XCR’19 Round 9 – Burnley Half Marathon

Event Information

With its low gradient course along the banks of the Yarra River, the Burnley Half Marathon has deservedly gained a reputation as one of the fastest half marathons in Australia. With that in mind, the race is the perfect opportunity to shoot for a personal best or tune up for the Melbourne Marathon.

What: XCR’19 Rd 9 – Burnley Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 8 September 2019

Entries close: 11:59am Wednesday 4 September, 2019

On the Day Entries: INVITATIONAL ENTRIES ON THE DAY ($55) WILL BE AVAILABLE UP UNTIL 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO EVENT START TIME

Location: Kevin Bartlett Reserve, Yarra Boulevard (enter via Swan St or Grange Rd) Melway Ref 59 B1 (Google Maps)

Club tents:

Clubs are encouraged to bring Club Tents to the Burnley Half Marathon and can be set up around the Administration area next to Kevin Bartlett Reserve. All tents must be weighted down. There is strictly no pegging at the Burnley Half Marathon.

Road Closures:

Road Closures will take place from early Sunday morning, please see below the roads and times of these closures.

Closures Locations and Times:

Yarra Boulevard –  6:00am-11:30am. There will be strictly no access to Yarra Boulevard between Bridge Rd to the Citylink off ramp from the Monash Freeway between these times.

F R Smith Dr –  6:00am-11:30am

Please remember to approve any memberships before the 11:59am Wednesday 4 September 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.

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.

Please Note: Athletes will be asked to remove themselves from the course if they have not gone past F R Smith Dr on their final lap by 10:05am.

Race Walking: The XCR’19 season is a Cross Country and Road Racing competition and not a race walking competition. Any athletes who are seen race walking will be asked to run the remainder of the race. Any athletes who continue to Race Walk will be removed from the course.

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.

On the Day Entries: TBC

Course Configuration:

One start time will be conducted on Sunday. The respective course configurations are:

Age Group Race Length Course Laps
Men Open & Masters 21.1km 21.1km/4 laps including turning point on Yarra Blvd.
Women Open & Masters 21.1km 21.1km/4 laps including turning point on Yarra Blvd.
U14, U16, U18, U20 Women 5km 5km/1 lap along Yarra Blvd.
U14, U16, U18, U20 Men 5km 5km/1 lap along Yarra Blvd.

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:

Athletes who have registered as an Athletics Victoria member since 7 August 2019, will have their 2019/20 AV bib numbers available for collection at Burnley.

Athletes who registered prior to 7 August should check with their club representatives as they will have been collected at Cruden Farm.

All athletes MUST wear their current AV bibs, front (timing tag bib) and back (cloth bib), 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.

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.

Timetable
7:00am Bib purchasing closes for Early Starters
7:30am Early Starters – For athletes who cannot complete the course within the 2.5 hours’ time frame. Half Marathon (21.1km)

 

7:30am Bib purchasing closes for Race 1 and Race 2.
8:00am Race 1: Half Marathon (21.1km) Open Women & Masters

Open Men & Masters

8:00am Race 2: 5km Road Race Women U14, U16, U18, U20

Men U14, U16, U18, U20

Presentations will be made as soon as possible following the completion of the race.

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 3 September.

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 their teams disqualified

Course Map
General

Car parking and road closures:

No cars are to be driven onto the course; all cars must park in allocated car parking areas. Please be aware that ticketed parking may be enforced. Athletics Victoria is not responsible for any fines that may be issued.

There is strictly no parking on Yarra Boulevard.

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

There will be toilets located at the administration area. Please leave toilets in a respectable state.

Looking after Yarra Boulevard and Kevin Bartlett Reserve:

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Yarra Boulevard. 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 10 – Tan Relays

  • Date: Saturday 21 September, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 16 September 2019

Vale Stuart Robley

Mr Stuart Edward ROBLEY

ATHLETICS HISTORY

 

Stuart Robley was born on 26th June 1932.


