Northern Metro Region Combined Event - an opportunity for all round athletes

This seasons’ Combined Event is on Sunday the 10th November 2019 at Broadmeadows Valley Park, Meadow Heights.

The combined event requires the athlete to compete in 5, 6 or 7 events and each event results are allocated points. The points for each event are then totalled together to give an overall point score for the athlete for the day.

The events each age group will compete in are as follows:

GIRLS:

U/9 & U/10:                  100m   60 hurdles     800m   Long Jump       Shot Put

U/11, U/12 & U/13:     100m    80 hurdles     800m   Long Jump       Shot Put

U/14:                            200m    80 hurdles     800m   Long Jump       Shot Put   High Jump

U/15 & U/16:               200m    90 hurdles    800m  Long Jump  Shot Put    High Jump   Javelin

 

BOYS:

U/9 & U/10:                  100m   60 hurdles     800m   Long Jump       Discus

U/11, U/12 & U/13:     100m    80 hurdles     800m   Long Jump       Discus

U/14:                            100m    90 hurdles     800m   Long Jump       Discus       High Jump

U/15 & U/16:               100m  100 hurdles    800m   Long Jump   Discus   High Jump     Javelin

 

If you are interested in competing in this NMR Combined Event please email me directly with athletes name and age group by Saturday the 26th October

 

The club has to enter all Keilor Athletes together and must be submitted by 27th October.

 

Michelle Graham

mtgraham67@hotmail.com

 

 

KLAC Relay Program - a great opportunity to get make friends, and maybe even win a medal

Track and field Relays are a great opportunity for U9 to U16 athletes to deepen their friendships while they compete in a team version of athletics.

Relay events include

  • 4 x 100m

  • 4 x 200m

  • Medley   (2 x 100m 1 x 200m  1x400m)

  • Teams can be all boys, all girls or mixed.

Keilor has a long history of success at regional and state relays. We have won many gold medals, set regional, state and national records culminating in topping the medal table in the 2017 and 2018 State Relay Championships.

This success is an accumulation of our talented athletes training hard with our dedicated relay coaches who harness this talent into competitive teams. 

As with other regional and state events, Keilor encourages participation from all athletes in our relay program. Whilst the membership of the 'A' team in each age group is determined by performance and ability to work as a team, we try to create as many B, C and D teams as possible in order to give all Keilor athletes an opportunity to participate in the relay experience.

In September and October, Keilor starts to form our relay teams. We attempt to contact all eligible athletes during this period, however if you have not heard from anyone and would like to be involved, please contact our relay coaches listed below or relay manager Michelle Graham at mtgraham67@hotmail.com.

 

Important dates for relay teams

  • Sunday 10th November - Box Hill Relay Day

  • Saturday 23rd November - Regional Relay Competition

  • Saturday 14th December - State Relays at Casey Fields

 

If you are interested in competing in any of the relay team’s please contact the coach for your age group listed below

U/9 Boys and Girls: Wayne Hosking, warren.hosking@hotmail.com

U/10 Boys and Girls: Zlatan Gec, zgec@hotmail.com

U/11 Boys and Girls: Tim Golder, tim.golder@allens.com.au

U/12 Boys and Girls:, Tim Golder, tim.golder@allens.com.au

U/13 Boys and Girls:, Louise Muse   &   Michelle Graham      louise.muse@hotmail.com, mtgraham67@hotmail.com

U14 Boys and Girls: Steve Scodella    scodella@bigpond.com

 U/15 Boys and Girls: Sinead McEvoy          smcevoy05@gmail.com

 U/16 Boys and Girls: Tim Golder tim.golder@allens.com.au

Introduced Fixed (almost) Programs at KLAC - and this will affect rosters as well.

Keilor has traditionally run a program that changed every week. While this has worked in the past, this season we are trying instead to rotate through three fixed programs, found below.

Every regular points week we will run one of these fixed programs, either A, B or C, and you can see which program will be run in each week on the calendar - and well as look up the program via a link in the calendar.

Why the change? Fixed programs give greater predictability to families. After a while we expect many people will become familiar with the different programs, providing something to look forward to.

However, when we say fixed programs…they are almost fixed. There might be some minor variations in how we deliver the programs on a week by week basis, but on the whole they are fixed.

And if rains one week, and we miss a program? We will move to the next program on the following week, and not attempt instead to run the missing program.

The same will also apply to the dury roster. We will ask all families to commit to helping out every A, B or C program set of dates, via the roster form found below.

One final note - these programs are what we will aim to deliver. Sometimes things don’t always work on the day, and changes have to be made. This is the nature of children’s sport.

Season registrations now open!

Registrations are now open for the 2019/20 season

Our fees for the 2019/20 season are:

  • 1 athlete: $215

  • 2 athletes in one family: $360

  • 3 athletes in one family: $455

  • 4 athletes in one family: $460

  • Cross country season only: $65 per athlete

The links for new and existing members are shown below:

(Existing members - check your email for your login and password details).

