Schools Cross Country Championships – SSV Information

SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

INFORMATION PACKAGE FOR PROSPECTIVE TEAM MEMBERS

1.BACKGROUND

This year, School Sport Australia and Athletics Australia will be conducting SEPARATE Cross Country Championships. However, two teams will be selected at the AV All Schools competition. One will represent School Sport Victoria (SSV) at the School Sport Australia Championships and one will represent Athletics Victoria (AV) at the Athletics Australia Australian Cross Country Championships.

This year, it is possible to be a member of both teams and attend both Championships

Details of the events are:

  1. SCHOOL SPORT AUSTRALIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

DATE: 11-14 August 2017 inclusive

VENUE: Rokeby Police Academy, Hobart, Tasmania

ONLY THE SSV TEAM (TEAM VIC) WILL ATTEND THIS CHAMPIONSHIP

THIS IS THE ONLY SELECTION RACE FOR THE TEAM TO COMPETE IN THE ISF CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD IN PARIS, FRANCE IN MARCH/APRIL2018

2.SELECTION

The Athletics Victoria All Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday 17 June, 2017 at Bundoora Park is the selection trial for both teams. Selection will be made by the SSV / AV Cross Country Subcommittee based on the selection criteria included in this information package and also on the Availability Form you submit to us on the day.

Athletes may choose to nominate for either one of or both the SSV & AV Teams.

In order to be considered for the SSV team, you must satisfy the criteria and have submitted the Availability Form by Monday 19 June, 2017. Selection will only be made from those who have submitted the Availability Form. This form should be submitted to Team Officials at the Victorian Team Tent near the finish line on the day immediately after the race.

Selected teams will be posted on the SSV and AV websites no later than 5 pm on Thursday 25 June 2017.

Successful athletes will be notified by email of their selection.

www.ssv.vic.edu.au                          www.athsvic.org.au

MULTI CLASS ATHLETES:

This year, both SSV and AV will be selecting Multi Class athletes to compete in the respective Championships. Multi Class athletes who wish to be selected in the SSV Team must compete in the SSV State Championships on Thursday 20 July. Multi class athletes who wish to be selected in the AV team will be selected from performances at the AV All Schools Championships.

  1. SSV TEAM INFORMATION

The attached information is intended to assist you in making an informed decision concerning your availability for selection.  Please read it carefully.

Please note that:

  • The SSV Team will participate in a 4 day educational event from Friday 11 August until Monday 24 August 2017 in Hobart

Note that if you are selected in the SSV Team, you will be required to confirm your place by & paying a strictly non-refundable deposit.

  1. UNIFORM

SSV Team – SSV has a new uniform supplier, S-Trend. All SSV team members will be required to purchase the new uniform. Due to the new contractual obligations, no BLK or KooGa items of uniform can be worn.

On selection & confirmation of your place in the team, you will receive an e-mail from SSV advising how you are to process and pay for your order via an online system.  Please note that you will be required to pay at the time of ordering your uniform. Sizing charts are available online for all uniform orders. Uniforms will be sent directly to participants.

  1. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT FEDERATION (ISF) CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The team to attend the ISF Cross Country Championships to be held in Paris France in March 2018 will be selected from the School Sport Australia Cross Country Championships ONLY.

This means that individuals interested in being selected must nominate for the SSV Team and compete in the under 18 race for boys and girls.

School Teams interested in being selected for this team must travel as part of the SSV team and compete at the School Sport Australia Championships ONLY

  1. FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any further enquiries, please contact:

SSV Team:

Kirsteen Farrance,

Operations Manager

School Sport Victoria

03 9488 9464

Kirsteen is on leave from 21 June to 3 July, so please contact Ian Landy (National Programs Officer) on 03 9488 9476.

  SSV TEAM INFORMATION
TEAM SIZE Maximum 60 able-bodied student athletes, up to 18 MULTICLASS student athletes plus 2 school teams (6 boys and 6 girls)
STAFF 8 Team Officials (teachers) PLUS 1 teacher from each school team
MEDICAL 1 (included above)
COMPULSORY UNIFORM Team Vic tracksuit, Team Vic polo shirt, Team Vic shorts, Team Vic competition uniform, Team Vic socks, Team Vic bag, Team Vic Water Bottle, Team Vic Warm-up top, Team Vic t-shirt, Team Vic Cap
OPTIONAL UNIFORM AVAILABILITY Yes
ACCOMMODATION Team-style accommodation under the supervision of team officials at the Australian Institute of Sport
COST ESTIMATE

 

 

Administration Levy incl. Insurance, Transport & Photo –$560.00 approx.

