Christmas & New Year – Closing Dates

From all of us at Athletics Victoria, we hope you have a wonderful festive season, and thank you for your support throughout 2019. This year has seen some big changes and we’re excited about what 2020 has in store!

Our office is closed from 1pm on Friday, the 20th of December, and will reopen on Monday the 6th of January, 2020 – see you in the new year!

AVSL – After Round 6 Recap

Premier

Essendon are proving to be a dominant force in the Premier League, managing to top the table and keep their PowerPlay intact. With one of the three Premier Playoff positions almost locked away, the big question is who will claim the other two? Diamond Valley, Geelong Guild and Western Athletics are all likely contenders after having used their PowerPlay, as are the smoky folk at Glenhuntly who are holding onto theirs.

After placing third in AVSL 1, Sandringham are in danger of relegation after finishing at the lower end of the table in three rounds since. A strong showing in the second half, and a well planned PowerPlay could see them leapfrog South Bendigo and even Chilwell to avoid a stint in Division 2.

Division 2

In what is shaping up to be the tightest league of them all, four different clubs have topped the results in each of the six rounds contested so far. With only five points separating the top three clubs, Nunawading, Mornington and Doncaster, this division could belong to anyone; including fifth placed Ringwood who are holding onto their PowerPlay.

Unless they can wrangle a few more athletes together, Mentone look to be headed to Division 3, and could be joined by any one of Frankston, Bendigo Harriers, or even Casey Cardinia, who have given themselves some respite after using their PowerPlay at their home venue in AVSL 6.

Division 3

No regional club has showed greater dominance in their league than the north-west based Ballarat Harriers. Having won five of the six AVSL meets contested so far, including AVSL 3 when they used their PowerPlay, the Harriers now have a 20-point buffer atop Division 3. If Collingwood can consolidate and continue their second placed showing from Round 6, they could challenge Yarra Ranges, and ultimately Ballarat for the title of Division 3 Champions.

Corio and St Kevins will need to rally their members in the second half of the series if they want to work their way past Bellarine and avoid automatic relegation.

Division 4

Consistency and a well timed PowerPlay has seen Ballarat YCW move to the peak of Division 4 after only topping the round results twice. As one of two clubs in the division to have invoked the PowerPlay, their greatest challenge comes from the now Geelong based Wyndham. Watch for third place in coming rounds. Currently held by Brunswick, the combined Waverly-Malvern could give them a shunt. Don’t write out Coburg just yet either.

Division 5

After conceding AVSL 1 to Williamstown, the club formerly known as Haileybury have come back with a vengeance to take line honours in every round since. Logging 64,667 points across all six rounds, Dandenong-Springvale look as though they will be moving to Division 4 in 2020/21 where they could be serious contenders. The real battle, however, comes a little further down the table where only one ladder point and 143 performance points separate Ivanhoe and Maccabi as they dual for the chance to move up a division. With every club’s PowerPlay still in action, Division 5 is certainly one to watch.

AVSL Nitro – Round 7

Track

60m

Athletes will start at the 60m start line. Heats are to be filled to lane capacity (varies due to venue and other events).

Please provide a 100m seed time when entering on the Members Portal.

600m

Athletes will start on the curve at the 3000m start line. No more than 12 per heat.

Please provide a 400m seed time when entering on the Members Portal.

Mile

Athletes will start at the Mile start line. No more than 15 athletes per heat.

Please provide a 1500m seed time when entering on the Members Portal.

2x2x400m Mixed Relay

Teams must be 1 male and 1 female. Teams that do not fulfil this combination will be made NON-SCORING

The event requires both members of the team to run two 400m legs of a relay. As with the mixed 4x400m, each team can choose to start with a male or female. The athletes then take it in turns to run their two legs of the relay

4x100m Mixed Relay

Teams must be 2 males and 2 females. Teams can run this in any order

Teams that do not fulfil this combination will be made NON-SCORING

Field

Two Throw Target Shot Put

Athletes will receive a maximum of two (2) throws.

