This page was last updated on 29 November 2023
We are getting excited for the 2023/24 AVSL Season with further details being finalised as we speak with the AVSL Committee, we wanted to provide you as much of an update as we can in preparation!
We encourage all AV Members engaging with AVSL this season to read the AVSL Member Guide below. This will provide you with all the information around any changes to AVSL for season 2023/24 as well as a guide on how to register and participate throughout the season!
Draft AVSL Timetables (As at 29.11.23)
What Is AVSL?
Contested during the summer season, this year from October 2023 to March 2024, the Athletics Victoria Shield League (AVSL) is Athletics Victoria’s summer track and field competition. With over 50 clubs and five AVSL divisions, clubs battle it out across twelve rounds of AVSL to see who takes home the Shield, as well as promotion and relegation for the 2024/25 Season.
Each athlete can register for and compete in as many events as they wish. Athletes will be scored based on a performance scale, with their best three individual events (Plus one relay) counting towards their club’s overall score.
To compete in AVSL, an AV BASE membership, AVSL package, or MAX Package is required.
If you plan on participating on six or more rounds as a junior, or eight or more as a senior, the AVSL package is for you!
This season AVSL will be 12 rounds of competition with the club finishing on top of the ladder after 12 rounds taking home the AVSL Shield for their division. This brings AVSL Competition in line with our XCR Competition with participation throughout the full season key to taking home the silverware!
~Due to the nationwide Optus outage today, we will be postponing the opening of AVSL Round 5 entries until 5pm tomorrow, Thursday the 9th of November. With Optus services continuing to come online, we want to ensure that all members have access to the entry portal once live.
We appreciate your understanding and hope to provide an opportunity for all to enter AVSL Round 5 tomorrow.
|Round||Date||Entries Opening||Entry Closing||Event Page|
|1||Sat 7th Oct||5pm – Wed 27th Sep||Midday – Wed 4th Oct||Click Here|
|2||Sat 14th Oct||5pm – Wed 4th Oct||Midday – Wed 11th Oct||Click Here|
|3||Sat 21st Oct||5pm – Wed 11th Oct||Midday – Wed 18th Oct||Click Here|
|4||Sat 11th Nov||5pm – Wed 1st Nov||Midday – Wed 8th Nov||Click Here|
|5||Sat 18th Nov||5pm – Thu 9th Nov~||Midday – Wed 15th Nov||Click Here|
|6||Fri 1st Dec*||5pm – Wed 22nd Nov||Midday – Wed 29th Nov||Click Here|
|7||Sat 16th Dec||5pm – Wed 6th Dec||Midday – Wed 13th Dec||Click Here|
|8||Sat 13th Jan||5pm – Wed 3rd Jan||Midday – Wed 10th Jan||Coming Soon|
|9||Sat 20th Jan||5pm – Wed 10th Jan||Midday – Wed 17th Jan||Coming Soon|
|10||Sat 3rd Feb||5pm – Wed 24th Jan||Midday – Wed 31st Jan||Coming Soon|
|11||Sat 10th Feb||5pm – Wed 31st Jan||Midday – Wed 7th Feb||Coming Soon|
|12||Sat 17th Feb||5pm – Wed 7th Feb||Midday – Wed 14th Feb||Coming Soon|
*Please note the dates listed may change for zones/regions based on Venue Availability. This could be due to Zatopek, Little Athletics or other venue issues.
**Entry Opening and Entry Closing times will vary for Bendigo & Ballarat Venues with entries taken via their regional websites
In previous years we administered AVSL under a Red, Yellow, Blue, White zone structure and allocated clubs to those four regions based on geographical location. This structure was unbalanced and had some challenges with club helper duties. To align with the two venues we operate on a weekly basis we have consolidated to a two-zone structure, Zone A and Zone B. This decision was based on the participation data from previous seasons.
To see which zone your club falls under see link below.
Entering AVSL has changed for 2023/24
AVSL Gradings and Scoring
AVSL features five graded divisions.
Clubs are graded in ‘divisions’ according to their performances in the 2023/24 AVSL season. Clubs compete against other clubs within that division.
The team with the highest accumulated points after each round is awarded maximum points which ultimately decides Playoff Qualification and Promotion and Relegation.
2022/23 AVSL Champions:
|Premier||Division 2||Division 3||Division 4||Division 5|
|Diamond Valley||Wendouree||Eureka||Preston||Old Xaverians|
In AVSL, clubs are issued with one (1) Powerplay per season. Clubs can use their Powerplay on any round from Rounds 1-12.
Powerplays will double the clubs’ ladder points for that round and must be submitted before the entries close to firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategy is key. Use your Powerplay wisely!
The 2023-24 AVSL venues have been chosen based on safety and operational factors in conjunction and agreement with the AVSL Committee. AV is working with the committees and venues to allow future competition to take place.
Nunawading – Track surface has been deemed unsafe for competition. Review taking place.
Box Hill – Safety concerns and program scheduling challenges.
Ringwood – Unsafe to conduct Discus/Hammer & Javelin due to layout of throws area. Track markings are insufficient to operate an effective and efficient AVSL round.
Unfortunately, Geelong Athletics does not have sufficient walks judges to conduct walks events at this time. Following this advice, a decision was made by Geelong Athletics with the support of Athletics Victoria, to remove the walks from their AVSL timetables until walks judges can be acquired. We apologise for any inconvenience.
In conjunction with AVSL, we are excited to bring you Results Hub, your go-to place for all AVSL results and scores.
In Results Hub, you can view the current AVSL Ladder standings, analyse and review results, scores, and powerplays at any time.
You are also able to check results from all other AV competitions.