What is AVSL?

The Athletics Victoria Shield League (AVSL) is the new name for AV Shield.

One Club, One Team, One Score.

The performances achieved by all members are now accumulated and contribute to the club’s overall performance.

AVSL Gradings and Scoring

AVSL features five graded divisions.

Clubs are graded in ‘leagues’ according to their performances in 2018/19 shield season. These performances have been adjusted to reflect the new scoring methods implemented for AVSL. Please note. Gradings are now set for the 2019-20 season. No re-gradings will take place.

The 2019-20 AVSL Gradings will be released to the general public on Tuesday 17th September 2019, 12pm (midday)

Clubs will be scored against other clubs within that division.

Clubs in Premier, Division 2, Division 3 and Division 4 will be awarded ladder points from 10 down to 1. Clubs in Division 5 will be scored 9 down to 1 – due to there being 9 teams in Division 5.

The team with the highest accumulated points after each round will be awarded maximum points.

In AVSL, all competing participants score points for their club. Participants can compete in as many events they wish on any given round, however only four (4) of the best performances will contribute to the overall club score.

AVSL Promotion and Relegation

AVSL features an automatic promotion and relegation system.

AVSL Playoffs will take place on the final round of competition and will determine promotion and relegation for those in the playoff spots after round 12.

After 12 rounds of competition, the final AVSL Ladder placings will dictate who will go head-to-head in the virtual AVSL playoffs round on Saturday 22nd February 2020.

AVSL Powerplay

In AVSL, clubs will be issued with one (1) Powerplay per season. This Powerplay can be played on any round from rounds 1-12 only. A powerplay cannot be used on the final playoffs round.

Powerplays will double the clubs’ ladder points for that round.

Strategy is key…….use your powerplay wisely!

Results Hub

In conjunction with the AVSL, we are excited to bring you Results Hub; your go to place for all AVSL results and live scores.

View the current AVSL Ladder standings, analyse the clubs who have used their powerplay and see who is in the running for the AVSL Playoffs.

You will also be able to check results from all other AV competitions.

Head to athsvic.resultshub.com.au for more.

2019/20 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 events. Check-in will open 60 minutes before the first event.

All Start Lists and Entry Lists will be published on Results Hub and will be updated through AVSL competition as events are seeded and completed.

Shield Results

Athletes/Team Managers can query a result via the Results Hub system

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

Metro Zone Timetables

Country Zone Timetables

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.

To pre-enter a Bendigo Region Shield round please visit: https://www.athleticsbendigo.org.au/

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 2019/20 AVSL Final will be held at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.

A draft timetable is now available and event information will be made available closer to the date.

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