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

XCR’19 Round 2 – St Anne’s Winery

Event Information

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.

St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong is the first individual event of the XCR’19 season. Situated an hour west of the CBD, with undulating hills and the chance to enjoy the local produce, St Anne’s Winery will offer value to both participant and spectator.

What: XCR’19 Rd 2 – Cross Country

Date: Saturday 1 June, 2019

Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Location: St Anne’s Winery, Myrniong (Melway Ref: 7 B4) Located off Gerrards Lane (Google Maps)

Invitational On the Day entries are available for $55

Please note: On the day entries are as invitational athletes and athletes will not be eligible for a medal or to score for their AV Club.

Car parking and road closures:
The CFA will be on site on Saturday on behalf of St Anne’s to assist with the car parking. For their assistance, all patrons will be expected to make a gold coin donation on the day. Car Parking is available within the park precinct simply enter via Gerrards Lane, please look for signage.  No cars are to be driven onto the course; all cars must park in the allocated car parking area. Please don’t erect club tents in the Car Park as there is plenty of room for these in the finish area.

Club tents:
Clubs are encouraged to bring club tents to St Anne’s. The area for club tents is adjacent to the finish line, please look for signage.

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.

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 29 May:

  • 2019 Max Package
  • XCR’19 Package
  • Individual Event Entry

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 29 May 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.

Competition Rules

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.

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

Age Group Race Length Course Laps
Under 14 Men & Women 2km 1 lap of 2km Loop
U20 Women, U18 & U20 Men 4km 2 lap of 2km Loop
U16, U18 Women & U16 Men 3km 1 lap of 1km Loop

1 Lap of 2km Loop

Open & Masters Men 8km 4 laps of 2km Loop
Open & Masters Women 8km 4 laps of 2km Loop

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 are to wear their 2019/20 season timing bibs on their chest and a 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

Timetable
10:00am Membership collection opens
12:00pm Bib purchasing Race 1 closes
12:10pm Bib purchasing Race 2 closes
12:30pm Race 1: Women U14, Men U14 2km Cross Country
12:30pm Bib purchasing Race 3 closes
12:40pm Race 2: Women U20, Men U18, Men U20 4km Cross Country
12:50pm Bib purchasing Race 4 closes
1:00pm Race 3: Women U16, Women U18, Men U16 3km Cross Country
1:20pm Race 4: Men Open & Masters 8km Cross Country
1:30pm Bib purchasing Race 5 closes
2:00pm Race 5: Women Open & Masters 8km Cross Country

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

Team Managers

Please contact Craig Morrow (craig@athsvic.org.au) if you have any questions regarding club helper duties. 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.

General

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 St Anne’s: We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at St Anne’s. 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 3 – Bundoora Cross Country Championships

  • Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Wednesday 12 June, 2019

XCR’19 Rd 4 – Anglesea Ekiden Relay

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

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.

XCR’19 Round 1 – Jells Park Relay

General Information

XCR’19 racing once again kicks off in the beautiful surrounds of Jells Park in Melbourne’s south east with the Victorian Cross Country Relay Championships. Athletes will start this challenging course heading up hill  before being set a path that transverses grassland and dense pine forest. Open and overage competitors will tackle two laps each while juniors will complete one lap. The course is great for spectators with several vantage points and is well equipped with parking and other facilities.

Date: Saturday 4th May, 2019

Location: Jells Park North, Waverley Rd, Wheelers Hill (Entry via Waverley Rd or Ferntree Gully Rd) (Melway Ref: 71 K6) (Google Maps)

Entry Information: Entries close 11:59am Monday 29 April 2019.

Please Note: Athletes do not enter themselves into relay competitions. Clubs will enter and pay for team entries and select the athletes for their teams. Any questions regarding team selection should be made directly to your club.

Team Managers should will receive an e-mail regarding the entry process for XCR’19 Rd 1 Jells Park Cross Country Relays.

For an athlete to be eligible to score team points they must be registered before and approved before the 11:59am Wednesday 1 May 2019 cut off time, otherwise the athletes team will compete as invitational and not score points.

Registrations: The eligibility rules for XCR’19 Rd 1 are as follows:

All clubs must approve registrations by 11:59am Wednesday 1 May 2019 for athletes to be considered eligible to compete.

This means any registrations submitted online after 11:59am Wednesday 1 May 2019 will not be eligible for a scoring team.

Any teams containing athletes not eligible according to the criteria above will be listed as “Invitation” and not score points in the Premiership competition. Teams with unregistered athletes competing under the name of a registered athlete will be disqualified.

NO LATE OR ON DAY ENTRIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE XCR’19 RELAY SERIES.

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.

Competition Rules

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.

A pen system will again be used for all divisions at relay events in 2019, please speak with the Athletics Victoria Official at your age group on the procedure required and ensure all athletes understand this.

