Health

COVID-19 Updates
Kew LAC follows the regulations and advice of governing body, Little Athletics Victoria.
Click here for the LAVIC Covid-19 update

First Aid
A first aid room attended by a qualified First Aid Officer is available in the Club House. Where pain or swelling persists, please see a doctor. Whilst all athletes and officials are insured under a standard policy held by Australian Little Athletics Incorporated it is recommended all families consider and review their health and medical insurance arrangements.

 

If soft tissue is injured, the R.I.C.E. treatment is recommended:

  • Rest.

  • Ice  should  be  put  on  the  injured area for 15-20 minutes and repeated during  the day.

  • Compression bandages should be used when swelling occurs.

  • Elevate injured knees and ankles with a chair or stool.

 

Sunsmart
KewLAC is a Sun Smart Centre.  We encourage all athletes to wear hats and use sunscreen throughout the season.  We provide additional shade during hot weather, and encourage all athletes to stay hydrated.

Hot or Wet Weather
The program may be cancelled at the discretion of the Arena Manager in the event of weather conditions that impact on the health and well being of all participating athletes and volunteers. A notice will be posted on the KewLAC TeamApp, social accounts and website by 7.30am Saturdays if a program is cancelled. The next Meeting follows the set program listed for that date.

Diversity and Inclusion

Kew Little Athletics Centre takes pride in welcoming all athletes and their families from the local community, with an emphasis on Family, Fun and Fitness.  The Centre promotes positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle through the provision of athletics activities for girls and boys age 5-16 years.

The diverse range of abilities, cultural and linguistic backgrounds within the Centre is acknowledged, respected and celebrated. Athletes are encouraged to strive toward improving personal best performances through the newly introduced KewLAC Recognition and Rewards Scheme whilst participating in a range of athletics activities at a Centre, Inter-Centre, Region and State level.

The Kew Little Athletics Centre Committee continues to value feedback and opportunities to discuss how athletes’ unique needs and abilities can best be supported and developed.

Codes of Conduct

Kew Little Athletics fully supports Little Athletics Victoria's Codes of Conduct policy and expects all members to comply with the policy. The policy creates a comfortable, safe & inclusive environment to encourage the involvement and participation of all families at Kew LIttle Aths.

Little Athletics Victoria's Codes of Conduct policy can be viewed by clicking this link.

Kew Little Athletics Centre has a number of policies designed to protect the integrity of our centre and ensure all families participate will full enjoyment.
Please familiarise yourself with these policies and adhere to them at all times.

Athlete Code of Conduct

  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, ask your Team or Age Manager to deal with the matter.

  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials, coaches, parents or other athletes, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in our sport.

  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your Centre/Club. Your Centre/Club’s performance will benefit.

  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good results whether they are by your Centre/Club, opponent or the other Centre/Club.

  • Treat all athletes, as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another athlete.

  • Co-operate with officials, coaches, club mates and other participants. Without them there would be no competition.

  • Participate in Little Athletics for the “fun of it” and not just to please parents and coaches.

  • Avoid use of bad language.

Parent and Spectators Code of Conduct

  • Encourage children to participate if they are interested. However, if a child is not willing, do not force him or her.

  • Focus on the child’s efforts rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists the children in setting realistic goals related to his/her own ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.

  • Teach children that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each event is accepted without undue disappointment.

  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.

  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing an event

  • Remember children are involved in Little Athletics for their enjoyment, not yours.

  • If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than questioning the official’s judgement and honesty in public. Remember, most officials give their time and effort for your child’s involvement.

  • Support all efforts to remove all verbal and physical abuse at Little Athletics activities.

  • Recognise the value and importance of being a volunteer official and/or coach. They give their time and resources to provide recreational activities for the children and deserve your support.

  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour, by not harassing athletes, parents, coaches or officials, smoking on the arena or being intoxicated.

  • Avoid use of bad language.

Officials Code of Conduct

  • Compliment all participants on their efforts.

  • Be consistent, objective and courteous in calling all infractions.

  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents

  • Ensure that the “spirit of the game” for children is not lost by using common sense and not over-emphasising errors.

  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to  the age and ability of the participants.

  • Publicly encourage rule changes, which will reinforce the principles of participation for fun and enjoyment.

  • Ensure that your behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sporting behaviour. Actions speak louder than words

  • Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed of sound officiating principles and the principles of growth and development of children.

  • Hold a current Working with Children Check as required by LAVic.

  • Avoid use of bad language

Working with Children Check

The Victorian Government through the Department of Justice has introduced the “Working with Children Act 2005,” which has distinct implications on the conduct of Little Athletics. The WWC Check applies to adults who work with children or are engaged in volunteer roles involving children (under 18 years of age).

​The WWC Check applicable in Victoria is the mandatory minimum standard for a range of child – related industries.  The WWC Check now covers all areas of administration, officiating, coaching and over- night supervision at camps and clinics.
People working or volunteering in connection with Little Athletics are required to have their WWC Check, if they fall into one of the categories below.

  • Region Executive Committee members Centre Executive Committee members Club Executive Committee members Coaches

  • Officials at State and Region level – (not parent helpers who’s child is participating on the day)

  • Team Managers

  • Volunteers without children registered at the Centre Overnight Supervisors at camps/clinics/functions First Aid Personnel

  • Volunteers at Association run activities, (not Centre events).

Parents, who have a child registered at the Centre where they work or volunteer, are exempt from the WWC Check, unless they fall under one of the categories listed above. We encourage all parents to obtain WWC Check, it is quick and free of charge as a volunteer, and useful at many organisations.  

CLICK HERE to obtain a working with children check.