Some members are receiving emails from Athletics WA confirming their registration and this is causing some confusion. MAWA members are now automatically registered with AWA for insurance even if they don’t compete on the track so these emails can be safely ignored.
Ed Whitlock of Canada was a legendary masters athlete.
This obituary published in a UK club magazine may be of interest to members
Robin King leaves the committee after taking a new job in the north of the State.
Campbell Till joins the committee and will take overall responsibility for Track and Field activities. We welcome Campbell to this important role, and are sure you will give him your full support
We have moved the website to a new host and given it a fresh new look. This has greatly improved performance for the website administrators. We thank long-term MAWA friend Ernie Leseberg for all his work.
Deliver of the MAWA jacket orders is awaited
Membership sits at 534, very strong for so early in the year
Track and Field was off to a slow start in 2017 with athletes still recovering from their efforts at World Champs. However State Champs entry at 183 is very healthy.
The winter programme will be at both venues in the lead up to Nationals in early June. After that it will be ECAC only.
The new steeples at ECAC have become cracked and warped. The supplier will replace the wooden beams with steel-framed
The committee approved MAWA nominees for AMA awards and these are listed on the website.
MAWA nominations for AMA Awards
The MAWA committee last night approved the following nominations:
Sprints/Hurdles. Wendy Seegers. Another amazing year for Wendy with 2 W40 Australian records and 2 World Titles
Middle Distance/Steeples. Rob Nichols. Great year for Rob in the Steeplechase with a State Record, a National title, and a bronze at Worlds
Distance. Janet Ferguson. What a year for Janet – 2 World Titles and taking a 5000m State record from the late, great Anne Shaw
Walks. Lynne Schickert. A World bronze and an Australian record for Lynne in the gruelling 20km event
Jumps. Melissa Foster. Once again World Triple Jump champion
Throws. Byrony Glass. Right at the end of the age-group, Byrony still won 3 World Titles and broke 2 Australian records
Multi-events. Mark Jeffery. Mark’s decathlon at the State Open Champs earned him 7299 points, an Australian record and only 5% short of the World record
Most outstanding female athlete. Wendy Seegers
Most outstanding male athlete. Matt Staunton. Exceptional year for Matt with an Australian Weight Pentathlon record, and a gold, 2 silvers at the World Championships.
Most outstanding individual performance. Wendy’s 200m time of 24.52s at a Strive meeting
Once again MAWA is able to put forward an outstanding list of nominees. We wish them luck – the winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner in Darwin in June
Winter Track and Field
Last night the committee agreed the following arrangement:
ECAC. Full winter track programme 6th April and then late April through September. No throws. No jumps competition but equipment is available if members want to come and practice.
WAAS. For the period leading up to the Nationals in Darwin, (ie 4th April and then late April and all of May), full programme with track, throws and jumps.
From June to September there will be no programme at WAAS. This is based on our experience in recent years, (apart from 2016), where only a handful of athletes were turning up, not justifying the time and effort of those who run the event.
We are conscious that throwers will not have the opportunity to do Weight Throw ahead of Darwin. The circle at ECAC is probably too dark after around 6pm, but the ground is open by 5:30pm so throwers could come and practice then.
The Oceania Masters Athletics Championships are held every two years and include Australia, New Zealand and all the Pacific Islands!
In 2018 they will be held on 20-27 January in Dunedin, New Zealand – a beautiful location so you can combine the event with a stunning holiday!
For more information please click on the link below: