Athletics Victoria Advisory Group

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing products and services that meet the expectations of our members, the Board of Athletics Victoria has approved the establishment of an Athletics Advisory Group (AAG).

The AAG will meet three times a year to consider, review and recommend future programs across a number of areas including:-

–          Athlete, club, coach and officials pathway

–          All forms of competition products

–          Programs to assist athletes, coaches, officials and club administrators and

–          Effective forms of communications to our membership.

The AAG will consist of representatives from the following groups:-

–          Registered members from elite, sub-elite, club, overage and junior able bodied and para athletes,

–          Registered Coaches from Sprints, Jumps, Distance, Field and Walks

–          Club Administrators and

–          Members of Victorian Officials.

The AAG will be chaired by Marian O’Shaughnessy who has vacated her position as the long-time independent Chair of the Athletics Victoria Shield Committee. Initial appointments will be made by the Chair and the CEO of Athletics Victoria and each member of the AAG will be invited to participate for an initial term of two years.

At the end of the initial two year term, a further invitation will be made to the AV membership for expressions of interest so that at least one half of the group will change to ensure that the AAG continues to be representative of the total AV membership.

Athletics Victoria invite the membership to provide an expression of interest to be part of the inaugural AAG.  This is an independent consultative group that will help guide the future of the sport in Victoria.

If you’re currently not a member of any subcommittee of Athletics Victoria such as AV Shield, Zone Committee, Metro or Country Committees, Victorian Officials, Championship or XCR Committee and you would like to be considered please email your interest to

Expressions of interest will be open until 5.00pm Tuesday March 31 with the first meeting of the AAG Scheduled for Wednesday 15th April at 6.00pm at Cathy Freeman Room, Athletics House 31 Aughtie Drive , Lakeside.

The purpose of the AAG is to be representative of the entire AV membership and has been formed to provide an opportunity for members to be actively involved in our sport.

On behalf of the Chair Marian O’Shaughnessy, I look forward to receiving many expressions of interest.

Glenn Turnor                                                     Marian O’Shaughnessy
CEO                                                                    Chair – Athletics Advisory Group