Venue Activities

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Training & Coaching

The venues operate on every week of the year, so they provide an excellent supplement to your training program. At most venues informal advice is available from experienced athletes. Groups with common interests form and train together at mutually agreeable times. It is better to train in a group than to train alone.

Throwing coaching is available at Glen Eira venue on the Throwers Group timetable and at Doncaster venue. Training under accredited coaches can be arranged. To obtain coaching advice in specific events ask the VMA secretary or venue manager where the experts are.

Competition

Higher levels of competition are available when members from the many venues meet to contest medal events. They range from track and field championships to intervenue special events and cover the full range of athletic endeavours, sprints, distance races, hurdles, jumping, racewalking, throwing and multi events.

Medals are awarded for placings in the medal events and championships. Trophy glasses and certificates are awarded for good performances in handicap and age-graded events at the venues. There is also the opportunity to compete interstate at national championships and internationally at world championships. These carnivals are not restricted to elite athletes. The masters movement encourages participation by all members.

Social

Social get togethers are an integral part of club activities and provide a great opportunity to make new friends and share fun experiences. Friendships have even led to the occasional wedding. Each venue night concludes with a bit of supper and a chat. Intervenue events have an enjoyable social aspect which brings members from distant areas together to appreciate each others company.

Ten Good Reasons To Join

Enjoy

Enjoy well organised events

Improve

Improve general fitness

Meet

Meet a range of new People

Health

Improve overall health

Help

Enjoy helping others get fit

Younger

Feel younger than your age

Fun

Have fun and make friends

Achieve

Achieve a feeling of well being

Reduce

Reduce stress and feel happier

Participate

Participate (or perish)