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Volunteer of the Month - September

Volunteer of the Month - September

Peter Cashin was drawn as volunteer of the month for September.

Ticket 2 was drawn which was for Peter completing the AV club helper role at the XCR Sandown Relays. Peter has stepped into the AV Helper role 4 times during the season. This was at Jells Park, Sandown, Burnley and the Tan Relays. Sandown was the most memorable for me, with Peter sitting out on the back straight offering encouragement! Peter also helped out at the Bunnings BBQ giving him 5 entries in the volunteer prize draw.

XCR Winter Celebration 2019

XCR Winter Celebration 2019

On Sunday 29 September we celebrated a successful XCR Winter season with dinner at the Werribee RSL.

XCR Round 10 - Tan Relays Race Wrap

XCR Round 10 - Tan Relays Race Wrap

With solid numbers this round (53 athletes) we managed to field 13 teams and best results of the day were the Women’s U14 and U18 both winning their races and the men’s U18 coming third.  This round was also very significant for our men’s Div 2 and Div 7.  The Div 2 was sitting in the relegation zone all season and we managed to save it in the last race and our Div 7 followed through to guarantee the premiership.  All other teams did enough to maintain the same gradings for 2020, no relegations! 

Race Wrap - XCR Round 9 Burnley Half Marathon and Junior 5km

Race Wrap - XCR Round 9 Burnley Half Marathon and Junior 5km

We had another very powerful performance this round with three individual race wins from Ethan McMinimee U18 5km, Ebony Dodemaide U18 5km and, in the big, one Ryan Geard for his first win for Western Aths in the Half.  In the teams’ results we had wins in the Men’s U20 men to steal a surprise premiership, Women’s U18 and Women’s U14 also sealing premierships in those age groups.  Thanks to our helpers Mal Hodgart, Colin Drake and Peter Cashin.

Manor Lakes Community Fund Grant

Manor Lakes Community Fund Grant

Western Athletics have been successful in receiving a $1500 grant from the Manor Lakes Community Fund. The grant is for sponsorship to help cover membership costs for university students.

Many thanks to the Dennis Family Corporation for providing this grant and supporting the community. Well done to Kellie Evans who was secured the grant for the club to help athletes.

Volunteer of the Month launched

Volunteer of the Month launched

To show our appreciation of our volunteers and to recognise their commitment to our club, we are introducing a monthly award. 

Volunteer of the Month - August

Volunteer of the Month - August

Mal Hodgart was drawn as volunteer of the month for August.

Ticket 26 was drawn which was for Mal completing the AV club helper roll at Jells Park XCR. Mal has actually filled the AV helper role 3 times this season as well as helped out at the Bunnings BBQ.

Volunteer of the Month - July

Volunteer of the Month - July

Janice Hodgart was drawn as volunteer of the month for July. 

Ticket 19 was drawn which was for Janice's help at a Bunning's BBQ fundraiser for the club. People who know Janice will know she is generous person and always helping out.

Volunteer of the Month - June

Volunteer of the Month - June

Lori Glover was drawn as volunteer of the Month for June.

Ticket 59 was drawn which was for Lori's photography at Ballarat, Lake Wendouree XCR. Lori is a regular photographer (and helper!) having taken photos across 4 XCR events this season and she also helped out at the Bunnings BBQ fundraiser.

Volunteer of the Month - May

Volunteer of the Month - May

Brenda Cashin was drawn as volunteer of the month for May. Congratulations Brenda!

Ticket 56 was drawn which was for Brenda's photography at Albert Park XCR. We appreciate all our photographers who take the time to take and share photos, it can be quite a big job. Brenda has also helped out during the season at fundraising events, uniforms and photography at a number of other events.