Important updates

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, our volunteer centre committee continues to hold ‘virtual’ meetings via Zoom each month, to plan for the upcoming season, assuming it goes ahead as scheduled in October 2020 (fingers-crossed). We will update this page as information comes in from our governing body, Little Athletics Victoria. Stay safe everyone.

9 July 2020: Coronavirus – Stage 3 restrictions re-imposed for Melbourne – Little Athletics Victoria update here

2 July 2020: Little Athletics Victoria update on State Track and Field and State Cross-Country championships here.

4 May 2020: Our award recipients for the 2019-2020 season are now available, and can be viewed here. Congratulations to all Chelsea athletes.

16 March 2020: Our governing body Little Athletics Victoria advised all centres including Chelsea to cease all of this season’s remaining activities and events, in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, thus bringing the 2019/20 track and field season to an early close. Accordingly, our two remaining events did not go ahead – our age group presentation (18 March) and end-of-season event (21 March). The timing and make-up of these two events including trophy and awards presentations is now subject to future review by the Chelsea Committee, on the advice of LAVic, health authorities and government. Read LAVic’s notice here

25 March 2020: LAVic posted an update on the Cross Country Season here

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Chelsea was judged ‘BEST CENTRE’ in the Southern Metropolitan Region & ‘3rd BEST’ in Victoria from 101 centres (2015-16).

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2019-20 centre awards announced

4 May 2020:  Our award recipients for the 2019-2020 season are now available, and can be viewed here. Congratulations to all Chelsea athletes. Trophy presentations to be held at a date to be confirmed, pending coronavirus pandemic regulations.

2019-20 season closes early

16 March 2020: Our governing body Little Athletics Victoria advised all centres including Chelsea to cease all of this season’s remaining activities and events, in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, thus bringing the 2019/20 track and field season to an early close. Accordingly, our two remaining events did not go ahead – our age group presentation (18 March) and end-of-season event (21 March). The timing and make-up of these two events including trophy and awards presentations is now subject to future review by the Chelsea Committee, on the advice of LAVic, health authorities and government. Read LAVic’s notice here

Records tumble at last meet

7 March 2020: Four centre records were broken at the last regular meet on Saturday 7 March. We also held our AGM. See the list of our Centre Record Holders 

Relaython 2020 and State qualifiers

29 February 2020: Another ripper Relaython and fundraiser for the Royal Children’s Hospital was run on Saturday 29 February 2020. We completed 125 continuous laps in three hours. Well done athletes and parents. See our Facebook site for pictures. And congratulations to our 20 athletes who have qualified for the Victorian Track & Field Championships at Casey Fields on 14-15 March. List of qualifiers here

Survey snapshot and our strategic plan

11 February 2020: Chelsea now has a 3-year strategic plan to play an integral role in guiding the centre to achieve its goals and set direction, and to help identify various strategies moving forward. View the strategic plan and our membership survey snapshot here

Success at Regional Track and Field Carnival

15-16 February 2020: Congratulations to all our athletes who represented Chelsea at the Regional Track & Field Carnival at Caulfield on 15-16 February 2020. Our medal tally was 22 – with an amazing 8 GOLD, 7 SILVER, 7 BRONZE. Not forgetting a stack of final placings and plenty of Personal Bests. This makes it one of our best regional events ever – well done all.

Victorian Combined Events championships

1-2 February 2020: Congratulations to our athletes who represented Chelsea at the State Combined Events Championships at Lakeside Stadium on 1-2 February 2020. Claudia Cazaux U16G, Connor Hulme U13B, Magdalena Dimova U11G and Micah Hulme U9G. Athletes did 5-7 events and accrued points based on performance. A special mention to Claudia who placed 5th overall in the State.

Victorian relay championships

14 December 2019: Well done to all our athletes who ran at the Victorian Relay Championships at Casey Fields on Saturday 14 December 2019. Notably, each team ran quicker times compared to their Regional qualification. Results: U14G 4x200M – 3rd in heat, 11th overall; U9Mixed 4x100M – 6th in heat, 18th overall; U12G 4x100M – 8th in heat, 19th overall; U16G 4x100M – 7th in heat, 14th overall.

