Junior Cross Country Team Named

Congratulations to the listed members of the 2018 Victorian Cross Country team, set to compete at the Australian Cross Country Championship on August 25th in Maleny, Queensland.

Under 14 Boys Under 14 Girls
Wolfgang Cotra-Nemesi Amy Bunnage
Benjamin Purser Madeline Laven
Alexander Angus Claudia Hollingsworth
Kane Marriott Kiara Flavel
Joel Bell Niamh Tabit
Sabastian Etheridge Indigo Linde
Oliver Pratt Madeleine Wilson
Jayden Padgham Mia Kemp
Sam Lindsay Caitlin Woods
Jake Simmons Esther Houghton
Xavier Scott Bianca Croucher
Oscar Dunn Sophie Coltish
Ben Mornane Louisa Lazar
Oliver Magnuson Bridget Hill
Izak Bibile Amira Tabit
Mason Johns Ava Cameron
Under 16 Boys Under 16 Girls
Ayden Dignan Lucinda Rourke
Mac Anderson Jaimee-lee Code
Luca Di Conza Monique Goldsworthy
Douglas Buckeridge Ashlee Treagus
Jack Armstrong Georgina Mees
Rhys Hadfield Tullie Rowe
Jean-Philippe Soulie Megan Dickson
Bailley Morrell Taryn Furletti
Archie Lawrence Lily Gilbert
Ben Sherman Matilda Strugnell
Thomas Diamond Callista Race-Stelling
Harry Bowen Skye Ellis
Dharam Deol Grace Turner
Ben Ludbrook Orla Grenfell-Fox
Darcy Williams Cassidy Bradshaw
Lincoln Bellgrove Mia White
Under 18 Boys Under 18 Girls
Edward Marks Sophie O’Sullivan
Jack Itter Rhemmy Gibbs
Tristan Day georgia Laven
Daniel D’Alberto Rebecca Waters
Sam Bunnage Lily Peacock
Harry Norman Juliet McBurney
Archie Reid Olivia Hobbs
Ethan McMinimee Ebony Dodemaide
Will Collins Yazmin Hayes
Jason Clayton Eliza Lepair
Matthew Hussey Mimmi Balaam
Kieran Hesse Sophie Coughlin
Tynan Mims Tegan Burns
Nikolaj Djordjevic Olivia Richardson
Matthew Catterson Saskia Lloyd
Joshua McLeod Amy Atkinson
Under 20 Boys Under 20 Girls
Haftu Strintzos Heidi Demeo
Callen Goldsmith Annabelle Eastman
Samuel Rattray Jessica Mayne
Tom Walker Rachel O’Brien
Jesse Dunsmore Ciara Boyd-Squires Long
Mason Scott Shania Murray
Tom Sellwood Meg Oakley-Kerr
Ed Beischer Emma Hogan
James Lightfoot Emily Mizis
Andrew Amor Alyssa Bearzi
louis Commins Tess Mitchell
Kirk Shanahan Klara Dess
Callum Day Olivia Weston
Finn Macken Rebecca Henderson
Christiaan Weitsz Tess Burger
Austin Hunter Melissa Niewoudt

AV Survey Preliminary Results

The 2018 Athletics Victoria is now closed and we would like to thank the membership for their support of this process. A total of 1236 members completed the survey from 5430 invitations which is an excellent result.

The attached results are presented in two parts – the first is the analytical data and results from 10 out of the 14 questions. These questions required members to select an answer from a number of responses, or provide a score out of 10 for their experience and/or choice to recommend athletics and/or the sport.

The remaining four questions in the survey provided an opportunity for members to provide an open answer. There is a considerable amount of work to analyse the common themes and outcomes from these questions which is currently under way.

Queens Birthday Honours List – 8 recognised for service to athletics

Eight Australians have today been recognised for their service to athletics in the Queens Birthday Honours List.

Heading the list is Kurt Fearnley who was awarded an Officer in the General Division.

