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2014 SMR XC Challenge (Saturday 28th June) Ballam Park, Benanee Drive, Frankston

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ALAC Championships:

Congratulations to our two Mentone athletes, Khoeby Holohan and Kaelah Elvish for their wonderful performances at the Australian Little Athletics Championships which were held in Melbourne on Saturday. In what were some challenging weather conditions both athletes performed brilliantly to win gold medals, Khoeby in the long jump and Kaelah as part of the 4 x 100m relay team. A wonderful achievement and reward for all the hard work that has gone into preparing for the championships. Well done to both girls.

Victoria finished second overall, just behind NSW.

Special mention and congratulations also to our three relay teams that competed in the invitational relays:

U8 Girls - 4 x 100m - 2nd place

Ava Pillay, Abigail McMaster, Sophie Wilcock and Hannah Wilcock

U13 - U16 Boys - 800m Medley - 2nd place

Ryan Gray, Will Carter, Patrick Ballard and Zac Calvez

U13 - U16 Girls - 800m Medley - 1st place

Jess Welford, Imogen Thomson, Sarsha Berntsen and Madeline Woods

Cross country is a great way to keep fit during the winter months. Mentone Little Athletics endources a Cross Country program with both Seaford Cross Country and Bayside Cross Country. The season runs from April through until August and events are usually conducted on Saturday mornings at various locations around the Bayside and Seaford area.

For more information regarding Cross Country please click here

State Track & Field


The State Track & Field Championships 2014 were held on 

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th March 2014 

at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park, Melbourne    

Some fantastic performances from our Mentone Athletes over the weekend saw a large number of medals along with even more PB's.

As a result of their performances over this weekend, two of our athletes have been selected into the Victorian U13 State Squad to compete at the Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC) in Melbourne on Saturday 3 May 2014.

Congratulations Khoeby Holohan and Kaelah Elvish



 Mentone Little Athletics Centre held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 5th April during our Presentations at Mentone Little Athletics Clubrooms, Dolamore Reserve, Mentone.  Our Centre needs to become an incorporated entity, a Motion to Incorporate has been heard during the AGM, and Mentone Little Athletics will become Incorporated in the future.  Additional information will be passed on to members in due course.

Centre incorporation - Click Here 

Special Congratulations to Zac Calvez (U16) on winning the Centre Champion Award.

The Laurell Moran Trophy was won by Jessica Welford (U13)

The Fred Roffey Trophy won by Summer Leonard (U9)

U12 Best Individual performances were won by Corey Smith and Renee Herbert

The decathlon champions for U12-U15 age groups were Nicholas Grech and Jessica Welford



The Mentone Little Athletics Committee is run by volunteers and we congratulate the new Executive Committee who were elected to the following executive positions on Saturday:

President - Erina Cunningham

Secretary - Sue Alexander

Treasurer - Matthew Kerr

Registrar - Cameron Cunningham

If you have any queries about a position, please contact Erina Cunningham (President) 0408 057 474

  Region Track and Field 

 Region Track & Field 

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2014

Congratulations to all of the Mentone Athletes that competed in the SMR Track and Field Championships this past weekend.

Many Mentone athletes did personal best performances with Mentone featured on the podium 137 times during the week-end.

All of our athletes should be very proud of themselves, there were many new PB's set at the Championships and so far we have 38 athletes that have qualified to compete at the State Championships with many more progressions expected.

The final list of athletes who have qualified and/or progressed for the State Track & Field Championships 2014 will be published by Friday 28 February 2014. In order to qualify for the State Championships athletes were required to compete in their Region qualifying event.

SMR Results- Click on the links below

Boys U9-U16

Mentone's Placings from 1st - 8th

51 x Gold medal
43 x Silver medal
43 x Bronze medal
27 x 4th placings
24 x 5th placings
23 x 6th placings
13 x 7th placings
11 x 8th placings

Our Centre would like to thank and acknowledge the honesty and integrity of Jessica Welford (U13 girl) and Peter Welford (Committee Member) during an incident over an error with placement, the SMR Executive Committee have commended both Jessica and Peter for their exemplary behaviour.  In addition we would like to thank one of our parents, Vicki Jurkunas (mother U13 girl Daina Kasperaitis), the SMR Executive Committee wish to thank Vicki for her outstanding work over the weekend, her commitment and standard of work was beyond expectations.

A very special thanks to our Team Managers Erina, Glenda, Maree, Milly & Michelle, Officials Coordinators Sue & Gaynor for coordinating our large team of athletes and the parent duty roster.  Managing Team Mentone at Regional/State Championships is one of the toughest jobs in the Centre and we are fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers willing to undertake such a demanding role.

Well done to Kaitiaki Herbert for your exceptional sportsmanship in which Kaitiaki offered one of our injured athletes his medal for his brave performance.

Also thank-you to our wonderful parent’s that participated in their parent allocated duty, without you your children would not have had the opportunity to be involved. A special thank you to those parents who performed extra duties over the weekend, we value your assistance given the large number of duties our Centre received.

Our Centre would also like to thank our coaches for all the time and effort that you put into coaching our athletes.

Finally thank-you to a number of Mentone volunteers who acted as Chief Officials and other key regional roles over the entire weekend.

Mentone LAC athletes, parents and committee would like to take this opportunity to thank those that have worked tirelessly to make this day possible, especially those from the SMR Committee and Frankston LAC. We appreciate that many hours of hard work goes in behind the scenes to make such an event possible.



Region Track & Field Photo’s – Click Here



Parent participation is essential for a Little Athletics Centre to run successfully, each week about 60 parents are required to run the program.  Parents will be required to perform duties throughout the season, to assist with the running of the program. 