12th annual Ray White Chelsea Gift

7 December 2019: Chelsea athletes participated in another successful Ray White Chelsea Gift carnival day. Congratulations to all athletes who took part. It was among our biggest Gift turn-outs, with 8 junior heats and 12 senior heats. See results

Final placing orders: 

Junior Gift – Mia Prelevic, Patrick Holbery, Grace Whitney, Jack Pettingill, Clementine Arrowsmith, Siena Popa, Alice Johnson, Nathan Blick

Senior Gift – Eloise Wadeson, Vilka Chandrasena, Xavier Kiki, Sophie Jackson, Noah Smits, Ava Moore, Mason Dwyer, Isabella Cavey 

Relay champs

29 November 2019: Twenty-three teams represented Chelsea at the Southern Metro Region Relay Championships at Springvale on Saturday 23 November. Well done to all teams. Special mention to our medalists – BRONZE: U10 Mixed 4 x 200m – Jackson Pribil, Benjamin L’Huillier, Victoria Akhramenko, Emerson Lay; and dual BRONZE medallists U15 Boys 4 x 200m & U15 Boys Medley – Riley Gibbons, Thomas Toth, Vilka Chandrasena, Aidan Cafarella. Four teams since qualified for the Victorian Relay Championships at Casey Fields on Saturday 14 December: U9 4x100m mixed team, U12G 4x100m, U14G 4x200m, U16G 4x100m. Congratulations. Go TEAM CHELSEA.

4 Chelsea records smashed in one day

16 November 2019: What an incredible morning of aths. Four centre records smashed. Congrats to WILLIAM HOTSTON U10B high jump (1.17m – broke his previous record of 1.12m), CLAUDIA CAZAUX U16G discus (33.58m – previous mark 26.98m set by Ruby Holten in 2008-09), FREYA BROWN U14G 1500m (5:32.82 – previous mark 5:39.50 set in 1987) and ALEXANDER GIBSON U16B 1500m (4:41.36 – previous mark 4:47.36 set in 2014-15). Well done also to all our athletes who achieved PBs today and received Sports Star awards. Read the newspaper article CLICK HERE

Eight new centre records have been set so far this season. Other records have been achieved by Dinal Gamage (U14B shot put), Claudia Cazaux (U16G shot put and 300m hurdles) and Ahllia Dimachki (U11G discus). 

Chelsea partners with global sports retailer

12 November 2019: Little Athletics Chelsea has partnered with Decathlon, world-wide sporting goods retailer. They open a new Moorabbin outlet on Friday 15 November. Simply register as a member HERE and remember to support ‘Chelsea Little Athletics Club’.

Strategic planning underway

11 November 2019: Little Athletics Chelsea has embarked upon a strategic planning process. As part of the first stage of gathering information to assist with future planning, all Chelsea members will receive a link to an on-line survey.

Season 2019-20 started

5 October 2019: Terrific weather, lots of athletes and plenty of happy faces – athletics returned today with our annual coaching day. Sensational event once again.

Coaching day to start the season

27 September 2019: Our 2019-20 season starts with a coaching day on Saturday 5 October. Arrive at 8.45am for a 9am start. Athletes to wear their t-shirt patches and Chelsea uniform. Trialing athletes to wear black shorts, t-shirt, white socks and runners. Details here

Registrations open for season 2019-20

20 August 2019: Sign up for our 51st season of family, fun & fitness. See link at top of page.

Our 2019-20 season calendar is available

1 August 2019: View our jam-packed SEASON CALENDAR for 2019-20.

Fitting farewell to our 50th season

23 March 2019:  We farewelled our 50th season in fine style with our Ray White Chelsea Gift Carnival on Saturday 23 March 2019. With tents lining the track, it was a terrific sight to see so many athletes, families, friends, life members and sponsors cheering on athletes.      Congratulations to all our award winners and record holders for season 2018-19.