Prospective members - not sure yet?

Check out our Come and Try days on 14th and 21st September - no obligation, no fees payable.

We have a winner! KLAC 50th Anniversary Slogan competition

Firstly, thank you to all entrants in for our 50th Anniversary slogan competition.

In the end we received 44 entries. The committee assessed these at its most recent meeting, using a ‘blind’ voting process - no one else apart from the contest organiser knew who submitted each entry.

There could only be one winner, but we should acknowledge the two runner ups:

  • Calvin Lloyd

  • Peter McMenamin

However the winner was Rachel Pellow, with the slogan:

Team Keilor - 50 years of gold

Well done to Rachel and indeed to all whom entered. We ended up with a short list of 12 different slogans, which gives some idea of how tough it was to judge.

Rachel will receive a $100 gift voucher as a prize - well done again!

2019 Northern Metro Region Cross Country

Congratulations to our 24 Keilor athletes who competed on Saturday at the NMR Cross Country competition hosted by Essendon Little Athletics Club.

In a mixture of weather conditions from cold and wet to sunny our athletes competed against other athletes from around the region to produce some strong running and many personal best performances.

Keilor finished 3rd overall in the clubs competing. Well Done Team Keilor.

Congratulations to our individual and team medal winners.

Individual:

  •  U/9               Sienna Gec              Gold              &     Hannah Gec                 Silver

  • U/10              Zac Mozjerin            Bronze          &     Abby Pellow        Bronze      

  • U/11              Alicia Gec                Silver            

  • U/13              Sam Scodella          Silver              &     Lara Sacaner      Silver

  • U/15             Jackson Mc Menamin Bronze     &       Talia Roshier     Silver

  • U/16              Alyssa de Martino   Silver

 

Team:

  • U/9   Girls:     Gold

  • U/11 Girls:     Silver

  • U/12 Boys:    Bronze

  • U/13 Girls:     Silver

  • U/15 Girls:     Gold

A big thank you to our families for their support and performing duties throughout the morning.

We wish all our athletes GOOD LUCK at the State Cross Country event in August.

Go team Keilor!

Michelle Graham

KLAC 50th Anniversary Celebrations - Sat 8th Feb 2020 - Save the date! Spread the word!

50 years ago this summer, a group of people came together to form Keilor Little Athletics - and we think that both this, and the 50 years of effort and achievement since then, are well worth celebrating.

And we plan to do this on Saturday 8th February 2020, with both:

  • Some special events for our athletes during our regular Sat morning program on that day

  • A function in that evening for parents, former athletes, life members, and former officials. Most likely to be held at a function centre in our area.

Planning is starting for both events, but we need your help, by:

  1. Putting this date aside, marking it in your calendar.

  2. Spreading the word to those who might be interested, especially past members.

  3. Helping us pull together old photos, programs etc. Unfortunately our record keeping over the last 50 years has been mixed (in particular before 1999) and it would be great to be able to fill in the gaps. Old photographs and KLAC documents can provide an invaluable perspective to what came before.

If you do have such old documents, or information about the club prior to 1999, please help the club by coming back to us, either emailing or calling/messaging Wayne at keilor@lavic.com.au, or 0478 787 587.

Keilor athletes excel at ALAC

Every year Little Athletics Victoria selects their best U13 athletes to represent Victoria at the Australian Little Athletics Championships. On most year we would be very pleased to have one Keilor athlete make the team. In 2018 we had two athletes selected and were very proud - and in 2019 we had 4 athlete selected, truly a stellar year that may not be repeated for some time.

These four outstanding athletes were:

  • Max Busuttil

  • Marco Spagnuolo

  • Dilan Egodawatte

  • Chanachai Kankratok (also known as ‘Lai’)

ALAC has just been held in Hobart this weekend - so how did they go?

  • Lai - Silver in Long Jump, and 100m, Bronze in 200m, part of silver medal winning 4*100 relay team

  • Dilan - Silver in 800m

  • Marco - Silver in Triple Jump, part of silver medal winning 4*100 relay team

  • Max - Silver in 4*100 relay team

So outstanding results at national level for all of the athletes - Keilor is very proud of you all!

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The image above show all four of the athletes, while the image below shows the silver medal relay team featuring Max, Lai and Marco.

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Cross-country

Cross-country season is well under way and runs through to mid August - the full list of dates is published below. During the season LA Vic will host cross country relays, region and state events. These events are published below with the cut off entry date also listed. No late entries will be submitted.

Some clubs are also hosting Open Days with online registrations open for these events via the links further down.

Unlike track and field in the summer, the venue for cross-country events moves around, with locations including the Abefeldie athletics track in Essendon, our track at Keilor, Coburg, Preston-Reservoir, and Sunbury. There are also regional and state championships. 

