AV Portal going slow….

AV MEMBER PORTAL ISSUES – the AV member portal is not co-operating with issues with logging on and processing orders for Round 11 Shield this weekend. Our IT provider is working through the issues.
If you can not enter for RND 11 Shield this weekend, please email competitions@athsvic.org.au BEFORE MIDDAY today (Wednesday 10th January 2018) –

  • NAME,
  • BIB Number,
  • Venue (Lakeside, Nunawading, Geelong or Ballarat) and
  • Event you wish to enter.

PLS note for FIELD EVENTS – entering via email will not guarantee a place in the nominated field event. AV will post entry lists once we have processed them manually.

Entries received after midday today will not be processed for Rnd 11 Shield this weekend. Athletes will need to enter on the day.

Our apologies for the issues with our member portal.

Regards AV

Weather Alert

WEATHER FORECAST Saturday 6th January 2017.
Happy New Year to everyone.

We have been monitoring the weather forecast for this Saturday which as at 10.00am today (02/01/18) is for a maximum of 41 degrees mid Saturday afternoon with a late cool change. With this forecast temperatures will hit low 30’s across Victoria by 11.00am and increase to 40/41 by mid afternoon.

AV will review the weather forecast Wednesday (03/01) midday and Wednesday (03/01) 5.00pm (and will continue to do so if appropriate) and will keep members informed as to whether Shield Round 10 proceeds or is re-scheduled to a future weekend.
We have already ruled out an option of moving Shield Rnd 10 to Sunday (07/01) due to venue availability and Officials who have already volunteered for day 2 of the Multi Championships not being available to officiate.

This weekend is also the AV Multi Championships to be held in Geelong on Saturday and Sunday.
At this stage,the Multi Championships will proceed with appropriate timetable adjustments (if necessary) made based on event entries – which close Wednesday (03/01/18) 11.59am.

I appreciate there are always differing views on Victorian weather both at regional and metro venues and reiterate that I will ensure that the safety of all members and our Victorian Officials is our primary concern.

Warm regards – Glenn Turnor CEO.

Ron Clarke Scholarship 2018 – Applications Open

OBJECTIVE

The aim of the scholarship is to provide support for a middle distance/distance athlete to achieve his or her athletic and educational potential. The recipient will be expected to uphold those values demonstrated by Ron over his life: commitment to his athletic career, his education and his subsequent working life; support of the athletics community; and dedication to his family and other important relationships.

 RON’S CAREER

Ron Clarke was truly a “renaissance man”. Among his lifetime achievements he was a successful businessman, an environmental crusader, Mayor of the Gold Coast for eight years, a philanthropist and a devoted family man.

But it is as a runner that Ron is best known. Ron showed that distance runners could race hard, race fearlessly and race anyone. His assault on performance barriers was stunning: in his halcyon days Ron took almost 40 seconds off the world record for 10,000 metres between December 1963 and July 1965 (36 seconds in one race), and 18 seconds off the world record for 5000 between January 1965 and July 1966. Ron won an Olympic bronze medal at 10,000 in Tokyo in 1964 and silver medals at three miles at the Perth Commonwealth Games in 1962, at three and six miles in Kingston Jamaica in 1966 and at 10,000 metres in Edinburgh in 1970. In all, he set 17 world records over the period 1963 to 1968, in events ranging from 2 miles to one hour.

RON’S CONTRIBUTION TO ATHLETICS INTERNATIONAL

In the late 1960s, there was a dearth of international competition in Australia. Glenhuntly Athletics Club, of which Ron was always a proud member, went guarantor for several meets at Olympic Park in 1968. A main attraction was to see people like Ron, Ralph Doubell, Derek Clayton and Kerry O’Brien run.  Close to 20,000 spectators would turn up. In part, this led to several of our very top athletes at the time, including Ron, establishing Athletics International (AI). The inaugural meeting of AI was held at Helen (Ron’s wife) and Ron’s home on 15 December 1968, and was attended by 37 of our then best athletes. Ray Weinberg was elected the first President and Ron became the AI Patron, a position he held until he passed away in June 2015.