Stuart’s first involvement with the sport of athletics, and that of his wife Valerie, was to follow their daughter Jane, to the fledgling Little Athletics movement at Geelong in 1967. Down to Landy Field, which would become almost a second home to Stuart over the next 50 years.


Stuart’s first foray into athletic administration was to take on the role of “Officials” on the Executive
of the Geelong Little Athletics Centre in 1967-68.


The following year, Stuart, Valerie and Jane moved into senior athletics. Valerie and Jane with the Sacred Heart club, whilst Stuart who initially joined Sacred Heart, later joining the St. Joseph’s club in the Victorian Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA).


In 1973, Stuart became the Assistant Secretary of the Geelong Regional Centre and a year later, to assist his close friend, the late Laurie Henry, he took over from Laurie as Secretary whilst Laurie became President of the Geelong Regional Centre.


Stuart would remain as Secretary, through amalgamation of the women’s and men’s Regional Centre’s
until 1982, when he resigned in favour of Richard Lawysz.


This was however, only the beginning of his immense contribution to athletics at Regional or State level. At Regional Centre level, Stuart continued on the Board in the dual roles of Summer (until 1988) and Winter (until 1987) Portfolio Manager. For a year in 1988-89 he was the Technical Manager at the Geelong Centre, followed by then perhaps his greatest local leadership role, he became President until 1994. He combined his last year as President with the Officials Portfolio.


Stuart resigned the Presidency at Geelong in mid-1994 in favour of Al Mclean; in Stuart’s words “to bring in fresh ideas”. However, his involvement in the sport of athletics did not diminish, only expanded.


Stuart had been a member of the John Landy Field Management Committee (JLFMC) since 1975, representing the interests of the Geelong men’s Regional Centre, but more importantly over the years, the Geelong community as a whole.


Stuart was Secretary of JLFMC from 1975 to 1981, and again from 1984 to 2014 and a shorter stint in 2015. Stuart was the last President of JLFMC, serving from 2016 to 2017, when the management of Landy Field was handed back to the City of Greater Geelong. He had been on the Committee, serving Landy Field, athletics and the community for 42 years.


Throughout those 42 years, he played a pivotal role in the development of Landy Field from a six-lane cinder track, to a rubberised bitumen and finally to an eight lane IAAF standard track and comparable infield facilities. He was also at the forefront in the planning and construction of the W.J.P. Wood Pavilion at Landy Field, the new lighting, and many upgrades to the competition office, seating and other infrastructure. Fittingly, the stand on the main straight at Landy Field is named the “S.E.
Robley Stand”.


He was a visionary for an idea to come to fruition and benefit the athletic community.


At State level, Stuart served in a number of roles for the VAAA (later VAA and Athletics Victoria [AV]). In 1976 he joined the VAAA Executive Board as a member and also joined the VAAA Country Committee, where he served at various times as Committee Member, Assistant Secretary and
Secretary until 1982, when the VAAA amalgamated with the women’s Association (VWAAA).


From 1978 until 1982, Stuart was the Country Executive Officer on the Board of the VAAA. In this capacity, he was a driving force in the promotion and improvement of the annual Country Championships.


In 1978, the “Countries” were scheduled to be hosted by the Geelong Centre’s (VAAA and VWAAA) as a combined meet for the first time in almost 40 years. Stuart was instrumental in obtaining the first ever commercial sponsorship for the “Countries”. “
The Weekly Times” newspaper would provide both financial assistance and vital publicity for the championships for many years to come.


Stuart’s involvement in State athletics affairs increased, but he never lost his passion or enthusiasm for grass roots athletics. From 1982, for a number of years, he was a Team Manager for the Country teams which travelled to Canberra for the East Coast Challenge.


In April 1981 the VAAA held a conference at the Australian Institute of Management, where Stuart Robley was one of six seminar leaders who delivered discussion papers on the future of athletics in Victoria.


At his passing, Stuart was the last surviving Chairman of the VAAA Board, a position he held in 1981- 82, the 90th and final year of the VAAA.


