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President’s Corner – Week 9

President’s Corner – Week 9

Another exciting week of athletics with 155 athletes competing at home and achieving 210 PBs. Well done to all our athletes again this week.  Box Hill relays has concluded this year and a big congratulations to all our athletes that participated.  There were some amazing results so I hope you are all very proud of yourselves and that you had some fun hanging out with your athletic family.

Box Hill Relays

Whats on this week?

Welcome to Ange Ritchie – 2 motivational sessions at completion of your events

This week we have Ange Ritchie joining us to talk through setting goals, keeping motivated at athletics and in life and performing some mindset activities.  Ange Ritichie is a motivator, athlete + lover of coffee, and the Founder & Head Goal Coach of My Goal Squad.  Ange is a passionate goal setter and goal kicker herself, wakes up driven and excited by the purpose and clarity that her goals give her.  Goal setting is how she has achieved a successful career, some key goals in life and some not bad sporting results such as: 

  • Top 25 in her Age group at World Champs for 70.3 Half Ironman Triathlon
  • 2nd Australian female and 35th female overall in her first marathon when she ran the New York Marathon.  
  • 2 x Nationals competitor in Surf Boat Rowing to name a few achievements …

We have 2 sessions running at the conclusion of your saturday program as follows:

Session 1 – U3-17 girls from 11.30am -12pm (approx.) and Session 2 – U10-U12 boys and girls from 12-12.30pm

I highly encourage you to let your athletes stay back for these sessions as this will be a great experience.

I also would like to thank Jarrod Montigue (Age Group Manager for the U16G) for bringing the idea forward.

Things to know – Your Information Hub 

For any queries feel free to send an email to 

We are at Week 9 of Competition and up to Program A.  

Refer to our calendar:  

And our A, B, C program of events here:  

EMR relays – Saturday 3rd Dec @ Ringwood – Your events should be all locked in with Brooke.

Duties Help – Ringwood has not hosted an EMR event of this size for many years so we are excited.  We will need all hands on deck from our Ringwood families to help with catering, equipment and running the facility.  Duties will be sent out prior to the event and you will be allocated a duty so please make sure you are helping on the day.  EMR is a bigger event and it is important that we help each other for the ongoing success of the Centre.

Sunday 27th November working bee – from 9am-10/11am during athlete training

Calling all parents of athletes, can you please bring your blowers, whipper snippers, gloves etc so we can clean up and get our centre looking nice for EMR.  We are only looking for an hour or two of your time during athlete training.

Uniforms & Patches  

A reminder you must have a Coles patch sewn on your centre top, the proper shorts and an athlete’s patch must be visible at all times when competing (so no jumpers covering patches during an event).  We will be checking uniforms this week in the lead up to EMR.  The correct uniform is a must otherwise your athlete may be disqualified at EMR.

Duties – As usual we need your help so make sure you sign up for a duty.  If there are not enough volunteers it becomes very difficult to run events.  We are starting to get light on duties, so we will be asking for more help this week.  If you haven’t done a duty yet, now would be the time to volunteer

Athlete Training 

Training is back on this Sunday!

See you all at the track and make sure your athlete attends a session with Ange, it will be worth it!

Jason Fabre (RLAC President)