Bonus Points: A strip 30cm wide, as illustrated below, will be created from the stop board. As illustrated by the black lines on the picture above. Athletes who got their BEST performance within the sector will receive an extra 30 points

Two Throw Target Javelin Put

Athletes will receive a maximum of two (2) throws.

Bonus Points: A strip 1m wide, as illustrated below, will be created from the foul line. As illustrated by the black lines on the picture above. Athletes who got their BEST performance within the sector will receive an extra 30 points

Four Attempt High Jump

Athletes will have a maximum of four (4) attempts.

Bonus Points: Athletes who clear all four (4) attempts will receive an extra 30 points.

Two Jump Accuracy Long Jump

Athletes will have a maximum of two (2) jumps.

Bonus Points: Each athlete is to nominate a distance when they check-in. Athletes are to write this down on the check-in sheet as noted below. This will be instead of signing your initials.

Athletes who do not nominate a distance at check-in WILL NOT be able to nominate at the event site.

Athletes that jump that distance or +/- 5cm on their BEST performance will receive an extra 30 points.

2020 Victorian Multi Event Championships

The 2020 Victorian Multi Event Championships will return to Bendigo this year!

Date: Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th January, 2020

Location: La Trobe University Bendigo Athletics Complex

Entries Close: 11:59am (Midday) Thursday 19th December, 2019 –No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526/8646 4512 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date will not be accepted.

NOTE: Please be aware that following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.

Please Note: Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events. Any athletes that enter and do not meet this criteria will be asked to become a member of their state association otherwise they may not be able to compete.

Refunds

Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

 

2019 Victorian Track Relay Championships

General Information

The Victorian Track Relay Championships will be held at Hagenauer Reserve in 2019.

The Victorian Track Relay Championships is a club based competition that offers relays from 4×100 to 4x1500m.

The Victorian Track Relay Championships are a fantastic opportunity for clubs to recruit club members by competing in a team based competition.

Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019

Location: Hagenauer Reserve, Barwon Street, Box Hill North 3129

Entries Close: 11:59am (Midday) Monday 18th November 2019 – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4512/8646 4526 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date will not be accepted.

NOTE: Please be aware that following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.

Refunds

Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming events

Zatopek:10 – Lakeside Stadium

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Athletics Victoria Contact Information

For any other information or queries in regards to the 2019 Victorian Relay Championships please contact AV via competitions@athsvic.org.au.

More information to come soon. Stay tuned to the AV website.

Competition

Team Administration Forms

Competition Rules

Age Groups

Age groups are taken from the 31st of December 2019

Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth
Under 14 2006, 2007, 2008 Under 18 2002, 2003
Under 16 2004, 2005 Open 2001, 2000, etc.

 Please note: Overage athlete’s age group will be taken from the day of competition 23 November, 2019.

Eligibility of Teams

All athletes must be registered and approved AV members by 11:59am Wednesday 20th November, 2019 to be eligible to compete in this relays event.

Athletes can only compete in their gender specific teams. There is a mixed open 4x400m event, but no other events will mixed gender races or teams be allowed.

Competing athletes must represent their primary club. Where athletes have selected a secondary club (by purchasing an alternate first claim with membership) the athlete must represent their summer club. Athletes qualifying under this rule must wear the official registered uniform of their first claim summer club.

Athletes wishing to compete in different age groups must follow the below rules:

  • No athlete can compete in a lower age group than they are eligible for e.g. (U16 cannot run in an U14 event).
  • A junior athlete U14 – U18 may compete in their age group as well as the open age group e.g. (U16 can compete in the U16 4×100 and the Open 4×100).
  • A junior athlete U14 – U18 cannot compete in the same event in two junior age groups e.g. (U14 cannot compete in U14 4×100 and the U16 4×100).
  • A junior athlete can compete in two different junior age groups in two different events e.g. (U14 4×100 and an U16 4×400).

