Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.

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

Concise History of Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.

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Last Updated: 21/01/2019 09:22:10

1963/64

Little Athletics began in Geelong, started by Trevor Billingham.

1966/67

VLAA was Formed

1968/69

Waverley Little Athletics Centre (no. 34) was formed on 12th November 1968

Original Clubs were (based on School or Area):

  • Essex Heights
  • Glen Heights
  • Glen Waverley
  • Holy Family
  • Mount Waverley
  • Panthers
  • St. Christophers
  • St. Leonards
  • Syndal
  • Syndal North
  • Syndal South
  • Waverley North

1970/71

Athletes must pay a fee of 10 cents per attendance to Club Managers

1972/73

Syndal South Club becomes Syndal South/Bayview

List of Clubs as of 72/73 with Club t-shirt Colours:

Essex Heights  Royal blue with gold hoops 
Glen Heights Brown
Glen Waverley Orange
Holy Family Purple
Mount Waverley Maroon
Panthers Red
St. Christophers Sky Blue
St. Leonards Gold
Syndal Navy Blue
Syndal North Emerald Green
Syndal South/Bayview Light Green
Waverley North White with red W.N

1975/76

Syndal South/Bayview Club fold/leaves and Notting Hill Club (Blue & White Club Uniform) joins WLAC

VLAA AGM held in Sale. Representatives: John Trainor & Bruce Reynolds

1976/77

VLAA AGM held in Ararat. Representatives: Bruce Reynolds & Tony McMahon

1977/78

VLAA AGM held in Shepparton. Representatives: Tony McMahon & Jack Rigby

1978/79

VLAA AGM held in Hamilton. Representatives: Jack Rigby & Daryl Thiele

1979/80

VLAA AGM held in Marysville. Representatives: Jack Rigby & Daryl Thiele

1980/81

VLAA AGM held in Echuca. Representatives: Jack Rigby & Daryl Thiele

1981/82

VLAA AGM held in Horsham. Representatives: Daryl Thiele & Anne Rennie

1982/83

VLAA AGM held in Bairnsdale. Representatives: Daryl Thiele & Anne Rennie

1983/84

VLAA AGM held in Ballarat. Representatives: Daryl Thiele & Anne Rennie

1984/85

VLAA AGM held in Warrnambool. Representatives: Daryl Thiele

1985/86

VLAA AGM held in Shepparton. Representatives: Anne Rennie & Bob Rennie

1986/87

VLAA AGM held in Halls Gap

1987/88

VLAA AGM held in Portland

1988/89

Centre structure was re-organized. Clubs were dissolved & 4 Teams were introduced, based on the local area.

The 4 Teams were:

  • Glen Waverley
  • Mount Waverley
  • Panthers
  • Syndal/Notting Hill

VLAA AGM held in Rye. Representatives: Len Crossley & Mal Walker

1989/90

VLAA AGM held in Echuca. Representatives: Mal Walker & Barry Cole

1990/91

VLAA AGM held in Ararat. Representatives: Mal Walker & Michael Fagan

1991/92

VLAA AGM held in Sale. Representatives: Mal Walker

1992/93

VLAA AGM held in Wangaratta. Representatives: Mal Walker & Marie Williams

1993/94

25th Season Anniversary

Centre Computer was purchased to simplify workload for Team Managers

Teams were re-structured so they didn't relate to the residential area of the athletes.

The Teams became:

  • Panthers - Red T-shirt
  • Leopards - Blue T-shirt
  • Tigers - Gold T-shirt
  • Jaguars - White T-shirt

VLAA AGM held in Warrnambool. Representatives: Barry Cole & Russell Bath

1994/95

VLAA AGM held in Corio. Representatives: Barry Cole & Anne Cole

1995/96

VLAA AGM held in Portland. Representatives: Charlotte Robinson & Mark Robinson

1996/97

VLAA AGM held in Albury. Representatives: Charlotte Robinson & Tony Correll

1997/98

VLAA AGM held in Sale. Representatives: Charlotte Robinson & Tony Correll

1998/99

VLAA AGM held in Ararat. Representatives: Ken Knight & Charlotte Robinson

1999/00

VLAA AGM held in Bendigo. Representatives: Ken Knight & Alison Knight

2000/01

VLAA AGM held in Mildura. Representatives: Ed Chinery

2001/02

VLAA AGM held in Wangaratta. Representatives: Ed Chinery

2002/03

VLAA AGM held in Geelong. Representatives: Steven Lopes & Ken Knight

2003/04

VLAA AGM held in Traralgon. Representatives: Steven Lopes & Dave Bullen

VLAA Top Centre of the Year

2004/05

VLAA AGM held in Barooga. Representatives: Lindsay Harrison & Matt Sturgess

City of Monash Club of the Year 2004

2005/06

VLAA AGM held in Horsham. Representatives: Lindsay Harrison

2006/07

VLAA AGM held in Mulwala. Representatives: Matt Sturgess

2007/08

VLAA AGM held in Preston. Representatives: Darrin Stephens

2008/09

Victorian Smartplay Sport Safety Champion Awards Champion Club

VLAA AGM held in Cheltenham. Representatives: Darrin Stephens, Tammy Stephens & Lindsay Harrison

2009/10

VLAA AGM held in Preston. Representatives: Darrin Stephens & Tammy Stephens

VLAA Top Centre - Merit Award

2010/11

Central Reserve Athletics Track - Re-seeded to summer drought tolerant grass
Waverley LAC competes with Springvale LAC from Jan - March 2011 due to track Re-seeding
VLAA AGM held in Shepparton. Representatives: Lindsay Harrison, Maryanne Harrison (observer) & Dylan Cooper

2011/12

Renamed from Waverley Little Athletics Centre to Little Athletics Waverley to align with the state and national bodies

306 Registration for T&F Season

Southern Metropolitan Region Bronze Top Centre Award 2011/12

LAVic AGM held in Sandown. Representatives: Dylan Cooper, Mark Cosham & Andrew Hird (obs)

2012/13

Youngest President in Waverley History! Ex Waverley Athlete Dylan Cooper elected President at just 19 years old

Host Centre for SMR U6 to U8 Carnival

Host Centre for Introduction to Coaching Course & ON TRACK Course

369 Registrations for T&F Season

Southern Metropolitan Region Bronze Top Centre Award 2012/13

LAVic AGM held in Bendigo. Representatives: Dylan Cooper & Mark Cosham

2013/14

LAVic AGM held in Melbourne (Albert Park). Representatives: Dylan Cooper & Mark Cosham

2014/15

LAVic AGM held in Bendigo. Representatives: Mark Cosham & Darren Watts

2015/16

LAVic AGM held in Melbourne (Albert Park). Representatives: Darren Watts & Dylan Cooper