Welcome To Masters Athletics Western Australia

Next run: Sunday August 28: Group jog 8am.

Visitors are always welcome at MAWA events for a small fee ($5)

The object of our club is to encourage and promote Masters Athletics, general fitness, and to provide opportunities for training and competition.

To see what Masters Athletics WA (MAWA) offers, head over to the about us page.

Over 30? Why not join us?

Membership is open to men and women 30 years of age and over.

Channel 7 news item on our 80+ year old athletes

This will be shown on Channel 7 news at 6pm tonight. Sorry about late notice but we have only just been told

There will be no throws coaching at WAAS this week

Committee Summary August 2016

– Richard Blurton to attend AMA AGM in Melbourne on 17th/18th September

– Presentation breakfast at WAMC was a success and will be repeated next year

– Agreed that next Vetrun will canvass views on the safety of Jorgensen for our X-country championships

– Final draft of 2017 Sunday Programme was agreed – will now go for local council approvals and be published by November

– The short run championship will follow the same pattern as the long run, using short runs in September and October

– Ponchos will be provided for helpers at Sunday runs

– The coaching grant of $1000 has been received from AMA

– A Saturday track meet in September is possible but only if we have a volunteer to organise it

– Award nominees for John Gilmour Trophy and Achievement Awards were approved

Team Manager WMA Indoor Champs

AUSTRALIAN MASTERS ATHLETICS

Team Manager, Daegu 2017

Expressions of Interest are now being called for the position of Team Manager for the WMA Indoor Championships to be held in Daegu 19-25 March 2017.

Please click on Guidelines for further information and to assist with your application.

Australia is expected to have a team of 50-80 athletes competing at these championships.  Funding will be available to meet the majority of the team manager’s costs for travel and accommodation. If Australian entrants exceed expectations, then AMA will consider adding a second manager.

The closing date for applications is 14 September 2016.  The successful person will be notified by 24 September 2016.

Please nominate one referee who can be contacted by the AMA Board. Applications are to be emailed to the AMA Secretary, Hazel McDonnell.

Hazel McDonnell – Secretary

Australian Masters Athletics

hazelmcd@bigpond.com

Australian uniform

You will be aware that there have been some delays in despatching Australian uniforms, and a few of you have already waited more than 6 weeks.

I have been assured by Hazel McDonnell, AMA Secretary, that provided you order your uniform by 25th August you will definitely have it before the Championships.

However, should it get to around mid October and anyone has not received the uniform, then please let Lynne Schickert, Delia Baldock or Richard Blurton know

Saturday track meet in September

Some members have requested that we hold a Saturday morning track meet in September in the run up to the World Championships

We have ascertained that it will be possible to book the ECAC track for a Saturday morning, and would expect that a $5 entry fee would cover the cost of hiring the track

However, club members who normally arrange and run track meetings are either not available or too busy with work on World Championships. Therefore before the club commits to this meeting we need someone to volunteer to manage the meeting – set the programme, arrange officials, set out equipment and prepare results. Anyone prepared to do this should contact club president Richard Blurton on r.blurton@iinet.net.au

AWA coaching courses

See information on coaching courses

AWA coaching courses

Weekend Away & Luncheon

UP AND COMING SOCIAL EVENTS:

The next Club Weekend away will be at:

Lewana Cottages Balingup on 23-26 September 2016

Cost approx $100 each – to book please contact Elaine Dance

Melbourne Cup Lunch:

Miss Mauds – Cnr Murray/Pier Streets Perth

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Please advise numbers to Elaine – price TBA

For contact details please go to the “Social” page above

 

MAWA Coaching Programme

The three month trial has been very successful with strong attendance and notable improvements in the performances of a lot of the participants.

We have therefore arranged with the coaches that the programme will continue at least until the end of 2016

Details of the programme are at the bottom of the right sidebar

Committee Meeting Summary July

  • Membership has increased to 624 at end June
  • 2017 Sunday programme has now been clash checked with the Marathon Club, and is essentially complete,  subject to local council approval
  • Coaching 3 month trial has gone very well, and arrangements will be made to continue for the remainder of the year
  • 2017 MAWA State T &F Championships main weekend will be 8th/9th April at ECAC. The Nationals in 2017 are in Darwin, (for the first time), in June
  • Because of the World Championships, there will be no Patron’s Trophy this year
  • Consideration is being given to a Saturday track meeting at ECAC ahead of World Championships
  • MAWA is proposing a Motion to AMA that will allow non-members to qualify for Australian Masters records