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Walkers  Graham Harrison
0439 500751
Runners Paul Lainio
0478 222544
Throwers Julia Lycett
0419 825802
President David Bates
0413 023075
Registrar Lisa Attenborough
0404 120813
Webmaster David Bates
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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia


All group activities of SA Masters Athletics have been suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic

See the here for updates on the situation & SAMA's current position statement on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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Updated: 1-04-2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated: 31-03-2020
Please see the Information page for the latest update about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting SAMA activities .

Virtual Competition
To encourage its members to exercise individually, SAMA has instigated a weekly Virtual Winter Competition commencing on 31 March. See the Programs page for details.

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.

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.

All members renewing before 1st May 2020 for the 2020-21 year will go into the Early Bird draw for one of THREE prizes, each consisting of a refund of their SAMA membership fee. This deadline has been extended by one month due to the COVID-19 situation

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.

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
  • Other running/walking events; ASA & SARRC events. Held throughout the year.
  • Trail Running SA events; Various venues. Held throughout the year.
  • SAMA Summer Program 2019/2020 Terminated prematurely.
  • ACT Masters State Athletics Championships 2020 - CANCELLED
  • AMA T & F Championships Brisbane 2020 - CANCELLED
  • 2020 World Masters Athletics Championships in Toronto, Canada - CANCELLED
  • 2020 Tatiara SA Masters Games- CANCELLED
  • 2020 Alice Springs Masters Games- Alice Springs, NT ; October 10-17, 2020.
  • 2021 Oceania Masters Athletics Championships - Norfolk Island ; January 18-22, 2021.

Previous Announcements/Events

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

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.