 

AI’s aim was to provide international competition for Australia’s athletes, and to help bring Australia’s coaching standards and facilities up to international level. In 1971 AI published Athletics the Australian Way (followed later by a second edition), with Ron both the editor and a contributor. These books contained ‘comments, advice, thought and stories about the events in which each contributor specialised and their approach to athletics’. Profits from the track meets and sales of Athletics the Australian Way provided the capital to establish the Athletics International Trust. Today, this Trust funds AI’s initiatives to help young and emerging athletes, including the domestic and international travel grants programs, and the Athletics International Ron Clarke Scholarship. Luke Mathews was the inaugural Ron Clarke Scholarship holder in 2016, and Lora Storey in 2017.

In all Ron, through both his athletic profile and desire to put something back into the sport of athletics, played a vital part in AI getting off the ground.

  

THE RON CLARKE SCHOLARSHIP

  1. Funding and associated obligations

 The Athletics International Trust has allocated up to $5,000 each year for this scholarship. The AI Awards Committee will oversee the awarding of the scholarship payments. The successful athlete will receive $2,500 at the start of their first semester of study. The Ron Clarke Scholarship holder will receive a second $2,500 at the start of the second semester, following receipt by the AI Awards Committee of:

  • Evidence of successful completion of the requirements of semester one; and
  • A progress report on how the Scholarship has assisted the holder to progress both their educational and athletic goals.

 At the completion of the academic year, the Ron Clarke Scholarship holder must:

  • Provide to AI a final report indicating how the $5,000 assisted him/her to progress in their education of choice and their athletic career.
  • The Scholarship holder will, where practical, be required to give a short presentation to the “Strawberries and Cream” function (should it be held) on their progress over the past year, and aspirations for the future. This function, to commemorate Ron’s world records at the Oslo Meet, has previously been held in association with the Zatopek 10km meet in Melbourne in December.
  • Finally, the Scholarship holder will be required to prepare short articles for the AI Newsletter as requested, but no more than twice a year both in the year of holding the Scholarship and the next two years.

 

  1. Mentoring

 The recipient of the scholarship will be offered a mentor from Athletics International if they wish. The mentor’s role will not be a coaching one, but rather one that provides support and advice when needed. Typically, this mentor will be a former elite athlete and have experiences that could provide lessons for the scholarship recipient.

  1. Criteria

The scholarship criteria best reflect many of the characteristics Ron held dear. Applicants need to be able to demonstrate they:

  • are an Australian citizen
  • are a promising runner in a distance from 800m to the marathon, including the 3km steeplechase
  • can demonstrate a commitment to athletics, as shown through participation over several seasons, including currently
  • have demonstrated improvement over recent years, with potential to achieve elite status
  • are a student attending a post-secondary education institution in Australia and undertaking, as a minimum, a 50 per cent but preferably a 75 per cent load
  • do not receive significant financial support from Athletics Australia/NASS, State Institutes of Sport or other sponsors

Closing date

Friday 2 February 2018

Application form

To download an application form click on this RON CLARKE Scholarship 2018 Application form

The completed application form should be emailed to:

caterfamily@internode.on.net

Victorian Relay Championships Preview

The Victorian Relay Championships are back at Lakeside Stadium this Saturday 11th November with 396 teams chasing a spot in 33 finals.

This event has a long and proud history, and as the first Championship event of the season, it is a great opportunity to bring Clubs and their members together. Twenty nine (29) of the 56 Athletics Victoria affiliated Clubs have entered teams with both Ballarat and Bendigo competing as ‘regions’. With a full and fast program scheduled for Saturday , AV General Manager Competitions & Government Ross Cunningham says it is a big program to try and keep on time.

‘ We have 396 teams entered for this weekend and the program will start with the Womens 40+ 4 x 1500m at 10.00am and conclude with the U18 Girls and Boys 4 x 800m at 6.30pm.’ says Cunningham

‘It is a full day of competition and we rely on the athletes to make sure they know where they need to be for each relay event. We will using the infield to marshal teams for the 4 x 100m events and with the help of Victorian Officials and Club Helpers will get people where they need to be.’

