Welcome To Masters Athletics Western Australia

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.

National Championships Darwin


Welcome from the LOC,

We are excited to announce the launch of the Australian Masters Athletics Championships Darwin 2017 website: http://ntmastersathletics.com.au/. This site will help you plan for your events, travel, accommodation and a possible extended holiday in the Top End.

Our website is a work in progress and will be updated regularly with more details such as merchandise, medals and local events.   Registration will open after completion of the World Masters Athletics Championships in Perth, WA, 26 October – 6 November 2016.

We wish all competitors in Perth the very best and invite you to visit our stall from the 31st October – 6th November at the Athletes Village.

Kind regards, John Bowden General Manager Athletics NT

West Australian Newspaper Feature

Please note Perth 2016 World Masters Championships will be featured in a special supplement in the West Australian Newspaper on Monday 24 October – you might like to get a copy to souvenir!

Keith and Dulcie McDonald

Long-standing members of the club may be interested in this email received from Todd Davey on Wednesday:

This morning at 6am my wife (Merilyn) lost her mother who succumbed to illness at 81 years of age.

My late Father in Law was Keith McDonald (The first President of MAWA)

What many people don’t know is that Keith’s wife Dulcie Mcdonald was the first FEMALE member and runner of MAWA way back in those years too.

They were both involved in a glorious era with their friends including Mr John Gilmore.

Thought I would pass this on and there may be one or two old athletes around that may wish to attend the funeral TBA.


Sunday training at WAAS

Sunday sprint training with Glenn Ross will be at the WA Athletics Stadium for this Sunday 23 October

Help promote our World Championships

Your chance to be a “star”! Help promote our World event in Perth by telling your story to your local newspaper with its focus as “local athlete takes on world’s best”.

There are 17 different Community Newspapers and a reporter would interview you and line up a picture for publication, so our stories can be featured in the lead up to or the first week of competition.

If you are interested, please contact Perth 2016 Media Manager Andrew Shipp on 9482 9408 or 0431 912 317 or by email:


WAAS training times

Here is a bit more detail on the times that WAAS will be open for training in the week leading up to Worlds


No Sunday Sprint Training 9 October

Please note Glenn Ross will be unavailable to take the Sprint Training at McGillvray this week on Sunday 9 October

MAWA fees

The committee decided at its meeting last night that annual subscription fees for 2017 would remain unchanged from 2016.

New member and renewal forms will be on the website late November. The 2017 Sunday programme will be on the website before then so that new members and members renewing can select helper dates

The committee also decided to correct an inconsistency over visitor fees. At present Sunday runners pay $5 while T & F athletes pay just $2. This means that someone doing T & F once a week could compete for the entire season as a visitor for less than the cost of joining the club! Hence we are increasing T & F visitor cost to $5.

However, we know quite a few members bring children to our meets, and we are pleased to welcome them. We do not want to burden families with a significant cost each week for their children, and hence visitor cost for under 18’s at both T & F and Sunday runs will be $2

October 2016 TFNL Now Available

The first edition of TFNL for the upcoming Track and Field season is now available on the magazines page.

In this edition:

  • TFNL checks out the country entry list and publishes a photographic review of the past four World Championships.
  • Carmel Meyer has been busy writing Tom Gravestock’s profile piece and covering Saturday’s Pre-Event Mini Track meeting.
  • Margaret Saunders writes on her pre-event tips.
  • John Dennehy reviews the winter track and field season.
  • WA walkers were busy in the winter competing in Canberra. Read Janne Well’s thoughts on the meeting.

Head over to the magazines page or read on the digital bookshelf.

Throws coaching

Please be advised that there will be no further Thursday afternoon throws coaching until further notice