There are many families who are yet to sign up for duties, these duties are compulsory and failure to attend these duties may result in your child not being able to compete.

IMPORTANT: All parents when registering their child/ren will be required to sign up duty for the season.


If you are unable to fulfill your duty you will need to notify our Roster Coordinators, Sue or Gaynor prior to each week of competition. 

Sue Alexander   E: suzie_alexander@hotmail.com    M: 0425 272 927

Gaynor Carter   E: randgcarter1972@gmail.com       M: 0468 426 706

State Multi-Event

State Multi-Event Championships -1st & 2nd February 2014

  LaTrobe University, Bendigo Athletics Complex

Our Mentone Multi event achievement is typically 1-2 medalists but this year was exceptional. Mentone athletes appeared on the podium 8 times over the weekend in the 40+ degree conditions. To prove our depth there were an additional 7 athletes who made the Top 8 placings & yet another 6 who made Top 16 in their age group. We've never been this strong - another 40th year Milestone....

  The Multi medals are perhaps the most difficult of all to achieve - there aren't that many to be awarded to begin with in each age group & the athletes have to perform pretty much at their top level across at least 5 events.

 GOLD         Zac Calvez U16B

  SILVER      Sebastian Zammit 16B


Cassandra Newman U10G / Amy Tyrrell U11G / Kisarna Berntsen U12G / Khoeby Holohan U13G / Holly Clayton U15G / Nicholas Grech U12B


 Kate Wilcock U11G / Kaelah Elvish U13G / Sarsha Berntsen U14G / Madeline Woods U15G / Jackson Turner U12B / Lachlan Newman U14B / Patrick Myles U14B


Zoe Cunningham U12G / Daina Kasperaitis U13G / Jessica Welford U13G / Taylah Nelson U14G / Tom Wilcock U10B / Mitchell Newman U12B / Aaron Moore U13B

Our sincerely apologise to Aaron Moore U13 boy, his placing of 15th in the Under 13 boys age group was in not acknowledged in last weeks Mentone weekly email.

Congratulations Aaron, great effort.




Congraulations to all 31 athletes that competed throughout the weekend in very hot conditions.  Mentone placed 4th overall fnishing with the most number of medals.


    Saturday 14th December 2013  

 State Relay Championships - Albert Park 

 Well done to all the Mentone competitors.  An amazing 44 teams competed at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park in the State Relay Championships in perfect conditions.

Thank you to the Mentone Team Managers, Coaches & Committee for their time and fantastic work.  Thanks to all parents who were officials and completed their duty on the day.

Congratulations to our 36 teams progressing into finals, Mentone finished up with 6 Gold Medals, 6 Silver Medals and 5 Bronze Medals, the highest number of medals at the State Relay Championships.



The 36th Annual Mentone Relay Open Day was held on Sunday 17th November with over 360 teams competing throughout the day.

 The Mentone Committee would like to thank all Team Managers, Coaches, Parents and Officials from other centre’s for their support and assistance in making Mentone Relay Day a huge success on Sunday.

Thankfully, the weather was cooperative, and we got a beautiful sunny day, with many podium finishes for Mentone Teams.


Mentone teams finished up with 27 Gold Baton finishes, 16 second placing’s and 8 third placing’s.

  Thank-you to all Centres who attended to support our Open Day,

 We look forward to seeing you all back for our Relay Open Day in 2014.

Mentone Relay Day Results available here




Thank you to all who attended the Mentone Little Athletics 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner, it was a great turn out and we thank everyone for their support.  What a fantastic night at a great venue. On Saturday night Mentone Little Athletics hosted 100 guests at the Woodlands Golf Club and by all reports everyone had a really great night. 

Ian Young, a current serving committee member was our MC for the night and did a wonderful job. Special thanks to our Life Member speakers, Duncan McKellar, Heather Wilkie & Andrew Law.  We thank our 12 Life Members in attendance, all Life Members were presented with a commemorative gift along with our 40th Edition Handbook as a keepsake.  We thank them all for sharing their experiences at Mentone, there were some great laughs.  We thank Dean Paulin, CEO of Little Athletics Victoria for sharing information about Little Athletics Victoria’s 50th Year celebrations, and in particular some of Mentone’s statistics throughout this period.
A huge thank you to our organizers, Glenda Smith, Maree Grech, Michelle Everitt, Milly Berntsen, Tiger Pillay and Nigel Smith that made our 2013 Gala Dinner an absolute success. 


 Life Members



More photos of the night will be available shortly



Registration for 2014/2015 Season

Registrations for our next season will be available in August.

Visit us again at that time to find out more information





Season 2011/12


Mentone Little Athletics proudly accepted the Top Centre Award at the Little Athletics Victoria Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday 14th July.

Mentone finished FIRST of 103 Centres Statewide.

The Top Centre award is the highest reward for recognition of success at Centre level. This award is given based on our involvement in Little Athletics Victoria programs, excellence in administration, compliance with various regulations, and  diligent review of how we conduct our club competition. Few clubs across Victoria have been recognized in these Top Centre awards for five consecutive years.

Congratulations to all committee, members and parents for the huge effort put into Season 2011/12, this is a fantastic achievement for our club.  Mentone received a $500 Equipment Voucher as part of the prize for winning the Top Centre Award along with a very impressive GOLD CUP.

In addition to receiving the Top Centre Award Mentone accepted the following awards:

1st Place: Gold Award – Top Southern Metro Region Centre
1st Place: Gold Award – Coach of the Year – Wayne Dyball
IGA Docket Competition Award – $2,000 Equipment Voucher

We congratulate Wayne Dyball for this outstanding achievement, we thank him for all his time and effort he puts into our Little Athletes.