There must only be 2 athletes from a team in each division/age group on the course at the one time (example runner 1 who is running and runner 2 who is waiting in the changeover area). This is for safety reasons for all athletes running through the changeover area.

For the safety of all athletes and spectators it is extremely important that everyone obeys all signs and announcements throughout the day.

The course roping is in place to keep athletes separated from spectators, officials and event crew, again it is important that all athletes and spectators respect the course and do not climb under or over any roping.

There will be sections of the course that are not roped off for people to access the course or surrounding grounds.

Course Configuration:

Two separate start times will be conducted on Saturday. The race start times are:

Time Age Group Race Distance/Laps (per athlete)
12:30pm Open Men, Open Women, U20 Men & Masters Men & Women 6 km/2 laps of the Jells Park course
1:00pm U18, U16, U14 Boys

U20, U18, U16 & U14 Girls

3 km/1 lap of the Jells Park course

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.

Bibs:

All athletes MUST wear both current AV bibs at all rounds of XCR’19. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs (back and front) they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the admin area to get a replacement set prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the admin staff on the day of the event.

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

Relay Numbers:

Colour coded laminated numbers will be used to identify competitors in each Division or Age Group. In 2019 all open and senior men will wear BLUE numbers while all open and senior women will wear YELLOW.

In senior Divisions the number will indicate the Division and Team Number, i.e. blue number 4-5 will be team 5 in Men’s Division 4. Masters numbers will have their age group as the first number, i.e. ‘40’ for Over 40.

For junior athletes in 2019, all Under 14 athletes will wear PINK numbers, all Under 16 athletes will wear GREEN numbers, all Under 18 athletes will wear ORANGE numbers and all Under 20 athletes will wear WHITE numbers. Colour coded numbers identifying their age group will be used, i.e. ‘16’ for U16.

All relay identification numbers must be worn on the FRONT and BACK of each competitor’s uniform. A reminder that all athletes competing must wear their 2018/19 AV registered bib numbers during competition and this number must be visible to officials throughout competition.

Recording Sheets:

In order to get the results out as quickly as possible, we need the assistance of all clubs to fill in the recording sheets in a neat and accurate manner. THERE IS NO NEED TO RECORD LAP SPLITS ON THE RECORDING SHEETS. We simply require the start time of each athlete, their finish time and the net time. If athletes wish to record their lap times they, or their coaches will need to organise it themselves.

With over 900 athletes anticipated on Saturday and all times to be entered manually, AV really needs the assistance of clubs in delivering fast and accurate results. Please ensure the sheets are filled in clearly and neatly to minimize data entry errors. If sheets are not handed into the admin area your team will not have their results entered.

Timetable
12:30pm Women Open Premier 5 x 6km
  Women Open Division 2, 3 4 x 6km
  Women Open Division 4, 5, 40+, 50+ 3 x 6km
  Men Open Premier Division, Div 2 6 x 6km
  Men Open Division 3, 4 5 x 6km
  Men Open Division 5, 6, 7 4 x 6km
  Men Open Division 40+, 50+, 60+ 3 x 6km
  Men U20 3 x 6km
1:00pm Women U20 3 x 3km
  Men U18 3 x 3km
  Women U18 3 x 3km
  Men U16 3 x 3km
  Women U16 3 x 3km
  Men U14 3 x 3km
  Women U14 3 x 3km
Team Managers

Club Duties:

Please contact Craig Morrow (craig@athsvic.org.au) if you have any questions regarding club helper duties.

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 may have ALL of their teams disqualified.

Club Tents:

Clubs are encouraged to bring club tents to Jells Park; these can be set up in the section of the park that will be roped off by AV for clubs.

Course Map

General

Toilet facilities:

Portable toilets will be made available for anyone to use on the day.

Madeleines Café:

Athletes are permitted to use Madeleines Café toilet however cannot use this as a changing room after or before running.

Looking after Jells Park:

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Jells 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 toilets in a respectable state.

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming XCR’19 events.

XCR’19 Rd 2 – St Anne’s Cross Country

  • Date: Saturday 1 June, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Wednesday 29 May, 2019

XCR’19 Rd 3 – Bundoora Cross Country

  • Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am, Wednesday 12 June, 2019

2019 Victorian All Schools Road Relays

Event Information

A school team based relay event located at one of the most popular locations for elite sports clubs to complete their time trials, Princes Park in Carlton. This competition offers students an exciting opportunity to compete with classmates in the hustle of relay running and change overs. The event generates a great vibe and inclusive atmosphere, with a wide mix of schools from all over Victoria involved. There is plenty of room for schools to set up their tents and we would love to see everyone embrace the new location for 2018.

