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Masters at Cherrybrook

Masters athletics is for athletes aged 30 and over, and is divided into 5 year age groups (30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, etc). Cherrybrook Masters compete as part of the Friday night program during the summer season running from September through to the middle of March each year, following basically the same programme as our seniors, as well as a winter and summer program prepared by Athletics NSW. Masters can also compete during the winter Cross Country season from May through to July each year.

You don't have to have been an athlete in your youth to do Masters events; many people take it up in later life, to keep fit and have fun, or to try something new.  As well as Friday night club sessions, there are many additional opportunities to compete available, including All Comers events at Homebush, State Relays, Masters State Titles or Australian or World Masters Games

NOTE: you also need to be a member of the NSW Masters Athletics Association in order to compete in NSW, Australian or World Masters events (ie National or World Championships, run by the Australian Masters Association (AMA) or World Masters Association (WMA),or NSW events run by NSW Masters Association (NSWMA).

Details are at their website

Some great reasons to join NSWMA:
Enjoying new friendships with like minded athletes of similar age        
An active Facebook Page, monthly email newsletter and quarterly magazine       
Participate in a range of events to suit you, from local to international level       
The chance to claim records at State, National, Oceania or World levels

Further information on all Masters events is located on the NSWMA and AMA websites

Upcoming Events:

2015 Australian Masters Games will be held 3-10 October in Adelaide SA.  This event is held every two years.
2015 Oceania Masters Championships
 will take place in Raratonga Cook Islands Oct 5-10. This event is held every two years.
2016 World Masters Athletics Championships will be held in Perth WA Oct 26 – Nov 6. This event is held every two years.
2016 ANSW Masters State Championships will take place in February date tbc. Entries will be available online through Athletics NSW         2016 Australian National Masters Track & Field Championships will take place 16-19 April in Adelaide SA.
2017 World Masters Games
 will be held in Auckland NZ April 21-30. This event is held every four years.

Training: For seniors is available throughout the season at Cherrybrook oval on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings. For any coaching enquiries in relation to Seniors, please contact our coaching co-ordinator Valme Kruger (Level 4 Coach) on 0402 126 060 , or the seniors coach Mick Zisti (Level 2, Coach).

Technical Specifications for Masters Throws events

So, if you've ever watched your kids do an event and wanted to try it for yourself, consider joining our Masters group - you might surprise yourself!

Click on the logos below for these Masters sites: