AVSL Round 10 – Air Quality Monitoring

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.

2020 Victorian Masters Track and Field Championships

 

 

The Victorian Masters Track & Field Championships are set to be staged at the Bendigo University Athletics Complex in 2020. Athletes will compete in five year age groups (30- 34, 35-39, 40-44 etc) across the weekend.

Date: Saturday 14th March & Sunday 15th March

Location: Bendigo University Athletics Complex, Bendigo (Melway Ref: 283 N19) (Google Maps)

Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 2nd March – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

Early Bird Entries: An early bird pricing offer will be in place for this Championship, with entries priced at $15 per event until 11:59am Monday 3rd February. Any entries received after this date, but before the final close of entries, will be charged $20 per event.

All athletes must be registered with Athletics Victoria and an affiliated club or registered with the Victorian Masters Association (VMA). No invitational entries will be accepted unless you are a member of an interstate member association of Athletics Australia.

2020 Victorian Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2)

General Information


The 2020 Victorian Track & Field Championships will this year be staged at Duncan Mackinnon in the second weekend of the two weekend format.

Date: Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 March, 2020

Close of Entries: Monday 24 February, 11:59am (Midday)

Location: Duncan Mackinnon, Murrumbeena (Melway Ref: 68 K9) (Google Maps)

Gate Fees: There will be no gate fee for this competition.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4500 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries or emails received after the closing date.

NOTE: A draft timetable has been published. Following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.

Please Note: Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events. Any athletes that enter and do not meet this criteria will be asked to become a member of their state association otherwise they will not be able to compete.

Enquiries

Any enquiries regarding the 2020 Victorian Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2) should be forwarded to summer@athsvic.org.au

Refunds

Event entries will be refunded in full, less a 10% administration fee (minimum $5) where;
– requests are received prior to the competition closing date and time
– requests received after the competition closing date and time must be accompanied by a current medical certificate before the first day of competition.

Requests are to be made via writing to summer@athsvic.org.au

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming events

2020 Victorian Track & Field Championships (Weekend 1) – Lakeside Stadium

Friday 28th February – Saturday 1st of March 2020

2020 Victorian Masters Track & Field Championships – Bendigo

Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th of March 2020

Competition Rules

Competition: All events shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of World Athletics (Formerly IAAF) and Athletics Victoria.

Check-In:  Athletes must report to the athlete TIC AREA no later than 1 HOUR PRIOR to the start time of the first round of each event they have entered and sign in. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. If you are running late for any reason and wish to contact a member of the Athletics Victoria staff on the day please contact 0447 202 160.

Note: Pole Vault athletes are to check in 90 minutes prior to their event start time.

In the case of insufficient athletes reporting to the athlete tic area by the required time for the need to conduct heats or semi finals, then all athletes who reported will progress to the final which will be held at the scheduled FINAL TIME.

Uniforms: Athletes must wear the official registered uniform of their first claim Athletics Victoria club uniform with their current Athletics Victoria registration numbers firmly affixed so the entire number and sponsorship information can be easily read. (refer World Athletics Marketing and Advertising Regulations Rule 8). The victory ceremony is considered part of the competition. Athletes competing by invitation must compete in their club, state or national uniform.

Entry Numbers: Only one (1) entry is required for an event to be included on the program. However to provide competition, events may be combined with a similar event if available.

Clash of Events: If an athlete has a “clash of events”, they will need to fill out a “clash of events” form out which can be found in the call room. The athlete must notify the Call Room of this at the time of reporting in for the first of their scheduled events.

Scratching: Any athlete who competes in a round of an event in the championships and qualifies for a subsequent round then withdraws from that event, without a medical certificate, WILL NOT be permitted to compete in any other event during the Championship. For the avoidance of doubt, Weekend 1 and Weekends are considered the same Championship.

Footwear: At Lakeside, the part which projects from the sole or heel must not exceed 7mm for track events and 9mm for all field events. Pyramid and Christmas Tree spikes are permitted, needle or pin spikes are not permitted.

Private Implements: Only implements provided and previously tested by the technical officer may be used. Athletes wishing to use private implements must lodge them with the technical officer on duty AT LEAST 2 HOURS PRIOR to the scheduled starting time of the event. The implement will be retained until the completion of that event and will be available for all athletes in that event to use.

Starting Blocks: The use of starting blocks is compulsory for all open athletes competing in events up to and including 400m.

Call Room: All athletes are required to report to the CALL ROOM prior to any event in which they will compete (Heats,  Semi-Finals and Finals), dressed in their competition uniform and ready to compete.

