How Does the GSV Carnival Series Work?
Girls Sport Victoria conducts a series of Swimming and Diving, Cross Country and Track and Field Carnivals in Terms One, Two and Three, respectively.
In the lead up to these Carnivals, schools conduct specific training and may also attend a number of ‘training meets’ with several other GSV schools.
Schools then compete in one of three GSV Preliminary Carnivals. Schools are allocated to a specific Preliminary Carnival based on their result from the previous year, with the aim of having an even spread of strength across each of the Preliminary Carnivals. The winning school from each Preliminary Carnival is automatically allocated into Division One. Based on combined data from all Preliminary Carnivals, the next best five schools are allocated into Division One, with the following eight schools allocated into Division Two and the final eight schools competing in Division Three. While schools may fine-tune their team lists from Preliminary to Championships, in most instances girls represent their school in both Preliminary and Championship Carnivals in the same events.
Once the three Championship Carnivals for Swimming and Diving and Track and Field are held, the GSV office compares the times, heights, distances etc of each competitor (by age group) and the best eight – ten girls are invited to compete in the prestigious GSV Finals Evening.
Cross Country is slightly different because at the Championship Carnival, competitors from all three Divisions run against each other at the same time. Recognition is given on the day to the top ten runners across the line as well as top 10 in each Division.
Virtual Cross Country – Preliminary Event
Preliminary Event Cross Country Results
Virtual Cross Country – Championship Event
Preliminary A at 10.00am on Tuesday 18th May, 2021 (tbc)
Preliminary B at 12.00pm on Tuesday 18th May, 2021 (tbc)
Preliminary C at 2.00pm on Tuesday 18th May, 2021 (tbc)
Cross Country Preliminary Points
Venue: Yarra Bend, Fairfield (Mel Ref 30 H12)
Championship (Division 1, 2 & 3) 9.30am Friday 28th May, 2021 (tbc)
Cross Country Championship Points
Venue: Bundoora Park, Bundoora (Mel Ref 19 G3)
Diving & Swimming
Diving Preliminary Points Swimming Preliminary Points Preliminary A Dive Scores Preliminary A Swim Results Preliminary B Dive Scores Preliminary B Swim Results Preliminary C Dive Scores Preliminary C Swim Results
Championship Diving Division Allocation
Championship Swimming Division Allocation
Diving Championship Points Swimming Championship Points Division One Dive Scores Division One Swim Results Division Two Dive Scores Division Two Swim Results Division Three Dive Scores Division Three Swim Results
2021 GSV Dive & Swim Finals Evening Program
Diving & Swimming Finals Evening Results
Venue: MSAC, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park (Mel Ref 57 G4)
Track & Field
Preliminary A at 8.30am on Tuesday 10th August, 2021 (tbc)
Preliminary B at 8.30am on Wednesday 11th August, 2021 (tbc)
Preliminary C at 8.30am on Thursday 12th August, 2021 (tbc)
Track and Field Preliminary Points
Championship Division 3 at 8.30am on Wednesday 25th August, 2021 (tbc)
Championship Division 2 at 8.30am on Thursday 26th August, 2021 (tbc)
Championship Division 1 at 8.30am on Friday 27th August, 2021 (tbc)
Track and Field Championship Points
Finals Evening 5.00pm Tuesday 7th September, 2021 (tbc)
Venue: Lakeside Stadium, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park (Mel Ref 57 H3)