Joanne O'Mara is a Key Official and Life Member of the Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc. She has been involved at the Centre for 10 years and is one of our longest current serving volunteers. Her involvement commenced in 2011/12 when her eldest child joined the Centre.
During her first 4 years of involvement at the Centre, Joanne was a General Official, filling in various general duties such as an Age Group Assistant, recording at a field event or helping wherever required. In 2015/16, Joanne stepped up as the U6 Age Group Leader, leading her daughters age group during her second year as an U6 athlete. She has since progressed through the ranks as an Age Group Leader each year and is currently one of our U11 Age Group Leaders.
As an Age Group Leader, Joanne has been responsible for; looking after all athletes within her group, ensuring they run through the program smoothly, assisting with the ON TRACK program for U6-U8's, running Javelin (from U11), assisting and running the various field events, which includes looking after the athletes, recording, coaching, spiking/raking the jump pits, measuring at jumps and throws; timekeeping the long-distance events and ensuring all athletes are safe and have fun. Joanne encourages all athletes to strive for better, achieve PB’s and do their best.
Aside from volunteering every week, Joanne supports the Centre in many other ways. She has volunteered at various Region and State Championships, filling the General Duty requirements on behalf of the Centre. She also represented Waverley as Team Manager at the State Track & Field Championships in 2018. Joanne offers her assistance every week with the setting up and packing up of equipment, provides useful feedback on our programs, has attended the Centre AGM’s, takes part in our annual Relaython event and attends our Presentation Days/Nights. Joanne is a very lovely lady that enjoys being part of the team and volunteering at WLAC, all for the kids.
In 2020/21, Joanne was awarded Life Membership at the Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc., in recognition of achieving 10 years outstanding general service to the Centre.
- 2020/21 - WLAC Life Member
- 2011/15 - General Official
- 2015/16 - U6 Age Group Leader
- 2016/17 - U7 Age Group Leader
- 2017/18 - Team Manager - State Track & Field
- 2017/18 - U8 Age Group Leader
- 2018/19 - U9 Age Group Leader
- 2019/20 - U10 Age Group Leader
- 2020/21 - Life Member
- 2020/21 - U11 Age Group Leader
- 2016/18 - General Official - SMR Track & Field
- 2017/18 - High Jump 1 - State Track & Field General Official