Athletics Victoria has been consulting with EPA and continues to monitor air quality along with seeking advice from health organisations concerning the current unusual weather conditions across Victoria.
Heading in to this weekend, the predictions from EPA and other government organisations are very poor to poor air quality across sections of the State. Therefore, a decision as to whether AVSL Round 10 will go ahead will be made at each respective venue approximately 2 hours prior to the event start time.
If the air quality reaches very poor or hazardous according to the EPA recordings all events at that venue will be cancelled. This is for the safety of all stakeholders; athletes, officials, club helpers and spectators.
AV Members will only be notified of any cancellation via SMS text on the mobile number provided in your AV member portal. Please make sure this number is up to date by 4.00pm today by logging in to your member profile. We will also post on social media across facebook, Instagram and twitter.
If any venue is cancelled, rule 6.9 of the AVSL will apply and no AVSL points will be awarded. Further, athletes who did not compete in an event scheduled after the abandonment, but had pre-entered or entered on the day, will count for eligibility. Clubs that have selected to use their powerplay for a cancelled round will have this returned to be used at another round.
AVSL Playoff participation requirements will also be altered if the round is cancelled, with athletes only required to have competed in 1/3 of the rounds up to and including round 12 (rule 7.2), therefore athletes will only need to have competed in three rounds to be eligible for AVSL Playoffs.