For information on Throwers Group membership and Throwers Committee contacts, see below…
Throwers Group Membership
Joining the Throwers Group costs only $5 per year; this gives you plenty of opportunities for throwing at our scheduled competitions and training days. You will also enjoy the use of quality implements at training & comp days, coaching clinics, result sheets for all events, plus a quarterly newsletter (click to go to the VMA Newsletters page and view all the latest Throwers Group ‘Out of Sector’ newsletters).
We throw on selected Sundays throughout the year at Duncan Mackinnon Athletics Track ($3 for members and $5 for non-members, however all participants must be financial VMA members). Training and competition days start at 12:45pm unless otherwise stated. Earlier arrival to help with set up is always welcome. At the conclusion of activities we enjoy a chat over a cuppa with cake or biscuits – donation of a plate to share or a gold coin is appreciated.
The Throwers are a friendly group and are willing to assist anyone who would like to have a go at throwing on a one to one basis or in a group. If you have any queries just give one of the committee members a call.
VMA Throwers Committee
Throwing Events and the Throws Pentathlon
The throwing events are: Hammer, Shot, Discus, Javelin and Heavy Weight. Implement weights are graded according to age group – see table below. The Throws Pentathlon includes throws with all five implements in the order given above. Each implement performance scores points for distance and the values are totalled to give a final overall point score.
Equipment Specifications for Masters Men and Women
In all events specified as VMA events, medals will be awarded to the first three placegetters in each age group for both men and women. Correct uniform is required for VMA events.
Throwers Group – Archive Judy Pfanner