The information sheet and entry form are now on the website, right sidebar.
It is vitally important that you read the information sheet BEFORE starting to complete your entry form. You will need to be aware of some changes this year in the timing of events.
Vale Rob Young
Rob Young, long-standing MAWA member and well respected among southwest athletics as an athlete and a coach, passed away on 14th January. His funeral is to be held on Wed 23rd 1pm at Bunbury Crematorium for those who wish to go.
Rob lived in Collie and was an active member of the Bunbury club. He was a keen thrower, and a regular competitor in both State and National Championships.
Paula Kennedy of the Bunbury Club writes:
“RIP Rob. I valued your experience and coaching over the last few years and enjoyed our chats when we were competing at the same comps recently”.
January 2019 TFNL
The latest edition of TFNL is now available on the magazines page.
Head over to the magazines tab to download a pdf copy or view in the digital bookshelf.
Camp 1-4 March 2019
It’s nearly that time again for our popular long weekend away at Dwellingup staying in chalets at the Dwellingup Caravan Park.
For planned activities please see the itinerary on our “Social” page.
To secure your place please see Elaine Dance at our Sunday morning runs or contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone: 0421 397 821
Cost to be advised but payment to be received by 24 February
Welcome Run Photos
For Graeme Dahl’s photos from our Welcome Run on Sunday 5 January please go to the following link:
MAWA member Christian Tittel has sadly passed away from cancer on 26 December aged 90
Chris was an enthusiastic thrower who just recently competed successfully at Worlds in Malaga and has State Records in M90 Discus and M85 and M90 Hammer, Weight Throw, Shot Put and Throws Pentathlon. If you would like to attend the funeral please see details below.
Tuesday 8 January 10am
West Chapel Fremantle Cemetery, Sainsbury Rd Palmyra.
(Instead of flowers donations can be be made to the Fred Hollows Foundation – thank you)
Level 2 Technical Course
The WA Athletics Officials Club has organised a Level 2 Technical Seminar & Workshop for 12 & 13 January 2018 at WAAS.
The following dates are now confirmed for next year’s State Championships. Please note carefully the significant changes from the pattern in previous years. These are designed to make it easier for members to do their full range of desired events, and lead to a less cluttered main weekend.
Thurs 4 April Steeplechase
Sat 6 April am Pentathlon + 5000m
Sat 6 April pm Throws Pentathlon + Long Jump
Thurs 11 April 10,000m
Sat 13 April Main day 1
Sun 14 April Main day 2
All events are at ECAC
The pole vault will be at a Strive meeting, date to be advised
Patron’s Trophy 2018
A very exciting 2018 Patron’s Trophy concluded last week.
In the women’s event Gillian Young increased her 2017 total by over 50 points to overhaul last year’s winner Sue Coate. Jenn Parker just pipped Janne Wells to 3rd place.
The men’s event was thrown wide open by the absence of David Carr. It was neck and neck all the way through, with Campbell Till just beating Colin Smith by 6 points. Great effort by Ian Hannaby to secure 3rd spot, but an extra special mention must go to Ossi Igel in 4th place. Although we have changed the rules to make it easier for field event specialists to be competitive, it is still very difficult for pure throwers to do well. But Ossi took on the challenge and showed it can be done.