Calling All Coaches

This is your personal invitation to come along to the designated coaches space in the Presidents Room overlooking the track for a cuppa over the Coles AV State Track & Field Championships weekend of athletics.

It’s an opportunity to have a chat and escape the heat between your athletes’ scheduled events.  Please remember to bring along your Coach Accreditation Card for access.

Portal Outage

Please note: The Athletics Victoria Portal will be down this afternoon from 2pm onwards for maintenance.

Round 10 – AV Shield Start Lists & Metro Timetable

Round 10 AV Shield is upon us this weekend. Use the below links to view the Start Lists and Timetables for all venues!

METRO

  

COUNTRY

Ballarat

 

Geelong

 

Bendigo

HVC 2 – Entries Close Tues 15th Jan

High Velocity 2 will return to Box Hill on Friday 18th January with the Open Womens and Mens 100m, 400m, short hurdles and triple jump.

The Open Mens 400m already has some quality in the field which includes Christian Davis and Finlay Kirsopp-Cole (CHI), Will Johns and Michael Tsotsos (GHY), Jarrod Michael Robinson (ANW) and  Conrad Coumaros (DAC).

Brittany Burkitt (OLM) and Christine Byrne (GHY) will headline the Womens 100m while Jackson Bennett (STK) and Matthew Rizzo (MPA) are the early entrants in the Mens Open 100m.

Entries for HVC 2 are due to close 11.59am Tuesday 15th January 2019. Enter via the AV Member Portal.

Check out the action from HVC1 thanks to the team at athsvictv.

 

 

 

2019 Vic Multi Champs – Results

The 2019 Victorian Multi Track & Field Championships make their way to Bendigo this year!

 

Date: Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January, 2019

Location: La Trobe University Bendigo Athletics Complex (Google Maps)

Entries Close: 11:59am (Midday) Monday 7th January, 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.

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.

HVC removes entry restrictions for 100/200/400

Entry to the 100m 200m and 400m will be open to all from Round 2 HVC on Friday 18h January 2019 at Box Hill. The restrictions for horizontal jumps and hurdles will remain.

Every person that enters the 100m, 200m and 400m will be seeded into heats based on their seasons performance.

Program of Events

Round 2                 100m / 400m   Short hurdles   Triple Jump

Note to all Coaches – if you are looking for a distance outside of what is on the program, AV is happy to include a heat of that distance. We recommend you discuss between yourselves to arrange fields for any additional distance.Please email glenn@athsvic.org.au before the closing date of entries to arrange.

Entries for HVC close midday Tuesday 15th January 2019.

For more information click the LINK

 

 

Upcoming Coaching Courses

There’s plenty of exciting courses coming up in the New Year. The details of these are as follows:

19th & 20th of January 2019          Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Coaching Course
20th of January 2019                       Level 1 Community Athletics Coaching Course
23rd of January, 2019                     IAAF Kids Athletics Upskilling course
7th of April, 2018                             Level 1 Community Athletics Coaching Course
10th of April, 2019                           IAAF Kids Athletics Upskilling course

 

Keep reading for more information on the individual courses.

 

IAAF Kids Athletics:

Course and Resource Fee $99

The Australian Sports Commission’s ‘Sporting Schools’ programme, offers students in primary schools access to sport based activities before, during or after school.  As of Term 3 2015, Sporting Schools will be available to every primary school in Australia.

Athletics Australia delivers IAAF Kids’ Athletics through the Sporting Schools programme which allows children to explore and develop the fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing.

Sporting Schools will be delivered in schools before, during and after school hours and all coaches will be paid for their involvement.

The IAAF Kids’ Athletics Upskilling Program will give Coaches the skills to teach children the core fundamentals of athletics – running, jumping and throwing – using modified equipment with a focus on fun and following the IAAF’s successful global framework.

To be accredited to coach as part of the Sporting Schools athletics programme, you need to be a registered coach with Athletics Australia and undertake this upskilling course. See http://www.athletics.com.au/Coaches/Sporting-Schools for more details about getting registered.

Once you have successfully passed the IAAF Kids’ Athletics Upskilling Course you will be an endorsed Athletics Provider in Sporting Schools.

With Sporting Schools being available in hundreds of primary school around the country, there are a wide variety of opportunities for coaches around Australia to enjoy teaching kids the basics of athletics and be paid for it; so get yourself accredited now!

 

Level 1 CAC:

Course and Resources Fee:  $240 (Athletics Victoria Members) + $250 (non-members) includes your first year of coaching registration with Athletics Australia

Course Length: 2 hours Pre-Course work + 8 Hours Face-To-Face (Practical & Theory) + post course assessments tasks

The Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course focuses on developing the coach’s human management skills and understanding of physical literacy and how it can be improved based on the ‘Teaching Games for Understanding’ model of sports development.  The course instructs how to coach the fundamental skills of Run, Jump andThrow in beginning athletes to prepare them for future Track and Field success, which must be understood before event-specific coaching can be developed.

This qualification is certified by the Australian Sports Commission and allows participants to be nationally accredited as a community coach which is transferable to other sports engaging in the community coach program.

