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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia


SA Masters Athletics competition will recommence on Saturday 13 June

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Updated: 3-06-2020

Winter Program 2020
Commencing on Saturday 13 June 2020, SAMA will run a modified program with Restricted Competition in the first part of the winter season.
See the Programs page for details.

Membership Renewal
SAMA membership fees become due 1st April each year. The online registration portal is now active for the upcoming 2020-21 membership year - see the Membership page for details.

Virtual Competition
To encourage its members to exercise individually, SAMA is running a weekly Virtual Winter Competition. See the Programs page for details.
Results will be available on the Results page; they will be uploaded progressively and finalised at the end of each week.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated: 3-06-2020
Please see the Information page for the latest update about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting SAMA activities .

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.

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

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.

Upcoming events

    Full details for all events are available on the Events page, in the Calendar, or using the links below.
  • Trail Running SA events; Various venues. Starting June 2020.
  • SAMA Virtual Winter Competition 2020 Weekly from 31 March 2020.
  • 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 ; January 18-22, 2021.

Previous Announcements/Events

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.

Summer Program
The summer competition at SA Athletics Stadium (including the 2020 State Masters Athletics Championships) was prematurely terminated due to the Coronavirus pandemic (see here for details).

All previous Results are available on the Results page and any photos have been uploaded to our Facebook Gallery

ASA Fundraising Campaign - Stadium Screen for SA Athletes
Saturday 7 March marks the launch of a fundraising campaign to improve the facilities at SA Athletics Stadium, in particular the goal of building a multi-use big screen for everyone to enjoy! SAMA proudly supports this campaign and urges all members to donate. Click here for full details.

SA Citizen of the Year
Congratulations to SAMA member Allan Mayfield who received the award of South Australian Citizen of the Year at the recent Australia Day 2020 awards night. Allan has devoted himself to countless community events and committees, including Lions and was instrumental in securing government funding to extend the region's famed Riesling Trail. For more details see
the Awards page.

World Masters Athletics Rankings Website
Australian Masters Athletics (AMA) has come to an agreement with World Masters Rankings that from 1st January 2020 all members of State Masters Clubs affiliated to AMA will get full access to the Rankings site. This is a trial for 2020, and AMA will cover the cost.
See here for further information about the World Masters Rankings database.

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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.