Registrations for 2014/15 track & field are now open!

For information on how to register, see How do I register? on our website.

Save the dates
Sat 6Sept Registration day 9-11am
Mon 8Sept Pre-season training starts 5pm
Sat 20Sept Tryout day 10.30-12noon
Sun 28Sept Working bee 9-11am
Sat 4October Track & field season starts 8.30am

New sponsor
Our members will receive a discount entry card to Jump Deck for 12 months. We’re currently organising pre-season discount group bookings for mid-September.

Coaching Camps
Entries are open for LA Vic Coaching Camps in November 2014. Knox Little Athletics Centre discount applies.

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Knox and club websites unavailable Sun 17Aug

Please note that our Knox website and all linked club websites (those on klac23.org.au) may be unavailable all day this Sunday 17 August due to maintenance at our host’s site.

Should you need any assistance during this time, please email info@klac23.org.au or post your question on our Facebook page.

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New major sponsor for Knox LAC

Knox Little Athletics Centre is proud to announce a new major sponsor, Jump Deck.

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www.jumpdeck.com.au
123 Lewis Rd, Knoxfield
Phone: 1300 586 733 or 9801 0909

Our athletes will receive a discount entry card for 12 months starting September 2014.

We will launch the sponsorship with Jump Deck in mid-September with a few mid-week group sessions for our coaches and athletes. Keep an eye on our website for more info closer to the date.

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Knox CC Champs – Open to other centres

Our cross country champs meet next week is open to other centres to attend.

No need to register. No cost. Just turn up in your centre uniform ready to run.

When: Sat 9August
Where: Jells Park North
When: First race starts at 9am

There will also be a 1500m parents’ race.

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EMR Coaching Camps U10 to U15 – Nov14

LAVic have organised coaching camps for registered athletes in the Eastern Metropolitan Region.

Knox LAC encourage their athletes to attend, and are offering a cash-back incentive for those that register and attend the camp.

When:
Fri14-Sun16 November (U12-15)
Fri28-Sun30 November (U10-11)

Where: Alexandra Adventure Resort - Murrays Road, Alexandra
(off Maroondah Hwy)

Cost: $180 per athlete

Knox LAC will contribute $1000 towards registrations for Knox athletes. Depending on how many Knox athletes attend, between $50-100 of the registration cost could be refunded per athlete.

This offer is not to be missed!

How do I register?

  1. Register online with LAVIC
  2. Pay the full cost of $180 when registering
  3. Notify the Centre President that you have registered.

Knox will also be sending a coach to both camps this year to help coach and supervise the children.

Fore more information: Check out the camp’s website, see the camp brochure and contact Steve Lillie on 0409 231 380.

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Knox CC Champs Day and Presentation Night

Champs Day

Championship Day will be held on Saturday 9 August at Jells Park North (Waverley Road entry) and is open to ALL registered athletes – from Knox and other centres. The day is run like any normal day of competition with the addition of qualified Knox athletes (participated at 60% or more CC comp days) also vying for medals and bragging rights within their age group. The medals are handed out later that day at our end of season Presentation Night.

Presentation Night

Presentation Night kicks off at 7pm at St Joseph’s Hall, Boronia (note the later start time this year) and the theme for the evening is to come along as your “Favourite Book Character”. This is a great way to wrap up our cross country season and I encourage all families to grab some nibbles and drinks (and don’t forget to bring the kids as well) and get along to St Joey’s Hall for a relaxed and enjoyable evening. See the flyer for more info.

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State CC Champs Wrap Up

Well done to all the Knox athletes who competed at the State Championships last weekend and a big thank you to those parents who assisted with duty. You can check out the photos. This coming Saturday, we return to normal competition at Tirhatuan Park and it would be good to see all athletes in attendance for their last run before Championship Day.

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Little Athletics Program for Schools (LAPS)

While the Commonwealth Games are held in Glasgow, the Knox Little Athletics Centre invites schools in the Knox region to participate in the Little Athletics Program for Schools – LAPS.

The program involves an Athletics Development Officer (ADO) from Little Athletics Victoria and a representative from the Knox Little Athletes Centre visiting schools and conducting a modified athletics session.

The program:

  • Provides a fun packed athletics session for students in Prep to Grade 4.
  • Activities teach fundamental motor and athletics skills, that are age appropriate and caters for all ability levels.
  • Sessions are 45 minutes each, and limited to 30 students (one class) per session, up to 6 sessions per day.
  • Enables schools to create a direct link with the Knox Little Athletics Centre.
  • On successful completion of the program and after a copy of the school’s newsletter advertising Little Athletics is sent to LAVic, a free CD resource is supplied.

If you would like the LAPS to visit your school, please complete the booking form and send it to office@lavic.com.au. If you are a student wanting us to visit your school, you can print the form and hand it to your PE teacher.

For more information, please contact Claire Lillie (School Liaison Co-ordinator) on 0421 300 467.

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CC Open Day Wrap-up

Last Saturday, 330 athletes from more than 20 different centres converged on Nortons Park for the annual Knox Open Day. Continue reading

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