What is AV Shield?

AV Shield is an inter-club competition focused on participation, having fun and achieving a performance. Not a member of AV? Why not head down to your nearest venue on the day and have a go!

The format of AV Shield is based around a team based competition that offers a variety of Track and Field events and disciplines throughout the summer competition season.

Athletics Victoria teams score points for their club based on how they place against other teams in their division. The top teams after twelve rounds will compete against each other in the AV Shield Final. Points are generated from a scoring table aligned with your relevant performance.

2018/19 AV Shield Calendar

General Information

Start Lists

If you pre-enter and cannot attend for any reason on the day, there is no need to notify Athletics Victoria this season. If you need to withdraw from an event after pre-entering online, you simply do not check in on the day.

All athletes this season will need to Check-in on the day 30 minutes before their first event. Check-in will open 60 minutes before the first event.

Shield Results

Athletes/Team Managers can query a result by using the form above.

Queries must be made no later than Tuesday 5:00pm following the completed round of competition. After this time no amendments will be made to the results.


The 2019/20 AV Shield Final will be held at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.

A timetable and Event information will be made available closer to the date.

Note: To be eligible for the 2019/20 AV Shield Final you must have competed in at least four (4) rounds of AV Shield competition. For more information on eligibility, please view the rules of competition at the top of the page.


Metro Blue

Boasting some of the Victoria’s largest clubs in the growing south-eastern sprawl, from the Mornington Peninsula to Sandringham and Casey Cardinia, there are a number of established and emerging clubs in one of the state’s athletics heartlands.

Metro Red

From the inner city with clubs like the Collingwood Harriers, all the way out north-east to Whittlesea, there are plenty on and off track options for competition and recreational athletes. With prominent areas such as Doncaster, Ivanhoe and Richmond, it is a growing athletics corridor.

Metro White

Amongst its twelve clubs, the most of any zone, it heavily features a number of inner city, school associated clubs such as the Old Melburnians and St Kevins, and along with some of Victoria’s premier athletic facilities it is has developed a number of outstanding athletes over the years.

Metro Yellow

Possessing a number of strong developing clubs in the western and northern suburbs, ranging from Athletics Essendon to Western Athletics, the clubs offer a family friendly environment with a strong emphasis on personal development.



Based at one of Victoria’s premier facilities, the Llanberis Athletic Track in Ballarat, this region services both the regional city of Ballarat and population centres to the west and north.  With a strong club culture that has featured spirited competition and generational club rivalries, the Ballarat Region is an active centre with a tradition of family based athletics.


Encompassing the heart of central Victoria, the Bendigo Region provides competition to people from across this broad area of the state.  From the Macedon Ranges, through to the Goulburn Valley and across historic Goldfields, this region delivers a high quality program for athletes at all levels.

To pre-enter a Bendigo Region Shield round please visit: https://www.athleticsbendigo.org.au/entry-forms-bendigo-region-athletics


With a population base of over 250,000, the Geelong Region covers the regional city of Geelong together with outlying areas such as the Bellarine Peninsula and Otway Ranges. Based at the historic Landy Field, Geelong is home to a number of historic clubs and high profile athletes who have shaped the Victorian athletic scene. Renowned for a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, the Geelong Region conducts competition for all abilities and ages.


Based at the Joe Carmody Athletics Centre in Newborough, the Gippsland program offers a regular Tuesday night program featuring a variety of events. Competition commences at 6pm and includes graded events which provide inclusive and welcoming competition.

As a lead up to the Country Championships, all four Gippsland clubs come together for three special meets called the Vern Curnow Shield where club pride is on the line as part of this inter-club competition.

North East

A strong series of local competition conducted at the Wodonga Athletics Complex provides members from across North Eastern Victoria a well organised grass roots athletic experience. With four programs on offer, athletes are able to test their skills across a range of events. In January the action moves across the border to Alexandra Park in Albury as athletes from across the region hone their skills on the synthetic track in preparation for the Victorian Country Championships.