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I need your help! Over the past few years, there are fewer CMA only members, with more masters athletes within the club system. It appears this group seem to think the CMA section is somehow different, as very few of them engage with CMA. However, we are all one!!
Please come along to the CMA AGM. CLICK here to view the agenda.
The current committee is small and we meet infrequently. Our main purpose is to organise track & field events, as the non-stadia section of the sport is organised by Athletics Canterbury.
This year we are hosting the South Island Track & Field Championships at Nga Puna Wai. CMA have some decisions to make about how we operate going forward.
Are we going to stay separate from the track & feild section of the sport or allow ourselves to be absorbed by Athletics Canterbury and let them take over the organisation of all masters event. They already do this for non-stadia events.
COME TO THE AGM and have your say!!!
This event runs from 31st August - 7th September 2019. The final timed programme should be out shortly. Good luck to those going. I will post more details once available.
I have had a few people confirm they are interested in coming to this event, but unless we close to 40 people, we will not get the dinner at a reduced price.
If you are interesting in coming to this event, I need to know ASAP. You can send me an e-mail (email@example.com) to confirm you are coming.
We need at least forty people to attend to ensure we get a good deal re: the cost of the meal. The cost will be $15.00 for competitive members (CMA and ANZ) and $25.00 for partners / supporters.
It's been a while since my last report, but there has been a lot on. We have had the Athletics Canterbury and Canterbury Masters Track & Field Championships at Nga Puna Wai, then the NZMA Championships in Timaru, followed by the Athletics NZ Championships at Nga Puna and finally the Canterbury Secondary School event at Nga Puna, all within the past six weeks. A very busy time for those of us who officiate, let alone compete.
We have one last event ... the Nga Puna Wai Relay (formerly the Link Relay / Pete Watts Memorial Relay. To find out more about this event or enter a team, click on this link.
This event is organised by CMA and occurs THIS Sunday (31st March 2019) at Nga Puna Wai, starting at 9:30 a.m.
If you are interesting in coming to this event, I need to know ASAP. You can send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confimr you are coming.
We need at least forty people to attend the ensure we get a good deal re: the cost of the meal. The cost will be $15.00 for competitive members (CMA and ANZ) and $25.00 for partners / supporters.
Welcome to the first e-News of the season. For the past few months the CMA website has been down, but the issues have been overcome and we are back!! Time to catch up.
At last after SEVEN years we have a new track in Halswell, near the A & P Show Grounds. Athletics is one of four sports, along with hockey, tennis & rugby league, which are now based at the Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub. The photo above is the view looking down the home straight of the new track, with Kennedy's Bush in the background. It is still largely a construction site, but one day it will be complete. It looks great!!!
Do you know where the new track is?
With the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Athletics NZ and New Zealand Masters Athletics, it has made it easier for club athletes to attend our events. However, it does mean that fewer masters 'join' CMA only. We don't see that as an issue. We are happy to accept all masters aged athletes, club or non-club as CMA masters .... we are all the same to us! CMA members have been taking part in Athletics Canterbury's events for several years now. It's perhaps time that our committee becomes a sub-committee of the Centre, given we already work together closely already.
What's on and when?
We are looking at creating our own calendar of this website, but until then, you can go to the Athletics Canterbury calendar on their HOME PAGE to see what events are on each week at interclub.
Use this link to enter ...https://nzmastersathletics.org.nz/event/nzma-track-and-field-championships/
Good luck for the rest of the season,