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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia


SA Masters Athletics competition recommenced on Saturday 13 June

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Updated: 3-08-2020

AGM Update
The date for the AGM has been brought forward by two weeks and will now be held on Saturday 8 August following SAMA competition at West Terrace. It will be accompanied by the presentation of the 2019 SAMA Athletics Awards and the 2020 Summer Achievers Award.
See the Business Hub for details.

The Agenda and all relevant documents for the AGM are now available on the Business Hub (updated 3/8/2020).

Winter Program 2020
SAMA is running a modified program of Combined Competition for the remainder the winter season (July-September).
See the Programs page for full details including information on the next SAMA Meet
NB. Changes have been made to the program for August
- a modified version is available to download (updated 15/7/2020).
Results will be available on the Results page as soon as possible after each competition, and any photos will be uploaded to our Facebook Gallery

Membership Renewal
Renewal of SAMA Membership for the 2020/21 membership year was due on 1st April 2020, and can be made on-line. See the Membership page for further information.

Virtual Competition
The Virtual Winter Competition will be continued in modified format for those members who are unwilling or unable to take part in the Saturday SAMA Restricted Competition, or do not wish to travel (eg. Country members). See the Programs page for details.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated: 3-7-2020
Please see the Information page for the latest update about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting SAMA activities .

Upcoming events

    Full details for all events are available on the Events page, in the Calendar, or using the links below.
  • SAMA Winter Competition 2020 Weekly from 13 June 2020.
  • 2020 World Masters Athletics Championships in Toronto, Canada - CANCELLED
  • 2020 Alice Springs Masters Games - CANCELLED
  • 2021 Oceania Masters Athletics Championships - Norfolk Island- POSTPONED to Jan 2022

Previous Announcements/Events

ASA Awards 2019/20
Congratulations to several SAMA Members who have been announced as the winners of 2019/20 ASA Awards. See the Awards page for further details.
The ASA award winners were announced during the Virtual 2019/20 ASA Awards presented by Viva.

AMA Awards 2019
Congratulations to two SAMA Members who have been announced as the winners of AMA Awards for 2019; Miriam Cudmore (Most Outstanding Female Athlete) and Allan Mayfield (Middle Distance/Steeplechase). See the Awards page for further details.

The AMA award winners were announced on-line during the 2020 AMA Awards Presentations.

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

SAMA Achievers Award
We introduced a new award in 2020 to recognise the achievements of our athletes who strive from week to week to improve their performance ratings but who may not necessarily be at a “high” standard.
The first Award was for the recently completed 2019-20 Summer season based on points awarded for participation and improvement in performance during SAMA competition throughout the season.

Congratulations to Malcolm Tiggemann who was the Winner of the inaugural SAMA Achievers Award by scoring the highest total award points score for the 2019-20 Summer season. He was closely followed by Vicky Caputo (2nd place) and Ros Lowe (3rd place). See the Awards page for further information and the full results.

SAMA Athletics Awards 2019
Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up for 2019, who would have been acknowledged at our 2019/20 Summer Presentation Night, which had to be cancelled. Instead the winners will be presented with their trophies at a later date (to be advised).

A document has been placed on the the Awards page that summarises the Awardees, and the reasons they were chosen by the SAMA Committee.

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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 (Mile End, SA), 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.