There is pre-course work for this course which can be accessed here and must be completed prior to attending the course.  The two units to undertake are Community Coaching General Principles and Play by the Rules, Child Protection module.  You need to set up a login and then enrol in the two modules – they are both free of charge.

Post-Course Assessment Tasks:  After completing the face-to-face component of the course you are required to successfully complete the Session Planning Assignment and self reflection requirements prior to receiving your coaching accreditation.

 

Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach:

Course and Resources Fee: $350 (Athletics Victoria Members) or $360 (Non Athletics Victoria Members)

Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm over two (2) days

Pre-requisites for this course:

Successfully completed Level 1 Community Athletic Coaching Course or granted Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by Athletics Australia

A minimum of 30 hours coaching experience after completing the Level 1 Community Athletics Coaching Course

Completion of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Play by the Rules online course, Harassment & Discrimination and the Certificate of Completion either submitted to the facilitator on the day of the course or emailed to Blair Taylor at Athletics Australia (blair.taylor@athletics.org.au).  All participants must complete the online module prior to the practical component of the course.  You can login to the online learning portal to complete relevant pre-course work here.

The Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course is the next progression from Level 1 Community Athletics Coach.  It is designed to develop event specific skills and drills and an understanding of the basic technical model of the below events for an athletes participation in athletics at club level and school competition.

The event groups covered are:

• Sprints & relays
• Hurdles
• Middle & Long Distance up to 5000m (excluding steeple chase/walks is an online component of the course)
• Jumps (excluding pole vault)
• Throws (excluding hammer)

In addition coaches are introduced to training principles, Components of Fitness and programming and evaluation skills are further developed.

For more information and to register for these courses, head to the portal, here.

2019 Victorian Country Track & Field Championships

The 2019 Victorian Country Track & Field Championships makes its way to Bendigo 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.

        

Date: Saturday 26th – Monday 28th January, 2019

Cost: $20 per event

Location: La Trobe University Bendigo Athletics Complex (Google Maps)

Entries Close (Date Extension): 11:59am (Midday) Tuesday 15th January, 2019 – No late or on the day entries will be accepted after Tuesday midday.

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: 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.

2018 Zatopek:10 Graded 10km Track Races

Athletics Victoria and Box Hill Athletics Club welcome all distance runners to take part in the 2018 Zatopek:10 Graded 10km Track Races.

These three track races will be conducted at the Box Hill running track at Hagenauer Reserve.

Make the most of this opportunity to complete the rarely raced 10km distance on the track, this is the race of truth for all distance runners. We welcome all runners of all abilities to come and compete. You don’t have to be a member of an athletics club to compete in this event, all runners are welcome.

These three graded track races are for runners of all abilities and we want to provide the runners with the opportunity to race on the track in a graded competitive race.

There will be three separate track races on the night, select the division that matches your best 10km time in the last two years.

A new innovation that started in 2017, is that for those entering division three, no qualifying time will need to be submitted, so if you’re not sure if you can run 10km in under 60 minutes, don’t worry, we encourage you to start the race and see how far you can run in 60 minutes. If you haven’t completed the full 10km in the time we will ask you to leave the track and your result will be the distance that you covered in the sixty minutes. Think of the division three event as the 60-minute run and there will be no pressure on you to run the full 10km distance. We will continue to operate this in 2018.

When: Tuesday 11 December 2018

Where: Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill North, Victoria 3129

Event Timetable & Entry List: Click here to access the entry list with event start times.

Cost: $15.00 per athlete

Event Check in: Closes 15 minutes before each division start time.

Entries: To avoid overcrowding on the track, entries are LIMITED, we can only have a maximum number of runners in each of the three divisions. Entries can be made via the AV Entry Portal.

Entries Close: Friday the 7th of December at 11:59AM

Races will be seeded to provide athletes the best opportunity to obtain a personal best.  Athletes who entered prior to 3/12/18, please be aware that your race allocation may vary from portal entry dependant on entries received. Confirmation of race lists will be available by 5pm Friday 7th December.

NOTE: Each runner MUST provide a LAP SCORER, to ensure that every runner completes the full 10km distance.

Enquiries: Email Stephen Dineen at stevedinneen@hotmail.com

HVC Rnd 1 Entries extended

Entries have been extended until 5.00pm Monday 19th November 2018 for the first Round of High Velocity Club (HVC)

HVC 1 will be held at Box Hill AC this Thursday 22nd November 2018 from 6.00pm. The events on the program are 100m, 200, 400m hurdles and Long Jump.

For more information including eligibility, draft timetable and how to enter, click on the following LINK

 

System Outage

This Saturday the 3rd of November, our website and athlete portal will be offline for scheduled maintenance.

During this time you will not be able to access your athlete profile, live results or enter any events.

Live results from this weekends round of AV Shield will be available online from 9am Sunday the 4th of November.

We thank you for your patience whilst this takes place.

Vale Pat Leane

PATRICK FRANCIS ‘Pat’ LEANE (11 Jan 1930 – 12 Oct 2018)

Pat was born in North Melbourne and began sports early in life and was a very good all rounder at school (De La Salle, Malvern) in football cricket and athletics.