As an official, Stuart was an accomplished announcer and rose through the ranks to become a field referee, from earlier beginnings as a track official in the 1970’s. In 1985, he was appointed to officiate at the IAAF World Cup at Canberra.


In 2001-02, Stuart served as Secretary of the Organising Committee for the Oceania Masters Games which were conducted in Geelong.


Stuart did not seek accolades and rewards. However, due recognition of his outstanding service to athletics came such that in May 1981, he was awarded Life Membership of the Geelong Regional Centre and in 1987, awarded Life Membership of St. Joseph’s Athletic Club.


On 23rd June 1988, Stuart, along with Fred Graf (GHY), Stan Nicholls OAM (BHA), Henry Schubert (SSH) and Mark Shilston (COB) was elected to Life Membership of Athletics Victoria.


He continued to assist AV during the 1990’s and 2000’s as the Returning Officer at the AV Annual Meeting.


In 2001 Stuart was awarded the Australian Government Centenary Medal to recognise his long and valued contribution to Geelong Athletics and in 2010, was awarded Athletics Australia’s Platinum Service Award for 40+ years of service to athletics.


Stuart enjoyed his regular outing during the winter months to the Geelong Cross Country Relay Championships where he was delighted presenting young athletes with the trophy named in his honour to the winning relay team.


Final fitting recognition was at the recent AV Annual Meeting, where he was granted the 50 Year Distinguished Service Award by the members of AV. He was to have been presented with the award at the forthcoming Countries, scheduled for Geelong in January 2020.


Due recognition of a gentleman, an approachable mentor for officials and club administrators as well as someone who endeavoured to provide opportunities for athletes to flourish and succeed.


Stuart Robley passed away on Thursday 15th August 2019 aged 87.

 

VALE: Mr. Stuart Robley


Our thanks to Richard Lawysz – Geelong Athletics who wrote the memorial. 

Vale Life Member Charles Nolan

Charles Raymond Nolan Best known as Charlie (6th Jan 1932 – 1st August 2019). Life Member Athletics Victoria and Athletics Bendigo.

Charlie was first involved with athletics in the 1970’s when his son Leigh was a member of the Bendigo YCW club.

In the mid 1970’s the Bendigo Regional Centre wanted to develop an all-weather track in Bendigo. At that stage the Centre was based at the Bendigo Sports Centre where the quality grass track was an unusual shape and under 400 metres with inadequate facilities for field events.

After much hassling with the local councils the former Shire of Huntly offered up a bare patch of land just off the highway at Epsom.  Part of the deal was that the Centre had to contribute a significant percentage of the funds to lay the black bitumen rubber track and develop the site.

Charlie headed up the fundraising committee that included a core group of women to raise the necessary funds. At that stage the men’s and women’s group were separate entities. Charlies women’s fundraising group along with the support of the local Bendigo Centre Clubs did all the usual country efforts like cake stalls and raffles to raise the necessary funds and the Epsom Track was opened in 1980.

His work was not finished with the opening. Charlie for the next 19 years managed the track for the Centre. He took the bookings, cut the grass (although Steve Ryan tells of doing some mowing under Charlies control  and he was a tough taskmaster). During this period Charlie was working as a “traveller” for a motor car spare parts firm and this took him all over the North Central part of the State often over 100 miles (160kms) from Bendigo. Before he set off each day, when the schools were competing, he would make sure that the track and equipment was ready for the school and that the key was at the spot he had at his home for collection. Then at night he’d check that the track was left in good condition and quite often set up for a school next day.

Charlie headed up the Committee of Management for the track which eventually included the Epsom Soccer Club and Tennis Club. In addition he was  Centre President  for four years, Vice President for two years and Secretary for three years.

Perhaps Charlie was best known in the athletics community as the Centre Starter. He was a quality official. Fair yet strict. Those were the days when the athletes had to have their tops tucked in. Charlie spoke of practicing at home in front of a mirror to get the correct timing and process for the start commands. He regularly travelled to Melbourne to work at meets. In addition Charlie was a lead starter at the Victorian Country Championships for over 20 years.

