AV Trust Grants program closing soon

Original information was emailed to all Athletics Victoria Clubs via their designated email contact on 9th August 2018.



Round 2 – 2018 Athletics Victoria Trust Grants Program

We are pleased to call for applications for Round 2 of the 2018 Grants program. The Trust awarded in excess of $11,000 to clubs and individuals in Round 1 of this year’s program, and are in a position to offer further grants to successful applicants. Please circulate this information to your committee and individual members, and note the closing date of 31st October 2018.

The AV Trust was established more than 25 years ago as a completely separate entity from Athletics Victoria with a substantial donation by Stan & Dame Margaret Guilfoyle. The sole, and strict, purpose of the Trust is to promote the sport of athletics in Victoria, as conducted by Athletics Victoria.

This substantial fund provides for half of its annual earnings to be available to suitable applicants, on a competitive grant basis, each year. Our preference is to spread our grants as widely as possible and we are certainly not looking for very large applications that could potentially consume all of the funds available.

As indicated on the application form, pretty much anyone involved in the sport can apply, so long as it is good for the sport. It is up to each applicant to make their case in the application as we do not anticipate holding any form of interview process. We may however have a need to follow up some applications for clarification.

Please note where a Club or Venue is applying please do not submit applications for equipment that would normally be provided by your local Council.  However if you are able to get some funding from Council for an exclusive use project we will consider an application for funding.  It will always be helpful to provide a quote for the equipment or service that you are applying for.  Successful applicants will only receive their grant funds once all financial requirements have been met which includes proof of purchase or a confirmed purchased order, if funds are required “up front” from the Trust.

In respect to Coach education funding, preference will be given to those coaches who provide their services on a voluntary basis to Clubs and athletes.

Please read the information carefully and complete the application form with as much information as you can.

Peter Dunn – Chairman

Please forward completed application forms and supporting documentation by Wednesday 31st October 2018 to:

Athletics Victoria Foundation P/L
Level 1, Athletics House
31 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park 3206
Queries to: sharon@athsvic.org.au
03 8646 4508

AV Trust Guidelines

AV Trust Application Form


Melbourne Marathon Preview

The Melbourne Marathon and Half Marathon are on this Sunday the 14th of October, and once again it promises to be Australia’s premier event over the 42.2km and 21.1km distances.

The Marathon doubles as the Victorian Championship and AV President Jamie Strudley will be on hand on Sunday morning to present the medals to our champions on the hallowed turf of the MCG.

Liam Adams (Aths Essendon) and Sinead Diver (Sth Melbourne) are firm favourites to take out the Victorian Championships, with both also being strong contenders to win the race outright.

Other Victorians to watch out for include Nick Earl (Melb Uni), Xavier Chapman (St Kevins) and Jamie Cook (Bendigo Harriers) in the men’s marathon, while Tracey Austin (Malvern Harriers), Erchana Murray-Bartlett (Collingwood Harriers) and Alana Plymin (Sth Melbourne) will be vying for medals in the women’s race.

Overall entry numbers are up considerably on last year, so it is likely Melbourne will once again play host to Australia’s largest Marathon and Half Marathon on the same day.

Jumping Forum

All Things Jumping is a forum ideal for coaches, athletes, parents, S&C coaches, physios and health professionals who have an interest in jumping events.

Full details about the forum including how to register can be found here – Jumping Forum Flyer

Peter Norman Honoured

We are absolutely delighted with today’s announcement from Athletics Australia and the Victorian State Government that one of Australia’s greatest sporting heroes, Peter Norman, will be immortalised with the striking of a bronze statue at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne.

In addition to the statue, Athletics Australia has adopted October 9th as Peter Norman Day and have inaugurated a Peter Norman Humanitarian Award, awarded to a member of the Australian athletics community who exemplifies the spirit of Peter Norman through their work for human rights, equality and humanitarian causes.

This year’s recipient, two-time Olympian Eloise Wellings, was chosen due to her inspiring work as founding Director of the Love Mercy Foundation. A very worthy recipient – congratulations Eloise!

This Saturday’s 200m for both men and women at Doncaster (AV Shield Round 2) will be in Peter Norman’s honour to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.

Read more about today’s announcement and learn more about Peter Norman here – https://www.pedestrian.tv/…/peter-norman-statue-olympics-b…/

scoreMobile ready for Round 1 of Shield

scoreMobile is a free site that will provide results and individual/Club points for each round of Shield competition starting this Saturday 6th October.

Both Metro Rounds of Shield along with Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo will poll all results and points scored to scoreMobile.

You can check your scores once Shield competition gets underway for each Round of Shield.

“AV’s Chief Scorer David Armstrong has created a simple, accessible and free site that provides each members performance and points scored at Shield. It is an excellent addition and our thanks to David”, remarks Athletics Victoria CEO Glenn Turnor.

“In addition to creating this site, David has created a useful video showing members how to use the site which we encourage everyone to check out below’.

scoreMobile is accessible on your mobile device and will contain results and information once the Shield competition kicks off around Victoria.