Event Time (minutes prior) Event Time (minutes prior)
Pole Vault 70 minutes Hurdles & Steeplechase 20 minutes
High Jump & all throws 40 minutes All other track & relay events 15 minutes
Long Jump & Triple Jump 30 minutes

Please note that ONLY ATHLETES and approved OFFICIALS will be allowed in the Call Room.

In the Call Room athletes will be marshalled and their competition uniforms, bib number(s), hip numbers (if applicable), shoes and other equipment checked to ensure they comply with competition rules. Once athletes have checked-in at the Call Room, they are not permitted to leave the Call Room until they proceed to the start of the event, accompanied by a marshall. Athletes who do not proceed to the start of the event accompanied by a marshall will not be allowed to compete, unless they have received prior approval.

If an athlete is likely to have a clash of events, the athlete must notify the Call Room of this at the time of reporting in for the first of their scheduled events.

Field Attempts: Field Events will have 3 attempts, with the top 8 to then get 1 more attempts (Or 3 in U18, 20 and Open age groups). If the event is split into 2 pools due to large numbers the top 8 athletes between both pools will be eligible to get the next attempt(s). If the top 8 are in different pools they will complete the extra attempts in the same pool they have already been competing in.

Pole Vault & High Jump Start Heights:

Age Group High Jump Pole Vault
Open Men 1.70m 3.60m
Open Women 1.45m 2.50m

Leg Numbers: Athletes in events 800m or longer will be required to wear a leg number to assist the photo finish operator in identifying athletes. Leg numbers will be distributed at the start line during the marshalling period.

Finals numbers: Where possible, the number of finalists will be as follows:

100                         1–8 final only

200/400 metres       1–8 final only

Hurdles (100/110)   1–8 final only

Hurdles (400)           1–8 final only

800 metres                1–8 or 10 final only (See Progressions)

1500 metres**          1–15 final only

**The competition director may decide to conduct a straight final where there are less than 16 athletes registered in Round 1 of the 1500 metres. A final will be run with 15 athletes at Final Time

These numbers remain subject to changes made by the administration delegate

Progressions:

100m, 200m, 400m Events
No. of Heats Qualifiers

2

First 3 in each heat & the next 2 fastest go into final of 8

3

First 2 in each heat & the next 2 fastest go into final of 8

4

First 3 in each heat & next 4 fastest go into two semi-finals of 8

5

First 4 in each heat & next 4 fastest go into three semi-finals of 8

6

First 3 in each heat & next 6 fastest go into three semi-finals of 8

7

First 3 in each heat & next 3 fastest go into three semi-finals of 8
No. of Semis Qualifiers

2

First 3 in each semi & next 2 fastest go into final of 8

3

First 2 in each semi & next 2 fastest go into final of 8
800m events – 12 per heat
No. of Heats Qualifiers

2

First 3 in each heat & the next 2 fastest go into final of 8

3

First 2 in each heat & the next 2 fastest go into final of 8

4

First 2 in each heat & the next 2 fastest go into final of 10
1500m events – 15 per heat  
No. of Heats Qualifiers

2

First 4 in each heat & the next 4 fastest go into final of 15

3

First 3 in each heat & the next 3 fastest go into final of 15

4

First 2 in each heat & the next 4 fastest go into final of 15

Withdrawals: Any athlete who competes in any round of an event in a championship, and qualifies for a subsequent round, but withdraws without a signed medical certificate, will not be permitted to compete in any event conducted by Athletics Victoria for a period of 14 days from the date of the event in which the athlete failed to compete. The medical certificate does not have to be produced for the athlete to scratch from the event but must be produced within seven days or before the next event the athlete competes in (whichever is the sooner) to the Athletics Victoria office. If the medical certificate is produced during the championship it must be given to the Administration Delegate.

Medals: Presentations will be made as soon as possible after the event. All placegetters are asked to assist with this procedure by going with an official at the completion of the event to the ceremonial area. Each athlete must wear either their competition singlet or tracksuit top for the victory ceremony. Medallions will be presented to competitors placed first, second and third. Invitational medals will be given to any athletes who compete and place in the top 3 before current Athletics Victoria members.

Multi Class Athletes: All Para events will be conducted in Ambulant, Wheelchair & Secured categories. Each athlete’s performance will be compared for his or her classification and converted to a percentage to determine the finishing order in each event.

