Registration Information


Registration Information

This page provides to you the essential information that you need to register your child as a member of Sandringham Little Athletics Centre.
Registration for Little Athletics is organized by Little Athletics Victoria via their registration portal which can be found at the bottom of this page. Sandringham LAC does not operate the portal, so any questions specifically relating to the LA Victoria portal should be send to​​ 
Season Start
We will begin our season as soon as the State Government and our Association (LAVIC) allow community sport such as our to return. The current roadmap out of lockdown allows Little Athletics to begin on November 5.
Track Update
Our track at Sandringham is being redeveloped but unfortunately will not be available for use until late November of 2021.
Sandringham Little Aths is currently planning to begin our season on Friday nights at Duncan McKinnon Reserve, North Rd, Murrumbeena and our program will run there until our track at Sandringham becomes available. Our season calendar can be viewed by going to our Season Calendar page.
Meet Times
Our track program will run on Friday evenings starting at the following times:
  • 5:30pm for Under 6 – Under 8 athletes
  • 5:45pm for Under 9 – Under 16 athletes warm-ups for a 6pm start
We will return to our regular Saturday morning program once we return to our Sandringham track (targeted for late November).
Registration Fees
Our registration portal is now open and you can be directed to the required sign up area at the end of the information below. Please note that our membership fee consists of a non refundable little athletics Victoria association fee of $89. The rest of the membership fee goes to the club to run it’s seasonal program.
We are offering early-bird pricing for those families who register before October 29th, with the following membership prices per family:
  • single athlete $200
  • family of 2 $380
  • family of 3 $540
  • family of 4 $700

After October 29th, the membership prices will be:

  • single athlete $230
  • family of 2 $440
  • family of 3 $630
  • family of 4 $820

Refunds due to COVID Restrictions

In case we are unable to provide a full season of competition due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g. on-going COVID restrictions), Sandringham Little Athletics Club will offer a pro-rata refund of the SLAC component of the membership fee, less a small administration fee, based on the percentage of meets that we could not run during our 16 meet season. This refund would be paid if requested by the athlete’s family and at the end of the season when we know the full impact of restrictions during the season.

Please note that the SLAC component of the membership fee varies depending on early bird or regular pricing and number of registered members in a family. Also note that the LAVIC component of the overall membership fee ($89 per athlete) is not refundable.

As an example, if a family paid $200 to register their athlete with early bird pricing, but the first 6 weeks of competition we cancelled due to lockdown restrictions, the prorate refund would be as follows. SLAC portion of membership dues $200- $89 = $111, and after $7 club processing fee, $104. Missing 6 weeks of 16 week competition, results in 106*(6/16) = $39.

Trialing Little Athletics

For those families who have not been involved in Little Athletics before, we offer the opportunity for your children to trial Little Athletics for free. Trialers are welcome to join-in all the activities that are available to members on any 2 Fridays or Saturdays during the season. Once the trial is complete, you have the opportunity to register as a member of the centre for the season.

If you wish to trial, you can select that option during the registration process on the Little Athletics Victoria portal. To access the portal, please click on the button at the top or the bottom of this page.

Age Group Calculator

All Little Athletes compete with other children of their same age. The age group for your child is determined by the year of their child’s birth.  The age group will be the next number above the age which your child turns in 2021.  For example, a child that turns 10 in 2021 will be in the Under 11 group.  For more information, please click on the link below.

Children that are between the ages of 5 and 15 years old on December 31, 2021 are invited to register. For children who turn 5 just after the New Year, please contact Sandringham Little Aths for more information at [email protected].

For more information, please visit LA Victoria Age Group Calculator.

What happens when you Register

Registration is complete when you have filled in the details online at the LAVIC website and if a new member shown proof of age.

A competition patch is produced for all registered members and will be issued to our on our competition morning.

A reminder that Registration patches will NOT be issued until a committee member has sighted evidence of the athlete’s date of birth. Acceptable documentation includes a passport, birth certificate or child health record. The documents may be scanned/photographed and emailed to [email protected].

 Cancellation of Membership

The LAVic component of the registration is non-refundable.  The Sandy Little Aths component will only be refunded under extraordinary circumstances after approval by the Executive Committee. Requests must be made in writing to the Club President.

Cancellation and Program Changes

Cancellation of weekly competition programs can occur throughout the season due to wet weather or excessive heat conditions. On a Saturday morning or prior to any twilight programs scheduled, if you think that the program may be cancelled, please check Sandy Little Aths Website (home page for the weather check button) 1-2 hours before the session is about to commence..

The decision to cancel a program is made by the Sandy Little Aths Committee with the safety of athletes and officials as their primary concern. On some occasions, a program may also be altered to suit weather conditions. The LAVic weather policy will be used in decision making.