East Burwood Masters

East Burwood Masters 2019-05-10T18:32:09+10:00

Bill Sewart Athletics Track

400 metre polyurethane track which offers full facilities for all track and field events and is marked in accordance with IAAF requirements. A first class pitch suitable for senior and junior soccer.

Everyone Welcome

Victorian Masters Athletics (VMA) hosts track and field events every week at a number of venues throughout Victoria. We cater for all levels of fitness for adults ranging from 30 years to 85+. If you can walk, you qualify! It’s a friendly environment that encourages participation and keeping fit/active.

Our East Burwood venue (Bill Sewart Athletics Track, behind Nunawading Basketball Stadium, Burwood Highway) hosts events every Thursday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, followed by supper.

The current program for East Burwood is available for download below. It includes throwing field events as well as sprint races, middle distance, and walking races.

You are welcome to come and participate free for two weeks before joining VMA. As a member of VMA you can participate in events at any of the venues for a very low cost (under $5 anytime you attend!)

Get in touch with us today, we’d love to hear from you!

Our Location

Located in the beautiful South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne

Bill Sewart Athletics Track
East Burwood Reserve
Burwood Highway
Burwood East VIC 3151

Opening Hours     19:00 – 21:00  THU

Contact Us

VENUE MANAGER    Chris Worsnop

MOB        0403 910 183
EMAIL    EastBurwood@VicMastersAths.org.au

Socialise With Us!

Exercise Safely

If you have a medical condition, are overweight, are aged over 40 years or haven’t exercised regularly in a long time, it is recommended that you see your doctor for a medical check-up before starting any new exercise program.

Info at vic.gov.au

Info at abc.net.au

Vale Bob Lewis

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Lewis, aged 91 years young. Bob passed away peacefully after a sudden illness on Apr. 26, 2019. Much loved husband of Irene. Always loved and remembered

The Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Bob will be held at the Heritage Funerals, 733 Boronia Rd, Wantirna on Tuesday May 7, 2019 commencing at 1.00pm. Private Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dementia Australia would be appreciated.

Winter is coming!

Winter Hot Food Night
Thursday 30th May
Wear a scarf and a beanie!
Bring family and friends to make it a warm night!

Upcoming Event

The John Gosbell Memorial 5km Teams Run
To be held at East Burwood Venue
Thursday 13th June 2019, 7:40pm
Link to PDF file with these details

This year marks the fourteenth running of this very popular event in memory of John Gosbell, a former Life Member of VMA and manager of East Burwood venue. John was very much loved, admired and respected by those who knew him. This race has become a fitting tribute to his legacy.
We invite all members of Victorian Masters Athletics to this special event to be held in John’s memory.

Prize Categories

Fastest Male
Fastest Female
Best Age-Graded Male Performance
Best Age-Graded Female Performance
Medals for winning team members for 1st and 2nd Division as per below
6 spot prizes decided by place disc draw


1st Division teams are to be of four runners (at least one runner must be female).
2nd Division teams are to be of four runners (at least one runner must be female).

Shield winners will be decided by placings (not times). The teams with the lowest number of points in each division will be the winners.

Venues may have more than one team entered. Each venue can only have one team in 1st Division. If a venue has more teams the remaining teams will be in 2nd Division.

Teams should provide a recorder to record their times. Recording sheets will be provided.

The venue teams are encouraged to wear venue singlets.

VMA team members must be current financial VMA members.

If not in a venue team, individuals may compete and be eligible for individual prizes.

Entry Fees: $20 per team or $5 per individual. Pay on the night.

Program – Also included on the night are:
7:00pm 60m sprint
7:00pm Discus NOD
7:15pm 1200m walk NOT
7:35pm 100m sprint

Enquiries to Christopher Worsnop (VMA East Burwood Venue Manager)
(M: 0403 910 183 or email: christopher.worsnop@austin.org.au)

Current Program

EB Masters Programme Apr to Jun 2019 v4 2/5/2019 (pdf)

If you are unable to attend when rostered on could you please swap with another. Thank you.

Social Media

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EB Men

Supporting Documentation

Seiko stopwatch (with printer) manual (pdf 1.9Mb)

Virtual Volunteer app with stopwatch function (install on your smartphone):
Android version http://bit.ly/2O9xBVV
Apple iOS version https://apple.co/2n7aAr9

EB Women

Track Wrap

Loss of a legend (9/5/2019)

Bob Lewis, 91, died a week after a stroke on the way to East Burwood to compete in Masters Athletics. Bob took up running at 56 and discovered he was very good. In the World Masters Games in both 2002 and 2009 he won three gold medals and at one stage held every Victorian Record from 1500 metres to half marathon. In 2003 he was Whitehorse Athlete of the year. In 2009 he was the first ‘Legend ‘ of Masters Athletics. In 2019 there are still nine Victorian and Australian records in Bob’s name.

Bob is greatly missed by us all. He was a great and much loved friend.

Gold medals plus (2/5/2019)
East Burwood Athletes were really competitive at the Australian Masters Championships held in Melbourne last weekend. Jess Dux nearly replicated her Victorian success with wins in all the sprints and hurdles, the pentathlon and placings in jumps and throws. Leo Coffey retained his triple jump, though short of his own record! Janet Holmes won the 800 metres run and Frank Prowse the 1500 metre walk. Several others had placings including Toni Matters, Don McLean, Allan Wood and Christopher Worsnop. A highlight of the meeting was the run of Lavinia Petrie, 75, the world’s top-ranked athlete by age, who shattered the world record for 5000 metres.

Working hard (25/4/2019)

On Thursday evening Paul Durrant, Glenn Berry and Chris Worsnop took the first three places in the 60, 110 and 600 metre races. Paul also won the 300 metres and Chris the 1000 metre walk.