April.

Round 10 - This Saturday 21st January (Multi-Round) and Centre Training Tomorrow Night

17/01/2017

Welcome Back to the second half of Season 2016/17.

Centre Training resumes tomorrow night (Wednesday 18th) at 5pm.

This Saturday is Round 10.  Click here for the Program.

It's Multi-Round for our U9-16 Athletes, where Athletes who participate in all 5 events have their points tallied and medals awarded at Presentation Day.

Under 8 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am to help get us started on time.

Under 10 Families are on Pack-Up.

Please remember your Chest Patches, Hats, Sunscreen and Drink Bottles

State Relays, Records and Santa Sprints Wrap-Up

24/12/2016

We hope everyone has a Happy Christmas and safe New Year.

See you back at the track on Saturday the 21st January.  Centre training resumes 18th January.

UPDATE - Click here for an updated Relay wrap-up and results summary.

Click here for a wrap-up of the State Relay Championships and Santa Sprints Christmas Party.

Santa Sprints Sunday 4pm - 7pm

17/12/2016

We're looking forward to seeing you all at the track tomorrow afternoon for our annual Santa Sprints Christmas Party.

Starting at 4pm and finishing around 7pm.

Click here for details.

State Relays General Info - Santa Sprints on Sunday

15/12/2016

Good Luck to the 88 Athletes representing Mentone at the State Relay Championships at Lakeside Stadium on Saturday.

There is no regular Saturday competition at Mentone for any age group.  See you at the Santa Sprints on Sunday afternoon.

Timetable is here.

Parent Duty Roster Info is here.

Don't forget your Centre Uniform and Chest Patches.  No logos or stripes on shorts/leggings please.

Please arrive 1 hour before your event time, allow plenty of time for parking.

Look for the Mentone Yellow and Black in the main grandstand.

Go Mentone!

State Relays Parent Duty Roster

15/12/2016

Click here for important information for State Relays Competitors and Families

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Round 9 Wrap-Up - Records and PBs

13/12/2016

Congratulations to the following Athletes for breaking records over the Round 9 weekend:

Sophie Wilcock, U11G 60M Hurdles Club/AV Record 10.01s

Amy Bunnage, U12G 800m AV Record 2:26.90s

Kisarna Berntsen, U15G Shot Put Club/AV Record 11.26m

Daina Kasperaitis, U16G Shot Put Club Record 10.91m

Well Done Athletes!

Click here for details of PBs achieved on Saturday.

Please remember that this coming Saturday is State Relay Championships, therefore there is no session at Mentone.  We have our Santa Sprints Christmas Party on Sunday from 4pm.

Round 9 - Jetstar Round (Orange Theme) and Santa Sprints

08/12/2016

Round 9 is this Saturday 10th December.

It's Jetstar Round!  Free Zooper-Dooper for any Athlete who wears something Orange.

We are running Program 2, with Relay Race Training before and after the second session.

Under 6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

Under 11 Families are on Pack Up.

Don't forget your Chest Patches!

Our Santa Sprints Christmas Party is now on Sunday 18th December, from 4pm.

Click here for more info.  We hope to see you all at the track for an evening of racing and fun.

Round 8 Wrap-Up. Records, PB's and All Schools Nationals Results

07/12/2016

Congratulations to the following Athletes for breaking records over Round 8:

Emily Ryan, U13G Any Venue Record Shot Put 11.72m

Thomas Murphy, U14B Club Record Triple Jump 12.26m

Nikolaj Djordjevic, U14B Club Record 1500m 4:31.36

Kate Wilcock, U14G Any Venue Record 80m Hurdles 12.79s (Australian All Schools Championships)

Zoe Cunningham, U15G Equal Any Venue Record 90m Hurdles 13.71s (All Schools Knockout Championships)

Click here for details of Round 8 PB's and All Schools Nationals Results

Round 8 - This Saturday 3rd December

01/12/2016

This Saturday is Round 8

  • We are running Program 1
  • U7 Families are on Set Up - Please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we start on time
  • U12 Families are on Pack Up
  • Please remember your Chest Patches!!!

A MASSIVE thanks to Sportsmart and the Athletes/Families who assisted with the filming last week.  Sportsmart have given us a $2000 voucher which we will use for equipment for the Centre.  Don't forget to quote our Club Advantage Number 800400 when purchasing from Sportsmart to help raise even more money for our Centre.

Round 7 Wrap-Up - Records, PBs and SSA Nationals

01/12/2016

Congratulations to Alicia Ockerby, Sophie Wilcock and Tom Wilcock on their efforts at the School Sports Australia National Track and Field Championships in Sydney over the weekend.

Sophie Wilcock - 2nd in the Tetrathlon (Multi-Event), 3rd in the Medley Relay and 6th in the 200m (AV Record 28.19), 11th in Long Jump.

Tom Wilcock - 6th in the 800m (AV Record 2:14.85)

Alicia Ockerby - 2nd in the 4x100m Relay, 12th 100m.

Click here for the wrap-up of Round 7..

 

Round 7 - This Saturday 26th November

23/11/2016

Round 7 is this Saturday 26th November.

We are running Program 3.

U8 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

U13 Families are on Pack Up.

Don't forget your Chest Patches, Hats, Sunscreen, Raincoats and Umbrellas.  We are in Melbourne, after all.

Good Luck to Alicia Ockerby, Sophie Wilcock and Tom Wilcock who are representing Victoria this weekend at the School Sports Australia National Athletics Championships!

 

Sportsmart Filming at Centre Training Tonight

23/11/2016

There will be a film crew from Sportsmart at our Centre Training Session tonight.

Please click here for details..

SMR Relays 2016 Wrap-Up

22/11/2016

UPDATE - Initial Qualifiers for States are HERE

Well done to all our Athletes who competed at the SMR Relay Championships on the weekend.  It was a great opportunity for our centre to unite and put all that practice and hard work into action, with great success.

Click here for a wrap-up of the day...

SMR Relays this Saturday - No Competition at Mentone - Click here for Duty Roster and Important Info

17/11/2016

There is no competition for any age group at Mentone this weekend as we are attending the Southern Metropolitan Region Relay Championships at Caulfield LAC, Duncan Mackinnon Reserve, Murrumbeena.

The Parent Duty Roster is here

Please click here for important SMR Relays Information...

Relay Day and Round 6 Wrap-Up

15/11/2016

Thanks to everyone who helped us put on another very successful Mentone Relay Day!

We hope you all had a great time at the 34th running of the event.

Congratulations to Mornington Little Athletics Centre, winners of the Peter Wilkie Perpetual Shield.

Please click here for a wrap-up of the day and also of Round 6...

Note that there is no Centre Training this Wednesday night (16/11) and no Saturday competition for any age group at Mentone this weekend (19/11) due to Southern Metropolitan Region Relays at Caulfield (Duncan Mackinnon).

Mentone Relay Day will go ahead in all weather

12/11/2016

We will be going ahead with Relay Day tomorrow even if it is pouring.

We will delay the program if conditions are unsafe.

If necessary we will change to timed finals at heat times to make up time.

We will also run finals at heat times if scratchings permit.

Therefore please make sure all runners marshal at heat time.

Please bring tents and wet weather gear.

 

Updated Mentone Relay Parent Duty Roster

12/11/2016

Click here for the updated Parent Duty Roster

Mentone Relay Day Parent Duty Roster and Important Information

10/11/2016

Please click here for the Mentone Relay Day Parent Duty Roster, Program and other important information for Mentone families.

Note - We have a Twilight Session tomorrow night from 5:45pm and no session on Saturday.

Relay Day Final Program

08/11/2016

Click here for the Relay Day Final Program

Round 6 - Twilight Round this Friday 11th November

08/11/2016

As we have Mentone Relay Day on Sunday, we are running a Twilight Round this Friday evening.

Start time is 6pm for all age-groups (5:45 warm up).  We plan to finish by 8:30pm.

We are running our Twilight Program.

Under 6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 5pm to ensure we start on time.

Under 14/15/16 Families are on Pack Up.

Our canteen will be open, selling hamburgers and sausages for dinner.

Round 5 Wrap-Up - Records, PBs and Victorian All Schools Championships

08/11/2016

Click here for details....

Mentone Relay Day Parent Duty Timeslot Preference

04/11/2016

Families participating in Mentone Relay Day, please click here to email in your Parent Duty Timeslot Preference. Please don't change the email subject and please send in your preference before 9pm on Sunday 6th November.

Click the heading of this article for more info.

Round 5 - this Saturday 5th November

03/11/2016

We are running Program 2.

Under 7 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

Under 9 Families are on Pack Up.

If rain looks to be a problem we will post an update here and via Team App.

Don't forget your Chest Patches.  They are mandatory and really speed up our finish-line process.

If you haven't paid your season registration yet, please do so online now. You cannot participate in Relays unless you have paid.

Round 4 Wrap-Up - Records, PBs and SSV Team Vic

02/11/2016

We have had 3 Mentone Athletes selected to represent Victoria at the SSA Nationals in Sydney later this month, as well as 3 records broken and multiple PBs over the weekend.

