Chelsea – Judged 3rd BEST centre in Victoria and BEST centre in the Southern Metro Region by Little Athletics Victoria 2015-16.
Flying start to our 50th season
Our 50th season has burst out of the blocks. 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.
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.
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.
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 showpiece event.
Chelsea Open Day is one of the longest running among athletic centres in Victoria and sees athletes aged U6 to U16 compete in various track and field events.
Athletes set 27 new Open Day records and won a swag of medals. Chelsea athletes won an amazing 24 golds, 41 silvers and 26 bronze. Whittlesea City won the trophy for the best performing visiting centre for the third consecutive year.
The Open Day capped an outstanding month for Chelsea athletics, after success at the Victorian relay championships at Lakeside. Chelsea returned with two silver medals. Congratulations to U12 mixed 4X200m team members – Jade, Tulip, Thomas and Riley; and U12-13 Girls Medley team members Jasmine, Freya, Tulip and Monalisa.
The success came after Chelsea won eight medals at the regional titles, including four golds.
Record held since 1983 – broken!
And the run of good form has continued, with Chelsea athlete Teagan Lay smashing the Chelsea U10 girls long jump record held since 1983. Teagan jumped 4.08 metres on 15 December 2017, surpassing the previous mark of 4.05 metres.
A number of Chelsea athletes also competed at the Victorian multi-event championships at Casey on 27-28 January 2018. Special mention to U14 Claudia Cazaux who placed 4th and U10 Teagan Lay who placed ninth overall.
On Saturday 3 February 2018, Chelsea athletes turned their attention to the annual relaython fundraiser for the Royal Children’s Hospital. Athletes, parents and friends run a baton around the track non-stop for three hours. Runners will be out to surpass last year’s total of 119 laps or more than 47 kilometres. The inside running lane will be dedicated to the relay, with the scheduled program using the remaining lanes.
Victorian Relay Championships – Lakeside Stadium – Saturday 16 December 2017
Congratulations to all our athletes who ran at the state championships.
Special mention to our two silver medal winning teams – U12 mixed 4X200m and U12-13 Girls medley. Sensational outcome.
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 Championships – 25 November 2017 – at 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.
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
Region Track & Field Championships – 22 February 2017
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.
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 http://lavic.com.au/Southern-Metro-Region/Region-Results
22nd January 2017 – Open Day
BIG 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 centre award… CLICK HERE for a few snaps from our 34th annual Open Day…enjoy
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: https://www.mobile.lachelsea.com.au/giftfinalresults.htm
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…
20th July – Olympic spirit grips Chelsea…
Just 17 days until the Rio Olympics and Chelsea is proud to cheer on our Aussie athletes…with a show of support in today’s Mordialloc Chelsea 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
11th July – Cheer cheer ‘cause the Chelsea team are here…
Congrats to everyone who took to the circuit at Sandown for the Road Relays on the weekend. Plenty of sunshine, smiles and team spirit on show. Well done all.
Check out some photos from the day here
7th July – Pleased to take delivery of brand new high jump equipment…
three new fibreglass crossbars and six stands complete with tape inserts. Courtesy of Little Athletics Victoria and a RACV sponsor’s grant. Still to come is a specially designed high jump mat. Onwards and upwards Chelsea!