Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.

Family, Fun and Fitness since 12 November 1968
Victoria's Premier Grass Track


Little Athletics

Little Athletics is a Centre based Track & Field competition for children aged between 5 and 15.  For more details check out What is Little Athletics?

Waverley Little Athletics Centre is based at Central Reserve Athletics Track in Glen Waverley, is affiliated with Little Athetics Victoria and is part of the Southern Metropolitan Region (SMR). Not near Glen Waverley? Find your nearest Centre.

Because Little Athletics is a totally voluntary organisation, the Centre cannot operate without the assistance of parents each week in fulfilling the many and varied duties required. These include officiating at an event; managing an age group; recording results; working in the canteen; to name just a few. Additional assistance is always required on the Centre committees and all parents are encouraged to become involved. Little Athletics is one of the few sports where parents can become fully involved in their child's sporting interests.

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24/03/2020 - New Life Members

I am pleased to announce that on Saturday at the AGM, I had the honour of inducting two new Centre Life Members. Congratulations to Merryn Ashcroft and Katy Smith on being honoured Life Membership to the Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.

Merryn, the 32nd Life Member, has been involved for 16 years in almost every role available. Katy, the 33rd Life Member, has been involved for 8 years and has been our Secretary for the past 5 years.

Life Memberships are not awarded lightly... we thank both Merryn and Katy for their dedicated involvement over the years, going above and beyond what is expected of a volunteer.

Merryn and Katy, welcome to the elite!

Check out their Profiles:
Merryn - https://www.waverleylac.com.au/show-profile?PeoplePK=37
Katy - https://www.waverleylac.com.au/show-profile?PeoplePK=559


24/03/2020 - Annual Report 2019/20

This years Annual Report is now online. If you'd like to download and read a copy of the report, please CLICK HERE

Two things I forgot to add to the report:

One Athletics - a proposed merger between Athletics Australia and Little Athletics Australia, and each state association, was officially announced (or re-announced in  new format) during 2019.
There's a lot of discussion and work to be done from the national organising committees, so check out their website at www.oneathletics.com.au for more information and what it may mean for Little Athletics. 

Relaython 2020 - Saturday (8th Feb 2020) we held our annual Relaython event, to help raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

This years result from our annual Relaython were very impressive, they stack up nicely against previous years. We ran 130 laps of the track in 3h 23m 43.57s. 
  • Start time 8:49am
  • Our first Lap was run by Logan and Harley Irvine
  • Laps 1-9 run thru the warm up
  • Laps 10-19 were run by SS
  • Laps 20-31 were run by U12
  • Laps 32-46 were run by U9
  • Lap 47 was walked by an injured Luke Cooke and Sarah Cooke
  • Laps 48-58 were run by U10
  • Lap 59 was run by Evan Dobson
  • Lap 60 was run by Michael Jupp
  • Laps 61-72 were run by the U6 & U7
  • Lap 73 was run by me (Dylan)
  • Lap 74 was run by Denis Irvine
  • Laps 75-79 were run by a mixture of parents and athletes
  • Lap 80 was run by 2x dads and their kids
  • Laps 81-84 were run by U8
  • Lap 85 was run by Logan Irvine
  • Lap 86-90 was run by U11
  • Lap 91-130 were run by parents and athletes once the program had finished
  • Lap 130 was run by Max Taborsky and the whole group that stayed behind to run laps
  • Relaython for 2020 concluded at 12:13pm


22/03/2020 - 2020/21 Committee

Good Morning Members,

A big thank you to our members and Life Members that supported our Annual General Meeting yesterday, 21st March 2020. The Committee really appreciates your support and enabling us to hold a valid meeting.

I’d personally like to thank Marek Taborsky and Merryn Ashcroft, our outgoing Committee Members, for their support over the years.

Below is the new 2020/21 Committee, which was elected by your members at yesterday’s AGM. Our executive is unchanged, there are a few changes in positions and we welcome two new Committee Members, Matt and Michael.

2020/21 Committee

Position Person
President Dylan Cooper
Vice President Denis Irvine
Secretary Katy Smith
Treasurer Shirley Desa
Registrar Neetasha Dobson
Arena Manager Denis Irvine
Equipment Manager Bryan Milne
Coaching Manager Rochelle Morris
Website Manager Matthew Greensmith
Results Manager Vacant
Centre Mentor Caitlin Brusco
Publicity Manager Vacant
General Committee Michael Mullner

We are still looking for more members to join the Committee, as General Committee Members. We will welcome aboard anyone that is keen or interested in joining our fabulous team of hard working volunteers, to ensure the Centre remains one of the best in Victoria. We require as much help from our members to run the Centre, learn the ropes and to assist with various tasks. Please feel free to contact me or any other Committee Member to have a chat.


Kind Regards,

Dylan Cooper
President and Life Member
Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.

19/03/2020 - Presentation Night 2019/20

Presentation Night for 2019/20 has been cancelled in the interest of public health and safety. 

We will announce this years award recipients in due course. 

14/03/2020 - Coaching Season 2019/20 now finished.

Coaching for summer season 2019/20 now finished. We thank our coaches Simone, Hannah, Holly, Angela, Mark and Chloe for their help this season.

14/03/2020 - This morning cancelled.

Due to concerns about corona virus, LAVic has advised centres not to run their weekly program this weekend. 

06/03/2020 - Week 19 - 2019/20

Good Morning to all of our magnificent WLAC families,


Welcome to Week 19, only 3 weeks to go!!!

This week we are running the attached program.


The Under 10s are on early set-up, so let's have a great showing to get the arena ready for competition.

Parent Roster link


Thanks to the parents who regularly sign up and help out. We need all families to do their duty – time is running out.



Starting up in April 2020, we join in the cross country program organized by Knox Little Aths Centre.  We need Cross Country Coordinator position filled – can be shared between a couple of people.


Don't forget to book with Dylan for dinner at Presentation Night at the Mulgrave Country Club on the 21st March starting at 5pm.

Please put the AGM into your calendar for 10:30am on the 21st March.  

This is our big meeting, we need new people on the Committee with fresh ideas and energy to help ru the Centre. Please don't leave it to the Few!!


That's all for this week. We will see the Under 10s for early set-up from 8am, and the rest of you for a 9am start.





Program 2 - 7th March 2020 (Updated 06/03/2020)
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