Masters Age Group Rules:

  • Age is taken from first day of competition – 23 November 2019.
  • Can only compete once in a particular type of relay eg 4x100m.
  • To form a team an athlete can move down to a younger age group but not up.
  • The age bracket of the team is determined by the youngest member of the team.
  • An athlete can compete in a different age bracket in a different type of relay.
  • All teams must wear their Club uniform and be a registered financial member of AV on the day of competition.
  • To set Masters Records all members of a team must be a VMA member.

Uniform & Bibs

All athletes competing at the 2019 Victorian Relay Championships must wear their current club uniform and current 2019/20 Athletics Victoria bib numbers. If you forget your bib please go to the administration area to receive a new one. All athletes must compete in AV bibs, if an athlete has registered as an AV Member but has not been assigned a Bib, when visiting the Administration Area AV staff will assign you a temporary Bib Number for the day.

Check in team forms

All 4x1500m team check in forms must be submitted by MIDDAY FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER. Any 4x1500m team not received prior to this time will be scratched from the event.

Teams may bring all other Relay Check-In Forms on the day. These must be handed into administration no later than 75 minutes prior to the first round of their event. Any team that does not check in by this time will be scratched from the event.

Substitution & Running Order forms

The composition of a team and the order of running for a relay shall be officially declared no later than one hour before the marshal time for each round of the competition (75 minutes prior to event start time).

If there is a substitution of athletes from your Relay Check-In Form, you must complete a Substitution Form.

If you are only changing the running order, this must be submitted on a Running Order Change Form.

Further alterations must be verified by a medical officer or first aid and may be made only until the marshal time for the particular heat in which the team is competing. The team shall compete as named and in the declared order. If a team does not follow this Rule, it shall be disqualified.

Call Room

A Call Room will be in place for the 4x100m relays (Heats and Finals). This will be located on the infield. All athletes must marshal at this point no later than 15mins prior to their event.

For all other relay events athletes must marshal at their changeover points no later than 15mins prior to their event.

Straight Finals

In the situation where enough scratching’s can cause events to no longer require heats, the final will be held at the final time. These announcements will be made following the closure of the check-in period to allow Team Managers time to substitute athletes if need be prior to the final.

PROGRESSIONS TO SEMI FINALS AND FINALS

4 x 100m and 4 x 400m

2 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 4 fastest into final
3 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 2 fastest into final
4 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 4 fastest into semi- final
5 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 6 fastest into semi-final
2 Semi Finals First 3 in each semi-final, next 2 fastest into final
3 Semi Finals First 2 in each semi-final, next 2 fastest into final

4 x 800m, 4 x 1500m & Medley Relay

2 Heats+ Timed Finals
Venue Information

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be in the player runway which is located halfway down home straight.

Toilet facilities

There are toilet facilities open around Hagenauer Reserve.

Car Parking

Limited Car parking is available off Barwon Street.

Looking after Lakeside Stadium

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Hagenauer Reserve.

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it.
  • Do not litter any rubbish. Please use bins provided.
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state.

2019 Victorian 5000m Championships

General Information

The Victorian 5000m Championships is highly popular event on the Athletics Victoria calendar and is often the breeding ground for some of Victoria’s strongest middle distance athletes.

Date: Thursday 14 November

Location: Hagenauer Reserve, 15 Barwon St, Box Hill North VIC 3129 (Google Maps)

Entries Close: 5:00pm Friday 8th November – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

Please Note: Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events. Any athletes that enter and do not meet this criteria will be asked to become a member of their state association otherwise they may not be able to compete.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526/8646 4512 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date will not be accepted.

NOTE: Please be aware that following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.

Athletics Victoria Contact Information

For any other information or queries in regards to the 2019 Victorian 5000m Championships please contact AV via competitions@athsvic.org.au.

Refunds

Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming events

Track Relays – Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

Zatopek:10 – Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill

Saturday 14th of December 2019

More information to come soon. Stay tuned to the AV website.

Competition

Timetable

Coming Soon

Check-in

Check in opens at 5pm. All athletes are required to check in 1 hour prior to their event to receive bib numbers (invitational athletes).

Athlete check-in will be located under the main grandstand. Please note if you do not check in by this time you will be scratched from your race.

