KLAC Centre Executive Changes

Knox Little Athletics held its AGM last Monday night via Zoom & there are a few changes to the Centre’s Executive Committee.

After 10 seasons & various roles over the years Steve Lillie has stepped down as President. Steve was also awarded Life Membership of Knox Little Athletics Club.

Claire Lillie was presented with a Distinguished Services award for all her hard work over the past 10 seasons.

Congratulations to David Kearsley who is the new President of Knox Little Athletics Club.

After 8 years Rob Monteath has stepped down as Secretary, congratulations to Susan Kindler who is the new Secretary for the Centre.

The position of Registrar has not been filled, so if you are interested, please email secretary@klac23.org.au for more information

Well done to Steve, Claire & Rob for all of your hard work over the years

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Knox Park Track Closure

With the recent Government announcement of stage 3 lockdowns the Knox City Council has now advised that the track needs to be closed for all activities.
This means both the pavilion and the track, including individual use.

We understand this is frustrating, but please try & stay active. You can train in public parks, but with no more than two (2) people (unless all living under the same roof) & be careful

If you do not have a training program, talk to one of our coaches.

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy.

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KLAC AGM – 27th July 2020

The Knox Little Athletics Club intends to hold its AGM on Monday the 27th July 2020 at 7.30pm. (this was originally scheduled for the 27th April but was postponed due to COVID-19.)

We will monitor whatever restrictions are in place at the time as far as numbers go, but we intend to go ahead even if we have to run it via Zoom.

Each club will need have at least one representative attend. As you can appreciate the whole COVID-19 situation is dynamic & changing almost daily, so details will be communicated closer the 27th July.

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2020 State Cross Country Championships

The Victorian State Government recently announced a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions from the 22nd June, paving the way for the resumption of children’s sporting competition. LAVic is currently waiting on further detailed advice from Sport & Recreation Victoria on this.

In the meantime, LAVic is pleased to announce that our State Cross-Country Championships will be now be held on Saturday 22nd August at Lake Dewar Lodge, Myrniong. The qualification will be by direct entry, and the event will also include a ‘Virtual State Cross-Country Relay’.

All other details, inclusive of the registration portal, will be released in coming days. Additionally, the LAVic membership portal will be opening up again soon to accept Cross-Country memberships.

Further details on this will also be released shortly.

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Knox Track Reopening With Limited Access

The Board of Management have received advice from the Knox City Council that the track can be opened again on a limited basis.

At this stage LAVic have not advised when coaching can recommence, so any Little Athletics members will be able use the track primarily for running by themselves or in small socially distant groups.

Please note the following:

For the immediate future entry to the track will be through the turnstile gate.

Social distancing requirements apply & careful attention to hygiene will be critical to the ongoing return to sport. 

Athletes will have to use their own equipment

Use of the Grandstand & Pavilion rooms is not permitted

Use of the Gymnasium is not permitted

Toilets – Only the Grandstand end toilets will be open for use

Any changes to the above restrictions will be advised in due course

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Light Up The Dawn With Our ANZAC Spirit

ANZAC Day will never be cancelled, it’s just different this year, but we can still support our veterans this ANZAC day by doing a couple things:

On April 25th , many of us would normally attend one of the local ANZAC commemorative services at Bayswater RSL and the Boronia RSL or at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

As the Last Post is played during the Dawn Service , RSL Victoria is asking everyone to #StandTo and #LightUpTheDawn – to walk outside, stand in your yard, driveway, or on your balcony and observe a minute of silence in respect of our veterans. Just grab a candle, a torch or your phone and stand at the end of your driveway at 6am.

If you can, take a picture and share it with loved ones or on social media using the hashtag #StandTo #LightUpTheDawn .

We also know what a huge difference all our donations make in helping veterans and their families in the community – accessing physical and mental healthcare, adjusting back to civilian life, and accessing the support they need to make ends meet. Think of every ANZAC Badge on every lapel in those crowds of thousands we’d usually see. Maybe you would’ve bought one at the train station on your way to work, or down the street from a local RSL volunteer.

Those donations are still vitally important – so if you can, please consider donating to the ANZAC Day Appeal here: https://anzacappeal.com.au/

Together, although we are apart, we can amplify our commitment to the ANZAC spirit.

Lest We Forget.

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Training Videos for Exercise & Training. Things to do whilst in ISO.

Starting to get a little bit bored & need some ideas or inspiration while you are in ISO?

Mike Donato has uploaded a fair bit of content onto Youtube with the assistance of a select group of interns, assistant coaches, members from the sprint & throws squad,  he has recorded a wide range if exercise warm-ups, athletic training & gym workout sessions for athletes & parents to do at home while we are all in lockdown.

The videos will cover, foam rolling, a variety of warm-ups, activation & mobility, exercising at home using household equipment, circuit training, body weight training, introduction to barbells, introduction to olympic lifting, introduction to dumbbells, introduction to kettle bells, medicine ball, dumbbell, barbell & kettlebell workouts, speed & agility workouts, T&F event specific workouts, core workouts, stretching & more.

To find it Click here

You can see a series of themed playlists by clicking here

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Track Closed

The Knox City Council has advised the Board of Management that the track needs to be closed.

New padlocks have been placed on both gates & turnstile. Signage will be put up next week.

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KLAC’s AGM Postponed

The AGM that was scheduled for the 27th April has been postponed due Covid-19 pandemic.

Under KLAC’s constitution 28.1, the AGM must be held within 5 months after the 31st March.

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Coronavirus – Update from Little Athletics Victoria

Little Athletics Victoria is advising all its affiliated Centres to cease all Little Athletics-related activities, thus bringing the 19/20 track & field season to an early close. This applies to training, Centre competition, Centre Championships events, Open Days etc. Centres should give consideration to delaying proceeding with Presentation Days to a more suitable date.

To see the official statement from LAVIC see here

The Knox Executive Committee will meet to discuss the ramifications of this announcement & will look at trying to reschedule Championship Day to a later date when we get approval from LAVIC. This will be communicated at the earliest opportunity.

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