2016-17 MEMBERSHIP GUIDE

After considerable and ongoing feedback from members and key stakeholders regarding the Athletics Victoria membership structure, over the past eighteen months the organisation has developed a new, more flexible membership model.

The new model will be based on a ‘pay as you go’ structure, and has been designed to assist clubs recruit and retain members by making the product offerings easier to access.

In addition to the new membership model, Athletics Victoria has undertaken an extensive review to upgrade the current online club and member portals’ design and functionality.

Both the new online portals and membership structure will officially be launched on Friday 1 April, 2016.



MEMBERSHIP OFFERING

The membership offering will now consist of individual packages:

  • Membership to Athletics Victoria;
  • XCR packages;
  • Track & Field package; and/or
  • Individual event entry (for individual event entry for XCR and Championships)

By creating separate packages, members make a selection and pay for only what they wish to participate in, but, they have the option to add packages or upgrade throughout the season.  An additional benefit is that once the initial AV and club membership payment is made, members can buy a package or enter an event at a later date, which means payments can be spread out across the membership season.

Subject to the completion of the review of the track & field season by the Shield Committee, members will have access to 12 rounds and a final of AV Shield competition.  A major change will see Athletics Victoria providing financial support for country zones that offer the full AV Shield competition program. Country members will no longer be required to pay additional fees to compete in AV Shield, but, will no longer have access to a country discount.

Championship events only

Members can pay their Athletics Victoria and Club fees, and only enter championship events if they wish. They will not be eligible to compete in the summer competition. The two-week trialling member option will still be available for the summer competition.

Note: After a trial period of two years, AV Knockout was not supported and will not continue in the 2016/2017 season. We are reviewing the competition pathway and looking at other options for age graded competition.

To support the new membership model, the membership categories will also change for the 2016-17 season:

  • Athlete (competing member)
    • Open 20 years and older
    • Junior 13 – 19 years of age (as at 31 December) and
    • Dual 11 – 14 years of age (must have current LAVic Registration)
  • Coach (16 years and older)
  • Officials (16 years and older)
  • Social (non-competing member); and
  • Recreational Runner (now available to clubs)

MEMBERSHIP FEES

  Athletics Victoria Membership Fee   XCR Package Track & Field Package   Both – Max Pack (XCR + Track & Field
Athlete – Open** $100 + $125 $125 or $200
Athlete – Junior** $80 + $100 $100 or $150
Athlete – Dual $50 + $55 $55 or $75
Coach $0          
Official $0          
Social $40          
Recreational Runner $40          
Alternate First Claim $40          
Club Transfer $50          

NOTE: CLUB FEE’S APPLY – PLEASE REFER TO YOUR CLUB FOR PRICING

*Must be a current financial member of Athletics Australia

**Family discount of $15 per person available when three (3) or more Open or Junior athletes reside at the same address and register at the same time.

 

The following table sets out a comparison of membership and package fees from 2015/16 and 2016/17:

Note that this does not include club fees.

Age Group 2015/2016 2016/2017
Open -only competes in XCR $170 (AV Fee) + XCR Series Ticket ($95)   Total  $265 $100 (AV Base) + XCR Package ($125)

Total $225

Decrease $40

Open -only competes in Track & Field $170 (AV Fee) $100 (AV Base) + Summer Package ($125)

Total $225

Increase $55  

Open – competes in both XCR and Track & Field $170 (AV Fee) + XCR Series Ticket ($95)

Total $265

$100 (AV Base) + Max Pack ($200)

Total $300

Increase $35

Open (only competes in Championship Events) $170 (AV Fee) $100 (AV Base) + Individual Entry Fee ($20) per event

Total  $120

Decrease $50

Junior (13 – 19) 2015/2016 2016/2017
19 only competes in XCR $150  + XCR Series Ticket ($75)

TOTAL – $225

$80 (AV Base) + XCR Package ($100)

TOTAL – $180

Decrease $45

19 only competes in Track & Field $150 ( AV Fee )

TOTAL $150

$80 (AV Base) + Track & Field Package ($100)

TOTAL $180

Increase $30

19 Competes in both XCR & Track & Field $150 (AV Fee) + XCR Series Ticket ($75)

TOTAL $225

$80 (AV Base fee) + Max Pack ($150)

TOTAL $230

Increase $5

19 only competes in Championships Events $150 (AV Fee)

TOTAL $150

$80 (AV Base Fee) + Individual Event Entry ($20)

TOTAL $100

Decrease $50

16 only competes in XCR $130 (AV Fee) + XCR Series Tickets ($50)

TOTAL  $180

$80 (AV Base) + XCR Package ($100)

TOTAL – $180

No change

16 only competes in Track & Field $130 (AV Fee) $80 (AV Base) + Track & Field Package ($100)

TOTAL $180

Increase $50

16 competes in both $130 (AV Fee) + XCR Series Tickets ($50)

TOTAL  $180

$80 (AV Base) + Mac Pack ($150)

TOTAL $230

Increase $50

Dual (11-14) 2015/2016 2016/2017
Dual athlete only competes in XCR $55 (AV Fee)  + XCR Series Ticket ($40)

TOTAL $95

$50 (AV Base) + XCR Package ($55)

TOTAL $105

Increase $10

Dual athlete only competes in Track & Field $55 (AV Fee)

TOTAL $55

$50 (AV Base) + Track & Field Package ($55)

TOTAL $105

Increase $50

Dual athlete competes in both $55 (AV Fee) + XCR Series Ticket ($40)

TOTAL $95

$50 (AV Base) + MAX PACK ($75)

TOTAL $125

Increase $30

Dual athlete only competes in Championship Events $55 (AV Fee) + Individual event entry ($20)

TOTAL $75

$50 (AV Base) + Individual Event Entry ($20)

TOTAL $70

Decrease $5

*Must be a current financial member of Athletics Australia
**Family discount of $15 per person available when three (3) or more Open or Junior athletes reside at the same address and register at the same time.

Entry into Victorian Championships events (Track & Field) is not included in the above packages and members must entry and pay separately for these events.

The Athletics Victoria wreath program will continue for at least the 2016/2017 season. A bib number will be allocated to a member once they have paid their Club and Athletics Victoria membership. The BIB numbers will be physically issued to the member once a package is purchased (XCR or Track & Field or Victorian Track & Field Championship Event) or they have been selected to compete in a Club relay at XCR or at Track Relays.

In addition, the extensive range of benefits offered by Athletics Victoria to members and clubs will continue, along with a number of new projects to be rolled out in 2016-17 to directly assist club retain and grow their membership numbers.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the new membership model or the guide, please email info@athsvic.org.au or call (03) 8646 4500.