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.

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).

XCR’19 Round 10 – Tan Relays

 

Event Information

XCR’19 will conclude at Melbourne’s spiritual home of running, the Tan track in the heart of the city’s sporting precinct. With a host of local and international distance-running stars having made their mark on the hallowed course, this is your chance to test yourself both against the greats and against the clock. All competitors complete one lap of the 3.8km circuit, which winds its way around the iconic Botanical Gardens and Kings Domain.

What: XCR’19 Rd 10 – Tan Relays

Date: Saturday 21 September, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 16 September, 2019

Location: Tan Track, Alexandra Ave, start opposite Swan St Bridge. Melway Ref (2G A9) (Google Maps)

Please Note: Athletes do not enter themselves into relay competitions. Clubs will enter and pay for team entries and select the athletes for their teams. Any questions regarding team selection should be made directly to your club.

For an athlete to be eligible to score team points they must be registered before and approved before the 11:59am Wednesday 18 September 2019 cut off time, otherwise the athletes team will compete as invitational and not score points.

Registrations: The eligibility rules for XCR’19 Rd 10 are as follows:

All clubs must approve registrations by 11:59am Wednesday 18 September 2019 for athletes to be considered eligible to compete.

This means any registrations submitted online after 11:59am Wednesday 18 September 2019 will not be eligible for a scoring team.

Any teams containing athletes not eligible according to the criteria above will be listed as “Invitation” and not score points in the Premiership competition. Teams with unregistered athletes competing under the name of a registered athlete will be disqualified.

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:

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.

A pen system will again be used for all divisions at relay events in 2019, please speak with the Athletics Victoria Official at your age group on the procedure required and ensure all athletes understand this.

There must only be 2 athletes from a team in each division/age group on the course at the one time (example runner 1 who is running and runner 2 who is waiting in the changeover area). This is for safety reasons for all athletes running through the changeover area.

For the safety of all athletes and spectators it is extremely important that everyone obeys all signs and announcements throughout the day.

The course roping is in place to keep athletes separated from spectators, officials and event crew, again it is important that all athletes and spectators respect the course and do not climb under or over any roping.

There will be sections of the course that are not roped off for people to access the course or surrounding grounds.

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.

NO LATE OR ON DAY ENTRIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE XCR’19 RELAY SERIES.

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.

Bibs:

Athletes who have registered as an Athletics Victoria member since 4 September 2019, will have their 2019/20 AV bib numbers available for collection at The Tan.

Athletes who registered prior to 29 August should check with their club representatives as they will have been collected at Burnley.

All athletes MUST wear both current AV bibs at all rounds of XCR’19. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs (back and front) they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the admin area to get a replacement set prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the admin staff on the day of the event.

A reminder that the transfer of bib numbers and/or timing chips to unregistered athletes is a serious breach of competition rules, with significant penalties resulting for all athletes and teams found to be involved. Such actions jeopardises Athletics Victoria’s personal accident insurance policy, and the cover extended to all registered athletes.

*NB: Athletes that require temporary or replacement bibs can purchase them up to 30 minutes prior to their scheduled event start time.

Relay Numbers:

Colour coded laminated numbers will be used to identify competitors in each Division or Age Group. In 2018 all open and senior men will wear BLUE numbers while all open and senior women will wear YELLOW.

In senior Divisions the number will indicate the Division and Team Number, i.e. blue number 4-5 will be team 5 in Men’s Division 4. Masters numbers will have their age group as the first number, i.e. ‘40’ for Over 40.

For junior athletes in 2019, all Under 14 athletes will wear PINK numbers, all Under 16 athletes will wear GREEN numbers, all Under 18 athletes will wear ORANGE numbers and all Under 20 athletes will wear WHITE numbers. Colour coded numbers identifying their age group will be used, i.e. ‘16’ for U16.

All relay identification numbers must be worn on the FRONT and BACK of each competitor’s uniform. A reminder that all athletes competing must wear their 2019 AV registered bib numbers during competition and this number must be visible to officials throughout competition.

Recording Sheets:

In order to get the results out as quickly as possible, we need the assistance of all clubs to fill in the recording sheets in a neat and accurate manner. THERE IS NO NEED TO RECORD LAP SPLITS ON THE RECORDING SHEETS. We simply require the start time of each athlete, their finish time and the net time. If athletes wish to record their lap times they, or their coaches will need to organise it themselves.