With 33 finals on the card this weekend, the Womens and Mens final of the 4 x 400m Relay will be held at the traditional time on the Zatopek 10 program on Thursday 14th December 2017.

While there is a strong Club and social element to this event, there is still some strong rivalry between AV Clubs. Looking at the last 5 years of the Championships, it shows the depth of unity among all Clubs  which begs the question, who will be next.

Quick Vic Relays Form Guide

Womens 50+  – Western Aths should take this out, but dont discount Ballarat Region to  put in a late run in the closing stages. No issues with any of them making the distance.

Mens 50+ – open race this one. Box Hill have the distance specialists many of them will be coming off  big sessions this Cup week.  Diamond Valley are certain for the 4 x 100 if their trainer can hold them together and get them to the start line in one piece.

Mens Open 4 x 100m – The Old Melburnians stable have three runners this year and the pressure will be on all to perform. Questions around winter preparation and whether they have the depth. No problem with the distance although they will struggle if challenged with strong changeovers. St Kevins will take this out.

U16 Womens Medley will be the race of the day with Sandringham, Collingwood, and Geelong Guild likely contenders. Dont forget some outside support for Essendon and Frankston here.

U14 Boys sees the return of Bendigo Region who claimed two group wins in 2014. Probably the most open race on the card with limited form on the field (but great to see strong support still) in this class.

Finally a full card of racing at Lakeside Stadium tomorrow with weather forecast to be fine, becoming sunny with 25 degress which will go well for a dry and solid track rating of a GOOD 3.

For all  the information on the Victorian Relay Championships click on the link HERE

 

 

 

Athletics Victoria Club Champions 2012 – 2016

WOMENS OPEN 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
4 x 100 SANDRINGHAM SANDRINGHAM DIAMOND VALLEY SANDRINGHAM SANDRINGHAM
4 x 400 SANDRINGHAM SANDRINGHAM DONCASTER  SANDRINGHAM
4 x 800 BOX HILL BOX HILL DONCASTER DONCASTER WESTERN ATHS
Distance Med DONCASTER SANDRINGHAM DONCASTER KNOX AC
WOMENS U18
4 x 100 ESSENDON ESSENDON GEELONG ESSENDON ATHS NUNAWADING
4 x 400 OLD XAVS ESSENDON FRANKSTON RUYTON CHILWELL
4 x 800 COLLINGWOOD ESSENDON ESSENDON ESSENDON FRANKSTON
Distance Med DONCASTER SANDRINGHAM CHILWELL BOX HILL EAGLEHAWK
WOMENS U16
4 x 100 DIAMOND VALLEY SANDRINGHAM SANDRINGHAM KSB BOX HILL
4 x 400 COLLINGWOOD CROYDON ESSENDON FRANKSTON  –
Distance Med SANDRINGHAM GLENHUNTLY ESSENDON SANDRINGHAM CHILWELL
WOMENS U14
4 x 100 SANDRINGHAM FRANKSTON OLD XAVS SANDRINGHAM ESSENDON
4 x 400 COLLINGWOOD COLLINGWOOD ESSENDON ESSENDON  –
WOMENS 40 +
4 X 100 KSB VMA KSB KSB  –
4 X 400 CHILWELL BOX HILL KSB WESTERN ATHS WESTERN ATHS
4 X 1500 BALLARAT REGION KNOX AC GLENHUNTLY BOX HILL  –
WOMENS 50+
4 X 100M WESTERN ATHS WESTERN ATHS WESTERN ATHS WESTERN ATHS  –
MENS OPEN 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
4 x 100 OLD MELBURNIANS OLD MELBURNIANS OLD MELBURNIANS SANDRINGHAM
4 x 400 ST KEVINS OLD MELBURNIANS OLD MELBURNIANS OLD MELBURNIANS KNOX
4 x 800 ST KEVINS DEAKIN KNOX ST STEPHENS
Distance Med ATHS NUNAWADING KNOX DONCASTER ATHS NUNAWADING
MENS U18
4 x 100 DONCASTER ESSENDON FRANKSTON CASEY CARDINIA DONCASTER
4 x 400 ESSENDON GEELONG GUILD ESSENDON GEELONG GUILD DONCASTER
4 x 800 OLD SCOTCH OLD SCOTCH CHILWELL DIAMOND VALLEY KNOX
Distance Med DONCASTER CHILWELL KNOX DIAMOND VALLEY DONCASTER
MENS U16
4 x 100 CASEY CARDINIA ST KEVINS ESSENDON ESSENDON WILLIAMSTOWN
4 x 400 BENDIGO REGION OLD XAVERIANS ESSENDON CHILWELL BENDIGO YMCA
Distance Med BENDIGO REGION ALBURY DONCASTER BENDIGO HARRIERS BENDIGO YMCA
MENS U14
4 x 100 ST KEVINS SANDRINGHAM BENDIGO HARRIERS FRANKSTON EMH
4 x 400 BOX HILL OLD XAVERIANS BENDIGO HARRIERS GLENHUNTLY OLD XAVERIANS
MENS 40+
4 X 100 GLENHUNTLY WENDOUREE DIAMOND VALLEY DIAMOND VALLEY DIAMOND VALLEY
4 X 400 GLENHUNTLY GLENHUNTLY BOX HILL DIAMOND VALLEY BOX HILL
4 X 1500 ST KEVINS BOX HILL BOX HILL COLLINGWOOD BOX HILL
MENS 50+
4 X 100M DIAMOND VALLEY DIAMOND VALLEY GEELONG GUILD DIAMOND VALLEY DIAMOND VALLEY
4 X 400 BOX HILL DIAMOND VALLEY DIAMOND VALLEY KEILOR ST BERNARDS WESTERN ATHS
4 X 1500 BOX HILL BOX HILL BOX HILL KEILOR ST BERNARDS KEILOR ST BERNARDS

