XCR’19 Round 3 – Bundoora Park

Event Information

This bumper day of cross country racing incorporates the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships and also serves as the selection trial for the Australian Cross Country Championships. Both the men and women races cover 10km of the gruelling slopes of Bundoora Park, while juniors race over 3km, 4km, 6km or 8km.

All race result queries must be made within 72 hours of the results first being published. All queries must be sent to xcr@athsvic.org.au. Any queries sent in after this time will not be accepted.

What: XCR’19 Rd 3 – Bundoora Park (Incorporating 2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships)

Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Location: Bundoora Park, North off Plenty Rd, (veer right after entering the park) (Melway Ref 19 F4) (Google Maps)

Note:  Under 20 athletes who currently attend school and wish to compete at Bundoora can enter the 2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships event individually via the event page.

Bundoora Park is not offered as part of the Junior XCR/Max Package in 2019. U20 athletes must enter either XCR’19 Round 3 or the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships individually to compete.

There are no events for U14, U16 and U18 athletes for XCR’19 Round 3, all junior athletes attending school should enter the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships.

Competition Rules

Course Configuration: Ten separate races will be conducted on Saturday. The respective start times are:

Time Age Group Race Distance/Laps
10:00am Girls U14* & Para Girls U16 & U20 3km/1x1km, 1x2km course
10:20am Boys U14* & Para Boys U16 & U20 3km/1x1km, 1x2km course
10:40am Girls U15 & U16* 4km/2x2km course
11:05am Boys U15 & U16* 4km/2x2km course
11:20am Girls U17 & U18* 4km/2x2km course
11:45am Boys U17 & U18* 6km/1x2km, 1x4km course
12:20pm Women U20** 6km/1x2km, 1x4km course
12:55pm Men U20** 8km/2x4km course
1:35pm Women Open & Masters 10km/1x2km, 2x4km course
2:35pm Men Open & Masters 10 km/1x2km, 2x4km course

*Events are 2019 Victorian All School Championship events, not Athletics Victoria club events.

** U20 race will have 2 championships both school and Athletics Victoria XCR Round 3 run at the same time.

Race results: In order to facilitate the prompt publication of the finalised results, team scores and ladders, all results queries must be submitted to Athletics Victoria’s via email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) within 72 hours of the first set of published results. All queries submitted after this time will not be included in the final event results.

Timing Bibs:

Athletes will have their 2019/20 AV bib numbers available for collection at St Anne’s.

The timing tag will be attached to one of the bibs (this is to be worn on the front). Athletes do not need to wear their timing chip from previous seasons for individual races anymore.

Please Note: This is your bib number for the entire XCR’19 season, please do not throw out your number with the timing tag attached to it. If athletes lose or damage their bib numbers there will be a charge associated with reissuing new numbers. All athletes MUST wear their current AV bibs, front and back (timing bib on the front and cloth number on the back), at all individual rounds of XCR’19. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the administration area to purchase a replacement set no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the administration tent on the day of the event.

REMEMBER NO BIBS = NO TIME

Events: All events will start at the time listed above, please arrive early as the start will not be held for athletes who are running late.

In the Open Men & Women’s races the Premier Division team athletes (6 men & 5 women) from the 10 clubs in each gender will be eligible for a priority start in their respective races. Athletes are asked to make their way to the front of the pack before the race. Please speak to the officials on the day if athletes are unsure about this process.

If an athlete fails to make their event start time, please go to the AV Administration tent to seek advice on joining another race as an invitational athlete for no points. The competition director is the only person who can approve an athlete changing races on the day of the event.

Event warm-up is not to be conducted in front of the start line. Athletes are not allowed to front filter into this area, they MUST approach the start from behind the line. Any athletes caught front filtering may be asked to move to the back of the pack by officials.

The 2019 Victorian All Schools championships will be held in conjunction with this round of XCR. All athletes competing in the U14 – U18 age groups will compete for their school, please note these athletes MUST have registered to compete in this event prior to the June 3 entry closing deadline (XCR Packages do not cover this event for these age groups). Under 20 athletes will compete for both their school and club if both of these apply to those who have entered. Medals for this age group will be awarded to the first three Athletics Victoria members in the XCR’19 Rd 3 event and the first three placegetters in the 2019 Victorian All Schools event also.

Entry Information: Athletes must register via the Athletics Victoria website.

For an athlete to be eligible to score team points they must be registered with Athletics Victoria and approved by their club with one of the following packages purchased no later than 11:59am Wednesday 12 June:

  • 2019 Max Package (Bundoora is not included for Junior members)
  • XCR’19 Package (Bundoora is not included for Junior members)
  • Individual Event Entry

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 12 June cut off time, otherwise athletes will compete via invitation.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at xcr@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 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.

