SAMA Athletics Award Winners

SAMA Athletics 2020 Awards

A summary of the SAMA 2020 Awards is available to download.

SAMA Achievers Award Winners

Winter 2021 Achievers Award

See the full list of the Final SAMA Award Points accumulated for the 2021 SAMA winter season by all members. Click here for full details of the SAMA Achievers Award.

Congratulations to the three place-getters!

1. Doug Smart 26 pts

2. Jacques Jason 25 pts

3. Dennis Vlachos 24 pts

Summer 2020/21 Achievers Award

See the full list of the Final SAMA Award Points accumulated for the 2020/21 SAMA summer season by all members.

Congratulations to the three place-getters!

1. Matt Lovell 176 pts

2. Dean Mortimer 150 pts

3. Malcolm Tiggeman 133 pts

AMA Award Winners

2020 Awards – SAMA Winners

The Australian Masters Athletics (AMA) Annual Awards are presented each year to recognise the achievements of outstanding Australian Masters athletes.

Congratulations to the following SAMA Member who was announced as the winner of an AMA Award for 2020; Karen Long W45.

ASA Award Winners

2020/21 Awards – SAMA Winners

The Athletics SA (ASA) VIVA Awards were presented at the Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, 18th June 2021 to recognise the achievements of outstanding South Australian athletes.

Congratulations to the SAMA Members who were announced as the winners of ASA Awards for 2020/21.

Road, Cross Country & Walks – Winter Awards
O35 Male Athlete of the Year – Kim Mottrom

Track & Field Summer Awards
O35 Female Athlete of the Year – Karen Long
O35 Female Summer Premiership – SA Masters

Perpetual Trophies
Tony Keynes Volunteer of the Year – Lisa Attenborough

Individual Award Winners

ASA Life Membership 2021

Congratulations to Peter Sandery who was made a Life Member of Athletics SA at the ASA AGM on 15th November 2021, in recognition of his service to athletics in South Australia as an athlete and coach. Peter is a Level 4 coach and over the years has coached athletes who are involved at a recreational level and also those pursuing the elite levels of our sport.

Over the 25 plus years of his involvement, Peter has encouraged many people to try athletics, and is still regularly available at Adelaide Harriers to coach twice a week or via correspondence for those that are unable to attend the club. Peter was presented with his Life Member pin at the Athletics SA Life Member lunch on Sunday 27th November 2021.

Left to Right in photo – Shane Fuller (ASA CEO), Steve Tully, Melissa Fraser and Peter Sandery (new life members) and Jane Russo (ASA President).

ASA Life Membership 2020

Congratulations to SAMA Life Member and Secretary, George White who has been awarded Life Membership of Athletics SA.
At the ASA AGM held on 16 November 2020, George was announced as the recipient of Life Membership in recognition of his outstanding service to Masters athletics in South Australia, both as an administrator and as a competitor over a period exceeding 20 years.

“As an athlete George has been a shining light to masters athletes in South Australia by virtue of his dedication and persistence in his race walking career, sometimes in the face of adversity. As an administrator, George’s contribution to the organisation of masters athletics in South Australia, at a club and State level has been exemplary. He has dedicated his life to athletics since his retirement from paid work, being involved at all levels of administration from officiating at SAMA competitions, to serving in multiple roles on committees and boards of many Masters athletics organisations, to running major athletics meets and advocating Masters athletics whenever the opportunity arises. All these achievements have contributed to the advancement of athletics in South Australia.

George has made his mark in the sport of athletics, particularly in Master athletics, over a period spanning more than 20 years. He is well-respected by his fellow athletes, and by the people he has worked with in the organisation of athletics at club, state, national and international level. His contribution to athletics in South Australia has been all encompassing, and George is truly worthy of the recognition afforded by appointment as a Life Member of Athletics SA”.

SA Citizen of the Year 2020

Congratulations to SAMA member Allan Mayfield who received the award of South Australian Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day 2020 awards night.

“It has been said that very few people within the Clare Valley have not benefited in some way from the work achieved by Allan Mayfield. An agronomist by trade, demonstrating strong leadership with a practical and conciliatory approach towards problem solving, Allan has also devoted himself to numerous community events and committees.

Allan has increased the profile of Clare, not only in SA, but also nationally and internationally. From securing funding from Federal and State Governments to extend The Riesling Trail, contributing to the community through Lions, to liaising with local governments and discussing issues with landowners, Allan has established himself within the community as a committed individual working to improve the lives of the people of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council.