During the upcoming Season our Centre Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in a number of Special Events.
All registered Athletes will be able to compete in a number of these Events whilst other events maybe by Selection only.
More information regarding the events will be provided closer to the time.
Special events this season include:
- PMH Day – Sick Kids Fundraising Day
- Pinkletics Day – Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising Day
- Bravehearts Teams Challenge
- Ridgewood v Joondalup Challenge
- State Track & Field Relay Championships
- State Multi Event Championships
- State Championships
- Community Nitro Event 2017
Friday 2nd March, Saturday 3rd March & Sunday 4th March
Registration: online through Results HQ
Fee: $10 per athlete per event
This event is conducted by LAWA and is held at the West Australian Athletics Stadium.
U9 – U15 athletes who qualify through zones & quarter finals can go on to compete against the qualifiers from the other zones and country centres.
Athletes must compete in full Ridgewood Centre uniform. Shoes are compulsory, spikes are permitted for U11 upwards as LAWA the spike policy. Age tags and registration numbers are required.
Ridgewood Centre will be assisting the competing athletes with centre training, days and times will be confirmed closer to the event. Parent helpers with competing athletes will be required to assist on sites throughout the weekend.
Please see additional information including Programs below;
Saturday 17th February & Sunday 18th February
Registration: online through Results HQ
Fee: $5 per athlete regardless of number of events competing in.
Zones and quarter finals is an event spread over 2 days where athletes can compete against other centres in their own nominated events. It will give young athletes a great experience competing on a larger scale. By nominating their own events, you can either compete both days or just 1 day pending on when your event is scheduled.
This event is conducted by Zone 4 LAC centres, and consists of the following Centres;
Ridgewood / Joondalup / Hamersley / UWA / Esperance, Geraldton, Northam and Hedland
U7 & U8 – Compete in the Zones & quarter finals only. Medals will be awarded to the first three (3) place getters in the final of each event. Athletes can compete in four (4) total events only of their own choosing.
U9 – U15 – This is the first stage of the State Track & Field Championships. Each athlete can compete in a number of events depending of their age.
U9 maximum of 4 events over the 2 days – no limit on the amount in 1 day
U10 – U12 maximum of 5 events over the 2 days – no limit on the amount in 1 day
U13 – U15 maximum of 6 events over the 2 days – no limit on the amount in 1 day.
U7 – U9 athletes may choose to compete in their full club uniform,
U10 – 15 athletes must compete in full Ridgewood Centre uniform. Shoes are compulsory, spikes are permitted for U11 upwards as the LAWA spike policy. Age tags and registration numbers are required.
Ridgewood Centre will be assisting the competing athletes with centre training, days and times will be confirmed closer to the event.
The Ridgewood Centre will be required to supply parent helpers & officials on sites throughout the weekend. Please note that at least 1 parent helper is required per competing athlete per family, i.e. if you have 2 children competing, you need to fulfil 2 roster positions and so forth.
U16 & U17 – Automatically qualify to nominate for the semi-finals at the State Track & Field Championships. Athletes can compete in six (6) events in total. These athletes will need to register online through Results HQ for the State Track & Field Championship
Please Note that the Zones Program and State Championships Program are different, and all athletes should consider any clashes prior to nominating for these events.
Please see additional information on Program and Qualifications below;
STATE COMBINED EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS U11 – U17
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th February
Registration: online through Result HQ
Fee: $15 per athlete
This Event is conducted by LAWA over two days and is held at the West Australia Athletics Stadium. It is open to any athletes in the U11 – U17 Age Groups, no selection is required.
Day 1: 3th February U14 – U17 athletes
Day 2: 4th February U11 – U17 athletes
U11 – U13 athletes participate in 5 events total.
U14 – U17 participate in 7 events total.
Each athlete competes in their age group five (5) or seven (7) events involving both track and field events. Points are allocated to each athlete for each event based on the performance, the athlete’s points are tallied. Medals are presented to the first three places in each age group for both boys and girls.
Athletes must compete in full Ridgewood Centre Uniform. Shoes are compulsory, spikes are permitted for U11 upwards as the LAWA spike policy. Age tags and registration numbers are required.