Charlies officiating was not restricted to the track. He was the Centre Starter for the Winter Cross Country and Road Races and in recent times worked and an official on Sundays for the Bendigo Athletic club where his son Leigh and grandsons Josh and Jacob competed.

One task that Charlie took on that not many were aware of was the running of the VRI Bingo on Saturday nights. This for over 20 years. He organised the Bendigo clubs to support the Bingo helpers on a roster and the funds from this were for Bendigo Region, then Athletics Bendigo, to support the maintenance of the Epsom and then Flora Hill facilities including fitting out the venues with high quality equipment. This fundraising laid the foundation for the Centre remaining to be, over 40 years after Charlie was first involved, in a sound position both with a quality venue and financially.

In conclusion although Charlie was immensely proud of the “black track” at Epsom he had the vision to realise that the new track at Flora Hill was a progressive move by Athletics Bendigo and  the amalgamated regional councils into the City of Greater Bendigo. He continued on working with the venue hire for a couple of years and as the Starter however before retiring from Athletics Bendigo he made sure that there were processes in place for equipment hire and most importantly someone could take over his prized guns.

When the Centre was at Epsom the Pavilion was named after him.  The Charlie Nolan Pavilion. To continue on the memory of his contribution the meeting room at Flora Hill track is called the Charlie Nolan Room and Athletics Bendigo presents an award each season to the Outstanding Official *The Charlie Nolan Award” to recognise this officials contribution to the Centre and perpetuate the role Charlie played as an athletics official in not only Bendigo  but also Victoria.

 

Fred Lester Scholarship Fund Training Grants

FRED LESTER DISTANCE RUNNING FUND – Training Grants 2019

Applications are open for the Fred Lester Distance Running Fund Training Grants. The aim of the Grants is to financially assist distance runners who are registered with Athletics Victoria, to achieve higher levels of performance. Athletes between 20 and 30 years of age may apply for amounts up to $3000 per annum. For the purposes of the Training Grants, distance running events include;

  • cross-country and road races up to and including the Marathon distance
  • track events from 3000 metres up to and including 10,000 metres

 

Funding requests could include participation in training camps, clinics and specific coaching programs and other costs directly associated with athletic competition.

 

Applications should include the following details;

  • name, athletic club, address, phone no. and email address
  • long and short term goals
  • specific details of the initiative to be funded, including its role in the athlete’s development
  • a summary of best performances to date
  • an itemised list of proposed costs
  • current sponsorships or grants received to date

 

CLOSING DATE: October 31st 2019

email applications to: megansloane53@gmail.com

2019 Athletics Victoria Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following members of the Athletics Victoria family who received awards at the 2019 Athletics Victoria Annual General Meeting.

Life Membership 

 

 

Pam Noden

 

 

 

 

Raelene Boyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

MERIT AWARD

 

 

 

 

Mary McDonald

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoff McDonald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Gaffney

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Service Award

 

Joanne Lambert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 year Distinguished Service Award

 

 

Stuart Robley

 

 

 

2019 AV AGM – Live stream Wednesday 31st July 2019

2019 Athletics Victoria Annual General Meeting TONIGHT Wednesday 31st July 2019 from 7.00pm.

If you are having trouble, try this link

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2019 AGM information

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Athletics Victoria will be held on Wednesday 21st July 2019 in the Cathy Freeman Room commencing at 7.00pm.

The Agenda for the 2019 AGM has been distributed to all affiliated Clubs and Life Members by email. The AGM will be streamed on athsvictv from 6.50pm. Nominated Club delegates and Life members only are welcome to attend.

In 2019 there were five (5) positions available for nomination on the Athletics Victoria Committee and five nominations were received. Under clause 26.2(d) of the AV Model Rules the following nominations are duly elected

Jamie StrudleyYarra Ranges
Allison RobisonGlenhuntly AC
Tamsyn Manou (LM)Sandringham AC
Grant MackenzieBox Hill AC
Claire BurtonWestern Athletics

The five nominations will join

Ian Rickard (LM)Brunswick AC
Samantha CulbertBox Hill AC
Rob WendelDiamond Valley

At the conclusion of the 2019 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 31 July 2019, the Athletics Victoria Committee will have an equal representation of women and men which meets the mandatory quota of at least 40% women.

