The MattyB DEPT. has been working hard during the winter and with less than 3 weeks until the first major gift of the year, Queanbeyan Gift, the squad is counting down the days until the competition season commences.
With increased prize money at this gift, including equal prize money for Men and Women, this meeting will be a wonderful opportunity to gauge how athletes are going.
Clearly this looms as the biggest season ever with the Olympic Games and World Junior Championships less than a year away. The squad will have many athletes competing in the Athletics Australia tour meets which will be telecast on Channel 9 this year.
A group of athletes will again head down to Tasmania for the Christmas/New Year carnivals and the squad will have their first athlete run at Bay Sheffield.
Throw in gift carnivals in NSW and Victoria (including Stawell) and local summer series meets with AACT and you have a year full of many opportunities and fun.
Please stay tuned to www.mattybdept.com for results, insights and video footage of the squad.
Bring on Season 2011/12!