Kurt Fearnley

For distinguished service to people with a disability, as a supporter of, and fundraiser for, Indigenous athletics and charitable organisations, and as a Paralympic athlete.

Service includes:
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2018:
Co-Captain, Australian Athletics Team.
Member, Sport and Technical Advisory Council, 2013-2018.
Member, Athlete Representative Council, 2016-2018.
Games Ambassador, 2016-2018.
Co-Captain, Australian Paralympic Team in 2016.
Member, Independent Advisory Panel Member, National Disability Insurance Scheme, 2013-2016.
Ambassador, Indigenous Marathon Project.
Active Supporter, Humpty Dumpty Foundation, ongoing.
Board Member, Australian Volunteers International, 2006-2015.
Active Member, Sydney to Hobart Yacht Crew, Loyal Foundation, 2011.
Member, Athlete Council, International Paralympic Committee, since 2016.
Board Member, Australian Paralympic Committee, since 2016.
Paralympic athlete – recent medals include:
Silver, 1500m T54, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2018.
Gold, Men’s T54 Marathon, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 2018.
Silver medallist Men’s Marathon T54, Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, 2016.
Bronze medallist, Men’s 5000 T53/T54, Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, 2016.
Silver medallist, Men’s 5000 T54, London Paralympic Games, 2012.
Bronze medallist Men’s Marathon T54, London Paralympic Games, 2012.
Gold medallist, Men’s Marathon T54, Beijing Paralympic Games, 2008.
Silver medallist, Men’s 800 T54 and Men’s 5000 T54 Beijing Paralympic Games, 2008.
Bronze medallist, Men’s 1500 T54, Beijing Paralympic Games, 2008.
Gold medallist, Men’s Marathon T54, Christchurch Para Athletics World Championships, 2011.
Gold medallist, Men’s 800 T54, Men’s 5000 T54, Men’s Marathon T54, Assen Para Athletics World Championships, 2006.
Bronze medallist, Men’s 1500m T54, Assen Para Athletics World Championships, 2006.
Silver medallist, Men’s 1500 T54, Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014.
Gold medallist, Men’s 1500 T54, Delhi Commonwealth Games, 2010.
Awards and recognition includes:
Awarded the Medal in the Order of Australia, ‘for service to sport as a Gold Medallist at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games’, 2005.

The following received a Medal in the General Division:-

Ian Boswell South Australia

Athletics Australia:
Life Governor, since 2016.
Chief Photo Finish Judge, current.
Life Member.
Athletics South Australia:
Board Member, 1983-1987.
Technical Committee Member, up until 2008.
Technical Manager, 1984-1990.
Photo-finish Official, since 1981.
Photo-Finish Manager, current.
State Selector, 1981-1985.
State Manager, 1981-1988.
Member, Competition Committee and Development Programs, 1981-1985.
Life Member, 1990s.
Coach, 1980-1985.
Athlete, 1964-1980.
International Association

 Terri Cater Victoria

Service includes:
Athletics Australia:
Team Coach, National Teams Under 20’s Sprints and Middle Distance, current.
Mentor, National Junior Squad Under 19’s, since 2007.
Athletics International:
Committee Member, since 1997.
Secretary, 3 years.
Caulfield Grammar School:
Head Coach, Girls Athletics, 1988-2015.
Coach, Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams, 2004-2015.
Australian Track and Field Coaches Association:
Secretary, Victorian Branch, 15 years.
Athletics Career:
Athlete, 1968-1986.
Represented Australia, 1974-1984 including: Commonwealth Games, Brisbane, 1982, Commonwealth Games, Christchurch, 1974 and Olympic Games, Montreal, 1976.
Awards and recognition includes:
Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Glen Eria Council, 2008.
Life Member, Oakleigh Athletic Club.
Recipient, Silver Medal, 4×400, Olympic Games, Christ Church, 1974.

