2017 Winter State Championships More information coming soon
2017 U14-15 International Meet - Malaysia More information coming soon
2017 U13 Australian Championships More Information Coming Soon
2017 AGM and Wind Up After every Season Wind-up, we farewell our Under 17 Athletes but also their Parents who have done huge amounts of work over the years. Thank you to all those who have assisted over the journey and hopefully we will see you around the area in the future.
2017 State Track and Field Championships More Information Coming Soon
Zones Qualification & U7-8 State Championships The Zones Qualification Event (Zone 4) were held on the weekend 4th & 5th March at UWA Sports Park. This Event is for the U9-U15 Qualification to the State Championships competing with UWA, Joondalup & Hamersley. Over this weekend the Under 7 & 8’s compete in Events as their State Championships.
Retiring Under 17 Athletes As it’s our last Competition day at Ridgewood for the 2016/17 Season, we salute our retiring Under 17’s Athletes from their Little Athletics careers – This year the retiring Under 17’s are Mitchell Coffey (Yanchep), Zac Dowley (Butler), Jayden Harriman (Mindarie), Delaney Smith (Quinns), Jordan Lena (Mindarie) and Libby Warren (Quinns). In what has become a Centre tradition over the past few seasons, our retiring Under 17’s have completed their very last race at Centre level being the 200m. We wish them well in their future endeavours and you are always welcome back at Ridgewood LAC
Centre Championships The Ridgewood LAC Centre Championships were held on Saturday 18th & 25th February. Congratulations to all the Medals winners, not all Athletes can come home with a Medal but I would like to commend the sportsmanship shown by all Spectators, Parents and Athletes during the past fortnight of competition. Special Thanks to sponsor Darren from Bridgestone Select Butler for being on hand to present some Medals on Week 1
2017 State Combined Events More Information Coming Soon
2017 Centre Multi Event The Ridgewood LAC Multi Event was held on Saturday 14th January. This Event is combination of Events where Athletes collect points by performance and the overall winner is decided with the most points from all Events. The Multi Event Program includes a 100m Sprint, Hurdles, Throw, Long Jump and Long Distance (400m / 800m) events for each Age Group with a Linear Points System working out the overall Winner for all Events. The first three (3) placegetters will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze where each Athlete must complete every Event to eligible for any Medals or Points.
New Ridgewood Hoodies Our New Casual Ridgewood LAC Hoodies have arrived for pre-ordering. They look great with thumb holes and can be worn to training, competition or street wear – only $45. Check out our Athletes modelling the new Hoodie
Twilight Program / Christmas Party The Centre Christmas Party and Twilight Meet was held on Friday 16th December, a great way to finish 2016. A big thank you to all the Centre Committee Members, Club Members, Athletes and their families that came to our annual Christmas Party. It was a fantastic night with lots of fun had by all, especially with the additional activities for the kids. Unfortunately the running of the 100m under lights was cancelled due to the Oval Lights not scheduled to stay on past the 7.45pm shut off. Special mention to Vanessa who did a great job as Announcer for the night and got right into the spirit of Christmas along most of the kids. Another huge thanks to ‘Santa’ for visiting our Centre Meet, you always do an amazing job. Thanks to the Quinns Beach Volunteers Fire Brigade for driving Santa across the oval in their Fire Truck, the kids were so excited and absolutely loved it!! Finally, Ridgewood LAC wishes all our members and their families a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year
