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Hello all and welcome to a jam packed newsletter with plenty to digest as you finish up your smashed avo toast and latte on this beautiful sunny Sunday.

We’ve concluded the AVSL season with another victory (further details later in the newsletter), although not as dominant as previous weeks as we eased off slightly, finishing clearly on top, winning 11 of the 12 rounds. Remarkable performances were seen from Lachie Gumley, who accumulated our highest total for the season with a palindromic 1221 points (thanks Gregor I had to google the definition of this one?), which included a significant pole vault personal best. Lindo achieved another impressive 500 score with his personal best in the 1500m, while Sophie Senior, Gabby King, Henry Curlewis, and Jayden Millie also achieved personal bests. Jayden’s PB 400m time even qualified him for Nationals.

Despite AJ Merry’s Friday night school formal, he still managed to maintain his membership in the 400 Club, along with Elden Zeng, Luke Bodle, Conor Sullivan, and the evergreen Andy Jamieson. Hando improved his shot put performance after some support from his team, and Lachie Stewart showed great commitment by earning 800 points across three events, placing him near the top of our season’s point scoring table.Many sprinters faced challenging headwinds, making fast times difficult. Nevertheless, it was encouraging to see our strong presence at Doncaster, including athletes like Tom Roach, James Southall, and Erro Fung, who earned enough points to secure our Div 5 Premiership, keeping Whittlesea at bay.

We extend our gratitude to our helpers this week, both friends of the Club – JT, who voluntarily assisted at the triple jump, and James Atkinson, who arranged a lap scorer for Lachie during his 3000m race. We deeply appreciate the support of our friends and supporters.”


Our final round of AVSL produced more PB’s and some wonderful individual performances.  So hard it was to select an outright winner, the selectors have opted for a tie; so well done to Sophie Senior (apologies to Sophie as we had no photos of her in the OS uniform) and Henry Curlewis (below) who both enjoyed the relatively pleasant conditions at Glenhuntly to continue their improvement over 800m and earn the coveted nomination of Athlete of the Week.


Female OP200mAshleigh Arnold28.16 (-1.7)
 Shot PutAshleigh Arnold6.52m
 Triple JumpAshleigh Arnold8.96m
Female 16400mGabrielle King61.15
Female 14800mSophie Senior2:29.3h
Female 40100mErroleen Fung18.39
 400mErroleen Fung80.36
Male OP200mLachlan Stewart27.98 (0.2)
 800mLachlan Stewart2:08.70
 3000mLachlan Stewart10:04.83
 Shot PutLachlan Stewart4.00m
Male 18200mElden Zeng23.78 (-1.1)
  Henry Dawborn25.89 (-2.2)
 800mAj Merry2:04.69
 1500mConor Sullivan4:10.1h
 Long JumpConor SullivanDNS
Male 16100mTom Roach23.42 (-1.5)
 200mLachlan Gumley26.12 (-1.7)
  Edward Aitken26.85 (0.2)
 1500mThomas Lindeman4:08.6h
  Luke Bodle4:25.3h
  Jasper Quinn5:49.8h
 DiscusLachlan Gumley41.61m
 JavelinTom Roach9.03m
 Long JumpTom Roach1.73m
 Pole VaultLachlan Gumley3.55m
Male 14400mJayden Millie61.08
 800mHenry Curlewis2:12.13
Male 40100mJames Southall15.88 (-2.1)
 1500m WalkAndrew Jamieson9:04.9h
 DiscusDouglas Campbell17.88m
  Ian HandasydeDNS
 Shot PutDouglas Campbell6.53m
  Ian Handasyde7.62m

Bendigo 5km Frenzy Results – 09/02/24

Male Open5000mBenjamin Beischer14:39.95
AVSL LADDER 2023/24 – last week
Yesterday we comfortably won the round again by over 1200 points. The final ladder after all queries have been resolved for yesterday’s R12 results will be updated by Tuesday of next week. Below after 11 rounds you can see we are sitting comfortably on top of the ladder and will finish on top which means automatic promotion to Division 4 for next season. WOO HOO🥳

The 95,822 points accumulated over the season would see us in 3rd place based on scores alone in Div 4 so we are confident we will be more than competitive when the next season rolls around and we hope to see you all back for another season along with increasing our membership base across the various age groups.

If you are interested in looking at all the ladders for the 5 divisions head to https://athsvic.resultshub.com.au/#

Last Thursday a host of international and local athletes participated at the highest profile one-day meet on the 2024 domestic calendar, the Maurie Plant Meet.

Included in the schedule was a Boy’s 4x400m which we were very lucky to have 4 of our current OSAC members represent Scotch College who finished in 4th position.

Congratulations to Bart Leeton, AJ Merry, Elden Zeng and Rory Vial on what would have been an amazing experience running in front of the largest crowd they would have seen and rubbing shoulders with some high profile athletes that you would be familiar with such as middle distance Olympic finalist Stewart McSweyn, teenage sensation Claudia Hollingsworth, 2022 world 1500m champion Jake Wightman (GBR) and teenage star Cameron Myers. Abbey Caldwell, Catriona Bisset, Linden Hall in the womens 800m. Australia’s fastest man Rohan Browning. Javelin Olympic silver medallist, the evergreen Kathryn Mitchell and Australian HJ record holder Nicola Olyslagers and plenty more. Well done to all 4 boys 👏 

2024 Victorian Track & Field Championships

The Victorian Track & Field Championships at Lakeside Stadium will bring together athletes from across the state as they vie for state titles and qualification to the Australian Track & Field Championships.

