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Final President’s Corner for 2022

Final President’s Corner for 2022

Hi everyone, well that’s a wrap for Ringwood Little Athletics 2022.  When we look back on the first half of our first full season since covid, we have achieved a lot.  Here is a quick recap of our season so far and our special events:

Santa visits Ringwood Little Athletics

October

  • 5 solid weeks of competition;

November

  • Ringwood Combined events;
    • Coles Community Round;
    • State Combined events;
    • Box Hill Relays;

December

  • EMR Relays hosted by Ringwood;
    • Richard Colman Australian para-Olympian visited our centre;
    •  Big Raffle and surprise Santa visit.

2023 will be a packed year with the following special events, as well as normal competition:

January

  • Ringwood are now hosting 4 pillars on 14th Jan (first week back);
    • Training re-commences on 17th Jan

February

  • State relays held at Lakeside 4TH Feb;
    • Hurdles clinic 1 with Peter Benifer (TBC);
    • U6-U8 Training Clinic 1 (TBC);
    • EMR Track & Field at Doncaster; U6-U8 have their carnival at Ringwood;
    • Ringwood Gift;

March

  • Boost Twilight;
    • Hurdles clinic 2 with Peter Benifer (TBC);
    • State Track & Field at Lakeside;
    • U6-U8 Training Clinic 2 (TBC);
    • Centre Games;
    • Presentation and AGM (Conclusion of summer season).

April\May – Cross Country season starts.

When you reflect on the first part of the summer season, Ringwood has achieved a lot.  This would not be possible without the committee, Age Group Managers (AGMs) and the many volunteers who help each week to make competition and these special events possible.  To all of you, thank you for your support in 2022 and your continued support into 2023.  To all the parents and of course our superstar athletes, I have enjoyed watching you have fun and enjoying your time at little athletics.  There are so many more events next year so please be involved and take advantage of these events.  Most of all, have some fun with your athletics mates.  Wishing you all a merry Christmas, happy holidays and a great new year.

Things to know – Your Information Hub

For any queries feel free to send an email to ringwood@lavic.com.au

Refer to our calendar > https://ringwoodlac.com.au/athletics-ringwood-events-calendar/  

First day back is 4 pillars Ringwood Jan 14th 2023 – First day back is 14th Jan 2023 and is the 4 pillars at Ringwood.  4 pillars is a set, combined event style competition and we invite 3 other centres to compete together; Box Hill, Nunawading and Doncaster; as numbers are usually low during the break.   Note that Kew will also be included this year.  More information will be available closer to the date.

Training – There is no normal training during the break.  The first session will return on Tuesday Jan 17thHowever, for U10’s and up middle-distance athletes; 400metres and up; our senior coach John Walker has offered training during this period on Wednesdays from 5pm.  Feel free to contact him on 0401 168 073 if you are interested.  Parental supervision during this session, as always, is mandatory.

Athlete Clinics – Ringwood are trialling 2 Hurdles clinics and 2 U6-U8 Special On Track clinics in the new year.  These will be specialised sessions to enhance athlete skills.  For the U6-U8 clinics, we will require attendance from the AGMs.  Please look out for the dates and times in the new year.

EMR Track & Field event 2022/23 at Doncaster– By now you should have received an email from LAVic advising you that entries for the 2022-2023 EMR T&F event are open.  Register now so you do not miss out.  This season it is at Doncaster on their new track and facilities so it will be fantastic. Registration cut-off is Jan 29th 2023.

RLAC closed – The committee wishes all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.  We will all be on a break from 24th Dec until early January 2023.  If you have any queries during this time, please send it to ringwood@lavic.com.au, noting we will respond in early Jan 2023.