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Hi to all New and Past Athletes, Mums, Dads, Grand Parents, Families, Friends etc.

The season is just about to start and we have a great opportunity to promote one of our major sponsors Beyond Bank Australia and inturn WIN $3000 for the club.

Simply click onto this link, www.facebook.com/beyondbank Complete the 10 second registration ( most of your kids would run 100 metres in that time ) AND nominate Melville Little Athlete’s Centre as your favourite club.

This opportunity ends NEXT Tuesday the 23rd of September. Lets get out of the blocks and go for it!!!!!!!

After completing the registration please forward this email onto your friends and families, lets help our sponsors and ourselves this season.

2014/2015 Major Sponsors

3D Worx – The Bourne Family
Beyond Bank Australia
brealey quill Kenny
West Coast Karate
The Foot Clinic
Mt Pleasant Physio

Recent passing of Mr Eric Christian

Dear Members,

It is with much sadness that I wish to inform you of the recent passing of Mr Eric Christian, a long-time volunteer and life member of Melville Little Athletics.

Some of you would not have had the pleasure of knowing Eric, however many of you will recall seeing him around the Centre each week, year after year as he was involved with Melville Little Athletics as a volunteer for over 30 years!  As a junior Eric was an accomplished ‘thrower’ and when he had children participating in Little Athletics, Eric became involved in many aspects of the administration of the centre as Seniors delegate, Chairman and Equipment Officer.  Eric continued his volunteer duties within the Centre for many years even after his children had long left.

Eric also applied his extensive knowledge of the throwing events to coaching, where he has coached athletes at the Melville Centre and within his club (Palmyra/Bicton).  A couple of seasons ago I organised Kim Mickle (Australian Javelin record holder) to attend to our season opening.  She was very grateful to be invited, not only to visit the Centre but because it gave her the opportunity to visit Eric as he was one of her coaches during her junior athletic years when she was a Melville athlete.

Eric’s love of athletics and in particular the enjoyment he gained from watching and coaching our junior athletes was evident.  He was the equipment officer at Melville for over 12 years which gave him the opportunity to ‘potter’ and the excuse to stay back late after every competition week to help our junior athletes continue to improve their techniques.

His dedication to our sport was inspirational.  He was recognised a couple of years ago when the Centre nominated him for the City of Melville ‘Mayor’s Most Valued Citizen’.  Eric was a very humble man and a little embarrassed when he won the award however after over 30 years of volunteering and dedication to our Centre this was the least we could do to thank him.

Eric’s name will live with us in memory and will for evermore be remembered at Melville Little Athletics.

A private family funeral will be held for Eric.  A memorial service to celebrate Eric’s life will be conducted and the details of this service will be advised when known.

Rest in peace.

Regards

Teresa Blackman

Register for the Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course

For those of you who have your Level 1 Community Athletics Coach accreditation, you may be interested to know their will be a Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course being held at the WA Athletics Stadium Sat 20th & Sun 21st September 2014.

For more information regarding the coaching framework go to the coaches section of our website.

For more specific information on this course & to register click here

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Athletics WA office 6272 0480 or email me Ilsa Yates at coaching@melvilleroar.com