Would you like the opportunity to join one of the strongest track and field training squads in the country? Boasting numerous national champions, multiple gift winners, Commonwealth Games and World Championship representatives the MattyB DEPT. is fast becoming one of the premier private coaching squads in Australia.

The MattyB DEPT. is seeking applications from those athletes, in sprints (100,200m,400m) or Hurdles (sprint or 400m), who would like to be considered for selection in the squad. This is an elite squad with very high expectations and standards of performance and behaviour at all times.

International and interstate athletes are welcome. Potential athletes would commence a trial period before securing a full time position in the squad.


  • A clear motivation and passion for athletics
  • Willingness to learn and develop with a long term focus
  • Clear potential to become an elite athlete in the future
  • Ability to work with in a squad and as a team
  • At least 15 years of age

 Athletes in the squad receive professional coaching from Matt Beckenham who is the current AAC trainer of the year, ACT Coach of the year and NSWAL trainer of the year. They will be prepared for competitions in amateur and professional running events. Members can also purchase uniform and the squad conduct regular social activities.

Athletes wishing to apply should contact MattyB via email mattyb23@three.com.au  to express their interest and also provide some basic information on their athletics achievements and aspirations.


Any athlete who would like to receive professional programming and coaching advice via correspondence should also contact Matt Beckenham to discuss options available to athletes who do not reside in Canberra but would like to become a member of the MattyB DEPT.

Please check out www.mattybdept.com for more information.

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