Corroboree Little Atheletics

Centre of the Year!

25 April 2018

We have some exiting news to conclude a fantastic season; last weekend at the Little Athletics ACT Awards night, Corroboree was awarded Centre of the Year! This award is given to the Centre that made the greatest contribution to the furtherance of the aims, reputation and governance of Little Athletics ACT. There are many criteria that are taken into consideration, including athlete numbers, participation at meets and LAACT carnivals, the club’s program and culture, and other contributions to LAACT.

This award is a recognition of all our athletes, performing wonderfully at our weekly meets, training sessions, as well as at carnivals, trying their best and encouraging each other. It is also testament to all our parents, committee members and other volunteers, who make our club run so successfully. So, congratulations to you – you should all be very proud of this award – we’ll put it on display next season!

The awards didn’t end there however;

Ruud van Scheppingen was awarded the Michael Spencer Volunteer of the year Award in recognition of his contribution to Corroboree and LAACT, as coach and official.

We also received the Cross-Country Trophy for winning the overall point score for the RunACT series, held last Autumn-Winter season.

So, congratulations to Ruud, and all athletes who participated in the RunACT series last year.

The RunACT series is starting again soon, and we’d like to encourage all athletes to participate. For further details please keep an eye on Athletics ACT’s website (or emails from LAACT office).

Dates are:

Race 1: Sunday, 29 April – Menindee Drive- starting at 3pm- U10 1km and U12 3km
Race 2: Sunday, 13 May – Lake Ginninderra- starting at 3pm- U10 1km and U12 3km (with Northside Schools)
Race 3: Sunday, 27 May – Fadden Pines- starting at 3pm- U10 1km and U12 3km handicap (with Southside Schools)
Race 4: Saturday, 3 June – Lake Ginninderra- starting at 3pm- U10 1km and U12 3km (with Northside Schools)
Race 5: Saturday, 23 June – Mount Stromlo- starting at 12:45pm- 2/3/5km handicap (age handicap event held in conjunction with YMCA Canberra Runners Club)

Also, for the first time Little Athletics ACT will hold a State Cross Country Championship. This will be held alongside Athletics ACT on Saturday 30th June at Mount Stromlo. There will be events for athletes U6’s and above and will include a Centre Point Score Trophy. Further details will be available closer to the event on the Little Athletics ACT website.

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