Middle Distance Squad – Nationals update

Melville Middle Distance went to the National Junior Championships held recently at Olympic Park in Sydney
Our boys Dylan Bailey and Raynor Keane are pictured here after running their 800 finals with gold medal winner and new National champion Kayla Van Der Linden

In hot steamy conditions Kayla set off at a cracking pace and stayed strong to set a new Australian meet record of 2:10.3 in winning her 800m final
It was a super effort to beat out 23 other girls from all across the nation in the U15 age group
I hope to see more of our athletes competing at the Nationals next season
Go the Roar!

Coach Ross Keane

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Winter Cross Country and Road Walking

The winter season is a great time to get involved in cross country and road walking. Cross Country is a great way to build up some endurance which will set you up for a great track and field season in the summer.

Find out more via the WALA website via this link.

The first cross country event is on Saturday the 5th May 2018 at Manning Park, Spearwood with the first road walking event the following Saturday the 12th May 2018 Adventure World (Car Park), Bibra Lake. Both events start at 12:30pm.

Important information if you wish to run in the championship event at the end of the winter season.:

Qualification for Championships

Cross Country
Compete in a minimum of 4 from the 6 possible Cross country events in order to attend the
Championships Event on 11 August 2018

Walks
Compete in a minimum of 3 from the possible 4 Walk events in order to attend the Championships
event on 4 August 2018

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Thanks for supporting the Quiz Night

Thanks to all who supported the quiz night. It was an awesome evening with lots of fun had by all and some great fundraising activities to keep everyone entertained. A big thanks to the following companies who donated some wonderful prizes.

Armando Sport (Intersport) Hogs Breath
Brumby’s Leeming Melville Property Maintenance
Bullcreek Tavern Oz Australia
Definition Health Club Pancho’s
East Fremantle Football Club South Fremantle Football Club
F45 Applecross Speedfit
Fashion House Stork’s Corner
Fitness Results Terry White Chemist Leeming
Gardening Superstars The Hang Out
Glouster Park Trophy Choice
Health Freak Urban Massage Studio

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Middle Distance athlete of the month

Congratulations to Lachlan Bennett this month’s Middle Distance Academy winner.
Lachlan runs for Bateman/Bullcreek and also for Melville
He is not only having a great athletics season but was also voted “The most likely to become an astronaut” from a group of 30 high school students who attended a NASA workshop in the U.S in December last year.
On his return, Lachlan gave an articulate presentation to our training group and impressively fielded the many questions which the kids threw at him.
Since that night he has not missed a single middle distance training session.
His athletic performances have included a 2:02.4 PB in the 800m for a silver in the Athletics WA State Champs in January and a 4:37 PB in the 1500m at the Melville Centre Champs.
Lachlan consistently leads the pack and shows the way home when our training sessions have become challenging this season
Well done Lachie!

 

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IMPORTANT – STATE CHAMPS UPDATE – YOU MUST REGISTER BY THURSDAY 22 Feb 2018

Congratulations to all athletes that participated at the Zones championships. Melville Roar athletes put in some very strong performances with many qualifying for the State Champs. This year WA little athletics have a new registration process for State Champs.

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • You must register by 11:59pm Thursday 22nd Feberuary 2018
  • Register via Results HQ
  • ONLY select the events your athlete/s have qualified for
  • There is a $10 charge per event

http://walittleathletics.com.au/Competition/State-Events/State-Track-Field-Championships

 

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AUSTRALIAN SPORTS FOUNDATION JOINS MELVILLE ATHLETIC AS A FUNDRAISING PARTNER.

The Melville Athletic Centre (Melville Roar) is delighted to announce a partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation as a Fundraising Partner of the Centre to enable all donation made for the jumps track project to be fully tax deductible.

The Australian Sports Foundation has worked with sporting organisations for close to 30 years, helping raise money for Australian sport, with over $350 million being raised across its near 30-year history.

The Australian Sports Foundation has unique Deductible Gift Recipient status ensuring that all donations of greater than $2 are tax deductible.

The jumps track project is costing $62,405.00, with the Melville Athletics Centre currently contributing $30,000.00 with the support of Clubs. A Community Sports and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) application is being process, however the City of Melville are not able to contribute to the funding of the track. It is hope DSR will provide their one third of the project cost as part of the CSRFF application.

The Melville Athletics Centre has created an overarching “Melville Athletics Jumps Track Project Fund” that will see money raised put back into the replacement of the jumps track and the relocation of the top jumps pit.

“Australian Sports Foundation have great experience and offer a unique partnership in the market and it will be great to work in partnership to raise the funds required to complete the replacement of the jumps track.”

The Melville Athletic Centre offers a warm thanks to all individuals and businesses who give generously to support the Athletics Centre to move forward with the replacement jumps track, improving the completion and training environment and athlete participation.

Go to the links below to visit the Project and Donations pages:

Project Page: https://asf.org.au/projects/melvilleroar-athletics/
Donation Page: https://asf.org.au/donate/melville-athletic-jumps-track-project/

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