With over 900 athletes anticipated on Saturday and all times to be entered manually, AV really needs the assistance of clubs in delivering fast and accurate results. Please ensure the sheets are filled in clearly and neatly to minimize data entry errors. If sheets are not handed into the admin area your team will not be entered into the results.

Club tents: Clubs are encouraged to bring their club tents and set them up on the grassland at the Tan.

There is strictly no pegging of tents. All tents must be weighted, any clubs found to be pegging will be asked to replace them with weights or remove their tents.

Pegging of tents greatly jeopardises Athletics Victoria’s permit with the City of Melbourne and may result in not using the location for future events if broken.

Timetable
9:00am Male – Div 1, Div 2, Div 3, U20, U18
9:02am Male – Div 4, Div 5

Female – Div 1, Div 2, U20, U18, U16

9:04am Male – Div 6, Div 7, 40+, U16

Female – Div 3, Div 4

9:06am Male – 50+, 60+, U14,

Female – Div 5, 40+, 50+, U14

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

Team Managers

Duty clubs:

Please contact Andrea Hallett (andrea@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 17 September.

All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials the commencement of their scheduled session start time.

Clubs failing to provide the required number of club helpers will have ALL of their teams disqualified.

Course Map

General

Food Vendor:

Mocha Monkey will be on site selling coffee, tea, cakes and snacks.

First Aid:

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

Toilet facilities:

There are toilet blocks located at The Tan and there will also be portable toilets brought in for competitors.

Looking after The Tan:

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at The Tan. 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.
  • Please adhere to and respect the City of Melbourne’s rules, regulations and permit.

2019 Victorian Coles Nitro Schools Challenge

General Information

Follow in the footsteps of Bolt… 2017 witnessed the introduction of Nitro Athletics, an innovative team-based competition which saw competitors battle it out over a series of rarely contested events in the hope of becoming Nitro Champions. The event attracted global attention from the likes of Usain Bolt and was quickly adapted to suit schools team-based competition. In the second staging of the Victorian Coles Nitro Schools Challenge, teams will work together, scoring points across a variety of track and field events; including some new additions to the program. Teams will challenge one another for the chance to progress to the Australian final in this unique nationwide competition.

Now it’s your turn. Get your team together and be a part of the event that bought the world’s fastest man to Melbourne.

Date:  10:00am Thursday 12th September 2019

Location: Lakeside Stadium, 31-33 Aughtie Drive Albert Park

Entry: Gate 1 Entry North Stand

Entries close at 11:59am Monday 2nd September 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 an updated provisional timetable.

How To Enter

Only Schools can enter this competition. If your school does not have an AV School Portal and would like to register your school to compete in an All Schools Competition, please call the Membership Department at Athletics Victoria on 03 8646 4500.

Entries close at 12:00pm (midday) Monday 3rd September – 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.

Step 1

Click the ENTER NOW button on this page

Step 2

Login using your school’s administrator username and password. If you have forgotten your username and password or if you would like to register your school to compete in an All Schools Competition, please call the Membership Department at Athletics Victoria on 03 8646 4500.

Step 3

Once you’re logged into your school’s portal, click on the ‘Events’ tab. Find the event called ‘2019 Victorian Coles Nitro Schools Challenge’, then click the ‘Register As’ button. When the drop menu appears click on ‘Register As School’.

Step 4

Enter in the number of teams you would like within a specific age group and event, then click ‘Register’. A pop up will confirm your order has been successfully added to your cart at the top left of the screen. Once you’ve entered all your teams and chosen events, click on your cart which will show all the events you have entered. Now you can proceed to the check out and follow the payment options. You may pay by credit card or request an invoice. This will complete your registration process.

Closer to the event there will be information sent to you regarding event timetables, what you need to prepare and do on the day.

Click here for How to Guide to enter

Competition Information

Competition Rules

Information about the Victorian Coles Nitro Schools Challenge can be found here and Competition Rules can be found here.

Provisional Timetable

An Updated Provisional timetable for the 2019 Victorian Nitro Schools Challenge 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 which will provide an up to date schedule of events and timings. 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.

