We have some terrific news. After many months, our track will be open this week.
John Sandford, Life member of Western Athletics, has passed away.
John is remembered kindly for his service to the Western Athletics Club as a long time throwing coach.
Many will remember John at training, in his blue overalls, passing on his down to earth wisdom. John gave his time freely and consistently to teach athletes how to throw and in doing so contributed to the way they think and how they approach life.
John shaped the lives of his athletes by listening, thinking carefully and responding as they rode the highs and lows of competition. He helped them to accomplish things and to develop self-belief.
We send our condolences to John’s family and friends.
If you are a runner, jogger or someone who likes to go for long walks you may be wondering how best to adjust your training and exercise to a 60 minute a day limit. Here are five tips to adjust your training to 60 minutes a day.
The Find Your 30 challenges were created to support the Find Your 30, Do It Your Way campaign developed in collaboration with WynActive (Aquapulse, Eagle Stadium and Werribee Outdoor Pool leisure centres) and Wyndham City Council during the Covid-19 lockdown period.
The following information is correct as at 21 July 2020.
Visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus for the latest information on restrictions.
The Western Athletics Committee is committed to delivering a safe, enjoyable, and successful 2020 season under the guidelines and restriction of the State Government and in accordance with advice from Athletics Victoria.
As you would be aware the Australian government has announced Stage 2 measures for coronavirus last night. This introduces further rules and restrictions to reduce the spread of the virus.
The key message is: "Australians should stay at home, unless shopping for essentials, travelling to and from work - where you cannot work from home, going to school and exercising. Keep visitors to your home at a minimum. In outdoor spaces do not congregate in groups."
At Western Athletics the health and safety of our members, coaches and family is a priority. Follow the below guidelines and advice to help you and every other member remain healthy and have a positive experience.
Please keep abreast of advice from reputable health and government sources as the COVID-19 situation in Australia is in a state of change.
The Jaimangal family are our volunteers of the month for November 2019.
Ticket 12 was drawn which was for the Jaimangal's completing club duties at AVSL Round 1 held at Aberfeldie. The Jaimangal's come from Werribee Little Athletics with Taleisha and Jalen now competing for Western Athletics in Stu Macaulay's squad. You'll find Taleisha and Jalen sprinting over distances from 100m to 800m!
Parent's Michael and Susan and the family have been regular helpers over the season, helping with club duties on at least three occasions at Aberfeldie and Werribee.
In the 23 years of Western Athletics the club has had three female coaches. In the early days we had Leonie Viterbo and more recently Alida Weitsz and Kylie Smith. Is this a new issue? No, if you go back to the days of the former Footscray, Sunshine and Werribee Athletic Clubs you could count on one hand the number of female coaches each of these clubs had.
So where are the female coaches? Is this just our club’s problem? No.