Click the heading for full details...

Round 4 - this Saturday 29th October (Cup Day Weekend)

27/10/2016

Yes, we are ON for Little Athletics this weekend!

We are running Program 1, revised to include extra 200m races for relay team selections.

Under 8 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

Under 10 Families are on Pack Up.

We will still run an optional 1500m, please let your Team Manager know if you want to participate.

U8 and older Athletes, please make sure you register for Relay Season by tomorrow night as we will be sending overall team numbers to LAVic on the weekend.

If you want to achieve 100% participation this season you will need to attend all sessions (including long weekends).

Round 3 Wrap-up - including SSV State Champs

25/10/2016

Even with the rain we still had one record broken on Saturday, plus some Any Venue records and great results at the School Sports Victoria State Track and Field Championships yesterday.

Click here for details

Round 3 - this Saturday 22nd October

20/10/2016

We are running Program 3.

Please note the early start for the second session to accommodate the Walks.

Under 6 Families are on Set Up - please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we get started on time.

Under 11 Families are on Pack Up.

Don't forget to register for Relay Season.

Don't forget drink bottles, hats and sunscreen (there's sunscreen in the Canteen if you do forget).

We have a lot of lost property in the Committee Room at the back of the Clubroom.

Round 2 Wrap-up - Records and PBs

19/10/2016

Click here for details of Club, Any-Venue Records and significant Personal Bests earned over the weekend.

Relay Season Registrations Open

19/10/2016

RELAY SEASON COMPRISES 3 EVENTS

Mentone Relay Day - We invite all U8 to U15 Athletes to sign up for Mentone Relay Day (Sunday 13th November). It's the biggest event on the Mentone Calendar each season - click here for details.

LAVic Region Relay Championships (19 Nov) and State Relay Championships (17 Dec) are open to U9 to U15 Athletes.  Successful teams at Region Relays will progress to the State Relay Championships.

Relays are a great opportunity to participate in a team with your friends.  Mentone has a proud tradition of strong participation, we're looking forward to seeing you all on the track!

Click here to register for Relay Season

Round 2 - This Saturday 15th October

13/10/2016

This Saturday is Round 2:

-  We are running Program 2.

-  Under 7 Families are on Set Up - Please arrive at 7:30am to ensure we start on time.

-  Under 12 Families are on Pack Up.

-  Don't forget your Chest Patches.  They are mandatory and really speed up our finish-line process.

-  If you haven't paid yet, please do so by 5pm Friday so that we have time to print your Chest Patch.

-  Don't forget hats, sunscreen and drink bottles.

-  Mentone Relay Day is approaching fast - U8 and older Athletes please mark down Sunday 13th November in your calendars.

Round 1 Wrap-Up and Wednesday Night Training

11/10/2016

We hope you all enjoyed Round 1 last Saturday.  Whilst it's not possible to get a PB at the first round of the season, we did have a few records broken:

  • Ashley van Rooyen, U12G 60m Hurdles - Club Record 10.22s
  • Daina Kasperaitis, U16G Discus - Club and Any Venue Records 29.10m
  • Jessica Welford, U16G 200m - Any Venue Record at AV Shield Event 26.61s

Well Done Athletes! A great start to the season.

Tomorrow night's Centre Training Session will focus on Long Jump and Shot Put.  The session starts at 5pm.

Round 1 this Saturday 8th October

06/10/2016

We're looking forward to seeing you all down at the track this Saturday for the official start of Season 2016/17!

It's not too late to Register - Click Here.

Click here for the Program of Events, Duty Roster and more important information

First Centre Training Session Tomorrow - Wednesday 5-6:30pm

04/10/2016

Our first Wednesday Centre Training Session is on tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon, starting at 5pm and finishing between 6 and 6:30pm.

We'll be running an introductory fun session, hosted by Level 4 Coach Jo Linford.

The sessions are open to all registered athletes from all age groups (even if you haven't paid yet) and there is no extra charge. They are not compulsory, however we really hope for a great turnout.

Please check Team App (search for Mentone Little Athletics Centre) and the website calendar for details of future sessions.

Please note, if you have been down for a free trial and now wish to pay for your membership, you can do so online. Please look for the confirmation email you received after you registered, it will have login details which allow you to complete your registration.

Pre-Season Open Day this Saturday - Going ahead despite the clouds

29/09/2016

We are going ahead with our session today.  See you soon.

Our Pre-Season Open Day is this Saturday.  We're looking forward to seeing you all back for an informal, fun session. Hopefully the weather is OK!

Under 6, 7 and 8 Athletes, please arrive at 8:30.  You should be finished before 10am.

Under 9 to U13 and U14 Girls, please arrive at 9:45.  U14 Boys, U15 and U16 please arrive at 10am.

Click here for the program of events - please note this is a guide only, it's quite likely to change on the day depending on how many Athletes we have. We also hope to be flexible in what events we offer, time permitting.

Please click here for more information

Mentone LAC Wins LAVic Medal Tally Champions Award for 2015/16

26/09/2016

We're proud to announce that Mentone LAC Athletes won the most medals at LAVic State Championship Events last season, bringing home the LAVic Medal Tally Champions Award. We came in ahead of much larger Centres Geelong and Sandringham.  Fantastic Effort Everyone!

Centre Training Sessions - Wednesday Evenings 5-6pm, starting 5th October

19/09/2016

Our Centre Training Sessions will run weekly at 5-6pm on Wednesday evenings, starting on Wednesday 5th October.

These sessions will cover the basic skills of all the track and field events.

Click here for more info.

Registration Day Saturday 10th and Coaching Day Sunday 11th

04/09/2016

New members, Registration Day is this Saturday 10th September between 10am and 2pm. Committee members will be at the track to answer questions and help with the registration process. We will also have a free BBQ between 11am and 1pm.  Note that Registration Day is optional, you can register online at any time.  There are no activities for kids at Registration Day.

Our free Coaching Day is on Sunday 11th September 9am till 12pm and is open to all. It's a great opportunity to refresh your skills or learn new events in preparation for the upcoming season. Register for Coaching Day here. New members please also register with the Centre online before attending (for insurance coverage).

Registrations Open and Season 2016/17 Info

30/08/2016

Registrations for Season 2016/17 are now OPEN!  Please click here for more information on Registration, Coaching Day, new Wednesday Training Sessions and the upcomming season.

Uncollected Awards Pickup Saturday 9 - 9:30am at the club

27/04/2016

Martin Walker will be at the clubhouse between 9 and 9:30am this Saturday the 30th to distribute uncollected Awards.  Please email mentone@lavic.com.au to let us know you will be coming.

2016 ALAC Results and Records

26/04/2016

I'm proud to announce our fantastic results at the Australian Little Athletics Championships, held over the weekend in South Australia.  Our Athletes have helped Victoria to first place in the U15 Teams Championship and second in the U13 Teams Championship.

Special congratulations go to Jessica Welford, U15G Multi-Event Australian Champion and Amy Tyrrell, U13G Triple Jump Australian Champion.

Please click here for full Mentone Results and Records.

Uncollected Awards, Parent Duty Bond Pickup and Winter Cross-Country

13/04/2016

Thank you to everyone who helped with Presentation Day and the AGM.

It was a fantastic way to end Season 2015/16.  We hope the kids enjoyed the day.

Please click here for more information on Uncollected Awards, Parent Duty Bond refunds and Winter Cross-Country

Presentation Day and Annual General Meeting - Saturday 9th April 12pm - 5pm

31/03/2016

Presentations divided into 2 sessions - before and after the AGM.

The AGM starts at 1:30pm and will run for approximately 1 hour.

Giant slide, snowcone machine, popcorn, face painting and activities for the kids.

Kids please come dressed for activities.

Free BBQ between 12:00 and 12:45. Limited canteen facilities.

State Medallists please bring medals and Mentone uniforms.

Presentations expected to finish by 4pm.

Duty Bond Collection after Presentations.

Click the heading of this article for more details and a link to the Committee Nomination Form for next season.

Hope to see you all there!

State Track and Field Championships Wrap-Up

23/03/2016

What an amazing weekend for our Athletes at the State Track and Field Championships!

I'm proud to announce Mentone came 2nd in the overall medal tally, with a total of 39 medals.

The Medal Tally is here.

Full Results are here.

Please click here for a summary of our medal-winning performances and records achieved.

A great way to finish the season, Go Mentone!

PB Day and AJAC Wrap-Up

23/03/2016

Congratulations to all our Athletes for their fantastics efforts on PB Day, and also to our team who headed over to Perth to represent Victoria at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships.

PB Medals will be awarded at Presentation Day on Saturday 9th April.

Please click here for details of records achieved on PB Day and at AJAC.

State Track and Field Information and Updated Duty Roster

17/03/2016

Please click here for State Track and Field Information and the updated Parent Duty Roster.

State Track and Field Parent Duty Roster

16/03/2016

Please click the link below for the parent duty roster for this weekend's State Track and Field Championships.

