U9-U17 MCLAC Relay Policy
Relays are the only opportunity for Melton City athletes to compete as a team. Relays are not just for the fastest runners, they are a team event which is open to all registered Melton City athletes aged U9-U17.
Parents are to complete & submit an expression of interest form on behalf of their athlete and need to be able to commit to both Region & State event should team progress from Region).
Melton City Little Athletics coaching team will make all attempts to provide an opportunity to run for all athletes that register their interest. However, A team selections will be based upon athletes (current season) fastest times or 100m, 200m & 400m, proficiency in relay race technique (baton exchange & change over), athlete’s attitude and attendance at training. Final selections will be determined by the coaching team.
There are 2 relay events during the 2023/2024 track & field season, WMR Region Relay Carnival and if teams qualify, State Relay Championships.
4x100m (U9-U17: Male/Female/Mixed Sex)
4x200m (U9-U17: Male/Female/Mixed Sex)
Medley Relay (U9-U17: Male/Female – 100m, 300m, 200m and 400m)
MCLA will attempt to publish selected teams as soon as possible for all entered athletes.
We cannot run a successful Relay program without parent involvement.
• If you nominate your child for Region Relays, your child must be available to compete at State Event (should the team qualify)
• If your child participates at a relay day, parents are required to undertake a parent duty as nominated by Melton City Little Athletics committee
• All athletes must participate in full authorised Melton City Little Athletics uniform, including Coles badge & CBA name patch.