Important News

Athletics Victoria: 2018 Australian All Schools Championships: Important news

The Australian All Schools Championships will be held in Cairns from December 7th – 9th – with the Victorian team travelling to Cairns on December 6th.

IMPORTANT Team Selection Information

The nomination process has changed this year, with top 2 age group finishers in ALL under 14/15/16/17/18 events qualifying for automatic selection.

Eligible athletes will have until Midday (12:00PM) Monday November 5th to submit entry and FULL team payment.

3rd and 4th place finishers (emergencies) in each event will be asked to nominate via the emergency nomination form if they wish to be considered for any automatic places that are not filled. ONLY nominating athletes will be contacted for these additional places. Payment for additional places must be made by 11.59PM Monday November 5th

Emergency nomination form:

Team Travel Costs
Team travel is compulsory for all athletes not competing in the National Nitro Schools Challenge.
AV athlete – $995
Nitro Schools athlete – $430

The AV team levy covers meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch, including all forms of transportation and physiotherapy for the duration of the championship.

Flight Information

If AV’s flight allocation doesn’t sell out, remaining flight options will be available to parents and family to purchase. Further information will be published closer to the date, regarding pricing and purchase procedures.

If remaining flights are sold, they will be sold as one-way flights.

Airline Flight Number Date Destination Departure Arrival
Jetstar JQ942 Thursday December 6th Mel – CNS 11:25 13:45
Virgin Australia VA1291 Thursday December 6th Mel – CNS 8:55 11:20
Virgin Australia VA1291 Thursday December 6th Mel – CNS 8:55 11:20
Qantas QF705 Sunday December 9th CNS – Mel 16:35 21:05
Jetstar JQ943 Sunday December 9th CNS – Mel 18:35 22:55
Qantas QF705 Sunday December 9th CNS – Mel 16:35 21:05

Further Information

Athletes will be lodged at Cairns Colonial Club, 18-26 Cannon St, Manunda QLD 4870, for the duration of the entirety of the trip.

Team management will always be present at the hotel, with a team member included this year with specific lifesaving qualifications, to ensure the safety of all athletes in what is set to be a warm week.

Laptops will be available in the Victorian team information room (Presidents Room) at Lakeside Stadium for the duration of the Victorian All Schools Championships for qualified athletes to complete team levy payment.