Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.

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


Waverley - a Covid Safe Centre

Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc. has created and adopted a Covid Safety Plan and a set of Covid Safety Rules that all members must adhere too. 

Waverley - a Covid Safe Centre

Please see the PDF's for more information.

"Get In, Compete or Train, Get Out" Policy


On-field Information and Forms

Covid Safety Rules v5.1 (Updated 01/03/2021)
Covid Information for Conducting Events v3.0 (Updated 01/03/2021)

2020/21 Cross Country Season... ready, set, go?!

Our Summer season is over and the Winter Cross Country season is about to begin! 

WLAC joins in with the Knox LAC program, who run at various local parks and venues throughout the eastern suburbs.

A further reduced registration fee will apply to new members for Cross Country. There is no additional charge for those who are already WLAC members. 

Waverley LAC is a Covid Safe Centre. Please refer to the official WLAC online Covid Statement for more information.

We are here for our members and we will do what ever we can to ensure we can provide your children with access to our sport. 

Please follow all government directions, stay safe and we will see you at Central Reserve very soon.

Remember to check our website and Facebook page for any updates as they come through. 

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Cross Country Calendar 2021 (Updated 15/04/2021)

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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Little Athletics Victoria

01/08/2021 - LAVic State Cross Country Relays cancelled.

Disappointing news that the LAVic State Cross Country Relays, postponed to 14th August, has now been cancelled. Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by changing COVID19 restrictions. We had 8 teams from various age groups registered for this event - which would have been a great turnout for our centre. Thankyou to our families and athletes for your support of this event.

LAVic State Cross Country Championships is currently postponed. We have 15 athletes registered for this event, again another great turnout for our centre. Fingers crossed they will get a run.

30/07/2021 - Cross Country Sat 31st July.

Cross Country is back on, this Sat 31st July. Jells Park North, entrance off Waverley and Jells Rds.

Follow COVIDsafe protocols: sign in using QR code, 12 years and over to wear masks, social distancing, No spectators - only supervising parents.

Registration patches compulsory.

Handicap day - come 15 mins before race time to get a time at the marshalling tent. Races start on time.

9am U13-U16 3000m

9.30am U7-U8 1000m

9.50am U6 500m

10.00am U11-U12 2000m

10.20am U9-U10 1500m

29/07/2021 - Vacant Committee Positions / Resignation of Secretary

Good Morning WLAC Members,

It's with regret to inform you that our Secretary, Timo, has resigned from the position effective 28/07/21 due to a change in personal circumstances. This decision was not an easy one to make, however Timo felt it was best to relinquish the role to make way for someone else to take over. 

We thank Timo for his efforts as Secretary, albeit short. He will continue on the General Committee and we look forward to his valued input and continued support. 

At the Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc., the Committee is run by a group of dedicated volunteers, who give up their time to ensure our Centre can operate to provide a sport for your children. 

We need parent volunteers to step up, now more than ever, by joining the WLAC Committee to ensure the short term and long term success of the Centre. I can not emphasise to you how important it is that we fill our vacant Committee positions. We need new volunteers stepping up and contributing to running the Centre. Without you, our sport will not be possible. 

The following Committee Positions remain vacant and we need parents/volunteers to consider taking on one of these roles as soon as possible:

1. Secretary
2. Arena Manager
3. Publicity Manager

Forming part of the Executive, the Secretary is responsible for managing the Centre administration, day-to-day operations, correspondence, organising Committee Meetings and taking meeting minutes. There are several processes in place that make this role easier for our volunteers. Under the consumer affairs rules, we need to appoint a new Secretary within 14 days. 

Arena Manager
Responsible for executing and running our program on a Saturday morning in conjunction with our Centre Mentor, President and Key Officials. Also responsible for making changes to our program and the optional responsibility of announcing. Our previous Arena Manager, Denis Irvine, did a fantastic job and has left a decent size pair of shoes to fill. 

Publicity Manager
Responsible for organising the Centre's Marketing and Sponsorship in the lead up to the start of our season and looking after some aspects of our Social Media. 

Child Safety Officer
Responsible for ensuring the overall safety of our children at Waverley LAC and ensuring we follow the current guidelines in place as set out by the Child Safety Standards. This position does not necessarily need to be on the Committee.

As President of WLAC, I implore our parents to consider joining the Committee, take on the challenge and put your hand up for one of the vacant positions above. Being part of our Committee is a rewarding experience, where you make new friends, learn a new thing or two and serve the Centre for YOUR children. 