Parents who have athletes competing must be prepared to be rostered on a site.
STATE TRACK & FIELD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
On Saturday 2 December the WA State Track & Field Relay Championships will be held at the WA Athletic Stadium.
Ridgewood Little Athletics Centre will enter both track & field teams on the day, competing in the 4x100m relays for all age groups, 4x200m for U8 – U10’s, 4x400m for U11 – U17’s and field relays for the U10 – U17’s.
We wish all the Centre athletes, teams and coaches all the best on the day.
Track relay teams will be posted here in due course in accordance with the relay policy
Field relay team will be posted here in due course in accordance with the relay policy
Relay program will be posted as soon as available from LAWA
Parent roster will be posted here once all teams are finalised and roster positions are allocated by LAWA
Please find attached all the documents relating to the 2017 Little Athletics WA & Athletics WA State Track & Field Championships.
Date: Saturday 2nd December
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Where: WA Athletics Stadium
You will find attached the following:
- Event Information Booklet
- DRAFT Time Table
- Team Nomination Forms
- Team Manager Contact Details Form
- 2017 Venue Map with Marquee Allocations
- Relay Substitution Form
- Age Promotion Application Form
- 2017 Relays Event Specific Rules & Regulations
- New IAAF Relay Rule Information
The Centre Parent Rosters and Officials Roster will be sent out after the close of entries.
Please note the track will be marked in line with the new IAAF relay rule changes.
KEY DATES TO REMEMBER
9am Friday 10th November – Age Promotion Application Forms Due
9am Wednesday 15th November – Team Entries Forms Due
9am Monday 27th November – Athletes Names Forms Due
10am Saturday 2nd December – State Track & Field Relay Championships
RIDGEWOOD v JOONDALUP CHALLENGE EVENT
Saturday 18th November
Registration: Not required
Ridgewood and Joondalup participate in a friendly inter-centre meet. Each year we will be competing for an annual shield and the athletes get an opportunity to compete against athletes from another centre (Joondalup LAC) which gives them valuable experience, especially competing on the synthetic track at the WA Athletics Stadium. Please make an effort to get as many athletes this special event. Age tags and registration numbers are required. A special relay will be held for keen parents too.
Parents who have athletes participating, may be required to fulfil a roster.
The day concludes with trial races for our track relay teams who will be competing at the State Track & Field Relay Championship on 2nd of December. It is compulsory for the athletes selected into the state relay track teams to participate in the trial relay race.
We look forward to seeing you all at this Special Intra Centre Meet against Joondalup LAC and winning the Challenge Shield.
BRAVEHEARTS TEAMS CHALLENGE EVENT
If anyone is interested in the Braveheart’s Team Challenge on during November at the WA Athletics Stadium please see below information.
This is a Fun Day for Athletes from Under 6 to Under 10’s only…..
Bravehearts Program 2017
Community Nitro Event 2017 U14-U17
A Special Community Nitro Event for U14 – U17 athletes will be taking place on Saturday evening 4th November at HBF Arena, Joondalup between Joondalup / Hamersley / Ridgewood / UWA – starting at 5pm until 8.30pm.
This is a fun event between all the Centres in a social environment, as detailed in the flyer attached.
The Centre selection process will be to firstly encouraging all U14-U17 athletes to “opt in” for the event and nominate three (3) preferred events in order of preference from the event program by the deadline date of Saturday 21st October.
The Ridgewood LAC Event sub-committee will then be nominating / placing athletes (no more than two events per person) for each of the events according to season results, if more than two athletes nominate for a particular event / age group then the Sub-committee will make a decision based on team balanced / fun / filling all positions.
U13 were included as a one-off event (standard relay) to entice them to attend the event as the centre’s cheer squads & give them a taste for next year being involved.
All nominations for the Community Nitro Event are to be done at the Healthways tent at Ridgewood Oval by close of competition on Saturday 21 October. We will have a sheet at the tent tomorrow and next Saturday for athletes to nominate their preferences for events.
Look forward to seeing all the RLAC senior athletes enjoying this special event.