Cross Country (XC) starts on Saturday 10th May at the track in Corio Street, Moonee Ponds. New Members welcome to join (cost is $44 and a uniform), weekly fee is $2 per athlete to cover morning tea and a trophy at end of season. For more information, please contact Deb Clarke or Kathleen Marsh (phone numbers below). New members need to bring birth certificates or passports to show proof of birthday(children MUST be at least 5 years old before they are eligible to join).
Encouraging all members to attend the Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC) event on Saturday 3rd May at Lakeside to cheer on Victoria. Also, there will be some fun relay races at the beginning of the day with Coburg teams entered. Cost is FREE to enter the venue, so why not come down to see a great day of athletics.
Notice - Coburg LAC AGM is scheduled for 7th May, 2014.
Nomination Form List of Committee positions 2013 / 2014
What a great way to finish off the season with some fabulous performances over the State Championship weekend.
Evan Sheedy Discus Bronze 27.30m
Patrick Martin 400m Bronze 53.21s
Mikeala Selaidinakos 200m Silver 26.23s
400m Silver 57.87s
Our other athletes over the weekend performed very well, many achieving new PBs. Thank you all for being such great competitors, thank you to parents for all your support. If anyone wants to see the full results, go to the LAVic website on this link.
Congratulations to all our athletes on a tremendous season. We had some great competition this weekend during Centre Championships, some very talented athletes winning awards, many achieving their 7 year veteran's award, 3 new Junior Life Members, parents acknowledged for Distinguished Service award to their club and our Centre and one new Life Member for many years of service to Coburg. Well done and Thank you.
Thank you also to all the members of the Coburg committee and to each of our Clubs and their committees.
We look forward to this coming weekend's State Championships. Click here for some last minute information from Little Aths Victoria.
Sorry to let everyone know that the Disco tomorrow night has been cancelled. Centre Championships entry forms have been out for weeks now and entries have closed. No further entries will be accepted.
Competition this week is again on Friday night commencing at 6pm. Coburg West on set up.
Don't forget the Disco on Saturday night..... All Centre Championship forms should now be in for processing.
Thank you to all our Coburg families and Visitors who attended our Open Day. It was a terrific day, a bit hectic at times but good weather, good food, hundreds of PBs....and lots of smiling faces. Full results are now posted on the Results tab. If anyone has any photos that they would like to share with us, please email to
The timetable for the Coburg All Star Open Day will be posted later on today. Thank you for your patience. Please see timetable here. Note, the U13 boys will be busy at midday!! We will swap the U9G event forward and manage the boys who clash with their events.
Well done to the Coburg Athletes who represented us at Region Track & Field last weekend. Click Here for the full results or the first list of progressions to State Track & Field.
Terrific 2 days of competition at last weekend's Region Track & Field event at Whittlesea City.
Please click on this link to see many fabulous photos of our athletes in action on the Sunday.
Congratulations to all our athletes, you were awesome to watch. Thank you to our Team Managers who were there from 6 in the morning till stumps each day and a big thank you to all those parents who were so generous with their time and volunteered to officiate at more than their fair share of events.
Thank you to all the families who have entered the Coburg All Star Day Open Day. Entries close tonight and late entries will not be accepted. It will now take some time to process the entries received and to formulate a timetable so that we can eliminate as many clashes as possible. We will endeavour to have a time table available by end of February.
Training this week will include High Jump. We request parents to help set up and pack up that equipment so more time can be spent coaching.
The Family Disco has been postponed and is rescheduled for 15th MARCH due to the clubrooms being booked for another function. Sorry for the late notice.
Thank you to all families who did arrive early last week, it wasn't as hot early on as expected but we started on time and got through the whole program very well. It was great fun to finish off the morning with the Steeple event.
Coburg families must have their entry forms in this week for our All Star Day Open Day.
This week, we are raising funds for the Royal Children's Hospital - wear your favourite colour, football jumper, crazy hair do.......fairy wings....but remember to wear your TAG.
This week's track competition starts off with the 400m races, followed by 80/90/100mHurdles and finishing off with the Steeplechase events. Bring a spare pair of socks & shoes. Athletes who arrive late will miss their 400 so please arrive before 8:30am so we can start on time and be out of the venue before it gets too hot.
Congratulations to Alesi Gangi who represented us at State Multi last weekend and did very well in hot and trying conditions.
Are you interested in becoming a Starter? We need more people to assist in these positions so there is less pressure on the parents who take on this type of role. You don't need to complete the course first, in fact it is better to have some idea of the task before you do so. It is a fun role and we are happy to teach you.
A reminder to all parents and athletes that we are competing at Coburg on Saturday morning, commencing at 8:30am. It is going to be extremely hot, so we need to be even more efficient so that we can finish as quickly as possible.
A note from our Coach - Sonja Kiernan.......and this applies to Competition on the weekend too, not just training sessions.
In brief this is most important :
1. KEEP CHILDREN HYDRATED – DRINK BOTTLE ON THEM AT ALL TIMES AND MONITOR THE AMOUNT THEY ARE DRINKING
2. ITS NOT THE AMOUNT YOU DRINK JUST PRIOR TO TRAINING AND COMPETITION IT’S THE AMOUNT YOU DRINK DAYS BEFORE AS WELL
3. GOOD NUTRITION GOES HAND IN HAND WITH HYDRATION – CARBOHYDRATES ARE IMPORTANT FOR SUSTAINED ENERGY
4. BRING 2 WATER BOTTLES TO TRAINING
5. SLIP SLOP SLAP
6. WEAR COOL CLOTHING
Wishing all our members and their families a Happy New Year.
Please note that the Coburg Committee voted to change the competition programs for the final 6 weeks of competition on the calendar up until Centre Championships. Click on this link to see the events offered on each program. (This is very similar to last season's programs).
Link to the Northern Metro Region website for entry into Region Track & Field. Entries close mid-day 21st January, cost is $6 per event, draft timetables are available etc and information regarding qualifying criteria is also loaded. Athletes in the U7, 8 and 16 age groups need to contact Team Manager - Krysten Panozzo asap if they wish to enter (same closing date though, but please don't leave it till the last minute).
Also, our website has been crashing a lot lately and our IT expert, Edward is assisting us with this problem. We apologise for any inconvenience this may incur.
Competition this weekend is our Christmas breakup on Friday night commencing from 6pm at the Coburg track.
Congratulations to our 11 teams who represented us admirably last weekend at Albert Park in the State Relay Championships. One of our teams broke the previous Victorian State Record, but as they finished in 2nd place, will not be recognised for that achievement. It was a terrific day and many thanks to Craig for doing our duty for nearly the whole day - in the Recording room - he said it was "the best seat in the house" !!!
Click on this link for some great photos.
Well done boys.