2015/16 State T&F Parent Duty Roster - UPDATED

Glenda and Erina have worked hard to accommodate all requests, hopefully everyone is happy.

If you desperately need to request a change, please email mentone@lavic.com.au by 6pm tomorrow night (Thursday 17th March).

We will try to incorporate any changes and send the final roster out with some further State Track and Field info tomorrow night.

Round 16 - Personal Best Day - Saturday 12th March

10/03/2016

This Saturday is PB Day and is also our final round of the season.

The special PB Day program is here.

All U6-U8 Families are on set-up, please arrive at 7:30am.  There is extra work to do and we need all the help we can get.

All U9-U16 Families are on pack-up.

We still need to find volunteers to run a couple of events in the early session.

Parent Duty Bond Refunds will continue in the clubrooms.

Please click here for important information about PB Day.

Round 15 and U12-U14 Multi-Event Wrap Up

08/03/2016

Congratulations to our U12 - U14 Athletes who competed in the heat on Sunday at the rescheduled State Multi-Event Championships and to those that achieved records and multiple PBs at the track on Saturday.

Please click here for full details

Round 15 - Saturday 5th March

03/03/2016

This Saturday is Round 15, our second-last home round of the season.

- We are running a modified Program 1 with the 1500m at the start of the second session.

- U6 Families are on set-up, however as Mark Wilcock (one of our key set-up/pack-up committee members and Starter extraordinaire) will not be available, any help is appreciated to get us started on time. We'll be at the track from 7am.

- U13-U16 Families are on pack-up.

- Good luck to our U12-U14 Athletes competing at the re-scheduled State Multi-Event Championships on Sunday.

- If you would like to get involved with the running of the centre please click here for info.

Round 14 Wrap-Up - 2XU Pop Up Store and Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

01/03/2016

Thanks to Martin Walker, James Webster and our fantastic parent volunteers we raised over $1700 at the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle on Sunday.  Combined with our share of the 2XU Pop Up Store profits we raised almost $2000 on the weekend. Fantastic Effort!

We had the following records achieved at the track on Saturday:

- Nikolaj Djordjevic U13B Club/AV Record 1500m Walk 8:02.80

- Kisarna Berntsen U14G Club Record Javelin 32.66m

- Daina Kasperaitis U15G Club/AV Record Javelin 32.44m

Please click here for details of PBs achieved on the day.

Well Done Athletes!

Region Track and Field Wrap-Up - Part 2

01/03/2016

The full results are in.

We came in a very close second behind Sandringham in the medal tally at the SMR Track and Field Championships. Details here.

Photos of the day are here, courtesy of Cathy Middleton.

We have 75 Athletes who have qualified through to the State Championships in 163 events.

There was one Any Venue record we missed in the first news item:

- Amy Tyrrell U13G Triple Jump 11.01m.

Well Done Athletes!

 

Region Track and Field Wrap-Up - Part 1

25/02/2016

Congratulations to all of our Athletes for their fantastic efforts last weekend a the SMR Track and Field Championships.  A big thank-you to all our parent helpers, officials, duty roster coordinators and especially to Maddy and Alex Woods for Team Managing and setting up for SMR.

We don't have full results yet, but progressions to States are here and we can announce the following Any Venue Records were achieved:

- Hannah Wilcock U10G 60m Hurdles 10.48s

- Amy Bunnage U11G 1500m 5:21.17

- Ashley van Rooyen U11G High Jump 1.42m

- Holly Garac U13G High Jump 1.61m

- Jessica Welford U15G 300m Hurdles 44.97s

Check back here soon for full results.

Round 14 - Saturday 27th February - 2XU Pop-Up Store

25/02/2016

This Saturday is Round 14, we are running Program 3.

- U8 Families are on set-up duty, please arrive at 7:30am.

- U9 Families are on pack-up duty.

- Our 2XU Pop Up Store will be running all morning.  20% off all compression gear with 10% of sales donated to the Centre.

- Walks are on - note the early start time for the second session.

- Many thanks to our Bunnings Sausage Sizzle volunteers who will be running the BBQs on Sunday.

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle this Sunday 28th

23/02/2016

One of our major fundraising events this season is our Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Mentone, this Sunday the 28th Feb.

All timeslots are filled - thanks very much to all the fabulous parents who have volunteered!

SMR T&F Info - Updated Rosters - No Round at Mentone this Weekend

18/02/2016

Please remember there is no round at Mentone this weekend as we are off to the SMR Track and Field Championships.

Please click here for important info and updated parent duty rosters.

The Mentone tents are set up on level grass at the north end of the track.

Round 13 and Victorian Junior T&F Wrap-Up

17/02/2016

We had many fantastic results at the track and at the Victorian Junior Track and Field Championships on the weekend.

Records at the track were:

Holly Tysoe U13 Girl 800m 2.31.93 (Club Record)

Zoe Cunningham U14 Girl SP 11.36m (Club Record/AV)

The are far to many results to list here, so please click here for PB details and results from the Junior T&F Championships

Parent Duty Bond Refund Update

16/02/2016

Please click here for an update on our Parent Duty Bond Refunds

SMR Track and Field Parent Duty Rosters are here

12/02/2016

Please click here for the rosters and more info..

Round 13 - Saturday 13th February

11/02/2016

This Saturday we are running Program 2.

- U7 Boys and Girls are on Set-Up - please arrive at 7:30am.

- U10 Boys and Girls are on Pack-Up.

- Please remember your Chest Patches, as well as hats and sunscreen as it looks like it will be hot.

Other Important Info:

- Next weekend is SMR Track and Field.  We don't have enough volunteers to run a session at Mentone, however if we have more help there is still the weekend of State Track and Field.  Please contact mentone@lavic.com.au if you can help.

- The Parent Duty Roster for SMR Track and Field is coming soon.

- We have 9 more volunteer shifts to fill at our Bunnings Sausage Sizzle.

 

Round 12 and U15 Multi-Event Wrap Up

09/02/2016

Congratulations to our U15 Athletes who finished off their Multi-Event on Sunday.  We had some fantastic results:

Jessica Welford, 2nd place U15G, AV (Any Venue) Record 800m 2:18.56, AV Multi-Event Record 4448 points (new scoring system).

Stefan Nel, 4th place U15B, AV Record High Jump 1.96m, Multi-Event record 3682 points (new scoring system).

Kaelah Elvish, 4th place U15G.

Extra congratulations go to Jessica and Kaelah for their selection to represent Victoria at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in Adelaide.

There has been an adjustment to the U11G Multi-Event Results, Ashley van Rooyen has been elevated to 5th place with a new AV record of 1164 points.

Click the heading of this article for details of the records/PBs achieved at Round 12.

Relaython Wrap-Up

09/02/2016

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Relaython on the weekend, we hope you all had fun.

We raised $181 on the day, which in addition to the Club's pledge to donate $2 for every lap run, takes our total to $447 for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

It's not too late to donate - please go to everydayhero to add to Mentone's tally.

This year we have decided to also donate $500 to the Monash Children's Hospital.

Congratulations to our U8 Athletes for winning the first session with 10 Laps in their 15 Minute time-slot, and our U11 and U12 Athletes for equal first in the second session with 13 laps.

Photos are here.

Click the heading of this article for full details.

 

Sponsorship Events - 2XU Discount Pop Up Store and Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

04/02/2016

We have two exciting key events coming up that will boost our sponsorship revenue for the season.

Saturday 27th February – 2XU Discount Pop Up Store at our Centre. 9am-12pm during our normal competition day.  Click here for the flyer.

Sunday 28th February  – Bunnings Mentone Sausage Sizzle - Helpers needed please!  Click here for more info.

Round 12 - Relaython - Saturday 6th Feb

03/02/2016

Round 12 is this Saturday.  We are running Program 1 as well as Relaython (click here for info), which may mean the program runs over time - please be patient and assist your Team Managers if asked. 

Under 6 Families are on Set-Up. Please arrive at 7:30am.

Under 11 Families are on Pack-Up.

Please remember your Chest Patches.

Please consider how you can help with the running of the club next season.

Multi-Event Wrap-Up

02/02/2016

Although the second day of State Multi-Event Championships was cancelled due to heavy rain, we did have some great performances on the first day.  Congratulations to the following athletes for Top 8 finishes and/or breaking Any Venue Records:

- Sophie Wilcock, 1st Place U10G, 80m Hurdles Record 14.41s, Multi Record 1058 Points

- Hannah Wilcock, 2nd Place U10G, 80m Hurdles Record 14.04s, Multi Record 1017 Points

- Ashley van Rooyen, 7th Place U11G and Multi Record 1133 Points

- Val Bertucci, 7th Place U11B

- Jessica Welford U15G 200m Record 26.09s

- Zoe Cunningham U14G Shot Put Record 11.05m

Well Done Athletes!

 

No Competition at Mentone this Saturday - State Multi-Event Championships

28/01/2016

This weekend is the State Multi-Event Championships in Bendigo.

As most of the parents who run the Cente are heading to Bendigo, there is no competition round at Mentone this Saturday.

