AV Multi Championships Postponed and AV Shield Round 10 moved to Sunday 7th January 2018

Hi and welcome to 2018. I hope you had a safe New Year.

2018 has started with some challenges with the weather forecast for this Saturday 6th January 2018 set to hit 41 degrees for most of the afternoon with a late change expected (according to the Bureau of Meteorology) after 6pm.

We have been looking at options to conduct competitions across Victoria (AV Multi Champs and AV Shield) based on the updated and now current weather forecast and with high temperatures confirmed the AV Multi Championships in Geelong will not go ahead this weekend and will be postponed. We are looking at an alternative date and venue for this Championship and will work on finalising the details by the end of this week. Further, Metro Shield Round 10, Geelong Region and Bendigo Region will now move from Saturday 6th January to Sunday 7th January 2018 to avoid the heatwave.

Here are the details –
*Blue/White Zone – Sunday 7th January Knox Athletics Track commencing 1.00pm. The Blue/White Timetable can be found HERE
*Red/Yellow Zone – Sunday 7th January Lakeside Stadium commencing 1.00pm. Pls Note change of venue from Aberfeldie due to track repairs not being completed. Red/Yellow Timetable can be found HERE

*Geelong Region – Sunday 7th January commencing at 1.00pm. Geelong Timetable can be found HERE

*Bendigo Region – Sunday 7th January commencing at 11.00am. *Entries will close Friday 5th February 9.00pm. For the Bendigo information click HERE

*Ballarat Region will be conducting a twilight meet Saturday 6th January (subject to any changes to forecast) commencing at 6.00pm

**Please note – Club Duty Roster will remain the same. AV Staff will assist Clubs in Yellow/Red now moving to Lakeside Stadium but Club duty for set up and pack down will still be in force.
A reminder that athletes can enter on the day and will need to check in 60 mins prior to commencement of the event time. Also, a reminder that the Competition Director can change an event time by up to 15 mins on the day.

The AV Shield Committee will continue to assess any effect a date change may have on eligibility for the Shield Final.

I appreciate your understanding of these changes due to the weather forecast and hope that all understand the need to provide a safe environment in which to conduct a competition for athletics, officials and volunteers.

Glenn Turnor
CEO Athletics Victoria