Doncaster Newsletter  


Another week of performances by Doncaster athletes with a few competitions being contested at the tail end of the season. 

During the Labor Day long weekend, the LAV state championships were held and a dozen DAC juniors contested the event with some notable performances:

  • Nash Chandler won gold in the 15 years 100m hurdles in 13.71 
  • Shakira Harding showed her versatility over both 15 years hurdles distances, winning gold in the 300m hurdles and silver in the 90m hurdles. Younger sister Jamison also won bronze in the 13 years 80m hurdles 
  • Rachel White claimed silver in the 15 years 1500m in 4:49.11 
  • Lucy Kearney won bronze in the 14 years 800m in 2:24.57 
  • And in the field, Jessica Nolan continued her purple patch of form, winning silver in 14 years Javelin with a best performance of 38.99m 

Thursday 17th saw our sprinters have a final hit-out at the High Velocity competition at Lakeside Stadium before the national championships. 

Oscar Sweeney rounded out his season by winning the Men’s D 100m in 11.31 while Lachlan Parrott did the 1-2 double, winning the Men’s F 100m and 200m in 11.47 and 23.82 respectively. 

In the field events, Eliza Chivers finished second in the High Jump with a best clearance of 1.50m and Alessia Wynne finished second in the Long Jump with her second jump measuring 5.57m. 

And last Saturday night, we had two DAC athletes compete in the Melbourne Track Classic. 

Jack Dalton contested the Hillardt Under 15 1500m, finishing fifth in 4:17.63 and Abbey Caldwell ran a controlled race to win the Open 1500m in 4:09.07. 

Tomorrow, we have some athletes competing in the Box Hill Classic before the Australian Athletics Championships begin in Sydney this Saturday. 

50th Anniversary reminder! 

Ticket sales for our 50th Anniversary Gala close in just over three weeks! 

Don’t leave it until the last minute to secure your ticket to this celebration of our club history! 

When: Saturday 30th of April 

Where: The Manningham Hotel, 1 Thompsons Rd, Bulleen 

Time: 7pm till late
Dress: Cocktail 

Tickets available through the Eventbrite link: www.dac50thanniversary.eventbrite.com.au  

Adults $105 

U18 $70 

Junior Family:  $300. (2 Adults + 2 Child U/18yrs)    

Senior Family:  $375. (2 Adults + 2 Child 18yrs +) 

Tables of 10-12 (please contact us at dac50th@doncasterac.org.au to arrange a table) 

DAC Business Directory 

We’d like to start promoting club-members businesses within DAC.
To do this, we have made a form to collect all of our members business details, to ensure there is a single place for members to look for goods or services they made need. 

If you’d like to be a part of this initiative, please enter your details in the following form: https://forms.gle/bJ3LwPcMyFYshrjF8 

Little Athletics Victoria State Championship Results (12/3/22 – 13/3/22) 

Discus: Jasmine Smith 25.00m (11th);
Javelin: Jasmine Smith 20.07m (15th);
100m: Shakira Harding 12.89 (5th);
200m: Shakira Harding 27.17 (6th);
400m: Eliza Chivers 64.92;
1500m: Rachel White 4:49.11 (2nd);
90m Hurdles: Shakira Harding 13.42 (2nd);
300m Hurdles: Shakira Harding 45.34 (1st);
High Jump: Eliza Chivers 1.50m;
Shot Put: Kara Ilardi 7.88m (13th);
400m: Lucy Kearney 63.99 (8th);
800m: Lucy Kearney 2:24.57 (3rd);
Discus: Jessica Nolan 26.48m (5th);
Javelin: Jessica Nolan 38.99m (2nd);
80m Hurdles: Jamison Harding 13.80 (3rd);
200m Hurdles: Jamison Harding 31.61 (8th);
1500m Walk: Lula Parrott 10:29.30 (10th);
Discus: Lula Parrott 21.86m (11th);
Javelin: Lula Parrott 18.14m (14th);
Triple Jump: Jamison Harding 9.11m (15th);
1500m: Madeleine Kearney 5:34.65 (11th);
100m Hurdles: Nash Chandler 13.71 (1st);
100m: Max McCool 13.08 (18th);
Long Jump: Max McCool 4.86m (9th);
1500m Walk: Hamish McLennan 9:44.15 (7th);
1100m Walk: Lewis McLennan 5:54.50 (4th);
Shot Put: Lewis McLennan 7.66m (17th);