Since 2018

MHQ Team


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.

Mel holds many years of experience working at the highest level of competition within the industry, Mel also carries with her a lot of experience successfully managing Functional Fitness events across the country.

“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!

Ryan Woodall


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:

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


Having been in big corporate for way too long, I’ve have finally seen the light and found my passion! I started CrossFit in 2014 and have never looked back. I’m a coach at CrossFit South Wharf and am completing my degree in nutrition and exercise science with the aim of helping people get into their health groove.

Being in the box is my happy place and I absolutely love our Masters community for the dedication and energy they bring to our events……..and we have better taste in wine.

Heather Savage


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,

Cherise 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. 

Leigh Pedrick


Dave Driskell

South East Asia

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 top

Renee MacLennan




MastersHQ is extremely lucky to be supported by the incredible photographers mentioned below.

Anthony Rogers – VIC
Waz – ACT
B’rit Mobbs – NSW
Beth Butt – TAS
Missy Husband – SA
(Missy Creative Services)

Check them out by clicking the link below

Anthony Rogers, Beth Butt, B'Rit Mobbs & Waz


At the start of 2012 I was overweight, unfit and my nutrition was poor. Discovering and trialling a CrossFit gym was all I needed to join and make a lifestyle change. Since then it has been a purpose to stay fit, healthy and lead an active lifestyle I enjoy. 
Over the past few years I have achieved things I never thought possible, from gymnastics and agility, to weightlifting and stamina.
CrossFit has something new to work on every day. 
To gain a better understanding of the movements and philosophy of CrossFit, I attended the Level 1 Trainer Course. I have since coached and helped other athletes achieve more than they ever believed, which I have found to be just as rewarding as my own achievements.

Shaun Leonard


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

Rob Dicey & Andy Crawshaw


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