 

New Club Incentive Program

Summer Club Transfers close Dec 1

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Any member wishing to submit a change of club form for the summer season must complete the process by Tuesday 1 December 2015.

Please complete the following: Club Transfer Form

It’s also the closing time for anyone wishing to submit an Alternate First Claim or Second Claim.

If you have any questions about the process please contact Athletics Victoria on (03) 8646 4500.

Celeste Mucci shows golden form

Celeste Mucci was the golden girl again for Williamstown Athletics Club at the 2014 Victorian all-Schools athletics championships at Albert Park.

Mucci was one of six club members to win a total of 11 medals – three gold, seven silver and one bronze.

The Maribyrnong College student took home all three of the club’s gold medals, and a silver to boot, after strong performances on the track and in the field.

Read full story here… (Lance Jenkinson – Star Weekly)

Zone v Zone Update

Athletics Victoria has had to change the venue from Lakeside Stadium to Casey Fields on Sunday 23 November for the first round of Zone v Zone between Blue and White Zones.

The final program will be sent out to all Blue and White members prior to the event and it is likely to start at 12.00pm. (Program and start time to be confirmed).

Casey Fields:
Google Maps
160 Berwick – Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East, 3977
City of Casey – Regional Athletics Centre General Information

Please visit the Zone v Zone webpage for more information.

If you have any questions about the change of venue please contact Athletics Victoria on 03 8646 4500 or email summer@athsvic.org.au.

AV Shield Rd 3 Update – Red Zone

Red Zone

What: AV Shield Round 3
Date: Saturday 25 October, 2014
Program:  Two
Venue: Collingwood
Time: From 1:00pm

All athlete please be aware that buses will replace all trains from Parliament to Clifton Hill ( closest station to Collingwood Athletics Track) all day Saturday and Sunday. Trains from Morang and Hurstbridge to Clifton Hill will still run.

For up-to-date information train times, services please visit: http://www.metrotrains.com.au/planned-works/
For information on parking areas in Collingwood please check out: http://au.parkopedia.com/free/collingwood_vic/parking/

If you have any question about AV Shield please contact Athletics Victoria on 03 8464 4500.