We would really like to be able to hold a round on weekends such as this, but to do so we need parents of our younger athletes to join the committee and be available to run the sessions.

Please click here for more info.

Round 11 Wrap-Up - Records and PBs

26/01/2016

We had 2 Club Records at the track on Saturday:

Amy Tyrrell U13G 200m 26.62s

Jessica Welford U15G 400m 59.94s

In addition, we had two Any Venue Records at AV Knockout on Sunday:

Jessica Welford U15G 400m 58.10s

Stefan Nel U15B High Jump 1.95m

Please click here for details of the PBs achieved at Round 11.

Well Done Athletes!

Round 11 - Saturday 23rd January

21/01/2016

Round 11 is this Saturday 23rd January, we are running Program 3.

  • U7 Families are on set up - please arrive at 7:30am
  • U12 Families are on pack up
  • Please remember your Chest Patches
  • Don't forget to pick up your SportsPass Cards

Other important notes:

Round 10 Wrap-Up - Records and PBs

20/01/2016

Well done to the following athletes for breaking records at Round 10:

Jack Mogensen U12B Club/Any Venue Record Javelin 29.58m

Kisarna Berntsen U14G Club Record 800m 2:26.44

Jessica Welford U15G Club Record 800m 2:23.16

Stefan Nel U15B Club/Any Venue Record High Jump 1.94m

Please click here for details of the many PBs achieved on Saturday

Round 10 - Saturday 16th January

12/01/2016

Welcome back to the second half of Season 2015/16.  We hope you're all well-rested and ready to go!

Round 10 is this weekend, we are running Program 2.

U6 families are on set up duty.  Please arrive at 7:30am.

U13-16 families are on pack up duty.

Please remember your Chest Patches, Hats and Sunscreen.

We will have SportsPass Discount Cards available in the clubrooms.

Click the heading of this article for more information on the SportsPass Cards.

Santa Sprints Results and Holiday Wishes from Mentone LAC

23/12/2015

Thanks to all for a great night at Santa Sprints last week, and a special thanks to Santa for taking time out from his busy schedule to come down and spread some Christmas Cheer.

Well done to our winner James Kocsis and all our finalists.  Special thanks to Peter Welford for his expert handicapping which made for some very exciting racing.

Our medalists were:

1st James Kocsis  U9B 10.75
2nd Rory Walker U10B 10.89
3rd Benjamin Lorencak U7B 10.94

On behalf of the Mentone Little Athletics Centre Committee we wish you a happy and safe holiday season.

See you on the 16th January for our next round at Mentone, or possibly on the 9th January for those who are attending the Rye Junior Gift.

State Relays Wrap-Up

23/12/2015

Well done to all our athletes for making this season's State Relay Championships a very successful day. We even managed to finish on top of the Medal Tally!

A big thanks to our team managers and volunteers who put in a lot of time and effort to ensure our kids had a great time, and to our parents for performing our allocated duties.

Please click the heading of this article for details of medals won, records broken, full results and links to pictures and videos from the day...

Santa Sprints Christmas Party

14/12/2015

Our 2015 Santa Sprints Christmas Party is on Thursday 17th December.
It's a fun event for the whole family and is the last event before the Christmas Holidays.
We hope to see you all there!

Please click here for more information...

State Relays Information and Updated Parent Duty Roster - no competition at Mentone this weekend 12th December

09/12/2015

A reminder to all that there is no competition at Mentone this Saturday the 12th for any age group as we are off to the State Relays Championships at Lakeside.  Hope to see you all at the Santa Sprints Christmas Party on Thursday evening (17th December).

The Updated Parent Duty Roster for State Relays is here.  The Event Timetable is here. 

Please click the heading of this article for more important State Relays information.

Round 9 and Nationals Wrap-Up

09/12/2015

Congratulations to all our athletes who competed at the Schools National Championships on the weekend, and those that achieved records and PBs either at Nationals or at Mentone.

There are too many fantastic results to list here, so please click the heading of this article for full details.

Round 9 - Saturday 5th December

03/12/2015

Round 9 is our last regular session of this year.  After this round we have the State Relay Championships and our Santa Sprints Christmas party.

We will be running Program 1.

Under 8 families are on setup duty - please arrive by 7:30am

Under 9 families are on pack up duty.

It looks like it's going to be hot, so please remember hats, water and sunscreen (there is sunscreen at the canteen).

Please remember your Chest Patches.

Round 8 Multi-Event Wrap-Up and School Nationals this weekend

02/12/2015

We had 3 individual and numerous Multi-Event records broken on Saturday.  In addition, we've had 2 Any Venue records broken at Monday's AV Knockout / Victorian Milers Club Event.

We also have 9 athletes competing at the Primary/Secondary Schools National Championships this weekend.

Please click the heading of this article for full details and a list of the PBs achieved at Multi-Event Day.

Round 8 - Multi-Event Round (U9-16) this Saturday 28th November

24/11/2015

Round 8 is Multi-Event Round for our U9-U16 athletes (U6-U8 athletes will run a normal program).

Multi-Event Round gives our athletes a chance to experience the format of the State Multi-Event Championships.  Points will be tallied and medals awarded at our Presentation Day at the end of the season.

The program can be found here.

U8 Girls and Boys are on setup duty - please arrive at 7:30am

U10 Boys and Girls are on packup duty.

Continuing the Multi-Event theme of this weekend, registrations are open for the LAVic State Multi-Event Championships in Bendigo, 30th-31st January.  Click here for registration info.

SMR Relays Wrap-Up

24/11/2015

Congratulations to all our athletes who participated in the Southern Metro Region Relays on Saturday, and thanks to all the parents who helped with duties and official roles.

We entered 86 events and finished in a respectable 5th place in the Fred Roffey Memorial Trophy and equal 1st with Sandringham in the overall medal tally.

Please click the heading of this article for links to results/photos and details of the 10 club records broken on the day.

SMR Relays UPDATED Parent Duty Roster and other info

20/11/2015

Our updated parent duty roster for SMR Relays tomorrow is here.

The program of events is here.  Please check in early with Louise at the tents.

Please make sure you have new orange jetstar patches sewn onto uniforms as per these examples.  LAVic Uniform guidelines are here, please pay close attention to the logos on shorts issue, we have problems every year.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Springvale for another exciting Relay event!

No competition at Mentone tomorrow

20/11/2015

Please be aware there is no competetion at Mentone for any age group tomorrow.  Most of the committee and older age groups are attending SMR Relays.

Go Mentone!

SMR Relays Program and Initial Information

17/11/2015

IMPORTANT NOTE - THERE IS NO COMPETITION AT MENTONE THIS SATURDAY FOR ANY AGE GROUP.

Southern Metropolitan Region Relays are this Saturday 21st November at Springvale LAC.

Please keep your eye out for detailed Relay information from your Team Managers.

SMR have posted the program and detailed information here.

We will send out the Parent Duty Roster as soon as it's ready.

Correct Centre Uniform must be worn.

The Call Room rules are very strict and will be enforced.

Click the heading of this article for more detailed information.

Looking forward to another great day on Saturday!

Relay Day Results and Wrap-Up

17/11/2015

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our 33rd Mentone Relay Day on Sunday.  We hope everyone agrees that it was a fantastic day for all!

Congratulations to all our Mentone athletes for helping us bring home the Peter Wilkie Shield.

Results for individual teams can be found here.

Click the heading of this article for full team scores and some great photos of our athletes with the shield.

More photos of the day here.

 

Round 7 Twilight Session Wrap-Up

17/11/2015

Congratulations to the following athletes for breaking records at our Round 7 Twilight Session:

Holly Garac U13G Club/AV Record High Jump 1.56m
Stefan Nel U15B Club/AV Record High Jump 1.90m
Jessica Welford U15G Club Record 100m 12.92s
Khoeby Holohan U15G Club Record 100m 12.87s

Please click the heading of this article for details of the many PBs achieved.

Well Done Athletes!

Mentone Relay Day Program and Important Information

11/11/2015

Mentone Relay Day is this Sunday, 15th November.

Click the heading of this article for the Parent Duty Roster.

The Program can be found here.  Events start at 9:30.  Marshalling is 30 mins prior to your event, however please coordinate with your Team Managers.

Please let me know if you are available to assist with set-up from 7am, and/or pack-up after the event.  All help greatly appreciated!  Email mentone@lavic.com.au.

Chest patches are not required for Relay Day. Centre Uniform must be worn.

Canteen, BBQ (including delicious burgers with cheese and coleslaw), Coffee Van, Ice Cream Van, Snow Cones and Face Painting will all be available.

Looking forward to a great day on Sunday!

Round 7 - Twilight Session Friday 13th November

11/11/2015

We are running a revised twilight program to incorporate the Walks.

Twilight Program - Round 7

Please arrive at 5:30 for Walks (or 5:40 if not Walking).

Under 12 Boys and Girls are on Set-Up - Please arrive at 5pm.

Under 10 Boys and Girls are on Pack-Up.

Don't forget your chest patches.