Please get in contact with me if you're in a position to join the Committee. 

Kind Regards,

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

22/07/2021 - Cross Country cancelled for Sat 24th July.

No cross country this Sat 24th July due to the lockdown. 

Stay safe, stay at home, wear masks, get vaccinated if eligible - together we can get through it.

18/07/2021 - Congratulations Nicole Lopes - LAVic Life Governor

Dear Waverley LAC and SMR Communities,

It gives me great pleasure as the President of Waverley and President of SMR, to inform you that my good friend and mentor Nicole Lopes, WLAC Life Member and SMR Competition Secretary, was awarded Life Governor of Little Athletics Victoria at the Association’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday.

Life Governor is the highest honour bestowed by LAVic and is only awarded to those who provide many years of selfless and exemplary service to Little Athletics in Victoria.

Congratulations Nicole for receiving an award that truly highlights your wonderful dedication and service to our Association. It was an honour to nominate you and we thank you for your ongoing commitment to Little Athletics. There isn’t a more worthy recipient for the honour of Life Governor.

Summary of Involvement
Nicole Lopes has been involved in Little Athletics for 21 years, starting at the Waverley Centre in 2000/01 as an Age Group Assistant. She served at the Centre for a total of 13 years, volunteering as a Key Official for 8 years while her children were members of the Centre and for a further 5 years as a Key Official at Waverley Open Day. Nicole played a vital role behind the scenes when her husband Steven was Centre President from 2003/05.

In 2008/09, Nicole was awarded Life Membership at Waverley LAC for her outstanding services to the Centre.

Nicole has been involved at SMR (Southern Metro Region) for 16 years volunteering as a Key Official and she has served on the Committee for 7 years, as Webmaster and Competition Secretary.
Nicole has been involved at LAVic/State level for 14 years, volunteering as a Key Official and a member of various Region Planning Committees.

Over the many years, Nicole has also volunteered at the Australian Little Athletics Championships, EMR Relays, Mentone Relays, Frankston Championships and the Waverley Open Day.

On a Personal Note:
Both Nicole and Steven were my mentors during my time as an athlete and my years volunteering at Waverley and SMR. They often provided me with advice and support and drove me to and from SMR meetings, Region & State Championships and any other Little Athletics events as I did not drive myself. They often picked me up at 5am and dropped me home at 9pm on the days of Championship events, picked me up and drove me to and from the country Championship events and they never thought twice about doing so. I recall one day Nicole picked me up and we went to the LAVic Region Challenge in Geelong, volunteered all day and then drove to the airport to pick up Steven who flew home from an overseas work trip. It’s because of these two wonderful individuals (and several others) that I was able to become involved and am still involved in Little Athletics today. So thank you. 

Some interesting facts worth noting
Nicole is one of nine female WLAC Life Members. She became the first volunteer awarded WLAC Life Membership that hadn’t served on the Centre Committee. Nicole (and Steven) are also one of four couples awarded WLAC Life Membership. 
Nicole is one of only two volunteers that I know of that has been presented all three eligible LAVic Service Awards:
  • 2013/14 - Meritorious Service Award
  • 2018/19 - Distinguished Service Award
  • 2020/21 - Life Governor Award
Nicole has also been presented with almost all other eligible LAVic awards:
  • 2013/14 - Volunteer of the Year (bronze)
  • 2014/15 - Volunteer of the Year (silver)
  • 2017/18 - Official of the Year
  • 2017/18 - Victorian Officials Award (SMR)
  • 2018/19 - Vic Sport Volunteer of the Year (finalist)
Nicole’s becomes Waverleys fourth volunteer and first female to be awarded LAVic Life Governor. Her husband Steven is also an LAVic Life Governor, together making them one of several couples awarded the associations highest honour.

In summary, Nicole Lopes is one of the most hard working and dedicated volunteers within Little Athletics Victoria. She thoroughly enjoys being part of the team and getting her job done. Nicole is one of the many quiet achievers, volunteering behind the scenes and unfortunately, most of her work is hardly seen by anyone! She is the reason that results are recorded at the Region and State championships.

You can view Nicole’s full volunteer service history on the WLAC website - it is well worth the read: https://www.waverleylac.com.au/show-profile?PeoplePK=24

Kind Regards,

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

16/07/2021 - Cross Country cancelled for Sat 17th July.

Cross Country has been cancelled for this Sat 17th July, due to lockdown.

Stay safe, wear masks, stay at home, and get vaccinated if eligible - we can get through it !!

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