2018 Australian Open Athletics Championships
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2018 AUSTRALIAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Qld

15th - 18th February 2018

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The 2018 Australian Athletics Championships and selection trials is the pinnacle event on the Australian Track and Field Calendar.The event will span 4 days with athletes aiming for selection for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  

 

WA TEAM MANAGEMENT

Team Manager: Shane Ellis, Development Officer, Athletics WA. Phone: (08) 6272 0480. Mobile: 0455111290. Email: shane@waathletics.org.au

Physiotherapist/Sports Trainer: Services will be provided by Athletics NSW

EVENT DETAILS

The following information is provided to assist WA athletes entering the Australian Athletics Championships to be held at Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast from 15th - 18th February 2018.

COMPETITION DATES:

15th - 18th February 2018

VENUE:

Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Qld

 

EVENT DETAILS AND PROGRAM OF EVENTS:

Visit the Athletics Australia website for the current event information:

http://athletics.com.au/Compete/Events/2018-australian-athletics-championships-nomination-trials-1

Athletes are selected to represent their state at these championships. The following entry guidelines are applicable to all WA athletes nominating for the 2018 Western Australian State Team to compete at the Australian Athletics Championships

 

ONLINE ENTRIES:

Online entries will open on Friday 19 January 2018. Entries will close at 5:00pm Friday 26th January 2018.

Entry will be via the Athletics WA website: https://2018australianopenathleticschampionships.eventdesq.com

No late entries will be accepted.

Athlete levy for all athletes is $100.00.

Entry fee is $50.00 for the first event and $30.00 for every subsequent event.

Athletics WA will then submit all entries and payments to Athletics Australia.

 

ATHLETE LEVY:

Athletics WA will charge all athletes attending the Australian Championships a levy that includes team management services, Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist,The levy for all athletes  is $100.00.


AM I ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible to compete, athletes must be a current member of Athletics WA.

 
HOW DO I QUALIFY?

To qualify to compete in the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships, athletes must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

Achieve the Athletics Australia Entry Standard (Automatic Qualification), athletes born in  1996, 1997 and 1998 are eligible to qualify with the under 23 qualifying standards, or

Achieve entry via a place (1st, 2nd or 3rd) at WA State Championships: 

  • WA State Championships (19th - 21st January 2018)

 

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

Achieve the Athletics Australia Entry Standard (Automatic Qualification)

Athletes who achieve the qualifying standards for the nominated event during the period 1st January 2017 to 21st January 2018 automatically qualify for the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships in that event. Entry standards (Para-athletes and Able-Bodied) can be found on the Athletics Australia website:

http://www.athletics.com.au/Compete/Rules-Technical-Information/Entry-Standards

Athletes must achieve the standard for their age group in 2018 and must ensure they achieve it with the correct implement weight or hurdle height where relevant. Hand times (with appropriate correction as detailed in the entry standards) are accepted. Wind readings may be up to 2.0m/s.

Performances can be achieved at any of the following meets:

  • Any meet conducted by the IAAF (e.g., World Championships, World Juniors);
  • Any meet conducted by Athletics Australia (e.g., 2017 Australian Championships, 2017 Australian Junior Championships & 2017 Australian All Schools Championships);
  • Any meet conducted by Athletics WA (2017 WA State Championships, Strive Track and Field Meets etc.)
  • Any official meet conducted by another State Association (e.g., Queensland Athletics, NSW Athletics etc.).

Achieve entry via a place (1st, 2nd or 3rd) at WA State Championships

Athletes who finish in the first three places (1st, 2nd or 3rd) at the WA State Championships will also automatically qualify for the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships.

In the application of this rule, it will apply to the first 3 Western Australian athletes. 

AGE GROUPS:

Age is calculated as at 31 December 2018. Age groups for able-bodied athletes are outlined below:

  • Under 23 – athletes must not have their twenty-third birthday on or before 31 December 2018.  Under 23 standards are for athletes to qualify in open events and only apply to athletes born in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
  • Open – open to any athlete over the age of 12 years who meets the qualifying standard

 

PARA-ATHLETES:

All para-athletes must have a current National Level Classification (or higher) to qualify for entry into an Athletics Australia event. If the athlete’s National Classification (or higher) is past its review date, entry will be at the discretion of Athletics Australia. 

 

DRAFT TIMETABLE:

The draft timetable can be found on the Athletics Australia website. Click here: http://athletics.com.au/Compete/Events/2017-australian-athletics-championships-5

 

UNIFORM:

All Western Australian athletes competing at the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships can wear club, state, national or sponsorship uniform in line with Athletics Australia Uniform Guidelines.  

 

TEAM TRAVEL:

Athletics WA will not be coordinating team travel and accommodation for the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships. All athletes will be required to book their own travel and accommodation for this event.

Athletics WA will be sending a Team Manager, Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist will be provided by Athletics NSW.

 

FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION:

All athletes must book and pay for their own flights and accommodation in Gold Coast.

 

STATE RELAYS:

Athletics WA will nominate teams for all relay events at the 2018 Australian Athletics Championships. The Athletics WA policy is to select the fastest combination of athletes to field our most competitive teams.

Athletics WA Relay Squads will consist of up to eight athletes per relay discipline. The first six available athletes in the corresponding 100m and 400m finals at the 2018 WA State Championships will be automatically selected into the State Relay Squads. An additional two athletes may be added to the squad at the State Selectors discretion, based on results throughout the 2017/18 season. These selections are at the absolute discretion of the Selectors.

Please nominate your availability for relay selection when completing the online registration. 

TEAM WA SEATING:

Team WA will set up in the grandstand in the same spot each day and will be available to answer questions from WA Team members. State Relay teams will be coordinated from this spot. Physio and massage location will be confirmed at the venue. All athletes will be required to collect their own bibs from the Athletics Australia TIC.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA – ATHLETICS WA:

We actively encourage you to like our Athletics WA Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest information on #TeamWA2017 during the Australian Championships. https://www.facebook.com/athleticswa/

Join the conversation on Facebook www.facebook.com/athleticswa #TeamWA2017

 

ASADA:

ASADA will have a presence and will conduct drug testing at the Australian Championships. Therefore, we encourage all athletes and coaches attending these Championships to undertake some form of personal education around anti-doping and the testing process. Please be aware of the process of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)

The ASADA website contains information regarding testing, testing processes, education, athlete rights and responsibilities https://www.asada.gov.au/ to complete the online Level 1 and Level 2 courses (if you haven’t already done so)

a video that explains the drug testing process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p849msht_A

 

FUNDING SUPPORT:

Department of Sport and Recreation:

Athletes can apply for funding support from the WA Department of Sport and Recreation under the “Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme” to help cover travel and accommodation costs.  Visit http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/athlete-travel-subsidy-scheme for further information.

Local Council:

Funding may be available from your local council. Visit your council’s relevant website for information about support.

 

SELECTION LETTERS FOR SCHOOL / UNIVERSITY / WORK:

You are only required to attend the Australian Championships on your competition days. However, we encourage you to attend the other sessions to support your team mates and watch all athletes strive for team selections. If you need a letter for your school, university, or employer to confirm your selection and request time off, please email shane@waathletics.org.au

 

The Team WA information booklet is available on the Athletics WA website and must also be read as it contains important competition information.

http://www.waathletics.org.au/Participate/Competitions/Australian-Championships/Australian-Athletics-Championships

 

WA ENTRIES CLOSE: 5:00PM FRIDAY 26TH JANUARY 2018

 

Event Details

Event Date:

Thursday 15 February 2018 to Sunday 18 February 2018
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