Lynnette Foreman  Western Australia

Service includes:
Career highlights:
5th, 400m Hurdles, Commonwealth Games, Brisbane, 1982.
4th, 400m Hurdles, 1981 World Cup; 7th, 4 x 400m.
1st 400m Hurdles, 1981 Pacific Conference Games; 1st 4 x 400m.
7th, 400m Hurdles, World Championships, 1980.
5th, 400m Hurdles, 1979 World Cup; 6th, 4 x 400m.
National Champion, 1980, 1979, 1978, and 1974.
Coach Education Manager and Facilitator, Athletics Western Australia, since 2014.
Hurdles/Sprints/Multi Events Coach, University of Western Australia Athletics Club, current.
National Junior Coach, Hurdles, since 1995; High Performance Coach, since 1989.
Senior/Head Coach, Western Australian Institute of Sport, 1992-2012.
Awards and recognition includes:
Henri Schubert Memorial Award, 2009.
Life Member, Athletics Australia, since 2007.
Life Member, Athletics Western Australia, since 2000.
Australian Sports Medal, 2000.

Robert Hussey South Australia

Service includes:
City-Bay Fun Run, Adelaide:
Founding Member, Management Committee, 1972-2012.
Former Trustee.
Former Public Officer.
Life Member.
Western Districts Athletics Club, Adelaide:
President and Vice-President, various times during 1953-1976.
Committee Member, since 1970s.
Member, since the 1951.
Life Member, 1964.
Athletics SA:
Vice-President, 1975.
Former Member, Promotions and Development Committee.
Chief Track Marshall and Track Assistant Starter, 40 years (State, National, and Veteran Championships).
Former Secretary, Officials Club.
Life Member.
Inclusive Sport SA:
Former Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Bowls Coach, Clearview Lawn/Bias Bowls, 1988-2012.
Life Member.
Committee Representative, Lawn Bowls for People with Disabilities, Bowls SA, 1992-2012.
President, Walkerville/North Adelaide Lions Club, 1980s.
Life Member, South Australian Distance Road Runners Club.
State Cross Country Running Representative, Victoria and South Australia, 1950s.

Allan Makin  New South Wales

Service includes:
Coach, Narrabeen Sports Academy (now Sydney Academy of Sport), ongoing.
Organiser, Squad-Sport Training for people with a disability, particularly children and young adults, for over 20 years.
Volunteer, Special Olympics Australia, ongoing.
Volunteer, Sydney Pacific Athletic Club.
Qualified Coach, Athletics Australia.
Qualified Coach, Australian Track and Field Coaches Association.
Australian Team Coach:
INAS-FID World Championships, Canberra, 2005.
IPC World Championships, Assen, Netherlands, 2006.
Beijing Paralympic Games, Beijing, China, 2008.

Greg Peterson South Australia

Service includes:
Athletics:
Competition Director, Little Athletics South Australia, since 2004.
Committee Member, Hallett Cove Little Athletics Centre, 1992-2015.
President, Hallett Cove Little Athletics Centre, 1992-2000.
Athlete, Hallett Cove Little Athletics Centre, 1990-1995.
Founder, Little Aths Recorders’ Program.
Awards and recognition includes:
Life Member, Little Athletics South Australia, 2008.
Recipient, Distinguished Merit Award, Little Athletics South Australia, 2006.
Recipient, Association Merit Award, Little Athletics South Australia, 1999.
Life Member, Hallett Cove Little Athletics Centre, 1999.

Neville Sillitoe Victoria

Service includes:
Former Coach, Australian Commonwealth Games Team, Brisbane 1982.
Coach of Denise Boyd 1976 Montreal and 1980 Moscow Olympics and Commonwealth Games in Christchurch 1974, Edmonton 1978 and Brisbane 1982.
Coach of Peter Norman, Mexico Olympic, Games, 1968.
Coach of Greg Lewis, Mexico Olympic Games, 1968.
Coach of Gary Holdsworth, Tokyo Olympic Games, 1964.
East Melbourne Harriers Athletics Club:
Australian Athletics Coach, current.
Member, current.
Coburg Athletics Club:
Former Member and Athlete.
Caulfield Grammar School:
Head Athletics Coach, 1983-2014.
Former Team Manager, International Athletic Tour.

