MBD is proud to announce a squad of 28 athletes for 2019.
Some changes have been made to guidelines around the different squads to ensure there is a smooth pathway of athlete development. The main squad (age 18+) also has a specific squad that identifies those athletes who focus primarily on professional athletic events (GIFTED squad).
Sarah Walsh joins Lauren Wells and Melissa Breen as an MBD Ambassador which identifies athletes who are of international standard and play an active role in mentoring, coaching and promotion of the squad.
Including Sarah, Lauren and Melissa there are 8 athletes in the MBD Elite Squad (athletes who reach the 18 and above elite standards). This squad boasts multiple national champions and Australian representatives.
There are also 8 in the MBD Development squad (age 13-17) with several tracking towards the Elite squad by the time they turn 18.
2019 MBD Squads
- Matt Walters
- Nicholas McEwen
- Steve Hocking
- Emily Barbour
- Helen Pretorius
- Emma Zalcman
- Dayanand Devarajan (D.D)
MBD Gifted Squad (Compete in professional running events)
- Molly Sturgiss (performances tracking to elite squad)
- Claire Roberts (performances tracking to elite squad)
- Holly Abbey
- Chandler Leydon
- Jeremy Maranan
- Chloe Smith
- Charlotte Nicholson
- Alesha Bennetts
If you are interested in applying for any of the squads please send an email of interest to Matt Beckenham at email@example.com
The popular MattyB’s FIT4FUN junior squad, coached by Jordan Shelley and Lauren Wells, will recommence its sessions for kids aged 7-13 soon. Please keep up to date on this group here