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Friday, 21 May 2021
Correction to AGM Proxy form and Deferral of Special Resolution

Dear Member

We confirm our AGM is being held on 30 May 2021 at Forestville RSL at 3pm and look forward to seeing as many of you there as can attend.

With regard to the Form of Proxy previously sent to members with the Notice of AGM, we have been alerted to an error concerning when the form needs to be returned to the Secretary. The last date for its return should have read 3pm Saturday, 29 May 2021, being 24 hours prior to the meeting. Please find link to amended Form of Proxy for your use, if required.

We have also been approached by a number of our members seeking more information about the proposed changes to our Centre Constitution, the Australian Athletics “OneSport” Strategic Plan and the proposed merger with Sydney Pacific. While many of the questions raised have been answered, those approaches have highlighted that there is a need to provide our members with more information concerning each of those proposed resolutions as well as providing the opportunity for members to attend a forum to raise specific questions not otherwise answered by the information distributed. In keeping with an open and transparent process, the Committee has decided to defer any vote on the 4 special resolutions being proposed for the AGM until a future date to allow that member consultation to occur. We would propose to re-present these 4 special resolutions to the members for a vote at an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held in late July 2021, more details of which will be sent to you in due course.   

Please keep an eye out for more information which we will send you over the coming weeks via email and social media. We would appreciate you spending what little free time you have available in making yourself aware of the future changes contemplated for our sport and how we as a Centre are planning for those changes. We thank you again for your support.


Nik Ehnbom
on behalf of the MWAC Committee

Saturday, 8 May 2021
Annual General Meeting – May 30

Dear Member,

 Please see Notice of Annual General meeting to be held on 30 May 2021, from 3pm at Forestville RSL, 20 Melwood Ave, Forestville NSW 2087: 

Notice of Meeting_AGM inc Special Resolutions_MWAC_8 May 2021 v3

 Also please find a proposal for amendments to the Centre’s constitution, to be considered at that meeting:

Proposed MWAC Constitution_May 2021 v3 Mark up

Also please find an explanation of the reasoning behind the proposed amendments:

Explanatory Paper_Proposed Constitution_ Merger of MWLA_SYP_May 2021 v4


We invite any parent who has an interest in joining the committee or being a friend of the committee for the upcoming season to contact the secretary –  secretary@manlywarringahlittleathletics.org.au

In particular the important roles of Coaching and IT managers require filling before the start of the season. If you wish more information or can help in sharing the role with others, please contact us.

 We also wish to apologise if you have not yet received your parent duty refund. There has been a prolonged delay in getting cheque books from our bank in these strange times and with some 400 cheques to be completed, recent reintroduction of social distancing is also proving a challenge for us. Please be assured that we are doing as much as we possible can to get this money returned to those entitled to a refund of their deposit from last season.



Your Committee


Friday, 16 April 2021
Committee positions open

Dear Parents,

In preparation for the Manly Warringah Little Athletics Annual General Meeting which will be held on 30 May 2021, please find Nomination form – pdf calling for committee position nominations and any Notices of Motion.

 We welcome all parents willing to assist with our committee in the upcoming season, whether it is in a formal committee role or as a “friend of the committee” in a support role. If you wish to discuss any aspect of a committee role, please contact the secretary, Michael Treeby. Also our Constitution & Regulations set out a general summary of each committee role. These can be viewed via our website.

 The key role that remains unfilled for the last few seasons is that of IT Manager.  If you are able to assist we are happy to talk you through what this involves and perhaps sharing the role with others.

 Stay Safe. 

Kind Regards


Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Good luck to State athletes

Manly Warringah Little Athletics would like to wish the best of luck to all of its athletes competing at the NSW Little Athletics State Championships at Sydney Olympic Park.

Manly Warringah will have 62 athletes representing our centre at the “State Littles” Championship, for under-9 to under-12 competitors, on March 20 and 21.

A further 64 athletes will represent Manly Warringah at the “State Youth” Championship, for under-13 to under-17 athletes, on March 27 and 28.

We are confident you will do your best and do us proud!


Note: LANSW has released spectator information for the State Championships which can be found at https://lansw.com.au/state-championships-spectator-information/. This webpage also includes a link to Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Presentation Day this Saturday

Presentation/Fun day is on this Saturday, 13th March, at the track. Below is the time schedule and some key information for the morning.

Event schedule

  • 8:00 – Carnival opens
  • 8:30 – Cromer, Manly and Peninsula Club awards (meet at your club flag, west of the grandstand)
  • 9:10 – Athletes assemble in grandstand at allocated age group sections
  • 9:30 – Presentation of centre awards
    • Junior perpetual awards U8 – U12 (female and male)
    • Senior perpetual U13 – U17 (female and male)
    • Terry Arnold Sportsmanship award (one award from the whole centre)
    • New records announced
    • Acknowledgment of departing U17s
    • U8 Region representative awards
    • State Representatives announced
    • Best age group dressed acknowledgement
    • Recognition of our Age Managers
  • 10:15 – Each age group to break out separately and present their awards for;
    • Season place award
    • Rookie of the year
    • Points medals
    • Zones and Region Representative trophy’s
  • 11:00 – Free time
  • 12:00 – Wrap up

Food, Drinks and Entertainment

  • Canteen will be open until 9:30. Limited stock but coffee will be flowing!
  • Insanely large and fun obstacle jumping castle course
  • Temporary tattoo artist
  • Some fun running races will be on offer from 8am

We want you…join our committee

At the end of this season (officially at the completion of the AGM schedule for late May – date to be confirmed), some key committee roles will be open and we’re looking for replacements.  Further communication will follow with more details and roles open.  If you are interested to learn more, please reach out to any committee member – all our contact details are on the website.  Regardless of whether you can commit to a role, are open to sharing a role with someone or can be a ‘friend of the committee’ that can help out at peak times, we’d love to welcome you. The more the merrier (and the more fun)!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday to celebrate the end of 2020/21 season with you all.

MWLAC Committee