What is AV Shield?

AV Shield is an inter-club competition focused on getting involved and having fun.

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 on Saturday 10th February, 2018.

As we continue to strive to provide our members with the best experience possible at AV Shield, we reviewed the feedback and data provided to us during the 2016/17 season. From the findings, Athletics Victoria in conjunction with the AV Shield Committee has developed and proposed a new concept for the 2017/18 season. This new concept will allow Athletics Victoria to establish a long-term plan around workforce, resources, process, operations and provide flexibility for our members, while also being able to put a greater emphasis and focus on supporting and educating club helpers and officials.

With the changes to the new AV Shield format, Zone v Zone will now be scored virtually across twelve (12) rounds of the season. The highest scoring team will be presented with the Alan Glover Shield at the AV Shield Final.

2017/18 AV Shield Calendar

2017/18 AV Shield Results

 
 

If you have a query regarding a result at a round of AV Shield please use the Results query form.

Event Entry Lists – Round 9

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 60 minutes before their first event. Check-in will open 90 minutes before the first event.

Zones

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 fourteen 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.

 

Ballarat

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.

Bendigo

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.

Geelong

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.

*Due to the previous cancelled rounds, Geelong Round 8 will take place this Saturday 9th December 2017. Entries are open and will close at midday on Thursday 7th December 2017 for Geelong Region only. For those who entered previously for round 8 must log back in to their profile and enter accordingly.

Gippsland

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.

Finals

The 2017/18 AV Shield Final will be held on Saturday 10 February, 2018 at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.

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

Note: To be eligible for the 2017-18 AV Shield Final you must have competed in at least three (3) rounds of AV Shield competition. For more information on eligibility, please view the rules of competition at the top of the page.