Club tents: Clubs are encouraged to bring club tents to Bundoora Park. The area for club tents is adjacent to the finish and start line, please look for signage.

Non-finishing athletes: Any athlete who cannot complete the course for any reason and pulls outs before crossing the finishing line MUST report to the competition director or an official at the finish line. This is to ensure all athletes are accounted for on the course before event pack up begins.

Timetable
Time Age Group Race Distance/Laps
10:00am Girls U14* & Para Girls U16* & U20* 3km/1x1km, 1x2km course
10:20am Boys U14* & Para Boys U16* & U20* 3km/1x1km, 1x2km course
10:40am Girls U15 & U16* 4km/2x2km course
11:05am Boys U15 & U16* 4km/2x2km course
11:20am Girls U17 & U18* 4km/2x2km course
11:45am Boys U17 & U18* 6km/1x2km, 1x4km course
12:20pm Women U20** 6km/1x2km, 1x4km course
12:55pm Men U20** 8km/2x4km course
1:35pm Women Open & Masters 10km/1x2km, 2x4km course
2:35pm Men Open & Masters 10 km/1x2km, 2x4km course

Presentations will be made as soon as possible after each event.

*Events are 2019 Victorian All School Championship events, not Athletics Victoria club events.

** U20 race will have 2 championships both school and Athletics Victoria XCR Round 3 run at the same time.

Team Managers

Please contact Andrea Hallett (andrea@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 11 June. All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials the commencement of their scheduled session start time.

Clubs failing to provide the required number of club helpers will have ALL of their teams disqualified.

Course Map

Victorian Team Selection

Victorian Team Selection:

2019 AUSTRALIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Kembla Grange, Wollongong, New South Wales – 24th August, 2019

For all pre-departure team enquiries, please contact Sean Whipp at Athletics Victoria on (03) 8646 4500 or via email sean@athsvic.org.au

Selection Criteria

POLICY OF SELECTION

There will be an Athletics Victoria Selection Committee established to carry out the selection of the Victorian Cross Country team

The selection committee will operate under the selection policy listed, making amendments where deemed necessary to maintain the best interests of Athletics Victoria and to remain in line with any changes drafted by Athletics Australia.

The AV Selection Committee and Athletics Victoria will have final say over selection, appeals will be directed through State Teams manager Sean Whipp: sean@athsvic.org.au

Selection Criteria

  1. Representative age group teams for the Australian Cross Country Championships are under 14, under 16, under 18 and under 20 (as at 31 December 2019) for boys and girls, with 16 male & female athletes selected per gender, per age group.
  2. The Victorian Cross Country Championships on June 15th (Bundoora Park) will be the selection trial for this team, athletes who do not compete at this event will not be considered for selection, unless qualifying criteria detailed in point 5 are met.
  3. It is necessary to submit the nomination form, completed on the laptops available at the Athletics Victoria tent located near the finishing line, to be considered for selection. Athletes will only be considered for the AV team if they have completed the nomination form. In the unusual case that an age group has insufficient nominations to fill an age group bracket of 16 athletes, the next best placed athlete will be contacted.
  4. Thirty-two athletes will be selected for each age group, 16 male, 16 female. Selection is determined by athlete finishing order, thus if the first 16 athletes to cross the line in a race select to represent AV, those 16 individuals will be selected if appropriate selection documentation is completed.
  5. Athletes who are unable to compete at the trial due to illness or national representation will need to provide a written application with supporting documentation to be considered. The athlete will also need to have competed in a minimum of one AV XCR19 event to be considered for selection.
  6. All selections will be confirmed via email/AV website on Thursday, June 20th
  7. Emergencies will be named and offered places in the team if/when any selections are declined.

U20 Athletes

Eligibility – To be eligible for a position in the team in the U20 category, an athlete must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Complete a nomination form on the day, at the Athletics Victoria tent
  • If you are no longer at school, to be able to compete at the National Championships you must become an Athletics Victoria member prior to the National Championships

Para-Athlete Selection Guidelines

The selection trial will be held over 3km, the same distance run at the national championship level.

Results will be scored with the MDS Cross Country scoring table provided by Athletics Australia, in conjunction with Sport Inclusion Australia.

In total, 6 athletes per age group will be selected for both Boys and Girls teams in Under 16 & Under 20 age groups.

Selection Event

Athletics Victoria: All Schools Cross Country Championships – June 16th

Open Para athletes are encouraged to apply for selection via email, please contact sean@athsvic.org.au with 3000m personal best, relevant race times listed and your Athletics Victoria Club membership.

