the faces behind mastershq
MastersHQ is created, directed and managed by some of Australia’s best!
We are known for our expert, calculated programming and ability to plan and execute high level online and live events around the country.
An incredibly successful inaugural year highlights the high level of knowledge, organisation skills, and dedication we possess that is needed to continually deliver top quality series and events.
Between Mel, the Raw team and our incredible state leaders, we have years of experience that shines through all while we strive to continually improve and grow in every way we can to give you, our Masters community, the best experiences possible.
“Mel Robinson, also a coach, manager, event host and programmer, has spent years managing functional fitness athletes, Masters in particular. Mel is highly regarded for the work she does with Masters athletes, she has built a high level of trust and respect within the Masters community through her dedication and passion for all athletes and our sport.
“Raw is a highly qualified, distinguished, world renowned coach, he coaches and programs for some of the best elite athletes in the the world. For many years Raw coached Brent Fikowski, leading him into his 2nd place finish at the 2017 CrossFit Games, crowning him the 2nd fittest man on Earth. Our Australian Champ James Newbury took out top spot at the 2017 Pacific Regionals also under the watchful eye of coach Bobby Dee, James alongside many other Elite Athletes including his partner Jess Coughlan who also dominated at the 2017 Pacific Regionals qualifying her into the CrossFit Games, follow Bobby Dee’s programming which has no doubt assisted them in reaching the elite level that they are today.
2019 seen Raw qualify Team Project X into the CrossFit games via an Australian sanctioned event”
MastersHQ is built on the love of our sport, in particular, the Masters community, yes you guys 🙂
Between us all, we bring years of experience at the highest levels, including our programming, competitions and as athletes. We bring with us a high level of professionalism, knowledge and a multitude of skills. Above all this, MastersHQ is built on true passion for our sport. Each and every one of our State leaders are chosen based on not only their experience, knowledge and people skills but also on their own personal passion for the sport we love.
Meet Your State Leaders
Ryan here guys,
Firstly I’m a dad to my best mate cooper who is 4, we do everything together.
Head coach / owner of Injustice CrossFit.
3 times regionals athlete once individual twice on a team.
2017/18 fittest 35-39 in Pacific
2017 went with a team to games
2017/2018 qualified master for games.
2018 masters games athlete.
2019 CFG Open winner of Oz masters
Really keen to be here to show the rest of oz what WA has got ?
Apart from that I just really enjoy CrossFit as a community and sport!
Updated Bio coming….
Scott is currently touring the country side for the #murph3030challenge2019
The #murph3030challenge is 30 days of Murph to raise money for several charities, including The Terry Campese Foundation, Commando Trust Welfare, Leukemia Foundation and the Black Dog Institute.
If you would like to donate or sponsor Scott, you can head to his go fund me page linked here: https://www.gofundme.com/crossfit-sfs-amp-ptsd-fitlife-30-days-of-murph?fbclid=IwAR1cyU2Df-mkDvDP69kjEgynZu5_PVtr15k_MD_rGrIdlkqXhPkRsJafSZA
Awesome work Scott. We could not be prouder of you!!Scott Williams
Brendan became hooked on CrossFit 7 years ago, walking into a gym to be greeted by “Fran”.
A former NSW Police Detective Senior Constable, training, competing and fitness has always been a part of his life having played Rugby Union at a high level and working within the personal security industry for high profile clients throughout Europe and the United States, he has always had to maintain a high level of fitness.
Brendan is a Dad to two boys, has three step kids and a little one on the way with his life and business partner Vicki Webber. Together they own Steel Coast Crossfit in Newcastle and are your modern day Crossfit Brady Bunch.
It’s time for Vicki to carry Brendan’s Comp bag whilst she’s busy growing their little human, Brendan will compete, flying the Masters HQ flag as an individual Master at the upcoming Torian Pro.
When Brendan isn’t coaching at Steel Coast you will find him working his other full time job as a Tug Boat Captain on Newcastle Harbour.
Brendan is very excited to be a part of the Masters HQ team and is looking forward to meeting each and every one of you.Brendan dean
Mother of 2 epic humans.
Servant to 1 precious bulldog.
Worlds oldest uni student.
Drinker of espresso martinis
High performance coach and Mentor.