Team Entry Forms

Please remember to send in your Team Confirmation Forms by 11:59am (midday) Tuesday 10th September to summer@athsvic.org.au. This will allow our Administration Team to add in your team athlete names so they can be loaded into the event day meet manager system for results.  To download the Team Confirmation Form, click here.

Team managers are still required to sign in 1 hour prior to the events.

Substitution Forms

Any substitutions that are required during the event can be made out filling out one of the following forms (Junior, Intermediate, Senior) and lodging it 45 minutes prior to each event (relay running order cannot be changed) to Administration (located upstairs on Level 1 in the Main Grandstand).

Call Room

There is no call room for this event. Athletes must marshal in the event area at least ten (10) minutes prior to the event start time and listen to announcements broadcast over the PA for any changes.

Nitro Schools Challenge Teams and Event Information * Please download and read the complete competition rules above

  • Age will be determined as at the 31st December 2019
  • Each competitor may only compete in one Division during the competition.
  • A competitor cannot change Divisions once competition has commenced

DIVISIONAGE GROUPNUMBER PER TEAMNUMBER OF EVENTS EACH TEAM MEMBER CAN COMPETENUMBER OF COMPETITORS PER EVENT IN TRACK AND FIELD (EXCLUDING RELAYS)
Junior13 – 14 years (2005,2006)Maximum 7 2 Individual events and 2 Relays1 per event
Intermediate15 – 16 years (2003,2004)Maximum 112 Individual events and 2 Relays1 per event
Senior17 – 19 years (2000,2001,2002)Maximum 112 Individual events and 2 Relays1 per event

JuniorIntermediateSenior
2 x 2 x 400m Relay2 x 2 x 400m Relay2 x 2 x 400m Relay
60m60m60m
Shot Put Girls 3kg Boys 4kgShot Put Girls 3kg Boys 4kgShot Put Girls 3kg Boys 5kg
800m1000m1000m
Javelin Girls 500g Boys 700gJavelin Girls 500g Boys 700gJavelin Girls 500g Boys 700g
150m200m400m
Long JumpLong JumpLong Jump
4 x 100m Relay100m Hurdles – Boys (84cm)     90m Hurdles – Girls (76.2cm)110m Hurdles – Boys (91cm) 100m Hurdles – Girls (76.2cm)
High JumpHigh Jump
Swedish Relay (100, 300, 200, 400)Swedish Relay (100, 300, 200, 400)

*For individual track & field events listed above (except relays), only one representative from each team will compete in each event.

Prior to the start of the competition, athletes are to nominate which three heights they wish to attempt to clear from the below heights:

  • Intermediate Boys
  • 2.00m
  • 1.95m
  • 1.85m
  • 1.75m
  • 1.65m
  • 1.55m
  • 1.45m
  • 1.35m
  • Intermediate Girls
  • 1.60m
  • 1.55m
  • 1.50m
  • 1.45m
  • 1.40m
  • 1.35m
  • 1.30m
  • 1.20m
  • Senior Boys
  • 2.00m
  • 1.95m
  • 1.90m
  • 1.80m
  • 1.70m
  • 1.60m
  • 1.50m
  • 1.40m
  • Senior Girls
  • 1.65m
  • 1.60m
  • 1.55m
  • 1.50m
  • 1.45m
  • 1.40m
  • 1.30m
  • 1.20m
Venue Information

Catering

Lakeside Stadium will have their Kiosk open which provides food, drinks and coffees.

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 Lakeside stadium.

Car Parking

Car parking is available within lakeside stadium car parking and MSAC parking facilities.

Looking after Lakeside Stadium

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Lakeside Stadium.

  • 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.
School Representatives

School Duties

Your school will be assigned various duties to enable the event to run successfully. Athletics Victoria will allocate roles for all helpers and share this information with your primary sports contact prior to the event. It is compulsory for your school to assist with your designated tasks on event day.

Please advise your helpers to report to the Cathy Freeman Room here at Lakeside approximately 15 minutes prior to their rostered shift. This will allow them to sign in, collect their required gear and make their way out to their post.

Please contact Andrea Hallett (andrea@athsvic.org.au) if you have any further questions or queries.