The Relay Championships are the main team competition for the season. This is the only championship where boys and girls can run against each other and also be in the same team.
Who can compete?
To be eligible to enter the SUBWAY Region Relay Carnival, athletes must be registered and be a financial Little Athletics Victoria Competitive Member by the closing date and time for entries. There are no exemptions.
How you can compete
Athletes can enter a maximum of three team events only, in a ‘combination’ of any of the following:
4 x 100m (Male/Female and/or Mixed Sex (MS))
4 x 200m (Male/Female and/or Mixed Sex (MS)) Medley (M/F)
Available Team Compositions & Qualifiers to State’sRefer to LAVic’s website for these details http://lavic.com.au/Events/2019-subway-region-relay-carnivals
WHEN ARE THE RELAYS?
1. Mentone Relay Day – Sunday, November 10th, 2019 Mentone (optional). This event will be used to foster team work and fun for all. Under 8 boys and girls will also be able to run on this day
2. Regional Relay Day – Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 Springvale Little Athletics (compulsory). This is an all-day event at which parents are required to fulfil an approximate 3-hour duty (compulsory)
3. State Relay Day – Saturday, December 14th, 2019 Lakeside Stadium Albert Park, Melbourne (compulsory). If teams qualify or progress – an all-day event at which parents are required to fulfil an approximate 3 hour duty (compulsory)
WHEN IS RELAY TRAINING?
Training will be held at the Sandringham Athletics Track Wednesday’s from 6.00pm to 6.45pm for U9,U10, U11 and 6.45pm -7.30pm for Under 12 to Under 16. The first training session will commence Wednesday 23rd October.
You need to be available for training if you agree to compete in a relay team. If you cannot make it to training please speak with the age group coach and we will work something else out.
Athletes should aim to attend at least 80% of the sessions to support their team mates. If they are unable to attend, please notify your child’s Age Group Relay Coach or Shane, our Events Coordinator.
Athletes must register to compete in relay competition by Saturday, October 26th 2019. SLAC will be using online bookings this year for Relay registration. Please click below to take you to the registration page. Entry fee will be $25 per athlete (covers the cost of Mentone, SMR & State Relays). The Relay Committee then calculates and pays for the number of teams we can submit, based on Registrations.
Constructing our relay teams is a complicated and time-consuming task. If an athlete decides to withdraw, after team estimates have been submitted, this could result in the withdrawal of the whole team and disappointment for other athletes. There are no refunds for individual or teams that are withdrawn. Final teams will be confirmed by the SLAC Events Coordinator & Assistant Events Coordinator, Coaching Director and President.
Calling all under 8 boys and girls! $10 entry to All under 8’s
The Mentone Relay Day is the only event that allows the under 8’s to compete in relays. There will be boys and girls 4 x 100m
and mixed 4 x 100m. The emphasis at this level will be on fun and participation giving children a taste for relay running. Teams will be randomly selected, and NOT based on times or performance
Age Group Relay Coaches
Age Group Relay Coaches will be appointed by the SLAC Centre Committee to assist in the coaching of athletes and also to help select teams. Remember that our coaches are all volunteers.
Please see our full selection relay policy & athlete and parent code of conduct in the regulations document on the SLAC website. Parent volunteer support is needed for these meets.
Shane Bilsborough, SLAC Events Coordinator at [email protected]
Athletes can enter Regional Track and Field Championships in upto four favoured events. The Regional Track and Field Championships are the qualifier for the State Track and Field Championships.
Both events are held late in the season with State Track and Field Championships being the traditional season closer held at Albert Park.
Sandringham Little Athletics holds an annual Centre Track and Field Championships run in a similar fashion to Region and State Championships. Athletes can compete in up to 6 events against other athletes from the centre. For those who haven’t experienced Regional or school competition this is our athletes first competition experience.
The Championship is held on one Saturdays between the Regional and State Track and Field Championships.