Protests: Any enquires regarding entries; check-in or reporting at the championships on the days of competition shall be made to the administration delegate or competition manager.

Any protest regarding the competition, shall in the first instance, be made orally to the referee by the athlete or by a person acting on his/her behalf, within 30 minutes of the official announcement of the result. The referee may decide on the protest or may refer the matter to the jury of appeal. If the referee makes a decision, the athlete may appeal to the jury within 30 minutes.

Appeals must be in writing, signed by the athlete (or a responsible adult on behalf of the athlete) and submitted to the administration manager located in the administration area.  The protest must be accompanied by a deposit of $50.00 which may be forfeited should the protest be considered frivolous (World Athletics Rule 146).  Protest/appeal forms are available at administration area.

2020 Victorian Track & Field Championships (Weekend 1)

General Information


The 2020 Victorian Track & Field Championships will once again return to Lakeside Stadium in the first weekend of the two weekend format.

Date: Friday 28 February – Sunday 1 March, 2020

Close of Entries: Monday 17 February, 11:59am (Midday)

Location: Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park (Melway Ref: 57 H3) (Google Maps)

Entry to Lakeside: Access to Lakeside Stadium is via Gate 1.

Gate Fees: There will be no gate fee for this competition.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4500 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries or emails received after the closing date.

NOTE: A draft timetable has been published. Following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.

Please Note: Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events. Any athletes that enter and do not meet this criteria will be asked to become a member of their state association otherwise they will not be able to compete.

Enquiries

Any enquiries regarding the 2020 Victorian Track & Field Championships (Weekend 1) should be forwarded to summer@athsvic.org.au

Refunds

Event entries will be refunded in full, less a 10% administration fee (minimum $5) where;
– requests are received prior to the competition closing date and time
– requests received after the competition closing date and time must be accompanied by a current medical certificate before the first day of competition.

Requests are to be made via writing to summer@athsvic.org.au

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming events

2020 Victorian Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2) – Duncan Mackinnon

Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th of March 2020

2020 Victorian Masters Track & Field Championships – Bendigo

Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th of March 2020

Competition Rules

Competition: All events shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of World Athletics (Formerly IAAF) and Athletics Victoria.

Check-In:  Athletes must report to the athlete TIC AREA no later than 1 HOUR PRIOR to the start time of the first round of each event they have entered and sign in. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. If you are running late for any reason and wish to contact a member of the Athletics Victoria staff on the day please contact 0447 202 160.

Note: Pole Vault athletes are to check in 90 minutes prior to their event start time.

In the case of insufficient athletes reporting to the athlete tic area by the required time for the need to conduct heats or semi finals, then all athletes who reported will progress to the final which will be held at the scheduled FINAL TIME.

Uniforms: Athletes must wear the official registered uniform of their first claim Athletics Victoria club uniform with their current Athletics Victoria registration numbers firmly affixed so the entire number and sponsorship information can be easily read. (refer World Athletics Marketing and Advertising Regulations Rule 8). The victory ceremony is considered part of the competition. Athletes competing by invitation must compete in their club, state or national uniform.

Entry Numbers: Only one (1) entry is required for an event to be included on the program. However to provide competition, events may be combined with a similar event if available.

Clash of Events: If an athlete has a “clash of events”, they will need to fill out a “clash of events” form out which can be found in the call room. The athlete must notify the Call Room of this at the time of reporting in for the first of their scheduled events.

Scratching: Any athlete who competes in a round of an event in the championships and qualifies for a subsequent round then withdraws from that event, without a medical certificate, WILL NOT be permitted to compete in any other event during the Championship. For the avoidance of doubt, Weekend 1 and Weekends are considered the same Championship.

Footwear: At Lakeside, the part which projects from the sole or heel must not exceed 7mm for track events and 9mm for all field events. Pyramid and Christmas Tree spikes are permitted, needle or pin spikes are not permitted.

Private Implements: Only implements provided and previously tested by the technical officer may be used. Athletes wishing to use private implements must lodge them with the technical officer on duty AT LEAST 2 HOURS PRIOR to the scheduled starting time of the event. The implement will be retained until the completion of that event and will be available for all athletes in that event to use.

Starting Blocks: The use of starting blocks is compulsory for all open athletes competing in events up to and including 400m.

Call Room: All athletes are required to report to the CALL ROOM prior to any event in which they will compete (Heats,  Semi-Finals and Finals), dressed in their competition uniform and ready to compete.

