November TFNL Now Available

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This month’s Track and Field Newsletter highlights World Champion walker Lyn Ventris’ second IAAF award as she heads to Barcelona to join the elite of athletics at the Gala awards.
Head over to the TFNL page for the latest edition.

AMA Decathlon & Heptathlon Championships

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The 2013 Multi Championships will be held in Bendigo on the 5th/6th January 2013. The Championship will be held in conjunction with the AV Junior Multi Championships. Entry form attached.
The late notification of this event is due to negotiations taking time and the need for the approval of the AMA Board that met in late September.
The closing date for Entry forms is 14th December 2012
Download Entry Form

Lyn Ventris wins IAAF Masters Athlete of the Year Award again!

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For the second consecutive year, Lyn Ventris W55, our very own world champion walker, has won the female section of the IAAF Masters Athlete of the Year 2012.  Lyn will receive her award at the IAAF Gala in Barcelona, Spain in November.  We’ve been amazed over the past few months at the number of world records Lyn has broken.  She is a true champion and we are so very proud of her.  Congratulations Lyn.

MAWA has a new constitution

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At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the club on 16th September 2012, the 69 members present voted to adopt a new constitution. You can view the minutes of meeting EGM Minutes 16 September 2012

First Aid Register

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The Club is updating its Register of members who have current First Aid/Nursing/Medical training who are available to offer assistance, if required, at Sunday runs and Tuesday and Thursday competition.  The Register will be included in the Race Directors’ packs. If you have any of this training and would like to be put on the Register, please contact Val Millard, secretary, email mawasecretary@gmail.com or phone 6468 7720. You can talk to Val at a Sunday run or on Thursdays for more information.

Wanted – Clothing Manager

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MAWA is looking for a person to take over the job of Clothing Manager.  After a number of years making us look good in our uniform, Pat Hopkins has decided it’s time to hand over to someone else.  Many thanks go to Pat for her generous contribution in time and effort.

The Club relies on its volunteers for its smooth running, and the Clothing Manager is one of the more important jobs.  If you’d like to do this job, you can contact Val Millard, Secretary, email mawasecretary@gmail.com, phone 6468 7720 or talk to Pat or Val at a Sunday run for more information.

Changes to website

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Some changes have been made to the webite to improve functionality and make it easier for us to post results and news items. A search function has been added, while buttons on the home page make it easier to write to the committee, and to access the MAWA facebook page. There is the addition of a feed from the AMA site, however the basic structure of the site is unchanged.

Pan Pacific Masters Games

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The 8th Pan Pacific Masters Games is to be held on the Gold Coast in November. Entries for Athletics close on the Friday 5th October (no late entries will be accepted).