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Friday, 17 January 2020
Twilight meeting January 17

The twilight meeting for tonight, Friday January 17, will go ahead.

It will be run on Program 2, beginning with 1500 metre and walk events from 5.30pm and main competition from 6pm.

Please see the program attached: 2020 TrackField program – Week 14 Programme 2 Twilight

Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Colbert Shield – February 1

Manly Warringah LAC will host its highly anticipated Colbert Shield event on February 1.

The event is an Inter Club Relay Competition. It normally consists of four athletes per age group (two boys and two girls) from each club, from Under-7s to Under-17s, competing against each other in a 40 x 100m relay.

The Colbert Shield has become an annual tradition at Narrabeen since a perpetual trophy by that name was donated to our Centre to be awarded to the winners of the race.

Wakehurst will go into the event as defending champions and with a remarkable record of success, while Seaforth, Manly, Cromer and Peninsula are sure to field strong teams.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020
Back with a bang!

MWLAC will welcome back the New Year with a bang, the first competition of 2020 a Twilight meeting on Friday January 10.

Competition will commence with 1500m run and walk events at 5.30pm.

Main competition will commence at 6pm.

This week’s events to be held will be as per Program 1. Please see attached: 2020 trackField program – Week 13 Programme 1

Twilight meetings will be held on three Friday nights in January (Jan 10, 17 and 24).

The first Saturday morning competition of the new year will be held on February 1.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019
U6 Pocket Rocket Registrations

MWLAC’s Under 6 Pocket Rockets registration is now open and will close on December 14. To register please visit the following LANSW registration page

 Please read through our Q&A below for further information:


We look forward to welcoming new families and younger siblings of existing families to our U6 Pocket Rockets in January. Below is a series of questions and answers that should be of help.


Q&A U6 Pocket Rockets


How old does my child have to be to join the U6 Pocket Rockets?

Children must be born between 01 January 2014 – 31 December 2014


When does the Pocket Rocket season run?

Its runs from 10 January 2020 to 7 March 2020


How do I register my child?

Parents and carers interested in registering their child should visit the LANSW registration page


I have other children who compete at MWLAC. Am I a “new” or “renewing” registration member?

You are registering as a new athlete (not a renewal)


Is the registration process the same as all other age groups?

Yes, you register your child at the same LANSW registration page however the only available option will be Under-6


Do I have to do parent duties?

No, there is no need to do parent duties in the U6s


What is the cost of registering?

Cost of Pocket Rocket registration is $85. If using an Active Kids Voucher the registration is essentially free, however there will be no reimbursement for the $15 surplus


What events do the kids participate in?

Sprints, throwing, long jump and longer distance


Once I finish registration what happens?

You will be sent a welcome email post December 14 with further details


Why do I need to register for other clubs (eg. Wakehurst) under the Manly Warringah Centre?

Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre is one of the largest Little Athletics clubs in NSW (beaten only by Balmain!). As we are so large, sub clubs have evolved over the area to form Seaforth, Wakehurst, Manly, Cromer and Peninsula. Please ensure you register closest to the area in which you live (eg. Balgowlah = Seaforth, Palm Beach – Narrabeen = Peninsula, Forestville = Wakehurst)


Will there be other competitions my child can participate in this season such as zone or intra-club competitions?

No, our U6 Pocket rockets only compete within the MWLAC Saturday morning competitions at Narrabeen Academy of Sport


Is there training available for my child?

Yes. More information on training can be found here.


What do they wear?

Black shorts and a plain t-shirt is all that is required. Uniforms are available for purchase but are not compulsory for Pocket Rockets


Who looks after them?

An age manager will be appointed to guide the kids around during competition. Remember all age managers are volunteers !! Your support and assistance in making the day fun for everyone is required


How long do they compete for?

Competition for Pocket Rockets usually runs for around 2 hours commencing at 8am on Saturdays and 5.30pm on Friday nights (in January 2020)


Are all events compulsory?

Kids are encouraged to participate in all events but nothing is compulsory if a child does not wish to participate in a particular event


Can the parents follow them during the competition?

Yes, parents can follow their child. It is strongly encouraged that you help the age manager wherever possible. This includes crowd control


What should I bring each week?

Water bottle, sunscreen, some food to nibble on, a hat. Please inform the age manager of any specific help issues, such as asthma


Can I drop my child and leave?

No, we are not a child care centre. A parent or guardian of a Pocket Rocket is expected to be at the competition at all times.


What if my child does not wish to continue with little athletics?

We understand that children of such a young age can change their mind and not wish to continue with little athletics. Please note however there are no refunds.


Who do I contact if I have further questions?

You can contact our Registrars: Shanna and Tonia at this email address: registrar@manlywarringahlittleathletics.org.au

Sunday, 1 December 2019
No Monday night training December 2

Athletes and families are reminded that Monday night training is not held immediately following the Zone Carnival.

Therefore both centre training and the 3000m race for under-13 to under-17 competitors will not be held on December 2.