Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.

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

Aaron Linskens Memorial Shield

Awarded to a Southern Star (U13-U16) at the Committee's discretion to recognise good sportsmanship, polite and helpful attitude, good relationship with peers and leaders/officials, high level of attendance and enjoyment of Little Athletics.

Aaron John Linskens was born on 17/12/1983. He started Little Athletics at the age of 5 and he loved it. He continued in Little A's until he was 15. Aaron won many races and lost just as many along his Little Athletics journey, but all of it done with a smile on his face because he loved to compete. When Aaron was in the Under 16s he began to mentor a group. All under 16s were invited to do so. At that stage the under 8s were our target team as there was always a bit of argiebargie amongst the children before each event. Aaron decided he could mentor this group and quieten them down, despite us telling him adults were having a bit of a time with them... After three weeks he got an idea and requested a whistle. That little group became the best behaved of all! It caused many a laugh with parents to see their children almost marching to each event so that they wouldn't get the whistle blown on them.

Most of all, Aaron loved to compete. To him it wasn't important to win or lose, it was important to be a participant. One of the best moments of my life was watching him run the second leg of the 4x100 relay at State Championships. The team won a silver medal which hung in a pride of place in his bedroom. Unfortunately, Aaron passed away on the 3rd of June 2002. In his memory we decided to donate a perpetual trophy and shield to Waverley.

Thank you to Dianne Linskens (Life Member of our Centre) for the background on her son, Aaron Linskens and the Aaron Linskens Memorial Shield.

The Aaron Linskens Memorial Shield is awarded by the Committee to the athlete that exhibits the same qualities as Aaron: good sportsmanship, polite and helpful attitude, good relationship with peers and leaders/officials, a high level of attendance and enjoyment of Little Athletics.

Last Updated: 22/03/2015 20:39:46

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Aaron Linskens Memorial Shield

2018/19 - Jack Ashcroft
2017/18 - Thomas Taborsky
2016/17 - Sarah Morley
2015/16 - Ryan Hatch
2014/15 - Benjamin Cosham
2013/14 - Marcus Thong
2012/13 - Susannah Cosham
2011/12 - Zachary Bonney
2011/12 - Paige De Lisen
2011/12 - Flynn Morrison
2010/11 - Jeremy Cosham
2010/11 - Kelvin Lees
2009/10 - Alexander Di Medio
2008/09 - Wesley Smith
2007/08 - Estelle Lopes
2007/08 - Rick Whitehead
2006/07 - Steve Madeira
2005/06 - Anissa Muthia
2004/05 - Michael Weragoda