Cobram Estate Centre fundraiser & world record attempt

Be part of a world record attempt and raise money for your Centre with Cobram Estate – ‘Go For Gold!’ and raise funds for Knox Little Athletics.

Cobram Estate is inviting Little Athletics Victoria families & friends to enter the Guinness Book of Records by joining The World’s Biggest Virtual Olive Oil Tasting, and raising money for Little Aths Centres.

The ‘World’s Biggest Olive Oil Tasting’ is happening on Thursday 28th October at 7.30pm – 8.30pm, online…from the comfort of home!

For the cost of a $10, participants will receive a tasting kit: four 50ml bottles of Cobram Estate oils, five official tasting cups, a selection of Stone and Grove olive leaf teas, a range of online offers, and the chance to be part of an official world record!

100% of the $10 registration fee will be donated to Knox LAC when registering with the Knox LAC Centre promo code.

About the event

Participants will join celebrity wellness expert Dr Joanna McMillan, chief oil maker Leandro Ravetti and Cobram Estate co-founder and chairman Rob McGavin online.

Leandro will lead the tasting and talk about food pairings, Dr Jo will tell everyone about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and the Mediterranean diet, and there’ll be a live Q&A session.

On the night entrants can go in the draw to WIN
10 people will WIN a year’s supply of Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
10 people will WIN a Limited Edition GOLD label Ultra Premium Hojiblanca.

To read the press release, click HERE.

Registrations close on Thursday 30th September.

For more information and to register:
Go to the registration page;
Click the ‘Book Now’ button;
Click the ‘Enter promo code’ link (top left) on the ‘eventbrite’ booking page;
Key in the Centre promo code – LAVIC23

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Season 2021/22 Track and Field Update

Preseason/Tryout Days Postponed

As everyone will be aware, with the current Covid situation and restrictions still in place, there is little chance of Track and Field training sessions and the preseason/tryout days happening in September. There is also a strong likelihood of a delayed start to the season.

Therefore, to clarify, the proposed preseason/tryout days scheduled for the 11th and 18th September will not go ahead.

The Executive Committee is working on an updated calendar, with a number of options to get the season started as quickly as we can once restrictions ease and community sport can resume.

Knox LAC Training

Sanctioned training remains suspended and the track remains closed. We will advise everyone once training can resume.

For those athletes that are also AV members, AV have recently reminded members and coaches about training during lockdown and provided the following advice:

We have been notified that some members of our community may not be following the rules set out by the Victorian Government. As members of the wider community, we need to continue to work together over the coming weeks to follow the directions in place. For the overwhelming majority of our community, I thank you for following the rules so stringently. 

We have also received some questions regarding the Government’s advice and protocols surrounding physical exercise during this lockdown.

The restrictions confirm that “Non-professional outdoor sports practices and games are not permitted under the lockdown restrictions.”
This indicates that physical coaching with another individual(s) at a park, venue, track, or similar outdoor/indoor space is not permitted. You can still engage with athletes via video applications or a phone call to discuss training. Individuals may be able to incorporate these coaching directions during their permitted exercise under the current restrictions. 

Seeking a Canteen Manager

The centre is still seeking a person to take on the role as canteen manager. This is a paid role within the Centre, looking after the canteen on a weekly basis. If you are interested, or would like further information, please contact Kris Shipham at

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2021 Cross Country Season To End

With the current covid restrictions in place until the 2nd September 2021, there is little chance of being able to schedule the Cross Country Championship Day prior to the end of athlete registration period for the 2020/21 season on the 31st August.

Therefore, the Knox Cross Country Committee has made the decision to call an end to the Cross Country Season for 2021.

While it is disappointing to end the season this way, there has been sufficient cross country competition to be able to determine awards and trophies for the season. These will be presented at a date to be determined.

Knox LAC thanks all the athletes, families and the volunteer helpers, from Knox LAC, Sherbrooke LAC and Waverley LAC, and others that provided support each week during the cross country season.

To the Under 16 athletes who have finished their little athletics journey with us, we wish you all good luck for your future endeavours.

To all our other athletes we move to Summer Track and Field. The registration portal is open and we hope to see you all in October for the start of the Summer Track and Field Season.

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2021-22 Summer Track and Field Season Launch – Registration Portal Open

With the 2021-22 season almost upon us Knox LAC is pleased to announce that our season will formally start on 2 October 2021.

The registration portal has opened and returning and new athletes are welcome to register for Season 2021/22 Track and Field.

Existing athletes will receive an email from LAVic with the registration details. If you don’t receive an email or you are new to little aths you can register via the link below.

While our season starts on 2nd October 20021, there will be a preseason competition to get everyone involved and back to the track. It will also give new athletes and families a chance to try out and to see how we run athletics before the season starts.


The Executive Committee has drafted the calendar with the following key dates for the start of season.

August 14 – 2021 -22 Season Registration Portal Opens
September 4 – Working Bee
September 11 – Chiefs Officials Training, Preseason Week 1 and Try Out Day
September 18 – Preseason Week 2 and Try Out Day
October 2 – Week 1 – Program A and Opening Ceremony

A finalised calendar will be published over the coming days. Please note that these dates are subject to change due to the ever changing situation with Covid.

Knox LAC Pre Season Training

We are also working towards getting preseason training up and running as soon as we can. We are waiting on confirmation from LAVic as to when sanctioned training can start and what Covid protocols will be in place following the current lockdown.

Updates to training schedules will be provided in the coming days. Please check the coaching page on our website for updates.

There will be further updates on the season as the information comes to hand. Please keep checking the website and our Facebook Page for the latest information.

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Covid Update 12 August 2021 – State Cross Country Championship Cancelled

LAVic this evening advised centres that the due to the ongoing Covid situation that it was becoming increasing difficult to hold the State Cross Country Championship. LAVic have therefore decided to cancel the event.

LAVic advised in a memo:

The disappointing decision has been taken to cancel the 2021 State Cross-Country Championships (currently postponed).

The State Government ‘Public Event Framework’, under which LAVic is permitted to conduct its Region and State events, has been suspended indefinitely; further, the conditions for its phased re-introduction is unknown. This, in addition to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the extension of the current lockdown for Metropolitan Melbourne until at least Thursday 19th August, were major factors in these decisions. LAVic cannot confidently deliver these events safely or credibly any time soon.

We understand that – as with the cancellation of other Region Carnivals and State Championship events over the past 18 months – this will greatly disappoint our Little Aths community, and in particular, those athletes that have continued to train in the hope that the State Cross-Country Championships might be held.

While this is disappointing for the cross country season, no decision has been made on the future of the Knox Cross Country Championship Day or the Presentation Night. We are are monitoring updates and will advise members as the situation unfolds.

The Executive Committee continues to move ahead with planning for the summer track and field season. Please look out for further announcements over the coming week.

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