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ST BHLAC shotWelcome to Box Hill Little Athletics Centre

Season 2018/19

Last season more than 380 athletes and their families choose Box Hill as their home for athletics track and field. As one of the bigger centres in the state we are continually challenged with ways to innovate and improve our programs so that our kids enjoy the social and physical benefits of athletics.  As we prepare for the season ahead, our aim remains firmly focused on growing a love for sport among children, through the lens of athletics.   

To those returning, it’s a huge welcome back. Thank you for again choosing BHLAC as your centre for participation in Little Athletics.

To our new members, a very warm welcome to you and on behalf of Committee, we hope your family enjoys little athletics at Box Hill in the same way the many thousands of families have through our past.

In 1968 Box Hill LAC held its first Little Athletics season, not too far from our track, at Surrey Park.  2018 marks our centre’s 50th year and along with it, a rich history of athletic development and participation.  We’d hoped to celebrate our 50th earlier this calendar year but with the track upgrade it became impractical, so we decided to put it off to this season.

Our Committee is taking shape and as I write this we have a good mix of new and experienced members who will strive to deliver a positive experience for member families. We can always do with your support however, so if you would like to become more involved please get in touch.

I’d like to thank Sherrie Boulter, Roger Akse, Summer Nelson, Di Tsatas and Kerryn Stirling for their tireless efforts in working to bring about our programs over recent years. These people have now stepped down from committee and while they will be greatly missed, we acknowledge their tremendous contribution to the Box Hill Little Athletics community.

Little Athletics is a fantastic program that strikes a great balance between developmental progression and presenting kids with the challenge of competition.  Our program is structured to focus on developing confidence, body awareness and agility among young children (U6-U10) and progresses to more complex and challenging activities as the kids get older and become more experienced (U11-U15). At the heart of it all however, is a focus on fun and enjoying time with friends.

Parents and Guardians play an important role in delivering an enjoyable program for athletes.  Each week up to 100 parents work together to help run the program and it simply wouldn’t work without them. Thank you in advance for your assistance! Our centre has benefited tremendously from an involved parent group and it makes an enormous difference to each child’s experience.  You can learn more about Parent Support in this handbook and our website.

There’s lots of ways to keep in touch with news and key information about the program. Our website is the hub for all information as well as Team App which you can download and a Facebook page you can connect with. Aside from these digital options, you’ll always be welcome to speak with any of our friendly committee members.

We sincerely hope you and your family have a super time at Box Hill this season, meeting new friends and achieving great things on the track.

Kind regards,

Steve Taylor
BHLAC President