Any invitational/interstate/international athletes will be required to collect their bib numbers when they check in.

If you believe you will be running late for your Check-In time, please call Athletics Victoria on the following number 0447 202 160.

Calls will not be accepted after your check-in time has closed.

Call Room

Please note there will be no Call Room for this event – all athletes are required to marshal at the start line 15mins prior to the start of their race to receive their hip number.

Lap Scorers

All athletes are required to provide their own lap scorer for this event. Lap scorers can be a friend, parent, partner or fellow athlete not competing in the same race.

Uniform

All athletes competing at the 2019 Victorian 5000m Championships must compete in correct club uniform with their current official bib number. For those athletes who are competing as invitational athletes from interstate/international clubs please wear your club uniform and Athletics Victoria will provide you with a bib number.

Spikes

At Hagenauer Reserve spikes must not exceed 7mm for track events. Conical, Pyramid and Christmas tree (compression tier) spikes are permitted. Needle or pin spikes are not permitted.

Venue Information

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the event.

Toilet facilities

There are toilet facilities open at Hagenauer Reserve.

Car Parking

Car parking is available around Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill.

Looking after Hagenauer Reserve

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Hagenauer Reserve.

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it.
  • Do not litter any rubbish. Please use bins provided.
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state.

AVSL – After Round 3 Recap

Premier

Essendon continue to lead the charge with a huge 131,158 points scored up to round 3 and 10 ladder points sending them 7 points clear in the Premier League. Essendon have started off strong with 10 points across all three rounds and already setting the scoring benchmark for other clubs.

The big news comes out of the Western A’s camp with a huge shift in league position. 8th after round 1, Western A’s have stormed up the table into 5th and now in a great position to battle for Playoffs.

Division 2

Division 2 is proving to be a real ding dong battle between five clubs. Only six points separate from 1st to 5th. A slow start from Doncaster has seen them move from 4th place into the top spot with Mornington Peninsula falling from 2nd down to 4th.

In the battle for Div 2 survival Bendigo Harriers continue to improve on their first-round performance and are now in relegation playoff position. They will be looking to maximise points in round 4 to capitalise on Frankston’s poor showing in round 3.

This division is shaping up nicely and with all clubs yet to play their powerplay, this could be an interesting race to Christmas to see who puts themselves into contention for Premier league qualification.

Division 3

The big mover in Division 3 this week comes from Collingwood however to most people’s surprise, they are on the slide down the table! The Harriers have fallen out of promotion contention dropping to 4th position on the table. Rumours are circulating out of the Melbourne Uni camp that they are lining up a big few rounds to move up the ladder and push Collingwood even further down.

Ballarat Harriers strategically lined this round up as their big opportunity to play their powerplay and capitalise on double points. They succeeded and now lead the way in Division 3 with a whopping 40 points. Will Ballarat continue to score maximum points, or will the others catch up. We are all watching to see what happens next!

Division 4

An interesting move in round 1 saw Brunswick play their powerplay early. Unfortunately for them it did not pay off, only scoring 14 points rather than the 20 anticipated.

Knock Knock……..Who’s there!??…… Its Wyndham with their bright new orange uniform and they are on the charge. Only two points separate 1st and 2nd and looking at the performances, Brunswick will need a big showing on Relays round to stem off the challenge from old yellow zone foes Wyndham.

Division 5

The early signs show that this year we will see a round by round battle between Dandenong-Springvale and Williamstown. Already after three rounds the lead has changed hands with Dandenong-Springvale now sitting top by 1 point.

Ivanhoe moved up the ladder overtaking South Melbourne in round 3, they will now start eyeing off the promotion playoff position that Maccabi currently hold.

Relay Round – AVSL Round 4

Score big for your club while preparing for the State Relay Championships!

Relay Team Check-In

Team Managers are to check in the total number of relay teams on the day 1 HOUR prior to the provisional start time (both pre-entered & entries on the day).

Teams are then to provide names as per previous AVSL rounds via the relay team form that can be downloaded HERE.

