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Athletics Wellington Melrose Shield Relay Meeting

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Athletics Wellington Melrose Shield Relay Meeting.


Event Results – HERE 
Team results from the Melrose shield were 

1st – Victoria University Wellington – 60 points
2nd – WHAC – 40 points
3rd -Kiwi Athletics Club -20 points
4th – Scottish Athletics
5th – Trentham United 16 points 

This meeting is an interclub teams Relay event for the Melrose Shield.
Relays will be contested for Track events alongside a Throws Team  and Horizontal Jumps teams  competition.

Teams and Registrations
All Teams should register by 1.30 pm on the day. Registrations can be emailed to gm@athleticswellington.org.nz   

Small Clubs or school athletes are permissible to combine from two clubs or schools to make a team. 

Entry Fee
Each athlete will pay one event day fee of $5.00 and be able to enter into any number of relay teams


Saturday 26 March – Melrose Shield Inter Club Reay Teams Competition
Track Men& Women, All grades Field Men & Women, All grades
2.00pm 4 x 800m relay 2.00pm High Jump – Open
2.25pm 4 x 100 metres Relay 2.00pm Throws relay – Shot
2.45pm 3000m Track Walk – Open 2.45pm Jumps Relay – Long
3.15pm Distance Medley Relay [DMR]
1200m, 400m, 800m, 1 Mile
3.30pm Throws Relay – Discus
4.00pm 4 x 400m relay 3.30pm Jumps Relay – Triple
4.30pm Melrose Shield Prize Giving    

All events are open to clubs and school squads from any centre

Melrose Shield Points and Rules
The shield is awarded to the best club over the Event. i.e.  the club that gains the most points.
Points will be awarded across five divisions for each event as listed – [ages as @31 December 2022]

  1. Senior Men – 20 years and over,
  2. Senior Women – 20 and over,
  3. Junior Men – Under 20 years
  4. Junior Women – Under 20 years
  5. Open Mixed Team – Mixed teams must have 2 x male and 2 x female athletes, any grade.

Points for the Teams will be as listed. 

1st 10 points 4th   6 points 7th   3 points
2nd   8 points 5th   5 points 8th   2 points
3rd       7 points 6th   4 points 9th 1         point
  • More than one team can enter from a club, but points are allocated to just one team per relay no matter the order clubs team’s finish.  So, the more relays clubs can enter the better. i.e WHAC may enter WHAC W20 A, WHAC W20B etc.,.
  • Team’s entering relays must provide at least one person who can help with the relays in some capacity.  Officials will also be there to assist.
  • Throws relay will be 2 x Shot Put athletes and 2 x Discus athletes [2 athletes may do both or 3 or 4 athletes per team across the two Throws]
  • Each Throws or Jumps athlete gets a maximum of three attempts and only two athlete per discipline.
  • Placing for throws and jumps relays will be based on the cumulative total of the best trila of the two athletes in each of the two events.
  •  i.e. Athlete “A” 6.56m LJ + 10.26m TJ and Athlete “B” 5.46m LJ + 9.74m TJ = Total team score of 22.00 metres
  • Implement weights are for only for Senior grade and Under 20 grades only.
  • Horizontal Jumps relay will be 2 x Long Jump and 2 x Triple Jump athletes [2 athletes may do both events or 3 or 4 athletes per team across the two Jumps]
  • Note: Composite Teams – smaller clubs can combine with others to form relay teams as we want to encourage as many athletes to take part as possible.  For example if a team consists of two runners from Karori Athletic Club and two from Paraparaumu Track & Field Club and their team finishes 1st, then the 10 points will be shared evenly between the two clubs with 5 points each.

 What is the Melrose Shield ?
The Melrose Shield was presented to the Lower Hutt Amateur Athletic and Cycling Club in 1948 by the late A (Bill) Melrose for interclub competition for relay races and teams’ events.  The annual competition was held during twilight hours at the Lower Hutt Recreation ground. Kiwi was the first club to win the shield in 1948.

Many of our long serving officials have competed in the Shield meeting many times over the years.  In its heyday it was common to have between 500 and 1000 spectators in the stand.  Bill Melrose’s daughter-in-law, Dawn Melrose is a prominent Athletics Wellington athletic official, and her sons have been prominent local athletes.


March 26
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Newtown Park
323 Mansfield Street
Wellington, Wellington 6021 New Zealand
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