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Monday, 8 April 2019
Winter Athletic Information 2019


 2019 Winter Competition


Athletes aged U7 – U17 (cross country), U9-U17 (road walk) can compete in these events.

Nominations for 2019 Winter Cross Country & Roadwalking have just opened. Athletes who were registered for 2018/19 summer season are free to compete in the winter season.

Existing members just need to log into their ResultsHQ profile to nominate for the winter season.

Still have you timing chip? If you still have your timing chip from last season, you can reuse it. When you nominate, select the “BYO Tag” option.

Lost your timing chip from last year? Timing chips are $5- and can be paid for online when you nominate.

New athletes (not previously registered for the 2018/19 season)

Please go to www.resultshq.com.au and create a profile. The LAWA fee for new registrations is $100 (includes the timing chip). The fees may be paid online.

Please note – New registrations and/or winter nominations will not be allowed on the day of competition.  Any new registrations must have been completed by the athlete no later than the Thursday evening before the first week they wish to compete.

More on Timing chips (RFIDs)

Each athlete must have a RFID chip to be worn on their shoe or ankle during their race. This is to streamline timing and finish line procedures. Chips can easily be attached to the athlete’s shoe lace or alternatively on a piece of elastic or a strap around the ankle. Each chip has a unique number which is recorded against the athlete’s name and is not transferable. Only chips issued by LAWA for the Winter competition can be used.   LAWA staff / officials will not be able to replace lost chips on the day of competition. The Southern Districts Winter Officer can allocate a replacement chip however this has to be done on the Thursday evening before the week they wish to compete.

New and replacement timing chips/age tags/SD shirts will be available to pick up from Graham (Winter Officer) on the 29th April at Shelley or 2 May at Piney Lakes. Piney Lakes Reserve Winthrop (Carpark off Murdoch Drive) – 5-6 pm only.


Under 7’s to 9’s may wear their club uniform.  Under 10’s to 17’s must be in Centre uniform. Age tags, registration numbers and logos must be worn as per the summer season. Again SDLAC singlets will be available for purchase fromGraham for $35.


Calendar of Events.

The season starts on Saturday afternoon May 4 for running and May 11 for walking. Locations are yet to be finalised by LAWA. Keep an eye on the LAWA website. There will be apx 7 cross country events and same number of walks this year with championships at the end. One cross country is currently planned for a country location.  Here is the link to the Schedule…



Qualification for Championships

To race in the championship events, athlete must compete in at least 4 cross country races and 4 walk events (not confirmed at this stage).


Parent Help Essential – 18th May

 On the 18th May, Southern Districts will host a cross country race at Piney Lakes (not confirmed)– Parent assistance (Track set up, Track marshalling, First Aid etc etc) is essential on this day – please view it as compulsory and when a duty or roster is circulated please co-operate.



SDLAC will conduct weekly training to support the children. Any coaches who wish to assist would be much appreciated. Please contact Graham

Cross country training for Southern Districts athletes will begin on Thursday the 2nd May at Piney Lakes Reserve, Winthrop (carpark off Murdoch Drive) – 5pm. We will do a combination of intervals’ and long runs and split the training between younger and older athletes. Some of the training will be done with Melville centre and a Wednesday training option may present itself (TBC).


Walk training will begin on Monday the 29th April at Shelley Foreshore, Riverton Drive North, Near Toilets/Jetty 4.45pm.


Register your interest.

If you are interested in the winter season, please email me so I have your details to keep you informed of changes or issues.

Graham Griffin: Winter Officer winter_runs@sdlac.org.au


Happy Running!

Monday, 25 March 2019
Winter Athletics….just around the corner!


Hello everyone,

As we finish up with Summer Athletics, our Winter Athletics involving Cross Country and Roadwalks are starting on Saturday 4 May 2019.

Details are not yet confirmed so we are unable to provide them to you but we should know this week.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out our flyer!




Thursday, 7 March 2019
States Parent Duty Roster for this weekend…


For those attending States this weekend here is a reminder of the Parent Duty Roster that was sent by your Club President this week.