Event Time (minutes prior) Event Time (minutes prior)
Pole Vault 70 minutes Hurdles & Steeplechase 20 minutes
High Jump & all throws 40 minutes All other track & relay events 15 minutes
Long Jump & Triple Jump 30 minutes

Please note that ONLY ATHLETES and approved OFFICIALS will be allowed in the Call Room.

In the Call Room athletes will be marshalled and their competition uniforms, bib number(s), hip numbers (if applicable), shoes and other equipment checked to ensure they comply with competition rules. Once athletes have checked-in at the Call Room, they are not permitted to leave the Call Room until they proceed to the start of the event, accompanied by a marshall. Athletes who do not proceed to the start of the event accompanied by a marshall will not be allowed to compete, unless they have received prior approval.

If an athlete is likely to have a clash of events, the athlete must notify the Call Room of this at the time of reporting in for the first of their scheduled events.

Field Attempts: Field Events will have 3 attempts, with the top 8 to then get 1 more attempts (Or 3 in U18, 20 and Open age groups). If the event is split into 2 pools due to large numbers the top 8 athletes between both pools will be eligible to get the next attempt(s). If the top 8 are in different pools they will complete the extra attempts in the same pool they have already been competing in.

Pole Vault & High Jump Start Heights:

Age Group High Jump Pole Vault
Open Men 1.70m 3.60m
Open Women 1.45m 2.50m

Leg Numbers: Athletes in events 800m or longer will be required to wear a leg number to assist the photo finish operator in identifying athletes. Leg numbers will be distributed at the start line during the marshalling period.

Finals numbers: Where possible, the number of finalists will be as follows:

100                         1–8 final only

200/400 metres       1–8 final only

Hurdles (100/110)   1–8 final only

Hurdles (400)           1–8 final only

800 metres                1–8 or 10 final only (See Progressions)

1500 metres**          1–15 final only

**The competition director may decide to conduct a straight final where there are less than 16 athletes registered in Round 1 of the 1500 metres. A final will be run with 15 athletes at Final Time

These numbers remain subject to changes made by the administration delegate

Progressions:

100m, 200m, 400m Events
No. of Heats Qualifiers

2

First 3 in each heat & the next 2 fastest go into final of 8

3

First 2 in each heat & the next 2 fastest go into final of 8

4

First 3 in each heat & next 4 fastest go into two semi-finals of 8

5

First 4 in each heat & next 4 fastest go into three semi-finals of 8

6

First 3 in each heat & next 6 fastest go into three semi-finals of 8

7

First 3 in each heat & next 3 fastest go into three semi-finals of 8
No. of Semis Qualifiers

2

First 3 in each semi & next 2 fastest go into final of 8

3

First 2 in each semi & next 2 fastest go into final of 8
800m events – 12 per heat
No. of Heats Qualifiers

2

First 3 in each heat & the next 2 fastest go into final of 8

3

First 2 in each heat & the next 2 fastest go into final of 8

4

First 2 in each heat & the next 2 fastest go into final of 10
1500m events – 15 per heat  
No. of Heats Qualifiers

2

First 4 in each heat & the next 4 fastest go into final of 15

3

First 3 in each heat & the next 3 fastest go into final of 15

4

First 2 in each heat & the next 4 fastest go into final of 15

Withdrawals: Any athlete who competes in any round of an event in a championship, and qualifies for a subsequent round, but withdraws without a signed medical certificate, will not be permitted to compete in any event conducted by Athletics Victoria for a period of 14 days from the date of the event in which the athlete failed to compete. The medical certificate does not have to be produced for the athlete to scratch from the event but must be produced within seven days or before the next event the athlete competes in (whichever is the sooner) to the Athletics Victoria office. If the medical certificate is produced during the championship it must be given to the Administration Delegate.

Medals: Presentations will be made as soon as possible after the event. All placegetters are asked to assist with this procedure by going with an official at the completion of the event to the ceremonial area. Each athlete must wear either their competition singlet or tracksuit top for the victory ceremony. Medallions will be presented to competitors placed first, second and third. Invitational medals will be given to any athletes who compete and place in the top 3 before current Athletics Victoria members.

Multi Class Athletes: All Para events will be conducted in Ambulant, Wheelchair & Secured categories. Each athlete’s performance will be compared for his or her classification and converted to a percentage to determine the finishing order in each event.

Protests: Any enquires regarding entries; check-in or reporting at the championships on the days of competition shall be made to the administration delegate or competition manager.

