What is AV Shield?

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

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

Teams score premiership points for their club based on how they place against other teams in their division.

For the 2015/16 season AV Shield will include ten (10) rounds of competition plus an AV Shield Final. Within the AV Shield competition rounds 3, 8 and 9 will be Zone versus Zone competitions where one
Zone will compete against another. This provides additional competition for members and an opportunity to compete at new venues.

The current competition pathway allows for a greater level of competition with three (3) zone rounds and an AV Shield Final that will be sanctioned National Permit Meets (therefore all performances will be recorded and eligible for International selection purposes).

2015/16 AV Shield Calendar

AV Shield 2015-16 Rules

2015/16 AV Shield Results

Zones

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 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 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.

*Please Note that Round 1 which was originally scheduled for Williamstown will now take place at Aberfeldie. 

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.

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 2015/16 AV Shield Final will be held on Saturday 6 February 2016 at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.