Coach at CrossFit South Wharf
Create and Implement Strength and Conditioning programs for including but not limited to: Team & field sports athletes inc AFL and NRL development athletes, national level Obstacle Racers, elite dance performers, combat athletes, international level sailors, competitive CrossFitters.
General population and special needs/rehabbing athletes.
Mum to 5 of my favourite people in the world.
CF Coach, adult and kids at PerFit Health & Wellness
Workaholic, mentor, creator, planning freak and lover of life! When not hanging out with my kids you’ll find me working, training or finding ways to continually add personal development….. ❤️Mel Robinson
Brother and sister team, Dion and Cherise, have been a part of the Masters community since it commenced.
Dion is a two times Games athlete placing 3rd, and then, in 2018, 5th in his age division. Together they have won the CrossFit Worldwide Team Series Comp for the last 2 years and the last 2 PanPac Masters Games.
They are the owners and coaches of CrossFit Kanga Rocks!
Cherise and Dion welcome any questions or suggestions regarding the HQ series and look forward to hosting some sneaky training sessions prior to the big final events!
The 2019 QLD Semi Final was held at CrossFit Kanga Rocks and was a huge success,
email@example.comCherise and Dion Walmsley
My CrossFit journey began. Back in 2015 doing a few session with a mate in a home gym. Before joining a box.
That buzz was alive.
I went into Partnership and we our own box. MesoMorph CrossFit. Which has now been in operation since Feb 2017. The community feel and Atmosphere amazing. That being said we had an opportunity to purchase a second premises at Magill so we did CrossFit Ironmill
The diverse range of people that walk through our doors puts a smile on my face everyday. To watch individuals evolve to better versions of them self’s. What more could anyone ask for.
I’m in my mid 30’s with a Beautiful wife and 3 Kids. 10, 8, 4.
Although the Kids make me feel like I’m 56.
I also work full Time as a Project manager for a commercial joinery company.
Renee is a mother of 2 wonderful kids and Supportive husband, I have been CrossFitting for 6 years and Strongman for 4. I found CrossFit in Western Australia, where I lived for 7 years; but now returned to the motherland to share my knowledge and love of Health and Fitness with my family, childhood friends and communities that I surrounded myself with for most my life.Currently Personal Training/ Coaching and Training myself out of my own Studio “Tribal Phoenix”, with plans to open a Functional Fitness/ Strongman Training Centre in the Hutt Valley (Wellington) Region.I am a competitive person and still believe I have a long road ahead of myself – Dreams of “The Games” and “Strongwoman Titles” still very much alive within my soul.Last year I enjoyed my MastersHQ experience, making it all the way to the world final in Brisbane and competing against some amazing and talented athletes, all the while making loads of great friends. I cant wait to do it all again and this time with NEW ZEALAND on the back on my topRenee MacLennan
Glen is from one of MastersHQ’s original supporting boxes CrossFit Agema.
We would like to send a special shout out and thank you to Travis Dawe for the time he has spent taking care of Tasmania.
Have a read below to learn more about Glen.
Hey everyone just wanted to share a few words so you know more about me:
I’m a passionate, upbeat and carefree individual that is always looking for the positive in any situation and constantly looking for opportunities to challenge my limits. I love tons of banter along the way.
I love being a dad and have two of the most incredibly awesome young girls that put my fitness to the test (smashing out their first CrossFit event this year at age 11 and 9 and winning the spirit award).
I’m husband to the most patient wife in the world, she is my rock, training partner and Queen.
I’m a registered nurse by trade with a focus on Chronic Disease and Palliative Care and manage an aged care facility in beautiful Tassie.
To top it all off, I’m also a coach and train alongside some of the most remarkable coaches I know at CrossFit Agema in Launceston. I have been lucky to train and compete in the Masters field for some time now (the grey hairs in my beard will show that) and had my first taste of the big league with the 2019 AFFF finals in Logan Queensland, so I’m truly hooked.
With all of this, I have a unique perspective into the Masters world. I know the importance of living life, maintaining good health, overcoming life’s challenges and demands that come as we get older and bolder. I know what is needed to be strong and fit as we age.
Thanks for having me onboard and I look forward to supporting the journey, building the Tassie community and rocking it with the Masters.Glen Williams
LNMedia are head of MastersHQ’s Video production and Live streaming. The team at LNMedia are experts in their field creating our high level workout videos and livestreaming our major events
Rob Dicey – WA
Andrew Crawshaw – WA