What: 2019 Victorian All Schools Road Relay Championships
Date:
Saturday 25th May, 2019
Location: Princes Park (Melway Ref: 29 G11) (Google Maps)

Car Parking: Car parking is available in the allocated parking area only. These are located along Royal Pde, Bowen Cres and surrounding streets.

Please Note: Some areas may be permit parking or ticketed parking. Athletics Victoria does not take any responsibility for any infringements that may be issued.

There is strictly no parking in the parkland area. Athletics Victoria is not responsible for any parking tickets that may be issued by the City of Melbourne.

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

School Tents: All school tents must be secured by weights only. Tents will be located in an allocated area beside the course. Please look for the ‘School Tents’ sign.

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.

Competition Rules

Age Group:

Date of birth is taken from 31 December, 2019. Please check athletes are competing in the correct age group for their event. If your team needs to be changed due to the age group entered being incorrect please let AV know as soon as possible.

Age Group Year of Birth Relay Length Course Laps
Under 14 2006, 2007, 2008 4 x 2.2km 1 x 2.2km
Under 16 2004, 2005 4 x 2.2km 1 x 2.2km
Under 18 2002, 2003 4 x 3km 1 x 3km
Under 20 2000, 2001 4 x 3km 1 x 3km

Course:
Fluoro orange and blue flags will be used to mark the course – the orange flags will be to the left and the blue flags to the right. Safety Tape and stakes will continue to be used at major corners and the start/finish zone. There must only be 2 athletes from a team in each age group on the course at the one time (example runner 1 who is running and runner 2 who is waiting in the changeover area). This is for safety reasons for all athletes running through the changeover area.

Relay Numbers: Colour coded laminated numbers will be used to identify competitors in each age group: 

U14 Boys & Girls U16 Boys & Girls U18 Boys & Girls U20 Boys & Girls
Pink Green Orange White

Coded numbers identifying age group will be used, i.e. ‘16’ for U16, ‘20’ for U20 and then the team number will be the ‘1’, ‘2’ – ‘40’ next to the age group number for example 14.1 or 14.40.

 All relay identification numbers must be worn on the FRONT and BACK of each competitor’s uniform. Each schools team will have their own bib number with athletes 1 & 3 wearing the same numbers and athletes 2 & 4 wearing the other numbers during their leg of the relay.

All numbers must be returned to AV at the end of competition. Please do so by placing the numbers in the tubs located at the AV Admin area.

Running Tags: The last runner of each team will wear a tag around their wrist which will have their team, age division and bib number on it. Once the final runner has completed their leg of the relay an official/club helper will take the tag off the runner to help keep a track of the finish order.

Please make sure the final athlete is wearing this tag and it is handed in at the end of the race.

 Weather Policy: Athletics Victoria has a wet/warm weather policy in place for the upcoming XCR’19 season. Please note we will let Team Managers know any information regarding this before the day or make announcements on the morning of the event. Please listen out for these throughout the day if any extreme weather announcements.

Timetable
10:00am U/14 Boys, U/14 Girls, U/16 Boys, U/16 Girls – 4 x 2.2km (1 lap each athlete)
11:00am U/18 Boys, U/18 Girls, U/20 Boys, U/20 Girls – 4 x 3km (1 lap each athlete)
Team Managers

School Team Manager Briefing:

There will be a school team manager briefing held at 9.30am at the starting line area:

  • One representative from each school will need to attend
  • This is a time to ask any questions regarding the day to the competition director

Race Packs:

Race packs can be collected from the AV Admin area prior to the commencement of the first race

  • Packs will include relay numbers, timing sheets and running tags for the final runner of each team

Recording Sheets:

  • We need the assistance of all schools to fill in the recording sheets in a neat and accurate manner
  • We require the start, finish and net time of each athlete

THERE IS NO NEED TO RECORD LAP SPLITS ON THE RECORDING SHEETS
If athletes wish to record their lap times they, or their coaches will need to organise it themselves. AV really needs the assistance of schools in delivering fast and accurate results. Please ensure the sheets are filled in clearly and neatly to minimise data entry errors.

If sheets are not handed into the AV Admin area your team will not be entered into the results.

If the weather in unfavourable on the day please see the administration area and we can provide you with large plastic pockets to use to keep recording sheets are dry as possible.

Course Map

General

Upcoming Events:

Please see below closing dates for upcoming school events. Entries for this event can be done via the school or athlete portal – if you require help please contact the AV office prior to entries closing.

All Schools Cross Country Championships – Bundoora

  • Event Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 3 June 2019

If you have any questions or feedback relating to this document, please email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) or call Athletics Victoria (03) 8646 4500.

2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Relays

Event Information

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.

A school based event that provides students ranging from under 14 through under 20 the opportunity to race in a relay based competition against schools from around Victoria. One of Athletics Victoria’s three major winter school competitions, this event continues to be a popular way to start the winter season, with school teams rising to over 300 in 2017. The Jells Park course provides a great opportunity for students of all abilities to compete in a fun and friendly environment.

