2014-15 Summer handbook available

AV Shield Round 1 starts last Saturday and here is a quick reminder about the competition pathways for this coming summer season.


AV Shield Competition 
Ten (10) Rounds plus the AV Shield Final which will be held at the end of January 2015.
Competition Rules – Team Managers, Officials and all athletes are encouraged to read the rules.

Shield Competition Rules can be found HERE.

AV Zone v Zone
A new competition which will be a National Permit Meet.
Two Zones will compete at the same venue providing a higher standard and greater competition. It will also operate as a standard round of shield and performances will then be scored virtually in a separate scoring system to determine which Zone wins.
Performances at Zone v Zone will still count towards AV shield club scoring ladders.

Zone v Zone Rules can be found HERE

AV Knockout
Athletes wishing to be eligible for AV Knockout in events with a specification i.e. throws and hurdle events will be granted the option to compete once as a club athlete and once as an invitational athlete at AV Shield competition during rounds 1 to 7. For Example: If an under 16 athlete competes using under 18 weights, heights and specifications then those performances will count towards AV Rankings and club points at shield competition. Athletes who wish to take advantage of this ruling must notify AV Shield zone organisers on the day of competition which age group they wish to compete in.

AV Knockout Rules can be found HERE

General reminders
Membership Cards and Bibs – if you registered in time to compete for this week your membership pack will be available for collection at the Administration Area at your venue on Saturday.

REMINDER to check your AV Virtual Event Bag for special offers and discounts. Follow the link in the registration email you received for more information.

Club Uniform –  Athletes must compete in their current and approved club uniform, with their supplied 2014/15 Athletics Victoria bib numbers firmly affixed to the back and front of their competition singlet or top. Pole vault and high jump athletes are only required to affix one bib number to either their back or front.
Key Information:

Trialling Members – For insurance purposes, non-registered athletes and non-registered Officials are required to complete the ‘Trial Member Form’ before the commencement of the meet. Forms can be completed at the event location on the day of competition.