Relay Rules

8x100m & 4x800m Walk Rules

Click HERE to view the rules for the new relay events we will be holding in Round 4.

Relay Round Athlete Scoring Rules

Athletes may only participate in ONE relay of the same event and compete in a maximum of FIVE events across the day (limited to four field events as per other AVSL Rounds). Athletes can compete in a gendered 4x100m Relay and in the 8x100m Relay, but cannot compete in two 4x100m Relay events.

Example: An athlete can compete in 3 Relay events and 2 Field Events and score points for all five events in that round of AVSL.

If an athlete competes in more than 5 relay events, the lowest scoring relay event that the athlete competed in will be made non-scoring.

Men & Women Relays

These relays will be scored as male or female relays only. If a female athlete is entered to fill a men’s team, the female athlete will not be allowed to then compete in the female team of the same relay distance.

Mixed Relays

Mixed relays include an even number of males and females. Points are only awarded to teams with a mix of 50% male and 50% female. Teams with more males or more females may enter; however, they will be noted as an Invitational team and will not score points.

AV encourages clubs to enter the mixed team relays as they can: foster greater engagement between athletes; be used as a recruitment tool to engage different types of members; and reward clubs that champion gender equity through their membership base.

Entry Information

How to be eligible to score points

Athletes must have either purchased an AVSL Package or an Individual Round 4 Entry PRIOR to 11:59am (Midday) Wednesday 6th November.

Athletes who attend on the day can purchase a trial athlete entry to compete but the relay team that they participate in will be a non-scoring as per all AVSL rounds.

Athletes who do not have an AVSL Package will be able to purchase an individual round entry via the portal once entries open on Wednesday 30th October at 2pm.

Entering Relay Teams

We are asking all clubs to enter their team numbers on the portal by 11:59am (Midday) Wednesday 6th November to allow us to timetable the day. Clubs will be able to add or scratch teams on the day where required, but we are asking for approximate team numbers in advance. Clubs may enter as many teams as they wish in each relay event, but athletes can only compete ONCE in the same relay distance.

Clubs will be expected to sign in their teams on the day while also providing their relay team sheets in line with all AVSL rounds.

Entering Field Events

Athletes will be able to enter the field events as per previous AVSL rounds on the AV Portal.

Please note: We will begin reviewing athletes that enter field events and do not compete. Athletes who consistently take field positions and do not compete will be warned that further instances, without exceptional circumstances, may see their ability to pre-enter field events revoked.

2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2)

General Information

The 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships will see two weekends of Track and Field events for Secondary School students.  It is the perfect way for students to take part in interschool sport and compete against the very best.

Participating athletes have the opportunity to qualify for the 2019 Australian All Schools Track & Field Championships.

Weekend 2: Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd November 2019

Entries Close: Monday 21st October 11:59am (Midday)

Location: Tom Kelly Athletics Track, 125A George Street, Doncaster East

Athlete Cost: $20 per event

Please note: Due to the size of this event, and the resurfacing works at Lakeside, the Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships have been split over two weekends.

How To Enter

Entries close strictly at 11:59am, Monday 21st October 2019 – to avoid disappointment, enter before this deadline.  Late or on the day entries will not be accepted.

If you are experiencing any issues entering the event, please contact Athletics Victoria prior to the closing date either via email: summer@athsvic.org.au or via phone to the Competitions Department on 03 8646 4512 or 03 8646 4526.  Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries after the closing date.

Step 1

Click the ENTER NOW button on this page

Step 2

Log onto your portal using your username and password.

If you have forgotten your username and password, or if you would like to register to compete at the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2), please call Athletics Victoria and request the Membership Team on 03 8646 4500. 

Step 3

Once you’ve logged into your portal, proceed to the Events tab and click into it.  Locate the event called 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2), then click the Register button.  When the drop-down menu appears click on Register as Individual.

Step 4

This will direct you to a new page which shows all the events you can enter.  You will need to select your age group form the drop down menu under Age Division and then click register next to each of the events you wish to enter. You will notice a pop up saying that your order has been successfully added to your cart. Your cart is in the top left of your portal.