Any protest regarding the competition, shall in the first instance, be made orally to the referee by the athlete or by a person acting on his/her behalf, within 30 minutes of the official announcement of the result. The referee may decide on the protest or may refer the matter to the jury of appeal. If the referee makes a decision, the athlete may appeal to the jury within 30 minutes.

Appeals must be in writing, signed by the athlete (or a responsible adult on behalf of the athlete) and submitted to the administration manager located in the administration area.  The protest must be accompanied by a deposit of $50.00 which may be forfeited should the protest be considered frivolous (World Athletics Rule 146).  Protest/appeal forms are available at administration area.

2020 Victorian ‘Steigen’ Country Track & Field Championships

The 2020 Victorian ‘Steigen’ Country Track & Field Championships makes its way to Geelong over the Australia Day long weekend.  There are events offered in all age groups from U14 up to 60+, as well as club and individual awards presented across the three-day competition.

The Australia Day long weekend is a celebration of athletics and one where athletes can compete and enjoy in the festivities that the Victorian country region has to offer.

Please make sure you plan in advance as accommodation is at a premium around the Country Championship weekend and make sure your entry is on time before the closing date.

For these Championships, both Metro and interstate athletes are welcome to enter and compete but will do so as invitational athletes.

Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at the AV Country Championship event. Any athletes that enter and do not meet this criteria will be asked to become a member of their state association otherwise they may not be able to compete.

    

Date: Saturday 25th – Monday 27th January, 2020

Cost: $20 per event

Location: John Landy Athletics Field

Entries Close: 11:59am (Midday) Monday 13th January, 2020 – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526/8646 4512 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 will not be accepted.

Note: the featured timetable is a ‘DRAFT’ and for reference only.  Due to the complexity of scheduling track and field events, once entries close a revised ‘PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE’ will be published which will provide an up to date schedule of events and timings. The ‘Provisional Timetable’ should be used over and above the ‘Draft’ version.  Athletics Victoria will notify all entrants via email and social media of changes to the timetable before the event commences.  It is the responsibility of athletes, parents and coaches to check the timetable online 24 hours before competition, if you are unsure of the most up to date timetable, please do not hesitate to contact Athletics Victoria on 03 86464500.

Note: Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events.  Any athlete that enters, and does not meet this criteria, will be asked to become a member of their state association, otherwise they may not be able to compete.

Refunds

Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

 

Christmas & New Year – Closing Dates

From all of us at Athletics Victoria, we hope you have a wonderful festive season, and thank you for your support throughout 2019. This year has seen some big changes and we’re excited about what 2020 has in store!

Our office is closed from 1pm on Friday, the 20th of December, and will reopen on Monday the 6th of January, 2020 – see you in the new year!

AVSL – After Round 6 Recap

Premier

Essendon are proving to be a dominant force in the Premier League, managing to top the table and keep their PowerPlay intact. With one of the three Premier Playoff positions almost locked away, the big question is who will claim the other two? Diamond Valley, Geelong Guild and Western Athletics are all likely contenders after having used their PowerPlay, as are the smoky folk at Glenhuntly who are holding onto theirs.

After placing third in AVSL 1, Sandringham are in danger of relegation after finishing at the lower end of the table in three rounds since. A strong showing in the second half, and a well planned PowerPlay could see them leapfrog South Bendigo and even Chilwell to avoid a stint in Division 2.

Division 2

In what is shaping up to be the tightest league of them all, four different clubs have topped the results in each of the six rounds contested so far. With only five points separating the top three clubs, Nunawading, Mornington and Doncaster, this division could belong to anyone; including fifth placed Ringwood who are holding onto their PowerPlay.

Unless they can wrangle a few more athletes together, Mentone look to be headed to Division 3, and could be joined by any one of Frankston, Bendigo Harriers, or even Casey Cardinia, who have given themselves some respite after using their PowerPlay at their home venue in AVSL 6.

Division 3

No regional club has showed greater dominance in their league than the north-west based Ballarat Harriers. Having won five of the six AVSL meets contested so far, including AVSL 3 when they used their PowerPlay, the Harriers now have a 20-point buffer atop Division 3. If Collingwood can consolidate and continue their second placed showing from Round 6, they could challenge Yarra Ranges, and ultimately Ballarat for the title of Division 3 Champions.

Corio and St Kevins will need to rally their members in the second half of the series if they want to work their way past Bellarine and avoid automatic relegation.