Cross-country involves athletes running one event, with (approximate) distances listed below. Keilor joins in with a group of other clubs to hold these events.

Cross-country events are never cancelled for wet or cold weather - instead please ensure that your athletes are dressed appropriately, which can include long black pants, and warm black tops under the Keilor top. Subway name patches are still required.

There are also cross-country and road relay events, over the same distances.

Keilor members who have have joined for the summer track and field season can compete in cross-country without paying additional registration fees, although event fees may be payable.

In addition athletes who did not register for the summer season can join for the cross-country season only, for just $65 per athlete, via the link below:

Cross Country Dates

(Note that on some dates there are both local and state events - athletes will need to choose between events.. Keilor normally tries to arrange teams for as many state events as possible)

  • 4th May      8:30am    Essendon

  • 11th May    9:00am   Essendon

  • 18th May    9:00am   Keilor

  • 25th May    9:00am  Sunbury

  • 1st June     9:00am   Coburg

  • 1st June     State Cross Country Relay Event Cruden Farm, Langwarrin

  • 8th June 10:00am Division One Open Day at Essendon

  • 15th June 10:00am  Sunbury Open Day

  • 22nd June 10:00am  Region Cross Country at Essendon

  • 29th June    9:00am     Coburg

  • 6th July    9:00am    Essendon

  • 6th July          State Road Relays Sandown Racecourse (more info via link below)

    http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/2019-state-road-relay-championships  

  • 13th July   9:00am     Coburg

  • 20th July 10:00am   Essendon Open Day

  • 27th July No cross-country this weekend

  • 3rd August      State Cross Country Lake Dewar, Myrniong (more info via link below)

    http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/2019-state-cross-country-championships

  • 10th August 9:00am  Super Handicap & Presentation Day at  Essendon

Cross country distances:

U6                   Boys & Girls              500m

U7-8               Boys & Girls              1000m

U9-10             Boys & Girls              1500m

U11-12           Boys & Girls              2000m

U13-16           Boys & Girls              3000m

 

Cross-country venues

Coburg                      Harold Stevens Athletics Track, Outlook Road

Essendon                  Moonee Valley Athletics Track, Corio Street

Keilor                         Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Stadium Drive

Preston Reservoir     Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir

Sunbury                     Jackson Street Reserve, Jackson Street

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Congratulations to our 2018/19 Centre Champions - and Volunteer of the Year

At the conclusion of the track and field season, Keilor Little Athletics awards a number of trophies, including Boys and Girls Champion, and Volunteer of the Year.

The Boys and Girls Champion are chosen based on points based system, which rewards both participation and performances. This system has been carefully calibrated so that athletes from any group can win this.

The Volunteer of the Year is selected by the committee, and is always a difficult decision for the committee to make, as there are always many suitable nominees.

The winners of these awards for the 2018/19 track and field season are:


  • Girls Champion - U9 Sienna Gec. Sienna has had quite a season, also winning two golds medals at the State Track and Field Events, a gold medal at the State Relay Championships, and the U9 gold medal at the State Multi-event.

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Boys Champion - U10 Koby Bewick . Koby is our centre champion for the second year running, and besides this award, won two bronze medals at State Track and Field, and also a gold and two silver medals at the state relay championships.

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  • Volunteer of the Year - Michelle Graham. Michelle has the very challenging role of managing Team Keilor at regional and state events, which involves liaising with regional and state bodies, monitoring participation, creating a roster list, managing a roster list on the day, liaising with event directors, dealing with all participation families, and then writing a post-match report. Altogether this is a huge committment, and Michelle does this in a very calm and friendly manner.

Michelle, like Sienna above is shown with our outgoing Centre President Aaron Carmichael. Aaron had the very difficult job of Centre President for a year, and left the centre in very good shape - we thank Aaron greatly for his hard work during the year.

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Tim Golder and Warren Hosking Handicap events

Presentation Day was another successful day, with many many athlete taking away medals or trophies. And as always, the day included the finals of the Tim Golder 100m Handicap, and the running of the 800m handicap.

A great set of photos is found on our Facebook page - and some of these are shown below.

Congratulations to our all participants for the Tim Golder 100m and the Warren Hosking 800m Handicaps : and the winners were:

Tim Golder 100m Handicap

  • Girls - Winner was Chloe Agars, runner up Jasmine Galang

  • Boys - Winner was Max Busuttil, runner up Pedro Gounder

Warren Hosking 800m Handicap

  • Girls - Winner was Charlotte Duggan, runner up Lara Sacaner

  • Boys - Winner was Ben Harbour, runner up Ethan Stegehius

KLAC Presentation Day, SUNDAY 31 March, 10am to 12pm

With the excitement of the Centre Champs now over, it is time to focus on the next event on the calendar, the Presentation Day.