Once you have entered all your events, click on your cart and it will show you all the orders you have created.  Once satisfied with your entries, proceed to the check out and follow the payment options. This will then take you through to the payment screen.

Stay tuned for more AV emails as there will be information sent to you regarding the event, what you need to prepare and what to do on the day.

Click here for How to Guide to enter

Competition Information

Competition Rules

Rules of Competitions for the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships can be found here

Timetable

The Draft timetable for the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2) can be found here.

Note: the featured timetable is a ‘DRAFT’ and for reference only. Due to the complexity of scheduling both track and field events, once entries close a revised ‘PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE’ will be published. The ‘Provisional Timetable’ should be used over and above the ‘Draft’ version. Athletics Victoria will notify all entrants via email and social media of changes to the timetable before the event commences. It is the responsibility of athletes, parents or coaches to check the timetable online 24 hours before competition, if you are unsure of the most up to date timetable, please do not hesitate to contact Athletics Victoria on 03 86464500.

Athlete Check In

Athletes must check-in at least 60 minutes prior to their event in the Athlete TIC area. Athletes who do not check-in will be scratched from that event. Pole Vault athletes must check-in 90 minutes prior to the first scheduled round.

Note: if you are running late for Athlete Check-In for any reason and wish to contact a member of the Athletics Victoria staff on the day please contact 0447 202 160.

Insufficient athlete check-in will result in:

  1. Where Heats, Semis and Finals have been scheduled in the timetable – if insufficient athletes report to the TIC by the required time for Heats requiring progression to Semi-Final, then the Semi-Finals shall be cancelled with the heats run at the HEAT TIME.
  2. Where Heats, Semis and Finals or Heat and Finals only have been scheduled in the timetable – if insufficient athletes report to the TIC for the need to conduct Heats or Semi-Finals, then only the athletes who reported and signed in will progress to the Final. The Final will be held at the HEAT TIME.

Call Room

All athletes must report to the Call Room prior to any event in which they compete (Heats, Semi-Finals and Finals) at the times specified below.  Athletes must be dressed in their competition uniform and ready to compete.

Any athlete who does not report to Call Room will be disqualified. In the case of a clash of events, please fill out a Clash of Events form which can be found in the Call Room.

Athletes will be marshalled and their competition uniforms, bib number(s), hip numbers (if applicable), shoes and other equipment will be checked to ensure they comply with competition rules.  Athletes are not allowed to leave the Call Room once they have checked in; until a Marshal accompanies athletes to the start line. Any athlete who does not proceed to the start of the event with the Marshal will not be allowed to compete.

Call Room Times

Event Time Event Time
Pole Vault 70 mins Hurdles & Steeplechase 35 mins
High Jump & all throws 45 mins All other track events 25 mins
Long & Triple Jump 35 mins

Multi-Class Events

Para athletes will compete together in the same event, these athletes have been separated into the U16, U18 & U20 age groups.  Medals will be presented in those genders and age groups throughout the weekend.

Note: Australian All Schools Championships only have events for the U16 & U18 age groups for Para athletes. Only U16 & U18 age group participants will be eligible for the Victorian Team.

Field Attempts

U14 – U20 Age Groups: Three (3) attempts, with the top eight (8) to then get one (1) more attempt.

Note: in the event of a tie in the High Jump and Pole Vault events, a jump off will be used to determine placing’s if athletes are still tied after a count back.

Nationals Selection

VICTORIAN TEAM SELECTION INFORMATION

AUSTRALIAN ALL SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Perth, Western Australia

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December, 2019 (Team will travel Thursday 5th December)

The Victorian team will be selected based upon results from the Victorian All Schools Championships. As such, participants who do not compete at these championships will be ineligible for selection to the Victorian team.

  • Athletes placing first and second in U14*, U15, 16, U17 & U18 Age group will be automatically selected
  • Two Para-athletes will be selected per event in the U16 & U18 age groups. The best performed athletes as per the Athletics Australia MDS Tables will be selected. These athletes must appear on the AA Classification master list.