State Relay Championships Ridgewood Little Athletics Centre competed at the WA State Track & Field Relay Championships on Sunday 11th December at the WA Athletics Stadium. We had Centre representation with both Track Teams and Field Teams from the Under 8’s to Under 17 in both the Girls and Boys. Congratulations to all our Athletes who competed extremely well against all Centres across the State, with some wonderful results for Ridgewood LAC…..It would have to be one of Ridgewood’s most successful results in our short history as a Centre…. A huge thank you to our wonderful Coaches in Rachel Williams, Pete Ainsley, Adam Fairweather, Paul Mann, Brett Foster, Darren Fisher, Anniesha Bennett, Dan Morrison, Nikki Edwards, Mox Sallie, Paul Phillips and Rachel Quirk for their time and efforts in preparing our State Relay Squads. Again, Well done to all the Centre Track & Field Relay Athletes for your efforts on the day…..As mentioned we had some great results, we picked up our first Track Medal for a very long time with the Under 13 Boys winning Silver in the 4x100m and an number of Track teams just missing out on Medals or placing in top 8…..The Track Teams that placed in the top 8 were the Under 8 Girls (4x200m – 7th), Under 9 Girls (4x200m – 8th), Under 10 Girls (4x100m – 6th / 4x200m – 6th), Under 10 Boys (4x100m – 6th), Under 11 Girls (4x400m – 8th), Under 12 Boys (4x100m – 6th), Under 13 Girls (4x100m – 7th / 4x400m – 4th), Under 14 Boys (4x100m – 8th / 4x400m – 6th) and Under 15 Girls (4x100m – 6th). We were fortunate enough to have a great day with our Field Teams, coming away with six State Medals on the Day and a couple of near misses……The Field Teams that medalled were the Under 11 Boys – Andreas Hough, Tyson Phillips & Jesse West (Bronze), Under 13 Boys – Mekhi Adams & Emilio Estrella (Gold), Under 14 Boys – Brayden McCarthy & Joshua Smith (Gold), Under 15 Boys – Brendan O’Malley, Dylan James & Brayden Smith (Gold), Under 15 Girls – Yasmin Furse, Royan Norman and Omeara Louange (Gold) and the Under 17 Girls – Chloe Parker and Delaney Smith (Gold)….As mentioned we had some near misses, Under 11 Girls (4th), Under 12 Boys (5th), Under 13 Girls (8th) and Under 14 Girls (6th)…. After all the points for Track and Field were tallied, Ridgewood LAC finished second behind UWA and beat some big and powerful Centres…..A great result…. Special Thanks to the Centre Committee Members Kim Smith, Rachel Quirk, Darren Bennett and Dean Smith for their time in organising Training, Team Selections, Coaches, Teams and Uniforms for the big day…
Pinkletics Day Ridgewood LAC held their annual “Pinkletics” day to raise monies for McGrath Foundation Breast Awareness on Saturday 19th November. Well done to all athletes and parents who participated in dressing up in something pink. Again, thankyou to all the Clubs and Athletes for supporting this cause and if you have some spare monies and wish to donate, please click on the link below; http://mcgrathfoundationportal.gofundraise.com.au/page/RachelQuirk
PMH Day – 2016 / 2017 Ridgewood Little Athletics Centre held the ‘Kids for Kids’ PMH fundraising day for the Princess Margaret Hospital on Saturday 5th November. The day started with our annual Club Grand Relay for a Gold coin donation where one athlete from each Age Group and Gender run until everyone has had a turn to find the overall winner and all the Clubs ran their individual Fundraisers during the Day, such as Crazy Hair, Face Painting, Guess the Lollies, etc. Thank you all the Clubs, Committee’s and families who have contributed to this great cause….Kids helping sick kids…
Opening Day – 2016 / 2017 Ridgewood Little Athletics Centre held our 2016-2017 Season Opening Day on Saturday 8th October at Ridgewood Park. Unfortunely due to the inclement weather we had to revise the format for the morning, but we were able to still hold part of our schedule with a Speech from the City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, Speech from State Minister Albert Jacob, Winter Season Athletes were recognised for representing Ridgewood LAC at the WA State Championships, U13 State Team Members and U14-15 International Team Members were introduced, our Centre Captains and Vice Captains were announced and an insightful Interview and chat with current Australian Junior High Jumper and 2015 World U18’s Team Member Clare Gibson