Registrations Now Open
Rehistrations for our 2019/2020 season are now open. We look forward to a wonderful season. Please register here by selecting 'Camberwell-Malvern' for both centre and club.
Come and Try Days
Our official Come and Try Day will be on Saturday 5 October from 9am. Let your friends know about our great club. Our brilliant coaching team will also host a series of come and try days showcasing field events, fun games and fitness. These sessions will be held as follows:
- Wednesday 4 September
- Wednesday 11 September
- Wednesday 18 September
Kids aged 5-7 from 4:30pm – 5:15pm. Kids aged 8+ from 5-6pm.
With registrations now open, we ask that approach your local primary or secondary school to place this flyer in your newsletter
Our first Saturday competition will be on 12 October.
Committee Members Needed
Our committee has had a busy winter working to secure valuable sponsorship, identifying where improvements to the club can be made and ensuring a successful summer season ahead.
Our committee consists of the following hard working parents:
- President – Nerel Ezra
- Vice President – Andrew License
- Secretary – Jake Gossan
- Treasurer – Rob Tucker
- Registrar – Cazz Walkley
- Sponsorship – Matt Tucker
- Uniforms – Margie Gumley
- Volunteers – Ben Hahnel
- Coaching – Ross De Valle
Parents are the driving force behind Little Athletics and their role as committee members, age group managers, coaches and volunteers is fundamental to the success of the program. Whilst our committee is fresh and strong, many cover several roles so we are hoping to share the load and welcome new helpers. If you have ideas and opinions about CMLAC we strongly encourage your participation on the Committee.
Avaliable roles include:
- First Aid Officer
- Communications Manager
- Canteen Manager
- Gantry Manager – involves operating our computers and managing our timing gates which record the results at the finish line.
- Graphic Designer – to assist with marketing
- Website Manager
- Equipment and Facilities Manager
- Relays Manager
- On Track Co-ordinator
Remember it is your Committee and Centre, your involvement is important. Kids love their parents being involved so this is your opportunity to help them be their best and be part of a committee that has helped make this one of the more successful Little Athletics clubs in Australia.
Little Athletics Program in Schools
Camberwell Malvern is excited to be assisting schools deliver athletics coaching. Our coaching team consisting of Tony Marsh, Level 3 Sprints & Hurdles coach, Level 1 Strength & Conditioning together with his team including Australian sprinter Nana Owusu-Afriye will happily come to your school to assist the PE department with athletics traning. Ask at your school if they would like us to come along and deliver specialist quality coaching.
Please contact Ross De Valle via email@example.com or 0421 381 364 if your school is interested.
Age Group Managers
Our club is run by passionate volunteers with the aim of providing our community with the opportunity to actively participate in track and field events. Our Age Group Managers play a vital role in developing all our athletes to the best of their abilities and are committed to fostering a healthy lifestyle for young athletes.
If you are interested in becoming an Age Group Manager this season, please contact Ben Hahnel via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0409 132 763
There will be a number of training sessions early in the season to ensure you have the skills required to mentor our young people.
Optional training is available on Wednesday afternoons at Righetti Oval at the following times:
- Children aged 5-7 from 4:30-5:15pm
- Children over 8 from 5-6pm
Training enables all children to develop their skills in running, jumping and throwing in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Pre-season training is on each Wednesday. Meet at the clubrooms.
Our coach, Tony Marsh, has the philosophy that anyone can become faster if they work off the right program of balance, technique, rhythm and power, in a fun and challenging environment.
For older children (Grade 6 and older) wishing to continue with athletics beyond Camberwell Malvern, St Kevins Amateur Athletics Club is excited to be able to offer expert coaching at their Tooronga training venue. Training commences on Monday 9 September as follows:
- Monday 5pm - 6pm Distance, High Jump, Hurdles
- Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Sprints
- Wednesday 4:45pm – 6pm Distance
- Thursday 5pm – 6pm Sprints, Horizontal Jumps
Should you have any questions please contact Peter McGarry on 0458 083 992
Relays are not just for the fastest runners, they are a team event open to all registered CMLAC athletes - so join in! You can register your interest in joining the relay teams here.
Camberwell Malvern participates in 3 relay events during the season:
- Box Hill Relay Day – Sunday, 10 November – this is a great warm up event for our teams prior to Regionals.
- Eastern Metropolitan Regional Relays – Sunday 24 November at Doncaster
- State Relays (hopefully) – 14 December - teams must qualify at EMR to compete at State Championships at Casey Fields.
Relay training is held at Box Hill Athletics Track on Sundays from 9:30-10:30am commencing 13 October. There is no training over the long weekend.
Each age group requires a Relay Manager. Please consider nominating for your child’s age group and find out how rewarding it is to give back to our kids. If you are interested in being a Relay Manager, please contact Nerel Ezra via email@example.com or 0410 324 191
We are pleased to announce several new sponsors this season so stay tuned for important updates.
We are always looking for new sponsorship opportunities from our community and local organisations. Our annual membership fees ensure that the club is able to break even each year so we rely on sponsorship to provide the financial injection required to continue to be sustainable in the long term.
Sponsorship ensures the club can:
- Welcome all families in our community by keeping fees accessible
- Maintain our equipment to the highest safety standards
- Provide top quality coaches to those members who strive to participate in Regional and State events.
Our sponsorship options range from $500 to $5000 and provides access to a community of healthy, young families from the Eastern suburbs. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at Camberwell Malvern or can provide contacts within the local community, please contact Matt Tucker via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0409 001 271
Go Fund Me
Over the winter months, our committee has identified a number of areas of improvement including upgrading some of our equipment to ensure the smooth running of each Saturday program and also to be able to develop all athletes to the best of their abilities. We have made significant purchases including new high jump scissor kick mats giving us a total of five high jump mats to use each Saturday as well as more shot puts and discuses which will reduce wait times. Whilst our membership fees ensures the club breaks even each year, these significant purchases need to be funded.
To this end, the club has set up a Go Fund Me page which can be accessed HERE
All donations of $100 or more will include your family or business name printed on one of our new hurdles to be unveiled at the start of the 2019/2020 season.