Ray White Chelsea Gift 2018-19

23 March 2019:  Our 11th annual Ray White Chelsea Gift was run on Saturday 23 March. Congratulations to all athletes. It was one of our biggest Gift turn-outs, with 9 junior heats and 12 senior heats.                                                                                                                                               Final placing orders: 

Junior Gift – Olivia McCaffrey, Ky Perkin, Ella Vanhoegaerden, Gypsy Klein,                        Jackson Adams, Evie Malone, Ashlee Hoogwerf, Emma Curtis

Senior Gift – Teagan Lay, Llelarni Mitchell, Anthony Blamey, Sophie Jackson, Sebastian Cole, Thomas Whillas, William Hotston, (Ashley Bartleman unavailable)

800m Gift – Max Woodhouse, Lily Woodhouse, Jessica Adams, Olivia Jackson, Victoria Akhramenko, Benjamin L’Huillier, Jessie Laughlin, Reon Tawhai

Chelsea sets new Relaython record

9 March 2019:  We have a new Relaython record of 129 laps thanks to a mighty team effort by athletes and mums and dads who kept the baton going around the track non-stop for 3 hours. Well done all. What a wonderful sport we have where mums and dads can share the experience of participation with their children…family, fun, fitness that’s our motto!

20 medals at Region Championships

February 2019: Congratulations to all our athletes who competed at the Region Track and Field Championships at Caulfield on 16-17 February 2019. Chelsea athletes won 20 medals (19 last year), qualified for 25 finals and also achieved plenty of PBs. Well done Team       Chelsea. Looking forward now to the Victorian titles. Congratulations to our qualifiers.

500 personal bests and counting

December 2018: Chelsea athletes continue to build up their PB tallies. Read about it here

Athletes set the pace with multiple PBs

December 2018: Centre records and PBs galore. Read about it here

Flying start to our 50th season

November 2018: Our 50th season is running. Read all about it in the Leader newspaper.

Victorian state relay qualifiers

Congratulations to the U9G 4 X 100m and 4 X200m (Matilda Laughlin, Emerson Lay,            Jasmine Abella-Sentance and Leila Gothard) and the U11G 4 X 200m (Meg Perkin,            Jessica Adams, Billie Ross and Teagan Lay) for qualifying for the Victorian Relay            Championships at Lakeside Stadium on 15 December 2018.

50th birthday planning well underway

Our dedicated planning group consisting of current and former members meets regularly to plan events for our 50th season.  Many fun ideas. We welcome suggestions. Contact us today.

Awards and records

For the full list of award recipients and centre record breakers for 2017-18, simply view our Awards and Champions page.

New 1500m record

Alexander Gibson set a new U13 boys 1500m record on Saturday 24 February 2018.  He ran 5:04.57, surpassing the previous mark of 5:05.01, held since 1996. His effort comes after winning a silver medal at the Region Championships the week before, and since qualifying for the State titles in the same event. Congratulations Alexander.

State qualifiers

Congratulations to the 17 Chelsea athletes who have qualified for the Victorian Track and Field Championships to be held at Lakeside Stadium on 10-11 March 2018…

Jessica Adams U9G 200m, 60m hurdles, 70m; Desmond Berry U9B 60m hurdles;              Freya Brown U12G 400m, 1500m; Claudia Cazaux U14G 200m hurdles, 200m, 80m hurdles, shot put; Magdalena Dimova U9G long jump; Alexander Gibson U13B 1500m, 800m;        Ashley Koczek U13B high jump, javelin; Bridget Koczek U11G javelin; Teagan Lay U10G 100m, 60m hurdles, 70m, long jump; T’zario Lay U9B 70m; Jonathan Mastorakos U15B 400m;  Meg Perkin U9G high jump; Peter Sexton U14B shot put; Thomas Toth U12B triple jump; Jade Tsiros U11G 100m, 200m; Liam Whillas U14B 400m, 90m hurdles; Tilly Williams U9G high jump.

Region Champs

Chelsea athletes participated at the Region Track and Field Championships at Frankston on 17-18 February 2018. Our medal tally was 19 in total – 4 GOLD, 6 SILVER, 9 BRONZE.  The regionals are the stepping stone for the Victorian Championships.

All up, Chelsea athletes ran in 25 finals and achieved plenty of PBs!

Special mention to our medallists:

GOLD: Ashley Koczek U13B high jump and javelin; Claudia Cazaux U14G 80m hurdles; Meg Perkin U9G high jump.

SILVER: Teagan Lay U10G 70m and long jump; Thomas Toth U12B triple jump; Desmond Berry U9B 60m hurdles; Alexander Gibson U13B 1500m; Liam Whillas U14B 400m.

