Big move for Little Aths

Last Saturday marked Kyneton Little Ath’s final day of competition at the precinct’s top oval after 53 years.

Kyneton Little Athletics is preparing to relocate to Kyneton Showgrounds’ bottom oval with plans to improve facilities.

KLAC president Scott Stubbs said the move was exciting with the benefits of new purpose-built fixed infrastructure.

“This is one of the most significant changes for the club in recent years and will be a massive improvement for us,” he said.

“Our club has always done well at the state level championships. These new facilities, as part of the move, will give kids even more opportunities to further their sporting careers.”

March 16 marked the club’s final day of competition at the precinct’s top oval after 53 years.

The move comes as Macedon Ranges Shire Council progresses its master plan for the precinct. 

New infrastructure at the bottom oval is expected to include an equipment shed, purpose-built discus cage and concrete throwing circle, 40-metre asphalt long/triple jump runway with pits, and two concrete shotput circles.

“Former club president Ashley Fraser has been a big driving force behind this and working behind the scenes with the council and other precinct user groups,” Mr Stubbs said.

The club’s relocation allows for netball court upgrades included in the precinct’s master plan. Funds for KLAC’s move was secured in Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s 2023/24 budget.

The contract was awarded in January with construction planned for April, allowing for the club to begin its 2025/26 season from its new home at the bottom oval.