News & Updates
A reminder that our presentation afternoon/evening and AGM will be held this Friday Night - 17th March!
The LAVic State Track and Field Championship were held at Albert Park over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of March, which 8 of our best Athletes attending. They did themselves and the club proud with medalists Hayden Anderson (Gold U/14 100m & 200) and Orla MCCarthy Bronze U/12 Discus) and a number of splendid personal bests amongst highly talented athletes. Well done guys! A special thank you to Matt Cotter (Team Manager) and Kelvin Lubeck (Senior Advanced Coach) including all the parents whom assisted on the day. Great to see that such a small club as ours can mix it with the best. Images of the day can be found in the Regional/State Galleries.
From our president:
Absolutely massive day for our athletes and I commend all of them for having a red hot dip. Well done all of you.OK I'll start with our Medal Winners.
Hayden Anderson backed up from yesterdays win in the 200 M to smash the 100 M heats with a 12.25 backing up 2 hours later in the final with a 12.19 earning him 2 x GOLD medals for the weekend.
Orla McCarthy Competed in two events today Shot Put in the morning placing a respectable 9th throwing 9.21 M and this afternoon she competed in the discus throwing a whopping 29.29 M earning her a third place and the BRONZE medal.
Other notable performances today were (I believe that most were PB or so close to PB's they may as well have been)
Lachlan Aldous 100 M heat 6th Overall 18th 12.60 / 400 M heat 3rd overall 12th 55.92
Phoebe Anderson Triple Jump 11th 9.60 M
Olivia Barry 100 M 6th overall 15th 13.70 / Triple jump 9th 9.76 M
Stephanie Calderwood Discus 19th 17.98 M / Shot Put 16th 8.56 M
Hannah Cotter 1500 M placing 22nd 5:50.88
Adrianne Timosa 400 M heat 4th overall 13th 58.24
Special thanks to Kelvin and Susie Lubeck, Kel for giving up your time and coaching these young champions during the year.
Day 1 of the Bendigo NCR Championships and our team put in some fine performances. The weather was a somewhat cool and windy day with periods of warm sunshine that made you hot and then you suddenly you needed a jumper again! For some of our athletes, the Championships were a first time experience which they got a lot out of. Images of the day can be viewed here, or via the Galleries. Good luck to all competing for day 2!
After a very hot start to the first of our club championship rounds, we can look forward to a week off as the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo is on this weekend. However, for those that registered to compete in the NCR Track & Field Championships this weekend over at Bendigo, we wish you the very best of luck and we are sure that you will do your very best to represent yourself, and do the club proud. Good luck to all those attending!!
Local competition resumes the following Friday, 24th February! - See you then!
Welcome everyone, we trust that all our families and athletes had a great Christmas and New Years and are keen to get back into some fun fitness.
Normal competition resumes with Round 11 on Friday 20th January, 2017.
For those athletes in the U/9 to U/15 age groups wishing to compete in the Northern Country Region (NCR) Championships in Bendigo on the 18th & 19th of February, please don't forget to register on the LaVic Website. Please click this link to take you to the registration page. Registrations close Monday 30th of January 2017 at 11:59PM at a cost of around $10 per event.
A maximum of four events can be entered. Good luck to those competing!
Hi Everyone, please be aware that Round 8, Friday December 2nd, 2016 is not cancelled due to a separate event being held (Markets) on the same eve. This should not restrict the clubs activities though parents are reminded to exercise caution that increased traffic around the left hand side of the oval near the netball courts and exhibition hall will be probable. Good luck to everyone competing this Friday night.
Congratulations to our young athletes whom ventured up to Albury for the recent NCR Relay's.
By all accounts they did themselves - and the club proud! - well done guys!
Seymour Little Athletics was well represented at the State Track and Field championships held at Casey Fields, Cranbourne on the 19th and 20th of March, 2016.
The Saturday competition was held in difficult and sometimes cold, windy conditions and track athletes had to push hard through strong head winds on the home straight.
For a small centre such as Seymour, we have a high quality representation at the state and national levels.
Isabella Simonelli represented Victoria recently in Perth, procuring a silver in the U/16 Girls discuss at the Australian Junior Youths Championships held on March 11th - 13th. Isabella also posted a respectable 5th in hammer throw and twelfth in Javelin; an outstanding effort.
Also at the Ausralian Nationals in Perth, Lucy Zotti came a respectable 10th in the in 400m and 11th in the in 800m respectively.
At the State Championships, Lucy secured a third in the 800m and a third in the 400m, capping off a fabulous year of sporting achievement.
Hayden Anderson had a tremendous few days at the championships and won Gold in 70m, Silver in the 200m - with another hard fought Gold in the 100m. An outstanding effort with grit and determination, rewarded in reaching qualifications for nationals. Congratulations Hayden.
Adrianne Timosa has been selected for ALAC and will represent Victoria in the upcoming nationals to be held in Adelaide. All athletes did the club proud and gave it their very best as always.
The following Athletes should be congratulated for their efforts and sportsmanship: Lachlan Aldous, Hayden Anderson, Giselle Andrew, Ben Bath, Steph & Hannah Calderwood, Hannah Cotter, Tom Garner, Angus Garner, Clodagh McCarthy, Isabella Simonelli, Adrianne Tomisa, Ashley Timosa, Tom Wyllie and Lucy Zotti.
A big thanks to all the parents and family whom assisted in the volunteer work and barracking for our athletes. Special thanks to Scott Calderwood for assisting myself during the meet, which went very smooth. :)
Finally, a big thank you to Kelvin Lubeck for his coaching and support of the athletes throughout the year. With his help, many athletes have benefited from his wisdom and knowledge and progressed their personal bests and awards.
Wayne Aldous & Scott Calderwood.
Team Managers for the day.
Seymour Little Athletics Centre (SLAC36) is a member of the Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic), Northern Country Region. The Northern Country Region is one of seven regions in Victoria and consists of the following clubs and centres: Albury, Barooga, Benalla, Bendigo, Cowora, Echua/Moama, Howlong, Kyabram, Kyneton, Lavinton/Jindera, Mansfield, Murrandindi, Mt. Beauty, Nathalia, Rochester, Rutherglen, Seymour, Shepparton, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Yarrawonga/Malawa.
Seymour Little Athletics started in 1968 and became the 36th Centre to form in Victoria. In the early 1970’s, Seymour held Open Days and a gift, which was held at Kings Park.
The inter club competition at Seymour takes place at Kings Park on Friday nights, commencing the 14th of October 2016, and concludes in March 2017. Competition starts at 5.30pm and runs for approximately 2 hours.
Training nights are held at Kings Park, Seymour, each Monday night, starting in October 2016 - this time is the perfect opportunity for competitors to hone skills in specific disciplines.
Training starts at 5:00 pm, and usually goes for an hour, subject to demand.