BRONZE: Riley Gibbons U12B 200m; Alexander Gibson U13B 800m; T’zario Lay U9B 70m; Jakob Savic U12B shot put; Jade Tsiros U11G 100m and 200m; Freya Brown U12G 400m; Claudia Cazaux U14G shot put; Jonathan Mastorakos U15B 400m.

Relaython record

Our annual Relaython was held on Saturday 3 February 2018. Thanks to the efforts of athletes, mums and dads and friends we beat last year’s lap record – keeping the baton moving for 127 consecutive laps in the allocated three hours. In the past two years we have run 119 laps and 115 laps. Three cheers to everyone.

Chelsea Open Day – a great start to 2018

Chelsea kicked-off the new year with the successful running of its 35th annual Open Day carnival on Sunday 21 January.

Almost 250 athletes representing more than 30 centres from regions across Victoria and southern NSW including Albury, Maryborough, Shepparton, Whittlesea, Benalla, Sale and metropolitan Melbourne converged on Edithvale Reserve for the showcase event.

Chelsea Open Day is one of the longest running among athletic centres in Victoria and sees athletes aged U6 to U16 compete in track and field events.

Athletes set 27 new Chelsea Open Day records and won a swag of medals. Chelsea athletes won an amazing 24 gold, 41 silver and 26 bronze. Whittlesea City won the trophy for the best performing visitor centre for the third consecutive year.

Victorian relay champs

The Open Day capped an outstanding month for Chelsea athletes, after success at the Victorian relay championships at Lakeside on Saturday 16 December 2017.

Chelsea returned with two silver medals. Congratulations to U12 mixed 4X200m team members – Jade Tsiros, Tulip Hutchinson, Thomas Toth and Riley Gibbons; and the U12-13 Girls Medley team members Jasmine Kennedy, Freya Brown, Tulip Hutchinson and Monalisa Takwada.

The success came after Chelsea athletes won eight medals at the regional titles, including four golds.

Record held since 1983 – broken!

Chelsea athlete Teagan Lay set a new Chelsea U10 girls long jump record on 15 December 2017. Teagan jumped 4.08 metres, surpassing the previous mark of 4.05 metres, set in 1983. See the list of our record breakers for 2017-18.

State multi-events

A number of Chelsea athletes competed at the Victorian multi-event championships at Casey on 27-28 January 2018. Special mention to U14 Claudia Cazaux who placed 4th and Under 10 Teagan Lay who placed ninth overall.

Ray White Chelsea Gift – 9 December 2017

Chelsea athletes took a break from regular track and field on Saturday 9 December 2017  for the running of the annual Ray White Chelsea Gift.

It was the 10th consecutive running of the popular 100m sprint event, which sees athletes of different ages racing and running off staggered starts.

The ‘dash for the sash’ produced close finishes and less than a second separated runners in both the junior and senior finals.

In the senior final, first place went to U10 Benji Costante, ahead of U15 Jonathan Mastorakos and U12 Thomas Whillas. In an exciting finish, Jonathan started off scratch more than 25 metres behind the front markers too almost win the event. Other senior finalists: Magdalena Dimova, Claudia Chmara, Brodie Macfarlane, Jessica Adams, Desmond Berry.

The junior honours went to U6 Xavier Kiki, ahead of U7 Jackson Watson and U8 Henry Whitney. Other finalists: Joel Dean, Beau Miller, Amelia Hough, Ashlee Hoogwerf, Leilia Gothard.

There was plenty of action off the track as well including a free jumping castle, photo booth (thanks Pikta), drawing competitions, obstacle course, give-aways and a bumper raffle supported again by Ray White Chelsea, the centre’s major sponsor and long-time naming rights supporter of the Chelsea Gift. Donations raised during the event went to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Region Relay Champs – 25 November 2017 – Ross Reserve, Noble Park

Athletes at Little Athletics Chelsea continued their run of success at the region relay championships on Saturday, winning eight medals – four golds, a silver and three bronze.

A number of athletes won multiple medals including Peter Sexton and Liam Whillas who each won three gold medals. Many others ran in finals and represented Chelsea for the first time, and some teams have automatically qualified for the Victorian relay championships to be held in December.

The success at the regionals followed similar feats at the Mentone relay day where Chelsea athletes won nine medals and raced in several finals.

