Please note that the scheduled competition for this week - Saturday 26th January - has been changed to MONDAY January 28th. Set-up for the competition will be at 3pm with all competitors asked to be at the track at 3.30pm for announcements / warm up and a 4pm start. We thank you for your understanding.


Well its that time of year again where we finish our winter sports and start looking at Athletics. So here is some information regarding the start to the 2018/2019 Little Athletics Season.

Registrations open online at 9am on Saturday 1st September. By now you should all remember how to do this. Here is the Link

Please remember all returning members will keep your numbers from last year, the only thing you will need to collect from us is your new age group number.
We will have Registration Finalisation Days on Sunday 9th, 16th and 23rd of September 1pm to 3pm.

On the 9th of September we will have a 'GARAGE SALE' we will have some of our old equipment up for sale including hurdles. Hurdles will be $25 each and each family can purchase up to 3 hurdles. All other equipment prices will vary. If you have something you would like to sell please bring it down and add to the Sale. Make sure it is clearly marked with the price and your name.

Our first day of competition is Saturday 6th October, this is our Induction meet and no points are not rewarded. Any Registration queries must be done between 7am and 8am or 11.30am and 12.30pm.
Our first full competition day is Saturday 12th October. All points, PBs and records are rewarded from this day.
Training will be starting in September date to be confirmed.

We will be holding a parent information night, which will have information for new members AND returning members and we reccommend all parents attend. We are just securing a venue and will let you know date and time. Supper will be provided.

Registrations will open online on the 1st September.

Uniform and registration pack pick up days will be announced shortly.

All returning members will have the same registration/athlete number. Hopefully you have all remembered to keep yours from last year!

Emails regarding the new season will be coming out in the next few weeks. Please keep an eye out on your emails and Facebook.

We have recently received a letter from the City of Bunbury stating:

"Please be advised that City of Bunbury Staff have recently noticed people using the Athletics arena outside of the times nominated/booked by the only club to hire the arena over winter, BRAC = Seniors.

Any usage at the Athletics Arena needs to be booked in with the City of Bunbury. Training needs to be booked separately with the City as they are not covered by the Little Athletics Club. Coaches (who must be accredited Level 1 or higher with Athletics Australia) do not need to pay each time but they do need to pay a $500 bond for an annual season. Each of their participants/athletes needs to pay the hire charge at either an annual or casual use rate.

The consequence for a coach or participant/athlete being inside the Athletics Arena without warrant or a booking could be faced with trespassing. If people are not able to abide by the rules then we will be forced to change the locks and reign in access. 

An example of this sort of rule/restriction if teaching swimming lessons in the pool at South West Sports Centre. No qualified or unqualified person is able to teach swimming lessons or coach another person inside a swimming pool unless that coach or participant has paid for lane hire. The assumption with coaching/ teaching private lessons is that money will exchange hands for the service provided."

Please be advised that we (BDLAC) does NOT have a booking to use the track at anytime over the winter period. As such BDLAC members are not entitled to use the arena to train over winter unless at events booked by BDLAC. Please let us know if you want or need to use the track. If you or your athletes need to use the track on a regular basis we (BDLAC) need to be notified it must be.

We have been praised by the City of Bunbury for how we look after the multi-million dollar track and I do not want to see this relationship jeopardised.