The 2019 Annual Report will be available online prior to the AGM.

2019 AGM Agenda

 

 

Junior Victorian Cross Country Teams

Athletics Victoria are happy to announce the following Junior Victorian Cross Country Teams. Congratulations to all those selected.

 

U14 Girls

U14 Boys

Cleo RICHARDSON Jack BOWEN
Claire MAHONY Archie HEWETT
Declyn TANNER Archie CALDOW
Romanee DERBOGOSIJAN Dilan EGODAWATTE
Daisy SUDHOLZ Jones GORTON
Antje KEMPFF Patrick RETSCHKO
Natasha ROURKE Logan TICKELL
Soha ABDELRAHIM Harvey ANDERSON
Rachel WHITE Edward GIBSON
Darcey ROBERTS Tristan NIJHOF
Caitlin WOODS Hamish TERRIS
Abbey HICKEY Cameron ELLIS
Amelia DETHRIDGE Hugo RICHEY
Lottie CALHAEM Jed SEVENHUYSON
Bella FARY William MCCLINTOCK
Alea ORD Zac GRAINGER

 

U16 Girls

U16 Boys

Lucinda ROURKE Bailley MORRELL
Claudia HOLLINGSWORTH Jhye HADFIELD
Jaimee-Lee CODE Isaac ROSSATO
Madeline LAVEN Harry BOWEN
Debbie HUSODO Finn RUSSELL
Megan DICKSON Kane MARRIOTT
Kiara FLAVEL Jordan ABBOTT
Bridie HILL James WILCOX
Niamh TABIT Fred LEETON
Siorcha CREATON Joshua FRANCOU
Georgina MEES Archie NOAKES
Mia STRUDLEY Mitchel LANGBORNE
Sophie COLTISH Charlie ROGERS
Madeleine WILSON Ethan GRILLS
Bianca CROUCHER Rubin HOWARD
Emma DE JONG Riley LOVICK

 

U18 Girls

U18 Boys

Ashlee TREAGUS Luca DI CONZA
Ebony DODEMAIDE Ethan MCMINIMEE
Mia ROUX Douglas BUCKERIDGE
Simone MAILLARDET Aidan ROBERTS
Skye ELLIS Angus DALTON
Mia WHITE Tom BOWERS
Bianca PUGLISI Nikolaj DJORDJEVIC
Genevieve WATSON Sam BUNNAGE
Charlotte HOSKINS Joshua MACKEN
Saskia LLOYD Jack ARMSTRONG
Alice OAKLEY KERR Sam DUNNETT
Lucy LEUTCHFORD Mac ANDERSON
Molly MCCARTHY Harry SHARP
Rhemmy GIBBS Jean-Philippe SOULIE
Bianca SCERRI Dharam DEOL
Mia LEPAIR Daniel D’ALBERTO

 

U20 Women

U20 Men

Abbey CALDWELL Edward MARKS
Sophie O’SULLIVAN Harry NORMAN
Juliet MCBURNEY Archie REID
Olivia HOBBS Joshua MCLEOD
Holly HART William COLLINS
Emma HOGAN Kieran HESSE
Heidi DEMEO James LAVEN
Meg OAKLEY KERR Kang NYOAK
Alyssa BEARZI Lachlan ENNO
Eliza LEPAIR Tynan MIMS
Amy ATKINSON Jacob BELL
Tess RHODES Jack ITTER
Grace MULLER Thomas SELLWOOD
Tegan BURNS Nicholas FIDLER
Emily MIZIS Joshua COLLINS
Sophie McMinimee Adam SPENCER

 

U20 Para Men

Cameron Marshall

 

U20 Women Para

Gina Richards

 

U16 Boys Para

Alex Nason

 

U16 Girls Para

Annabelle Colman

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