Division 4

Consistency and a well timed PowerPlay has seen Ballarat YCW move to the peak of Division 4 after only topping the round results twice. As one of two clubs in the division to have invoked the PowerPlay, their greatest challenge comes from the now Geelong based Wyndham. Watch for third place in coming rounds. Currently held by Brunswick, the combined Waverly-Malvern could give them a shunt. Don’t write out Coburg just yet either.

Division 5

After conceding AVSL 1 to Williamstown, the club formerly known as Haileybury have come back with a vengeance to take line honours in every round since. Logging 64,667 points across all six rounds, Dandenong-Springvale look as though they will be moving to Division 4 in 2020/21 where they could be serious contenders. The real battle, however, comes a little further down the table where only one ladder point and 143 performance points separate Ivanhoe and Maccabi as they dual for the chance to move up a division. With every club’s PowerPlay still in action, Division 5 is certainly one to watch.

AVSL Nitro – Round 7

Track

60m

Athletes will start at the 60m start line. Heats are to be filled to lane capacity (varies due to venue and other events).

Please provide a 100m seed time when entering on the Members Portal.

600m

Athletes will start on the curve at the 3000m start line. No more than 12 per heat.

Please provide a 400m seed time when entering on the Members Portal.

Mile

Athletes will start at the Mile start line. No more than 15 athletes per heat.

Please provide a 1500m seed time when entering on the Members Portal.

2x2x400m Mixed Relay

Teams must be 1 male and 1 female. Teams that do not fulfil this combination will be made NON-SCORING

The event requires both members of the team to run two 400m legs of a relay. As with the mixed 4x400m, each team can choose to start with a male or female. The athletes then take it in turns to run their two legs of the relay

4x100m Mixed Relay

Teams must be 2 males and 2 females. Teams can run this in any order

Teams that do not fulfil this combination will be made NON-SCORING

Field

Two Throw Target Shot Put

Athletes will receive a maximum of two (2) throws.

Bonus Points: A strip 30cm wide, as illustrated below, will be created from the stop board. As illustrated by the black lines on the picture above. Athletes who got their BEST performance within the sector will receive an extra 30 points

Two Throw Target Javelin Put

Athletes will receive a maximum of two (2) throws.

Bonus Points: A strip 1m wide, as illustrated below, will be created from the foul line. As illustrated by the black lines on the picture above. Athletes who got their BEST performance within the sector will receive an extra 30 points

Four Attempt High Jump

Athletes will have a maximum of four (4) attempts.

Bonus Points: Athletes who clear all four (4) attempts will receive an extra 30 points.

Two Jump Accuracy Long Jump

Athletes will have a maximum of two (2) jumps.

Bonus Points: Each athlete is to nominate a distance when they check-in. Athletes are to write this down on the check-in sheet as noted below. This will be instead of signing your initials.

Athletes who do not nominate a distance at check-in WILL NOT be able to nominate at the event site.

Athletes that jump that distance or +/- 5cm on their BEST performance will receive an extra 30 points.

2020 Victorian Multi Event Championships

The 2020 Victorian Multi Event Championships will return to Bendigo this year!

Date: Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th January, 2020

Location: La Trobe University Bendigo Athletics Complex

Entries Close: 11:59am (Midday) Thursday 19th December, 2019 –No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526/8646 4512 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 will not be accepted.

NOTE: Please be aware that following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.

Please Note: Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events. Any athletes that enter and do not meet this criteria will be asked to become a member of their state association otherwise they may not be able to compete.

Refunds

Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

 

2019 Victorian Track Relay Championships

General Information

The Victorian Track Relay Championships will be held at Hagenauer Reserve in 2019.

The Victorian Track Relay Championships is a club based competition that offers relays from 4×100 to 4x1500m.

The Victorian Track Relay Championships are a fantastic opportunity for clubs to recruit club members by competing in a team based competition.

Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019

Location: Hagenauer Reserve, Barwon Street, Box Hill North 3129

Entries Close: 11:59am (Midday) Monday 18th November 2019 – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4512/8646 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 will not be accepted.

NOTE: Please be aware that following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.

Refunds

Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming events

Zatopek:10 – Lakeside Stadium

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Athletics Victoria Contact Information

For any other information or queries in regards to the 2019 Victorian Relay Championships please contact AV via competitions@athsvic.org.au.

More information to come soon. Stay tuned to the AV website.

Competition

Team Administration Forms

Competition Rules

Age Groups

Age groups are taken from the 31st of December 2019

Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth
Under 14 2006, 2007, 2008 Under 18 2002, 2003
Under 16 2004, 2005 Open 2001, 2000, etc.

