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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia


SAMA encourages you to enter these events - click on event details to find out more!

SAMA 2020 State Age Group Championships
Special Event Championships from Wednesday 12 February

Main State Masters Track & Field Championships
18 March & 25 March

See the event details.

AMA Brisbane 2020Australian Masters Athletics Championships 2020

Brisbane, 10-13 April 2020


Registrations now open. See the event details

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Updated: 13-02-2020

Summer Program
The 2019-20 Summer competition at the SA Athletics Stadium continues on Wednesday 19 February with Program A,1 events (handicap) incl.State Championships T&F Pentathlon- Men* (5.15pm sign-in, 5.30pm start).
*Nominations open until Monday 17 February
by email to George White

Further details are available on the Competition Formats page, and the full Program is available on the Programs page (updated 16/12/2019).
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

Full details of the 2020 State Masters Athletics Championships are available, which continue with the Men’s T&F Pentathlon – run in conjunction with normal competition on Wednesday 19 February. Competitors should nominate by the preceeding week for all championships (apart from the Main T&F Championships). Sheets will be available at the check-in desks at the stadium.

SAMA Achievers Award
We are introducing 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 will be for the current Summer season, and is based on points awarded for participation and improvement in performance during SAMA competition throughout the 2019-20 season. See the Awards page for further information.

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.

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 in Adelaide; Commenced October 23, 2019.
  • AMA T & F Championships Brisbane 2020 - Brisbane, QLD ; April 10 -13, 2019.
  • 2020 World Masters Athletics Championships - Toronto, Canada ; July 20 – August 1, 2020.
  • 2020 Alice Springs Masters Games- Alice Springs, NT ; October 10-17, 2020.

Previous Announcements/Events

The December edition of SA Masters News can be downloaded from the Newsletters page.

Bay Sheffield Carnival - SAMA 800m Invitational Event
Results for the Final held on Friday 27 December are available on the Results page.

Bob Clarke Memorial Challenge
Results for the Final held on Wednesday 11 December are available on the Results page.

Click links to see details of an event

View full calendar

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.