Athletics Victoria will be introducing some changes to the entry process for Clubs for the AV Shield Final to ensure this historic and monumental event creates a memorable atmosphere for both athletes and Clubs. Read more
The forecast temperature for Metropolitan Melbourne and surrounding suburbs this Saturday 8 February is expected to be 40 degrees. Athletics Victoria has consulted the Bureau of Meterology and implemented recommendations from Sports Medicine Australia to ensure the safety of athletes and officials and as a result, Shield in these Zones will be cancelled.
AV Shield competition in Geelong and Bendigo and Ballarat will also be cancelled this weekend due to the high forecast temperatures.
Rare Air and AV Throwers are scheduled for Sunday morning when a cooler change is expected. Both these competitions will proceed.
Click here to refer to the Athletics Victoria Unfavourable Weather Policy.
To stay up-to-date with all the latest weather warnings and the seven day forecast vist: www.bom.gov.au/vic
Athletics Victoria is excited to announce that from round two of the Athletics Victoria Shield competition this Saturday 2 November all results will be available dynamically through the member’s portal.
The new system will allow users to filter results by a range of search criteria; including club name, event name, zone and bib number.
As well as public results listing, the system will provide each Athletics Victoria member the opportunity to easily track their own performances in their member profile, along with team mates and competitors.
The changes Adobe Flash Professional CS6 will also mean same day results will be available as meet managers will have the ability to upload results throughout the competition.
As Athletics Victoria develops the technology, the system will cover other series such as the XCR season.
The current results page will still be used for non Athletics Victoria Shield competitions.
The new results system will also be available via the Athletics Victoria Shield webpage.
This is an exciting addition to the new members portal that will help athletes to track their progress through current and future competitions.
The scheduled 1st round of Shield for the Blue Zone that was to be held at Mentone this Saturday 19 October will now move to Knox Athletics Track.
Athletics Victoria and the Blue Zone Committee are aware of the subsurface movement and lifting between the 60 metre and 50 metre area on the front straight in lanes 5, 6, 7 and 8 at Mentone and have agreed to ensure no impact on the Shield program and believe the move to Knox is in the best interest of everyone.
Athletics Victoria apologises for the late notice but knows that everyone will understand the reason for the change.
Zone: Blue Zone
Date: Saturday 19 October
Where: Knox Athletics Track, Bunjil Way, Knoxfield, VIC, 3180
All the best to everyone ahead of this weekends opening round of Shield.