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Para-Athletes

Athletics Victoria provides an inclusive streamlined competition program that creates opportunities for para-athletes at club through to state level and, a pathway to national competition.

Further Athletics Victoria with support from Athletics Australia is able to provide equipment for athletes who would normally not have the access or facilities to try a sport or discipline. For further information contact Athletics Australia via classification@athletics.org.au.

Where to Start

Those athletes wishing to compete in para-athlete categories are required to have an eligible classification under the rules of Athletics Australia. 

Contact Sean Whipp at Athletics Victoria, sean@athsvic.org.au or (03) 8646 4500 for further information.

Membership

To compete in AV recognised competition you must register as an Athlete with a Club and Athletics Victoria.

Competition Opportunities

State Competition

Athletics Victoria offers a range of opportunities for para-athletes. Through our grassroots competition AVSL, XCR and State Championships competition is available across our summer and winter programs.

National Championships

In Australia there are various national championships available to para-athletes;

Australian All Schools Athletics Championships
The national championships for school students conducted annually in December. This is a teams event where athletes represent their state member association.

Australian Junior Championships
The national championships for all registered members under the age of 20 across Australia. This event occurs annually at the end of March following on from each Member Associations state junior championships event.

Australian Open Championships
The Australian Open Championships are run and conducted annually in March/April by Athletics Australia. It is the final event of the Australian track & field season. The event is conducted as an open age event and entries are taken directly through Athletics Australia.

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