All-Schools Results and more Records

11/11/2015

We've had some great results and records at the All-Schools Championships over the weekend.

So many in fact, that you'll have to click the heading of this article as they won't all fit here...

Round 6 Wrap-Up - Records and PBs

10/11/2015

Congratulations to the following athletes for achieving Records at Round 6:

Hannah Wilcock Club Record U10G 80m Hurdles 14.94s

Amy Tyrrell Club/Any Venue (AV) Record U13G Triple Jump 10.98m

We also had AV records at the All Schools Championships, as well as some fantastic performances that I will post separately:

Will Carter U16B 400m 51.57s

Zoe Cunningham U14G 200m 26.13

Well done athletes!

Please click the article heading for details of the many PBs achieved at Round 6.

Round 6 - Saturday 7th November - REVISED PROGRAM (no Walks)

05/11/2015

We will run a revised Program 3

Walks are postponed, we will hold them before the Twilight session next Friday.

We are short of volunteers who can run the finish line timing systems - there may be delays. If you are interested in learning how to help with the timing system (or any aspect of running the centre) please email mentone@lavic.com.au.

U6 Girls are on setup duty but we will take any help we can get. Please arrive by 7:30am.

U13 Girls are on pack up duty - again, all help from anyone appreciated as some of the girls will be at All Schools.

Please remember your chest patches. We are not supposed to let athletes run without them.

Click the heading for more detail

Round 5 Wrap-up - Records and PBs

05/11/2015

We had one club/any venue record last weekend.

Samson Melatua U14 Boy Shot Put 11.94m

Please click the heading of this article for details of the PBs achieved.

Well Done Athletes!

Second session is ON...but bring an umbrella

31/10/2015

We are all set up so we will go ahead and work around the impending rain.

Round 5 - Saturday 31st October

29/10/2015

We will be running Program 2.

- U6 Boys are on Setup duty at 7:30am

- U13 Boys are on pack up duty, however we'll take any help we can get as there are only 4 U13 boys.

- If you have paid but still don't have a chest patch for your child, please email our Registrar Cameron Cunningham cameronc@bigblue.net.au immediately. From this round if your child doesn't have a chest patch we can't record their results.

- U9 and older, if your child is interested in Relays you must register now.  Click here, and also let your team manager know.

Click the heading for more detail.

Round 4 Wrap-Up; Records, PBs, SSV Medals and Thanks!

28/10/2015

Club Records:
Amy Bunnage 1500m U11 girl 5.31.67
Amy Tyrrell 200m U13 girl 26.65

Any Venue Record at SSV State Primary Championships:
Amy Bunnage 1500m U11 girl 5:27.34
Hannah Wilcock 80m Hurdles U10 girl 14.05

Gold Medals at SSV State Primary Championships:
Amy Bunnage Girls 11 1500m
Kate Wilcock Girls 12-13 80m Hurdles
Hannah Wilcock Girls 9-10 80m Hurdles
Amy Tyrell Girls 12-13 Long Jump / 200m
Katherine Noutso, Clare Latella and Mia Latella Girls 11 4 x 100m

We also had multiple PBs at Round 4, click the heading for details.
Well Done Athletes!

Round 4 - Saturday 24th - We need help with setup

22/10/2015

Round 4 is this Saturday the 24th, we are running Program 1.

U7 Girls are on Setup duty at 7:30am, however we will be missing our primary setup coordinator so if anyone is available to help please arrive as early as possible.  Without your help we will not be able to start on time.

U11 Girls are on pack up duty.

If you have paid but still don't have a chest patch for your child, please email our Registrar Cameron Cunningham cameronc@bigblue.net.au as soon as possible so that he can print them for this session.  Chest patches are critical to the smooth running of our sessions (and compulsory as per LAVic regulations).

 

Round 3 Wrap-Up - Records and PBs UPDATED

20/10/2015

We've had 3 extra Any Venue Records broken at the School Sports Victoria Track and Field Championships:

Kisarna Berntsen -  U14G Javelin 32.88m

Stefan Nel - U15B High Jump 1.90m

Zoe Cunningham - U14G 200m 26.25

Congratulations to Jess Welford and Will Carter for breaking records at Jetstar Round.  We also had 9 Athletes achieve a significant number of PBs.  Click the heading for full details...

Handbook 2015-2016 is Ready!

16/10/2015

Thanks to the hard work of our contributors and to Shane O'Neill at Now Creations for his printing services, our Handbook for 2015-2016 is ready.

We will be distributing the first 200 copies tomorrow.  If you miss out, don't worry, we'll be printing more next week.

You can also find a web-version of the handbook under the Documents section of this website.

Or just click here

Round 3 - Jetstar Round - Saturday 17th October

15/10/2015

This Saturday is Jetstar Round.  Please wear something orange.  Click the heading for more info.

We will be running Program 3.

U7 Boys are on Set Up Duty at 7:30am.  U11 Boys are on Pack Up Duty.

Walks are on, which means we start the second session a bit early.  U9-U10 Athletes please arrive at 9.30am.  U11-16 at 9:45am.

Please click the heading for more info...

 

Round 2 Wrap-up - 4 Records

15/10/2015

Congratulations to the following Athletes for achieving records at Round 2:

Stefan Nel - U15B Club/Any Venue record High Jump of 1.83m

Jessica Welford - U15G Club/Any Venue record 300m hurdles of 46.54 seconds

Kisarna Berntsen - U14G Club record 800m of 2:28.19 minutes

William Carter - U16B Any Venue record (at AV Shield) 400m of 51.67 seconds

Well done Athletes!

 

It's not too late to join

10/10/2015

Even though the season has started it's not too late to join Mentone Little Athletics.

If you would like to bring your child along for a trial session, please register online via our registration page but choose to pay later.  Then come on down to the track next weekend and give Athletics a go..

Hope to see you and your family down at the track.

Round 2 - Saturday 10th October

07/10/2015

We will be running Program 2 - click here.
- U8 Boys are on set-up duty.
- U12 Girls are on pack-up duty.
- We still need Team Managers for the U6, U8, U9 and U13 Boys age groups.
- Don't forget your chest patches and please don't wash or crumple them.
- If you have not paid yet, please do so now to allow us time to print your chest patches and distribute them to your team managers on Saturday.
- Please remove IGA patches and the old white Jetstar patches.
- The new orange Jetstar patches need to be sewn on as per this example please.

Click the heading for more details.

Round 1 Records

06/10/2015

Thanks to everyone for your assistance in getting the season underway last Saturday.

Congratulations to the following athletes for breaking records at Round 1:

Hannah Wilcock - U10 Girls 60m Hurdles Club Record, 10.83

Amy Bunnage - U11 Girls 1500m Club Record Club 5:44.33

Well done Athletes!

Welcome to Season 2015/2016 - Click here for info

30/09/2015

Welcome back to Season 2015/2016, and to our new members welcome to Mentone Little Athletics Centre.

Important points for our first session this Saturday are:

We are running Program 1

U6 - U8 Parents please arrive at 7:30am to assist with setting up, so that we can start the session on time at 8:30am.  U6-U8 athletes should be finished by 10am.

Returning members, please make sure you register and pay today so that we have time to print chest patches

Registration Packs, chest patches and Jetstar patches will be handed out by team managers on Saturday

Don't forget to allocate your duties

Click the heading for more detail...

Working Bee, Duty Roster Portal and Registration Reminder

24/09/2015

A quick reminder regarding 4 important points:  Click the news item heading for more info...
 
1.   Working Bee this Saturday from 9am.  
 
2.   Parent Duty Roster Portal Open.   

https://eventdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=14818&OrgID=1510
 
3.   Returning members, please complete all registrations online before Thursday 1st October 
 
http://mentonelac.com.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=Display_Page&PageID=8250&OrgID=1510

4.  New members, our Registration Day is also on this Saturday from 10am until 2pm.

Registration Day and Second Working Bee

21/09/2015

Our Registration Day (for new members only) is scheduled for this Saturday 26th September between 10am and 2pm.  Registration can actually be done online by new and returning members, however Registration Day is a good opportunity for parents of new members to show proof of your child's age and ask any questions you may have.

Online Registrations: https://sitedesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Display_Page&PageID=8250&OrgID=1510

Our second Working Bee is also scheduled for this Saturday.  Our dedicated committee members will be at the track from 9am, please come along and help us get the Centre ready for the new season.

Working Bee and Coaching Day

10/09/2015

Our first Working Bee is on this Saturday from 9am until 12pm, followed by Coaching Day on Sunday (don't forget to register for Coaching Day https://eventdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=14568&OrgID=1510)

 

Mentone LAC Registration, Coaching Day, Working Bee and Team Managers Info

06/09/2015

Registrations for Mentone Little Athletics Centre season 2015/16 are now open.

We have a Working Bee this coming Saturday and Coaching Day this Sunday

We also need Team Managers for many of our age groups.

Please click the heading of this new item for more info

Registration Day and Online Registration delayed

31/08/2015

Due to delays at Little Athletics Victoria we are unsure when the Online Registration portal will be opening.  Please check back here for updates.

