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Age Groups

At Athletics Victoria, age groups play a crucial role in providing athletes with a safe and supportive environment to grow and develop their skills.

Age-appropriate competitions and training programs allow athletes to progress at their own pace, challenge themselves, and reach their full potential. With different age groups, Athletics Victoria helps to ensure fair competition allowing athletes to compete against others of a similar skill level.

2024 XCR & 2024/25 AVSL Age Groups

Age GroupYear of Birth
U13 (if held)2012, 2013
U142011, 2012 & 2013
U15 (if held)2010
U162009, 2010
U17 (if held)2008
U182007, 2008
U202005, 2006
Open 2004 and older
(athletes born 2008 and before can compete in the open age group)
40+ (Overage)XCR – 1st of April 2024
AVSL – 31st of December 2024
*Athletes may compete up one junior age group (or two single junior age groups)

2025 Championship Age Groups

Age GroupYear of Birth
U13 (if event held)2013
U142012 & 2013
U15 (if event held)2011
U162010, 2011
U17 (if event held)2009
U182008, 2009
U202006, 2007
Open2005 and older
(athletes born 2009 and before can compete in the open age group)
40+ (Overage)Age Group is taken as of competition start date
*Athletes may compete up one junior age group (or two single junior age groups) at Championships

Next Athletics

12 years old or younger? Next Athletics is a new and exciting games-based athletics program for children aged between 3 and 12 years of age brought to you by Athletics Australia.

Next Athletics offers a fun and engaging opportunity for preschool and school-aged children to gain and build essential athletics and life skills that will support participation in athletics and any sport, as well as embed healthy activity habits for life.