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).

XCR’19 Round 10 – Tan Relays

Event Information

All race result queries must be made within 72 hours of the results first being published. All queries must be sent to xcr@athsvic.org.au. Any queries sent in after this time will not be accepted.

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.