QMA MEMBERS - the registration system is now open for renewals and new members
Queensland Athletics Relays - 28 November
QMA MEMBERS PARTICIPATING:
Entries are now closed for the QA Relays.
QMA Members who have entered may pay the ENTRY FEE here for Saturday.
Information for the schedule of events on Saturday is also available there.
Look for the QMA banner in the grandstand.
Contact Roslyn - our volunteer Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to QMA
Queensland Masters Athletics Association (QMA) promotes fitness, fun and friendship through a range
of athletic activities for everyone, from beginner to age group elite standard. Membership starts from 30 years through to 100+.
Competition is conducted in 5 year age divisions, .e.g. M40-44, W55-59. The association currently has around 400 members from all walks of life, all levels of ability and all parts of Queensland and northern New South Wales.
The Track and Field competition in Southern Queensland is usually conducted from October through to March/April. The Summer Track and Field Program leads up to the State Championships usually held in March and the National Championships which are usually held over the Easter long weekend with the
host state changing each year on a rotational basis.
Does any QMA Member have photos of Bevan Valentine, who sadly passed away last year, competing in any events?
Bevan's sister is endeavouring to find any photos that may exist. Please forward to
TRY THE DISCOUNT HURDLES CHALLENGE
Hurdles events will be on the Brisbane Region competition programs commencing from Saturday 7th November.
If you would like to try Sprint & Long Hurdles, but just thinking about it is too daunting a challenge, consider "Discount Hurdles".
Masters athletes may request the Hurdles to be discounted at Brisbane Region competitions.
The distance to the first hurdle, spacing between hurdles, and distance to the finish are as per specifications.
But a lower, discounted height of the hurdles may be requested in order for an athlete to build up confidence and technique. Of course, the performance will not qualify for a record or to be listed on the world rankings website.
Select a height - 68.6cm, 76.2cm, 84cm - that you feel confident to hurdle.
Steeplechase (dry& wet) is coming up in December.
Distance runners may like an extra challenge. Any athlete may try steeplechase.
The obstacles don't have to be cleared in classical hurdling style. The athlete may put hands on top and straddle over the barrier. The water jump can be safely negotiated and is refreshing in summer.
BRISBANE COMPETITION REGISTRATION & COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
Current QMA Members may REGISTER HERE for the competition on Saturday, 21st November.
Registering for current members, new members and visitors wishing to compete may also be done at the track at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time for the event.
All QMA members, visiting athletes, officials, volunteers, spectators, family, and friends attending Brisbane Competition meets need to read and adhere to the Covid-19 Requirements.
Members attending the QMA competition at the SAF track on Saturday morning, please check important information on this map. ENTRY and EXIT thru the small gate near the canteen building. STOP at sign-in and sanitiser station on your left - EVERYBODY must sign-in here - athletes, accompanying persons (including children) and all volunteers. If you have not pre-entered, entry sheets (the pink and blue ones) will be located at the next table. Then enter the WHITE BUILDING as indicated to pay ground fees. Please have correct money ($10) and observe distancing markers. EXIT via the other door.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
Accept a challenge! Just ask.
How many events do you intend to participate in? Try another event.
At the first 2 competition meets of the season, the majority of athletes did 1, 2, or 3 events. Often 3 throws or 3 sprints.
A handful of athletes are doing 5 or more events.
Be like the thrower that added in a sprint event. Have a throw or a jump or line up on the track. If you have never done an event before, your successful performance will be at least a Season Best, if not a Lifetime Best.
Bring along a friend, partner or family member to have a go. If you are competing in 1 or 2 events, volunteer to help out at a field event or operate the wind gauge.
Just ask and someone will show you how. We all had to learn in the beginning.
QMA Membership for 2020-21
Registration for the QMA 2020-21 Season is now available.
Current QMA members are registered until 30 September, 2020. Click "Renew" on the Registration portal.
Members who have not re-registered for the coming season will be classified as "unfinancial" and will have to compete as a "Visitor" until registered.
New members and previous members returning after one or more seasons away, click "register" ont he Registration portal.
Please read the information on the MEMBERSHIP page first.
Then click on the 'ON-LINE MEMBERSHIP' link to take you to the Registration page.
QMA Competitions Brisbane & Gold Coast
QMA Brisbane Region commenced competitions on Saturday, 19th September 2020. Check the Brisbane Calendar for program and dates.
QMA Gold Coast commenced competitions on Sunday, 20th September 2020.
Check Gold Coast Calendar now for competition program and dates.
Please adhere to Covid-19 health and safety requirements while competing. Respect the health and well-being of all fellow competitors, officials, volunteers, spectators, family, friends, and venue staff.
If you are unwell, stay home.
QSAC is available for public training. There are special conditions. Check the QSAC Public Training Guidelines to book. NO BOOKING, NO TRAINING.
Check with training venues for Covid-19 safety requirements. Check for signs.
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