Team Travel

The Australian Cross Country Championships is an individual travel event, as Athletics Victoria will not be supplying team accommodation or travel options. Therefore, athletes are required to organise their own transportation and accommodation.

General

Food Vendor

Mocha Monkey will be on site selling coffee, tea, cakes and snacks.

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be situated at the start/finish line and also out on the course. If anyone needs first aid please ask an official/club helper to radio through and first aid will be out to help.

Toilet facilities

A number of toilet blocks are located close to the finish area. It is the responsibility of clubs and athletes to ensure all toilet facilities are left in a respectable state.

Looking after Bundoora Park

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Bundoora Park. Clubs are asked to remind their members of the following:

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

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming XCR’19 events

XCR’19 Rd 4 – Anglesea Road Relays

  • Date: Saturday 22 June, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Monday 17 June, 2019

XCR’19 Rd 5 – Sandown Road Relays

  • Date: Sunday 6 July, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Monday 1 July, 2019

2019 Victorian All Schools CC Champs

Event Information

The 2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships is the selection trial to represent Victoria at the 2019 Australian Cross Country Championships. This event provides students the opportunity to take on the best Victoria has to offer and claim the honour of being a Victorian Cross Country Champion.


What: 2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships

Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019

Location: Bundoora Park, North off Plenty Rd, (veer right after entering the park) (Melway Ref 19 F4) (Google Maps)

Entries Close: ENTRIES EXTENDED 5pm Tuesday 4 June, 2019 11:59am (midday) Monday 3 June, 2019 

Note:  Under 20 athletes who no longer attend school and wish to compete at Bundoora will need to enter the XCR’19 Rd 3 event individually via the event page. Bundoora Park is not offered as part of the XCR Package in 2019.

Competition Rules

Please ensure you check that the entry for yourself, or for your school, is correct. Changes regarding athlete age group or school can be made up until Monday the 10th of June. No changes after this date will be accepted. If you require any changes please contact the AV Office via 8646 4500 or xcr@athsvic.org.au prior to Monday the 10th of June.

Age Groups:

Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth
Under 14 2006, 2007, 2008 Under 16 2004 Under 18 2002
Under 15 2005 Under 17 2003 Under 20 2000, 2001

Competition Uniform:

Athletes competing in the All Schools Competition must wear their school athletic uniform. If your school does not have a uniform a white t-shirt/singlet/crop top and plain black/blue shorts/pants should be worn.

Timing Bibs:

Athletes will be issued a set of bibs, with timing chips attached to one bib, to wear on the event day. These can be picked up at the administration area prior to the race start.

The bib with the timing chips MUST be worn on the student’s front, with their other allocated bib on their back. If the timing bib is worn on the back the student may not receive a time. Any Athletics Victoria members who already have AV bibs DO NOT need to wear these bibs, a temporary one for this event will be assigned to you.

Bibs will be colour coded for different age groups and must be worn front and back during the race.

NO BIBS = NO TIME AND NO POINTS

A reminder that the transfer of bib numbers to unregistered athletes is a serious breach of competition rules, with significant penalties resulting for all athletes and teams found to be involved. Such action jeopardises Athletics Victoria’s personal accident insurance policy, and the cover extended to all registered athletes.

Medals:

Medals will be presented to the top 3 athletes in each age group.

Multi Class athletes will compete against their gender and age group. Medals will be awarded when three (3) or more competitors are entered into an age group, including multi class athletes.

Please note: If three (3) or more multi class athletes are entered into one age group, medals will not be awarded based on classification.

Team medals will be presented to the top three teams in each age group. This will be done shortly after the event, once results are finalised. A team consists of four members in a school, the sum of the finish place positions gives the points score for each age group. The team with the lowest points score will be considered the winner.

Course map:

Racing will be contested over three, four, six and eight kilometre events.

Race results:

In order to facilitate the prompt publication of the finalised results, team scores and ladders, all results queries must be submitted to Athletics Victoria’s Competition department via email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) within 72 hours of the first set of published results. All queries submitted after this time will not be included in the final event results.

Victorian Team Selection

Victorian Team Selection:

2019 AUSTRALIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS – Kembla Grange, Wollongong, New South Wales – 24th August, 2019

For all pre-departure team enquiries, please contact Sean Whipp at Athletics Victoria on (03) 8646 4500 or via email sean@athsvic.org.au

Selection Criteria

POLICY OF SELECTION

There will be an Athletics Victoria Selection Committee established to carry out the selection of the Victorian Cross Country team

The selection committee will operate under the selection policy listed, making amendments where deemed necessary to maintain the best interests of Athletics Victoria and to remain in line with any changes drafted by Athletics Australia.