 

Congratulations to all recipients for their recognition and contribution made to athletics.

Athletics Victoria AGM –

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of Athletics Victoria will take place on Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 7.00pm in the Cathy Freeman Room, Athletics House, Lakeside Stadium.

For all information pertaining to the Annual General Meeting 2018 including Notice , Nomination Forms and all necessary information please click on the button below.

Nominations are also now open for the Athletics Victoria Committee. To nominate, download the nomination form and complete the details and provide the required information by 5.00pm Wednesday 27th June 2018.

It is recommended that all nominees read the information provided on the Athletics Committee including the 2018 Skills Audit Information provided.

Nominations for Life Membership, Merit Awards, Distinguished Service, and Venue/Regional Awards  are also open. Please complete the nomination form and submit it before 5.00pm Wednesday 27th June 2018.

For 50 Year service Awards you can email your nomination including all necessary details to support the 50 Year Service award before 5.00pm Wednesday 27th June 2018 to glenn@athsvic.org.au

For any items of General Business please email before 5.00pm Wednesday 27th June 2018. The Athletics Victoria Committee reminds the Membership that matters of an operational nature will not be considered at the AGM. If you wish to raise an operational issues pleased email Athletics Victoria directly.

Also a reminder to all Clubs that you must be affiliated to participate in and at the Annual General Meeting. Affiliation must be completed by 30th June 2018.

LIVE Stream from 7.00pm

The Athletics Victoria Consultation Session will be streamed live from 7.00pm Friday 25th May 2018.

To watch the session click on this button

 

If you would like to provide constructive comments or ask questions please use the comment section on the athsvictv youtube page and we will endeavour to answer your questions.

Here is the link to the Presentation slides AV Consultation Slides

 

Reminder that the Athletics Victoria Survey closes 31st May 2015. Thanks to the 1227 whom have already completed the survey

 

Vale Joyce Green

Athletics Victoria were saddened to hear of the passing of Joyce Green (nee Hanger) last Sunday, 20th May at the age of 90.
Joyce was an active member of Collingwood Harriers Athletic Club during her early athletic days, returning years later to the sport she loved as a masters’ athlete, still with Collingwood Harriers.
Coached by the legendary Henri Schubert, Joyce was a regular at National Championships between 1949 to 1956 over the 440 and 880-yard distances.
Joyce was also a valued member of Preston Athletic Club where she was awarded life membership for her service as an official for more than 25 years.
A loyal athletics fan to the end, Joyce found great pleasure in supporting the Australian athletes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
 
Joyce will be remembered at a service to be held Monday, 28th May 2018 at Ern Jensens Funerals, Preston at 11:15am. All are welcome.

Victorian Officials Awards Function

The Victorian Officials Awards function was celebrated on Sunday 20 May in the Cathy Freeman room at Lakeside and this year our theme was “AFL Footy”.

During the day our service badges were awarded to recognize the efforts of our Officials.  Congratulations to the following on outstanding years of Officiating

30 years – Peter Dunn and Gwen Timmins

35 years – Aileen Zanelli

40 yearsLorraine Smith, Jenny and Terry Harris

A special mention to Brian Moore who has been an Official now for 55 years.  A tremendous effort indeed.

An important part of this event is to announce and present our awards for the past season. Each Region and Zone submits through nominations for the outstanding Officials from their area and a sub Committee selects the worthy winners.

 

Congratulations to the winners from the following Zones and Regions:

Red Zone: Ian Fisher

Blue Zone: Lyn Owen

Yellow Zone: Ian Upton

White Zone: Carolyn Rosenbrock

Ballarat Region: Stephen McLennan

Bendigo Region: Peter Savage

Geelong Region: Heather Holzer

Western Country Region: Julie Bicknell

Southern Metro Region: Nicole Lopes

Northern Metro Region: George Pecchiar

Western Metro Region: David Young

Gippsland Country Region: Raymond Slade

Northern Country Region: Margaret Carty

Eastern Metro Region: Steve Taylor

The highlight of the day was the major awards of Official of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

The Official of the Year is awarded to an Official who has made an outstanding contribution in Athletics officiating over the past season. The award is only given to Officials who have dedicated significant time and effort and is the Victorian Officials Committee’s way of recognizing this.