 

Compulsory Uniform – $400.00 approx+ optional uniform (unless you were in the team last year)

 

Team Flight – Melbourne – Hobart return $430.00 approx.

 

Accommodation & Meals – $420.00 approx.

 

 

FUNDRAISING Yes. Each team member will be participating in the State Teams Raffle and can raise $800 towards their costs.
PROGRAM & COMPETITION 11 August – Fly to Hobart.

Rokeby Police Academy – Course Inspection and

Opening  Ceremony  – everyone participates and

Pre-Event Meeting (Team Officials only),

12 August  –   Rokeby Police Academy – Individual Events – everyone competes

13 August –  Educational Excursion, Post-Event

Meeting (Team Officials only), Team Officials Dinner (Team Officials only)

14 August –  Rokeby Police Academy  – Relays and Time Trials – everyone competes – followed by Presentations and Closing Ceremony. Fly to Melbourne.

AGE GROUPS 13 YEARS                     13 YEARS MULTICLASS

14/15 YEARS                14/15 YEARS MULTICLASS

16/17 YEARS                16-19 YEARS MULTICLASS

16/17 YEARS     Ages taken as 31 December 2017

18/19 YEARS

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

§Team Officials are teachers and have the Duty of Care over team members

§Team staffed to DET regulations

§All Team members attend all four days of the Championship

§Team members attend a school affiliated with SSV

§SSV Team Vic Uniform Presentation – There will be a compulsory Presentation Day –Oakleigh South Primary School on Sunday 6 August from 9.30am – 12.00pm approx. involving social activities, team photo, uniform presentation.  All team members are expected to attend.

 

CONTACT

 

 

 

 

Kirsteen Farrance

Operations Manager

 

farrance.kirsteen.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

2017 SSV TEAM VIC CROSS COUNTRY STATE TEAM

ROKEBY POLICE ACADEMY, HOBART, TASMANIA

11 – 14 August 2017

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • You must be a student attending a Victorian school affiliated with the SSV (secondary student) or (primary student).
  • You must be at least 13 years of age as at 31 December 2017.
  • You must submit an availability form to be considered for selection.
  • Age groups for the School Sport Australia Championships are 13 years, 14/15 years, 16/17 years, 18/19 years (as at 31 December 2017) for boys and girls.
  • Maximum of 15 athletes will be selected per age group.
  • Maximum team size will be 60 able-bodied student athletes plus additional MULTICLASS student athletes (up to a total of 18).
  • Two school teams (2 x 6 representatives – one boys and one girls) selected to represent Victoria will be included as part of the SSV team and therefore, they are expected to participate, behave and abide by all expectations in the full event, as any SSV team member would.

NB: It is a requirement of the successful school teams to provide a staff member to travel as a part of the SSV State team, if they wish the school to participate. The schools representatives need to be aware that they must purchase the Team Vic uniform as they are the SSV representative school. They can participate in the relay should they be in our top five runners in the individual race or they will run in the time trial

  • The following will apply to both the boys and girls races in each age group assuming the athletes has nominated the SSV team on the Availability Form, unless item 7 applies:

13 years

  • First six across the finish line. Additional at selectors’ discretion.

14/15 years

  • Winners of the under 15 and under 16 races
  • Next four fastest times from either race. Additional at selectors’ discretion.

16/17 years

  • Winners of the under 17 and under 18 races
  • Next four fastest times from either race. Additional at selectors’ discretion.

18/19 years

  • First six across the finish line. Additional at selectors’ discretion.

School Teams

  • Winning Boys and winning girls schools in the under 18 age group.
  • Athletes who have previously failed to uphold their responsibilities as a member of a SSV team (this includes prior to 2010, the VPSSA and the VSSSA teams) may not be considered for selection.
  • Emergencies will be named and offered places in the team if /when any selections are declined.
  • Successful athletes will have their selection confirmed via email