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.

2017 Australian Junior & Open 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.

PREREQUISITE: JUNIOR ATHLETES MUST COMPETE AT THE VICTORIAN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION IN THE STATE TEAM COMPETING AT THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SYDNEY 2017.

  • All medallists (1st, 2nd or 3rd) from the 2016 Victorian All Schools (born 1998- 2004) 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.

Please Note: Athletics Victoria will not be providing accommodation or flight options for athletes for this Championship event, therefore athletes will need to make their own travel arrangements.

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