The Official of the Year was awarded to Stuart Schnaars.

The Rising Star award is presented to an Official who, in the Victorian Officials selection Committee’s opinion, has made an outstanding contribution to the sport in their early years of officiating.

The Rising Star award was presented to Lance Kamau.

Congratulations to all our award winners, very truly deserved.

AV 2018-2019 Summer Track & Field Fixtures

With great excitement, we’re incredibly happy to announce the 2018 – 2019 Summer Track & Field Schedule. Be sure to pencil in your events for the season, and why not expand your horizons and try something new!

AV Schools Fixtures 2018

  • Victorian Schools Track Relays: Wednesday 5th September 2018
  • Schools NITRO Challenge: Thursday 13th September 2018 (Format has replaced AV Schools Knockout. More information to follow)
  • Victorian All Schools Championships: Friday 2nd November – Sunday 4th November 2018

Other Athletics Opportunities

  • National All Schools Championships: Friday 7th December – Sunday 9th December 2018 (Cairns)
  • National Nitro Schools Challenge: Monday 10th December 2018 (Cairns)

View more information on each event here.

AV Shield Fixtures 2018-2019 (Venues TBC)

  • AV Shield Round 1: Friday 5th October 2018 (Red & Yellow Program 2, Venue TBC)/Saturday 6th October 2018 (Blue & White Program 1, Blue Zone Venue TBC)
  • AV Shield Round 2: Saturday 13th October 2018
  • AV Shield Round 3: Saturday 20th October 2018
  • AV Shield Round 4: Saturday 27th October 2018
  • AV Shield Round 5: Saturday 10th November 2018
  • AV Shield Round 6: Saturday 17th November 2018
  • AV Shield Round 7: Saturday 1st December 2018
  • AV Shield Round 8: Friday 14th December (White & Blue Program 1, Lakeside Stadium) & Saturday 15th December 2018 (Red & Yellow Program 2)
  • AV Shield Round 9: Saturday 12th January 2019
  • AV Shield Round 10: Saturday 19th January 2019
  • AV Shield Round 11: Saturday 2nd February 2019
  • AV Shield Round 12: Saturday 9th February 2019
  • AV Shield Final: Saturday 23rd February 2019 (Lakeside Stadium)

View more information on each event here.

*Further information including Timetables, Rules of Competition, Duty Rosters etc will be communicated to members in due course.

Victorian Track & Field Championship Fixtures 2018-2019

  • Victorian 5km Championships: Thursday 15th November 2018 (Lakeside Stadium)
  • Victorian State Relay Championships: Saturday 24th November 2018 (Venue TBC)
  • Zatopek10: Thursday 13th December 2018 (Lakeside Stadium)
  • Victorian Multi Event Championships: Saturday 12th January – Sunday 13th January 2019 (Venue TBC)
  • Victorian Country Championships: Saturday 26th January – Monday 28th January 2019 (Bendigo)
  • Victorian State Championships (Junior & Open): Friday 1st March – Sunday 3rd March 2019 (Lakeside Stadium)
  • Victorian State Championships (Junior & Open): Friday 8th March – Sunday 10th March 2019 (Lakeside Stadium)
  • Victorian Masters Championships: Saturday 23rd March – Sunday 24th March 2019 (Venue TBC)

View more information on each event here.

Other Athletics Opportunities

  • Magpie Multis: Saturday 6th October – Sunday 7th October 2018 (Collingwood)
  • Melbourne Marathon (Vic Marathon Champs): Sunday14th October
  • LA Regional Relay Championships: Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th November 2018
  • LA Relay Championships: Saturday 15th December 2018
  • Steigen Spectacular, Landy Field, Geelong: Saturday 22nd December
  • LA Multi Event Championships: Saturday 2nd February – Sunday 3rd February 2019
  • LA Regional Championships: Saturday 16th February – Sunday 17th February 2019
  • LA Victorian State Track and Field Championships: Saturday 16th March – Sunday 17th March 2019
  • National Masters Championships: Friday 26th April – Sunday 28th April 2019 (Lakeside Stadium)

*Athletics Australia will be launching 2018-19 fixtures in the coming weeks. For information on National dates, please contact the Athletics Australia office.

