Age groups across the 2017/18 season may vary depending on the competition. Before entering an event make sure you check the age group you should be participating in. Some athletes competing in AV Shield competition may wish to compete up an age group in order to qualify for National competition which follows a different age calculation, if you wish to do this you must notify AV prior to competing in order to be eligible to score points for your club. Failing to do so you will still be allowed to compete and qualify, but your AV Shield points will not be counted to your clubs overall point score.
This is due to the various overarching governing bodies that oversee athletic competition in Australia and the split season across two years in the southern hemisphere.
If you have any questions on what age group you should be in, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call AV on (03) 8646 4500.
2018 Championship Age Groups
Athletes born in 2005, 2006
Athletes born in 2004
Athletes born in 2003
Athletes born in 2002
Athletes born in 2001
Athletes born in 1999 & 2000
Athletes born in 1998 or earlier
Athletes who are over 30 years of age on the 31st December 2018. (Five year age groups)
2017/2018 AV Shield Age Groups
Athletes born in 2004 & 2005
Athletes born in 2002 & 2003
Athletes born in 2000 & 2001
Athletes born in 1998 & 1999
Athletes born in 1997 or earlier
Athletes who are over 40 years of age on the 31st December. (Ten year age groups)