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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 email@example.com
REGISTRATION FORMS FOR TEAMS are HERE
Small Clubs or school athletes are permissible to combine from two clubs or schools to make a team.
Each athlete will pay one event day fee of $5.00 and be able to enter into any number of relay teams
MELROSE SHIELD PROGRAMME
|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]
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|
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.