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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia

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Updated: 15-9-2017

Services for Masters Athletes
Check out our new Service Providers page. Find out more about a Biomechanics research survey being conducted on Breast Support Issues, and what the World Masters Rankings website has to offer

Winter Throws Training
The final session will be on Sunday 17 September.
For more details see the Training page.

Winter Competition
Results for all winter competitions are available on the Results page

Photos by Roger Lowe from the competition at at Burbridge Road on 9 September have been uploaded to Facebook by Ros Lowe. View via the Gallery.

Latest Newsletter
The August 2017 edition of SA Masters News can be downloaded from the Newsletters page.

Summer Program
The SAMA summer competition will commence on Wednesday 11 October 2017 at SA Athletics Stadium, Mile End. The detailed Summer Program can be downloaded from the Programs page.

Club Uniforms
SAMA now has uniforms available to purchase on-line via local Adelaide store Sports Centre. See the Uniform page for information on purchase of all your uniform needs.

Upcoming events

    Full details for all events are available on the Events page, in the Calendar, or using the links below.
  • parkruns - A free, weekly, 5km timed run every Saturday at 8.00 am
  • Winter running/walking events; ASA & SARRC events. Held throughout the year.
  • Trail Running SA events; Various venues. Held throughout the year.
  • City-Bay Fun Run 2017 in Adelaide; September 17, 2017.
  • AMA Winter Throws Championships 2017 in Wollongong, NSW; Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2017.
  • SAMA Summer Program 2017/18 in Adelaide; Commencing October 11, 2017.
  • AMA Decathlon & Heptathlon Championships 2018 in Bendigo, Vic; January 6-7, 2018.
  • Oceania Masters Championships 2018 - Dunedin NZ ; January 20-27, 2018.
  • AMA Track & Field Championships 2018 in Perth, WA; August 6, 2017.
  • WMA Stada Championships 2018 - Malaga Spain ; September 5-16, 2018.

Previous Announcements/Events

20km Walk Championships Results
Results for the AMA 20km Walk Championships (incorporating the 20km SAMA State Champs Walk) held on Sunday 6 August
are available on the Results page.

New Committee
At the AGM held on Saturday 24 June, the Committee for 2017-18 was elected, as shown on the the Committee page.
We welcome Kathy Blute to the Committee, and Lisa Attenborough was elected as Treasurer. We thank Rodger Barber for his sterling service in that position over the past few years, and for the tireless work he has put as Treasurer during the three times he has held that office!

SAMA History
George White has produced an updated 2017 edition of 'Age is an Advantage' as a single web document, which is now available on the SAMA History page.

AMA Track & Field Championships - Darwin 2017
Results are available on the AMA Championships website. Photographs will be available at

Half-Marathon Championships Results
The results and placings for the SAMA State Championships Half-Marathon (held in conjunction with the Greenbelt Half-Marathon on 30 April 2017) are available on the Results page.

SAMA Awards
Each year awards are made for athletic excellence in our club. Categories for these awards parallel Australian Masters Athletic Awards and category winners are nominated to the AMA. Click here for information on the SAMA Athletic Awards, and to see the winners for 2016

Click links to see details of an event

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About South Australian Masters Athletics


SA Masters Athletics (SAMA) was founded in 1971 as the SA Veterans Athletic Club and caters for men and women aged 30 years and above.  While membership is restricted to those over 30, children or grandchildren of members are most welcome to compete with us, as are members of ASA. Only members are eligible for Championships, trophies and prizes.

The main aim of the Club is to provide an ongoing competition program for mature age athletes and to especially cater for people of all athletic abilities.

We meet all year round on a weekly basis, with summer competition each Wednesday evening at SA Athletics Stadium, and each Saturday afternoon during the winter season. Each season (summer and winter), we conduct Championship events which are age graded based on 5 yearly age increments.   Certificates for all participants are presented at end of season presentations.

SAMA is affiliated with Australian Masters Athletics Inc and promotes the many Masters Athletics events held throughout Australia and the world.