Overview

Athletics Victoria states squads offer a pathway for individuals to compete in a results focused environment against athletes from around Australia in both track and field, and out of stadia competition. State team’s are made up of athletes who have met certain criteria after competing in state level championships.

2016 Australian All Schools Track & Field Championships

Date: Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th December, 2016
Venue: AIS Stadium, ACT

The Victorian team will be selected based upon results from the Victorian All Schools Championships. As such, participants who do not compete at these championships will be ineligible for selection to the Victorian team.

·         Athletes placing first and second in U14*, U16 and U18 events at the Victorian All Schools will be automatically selected to represent Victoria

·         Athletes placing first in U15 & U17 events will also be automatically selected. These U15 & U17 athletes will compete “up” an age group at the Australian All Schools (ie. U15 competes in U16 age group)

·         Two Para-athletes will be selected per event in the U16 & U18 age groups. The best performed athletes as per the Athletics Australia MDS Tables will be selected.  These athletes must appear on the AA Classification master list.

*U14 athletes MUST be born in 2003 or 2004 to be selected.  The 3000m, 2000m steeplechase and 200m hurdles are NOT offered at the Australian All Schools Championships for the U14 age group.

Relay Teams:

All competitors MUST make themselves available for relays, both 4×100 and Swedish (100,300,200,400)

Relay runners will be chosen from those athletes competing in individual events, NO athletes will travel to Canberra solely for the purpose of a relay. A relay training day will be held in the lead up to the championship.

Team selection at the discretion of state relay coaches.

HOW TO CONFIRM YOUR SELECTION:

  • Visit the Victorian Team Information Centre at the top of the main grandstand after your event and complete the athlete confirmation sheet.
  • Pay the team levy & entry fee by Wednesday 9 November athsvic.org.au/events/calendar

2017 Australian Junior Track & Field Championships

Date: Sunday March 26th to Sunday April 2nd 2017
Venue: Sydney, NSW

The Victorian team for these Championships will be as large as possible. In 2016 we took 450 athletes to Sydney and delivered over 300 personal best performances.

  • All medallists (1st, 2nd or 3rd) from the 2016 Victorian All Schools (born 1998- 2005) automatically qualify to represent Victoria.
  • Athletes that achieve the Australian Championship entry standards also qualify to represent Victoria.

Further logistical information will be made available as both State Team events draw nearer.

In the interim, performance based qualification processes and relevant information has been posted in the above text, to assist athletes in making the most-informed decisions regarding their qualification process.

Questions regarding the Victorian Team qualification selection process should be directed to Victorian Team Manager, Sean Whipp at the Victorian Team Information Centre during the event or afterwards via sean@athsvic.org.au or 8646 4500.

General Information

  • Only financial members of a State or Territory Member Association are eligible to compete for an Australian Championship as an individual or in a team category.
  • Athletics Australia encourage nominated participants to wear their State or Territory uniform when competing and for presentation ceremonies.
  • Prize money for place getters is available in all three events.  Please refer to each event’s website for further details. The Asics Half Marathon will have a guaranteed prize money for the top three male and female Championship finishers.
  • Those athletes who nominate for the Asics Half Marathon at the Gold Coast and are not selected will be guaranteed entry to the race at the Early Bird price point.
  • For the Team events at the Gold Coast and Melbourne, the first three male and female finishers from each competing MA will be scored and be eligible for the respective team medals

If you have any questions about the information above, don’t hesitate to contact myself on 03 8646 4500 or sean@athsvic.org.au