All the best to our Southern Stars competing.  Go get em guys!



Thursday, 21 February 2019
Another broken record on the third and final throw of the day!!


Congratulations to everybody for the Championships and the whole season!

While out Saturday Competitions have finished, the show is still going on with the upcoming Zones this weekend and then States 2 weeks after.



Congratulations to my boy Connor for breaking a record in discus today… Super proud little fella, he threw 22.99m. Fantastic determination!  It was his 2nd last event of the day and he had one throw to go, and there it was!  Connor then went on to come first in the Walk, that was his final event of the day.




Please find below the Zones Duty Roster. Just following up from what was sent in an email from your Presidents of your club.

All the very best to those competing at Zones this weekend.


Take care,



Tuesday, 12 February 2019
A hot twilight and 2 broken records!


Hi everyone,


Well our last competition before Championships was a hot one!  Later on the night it became quite a pleasant twilight weather wise though which was a relief.

Next weekend we will have our Centre Championships which will take place over the Saturday and the Sunday.  Weather forecast is for  a balmy 27/28 degrees, we’ll take it!!



On Saturday night, not only was the heat around us but on the track too! Tori Moss broke another record..U16, 300m Hurdles in a snap 45.90 sec. The old record was 47.79 sec. That girl just doesn’t stop! Awesome Tori! Just wondering is there a record for how many records you can break in one season…she’s gotta be sooo close! Proud of you Tori!

Blake Pritchard is going out with a bang too!! On Saturday night, he Blake Pritchard broke the record in the U17M 300m hurdles running it in 39.69sec. The old record was 40.73. What a way to finish a season….with a broken record.. i think the skirt was removed for that one and the serious hat went on. Super proud of you Blake, super guy on and off the track…well done!



Here they are, our two Age Groups of the Week, U8 girls and U8 boys…. fair to say that our U8 boys could be our most energetic and active out on the track!




Our U17 girls and boys had a great last comp day dressing up in their tutus.  Unfortunately last Saturday we didn’t see the parade but rest assure it will take place next weekend!

They look gorgeous!





Don’t forget to RSVP for the Windup on Saturday 16 March, events@sdlac.org.au

Enjoy your week,


Monday, 28 January 2019
Another record broken!


Hello everyone,


We spent last Friday night on the track for our first twilight of the season..huge thank you to Louisa for doing a fantastic job on announcing along with her trusty assistant Andrea by getting us all in and out in a timely manner, we thank you!



Congratulations to Emily Pink in U7’s from South Perth for breaking the record in Vortex! The old record was 12.29m and Emily’s new record is 12.78m. Well done Emily, super effort!



Our U14 girls and boys are our Age Groups of the Week this week.  Two delightful age groups with a tonne of athletic ability.



Please see the attached link on the information needed for Multis.


Information will include…

  • DRAFT 2019 Program with Call Room Times
  • Event Information Booklet
  • DRAFT Venue Map
  • LAWA 2018 – 2019 Rules of Competition

Remember, there will be no normal athletics the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of February.  Our next meet is on Saturday the 9th of February, its a twilight at 3pm!



Please see below the invitation to the Southern Districts Wind Up.  Please email me at events@sdlac.org.au to let me know how many adults and how many children will be attending along with the club you are from.

Sure to be a great night, don’t miss it!



All the best to the athletes competing at State Multis.



Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Boy was it a hot one!


Hi folks,


Well it certainly was a hot one on Saturday!  But it looks like all and sundry were ready for it! I would like to shout out to all those who volunteer to help out even when they are not on duty.  Very good of those people and it doesn’t go unnoticed thats for sure!  Huge thanks!



Both our U15 girls and boys age groups took it out this week.  Great bunch they both are!


Just wanted to let everyone know that Graham Griffin will be there on Friday night selling Southern District shirts and singlets.  $45 each.  PLEASE BRING CASH ONLY.  Graham will be on duty however there will be an announcement when he will be available to sell the shirts.

Our meet starts on Friday night this week at 5pm.

