March E-Newsletter

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Hello Athletes

If you haven’t already decided to come to Darwin for the first ever AMA Nationals in the NT, then click on this:

Then do yourself a favour and get cracking! Try and get up here late Wednesday or Thursday lunchtime to then acclimatise and enjoy the Mindil Markets prior to the four days of outstanding competition. If possible, hang around after and enjoy unique country, climate, culture and history.

To help you we also have these sponsors:

1. Virgin Airlines – who are offering a 10% discount on flights and this will automatically be deducted if booking through the portal on the championship website. (
2. Thrifty – who are offering discounted rates. Visit and enter the promotional code: NTMASTERS.
3. Club Tropical Resort Darwin – who are offering the best competitive pricing for accommodation and can be found HERE.

Club Tropical have asked us to remind you that when booking please give flight details and notify if needing a transfer. If you want food then use Sole @ Home for in-room Resort dining OR fill up your in-room fridge with Woolworths Home Delivery – pick it online, delivery address – Club Tropical Resort Reception, 622 Lee Point Rd, Lee Point. In the instruction box, please include your name & date of arrival and the service team at Club Tropical will have it waiting in your room. A mini bus will also run from the resort to the track.

Merchandise is now available for ordering and can be viewed and purchased online via the registration portal. ( If you are not competing and still wish to purchase merchandise, fill in the registration details and untick “I will be competing at this meet”.

Awards Dinner – will be a party. It will take place in the courtyard of the Club Tropical Resort with a festival themed cocktail dinner, cash bar and live music. Again – book via the registration portal. (

Saturdays draft timetable has been modified to bring track events forward one hour in the evening and field events forward 30 minutes. These changes have now been made to the Draft Competition Schedule on the website. (

With just over 3 months to go there is enough time to start your training if you are recovering from injury or making a comeback! If you are not a competitor and would just simply like to come and escape the southern winter, consider helping as a volunteer and check out the downloads link at:

Our website is and registrations close May 1.

Kind regards

Steve McGugan
On behalf of LOC Darwin 2017 AMAC
“If you never have a go then you’ll never ever know.”