AMA National Championships Trophy Awards
AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY AWARDS
Trophies presented annually for outstanding performances at the Australian National Championships.
The Brian Foley trophy is for the best age graded 800m or 1500m performance at the AMA Championships was introduced in 2008 to mark the outstanding contribution to Masters Athletics by Brian Foley, former AMA Secretary, who died suddenly in 2006 aged 61.
Royce Foley developed the concept of the Weight Pentathlon, which is now one of the most popular events in masters athletics internationally. The award is presented to the highest scoring male and female Throws Pentathlete. An athlete may win this award only once in the same age group.
The Sprint Championship is a handicap race between the best age-graded performers in the 100 metres sprint at the Australian Championships. Handicapping is determined according to age-group rather than individual performance on the day.
This championship is held between the age-group winners of a selected throwing event on a rotation basis each year at the Australian Championships. Competitors are handicapped according to their performance in their age-group event, and throw their own implement weight.