We are now planning our Registration Day for Saturday 26th September.  New members only please.  Existing members please register online and we will distribution registration packs at the first session of the season.

2015 State Cross Country Wrap-Up

03/08/2015

Congratulations to our Athletes who braved the hilly and muddy course at Westerfolds Park last weeked to compete in the 2015 State Cross Country Championships.  Click the heading for more details...

State Cross Country entries close this Thursday night

14/07/2015

Please check the LAVic website for details of the 2015 State Cross Country Champtionships, entries close this Thursday night.

http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/State-Cross-Country-Championships

State Road Relays Wrap-up

14/07/2015

Congratulations to our teams who particpated in the 2015 LAVic State Road Relay Championships, held at Sandown Park last weekend.

Click the heading for more details and photos....

Interested in Sponsoring Mentone Little Athletics?

26/06/2015

Please contact our Sponsorship Manager Martin Walker if you are interested in sponsoring Mentone Little Athletics Centre.

0414 700 956

Martin.Walker@mbprecis.com

State Road Relays

27/05/2015

The LAVic State Road Relays will be held on Saturday July 11 at Sandown Racecourse.

They are open to all U9-U15 Athletes (as of last summer athletics season 2014-2015).  There is also an invitational event for U7 and U8 Athletes.

Please check the LAVic website for full details:

http://www.lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/State-Road-Relays

Please contact Mark Wilcock via email mentone@lavic.com.au if you wish to enter.  We also need a Team Manager for each team we enter.  Team Managers must have a current Working With Children Check.  Entries close Thursday 2nd July.

Uncollected Duty Bonds

27/05/2015

We have sent an email to the families that are eligible for Duty Bond refunds (and have not yet collected).

If you haven't received the email, but did sign-in and complete your allocated duties (3 for families with 1-2 children registered, 5 for 3 or more children) on regular competition days please contact us via email at mentone@lavic.com.au and we will triple-check the registration sheets.

Please check page 8 of the handbook for full details of eligibility for duty bond refunds.

https://sitedesq.imgstg.com/assets/siteDesq/1510/documents/2014-15%20Handbook.pdf

Seaford LAC Cross Country Open Day - Saturday 30th May

12/05/2015

Please click the link below for details and entry form for the Seaford LAC Cross Country Open Day, to be held on Saturday 30th May.

Seaford LAC Cross Country Open Day 2015

UPDATED LIST - Collection of Unclaimed Awards - MAY ONLY

11/05/2015

Please contact Milly Bernsten on 0411 122 105 during the month of May (only) to arrange for collection of unclaimed awards.  At the end of May all unclaimed awards will be discarded.

Sorry, we'd missed the 2014-2015 season unclaimed awards.  Please check this spreadsheet for the list of 2014-2015 unclaimed awards:

2014-2015 Unclaimed Awards

In addition to the unclaimed awards from the 2014-15 season, Milly has awards dating back until the year 2000, ready for collection.

Please check this spreadsheet for details:

Old Unclaimed Awards

Pickup of uncollected trophies and duty bonds

03/05/2015

We're working to arrange a time fo pickup of uncollected trophies and duty-bonds.

As soon as we have a time we'll post the information here.

 

Good luck at ALAC, Kisarna, Zoe and Renee!

25/04/2015

Good luck to Mentone Athletes Kisarna Bernsten, Zoe Cunningham and Renee Herbert, competing tomorrow at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in Perth.

http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/Australian-Little-Athletics-Championships

Go Team VIC!

Cross Country Season 2015

21/04/2015

Mentone LAC is affiliated with both Bayside Cross Country and Seaford Cross Country.

The Seaford season has already started, and Bayside starts this weekend (Saturday 25th April).

Please check their websites for more info:

Bayside Cross Country: http://www.baysidexc.org.au/home/

Seaford Cross Country: http://www.seaford.coolrunning.com.au/XCountry.html

Presentation Day and Duty Bond refunds - this Saturday, 11th April (tomorrow)

10/04/2015

Please join us for Presentation Day tomorrow at the track, starting at 12pm.

If you are eligible to have your Duty Bond refunded (and have not yet done so), please see Gaynor in the club room between 12 and 1:30pm.

All athletes who competed in 8 or more competition rounds this season will receive an award on the day.

Please click the heading for more information.

2015 Presentation Day Agenda

31/03/2015

We finish season 2014-2015 with our Presentation Day on Saturday 11th April.  Our Annual General Meeting also takes place on the same day.

Click here for the Agenda for the day

Click here for more information on the Annual General Meeting

2015 LAVic State Track & Field Championships Results

30/03/2015

Well done to all our Athletes who competed in the 2015 LAVic State Track & Field Championships on the weekend at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.  Results  can be found on the LAVic Website:

http://www.lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/State-Track-Field-Championships/Live-Results

Go Mentone!

Congratulations to our Athletes selected to represent Victoria at the Australian Little Athletics Championships

30/03/2015

Congratulations to Kisarna Bernsten, Zoe Cunningham and Renee Herbert on their selection to represent Victoria at the Australian Little Athletics Championships to be held in Perth on the 26th April 2015.

More information can be found on the LAVic website:

http://www.lavic.com.au/News/alac-team-announcement

Records from Round 17 - PB Day

26/03/2015

Congratulations to all our Athletes who competed on PB day, and especially to Summer Leonard, Ashley van Rooyen, Jeremy Ockerby, Amy Tyrrell, Justin Davies, Renee Herbert, Stefan Nel and Molly Butler for breaking records on the day.

Click here for full details

2015 LAVic State Track & Field Championships - this weekend 28th-29th March

26/03/2015

Good luck to our Athletes competing in the 2015 LAVic State Track & Field Championships at Lakeside Stadium this weekend.

Click here for the Parent Duty Roster

More information can be found on our Event page for the State Track & Field Champtionships.

Go Mentone!

Round 17 - Personal Best Day

18/03/2015

Our final round of the season is Personal Best Day, this Saturday 21st March.

Athletes choose a maximum of 3 events (1 track / 2 field or 2 track / 1 field), medals are awarded to all participants at Presentation Day in April.

Competition starts at 8:30am for U6-U8 Athletes, 10:00am for U9-U16 Athletes.

Under 7 Girls are on set-up duty.

Under 10 Boys are on pack-up duty.

2015 PB Day Timetable

Read more....

Round 16 Records and PBs

18/03/2015

Congratulations to Hannah Wilcock, Katherine Noutso, Justin Xuereb, Jeremy Ockerby, Jack Mogensen, Dara Sok and Noah Oliver for their record-breaking efforts on Saturday the 14th of March.  

Click the heading of this article for further details on these records and the PBs achieved on the day.

Round 16 - Saturday 14th March

11/03/2015

Round 16 is on Saturday 14th March.

We will be running Program 3.

Program 3 - Round 16

Under 7 Boys are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 7 Boys please arrive at the track by 7:30am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 11 Girls are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 11 Girls please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

Round 15 Wrap-up - Records and PBs

10/03/2015

Congratulations to Amy Tyrell, Jessica Welford and Kisarna Bernsten for their record-breaking efforts on Saturday the 7th of March.  Click the heading of this article for further details on these records and the PBs achieved on the day.

Notice of Annual General Meeting, 11th April 2015

10/03/2015

Please click through for details of our Annual General Meeting, to take place at 2.30pm on Saturday 11th April in the clubrooms at Dolamore Reserve.  We're always looking for new committee members to help keep the club running smoothly, so if you're interested in helping please click for more info and join us at the AGM.

Notice of Annual General Meeting, 11th April 2015

Round 15 - Saturday 7th March

05/03/2015

Round 15 is on Saturday 7th March (Labour Day Weekend)

We will be running Program 2.

Program 2 - Round 15

Under 8 Girls are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 8 Girls please arrive at the track by 7:30am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 11 Boys are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 11 Boys please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

Round 14 Wrap-up - Records and PBs

03/03/2015

We had so many records and PBs on Saturday that the details won't fit in this news item summary.

Records were broken by the following Athletes:

Hannah Wilcock, Katherine Noutso, Adrian Cole, Dara Sok, Jeremy Ockerby, Tom Wilcock, Noah Oliver, Justin Davies, Kisarna Berntsen, Brendan Smith

Please click the heading for full details

Final Qualifiers for LAVic State Track and Field Championships

03/03/2015

LAVic have posted the list of qualifiers for the State Track and Field Championship to be held at Lakeside Stadium on the weekend of 28-29th March.

Please click here for the updated lists - note there have been some changes due to scratchings

Well done to all our Mentone Athletes who have made it through to the State Championships!

Round 14 - Saturday 28th February

24/02/2015

Round 14 is on Saturday 28th February.

We will be running a revised Program 1, as we have brought the 1500m to the start of the U9-16 session.  It is the same program we were going to run at Round 13 before it was washed-out.

Program 1 - Round 14

Under 8 Boys are on set-up duty.

Under 12 Girls are on pack-up duty.

