Athletics Victoria have released their 10 Round AVSL 2021-2022 Summer Calendar, set to commence on Saturday 13 November 2021.
As we approach what in a normal year would be the start of our Bendigo Little Athletics and Bendigo Region/Athletics Victoria summer competitions, Athletics Bendigo General Manager, Terry Hicks provides an update on where we are placed for a start date as much as we know it at present.
Shot put champion Emma Berg has joined an elite group as a multiple winner of the H.H. Hunter Athlete of the Year for Athletics Bendigo Region for the 2020-21. A silver medal in shot put at the national championships in Sydney capped another outstanding track and field season by South Bendigo Athletics Club's star. The H.H. Hunter Athlete of the Year, proudly sponsored by the Gill family, honours a champion sprinter who was killed at Gallipoli.
HIGH jump champion Liam Shadbolt has earned the Geoff Major Rising Star trophy in Flack Advisory Services Group-backed Athletics Bendigo Region's awards for the 2020-21 track and field season. The young gun from near Swan Hill was in hot form at several AV Shield League rounds for Bendigo Harriers and at state and national titles.
Bendigo athlete, Jayden Padgham, has won Gold in the U/17 2000m Steeplechase at the 2021 Australian National Track and Field Championships in Sydney. Awesome running Jayden!!