2016/2017 Season Awards

TLAC Centre Awards

To be eligible for any Centre trophy awarded at the end of the season an athlete must have completed in at least 70% of meets offered by the centre for the whole season.

Participation Trophies

All athletes who participate in at least 70% of all meets from the date of their paid registration to the end of the season will receive a trophy. 

Age Group Champions

The top 3 athletes in each boys and girls age group, who have earned the most points based on participation and personal bests.

Most Improved Athlete Awards

The highest point scoring boy and girl. Based on the most personal best performances for the season.

Athlete of the Year

Awarded annually to a Junior (U6-U8), Intermediate (U9-12) and Senior (U13-U16) boy and girl who have shown outstanding dedication and commitment to Little Athletics through their regular attendance, full participation in meets, attitude toward other athletes and officials, breaking records and participation in other athletic events eg. relays, track & field, centre championships and our open day.

Most Disciplined Athlete Awards

Awarded annually to a Junior (U6-U8), Intermediate (U9-12) and Senior (U13-U16) boy and girl who demonstrate understanding and abiding by the rules of the competition, sportsmanship at all times and showing respect to officials, players and supporters

Continuous Membership Certificates

Awarded to athletes who have continuously been LAVic members for 5 years or more.


01/02/1971 - 11/08/2009

About Leanne

Leanne perished alongside her father, Max Cranwell and 7 other Australians in the Kokoda Plane Crash, Papua New Guinea, on the 11th August 2009.

Leanne was a member of the Club for over 7 years and together with her husband Chris, passed on their great love of athletics to their two children, Maddison and Thomas.

Leanne always demonstrated great commitment, determination and courage in her sporting achievements, such as marathon running, tennis, and netball.  She would always encourage her children, friends and family in whatever activities they were pursuing.  Leanne was a strong believer that you didn't always have to be the best, just "suck it up" and "give it your best shot" were common phrases that she would use.

Her sporting values have left a lasting legacy on all that knew her.

This Award is presented to the athlete that demonstrates many of Leanne's sporting values throughout the Season

  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Strong desire to be the best they can be, regardless of ability
  • Shows constant support of fellow Athletes and the Club in general