2015 SMR Track and Field Championships Wrap-Up

24/02/2015

Congratulations to all of our athletes on their wonderful performances at the Region Track & Field over the weekend. We are waiting on some results to be posted but as of now the medal count for Mentone stands at 42 Gold, 50 Silver and 38 Bronze.  An amazing achievement! There were also many other top 8 performances and a stack of PB's so well done to everyone who competed in what were some very hot & sticky conditions.

Click here for more details...

2015 SMR Track and Field Championships - 21st/22nd February - UPDATED ROSTER - No Competition at Mentone

12/02/2015

The 2015 SMR Track and Field Championships are on the 21st/22nd February at Springvale LAC.

There is no competition at Mentone this Saturday 21st February.

Click here for the UPDATED Parent Duty Roster

Click here for the Timetable

Click here for more information

Round 12 Wrap Up - Records and PBs

12/02/2015

We had two Club Records and one Club / Any Venue record on Saturday 7th February.

Club Records - Tom Wilcock 14.16 seconds and Jeremy Ockerby 14.01 seconds in the Under 11 Boys 80m hurdles.

Club / Any Venue Record - Hannah Wilcock Under 9 Girls 80m hurdles 14.19 seconds.

Click the heading for PB details.

 

Round 13 - Saturday 14th February - Revised Program 1

12/02/2015

Round 13 is on Saturday 14th February.

We will be running a revised Program 1, as we have brought the 1500m to the start of the U9-16 session to avoid the heat.

Program 1 - Round 13

Under 6 Girls are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 6 Girls please arrive at the track by 7:30am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 12 Boys are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 12 Boys please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

2015 LAVic State Multi-Event Wrap-Up

06/02/2015

 

Congratulations to the 32 Mentone Athletes (and their parents) who attended the 2015 LAVic State Multi-Event Champtionship last weekend in Moe.

Zoe and Wayne         Highlights of our Athletes' performances were:

         Zoe Cunningham - Gold Medal U13 Girls

         Hannah Wilcock - Bronze Medal U9 Girls

         Jessica Welford - Bronze Medal U14 Girls

         11 other Finalists - 4th to 8th place

 

 

Round 12 - Saturday 7th February

04/02/2015

Round 12 is on Saturday 7th February.

We will be running Program 3

Program 3 - Round 12

Under 6 Boys are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 6 Boys please arrive at the track by 7:30am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 14-16 Girls are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 14-16 Girls please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

 

Friday night coaching sessions for U6-U9 Athletes finished for the season.

29/01/2015

Please note there will be no more Friday night coaching sessions for U6 - U9 Athletes this season.

 

No Competition at Mentone this weekend - LAVic State Multi-Event Championships

27/01/2015

Please note there is no competition at Mentone this weekend (31st January), as a significant proportion of the club will be attending the State Multi-Event Championships in Moe.

Please click here for more information on the State Multi-Event Championships.

Please click here for the Parent Duty Roster.

Round 11 Records and PBs

27/01/2015

Congratulations to the following Athletes for achieving records last weekend:

Jessica Welford - Under 14 Girls 300m Hurdles, 46.03 seconds.

Renee Herbert - Under 13 Girls Shot Put,10.24m.

Click the heading for PB details.

Round 11 - Saturday 24th January

21/01/2015

Round 11 is on Saturday 24th January (Australia Day Weekend).

We will be running Program 2.

Program 2 - Round 11

Under 7 Girls are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 7 Girls please arrive at the track by 7:30am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 14-16 Boys are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 14-16 Boys please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

Round 10 Records and PBs

21/01/2015

Congratulations to the following Athletes for achieving records last weekend:

Amy Tyrrell - U12 Girls 100m Club Record 13.56 seconds

Brendan Smith - U16 Boys Discus Club Record 48.68 metres

Click the heading for PB details.

Round 10 - Mentone Multi Day

14/01/2015

Round 10 (Saturday 17th January) is Multi Day at Mentone.

U9 - U16 Athletes compete for points in a range of events.  Age-group placegetters receive a medal at Presentation Day in April.

U6 - U8 Athletes run a normal program.

Click here for the Multi Day Program (includes U6 - U8 Program).

Under 7 Boys are on set-up duty.

Under 9 Girls are on pack-up duty.

Friday night coaching sessions for U6 - U9 Athletes resume 23rd January

09/01/2015

Our weekly coaching sessions for our U6 - U9 Athletes will resume on the 23rd January.
The sessions are run by Level 2 Coach and Mentone Record Holder, Tess Parton.
The sessions run from 4.30pm - 5.30pm each Friday at Dolomore Reserve and will cover various events each week.
This session is free to all registered Mentone athletes in the U6 - U9 age groups.
No registration necessary, please just arrive on the night.

Register now for LAVic State Multi-Event and Southern Metro Region Track and Field Championships

04/01/2015

Entries for the LAVic State Multi-Event Championships (held in Moe on the 31st Jan / 1st Feb) close on the 13th January.

http://www.lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/State-Multi-Event-Championships

Early-bird entries for the Southern Metro Region Track and Field Championships close on the 16th January.  The event will be held at Springvale Little Athletics Centre (Ross Reserve, Noble Park) on the 21st and 22nd of February.

http://www.lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/Region-Track-Field-Championships

Santa Sprints Christmas Party - Thursday 18th December

16/12/2014

Looks like it is clearing  - we are going ahead as planned.

 

Our 2014 Santa Sprints Christmas Party is on Thursday 18th December.

It is the last event before the Christmas Holidays.

We hope to see you all there!

Click here for more information.

Note - Please wear your chest patches and on arrival please report to the table at the back straight finish line for allocation of your handicap.

Any Venue Record at AV Knockout Round 1

16/12/2014

Congratulations to Stefan Nel for his Any Venue record with a clearance of 1.80m in the U14 Boys High Jump at Round 1 of the AV Knockout competition on the weekend.

Well Done Stefan!

Photos from the 2014 LAVic State Relay Championships

16/12/2014

State Relays Photos are uploaded.

Check them out here.

No Competition at Mentone this weekend - LAVic State Relay Championships

09/12/2014

The LAVic State Relay Championships are on Saturday 13th December.

There is no competition at Mentone this Saturday.

Click here for information on the LAVic State Relay Championships

The Parent Duty Roster can be found here

Round 9 Wrap Up - Records and PBs

09/12/2014

 

Congratulations to the following Athletes for breaking records on the weekend of Round 9:

Hannah Wilcock - Club Record of 1:15.29 in the U9 Girls 400m.

Brendan Smith - Any Venue Record at Shield of 49.03m in the U16 Boys Discus.

Click the heading of this article for details of the PBs achieved at Round 9.

LOST - Multi-tool / Pliers (Leatherman brand), and a padlock

06/12/2014

If you have found a Leatherman brand Multi-Tool (pliers etc) please contact Mark Wilcock (one of the starters) on 0423 077 198.  We are also missing a padlock off the high-jump cage, also contact Mark Wilcock.

State Multi-Event Championships and SMR Track and Field Championships Registrations Open

03/12/2014

Registrations for the State Multi-Event Championship (31st January - 1st February, Moe) and the SMR Track and Field Championships (21 - 22 February, Springvale) are now open:

State Multi-Event Championships

Southern Metropolitan Region Track and Field Championships

Round 9 - Saturday 6th December

03/12/2014

Round 9 is on Saturday 6th December.

We will be running Program 1.

Program 1 - Round 9

Under 8 Girls are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 8 Girls please arrive at the track by 7:30am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 9 Boys are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 9 Boys please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

Round 8 Wrap Up - Records and Pbs

01/12/2014

Congratulations to the following athletes for breaking records over the weekend:

Renee Herbert - Under 13G Club / Any Venue Record of 39.34 metres for Discus

Jessica Welford - Under 14G Club Record of 12.87 seconds for 100m

We also had three Any Venue Records at the National Primary Schools Championships held in Tasmania over Friday and the weekend.

Amy Tyrrell - Under 12G Any Venue Record of 27.84 seconds for 200m

Amy Tyrrell - Under 12G Any Venue Record of 5.02 metres for Long Jump

Justin Davies - Under 12B Any Venue Record of 36.02 metres for Discus

Friday afternoon coaching sessions for U6 - U9 athletes - CANCELLED TONIGHT DUE TO ILLNESS

28/11/2014

Sorry U6 - U9 Athletes, Tess is not well and we haven't been able to find another coach to step in.  Training tonight is cancelled.

Round 8 - Saturday 29th November - UPDATED PROGRAM

25/11/2014

Round 6 is on Saturday 29th November.

We will be running Program 3, note it has been updated:

Program 3 - Round 8

Under 8 Boys are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 8 Boys please arrive at the track by 7:30am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 10 Girls are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 10 Girls please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

 

Waverley LAC Open Day - Sunday 30th November

25/11/2014

Please click the links below for more information on the Waverley LAC Open Day this Sunday.