The club is going to be very well represented with 31 athletes registered across 62 events across all age groups from the U13’s through to the Open’s. The opening Friday night should be a cracker with 27 of our female and male athletes testing themselves against the clock in the heats of the 100/400/1500m events. So get along and support the athletes where you can as I know they will appreciate it.

We have a number of athletes who have already met the qualifying standards to represent Victoria at the upcoming National Championships and I am sure there are plenty more to be achieved over the next 2 weeks alongside plenty of personal bests.

Events will take place across Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each week, spanning the two weekends below.
Date: Friday 23rd February – Sunday 3rd March 2024
Location: Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park, VIC 3206

CLUB DUTY – Clubs with participating members will be required to provide volunteer helpers for this event. If you are there watching your child or coming along to support and can assist for 1-2 hours then please email us and let us know as the volunteers are just as important as the AV officials in ensuring the event runs smoothly and we all do our bit to contribute.

It is a ticketed event for spectators and can be purchased in the lead up which is recommended so you are not queuing up on the day. For all information relating to tickets, entry list and timetable please refer to the below link.




Nathan from Richmond Rehab will again be supporting our club in week 1 of the State Vic T&F Championships on the Friday night providing complimentary pre or post event massage for our 100/400/1500m runners and field event entrants aimed at enhancing the well-being and performance for our competing athletes. He’ll be located at the 1500m start near the warm up track so make sure you pop by and say hi and take advantage of getting a quick massage before or after your event.

Don’t forget the arrangement being offered by Richmond Rehab to all OSAC members and supporters with discounted massage and physio services . Visit the clubs website for further information https://oldscotchathleticclub.com.au/old-scotch-athletic-club-announces-exciting-partnership-with-richmond-rehab/
Other upcoming events:

Saturday 9th March High Velocity @ Lakeside. Entries close Midday 6th March https://athsvic.org.au/events/high-velocity-club/Thursday 14th March Vic Milers #5 @ Doncaster. Entries close Midday 11th March https://athsvic.org.au/events/victorian-milers-club/Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th March Victorian Masters T&F Championships @ Doncaster https://athsvic.org.au/events/victorian-masters-track-field-championships-3/Thursday 21st March Box Hill Burn @ Box Hill  https://athsvic.org.au/events/box-hill-burn/To see all events leading up to the National T&F Championships in April please refer to https://oldscotchathleticclub.com.au/old-scotch-athletic-club-calendar/
* Scotch schoolboys – 3:30pm Tuesday & Thursday at school
* All other athletes – 5:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Righetti Oval
* If unsure please check with respective coaches

Old Scotch Athletic Club has secured a fundraising sausage sizzle day at Bunnings, Hawthorn (230 Burwood Road, Hawthorn) on Saturday, 16 March 2024 (in 4 weeks) between 7.30am and 4.30pm.  This is a major fundraising opportunity for the club and we are calling on all athletes and parents to support us in running a successful day. 

We are only seeking 2 hours of your help to do a shift cooking or serving and we need at least 25 people for the day.  We can find a position for anyone over the age of 13 so feel free to sign up your kids as well! 

To sign up please copy and past the link into your browser https://linktr.ee/osathleticclub

Please add your name, contact email and phone number for the day and any others who are coming with you to the shift times that are nominated in the form and we will confirm final details closer to the date.

It will be a fun day and a great way for the club to raise funds to continue to support our athletes so we hope to see as many of our parents and athletes helping out as possible.

Ian Kluckow will be the BBQ Captain for the day and can be contacted on 0415165579 for more details or if you have any questions. 

2024 FISU World University Championships

The world’s best student athletes have landed in Muscat, Oman for this weekend’s 2024 World University Cross Country Championships. Best of luck to Old Scotch’s Ben Beischer (1st on the left) this weekend who is running in the 10km event where over 200 athletes from 23 nations are set to compete.

If you are interested in watching Ben’s race live it is at 9pm AEST Sunday 18th February.
Live stream https://www.fisu.tv/videos/muscat-2024-fisu-championship-cross-country
Results https://muscat2024fisucrosscountry.com/results/


Following on from the club’s outstanding track and field season, we encourage all members to be part of the 2024/25 winter/cross country season!

More details to follow, but for now please mark Saturday April 6th in your diaries as the opening event – the Jamieson 5km at Scotch.

It’s a gentle reintroduction to cross country running, a fast course and a lovely afternoon tea overlooking the Yarra River. In addition to hordes of athletes in cardinal, we will need marshalls and afternoon tea helpers – we want to ensure this is the best event on the calendar!

Any questions in regards to the upcoming Winter Cross Country season please email the club at oldscotchathleticclub@gmail.com subject line: Cross Country and we will have the cross country delegates come back to you.

We hope to see this years members rejoin and welcome new members into the fold. If you have any family or friends who enjoy the longer runs away from the track don’t be shy in promoting Old Scotch as the club of choice.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the club who has participated throughout the summer competition whether that is competing on the track or helping out behind the scenes to make this season such an enjoyable and successful one.

Bring on 2024/25👏