 Please note: Overage athlete’s age group will be taken from the day of competition 23 November, 2019.

Eligibility of Teams

All athletes must be registered and approved AV members by 11:59am Wednesday 20th November, 2019 to be eligible to compete in this relays event.

Athletes can only compete in their gender specific teams. There is a mixed open 4x400m event, but no other events will mixed gender races or teams be allowed.

Competing athletes must represent their primary club. Where athletes have selected a secondary club (by purchasing an alternate first claim with membership) the athlete must represent their summer club. Athletes qualifying under this rule must wear the official registered uniform of their first claim summer club.

Athletes wishing to compete in different age groups must follow the below rules:

  • No athlete can compete in a lower age group than they are eligible for e.g. (U16 cannot run in an U14 event).
  • A junior athlete U14 – U18 may compete in their age group as well as the open age group e.g. (U16 can compete in the U16 4×100 and the Open 4×100).
  • A junior athlete U14 – U18 cannot compete in the same event in two junior age groups e.g. (U14 cannot compete in U14 4×100 and the U16 4×100).
  • A junior athlete can compete in two different junior age groups in two different events e.g. (U14 4×100 and an U16 4×400).

Masters Age Group Rules:

  • Age is taken from first day of competition – 23 November 2019.
  • Can only compete once in a particular type of relay eg 4x100m.
  • To form a team an athlete can move down to a younger age group but not up.
  • The age bracket of the team is determined by the youngest member of the team.
  • An athlete can compete in a different age bracket in a different type of relay.
  • All teams must wear their Club uniform and be a registered financial member of AV on the day of competition.
  • To set Masters Records all members of a team must be a VMA member.

Uniform & Bibs

All athletes competing at the 2019 Victorian Relay Championships must wear their current club uniform and current 2019/20 Athletics Victoria bib numbers. If you forget your bib please go to the administration area to receive a new one. All athletes must compete in AV bibs, if an athlete has registered as an AV Member but has not been assigned a Bib, when visiting the Administration Area AV staff will assign you a temporary Bib Number for the day.

Check in team forms

All 4x1500m team check in forms must be submitted by MIDDAY FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER. Any 4x1500m team not received prior to this time will be scratched from the event.

Teams may bring all other Relay Check-In Forms on the day. These must be handed into administration no later than 75 minutes prior to the first round of their event. Any team that does not check in by this time will be scratched from the event.

Substitution & Running Order forms

The composition of a team and the order of running for a relay shall be officially declared no later than one hour before the marshal time for each round of the competition (75 minutes prior to event start time).

If there is a substitution of athletes from your Relay Check-In Form, you must complete a Substitution Form.

If you are only changing the running order, this must be submitted on a Running Order Change Form.

Further alterations must be verified by a medical officer or first aid and may be made only until the marshal time for the particular heat in which the team is competing. The team shall compete as named and in the declared order. If a team does not follow this Rule, it shall be disqualified.

Call Room

A Call Room will be in place for the 4x100m relays (Heats and Finals). This will be located on the infield. All athletes must marshal at this point no later than 15mins prior to their event.

For all other relay events athletes must marshal at their changeover points no later than 15mins prior to their event.

Straight Finals

In the situation where enough scratching’s can cause events to no longer require heats, the final will be held at the final time. These announcements will be made following the closure of the check-in period to allow Team Managers time to substitute athletes if need be prior to the final.

PROGRESSIONS TO SEMI FINALS AND FINALS

4 x 100m and 4 x 400m

2 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 4 fastest into final
3 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 2 fastest into final
4 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 4 fastest into semi- final
5 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 6 fastest into semi-final
2 Semi Finals First 3 in each semi-final, next 2 fastest into final
3 Semi Finals First 2 in each semi-final, next 2 fastest into final

4 x 800m, 4 x 1500m & Medley Relay

2 Heats+ Timed Finals
Venue Information

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be in the player runway which is located halfway down home straight.

Toilet facilities

There are toilet facilities open around Hagenauer Reserve.

Car Parking

Limited Car parking is available off Barwon Street.

Looking after Lakeside Stadium

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Hagenauer Reserve.

  • 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. Please use bins provided.
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state.

2019 Victorian 5000m Championships

General Information

The Victorian 5000m Championships is highly popular event on the Athletics Victoria calendar and is often the breeding ground for some of Victoria’s strongest middle distance athletes.