See you there,


Tuesday, 15 January 2019
We are back in full swing!!


Welcome back ! We hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year festivities and are in full swing for the back side of the season!

Age Groups of the Week

Our U/9 girls and boys have both nailed it this week.

Look at these amazing U/9 girls!!

And now our U/9 boys… a super troup!



We have a mountain of events coming up including…

  • Friday 25 January – Centre twilight at 5pm at Ern Clark (Programme 4)
  • Saturday 2 February – Dale Multis
  • Saturday 2 February – State Multi Championships
  • Sunday 2 February – State Multi Championships
  • Saturday 9 February – Centre twilight at 3pm at Ern Clark ( Programme 5)
  • Saturday 16 February – SDLAC Championships Day 1
  • Sunday 17 February – SDLAC Championships Day 2
  • Saturday 23 February – Zone Finals
  • Sunday 24 February – Zone Finals
  • Friday 8 March – State Championships
  • Saturday 9 March – State Championships
  • Sunday 10 March – State Championships
  • Saturday 16 March – Centre end of season wind up

See you on the track!

Hayley Shelby


Saturday, 29 December 2018

Our extremely talented Alexandra Griffin has definitely made some prints around Australia with her Road Walking achievements in the past year and it gives me great pleasure and pride to share them with you.

Ali is currently in the U14 age group. Her achievements this year began in March of 2018 in Sydney on the track. Ali entered the National Athletic Championships through Athletics Australia and won both the U14 and U15 age group 3km Walks. She broke the State Record for the U14 age group and currently holds the U14 Australian National Record. If that wasn’t going to be enough to blow your socks off in April 2018 Ali participated in the Little Athletics Australian Championships 1500m Walk and came 2nd in her U13 age group and broke the state record. Outstanding achievement in itself but it doesn’t stop there. In August of 2018 Ali competed in the National Road Walking Championships through Athletics Australia on the Sunshine Coast. Ali came 1st in the 3km Walk sailing through with a time of 14 minutes and 18 seconds which was a PB for Ali. From all reports the race was very close. Ali and her arch rival were neck and neck nearly all the way, the suspense of who would win was riding high, when Ali’s pure determination got her across the line in first place. Just goes to show that Ali had the package of fitness, technique and mental presence to be the best in Australia in the U14 age group. How proud we are of you Ali. Your results are a reflection of your hard work and dedication and we are proud that you are from Southern Districts. Keep doing what you’re doing! Its working! I share with you Ali and Australian Roadwalk Champion Dane Bird-Smith…


Monday, 17 December 2018

Hi folks,

What a fabulous last comp of the season it was last Saturday.  Thank you to all those who went to an effort to dress up.  You looked great!  Thank you to those parents who went in the events and dressed up as well,  fabulous effort.  Huge thanks to Rob Mellor for organsing the fund raiser for the Perth Childrens Hospital too, a very good cause indeed.


South Perth’s U16 superstar Eliza Griffin broke her own record last Saturday, the 15th of December. Her old record was 5.03.84. Eliza smashed it and now the new record stands at 4.58.52. Love your work Eliza, keep it up!

This week we have two Age Groups of the Week. Our first one goes to our  U6 girls looking Super Duper Cute, we just can’t get enough!
…. and the other Age Group of the Week is our gorgeous U7 girls, here they are at discus, as happy as could be!

Folks just letting you know the schedule for the new year….get your diary out!

Saturday 12 January 2019 – 7.30am we return

Saturday 19 January 2019 – 7.30am

Friday 25 January 2019 – 5.00pm start, Twilight

Saturday 2 February 2019 – NO COMPETITION AT SOUTHERN DISTRICTS, however there is a competition at Dale which you can register with on ResultsHQ for any age group and that weekend is the State Combined Event for U11 age group and up. Also register with ResultsHQ

Saturday 9 February – 3.00pm Twiilight

Saturday and Sunday 16 & 17 February – Southern District Championships

The Executive Committee Members would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a beautiful Christmas with a very healthy and happy New Year to come.
Best wishes,