The AV Selection Committee and Athletics Victoria will have final say over selection, appeals will be directed through State Teams manager Sean Whipp: sean@athsvic.org.au

Selection Criteria

  1. Representative age group teams for the Australian Cross Country Championships are under 14, under 16, under 18 and under 20 (as at 31 December 2019) for boys and girls, with 16 male & female athletes selected per gender, per age group.
  2. The Victorian Cross Country Championships on June 15th (Bundoora Park) will be the selection trial for this team, athletes who do not compete at this event will not be considered for selection, unless qualifying criteria detailed in point 5 are met.
  3. It is necessary to submit the nomination form, completed on the laptops available at the Athletics Victoria tent located near the finishing line, to be considered for selection. Athletes will only be considered for the AV team if they have completed the nomination form. In the unusual case that an age group has insufficient nominations to fill an age group bracket of 16 athletes, the next best placed athlete will be contacted.
  4. Thirty-two athletes will be selected for each age group, 16 male, 16 female. Selection is determined by athlete finishing order, thus if the first 16 athletes to cross the line in a race select to represent AV, those 16 individuals will be selected if appropriate selection documentation is completed.
  5. Athletes who are unable to compete at the trial due to illness, national representation or otherwise, will need to provide a written application with supporting documentation to be considered. The athlete will also need to have competed in a minimum of one AV XCR19 event to be considered for selection.
  6. All selections will be confirmed via email/AV website on Thursday, June 20th
  7. Emergencies will be named and offered places in the team if/when any selections are declined.

U20 Athletes

Eligibility – To be eligible for a position in the team in the U20 category, an athlete must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Complete a nomination form on the day, at the Athletics Victoria tent
  • If you are no longer at school, to be able to compete at the National Championships you must become an Athletics Victoria member prior to the National Championships

Para-Athlete Selection Guidelines

The selection trial will be held over 3km, the same distance run at the national championship level.

Results will be scored with the MDS Cross Country scoring table provided by Athletics Australia, in conjunction with Sport Inclusion Australia.

In total, 6 athletes per age group will be selected for both Boys and Girls teams in Under 16 & Under 20 age groups.

Selection Event

Athletics Victoria: All Schools Cross Country Championships – June 16th

Open Para athletes are encouraged to apply for selection via email, please contact sean@athsvic.org.au with 3000m personal best, relevant race times listed and your Athletics Victoria Club membership.

Timetable
Races Time Age Group Distance Course Laps
1 10:00am Girls Under 14 3km 1 x 1km, 1 x 2km
Girls Para U16 & U20
2 10:20am Boys Under 14 3km 1 x 1km, 1 x 2km
Boys Para U16 & U20
3 10:40am Girls Under 15 4km 2 x 2km
Girls Under 16
4 11:00am Boys Under 15 4km 2 x 2km
Boys Under 16
5 11:20am Girls Under 17 4km 2 x 2km
Girls Under 18
6 11:45am Boys Under 17 6km 1 x 2km, 1 x 4km
Boys Under 18
7 12:20pm Women Under 20 6km 1 x 2km, 1 x 4km
8 12:55pm Men Under 20 8km 2 x 4km

Please make sure you arrive early in order to collect your bibs. We will not be holding the start of a race for late athletes.

Team Managers

Duty clubs:

Please contact Craig Morrow (craig@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 11 June.

All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials the commencement of their scheduled session start time.

Clubs failing to provide the required number of club helpers will have ALL of their teams disqualified.

Course Map

General

Car parking:

Public car parking will be available within Bundoora Park. Please observe signage and any relevant parking restrictions.

School tents:

Schools are encouraged to bring tents to Bundoora. The area for club tents will be marked out please look for these areas on the day of competition.

Toilet facilities:

Toilet facilities are available in Bundoora Park, nearby the start/finish area.

Looking after Bundoora:

We are very grateful to Parks Victoria for the opportunity to compete at Bundoora. Schools are asked to remind their members of the following:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

Happy 100th Birthday – Amy Burow

Join us in wishing Amy Burow, Life Member of Athletics Victoria, a happy one hundredth birthday.

 

Mrs Burow has been involved with athletics since she joined the newly formed Victorian Women’s Amateur Athletic Association (VWAAA) at Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club in 1934 at 15 years of age. She has maintained a strong connection in the Australian athletics movement over the past 85 years.

 

It was clear that at an early age Mrs Burow showed great commitment to supporting women’s athletics and to volunteering more generally.  Just short of her 17th birthday Mrs Burow was elected the Treasurer of the athletic club and in 1942 was appointed State Treasurer of VWAAA.  Both of these roles she served concurrently until taking some leave from the committees to support her husband and start a family.  Between 1942 and 1956 she maintained her active connection with the Eastern Suburbs club in less formal ways.