AV Memberships and Bibs for 2018/2019

1424 Athletics Victoria Membership packs will be delivered to Club Managers tomorrow at XCR18 Round 1 Jells park Relays.

Each AV member will receive in their membership pack:-

  •  Athletics Victoria SportsPass Membership Card
  •  Athletics Victoria Welcome Letter
  •  two (2) Cloth Bib Numbers and
  • one (1) timing Bib

Cloth bibs are to be worn front and back at the following events:-

  • XCR Relay Events ( Jells Park, Sandown, Angelsea and Tan Relays) and
  • Summer track & field competition

For all individual XCR18 Rounds (St Annes, Cruden Farm, Bundoora, Albert Park, Ballarat and Burnley),

  • The Timing Bib is to be worn on the front, and
  • one cloth bib on the back.

Please refer to the AV BIB placement guide XCR 18 BIB INSTRUCTIONS

A copy of the BIB Guide will be provided to each AV member along with their membership pack

Three (3) bibs – two cloth and one timing chip bib have been issued to all memberships received this week before the closing date.

The TIMING Chip BIB (front) and one CLOTH Bib  is to be used in all individual XCR Events.

Members are reminded to keep all bibs in tact as if a bib is lost or misplaced then there is a fee for all replacement bibs.

Club Managers/Reps will make arrangements to hand out all membership packs to Club Members.

 

 

XCR is back!

Jells Park hosts the first edition of this year’s XCR, the round which in 2017 saw 1,111 members competing – our second highest participation rate ever.
 
The first round of last year’s XCR proved to be a decisive one, with many of those victorious going on to take out the overall Teams Pennant. In 2018 we see Old Xaverians promoted to Premier Women, replacing Geelong Region. Whilst over in the men’s competition Western Athletics is promoted as one of the ten Premier Men’s teams, replacing APS United.
 
2018 also sees the addition of two new age groups; Men’s 60+ and Women’s 50+. 

Word on the street is that some of our Commonwealth Games athletes may come and compete this weekend after a successful track and field competition at Gold Coast 2018 and if you’re on the lookout for some new shoes, Saucony will be at Jells Park with a select footwear range. 

As a reminder – To be eligible to run in a relay team for your club your membership must be complete and approved before 11.59am Wednesday 18th April 2018. Don’t leave it to the last minute and make sure your Club Registrar approves your membership to complete the process.
 
See you at Jells Park!
Note: Team Managers, please make sure you cross check the Eligible Athletes List located on the event page by clicking here.

XCR18 Round 1 JELLS PARK

XCR18 Round 1 Jells Park

Relay Team entries close 11.59am Monday 16th April 2018

Member Registrations to compete at Jells Park close 11.59am Wednesday 18th April.  

Clubs must have approved your membership to be eligible to compete at Jells Park.

**Members please make sure you complete your registration well before the closing time on Wednesday 18th April 11.59am to allow Clubs time to approve your memberships. Only approved memberships will be eligible to compete at JELLS PARK on Saturday 21st April 2018.

** Club Registrars – please approve all memberships before 11.59am Wednesday 18th April.

 

XCR’18 Handbook

XCR’18 is almost upon us and all of the information you need in regards to entry process, venues and locations, racing distances and much more is now available, so make sure you download the XCR’18 Handbook here.

Entries for Rd 1 at Jells Park close at 11:59am on Monday 16th April, so be sure to get your teams in before the closing time.
All athletes must be registered and approved by 11:59am on Wednesday 18th April in order to be eligible to compete and score points for their team. Memberships can be completed via the member portal.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Jells Park on Saturday 21st April.