Athletics Victoria club connect road show

Athletics Victoria is embarking on a state wide Club Connect Road Show in late 2014 to assist clubs develop a sustainable future through strong governance as well as identifying key planning tools to help drive membership and effective communications.

The purpose of the road show is to ensure all clubs understand and are equipped to match the required standards and changing sporting landscape.

The idea is to create two-way dialog and an interactive platform at each session, aimed at recognising key areas of interest for each club.

On completion of the Australian Sports Commission ‘Club Health Check’ required by 31 August 2014 Athletics Victoria will then be able to identify and assist Clubs develop its current process and procedures.

Click here to start your ‘Club Health Check”.

The Club Connect Road Show sessions will be presented by the following Athletics Victoria staff:

Victoria Long – Athletics Victoria Club Development Manager

•  Governance

•  Volunteers

•  Partnerships

Kirby Ellis – Athletics Victoria Membership Services Coordinator

•  Membership

Chris Kenner – Athletics Victoria Marketing and Communications Coordinator

•  Marketing and Communications

•  Media / Partnerships

In the next couple of weeks Athletics Victoria will communicate dates and locations for the Club Connect Road Show, metro sessions will be held at Lakeside Stadium while AV staff mention above will head to the various regional centres to conduct the sessions.

If you have any questions relating to the Club Connect Road Show, don’t hesitate to contact Victoria Long on (03) 8646 4527 or

Para-Athletics Development – Club Throw

Part of the development of Para-athletics in Australia is providing access to equipment for athletes who would normally not have the access or facilities to try a sport or discipline within a sport. As Australia progresses in Para-Athletics through recent strong performances at the most recent IPC World Championships and Paralympics, Athletics Australia has purchased several throwing clubs for the club throw event for the development of athletes in this sport.

Athletics Australia believes that we have a vast array of untapped talent in this event, and would like to give organisations the opportunity to either, develop an athlete with a disability from another sport into a potential athlete in this event, or provide an athlete who currently is an F31, F32, F51 athlete the equipment to train with and develop skills in the discipline.

Our national Para-athletics throws coach will be available to assist coaches and athletes in development of both skills and coaching techniques in this event, and Athletics Australia will be able to supply your state Athletics Member Association with clubs to train and compete with.

Please click on the below links for more information:

National Classification Information

International Classification Information

F31, F32 and F51 Classification

Club Throw YouTube Video

If you have any questions please contact Brett Watton at Athletics Australia.