 

In 1956 Mrs Burow returned to be an extremely active and supportive role model in women’s athletics.  A connection she has continued without interruption since.

 

Between 1956 and the amalgamation of the men’s and women’s competition as Athletics Victoria in 1982 Mrs Burow was:

  • Official, Judge, and Referee for VWAAA;
  • Organizer and Referee for VWAAA State Championships;
  • Elected Club Representative to State Executive Committee; and
  • Elected member of State Board of VWAAA.

 

Between 1964 and 1982 Mrs Burow was the Vice President of VWAAA.  In this role Mrs Burow oversaw great changes in the management, structure and funding of athletics in Australia.  The amalgamation provided a great number of challenges and it was only through strong and dedicated leadership demonstrated by Mrs Burow that the a large number of these issues were able to be addressed and that the large number of volunteers remained engaged and continued to provide their support to athletics.

 

In 1971 Mrs Burow was appointed the Competition Manager of the brand new sports facility at the Doncaster East Athletic Track.  Mrs Burow continued to manage all VWAAA competitions at this venue through in to 1983.  Concurrent with these other commitments Mrs Burow was the Convener of Athletics Officials for VWAAA between 1976 and 1982 and managed the transition of all events and officials in to the new structure of Athletics Victoria in 1982/83.

 

Mrs Burow has been appointed as a Life Member Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club, a Life Member Victorian Women’s Amateur Athletic Association and a Life Member Athletics Australia.  She has also received the Merit Award and Platinum Service Award from Athletics Australia.

 

Even today, Mrs Burow remains a strong supporter and advocate for female athletes through her Directorship on the Maisie McQuiston Foundation as well as for young athletes as Treasurer of the Torch Club.  Both of these philanthropic organisations were co-founded 37 years ago by Mrs Burow and are active in providing financial support for these targeted groups.

 

Mrs Burow is a very respected role model and well-loved member of the local community.  She is a Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother and is affectionately known as ‘Ma’ to all who come in contact with her.

 

We thank Mrs Burow for her contribution to athletics and wish her all the best as she celebrates another remarkable milestone.

 

Summary of Service

  • 2019 is the 85th anniversary of commencement with athletics
  • Joined Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club in 1934
  • Committee member, Treasurer and Vice President of VWAAA
  • Official, Judge, Referee as well as Convener of Athletics Officials
  • Co-founder of Torch Club to support junior athletes
  • Co-founder of Maisie McQuiston Foundation to support female athletes
  • Treasurer of Torch Club, held position for 37 years
  • Director of Maisie McQuiston Foundation, held position for 37 years

Service to Athletics

  • 1934 joined Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club, remained member until club amalgamation in 1979
  • 1934 – 1945 state grade athlete (sprinter) for Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club
  • 1936 – 1945 elected to Committee of Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club
  • 1936 – 1945 elected as Treasurer of Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club
  • 1942 – 1945 appointed State Treasurer of Victorian Women’s Amateur Athletic Association (VWAAA)
  • 1945 – 1956 continued connection with Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club while starting family and supporting husband suffering from war illnesses
  • 1956 – 1983 Official, Judge, and Referee for VWAAA
  • 1956 – 1983 Organizer and Referee for VWAAA State Championships
  • 1956 – 1983 Elected Club Representative to State Executive Committee
  • 1956 – 1983 Elected member of State Board of VWAAA
  • 1964 – 1982 Elected Vice President of VWAAA
  • 1971 – 1983 Manager of VWAAA competition at Doncaster East Athletic Track
  • 1976 – 1982 Convener of Athletics Officials VWAAA
    (1982 Finalisation of amalgamation of men’s and women’s competitions)
  • 1982-1983 Convener of Athletics Officials, Athletics Victoria 
  • 1982 – 1983 Director on Inaugural VAAA/Athletics Victoria Board
  • 1982 Co-founder of Torch Club to support junior athletes
  • since 1982 Inaugural Treasurer of Torch Club
  • 1982 Co-founder of Maisie McQuiston Foundation to support female athletes
    since 1982 Inaugural Director of Maisie McQuiston Foundation

Summary of Awards

  • Life Member Eastern Suburbs Women’s Amateur Athletic Club
  • Life Member Victorian Women’s Amateur Athletic Association
  • Life Member Athletics Australia
  • Merit Award Athletics Australia
  • Platinum Service Award Athletics Australia
  • News Limited Services to Sport Award 2009

2019 Victorian Officials Awards

The Victorian Officials Awards function was celebrated on Sunday 5 May in the Cathy Freeman room at Lakeside and this year our theme was “An Un Birthday party”.