Waverley Open Day Website

Waverley Open Day 2014 Flyer

SMR Relay Championships Results

24/11/2014

Click here for results and a wrap-up of the SMR Relay Championships

Southern Metropolitan Region Relay Day - this Saturday 22nd November (no competition at Mentone)

19/11/2014

PLEASE NOTE - THE PARENT DUTY ROSTER HAS BEEN UPDATED

Due to the Region Relays being held this Saturday at Springvale athletics track there will be no competition at Mentone. We will return as normal the following Saturday, 29th November.

SMR Relay Day Parent Duty Roster - UPDATED

SMR Relay Day Members Guide and Program

SMR Relay Day Lane Draws

SMR Relay Day Results

Click the article heading for more SMR Relay Day information

Round 7 Records and PBs

19/11/2014

Congratulations to the following athletes for breaking records on Friday night:

Brendan Smith U16 Boys Discus, 47.57 metres (Club Record)

Renee Herbert U13 Girls Discus, 36.77 metres (Club and Any Venue Record)

Stefan Nel U14 Boys High Jump, 1.78 metres (Club and Any Venue Record)

Khoeby Holohan U14 Girls 100m, 12.93 seconds (Club Record)

Click the heading for details of the many PBs achieved at our twilight session.

Thanks to everyone for a successful Relay Day 2014

18/11/2014

Congratulations to Little Athletics Sandringham for winning the Peter Wilkie Perpetual Shield, and thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to make Mentone Relay Day 2014 a very successful day.

Click the heading for more info and results.

Mentone Relay Day - Sunday 16th November

12/11/2014

Relay Day is going ahead, despite the weather.

Mentone Relay Day

Mentone Relay Day Parent Duty Roster

Round 7 - Twilight Session, Friday 15th November

12/11/2014

Round 7 is a twilight session (this Friday night) to accommodate for Mentone Relay Day on Sunday.

There is no session on Saturday.

The program can be found here:

Twilight Program Round 7

Under 12 Girls are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 12 Girls please arrive at the track by 5pm to help prepare for the twilight session.

Under 10 Boys are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 10 Boys please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

Round 6 Records and PBs

11/11/2014

Congratulations to the following athletes for the records they achieved last weekend:

  • Hannah Wilcock for her Club/Any Venue record of 15.28 seconds for the Under 9 Girls 100 metres on Saturday at Mentone.
  • Brendan Smith for his Any Venue record of 49.23 metres for the under 16 Boys Discus at the Vic All Schools Championships on Friday night.

Please click the heading for details of the PBs achieved on Saturday 8th November.

Registrations now open for the Jetstar LAVic U6 - U8 State Carnival

09/11/2014

Registrations are now open for the Jetstar LAVic U6-U8 State Carnival which is being held on Sunday, 7 December at Tom Kelly Reserve, Doncaster.

http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/Jetstar-U6-U8-State-Carnival

Friday afternoon coaching sessions for U6 - U9 athletes - CANCELLED TONIGHT DUE TO HEAT

07/11/2014

Please note the Friday afternoon coaching session for U6 - U9 athletes will not run tonight (7/11/14) due to the hot weather.

Round 6 - Saturday 8th November

06/11/2014

Round 6 is on Saturday 8th November.

We will be running Program 2:

Program 2

Under 6 Girls are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 6 Girls please arrive at the track by 7:30am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 13 Girls are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 13 Girls please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

Please note that set-up and pack-up are separate (yet equally important) duty responsibilities, not included in the general parent duties that should be allocated using the Parent Duty Roster.

Please don't forget to allocate your duties for the season so that we can refund your $50 Duty Bond.

Any Venue Records at School Sport Victoria Champtionships

05/11/2014

We had two Any Venue records achieved at Schools State competitions which have now been highlighted.

Stefan Nel at the Secondary State Track and Field Championships (17th October) Under 14 Boys High Jump - 1.78m

Nick Grech at the Primary State Track and Field Championships (25th October) Under 13 Boys Long Jump - 5.48m

Well Done Athletes!

Round 5 Records and PBs

05/11/2014

Congratulations to the following athletes for the records achieved on Saturday 1st November:

Jessica Welford - Under 14 Girls 100m Mentone Record - 12.96 seconds.

Zoe Cunningham - Under 13 Girls Shot Put Any Venue Record (at the Athletics Victoria Shield event) - 10.66m.

Click the article heading for details of the PBs achieved on Saturday the 1st.

Round 5 - Cup Weekend 1st November - GOING AHEAD WITH REVISED PROGRAM

29/10/2014

The rain appears be clearing, so Round 5 is running as scheduled today.

As it is Cup Weekend, we are running a shorter program.  
All age groups will start warm-up at 8:45am.

Click this link for the program: Program - Cup Weekend

Under 6 Boys are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 6 Boys please arrive at the track by 8:00am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 13 Boys are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 13 Boys please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

Round 4 Records and PBs

29/10/2014

Congratulations to Brendan Smith (U16B) for breaking the Club/Any Venue record with his discus throw of 47.26m on Saturday 25th October.

We also had a huge number of PBs.  Click the heading of this article for more details.

Round 4 - Saturday 25th October

22/10/2014

Round 4 is on Saturday 25th October.

We will be running Program 1:

U6-U8 Program 1

U9-U16 Program 1

Under 7 Girls are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 7 Girls please arrive at the track by 7:30am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 11 Girls are on pack-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 11 Girls please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

Round 3 Wrap Up - 3 Records and lots of PBs

22/10/2014

We had 3 records broken on Saturday, and a lot of athletes achieved multiple Personal Best performances.

The records broken were:

Hannah Wilcock U9G 80m Hurdles 14.85 seconds
Renee Herbert U13G Discus 35.32 metres            
Nicholas Grech U13B 200 metres 26.22 seconds

Click the heading for further details.

Lost Mentone Jacket and new Lost and Found web page

18/10/2014

Round 2 - Sam Bunnage (U12 Boys) lost a size 12 Mentone jacket (no name on it).  Please contact Ross on 0418 360 642 if you have found it.

We've also added a Lost and Found page to the website.

Lost and Found

Please send details to Scott Wilcock (scott.wilcock@optusnet.com.au) to list lost or found items.

Mentone Relay Day Registrations Now Open

15/10/2014

Mentone Relay Day -  Sunday 16th November.

Please click here to visit our Relays Page for more information.

UPDATED PROGRAM: Round 3 - Saturday 18th October

14/10/2014

Round 3 is on Saturday 18th October.

We have updated the Program:

U6-U8 Program 3

U9-U16 Program 3

Under 7 Boys are on set-up duty.  Parent Helpers of Under 7 Boys please arrive at the track by 7:30am to help prepare for the morning.

Under 11 Boys are on pack-up duty.  Please allow time to assist with packing away tents / bunting / flags etc at the end of the session.

Friday afternoon coaching sessions for U6 - U9 athletes

14/10/2014

Commencing this Friday (17th October) we will be offering a weekly coaching session to our younger athletes.

The session will be run by Level 2 Coach and Mentone Record Holder, Tess Parton.

The session will be run from 4.30pm - 5.30pm each Friday at Dolomore Reserve and will cover various events each week.

This session is free to all registered Mentone athletes in the U6 - U9 age groups.

No registration necessary, please just arrive on the night.

Round 2 Records

14/10/2014

We had two records broken at Mentone on Saturday 11th October, and one Any Venue record at the Athletics Victoria Shield event at Knox.

Renee Herbert - Club Record Under 13 Girls Shot Put, 10.18m.

Kaitiaki Herbert - Club/Any Venue Record Under 16 Boys Shot Put, 13.56m.

Brendan Smith - Any Venue Record Under 16 Boys Discus, 46.47m.

Well done!

Round 2 - Saturday 11th October - Click for full details

08/10/2014

Round 2 is on Saturday 11th October.

We will be running Program 2.  Please note that there is a slightly early start for the U9 and U13-16 age groups.

Under 8 Girls are on set-up duty - please arrive at 7:30am.

Under 12 Girls are on pack-up duty.

Round 1 Wrap-Up and Records - A great start to the season

08/10/2014

Thanks to all for a very successful start to the 2014-2015 season.

Congratulations to the following athletes for their outstanding record-breaking performances:

Hannah Wilcock - U9G 60m Hurdles, 11.06 seconds

Kisarna Berntsen - U13G Javelin, 30.17 metres

Fantastic effort girls!

Sportsmart VIP Day - Thursday 9th October

06/10/2014

Sportsmart 20% off VIP Day

Round 1 - Saturday 4th October - Click for full details

26/09/2014

We're all looking forward to seeing everyone for the start of season 2014-15.

Round 1 is on Saturday 4th October.

We will be running Program 1.

Under 8 Boys are on set-up duty - please arrive at 7:30am.

Under 12 Boys are on pack-up duty.

Registrations Now Open

11/08/2014

Registrations for the 2014/2015 Little Athletics season are now open.

Sponsors Update

A big thanks to Eben Nel and T&P Steel for our new Shot Put trolley.

Please click the links below to check out our two exciting offers from Jefferson Ford:

Jefferson Ford Go Further 4UR Community Test Drive at Mentone Relay Day

 Jefferson Ford Fundraiser