AV Shield Changes – Round 2

Please note there have been changes to the AV Shield timetable for Red and Yellow Zone.

Red:

Field events start at 1:00pm
Track events start at 1:30pm

Yellow:

Timetable now starts at 12:00pm for all events

If you have any questions about the changes don’t hesitate to contact the Athletics Victoria office on 03 8646 4500.

Summer Competition – What you need to know

With the first round of Summer competition starting soon, there is some important information for clubs and members that we wanted to make sure you are across for this season.

Shield Competition
–    Round 1 of AV Shield starts Saturday 11th October check your Shield venue timetable AV Shield Timetable
–    There are ten (10) Rounds of Shield with the Shield Final on Saturday 31st January 2015 at Lakeside.
–    Rounds 6, 9, and 10 of Shield are ‘Zone v Zone’ Rounds. It means you still compete for your club; earn points for your club, but you will compete at the same venue as   another Zone.
–    Zone v Zone competition (Rnds 6, 9 and 10) are National Permit Meets which means your performance may be considered for international events such as World Championships or World Youth Champs. Your performance at all Rounds of Shield and all of our Vic State Champ Meets can be used to qualify for National Championships.
–    REMINDER – some rules have changed and there are some new rules to consider. Please make sure you are familiar with these AV Shield Rules

AV Knockout
–    It’s a new age group based competition for this season and it might mean you need to hurdle or throw a different height or weight to get a time or distance to be eligible for Knockout.  You can throw or hurdle at a round of Shield so make sure you check with your Team Manager or the Competition Manager on the day – Knockout Rules

Registration with AV
–    You can register as a member with AV up to five (5) days before each Round of Shield. Don’t forget some rounds of Shield are on a Sunday or Tuesday so the last day you can register will change, but make sure you get in early to avoid any confusion.
–    If you are transferring to a new club or you are competing for your second claim club you have to make sure you meet the criteria to do so otherwise your points might not count. You can register online Member Login and follow the prompts.
–    If you are having any trouble at all with registering or you are not sure what to do give yourself plenty of time and call the AV Office on 86464500

When I compete
–    You must wear your club uniform which has already been approved by AV. You must also wear your AV bib numbers – one on the front and one on the back of your competition singlet or top. Our high jumpers and pole vaulters are only required to wear one (1) bib number on the front or back.
–    Non-registered athletes and officials must complete a Trialling Member Form which you can get from the Admin Team at your Shield Venue. You can compete up to two times as a trialling member before you are asked to join a club. Details of all trialling members will be provided to every Shield venue each week.

Best of luck for the upcoming season.

Jump into officiating this September

Level C – Jumps Course

When: Monday, 15 September
Where: Athletics House – Cathy Freeman Room, 31 Aughtie Drive – Albert Park.
Time: – 6 pm till 9.30 pm (light meal provided) 
Cost:
$10 – includes a copy of the 2014 / 2015 IAAF Handbook (one per person)

This Level C course is an introductory session to officiating jumps at athletics events.

This will be followed by a practical session to be held in conjunction with two Athletics Victoria Shield rounds. Further information regarding practical sessions will be provided on the night.

The program for the course will include:

– Presentation including scope for questions and answers

– Open book test based on IAAF Competition Rules

The open book test will be conducted in small groups in which participants are able to discuss the questions.

Please note you must attend both sessions to complete accreditation.

For more information please contact Sally Koenitz on (03) 8646 4502 or via email: officials@athsvic.org.au.


Level B – Jumps Course


When: Monday, 15 September
Where: Athletics House – Cathy Freeman Room, 31 Aughtie Drive – Albert Park.
Time: – 6 pm till 9.30 pm (light meal provided) 
Cost:
 $10 – includes a copy of the 2014 / 2015 IAAF Handbook (one per person)

This Level B course is for officals who have held a Level C Jumps qualification for a minimum of 2 years.

The program for the course will include:

– Presentation including scope for questions and answers

– A test based on IAAF Competition Rules

For more information please contact Sally Koenitz on (03) 8646 4502 or via email: officials@athsvic.org.au.