 

 

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

30 years – Ian Fisher & Jill Wallis

35 years – Don Blyth

40 years – Ronda Jenkins & Pam Noden

45 years – Brendan Ferrari

 

 

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: David Armstrong

Blue Zone: Brenton Hall

Yellow Zone: Neil Lawson

White Zone: Michael Brazel

Ballarat Region: Alastair Dowie

Bendigo Region: Sam Graham

Geelong Region: Alison Reed

Western Country Region: Julie Bicknell

Southern Metro Region: Jason Whittle

Northern Metro Region: Jamie Gray

Western Metro Region: Rob DeWit

Gippsland Country Region: Ben Cruikshank

Eastern Metro Region: Graeme Scott

 

 

The highlight of the day was the major awards of Official of the Year and Rising Star award.

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 recognising this.

The Official of the Year was awarded to Sarah Davis

 

 

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 David Hansford

 

 

Congratulations to all our award winners, very truly deserved.

New Coaching Course

We’ve got a brand new course to offer our members.

May 5 and May 12 (Full days)

The Level 3 Junior Performance Coaching Course Day 1 & 2 replaces the Level 2 Advanced level of coaching accreditation and is a great way to increase your coaching knowledge. 

Eligibility: Coaches who are currently financial with Athletics Australia & have held Level 2 Club Coach Accreditation for a minimum of 6 months.

 

 

Pre-Course Work for Day 1

o   All coaches must hold & submit current Certificates of Completion in the following Sports Australia online courses (Exemption: coaches who hold current registration with their state institute of teaching):

  • Play by the Rules – Child Protection
  • Play by the Rules – Harassment & Discrimination

o   Pre-course online modules to be completed by all coaches:

  • Planning
  • Physiology

 

4-day face to face course

o   Day 1 – Coach Leadership (All coaches to attend) to be held at the Australian Sailing, Lake View Room, (on top of the Boat Shed Café, Albert Park).

  • Reflection on “My Coaching Philosophy”
  • Reflection on “My Coaching Performance”
  • Identification of current Coaching Knowledge and Coaching Skills
  • Reflection on “Improving My Coaching Performance”
  • Creating a SMART Goal to focus on improving coaching performance
  • Reflection on “Understanding My Squad”
  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Personality Perspectives – reflection on “Who I Am”
  • General Planning.

o   Day 2 – Strength and Conditioning (All coaches to attend. Exemption: coach currently holds Level 1 or above Australian Strength & Conditioning Association accreditation)

  • Land based and pool-based general strength and conditioning at MSAC and Cathy Freeman Room, Athletics House, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park

 

Post Course Work (Days 1 & 2)

o   Post course online modules to be completed by all coaches:

  • Anatomy & Biomechanics
  • Coaching Process
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Safety
  • ASADA Level 1 Certificate
  • ASADA Coaches Course.

o   Days 3 & 4 – Theory and Practical Event Group Specific (Sprints, Relays & Hurdles/Jumps/Throws/Middle & Long Distance/Race Walking)

  • To be eligible for days 3 and 4, coach must have attended days 1 and 2 or attended day 1 & received exemption for Day 2

 

Pricing Structure

o   Day 1                                     $165

o   Day 2                                     $165

o   Days 3 & 4                              $330

Eligibility: Coaches who are currently financial with Athletics Australia & have held Level 2 Club Coach Accreditation for a minimum of 6 months

 

Pre-Course Work for Day 1

o   All coaches must hold & submit current Certificates of Completion in the following Sports Australia online courses (Exemption: coaches who hold current registration with their state institute of teaching):

  • Play by the Rules – Child Protection
  • Play by the Rules – Harassment & Discrimination

o   Pre-course online modules to be completed by all coaches:

  • Planning
  • Physiology

 

4-day face to face course

o   Day 1 – Coach Leadership (All coaches to attend)

  • Reflection on “My Coaching Philosophy”
  • Reflection on “My Coaching Performance”
  • Identification of current Coaching Knowledge and Coaching Skills
  • Reflection on “Improving My Coaching Performance”
  • Creating a SMART Goal to focus on improving coaching performance
  • Reflection on “Understanding My Squad”
  • Inclusive Coaching
  • Personality Perspectives – reflection on “Who I Am”
  • General Planning.

o   Day 2 – Strength and Conditioning (All coaches to attend. Exemption: coach currently holds Level 1 or above Australian Strength & Conditioning Association accreditation)

  • Land based and pool-based general strength and conditioning.

