Saturday, 5 August 2023
Registrations for thr 2023/24 season are open now.
Go to tinyurl.com/westlakes23-24 to register
Tuesday, 11 July 2023
23/24 Season Update:
We are really excited to bring you the 2023/24 season.
Registration will open on the 1st of August, and competition will begin on the 1st of September.
Our fees will be remaining the same as in previous years which we’re very happy about.
More info will be available soon!
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
WESTLAKES ATHLETICS 2022/23 SEASON UPDATE
As we have previously announced, our season start had to be delayed due to the unsafe condition of Wangi Oval. So we postponed our season until the 7th of October to give us additional time to rectify the situation.
We have begun this process, but the continued rain and enormity of the task has meant that unfortunately Wangi Oval will NOT be fit for athletics use by the 7th of October. We are meeting with Council at the oval next week to discuss options moving into the future.
This essentially leaves us with two options.
- Postpone our season further.
- Look for an alternative venue in the short term.
We have selected option 2.
Westlakes Athletics Club season will commence on THURSDAY 13TH of OCTOBER at Hunter Sports Centre GLENDALE, competing from 6pm.
This arrangement will continue for at least FOUR weeks (until the 3rd or November) but may be extended until such time as we can return to competing on Friday Nights at Wangi Oval. There will be no additional cost to athletes and families for entry to Hunter Sports Centre.
This is the last thing that we wanted to do, but we recognise that we now have 131 registered members who have paid to compete as well as a large number of people who have requested to come and try athletics as well.
We also realise that some people cannot or do not wish to attend athletics on a Thursday Night at a different location. We fully understand these concerns and provide you with the following options:
- There are a range of other clubs in our region who compete on a Friday night who you are free to compete at as long as you are wearing your registration number. (Macquarie Hunter/Glendale, Edgeworth, Cardiff)
- You can request a full refund by contacting Little Athletics NSW (02 9633 4511, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- You can transfer to another club that competes on a Friday night such as those listed above.
Please note our third registration pick up event will still proceed as planned at Wangi Oval on the 5th of October from 6-7:30pm.
As a committee we have agonised over this decision but believe that providing our paying members opportunities to compete in a safe location is our top priority. We will be working hard to ensure that our club can return home to Wangi Oval on Friday nights as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding.
If you have any further questions, please contact us. If you would like a refund, please contact LANSW as we can not process refunds from our registration portal.
Westlakes Athletics Committee.
Sunday, 31 July 2022
💛💚 REGISTRATION UPDATE!! 💛💚
Registrations Open Monday 1/8/22 for the 2022/23 season.
Here is EVERYTHING you need to know to register for Westlakes Athletics Club:
🔹 Upon registration you will need to pay for the LANSW fee as well as the club portion. The club portion further gets broken up to pay for the oval fees, zone and region fees and presentation day among other things.
🔹 The age group your child will compete in is the age they will turn in 2023. For example, if you are born on 1/12/2011 you would compete in the under 12 age group.
🔹 Registrations are not refundable. If you wish to come and try athletics at our club before registering you are permitted to have a free two week trial. Do not register online for this, instead come to the club on a competition night and complete a triallist form.
🔶 Once online registration is complete we will be having two registration pick up events at the club. These will occur:
🔹 Sunday the 28th of August from 3-5pm.
🔹 Tuesday the 30th of August from 6-7pm.
These events are so families can collect their rego packs, consisting of registration numbers, age patches and Coles patch as well as make any uniform purchases. Standard uniform pieces are $40 each. (EFTPOS available)
NOTE: New families/athletes are required to show proof of age. This can occur either through the registration form on in person at a registration pick up event.
🔶 Parent help: We have a small dedicated committee, but we are not able to run all of the events on a Friday night. We need people who can assist with:
🔹 Managing age groups (minimum 2 per age group, with a ratio of 1:5 for 10+ athletes)
🔹 Helping at the finish line
🔹 Helping with field set up (from 5pm)
🔹 Helping with Tiny Tots.
No experience is necessary and all training will be provided for the many and varied jobs that need to be done to help our competition run as smoothly as possible. Note: Working with Children’s Checks are only required if you don’t have a child competing.
🔶 Handbook: You can access the club handbook for the 2022/23 season here https://bit.ly/3ORzhlv
This handbook is full of useful information about how our club works, frequently asked questions, weekly program, calendar and much more.
🔶 Dual members: Athletes from U12-17 can become members of Athletics NSW for free if they wish to compete at ANSW events (such as All Schools and the Country Championships) The link for this is not yet available. We will share this link when it becomes available.
We are all looking forward to a long and successful season at Westlakes Athletics Club, with family fun and fitness as a top priority.
Thursday, 21 October 2021
REGISTRATIONS OPEN SEASON 2021/22
The club committee has met this evening and determined that our season will BEGIN on the 3rd of December. We wanted to ensure that all of our athletes and families could attend.
We will have three registration pickup dates where you can collect your rego packs and try on/purchase uniform.
Saturday the 6th of November 10am-12pm *
Saturday the 20th of November 3pm – 5pm *
Wednesday 1st of December 6pm – 7pm
* note: attendees 16 and above will need to be vaccinated to to attend these rego pick up dates.
Last season we had allocated age managers for each age group. We will do this again this season in the following way.
Each age group will need at least 2 age managers
If age groups have more than 10 athletes, we will need a ratio of 1 manager per 5 athletes.
We will also need allocated assistance for the finish line.
More information will be available on how to nominate and age group to work with soon.
For athletes who wish to trial at our club you are able to trial for free during December. After that you will need to register.
Saturday, 17 July 2021
SEASON 2021/22 is FAST APPROACHING
Registrations should be open on August 1st. Due to the COvid situation though this may be postponed, we will need to see how that pans out. Check our Facebook page for most up to date info.
Friday, 25 September 2020
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SEASON 20/21
PLEASE NOTE THAT NUMBERS IN EACH AGE GROUP ARE LIMITED. You MUST check that you can register all of your athletes before starting to avoid disappointment. Registrations are non refundable.
We will alert members once age groups fill up.
Friday, 4 September 2020
SEASON 20-21 ANNOUNCEMENT
The Westlakes Athletics Committee has met this evening and has made the following resolution:
Season 20-21 WILL BE GOING AHEAD at Westlakes Athetics.
Pending approval of our COVID Safe Plan, each age group will have a cap on the number of athletes for this season.
At this stage, we are planning our first night of competition for Friday the 16th of October 2020
While this season will look very different, we wanted to make sure our athletes did not miss out on competing. We would like to thank the many people who have put their hand up to assist each week to ensure our competition nights can go ahead..
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
⚠️⚠️⚠️ FRIDAY 20/3/20 UPDATE ⚠️⚠️⚠️
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Westlakes Athletics, in conjunction with our Zone Co-ordinator have decided to CANCEL this week’s final competition night.
While this is a regrettable decision, we feel it is an appropriate response to the uncertainty surrounding current events, particularly as people gather together.
This cancellation also applies to Monday, Wednesday and Sumday afternoon training until further notice.
Please note that at this stage, both our AGM and Presentation Day are unaffected.
We would like to thank all of our athletes and families for a fantastic season. While we had a number of unique challenges, there were a lot of great positives too, with a lot of new athletes enjoying all that athletics has to offer, as well as great results from Zone and Regional Championships.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Friday, 17 January 2020
Athletics Cancelled 17/1/20
Due to the most welcome rain and the high chance of more over the next few hours we have decided to cancel tonight’s competition