*U14 athletes MUST be born in 2006 or 2007 to be selected.  The 3000m, 2000m steeplechase and 200m hurdles are NOT offered at the Australian All Schools Championships for the U14 age group.

This trip includes compulsory team travel.  Further information regarding flights, accommodation and costing will be released shortly.

Venue Information

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day.  They will be in the pavilion at the western (100m start) end of the facility

Toilet Facilities

There are toilet facilities open around the Tom Kelly Athletics Track.

Car Parking

Car parking is available around the Tom Kelly Athletics Track.

Looking After Tom Kelly Athletics Track

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at the Tom Kelly Athletics Track.  Please ensure you:

  • Park only in designate parking bays
  • Leave the venue as you found it – clean and tidy
  • Do not litter, and use the bins provided
  • Inform athletes to leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

Please note that dogs are not allowed inside the venue.

Vic All Schools Weekend 1

2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 1)

Click here to visit the event page for the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 1)

  • Date: Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th October 2019
  • Entries Close: Monday 14th October 11:59am (Midday)

Walk Judging Seminar

Athletics Australia, Athletics Victoria and the Victorian Race Walking Club will be conducting a Walk Judging Seminar on Saturday 30th November 2019.

The Seminar is open to those interested in becoming Walk Judges and for existing Judges to upgrade.

Tea and coffee will be provided but lunch will be at the officials own expense. There are no walks at shield this day and we will be live streaming to interstate judges.

AGENDA

Saturday 30th November

1.00 pm                    Registration

1.30 pm                    General seminar for level 1-3 and anyone who wishes to attend (Held by Bob Cruise and Zoe Eastwood-Bryson)

3.30 pm                    Afternoon Tea

4.00 pm                    Exams (Bring a laptop)

Sunday 1st December

7.00am (Start)        Australian 50km Walks Championships – Fawkner Park

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Welcome to AVSL

What is AVSL?

The Athletics Victoria Shield League (AVSL) is the new name for AV Shield.

One Club, One Team, One Score.

The performances achieved by all members are now accumulated and contribute to the club’s overall performance.

Visit http://athsvic.org.au/events/competitions/avcompetitions/avsl/ for timetables and further information!

AVSL Rankings and Scoring

AVSL features five graded divisions.

Clubs are graded in ‘leagues’ according to their performances in 2018/19 shield season. These performances have been adjusted to reflect the new scoring methods implemented for AVSL. Please note. Gradings are now set for the 2019-20 season. No re-gradings will take place.

The 2019-20 AVSL Gradings will be released to the general public on Tuesday 17th September 2019, 12pm (midday)

Clubs will be scored against other clubs within that division.

Clubs in Premier, Division 2, Division 3 and Division 4 will be awarded ladder points from 10 down to 1. Clubs in Division 5 will be scored 9 down to 1 – due to there being 9 teams in Division 5.

The team with the highest accumulated points after each round will be awarded maximum points.

In AVSL, all competing participants score points for their club. Participants can compete in as many events they wish on any given round, however only four (4) of the best performances will contribute to the overall club score.

AVSL Promotion and Relegation

AVSL features an automatic promotion and relegation system.

AVSL Playoffs will take place on the final round of competition and will determine promotion and relegation for those in the playoff spots after round 12.

After 12 rounds of competition, the final AVSL Ladder placings will dictate who will go head-to-head in the virtual AVSL playoffs round on Saturday 22nd February 2020.

AVSL Powerplay

In AVSL, clubs will be issued with one (1) Powerplay per season. This Powerplay can be played on any round from rounds 1-12 only. A powerplay cannot be used on the final playoffs round.

Powerplays will double the clubs’ ladder points for that round.

Strategy is key…….use your powerplay wisely!

Results Hub

In conjunction with the AVSL, we are excited to bring you Results Hub; your go to place for all AVSL results and live ladders.

View the current AVSL Ladder standings, analyse the clubs who have used their powerplay and see who is in the running for the AVSL Playoffs.