 

Post Course Work (Days 1 & 2)

o   Post course online modules to be completed by all coaches:

  • Anatomy & Biomechanics
  • Coaching Process
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Safety
  • ASADA Level 1 Certificate
  • ASADA Coaches Course.

o   Days 3 & 4 – Theory and Practical Event Group Specific (Sprints, Relays & Hurdles/Jumps/Throws/Middle & Long Distance/Race Walking)

  • To be eligible for days 3 and 4, coach must have attended days 1 and 2 or attended day 1 & received exemption for Day 2

 

Pricing Structure

o   Day 1                                     $165

o   Day 2                                     $165

o   Days 3 & 4                              $330

 

2019 Victorian Masters – Full Results

The Victorian Masters Track & Field Championships will again take place at Tom Kelly Athletics Track in Doncaster in 2019. Athletes will compete in five year age groups (30- 34, 35-39, 40-44 etc) across the weekend.

Date: Saturday 23rd March & Sunday 24th March

Location: Tom Kelly Athletic Track, Doncaster (Melway Ref: 33 J11) (Google Maps)

Entries Close: 11:59am Tuesday 12th March – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

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.

Provisional Timetable (As of 13/03/19): Click Here

Competition Rules: Click Here

Start List (As of 18/03/19): Click Here

Office closure due to Melbourne F1 Grand Prix

Due to road closures and restricted entry to Albert Park as a result of the upcoming Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix, Athletics Victoria’s office will be unattended from Tuesday 12th March until Tuesday 19th March, 2019.

During this time, AV staff will be working remotely and will be contactable in the first instance via email. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch should you need to.

A list of staff and email addresses can be found here.

Coles Victorian Track and Field Championships – RESULTS

Results from the Coles Victorian Track and Field Championships are available here!

Weekend 1 Results

Weekend 2 Results

 

Vale Vern Curnow

Vale Vern Curnow.

Sadly Vern passed away on Monday and he will be greatly missed by the Athletic Community, especially Gippsland Athletics.

An incredible life.

Verran William Curnow joined athletics and the Victorian Amateur Athletic Association in the latter half of the 1960’s.

Vern was a school teacher by profession and as such travelled around Victoria through his work commitments. This saw him attached to four athletic clubs during his career. Most notably, Vern is recognised mostly for his work in the Latrobe Valley.

His original club was South Bendigo, followed by a short stint at South Melbourne in the early 1970’s. Then the athletics journey began when Vern moved down to the Latrobe Valley and joined Morwell Athletic Club, which in the 2000’s amalgamated into the Gippsland Athletic Club, much to the chagrin of some. Vern also competed for the Victorian Masters.

Vern covered the four areas of the sport of athletics during his career: athlete, coach, official and administrator.

Among his most memorable competing moments, was in the green and gold in the Oceania Games at Canberra (1984) and the World Masters Games at Melbourne (1987). He delighted in the realisation, when Athletics Victoria (AV) finally introduced veteran’s competition to the Victorian Country Championships (VCAC) in additional age groups. Vern had won the men’s 50+ invitation long jump event in 1996 at Bendigo, four years before they became official events.

His coaching became a valued and pleasant avenue to his own competitive career and the extension of coaching into the Central Gippsland Secondary Schools Sports Association, GippSport and the Gippsland Sports Academy allowed Vern to further the aspirations of many athletes.

As a technical official, Vern’s three most cherished appointments were to the Sydney Olympic Games (2000), the Sydney Paralympic Games (2000) and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games (2006).

Whilst these were highlights, Vern was just as much at home officiating during interclub in Gippsland or in Melbourne at Olympic Park or Lakeside or one of the suburban venues when the call came. Vern also officiated at many State and National Championships over the years.

Vern was for very many years synonymous with the Victorian Country Championships and when hosted by the Latrobe/Gippsland Regional Centre, Vern was at the fore with the skills to organise the administration of the entire event, in addition to officiating during the weekend’s events in his now familiar role within the start line crew. Appointments to the starting panel and as Start Line Co-ordinator remained as special moments in Vern’s career.

As an administrator, Vern was the consummate organiser. His administrative talents went as far back as 1969-70 when he was President at South Bendigo. He was quite often Secretary to his club and was the long serving Secretary to the Latrobe Valley (then Gippsland) Regional Centre, after an initial stint as it’s Vice President when he first arrived in the Valley. Working alongside Vern and Pat Collings and the late Ron Lucardie, Vern Curnow was also instrumental in administering cross country events, including State titles when hosted at Lardner Park, near Drouin.

Vern was a long-time member of the AV Country Committee, where he served as Deputy Portfolio Manager for a number of years. Vern would travel hours, to and from Melbourne to attend meetings, so that the Latrobe Valley clubs would be represented at all levels of the organisation.