Region Relay Medal Winners:


U12 Mixed 4 x200m – Thomas Toth, Riley Gibbons, Tulip Hutchinson, Jade Tsiros

U14 Mixed 4X200m – Monalisa Takwada, Claudia Cazaux, Peter Sexton, Liam Whillas

U14-15 Boys Medley – Liam Whillas, Peter Sexton, Jonathan Mastorakos, Brodie Macfarlane

U15 Boys Medley – Liam Whillas, Peter Sexton, Jonathan Mastorakos, Brodie Macfarlane


U12-13 Girls Medley – Monalisa Takwada, Jasmine Kennedy, Tulip Hutchinson, Freya Brown


U9 Mixed 4 X100m – David Dvorak, T’zario Lay, Jessica Adams, Meg Perkin

U12-13 Boys Medley – Corey Macfarlane, Ashley Koczek, Thomas Toth, Riley Gibbons

U12 Girls Medley – Jade Tsiros, Tulip Hutchinson, Frey Brown, Jessie Laughlin

22 February 2017- Region Track and Field Championships Results

Congratulations to all Chelsea athletes for their superb all-round efforts at the Region Championships at Frankston. There were many stand-out performances and plenty of PBs achieved in often wet and windy conditions – and hail on Sunday.

In total, Chelsea won 18 medals – 2 GOLD, 8 SILVER and 8 BRONZE. There was also 18 additional track finalists and many top 5 placings. Last year Chelsea won 13 medals.

Well done in particular to multiple medal winners Vuna Ofahengaue, Teagan Lay and Thomas Toth. Notably, Ashley Koczek won a bronze in the javelin despite wearing a plaster cast on his left arm!!

It’s exciting to think that a number of Chelsea athletes have now qualified for the Victorian Championships at Lakeside on 11-12 March.   Thank-you to those who also helped with duties, in particular team manager Cameron Whillas, jumps referee Anthony Cafarella, and Stuart Cafarella for official duties at shot put.

2017 Region Championships medal winners: 


Vuna Ofahengaue – U13B Shot Put,  Sapphire Harrison-Corney – U13G High Jump


Vuna Ofahengaue – U13B Discus, 100m
Claudia Cazaux – U13G 200m hurdles
Teagan Lay – U9G 70m, 60m hurdles, 100m
Erin Reilly – U15G Javelin
Thomas Toth – U11B Triple Jump


Vuna Ofahengaue – U13B 200m hurdles
Freya Brown – U11G 400m
Allyson Jambu – U15G 90m hurdles
Ashley Koczek – U12B Javelin
Thomas Toth – U11B Javelin
Jade Tsiros – U10G 100m
Liam Whillas – U13B 400m
Teagan Lay – U9G Long Jump

For a full run-down of results clink on

22nd January 2017 – CHELSEA OPEN DAY
BIG thank-you to everyone who supported our Open Day on Sunday – making it one of our biggest and most successful Open Days ever. Great weather, 300 athletes, 41 centres, 40 new records, plenty of PBs and lots of smiles and fun. Much to like. Congratulations to Whittlesea City for again winning the overall best performing visitor centre award…


10th December – Ray White Chelsea Gift 2016
Another awesome Ray White Chelsea Gift has been run and won. Congrats to all our athletes who took part on Saturday. Senior Gift honours went to U9 Teagan Lay who was runner-up in last year’s Junior Gift, which this year was won by U7 Joel Dean. Thanks again to Ray White Chelsea for sponsoring the Gift carnival once again. For all the results see our mobile web site:
Also a BIG thanks everyone for dressing in orange and supporting Jetstar week. Here are a few snaps from our Gift and Jetstar days…and today’s article in the Leader.


18th July – Everyone at Chelsea please take a bow…at the annual Little Athletics Victoria gala awards on 16 July 2016, Chelsea was honoured with two most prestigious awards – Chelsea was named the 3rd BEST centre in Victoria and also crowned the BEST centre within the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. We also received a wonderful cheque for $2000!!!

Truly magnificent recognition of the contributions and efforts of everyone at Team Chelsea over the 2015-16 season. Congratulations everyone – our athletes, our committee, our parents and all our volunteers who make up the Little Athletics Chelsea family.

Certainly a very proud moment in Chelsea’s near 50-year history