Message 1 from RLAC Board Congratulations to all who have qualified for State Championship this upcoming weekend ! We have 77 athletes between 56 families competing in 169 events representing Ridgewood, amazing work !
With this big event comes another call on parents to help make it run on time, properly and without hiccups. We are aware that all parents want to see their kids perform at such a huge & exciting event, however without your support, the events cannot take place and it will disadvantage the athletes.
We will need ALL families to put their hand up for at least 1 roster duty per family to give all athletes the best chance of a smooth running Championship. The roster is active now and can be found using the link below:
We have 6 families who are on roster the entire weekend in key official positions, not being able to see their own kids compete, so please don't wait for positions to fill up ... some of you did not do a roster at Zones so we hope you choose to do the right thing and do your part for the kids. If we all do a little – no one will need to do a lot … we will be calling on you for other events when and if short on volunteers (previous years experience).
All volunteers are required to sign in at the TIC tent in good time before your roster starts and the TIC manager will point you in the right direction. Could we please ask you to sign in at the Ridgewood tent as well. We will be at the usual place on the hill (to the left of triple jump 2 on the venue map).
Bring plenty of water, hat and sunscreen.
Allow plenty of time to get to the stadium and find parking (it's going to be busy and parking lots will fill up quickly), it'll only cause more stress and makes athletes even more nervous. In case you are running late for your roster duty, please contact the team manager for that day to advise of your arrival time (we will email later in the week contact numbers of the team managers for each day).
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org, we will endeavour to get back to as quick as possible.
We wish you all an amazing weekend and looking forward to seeing you succeed, but most of all, have fun doing what you love doing!
Message 2 from RLAC Board The final timetable is now available. The only changes to the program were for heats to be removed for the following events which will now be run as straight finals and will run at Final Time:
Under 17 Girls - 100m Hurdles & 400 Meters Under 17 Boys - 110m Hurdles & 300m Hurdles
Please find above the list of all Ridgewood athletes nominations for the weekend for your information. Please come up to the Ridgewood tent and support all Ridgewood athletes competing, it should be an awesome weekend.
We have various Board members acting as team managers during the weekend but all will be contactable on the Centre phone number - 0498 179 478.
Team managers are responsible for ensuring that all Ridgewood rosters are being fulfilled, answering any questions from parents or athletes and are generally the 'go to' for all Ridgewood families for the weekend. Please note that any protests over the weekend must be lodged through the Team Manager.
Dates: Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March 2019 Eligible Age Groups: U9 to U17 Registration: Online Via Results HQ (U9-U15 Qualifiers/Invited & U16/17 Nominations) U16/17 Nominations Close: Sunday 3rd March @ 10pm Fee: $10 per athlete per event This event is conducted by LAWA and is held at the WA 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. U16/17 athletes are able to nominate to compete directly at State Championships. 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.
LAWA Junior Athletics Carnival
Date: Sunday 18th November 2018 Tiny Tots (3 and 4 years old, U6, U7, U8 Registration: October 1st 2018 - November 12th 2018 (or until groups are full which ever comes first) Entry Fee: $10 per athlete
This event is conducted by LAWA as a fun day with the aim to introduce our younger athletes to competition at the WA Athletics Stadium. At this carnival they will learn many vital skills in multiple events as well as participating in fun, educational based activities. This event will replace the Bravehearts Challenge and will take on more of a coaching and education style format with some fun and enjoyable activities mixed into it, with hopefully the support of Coles. Each age group/gender for the Under 6’s to Under 8’s will have 2 groups each with 20 athletes in each group, whilst the Tiny Tots will have 2 boys groups and 2 girls groups. There will be 16 groups in total equalling 320 athletes. Athletes will be charged $10 each, with registrations on a first come, first served basis prior to the event. On the day, upon arrival athletes will check in at a check in station where they will be given a sticker with their group name. Athletes will rotate through the 8 stations with their group where they will be at each station for 25 minutes. There will be 6 Track and Field Stations, an Aboriginal Artwork Station and an Interactive Emergency Services Station.
Parents who have athletes participating, may be required to fulfil a roster. Tiny Tots are encouraged to wear comfortable sporting clothing. U6 - U8 athletes are required to wear their club uniform with age tags and registration numbers.
Date: Saturday 1st December 2018 U8 to U17 Track U10 to U17 Field Registration: RLAC Relay Selection Committee Entry Fee: NIL This event is conducted by LAWA and is held at the WA Athletics Stadium in conjunction with the State Field Relay Championships. The Track Relay event is open to U8 - U17 athletes and will participate in one or more of the following events:
4 x 100m U8 – U17 4 x 200m U8 – U10 4 x 400m U11 – U17 The Field Relay event is open to athletes in the U10 – U17 Age Groups. A team may consist of 2, 3 or 4 athletes per age group. The field events to participate in are long jump and triple jump (U11-U17) and two throws (shotput & discus or javelin).
Our initial training squads for each age group both boys and girls will be selected during October, as per the RLAC Relay Selection Policy. For full details on team selection, rules and participants commitment, please see the RLAC Relay Selection Policy on our website. We aim to train all track squads on the same days/times as much as possible, please ensure your athletes are attending as this will strengthen not only their skills, but also team and centre spirit.
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.
NOTE: Training for this event may clash with club training. Parents must be prepared to be rostered on a site. Coaches are exempt from helping on sites due to the need to prepare their athletes.
NOTE: there will be no competition at Ridgewood oval on the day of this event.
Entries are now open for the 2019 State Combined Event Championships. Dates: Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 February 2019. Venue: WA Athletics Stadium
This event is open to all registered athletes in the Under 11 to Under 17 age groups. Under 11-13: 5 Events Under 14-17: 7 Events
SATURDAY - Under 11 - Under 13 Girls & Under 14 to Under 17's Boys and Girls Day 1 SUNDAY - Under 11 - Under 13 Boys & Under 14 to Under 17's Boys and Girls Day 2 Event entry is $15 per athlete and registrations will be taken via Eventbrite.
There will be unlimited entries from each Centre but only the top five points tally will be taken into account for the overall trophy. 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 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.
Qualifying Event 1. Athletes in the Under 14 and Under 15 age groups who win a medal will be eligible to be a member of the International State Team in the following July. Note: This does not mean that the medal winner will compete in all seven events at the International Meet as events are prioritised to individual state championship medallists. 2. All Under 15 athletes who wish to be considered for the State U15 Multi Event Team competing at the Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALACs) in April each year must nominate by 5pm on the Friday prior to the State Combined Event Championships. The top three highest placed athletes that have nominated for selection will be offered a place in the WA State Team. The final team position will remain subject to fitness prior to final team arrangements. All other Combined Event athletes who nominated for the State Team will remain as reserves for team selection, subject to fitness. To nominate to be eligible for selection in the 2019 ALAC Under 15 team click below
Registrations have closed! Please check home page for list of entrants!
Dates: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February 2019 U7 & U8 Championships U9 to U15 - State Qualifiers Venue: McGillvrary Oval, Mt. Claremont Registration: Online Via Results HQ Entry 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 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 - U8 athletes may choose to compete in their full club uniform. U9 - 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 by 10pm, Sunday 3rd March.