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Our mission is to harness the human potential of Everyday Athletes around the world

It all started with mates

A husband and wife team, Mat and Neridah, from beautiful Jervis Bay, travelling to watch the Australian 2017 CrossFit Regionals with some mates.

What an experience! The set up. The competitive atmosphere. It was exhilarating. Yet, looking around at the competitors in the arena, it dawned on us that this athlete experience was just for the very few – the ‘Elite’

Yet, there are so many super fit, super keen ’Everyday Athletes’ around the world

We realised that most would never be able to experience that Elite feeling…

And we wanted to fix that!

First. Who is an Everyday Athlete?

Play footy on the weekends but they're
not 'Footballers'

Swim Every Morning
but wouldn't call themselves 'Swimmers'

Train 5 days a week
but wouldn't qualify for

The Bay Games were born

From humble beginnings the Games exploded from 120 Everyday Athletes in year one to over 1,000 in its third year. Quickly dubbed ‘The Games From Down Under’, Everyday Athletes travel from around Australia, the USA, the UK, Singapore and New Zealand to put their training to the test





We’re shining a light on the Everyday Athletes

It’s at the heart of every society, that you find an inner circle of like-minded souls who use sport, fitness, and community to make the world a better place.

It is these Everyday Athletes who strive to become stronger — both physically and mentally — forging a life of health and happiness for themselves and for those around them.

We exist to empower these Everyday Athletes as they represent what it means to be brave, have fun and lead by example. 

Meet the Team

Meeting Everyday Athletes Where They Are

The annual online competition that brings The Bay Games to Everyday Athletes around the world

The Games From Down Under; a 3-day functional fitness festival in the beautiful Jervis Bay, NSW

This is brand new, super exciting and will be launched at the end of 2020 - watch this space!


I loved the Grand Slam! It's what got me through COVID-19 when I lost my job and the gym was closed.

Tina Morris

My whole family loves heading to Jervis Bay each year - it's an absolute blast!

Chris Sutton

The Bay Games has changed my life, it's the best thing I've ever done. It's opened up so many new ways of training

Lauren Harris

The Bay Games got me back on track. I'd lost my way with my fitness but now I'm loving training again

Phil Tomley



Mental Health Matters

1 in 4 people on the planet will be affected by mental or neurological disorders. In Australia 6 lives are lost to suicide each day and another 30 attempts are made. 

Here at The Bay Games we understand only too well that exercise and human connection are natural antidotes to depression.

We feel a sense of responsibility to keep building this global community of like-minded souls and to contribute directly to those front line services that support people in their darkest hour. 

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The Team

Mat Lock

Co-founder of The Bay Games, Mat draws inspiration from HQ in Jervis Bay, Australia. With a long history in the corporate world and a passion for ultra endurance sports, Mat epitomises what it means to be an Everyday Athlete, leading by example at every step

Neridah (Ned) Lock

Co-founder of The Bay Games, Ned is also a Registered Nurse and enjoys a history of competition as a swimmer and ultra endurance athlete. Credited with dreaming up The Bay Games, Ned is never far from the heartbeat of this thriving team

Will (Coach) Henke

As 'Head of Programming' Will oversees the development of all workouts and team challenges. A US Special Ops Veteran, Will now shares his love of functional training as a means to maintain and improve the quality of lives for those around him

Alethea Boon

As our 'Head Judge' Alethea has some serious street credibility. A former gymnast, she is also a multiple Commonwealth and CrossFit Games Athlete and has achieved all of this whilst holding down a full time job. We love having Alethea on the team!

Ed Morrison

Affectionately known as 'the man on the mic' Ed is the voice of The Bay Games. And as a Level 2 CrossFit and Nutrition Coach, he's no stranger to the world of functional fitness and competition. His smooth tones can settle even the most alert of nerves

Mónica Vale de Gato

Known as our 'Social Media Sorceress', Monica is dedicated to helping us share our message around the world. Based in the picture-perfect Portugal, Monica is also known to take to the stage as a comic and has discovered CrossFit since joining our team