Nominations for World Masters awards

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Our MAWA athletes feature very strongly in the OMA nominations for WMA awards. Congratulations to Lyn, Gillian and David.

Lyn Ventris AUS – David Carr AUS
SPRINTS Julie Brims AUS – Trevor Young AUS
MIDDLE DISTANCE Gillian Young AUS – David Carr AUS
DISTANCE Sally Gibbs NZ – Alastair Prangnell NZ
THROWS Jan Banens AUS – Mark Cumming NZ
JUMPS Margaret Taylor AUS – Geoff Shaw AUS
RACE WALKS Lyn Ventris AUS – Ralph Bennett AUS

December vetrun now available

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The December vetrun is now available. Head to the Magazines Tab to view the High Res or Low Res versions.

Throws Pentathlon Results

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The Oceania Throws Pentathlon Challenge results are now available at the following link:

Congratulations to our WA athletes!

OMA Challenge Results 2018

WA Throwers Club Events

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The WA Throwers Club will hold meets on Saturday 1st December and Saturday 15th December at ECAC starting at 2pm. The meets will include all 5 throwing events.

Masters Athletes are welcome to attend

MAWA Coaching

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We are pleased to announce that the 5 MAWA coaches will continue through the 2018/19 season, and that the schedule on the website has been updated, (see right sidebar). 

This offers members a great opportunity to improve their skill level and bring their times down.

We have still not found a throws coach, but our throws official on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Glenn Bartlett, is always willing to offer coaching tips and advice.

Weight throw ECAC 22nd November

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We have the patron’s trophy javelin this week, so in order to ensure we can get through that before it gets dark, the weight throw competition will commence at 5:45 sharp.

November committee meeting summary

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  • There will be an unveiling of a plaque for John Gilmour at the Marathon Club, 24th November, 3pm.  All welcome
  • Committee roles for 2018/19 are as follows:

Sunday Coordinator – Giovanni Puglisi
Trophies – Janne Wells
Sunday Helpers – Jim Langford
Track & Field Coordinator – Mark Howard with support from Jenn Parker on throws
Sunday Visitors, Maps & Equipment – Andrew Cuthbertson

  • Our coaching schedule has been updated on the website. Application has been made for a new coaching grant from AMA
  • MAWA is purchasing the 2 EDM’s (electronic distance measurement devices used for throws events) currently owned by Perth 2016 Ltd
  • Work continues to develop the idea of a MAWA  storeroom/clubroom at ECAC that was discussed at the AGM. The effort is focusing on a modular building that could be readily moved if Canning Council moved the track location in the future.

Marathon Club Plaque for John Gilmour

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The WA Marathon Club will be inducting a plaque for John Gilmour on their memorial wall at their clubrooms in Burswood on Saturday 24 November at 3pm

All welcome

Sunday Programme 2019

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Next year’s programme is now on the website. Sunday runners should use it to select their preferred helper dates. Remember that the earlier you renew, the more likely you are to get your preferred dates.


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This newspost is to remind members of the arrangements we have with Athletics WA on registration and insurance. All MAWA members are registered with AWA which means you do not have to pay a registration fee to compete in AWA events. That registration gives our members the full benefits of the Athletics Australia insurance policy at all MAWA sanctioned events. This covers both public liability and personal accident. The attached gives full details of the coverage, and we suggest that all members read it:

Athletics Australia insurance policy