Such was the esteem in which Vern Curnow was held in, at a local level in particular, the Gippsland interclub competition was named after him in 2008. His own club has won the competition from 2014 to 2018 and in the current season Gippsland finished second to South Coast.

Not one to seek accolades or attention, Vern was recognised and honoured during his long athletic career. Life Membership was bestowed upon him from the Morwell Club, and he was in rare company, again with the late Vern Collings and Ron Lucardie, when these three gentlemen were awarded the only Life Memberships of Gippsland Athletics in the mid 1990’s.

Vern was elected to the State’s highest honour when delegates elected him a Life Member of Athletics Victoria on 22 July 1998.

Over his many years of involvement, Vern was also recognised with the GippSport Special Achiever Award; the Australian Sports Medal from the Australian Sports Commission; the Gippsland Sports Academy Sports Development Award and induction as a member of the Latrobe City Sports Hall of Fame. This recognition, Vern noted as special highlights in a rewarding career in athletics.

Vern passed away peacefully on the morning of 4 March 2019, aged 73, after a three year battle with illness. He leaves his wife Glenys; two adult sons Jared and Warren from his first marriage and grandchildren.

“Vern Curnow celebrates 50 years in Athletics.” – GippSport 

Vern Curnow has dedicated fifty years of his life to Athletics in the Gippsland Region. Recently the Executive Officer of GippSport, Barry Switzer, presented Vern with a commendation plaque at a Vern Curnow Shield Athletics Competition held at the Joe Carmody Athletics Track in Newborough.

In presenting the award Barry indicated that Vern’s contribution to the sport is unparalleled. “Vern has been an active participant, administrator, coach, mentor and official during all of this time as a volunteer. He has appropriately received numerous awards along the way and gained appointments at the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics (2000) and the Commonwealth Games. Vern has also been a highly valued member of the GippSport and Gippsland Regional Sports Academy Boards. We really appreciated the opportunity to recognize his remarkable achievements,” concluded Barry.

“Vern Reflects on 50 years.” – GippSport 

As an athlete there have been many rewarding moments competing for South Bendigo, South Melbourne, Morwell, Gippsland Athletics and the Victorian Masters Association; amongst the most memorable would be competing in the Green and Gold colours at the Oceania Games in Canberra (1984) and the World Masters Games in Melbourne (1987).

Athlete Coaching became a valued and pleasant avenue to my own career and the extension into the Central Gippsland Secondary Schools Sports Association, GippSport and the Gippsland Sports Academy allowed me to further the aspirations of many athletes.

Club Administration extends to four of the five Clubs mentioned and became more extensive the longer the period of involvement.

As an Administrator seeing the re-introduction of multi-event competition in Gippsland for both men and women and having a Shield Competition for the four Gippsland Clubs named after me serve as two important milestones.

As an Official the appointments at Local, State, National and International events around Australia that included Schools, Under-age, Open and AWD have special significance to me, most often working with the Start Line Crew.

Appointments to the Starting Panel and as Start Line Co-ordinator will always remain as special moments.

The two most cherished appointments were to the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics (2000) and the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne (2006).

The presentation of Life Memberships to the Morwell Athletic Club, Gippsland Athletics and Athletics Victoria; the GippSport Special Achiever Award; the Australian Sports Medal from the Australian Sports Commission; the Gippsland Sports Academy Sports Development Award and the Induction as a Member of the Latrobe City Sports Hall of Fame all note as special highlights of a rewarding career in athletics.

HVC 5 Entries Open

High Velocity Club 5 entries are open.

Event will be on Thursday 21 March 2019 at Duncan Mckinnon.

Draft Timetable

Please note:-

– subject to availability of Officials, Long Jump will run at either 7.15pm (after Triple) or 6.15pm(same time as Triple). Vic Milers and AV Throwers competition is also on Thursday 21st March at Lakeside.

Entries close 11.59am 18th March 2019

Draft Timetable High Velocity Round 5
5.45pm 400m Hurdles 91.4
400m Hurdles 86cm
400m Hurdles 76.2cm
6.00pm Triple Jump (Men 13m+ and Women 11m+)
7.15pm (6.15pm)* Long Jump (Men 6m+ and Women 5m+)
6.10pm 200m Women (All ages)
6.30pm 200m Men (All Ages)
6.45pm 110m Hurdles 106.7cm
110m Hurdles 99.1cm
110m Hurdles 91.4cm
100m Hurdles 84cm
7.10pm 400m Women (All Ages)
7.30pm 400m Men (All Ages)
7.40pm 100m Women (All Ages)
7.55pm 100m Men (All Ages)
* Subject to recruiting sufficient Officials.
Subject to event entries it may not be possible to run the 100m/200m in the opposite direction