As a teenager he was playing football at centre half forward for Oakleigh in the VFA in 1947, 1948 and 1949. After qualifying as a PE teacher he moved to Ballarat for his first teaching job and also played for Golden Point in the Ballarat League. This brought him to the attention of the North Melbourne Football club where they would give him a start. However Pat gave up football to do the sport he really loved which was athletics.

As a member of the Oakleigh Athletic Club Pat quickly established himself as a talented and formidable athlete. In 1947 Pat won the Victorian U/19 long jump with 6.51m and was 2nd in the high jump.

The following year Pat finished 4th in the Victorian Open championships high jump with 1.78m. From then on Pat competed in every Victorian championship until 1961 except for 1956. Being an outstanding all round athlete Pat competed in many events in inter-club as well as state championships.

Pat won the Victorian decathlon title 5 times (1951, 52, 54, 59, 60) and was 2nd in 1950. He also won the high jump in 1952 and long jump in 1951. In that period he also gained minor places in high jump, long jump, shot put, discus and javelin on 10 occasions.

Unfortunately for Pat national championships were few and far between. During this period Pat was married to Irene and began raising a family as well as establishing himself as a teacher. Costs and time were a major factor.

His first nationals were in Hobart 1951 where he finished 5th in the high jump with 1.80m. He was unplaced in the long jump and javelin. There was no decathlon at the national championships until 1960. For some unknown reason it had been discontinued after 1927.

Pat was entered in the 1952 nationals in Brisbane but did not compete. However he high jumped 1.96m in March and won the state decathlon with 6,598 pts which earned him selection for the Olympics in Helsinki. His results in Helsinki were hampered by an ankle injury sustained a month earlier. He qualified for the final of the high jump with 1.86m but could only manage 1.80m in the final to finish =24th. He didn’t qualify for the final of the long jump with 6.40m and was forced to pull out of the decathlon after 2 events as his injured ankle swelled up.

There was also no decathlon at the Commonwealth Games in those days. The event was introduced at the 1966 Kingston Games. Pat never had an opportunity to do a Commonwealth decathlon.

For the 1956 Melbourne Olympics there were no trials for the decathlon. The selectors still chose 3 athletes who they believed were the best all rounders in Australia based on what they did in individual events during the domestic season and state decathlons. The 3 performed quite well at the Games with Pat finishing 9th with 6,427 pts, John Cann (NSW) was 10th with 6,278 pts and Ian Bruce (SA) was 11th with 6,025 pts. These scores were on the old scoring tables.

The 1957 nationals were held in Melbourne and by this stage Pat had improved remarkably in the javelin finally getting over the 60 metres mark in 1956 with 63.90m. In 1957 he finished 2nd in the nationals with 58.43m.

The 1960 nationals and Olympic trials were in Perth on the Leederville oval and Pat easily won the decathlon with 6,531 pts beating South Australian national javelin champion Nick Birks. Ten days later Pat won the Victorian title with a big pb of 6,752 pts. However much to everyone’s surprise Pat was not selected for the Rome Olympics. His score was a national record. It was also a state residential record until 1972 when 1972 Olympian Bruce Field broke it.

Pat continued competing in 1961 but then retired from competition until he re-emerged in the late 1970’s to join his sons Pat junior and Brendan in the state decathlon championships.

Both Pat junior and Brendan were developing into good decathletes and Pat senior joined them in the 1978 championships. However he lasted only 2 events. He returned in 1979 and this time finished 15th with 4,985 pts. Pat junior finished 3rd with 6,271 pts whilst Brendan finished 2nd in the junior decathlon but took the title as the winner Michael Mol was from Tasmania. In 1980 at 50 years of age Pat finished 21st with a score of 5,014 pts a World Masters record.

Pat finished his teaching career in the mid 1960’s and then turned to dairy farming which he did until 70 years of age. Pat not only had sons Pat junior and Brendan but also daughters Margaret and Marie.

Pat was a great inspiration to many athletes as he was always willing to help an athlete. From a personal point of view I remember I had just turned 19 and was competing at a twilight meet at the Oakleigh Football Ground in 1961. I had forgotten my jump spikes and was struggling with the high jump take off when Pat came over and loaned me his spikes, enabling me to finish 3rd in that comp. He also valiantly tried to help me many years later in decathlons to no avail as I flew underneath the bar in the pole vault whilst he tried hard not to laugh.

Pat was a good singer and piano player and regularly played golf with his sons, although Pat junior was better. Terminal illness finally ended the career of a great athlete and man.

Pat’s pbs were – 100m – 11.0, high Jump – 1.96m, pole vault – 3.66m, long jump – 7.19m (7.38m wa) shot put – 13.30m, discus – 44.58m, javelin – 63.90m, decathlon – 6,752 (6945 on current tables)

Paul Jenes

Athletics Australia Statistician

President ATFS (Association of Track and Field Statisticians)

 

 

Acknowledgements:

Pat Leane junior

Athletics Australia Historical Results  (Paul Jenes, Peter Hamilton,Fletcher McEwen,Bert Gardiner and Davd Tarbotton)

IAAF

Official History 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games