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 the same program 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.
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, 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 www.nswmastersathletics.org.au
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 from local to international level, and
- The chance to claim records at State, National, Oceania or World championships.
Further information on all Masters events is located on the NSWMA and AMA websites.
Training: 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.
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: