Knox and Keilor dominated Box Hill relays this year with Knox finishing on top of the medal tally.
Knox won a total of 32 medals, including 11 gold; that’s twice as many gold as last year, wow! We would have finished 2nd if it wasn’t for Jaydan Wigney’s blistering pace in the final leg of the U9 boys 800m medley where he passed three other teams on the final lap in the second last race of the day. Congratulations to Jaydan and the U9 boys on their gold medal win!
Congratulations also to all of the Knox coaches, team manager’s, athletes and families who participated and supported Knox Little Athletics Centre in the lead up and on the day. It was a massive effort to get 122 team entries in 94 events.
Check out all the great photos on the website.
We’re all looking forward to the Eastern Metro Region relay day on Sunday 23rd November at Doncaster. It promises to be another fantastic day!
We had a fantastic day at Box Hill invitational relays on today. All Knox athletes participated with the Knox spirit – great sportsmanship, enthusiasm and friendships developed and strengthened. Knox won heaps of medals, too many to mention, and everyone had a great day.
When it started to get hot around lunchtime, competing athletes and friends enjoyed the free ice-poles provided by the Team Managers. Thanks Mirella, Brett and Steve. Karen also helped with fitting out our athletes and coaches in Knox tops on the day.
It was great to see all the parents along the back straight cheering as the athletes ran past. What a fantastic feeling. We even saw the odd tear as we celebrated success with pride. For the people who stayed around for the last two races, we witnessed some of the best runs you’ll ever see. Believe it or not, it was actually the U9 boys and girls who were amazing; the determination especially from our U9 boys team was second to none. How great was the final medal ceremony right at the end?
Thank-you to all the coaches for their time and effort so far.
We also want to thank a very special person, Stephen Hough who setup ‘tent city’ on Saturday, coached the U15’s and U8’s and was Relay Co-ordinator for Knox. Stephen is a fantastic volunteer every other athletics centre would love to have; he does a great job at the track and behind the scenes.
Keep an eye out for all the great photos taken by our Knox photographers on the day.
Dear U7-U11 athletes,
Please note that Monday’s session with Nevenka and Katherine will not run on Cup Eve (3rd November). We will be back recharged the following week.
We hope that your child has learnt some basic skills that can help them in their events and that they are having fun along the way. Looking forward to seeing you back at training on Monday 10th November.
Nev & Katherine
Come train with great coaches, learn new skills and make some new friends!
We will have a specialist coach from Little Athletics Victoria and all the Knox coaches.
Athletes will rotate every 20 minutes from one event to another.
Free BBQ including drinks and lollies for athletes.
When: Sunday 9 November 2014
- U6-U10: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
- U11-U16: 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm
Where: Knox Athletics Track
We have quite a few teams participating at Box Hill on Sunday.
Hagenauer Reserve, Barwon Street Box Hill
Knox tents are usually setup along the back straight.
Sunday 26 October. Athletes are asked to arrive by 8am, and the first events start at 8:30am. Last events may finish around 5:30pm.
Team Managers / Coaches will be in contact with athletes with a list of events and times that they are competing in. These may be given out at the Twilight meet on Saturday 24 Oct.
What to bring:
All athletes must wear the gold and black Knox Centre uniform – make sure you remove any IGA patches.
It can be a long day, so bring plenty of healthy food and drinks.
Don’t forget to bring sunscreen!
There will be no duty roster for this event. If any assistance is required, helpers may be identified on the day.
Any questions, please contact your coach directly.
Our next meet is on Friday 24 October and starts at 6pm.
Competition is usually finished by 9pm.
Athletes and their families are encouraged to wear pink this Friday, and make a donation to support the McGrath Foundation.
Athletes must wear their number patch in order to compete, but can wear something pink instead of their club uniform.
If you are on duty, please check-in by 5:45pm.
The track will not be available for use on Sunday 26 October, due to the annual Australian Air League sports carnival being held at the Knox track. The carnival is due to finish at approximately 2.30pm.
Therefore, there will be no access for Knox LAC training on Sunday 26 October – including High Jump and Throws.
For training options, please see the Training page or contact your coach directly.
Note: Relay Teams will be competing at Box Hill on this day.
Mentone Little Athletics Centre will be holding their Annual Relay Open Day on Sunday 16 November 2014, commencing at 9.30am.
They have made a couple of changes to the program, and will be awarding batons to all members of first, second and third placed teams and entries will only be accepted online.
Under 8 teams are also welcome for the 4x100m relay event. This is a great introduction to the Relay competition for the following season.
The entry fee per team remains at $15.
Entries close at 8pm Friday 7 November.
No late entries will be accepted on the day.
A timetable will be available on their website closer to the date. As a rough guide the following are the estimated timeframes for each block of events:
9:30am – 12:00pm 4x200m
12:30pm – 3:00pm 4x100m
3:00pm – 5:00pm Medley’s
This is a great warm up for Region Relays!
Bring a friend
Do you have a friend that might like to try out little aths? Why not ask them to come down next Saturday to have a go! Just make sure they wear appropriate clothes and footwear for little aths, and that they check-in WITH YOUR CLUB to get a temporary patch.
Arrive early for U13-U16 events
8am start for U13 – U16 300mH and U11 – U12 walks
Uniforms and sportswear for sale
The uniform shop will be open on Saturday, and Diadora and Safelace will also be back with their goodies for sale.
Do you still have an IGA patch on your uniform?
If you do, please remove it from your club and centre uniforms.