Date: Thursday 14 November

Location: Hagenauer Reserve, 15 Barwon St, Box Hill North VIC 3129 (Google Maps)

Entries Close: 5:00pm Friday 8th November – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

Please Note: Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events. Any athletes that enter and do not meet this criteria will be asked to become a member of their state association otherwise they may not be able to compete.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526/8646 4512 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 will not be accepted.

NOTE: Please be aware that following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.

Athletics Victoria Contact Information

For any other information or queries in regards to the 2019 Victorian 5000m Championships please contact AV via competitions@athsvic.org.au.

Refunds

Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming events

Track Relays – Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

Zatopek:10 – Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill

Saturday 14th of December 2019

More information to come soon. Stay tuned to the AV website.

Competition

Timetable

Coming Soon

Check-in

Check in opens at 5pm. All athletes are required to check in 1 hour prior to their event to receive bib numbers (invitational athletes).

Athlete check-in will be located under the main grandstand. Please note if you do not check in by this time you will be scratched from your race.

Any invitational/interstate/international athletes will be required to collect their bib numbers when they check in.

If you believe you will be running late for your Check-In time, please call Athletics Victoria on the following number 0447 202 160.

Calls will not be accepted after your check-in time has closed.

Call Room

Please note there will be no Call Room for this event – all athletes are required to marshal at the start line 15mins prior to the start of their race to receive their hip number.

Lap Scorers

All athletes are required to provide their own lap scorer for this event. Lap scorers can be a friend, parent, partner or fellow athlete not competing in the same race.

Uniform

All athletes competing at the 2019 Victorian 5000m Championships must compete in correct club uniform with their current official bib number. For those athletes who are competing as invitational athletes from interstate/international clubs please wear your club uniform and Athletics Victoria will provide you with a bib number.

Spikes

At Hagenauer Reserve spikes must not exceed 7mm for track events. Conical, Pyramid and Christmas tree (compression tier) spikes are permitted. Needle or pin spikes are not permitted.

Venue Information

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the event.

Toilet facilities

There are toilet facilities open at Hagenauer Reserve.

Car Parking

Car parking is available around Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill.

Looking after Hagenauer Reserve

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Hagenauer Reserve.

  • 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. Please use bins provided.
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state.

AVSL – After Round 3 Recap

Premier

Essendon continue to lead the charge with a huge 131,158 points scored up to round 3 and 10 ladder points sending them 7 points clear in the Premier League. Essendon have started off strong with 10 points across all three rounds and already setting the scoring benchmark for other clubs.

The big news comes out of the Western A’s camp with a huge shift in league position. 8th after round 1, Western A’s have stormed up the table into 5th and now in a great position to battle for Playoffs.

Division 2

Division 2 is proving to be a real ding dong battle between five clubs. Only six points separate from 1st to 5th. A slow start from Doncaster has seen them move from 4th place into the top spot with Mornington Peninsula falling from 2nd down to 4th.

In the battle for Div 2 survival Bendigo Harriers continue to improve on their first-round performance and are now in relegation playoff position. They will be looking to maximise points in round 4 to capitalise on Frankston’s poor showing in round 3.

This division is shaping up nicely and with all clubs yet to play their powerplay, this could be an interesting race to Christmas to see who puts themselves into contention for Premier league qualification.

Division 3

The big mover in Division 3 this week comes from Collingwood however to most people’s surprise, they are on the slide down the table! The Harriers have fallen out of promotion contention dropping to 4th position on the table. Rumours are circulating out of the Melbourne Uni camp that they are lining up a big few rounds to move up the ladder and push Collingwood even further down.

Ballarat Harriers strategically lined this round up as their big opportunity to play their powerplay and capitalise on double points. They succeeded and now lead the way in Division 3 with a whopping 40 points. Will Ballarat continue to score maximum points, or will the others catch up. We are all watching to see what happens next!

Division 4

An interesting move in round 1 saw Brunswick play their powerplay early. Unfortunately for them it did not pay off, only scoring 14 points rather than the 20 anticipated.

Knock Knock……..Who’s there!??…… Its Wyndham with their bright new orange uniform and they are on the charge. Only two points separate 1st and 2nd and looking at the performances, Brunswick will need a big showing on Relays round to stem off the challenge from old yellow zone foes Wyndham.

Division 5

The early signs show that this year we will see a round by round battle between Dandenong-Springvale and Williamstown. Already after three rounds the lead has changed hands with Dandenong-Springvale now sitting top by 1 point.

Ivanhoe moved up the ladder overtaking South Melbourne in round 3, they will now start eyeing off the promotion playoff position that Maccabi currently hold.