You will also be able to check results from all other AV competitions.

Head to athsvic.resultshub.com.au for more.

Victorian Trail Running Championships

Event Information

The Victorian 16km Championships is the longest continuously held running endurance event in Australia and only 2nd to Stawell Gift in history. The expansive trail network of Lysterfield Park Lake in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs will for the 2nd year host the event with 16km, 8.5km and 6km distances.

What: Victorian Trail Running Championships

Date: Sunday 29 September, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Location: Lysterfield Lake, Lysterfield

Entry Information: 

All XCR’19 and Max Package holders will receive an entry into their age relevant competition. AV Members (individual entries or package holders) will be expected to wear their 2019/20 AV Timing Chip and Cloth Bib for the competition.

Athletes must register via the Athletics Victoria website.

Junior Non-Member Entry Junior Member Entry Open Non-Member Entry Open Member Entry
16km Event N/A N/A $45 $35
8.5km Event $35 $30 $45 $35
6km Event $35 $30 $35 $30

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at xcr@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date.

Competition Rules

Events:

Start TimeEventAge Group
10:00am8.5kmU20 – Men & Women & Open Recreational Runners
10:10am16kmOpen & Masters – Men & Women & Open Recreational Runners
10:30am6kmU14, U16, U18 – Men & Women & Open/Junior Recreational Runners

All events will start at the time listed above, please arrive early as the start will not be held for athletes who are running late.

Please note: Event timing will conclude at 12:30pm, athletes finishing after this time will not receive a time.

Presentations will be made as soon as possible following the completion of the race.

If an athlete fails to make their event start time, please go to the AV Administration tent to seek advice on joining another race as an invitational athlete. The competition director is the only person who can approve an athlete changing races on the day of the event.

Non-finishing athletes:

Any athlete who cannot complete the course for any reason and pulls outs before crossing the finishing line MUST report to the competition director or an official at the finish line. This is to ensure all athletes are accounted for on the course before event pack up begins.

Race results:

In order to facilitate the prompt publication of the finalised results, team scores and ladders, all results queries must be submitted to Athletics Victoria’s via email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) within 72 hours of the first set of published results. All queries submitted after this time will not be included in the final event results.

Timing Bibs:

Members who have purchased an XCR’19 Package, Max Package or individual event entry, will be expected to wear their 2019/20 AV bib numbers. Non-AV members will have a one-use bib available for them to pick up on the day of competition.

The timing tag will be attached to one of the bibs and this is to be worn on the front.

All athletes MUST wear their AV allocated bibs, front (timing tag bib) and back, at all times during the race. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs they may be disqualified.

Athletes that require a replacement bibs must contact the AV office by 11.59am Wednesday 25 September to ensure we have it available for you on the day.

Timetable
Start TimeEventAge Group
10:00am8.5kmU20 – Men & Women & Open Recreational Runners
10:10am16kmOpen & Masters – Men & Women & Open Recreational Runners
10:30am6kmU14, U16, U18 – Men & Women & Open/Junior Recreational Runners

* Start times and race format for this event may be adjusted once entries are closed. A Risk Assessment will be made and members
notified following the closure date.

Please note: Event timing will conclude at 12:30pm, athletes finishing after this time will not receive a time.

Presentations will be made as soon as possible following the completion of the race.

Course Map

Red Course – 16km, Blue Course – 8.5km, Yellow Course – 6km

General

Car parking:

Plenty of car parking is available around Lysterfield Lake.  All cars must park in allocated car parking areas. Please be aware that ticketed parking may be in force. Athletics Victoria is not responsible for any fines that may be issued.

First Aid:

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be situated at the start/finish line, if anyone needs first aid please ask an official/club helper to radio through and first aid will be out to help.

Looking after Lysterfield Lake:

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Lysterfield Lake. Clubs are asked to remind their members of the following:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it
  • Do not litter any rubbish along the course. Please use bins provided
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

Lysterfield Park is managed under the National Parks Act, therefore dogs are prohibited (Penalties apply).