OLD SCOTCH ATHLETIC CLUB - EST 1926

OLD SCOTCH ATHLETIC CLUB - EST 1926

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COMPETITION FORMAT

TRACK & FIELD COMPETITION

Competition takes place most weeks from October to February and is broken up into the weekly league competition and supporting specialist meets. There are three types of competitions that athletes can participate in; interclub, specialist meets and championships.

AVSL (interclub)

  • A 10 round home & away season.

    Recommended Membership:
    Athletics Victoria Track & Field Package

    *You will be required to pay an additional fee for any specialist meets or championships.

Specialist Meets

  • For those who wish to focus on specific events.

    Recommended Membership:
    Athletics Victoria Base Membership

    *You will be required to pay an additional fee for each meet you compete at.

Championships

  • Includes Victorian, interstate and Australian Championships

    Recommended Membership:
    Athletics Victoria Base Membership

    *You will be required to pay an additional fee for each competition you compete at.

ATHLETICS VICTORIA SHIELD LEAGUE (AVSL)

The Athletics Victoria Shield League (AVSL) is Athletics Victoria’s summer track & field interclub competition. With over 50 clubs and five AVSL divisions, clubs battle it out across ten rounds of AVSL to decide promotion and relegation from each of the divisions.
 
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.
 
This competition usually takes place on Saturday afternoons, across two metropolitan venues and three regional venues with athletes selecting which venue they compete at.
RECOMMENDED MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE: If you are planning on competing in more than 5 rounds of AVSL we recommend purchasing the Athletics Victoria Track & Field Package.

SPECIALIST MEETS

Regular specialist meets occur throughout the season, giving athletes the opportunity to compete in additional competitions specific to their preferred event disciplines. These meets occur regularly on weeknights at various venues. These competitions include:
 
  • High Velocity (sprints and jumps)
  • Victorian Milers Club (middle distance)
  • Rare Air Club (pole vault)
  • AV Throwers (all throws events)
  • Victorian Race Walking club
 
Please refer to the Athletics Victoria Specialist Competition page for more information.
 
If you ONLY intend on competing at specialist meets and championships OR less than five AVSL meets, we recommend purchasing the Athletics Victoria Base Membership Package.

CHAMPIONSHIPS

We encourage all our athletes to enter the Victorian Relay Championships and Victorian Track & Field Championships. Those who compete at the Championships as Open athletes earn the club points which contribute to the H. H. Hunter Memorial Shield. This is awarded to the best overall team performance at the conclusion of Victorian Track & Field Championships.

If you ONLY intend on competing at specialist meets and championships OR less than five AVSL meets, we recommend purchasing the Athletics Victoria Base Membership Package.

XCR COMPETITION

In winter, the club participates in two separate competitions – the Athletics Victoria XCR competition (as part of APS United) and the APS Old Collegians Cross country competition (as Old Scotch). Both these competitions provide athletes with the opportunity to compete across various distances from 3km through to half marathons. There are also a variety of events, from scratch races to relays, and even some handicap races in the APSOC competition.

The events are held across metropolitan regions, with some AV races in regional areas, with some fantastic scenic and iconic courses, over a variety of terrain from flat road races to true cross country with hills and clearing obstacles!

Both competitions offer a breadth of competition, with the APSOC races generally having smaller fields and stronger community (with incredible afternoon teas), while the AV program is generally geared towards higher performance, however there is still a wide range of abilities across the AV competitors.

Both competitions have junior and over-age components, catering for all age groups.

For further information relating to the cross country competition refer to the Competition > Winter Sports Competition tab in the menu bar.

Participants register for each competition separately, with APSOC registration giving access to the entire season (12 races) – sensational value!

Competing in more than 5 rounds of XCR we recommend purchasing the Athletics Victoria XCR Package. If you intend to compete in BOTH the XCR and AVSL seasons we recommend purchasing the Athletics Victoria Max Package

APSOC COMPETITION

Registration for APSOC competition is fantastic value. A single registration gives access to the entire season of 12 races, from relays to scratch races to handicap events, over a broad range of courses and terrains.

Registration is free for under 20s, with only the purchase of a timing band required. For full details and online registration, please go to https://apsoc.net.au/register-2/