What: 2019 Victorian All Schools Cross Country Relay Championships
Date:
Saturday 11 May 2018
Location: Jells Park North, Waverley Rd, Wheelers Hill – Entry via Waverley Rd past the Netball Centre and follow the road to the event site near the Jells Park Visitor Centre – Madeline’s Cafe. Melway Ref: 71 K6 (Google Maps)

Entries Close: Entries Extended to 5:00pm Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Car Parking: Is available in the allocated parking areas only. There is strictly no parking in the parkland area.

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

School Tents: Tents will be located in an allocated area beside the course. Please look for the ‘School Tents’ sign.

All school tents must be secured by weights only. There is strictly no pegging in this area due to underground pipes.

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.

Competition Rules

Age Group: Date of birth is taken from 31 December, 2019. Please check athletes are competing in the correct age group for their event. If your team needs to be changed due to the age group entered being incorrect please let AV know as soon as possible.

Age Group Year of Birth Relay Length Course Laps
Under 14 2006, 2007, 2008 4 x 3km 2 x 1.5km
Under 16 2004, 2005 4 x 3km 2 x 1.5km
Under 18 2002, 2003 4 x 4km 2 x 2km
Under 20 2000, 2001 4 x 4km 2 x 2km

Course: Fluoro orange and blue flags will be used to mark the course – the orange flags will be to the left and the blue flags to the right. Safety Tape and stakes will continue to be used at major corners and the start/finish zone.

There must only be 2 athletes from a team in each age group on the course at the one time (example runner 1 who is running and runner 2 who is waiting in the changeover area). This is for safety reasons for all athletes running through the changeover area.

Relay Numbers: Colour coded laminated numbers will be used to identify competitors in each age group.

U14 Boys & Girls U16 Boys & Girls U18 Boys & Girls U20 Boys & Girls
Pink Green Orange White

Coded numbers identifying age group will be used, i.e. ‘16’ for U16, ‘20’ for U20 and then the team number will be the ‘1’, ‘2’ – ‘40’ next to the age group number for example 14.1 or 14.40.

 All relay identification numbers must be worn on the FRONT and BACK of each competitor’s uniform. Each schools team will have their own bib number with athletes 1 & 3 wearing the same numbers and athletes 2 & 4 wearing the other numbers during their leg of the relay.

All numbers must be returned to AV at the end of competition. Please do so by placing the numbers in the tubs located at the AV Admin area.

Running Tags: The last runner of each team will wear a tag around their wrist which will have their team, age division and bib number on it. Once the final runner has completed their leg of the relay an official/club helper will take the tag off the runner to help keep a track of the finish order.

Please make sure the final athlete is wearing this tag and it is handed in at the end of the race.

Weather Policy: Athletics Victoria has a wet/warm weather policy in place for the upcoming XCR’19 season. Please note we will let Team Managers know any information regarding this before the day or make announcements on the morning of the event. Please listen out for these throughout the day if any extreme weather announcements.

Timetable
10:00am U/14 Boys, U/14 Girls, U/16 Boys, U/16 Girls
11:30am U/18 Boys, U/18 Girls, U/20 Boys, U/20 Girls
Team Managers

School Team Manager Briefing: There will be a school team manager briefing held at 9.15am at the starting line area:

  • One representative from each school will need to attend
  • This is a time to ask any questions regarding the day to the competition director

 Race Packs: Race packs can be collected from the AV Admin area prior to the commencement of the first race

  • Packs will include relay numbers, timing sheets and running tags for the final runner of each team

Recording Sheets:

  • We need the assistance of all schools to fill in the recording sheets in a neat and accurate manner
  • Schools will need to provide a recorder for each team competing
  • We require the start, finish and net time of each athlete

THERE IS NO NEED TO RECORD LAP SPLITS ON THE RECORDING SHEETS

If athletes wish to record their lap times they, or their coaches will need to organise it themselves.

AV really needs the assistance of schools in delivering fast and accurate results. Please ensure the sheets are filled in clearly and neatly to minimise data entry errors.

If sheets are not handed into the AV Admin area your team will not be entered into the results.

If the weather in unfavourable on the day please see the administration area and we can provide you with large plastic pockets to use to keep recording sheets are dry as possible.

Course Map

General

AV Handbook:

Coming Soon.

Upcoming Events:

Please see below closing dates for upcoming school events.

Entries for these events can be done via the school portal – if you require help please contact the AV office prior to entries closing.

All Schools Road Relay Championships – Princes Park

  • Event Date: Saturday 25 May, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 20 May, 2018

All Schools Cross Country Championships – Bundoora

  • Event Date: Saturday 15 June, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 3 June, 2019

If you have any questions or feedback relating to this document, please email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) or call Athletics Victoria (03) 8646 4500.

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.