What will happen?

  • We open with the finals of the Tim Golder 100m Handicap. The finalists have done well in their heats, but in the final, thanks to our handicapping system, anyone can win…there will boys and girls races (the entrants for this event, and the Warren Hosking handicap, are both published below)

  • We will follow this with the Warren Hosking 800m Handicap - again one boys and one girls race.

  • There will be be some awards handed out to parent volunteers, including the prestigious “Volunteer of the Year”.

  • Athlete participation medals and trophies will then be handed out. There are a variety of trophies for a variety of achievements, including the Centre Boys Champion and Centre Girls Champion - which can be won by athletes of any age group.

BBQ sausages and drinks will be supplied to the athletes.

This is a big day for the club and our athletes - we hope to see you there.

Start Lists for Handicap Races

Tim Golder 100m Handicap - Girls

  • Jasmine Marshall

  • Sophia Tanarte-Crook

  • Chloe Agars

  • Sienna Gec

  • Kiara Boyd

  • Celina Aguilar

  • Jasmine Galang

  • Alyssa Di Martino

  • Maire McEvoy

Tim Golder 100m Handicap - Boys

  • Riley Ciopicz

  • Jordi Seidel

  • Adrian Barresi

  • Sam Lillie

  • Michael Sayed

  • James Darmanin

  • Pedro Gounder

  • Max Busuttil

  • Chanachai Kankratok

  • Lucas Leong

Warren Hosking 800m Handicap - Girls

  • SarahKirk

  • ClaudiaGalang

  • SarahCook

  • Giaan De Fazio

  • Emily Carmichael

  • Ella McMenamin

  • Hannah Gec

  • Abby Pellow

  • Sienna Gec

  • Charlotte Duggan

  • Alicia Gec

  • Kalliopi Sirp

  • Dakota Reynolds

  • Alyssa Di Martino

  • Alana Cortellino

  • Lara Sacaner

Warren Hosking 800m Handicap - Boys

  • Ben Harbour

  • Andre Faure

  • James Harbour

  • Mitchell McCarthy

  • Alexander McCarthy

  • Isaac Faure

  • Oliver Sobell

  • Alex Harbour

  • Archie Seidel

  • Riley Ciopicz

  • Brodie Hughes

  • Lawrence Cassar

  • Damon Agius

  • Roman Muse

  • Ethan Stegehuis

  • Luca Vella

  • Alexandros Sirp

  • Zac Mozjerin

  • Finn Daffey

  • Pedro Gounder

  • Kristian Barresi

  • Jackson McMenamin

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2019 State Track & Field Championships

Congratulations to our 46 Keilor athletes that competed over the weekend at the State Track and Field Championships at Casey Athletics Stadium.

This event saw athletes from across the state competing against one another and challenging each other to perform at their very best.

We saw many outstanding performances with Team Keilor collecting 22 medals and most of our 46 athletes achieving personal best performances. A fantastic achievement.

Congratulations to our athletes who achieved multiple medals:

  • Chanachai Kankratok (U/13) winning Gold in Long Jump & Silver in 200 & Bronze in 100m

  • Max Busuttil (U/13) winning Gold in 200m & Silver medal in 100m

  • William Hurt (U/11) winning 3 Silver medals in 100m, 200m & 60m Hurdles

  • Koby Bewick (U/10) winning 2 Bronze medals in 200m & 400m

  • Sienna Gec (U/9) winning 2 Gold medals in 400m & 800m

  • Michael Sayed (U/9) winning Gold in 60m Hurdles and Bronze in 70m

Congratulations to all of TEAM KEILOR, the athletes, families and committee for a great weekend of sportsmanship, wonderful personal best performances and positive support and loud cheering for all our athletes. A fantastic effort.

Go Team Keilor - Let’s do it all again next year.

Michelle Graham

2019 Medal Winners for TEAM KEILOR:

GOLD:

  • Bella Peterson U/15 Triple Jump

  • Frank Mazza U/14 Javelin

  • Max Busuttil U/13 200m

  • Dilan Egodawatte U/13 800m

  • Chanachai Kankreatok U/13 Long Jump

  • Noah Mc Menamin U/12 High Jump

  • Sienna Gec U/9 400m & 800m

  • Michael Sayed U/9 60m Hurdles

  • Tayissa Kekoc U/9 60m Hurdles

SILVER:

  • Ephraim Noah U/15 100m Hurdles

  • Max Busuttil U/13 100m

  • Chanachai Kankratok U/13 200m

  • William Hurt U11 100m, 200m & 60m Hurdles

BRONZE:

  • Marco Spagnuolo U/13 Triple Jump

  • Chanachai Kankratok U/13 100m

  • Dane Novak U/10 Shot Put

  • Koby Bewick U/10 200m & 400m

  • Michael Sayed U/9 70m

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