History

This page is a work in progress to document the history of the centre. If you have any relevant information that could fill in the gaps please send an email to history@aranala.com.au

The centre was established in 1978 originally operating out of Ferny Hills State School. The centre moved to its current location at Leslie Patrick Park, Arana Hills. The centre began as Ferny Hills Little Athletics prior to changing names, before the start of the 1981/82 season, to Arana.

Life Members

YearName
 1992Frank Knight
  Bevan Heslehurst ??

LAQ Award Recipients

Life Members

Frank Knight – 2003

Distinguished Merit

Frank Knight – 1992

Merit

1987 – Terry Little

1990 – Brian Lawson

1990 – Stan Pearson

1996 – Karen Lunt

1997 – Margaret Michel

1997 – Marie Lonergan

2020 – Tony Bryant

2021 – Shane Pearson

Volunteer of the Year

Wayne Kelly – 2011

Frank Knight Memorial Coach of the Year

Sarah Crellin – 2009

Alison Quirke Official of the Year

George Harvey Leadership Award

Laurie Baartz Award for Most Improved

 Centre Executive

SeasonCentre ManagerSecretaryTreasurer
78/79 Rod Griffin  
79/80 Rod Griffin   
80/81 Rod Griffin   
81/82 Stan Pearson  
82/83 Stan Pearson  
83/84 Stan Pearson  
84/85 Stan Pearson  
85/86 Stan Pearson  
86/87 Bill LawsonJill Brownjohn Daphne Bale 
87/88   
88/89 Gregory HarrisonKaren Lunt  Denise Larter
89/90 Gregory Harrison  Daphne Bale
90/91 Karen Lunt  
91/92 Karen Lunt   
92/93 Karen Lunt   
93/94 Karen LuntMarie Calcino Pat Blokland 
94/95 Peter Fitzsimon Marie CalcinoTheresa Farley 
95/96 Margaret Michel Trisha HumeTheresa Farley 
96/97 Des Grice Trisha Hume Theresa Farley   
97/98 K BrowneIris Anderson  Marie Lonegran
98/99Margaret Michel Iris Anderson  Marie Lonegran  
99/00Margaret Michel Steve Coulson Linda Davidson
00/01 Margaret MichelDoug Parry   Kathleen Cummings  
01/02 Bevan Heslehurst David Thompson Kathleen Cummings
02/03 Bevan Heslehurst    Kathleen Cummings  
03/04  Bevan Heslehurst   Tracey Cooper  Kathleen Cummings  
04/05 Paul Dobbins Allan Davis Glynn Palmer
05/06  Paul Dobbins    Allan Davis    Glynn Palmer  
06/07  Allan Davis   Melissa PfifferWayne Bergwerf 
07/08 David Tesch   Jenny Van Der WaterWayne Bergwerf 
08/09 David Tesch   Kayleen Morrison   Rachel Warren
09/10 David Tesch Kayleen Morrison   Rachel Warren
10/11David Tesch Kayleen Morrison   Rachel Warren
11/12Kayleen Morrison Julie KemptonMichelle Oates
12/13Kayleen MorrisonKarin BerndtMichelle Oates
13/14Tony BryantLindell de MarteMichelle Oates
14/15Tony BryantLindell de MarteMichelle Oates
15/16Tony BryantKaren DanielMichelle Oates
16/17Tony BryantKaren DanielMichelle Oates
17/18Tony BryantMel PronkHayley Dean
18/19Tony BryantJulie Farren-PriceHayley Dean 
19/20Tony Bryant Julie Farren-Price Hayley Dean 
20/21Tony BryantJulie Farren-PriceSharon Davidson
21/22Tony BryantJulie Farren-PriceSharon Davidson

State Team Representatives

SeasonAge GroupAthlete
   
   
 80/81u12 Boys Steven Smith
81/82u12 GirlsMichelle Swanston
82/83u12 Boys Matthew Kerr
 83/84  Jacqueline Seeto
Shane Pearson
Catrina Ross
Sally Spork
Nicole Peak
84/85 Brent Gannon
Chris Thompson
 86/87u13 Girls Valerie Kerr
Megan Thompson
 88/89u13 Boys Cameron Brownjohn
   
 97/98u13 Boys Aaron Keehn 
   
   
   
11/12u13 Boys
u13 Boys
Joshua Morrison
Brandon Stanaway
13/14u15 GirlsTiana Morrison
14/15u13 BoysCooper Schmidt
15/16u13 Girls
u13 Girls
u13 Girls
u13 Boys
u13 Boys
Kyra Edward
Lara Pert
Tyla Proctor
William Barker
Nicholas Thomas
17/18u13 Boys
u15 Girls
Kai Norton
Tyla Proctor
18/19u13 Girls
u15/16 Boys
Amber Norton
Carl Martin
20/21u14 Boys
u14 Boys
u13 Girls
u13 Girls
u13 Girls
Bailey Housden
Harvey Schutte
Georgia Hopwood
Amaya Mearns
Summer Phillips

 Season Data – Registration Numbers

SeasonBoysGirlsTotal
    
94/95  298
95/96  262
96/97  273
97/98  202
98/99125114239
99/00   
00/01   
01/02   
02/03    
03/04    
04/05   
05/06   
06/07   
07/08   
08/09   
09/10   
 10/11   
11/12  321 
12/13 247222 469
13/14 239223462
14/15 209 233442
15/16 198 220418
16/17 176 216392
17/18 183203 386
18/19 182 210 392
19/20 177 188 365
20/21 171 228 399
21/22228233 461