SAMA Athletics Award Winners

SAMA Athletics 2021 Awards

A summary of the SAMA 2021 Awards is available to download.

SAMA Achievers Award Winners

Summer 2021/22 Achievers Award

See the full list of the Final SAMA Award Points accumulated for the 2021/22 SAMA summer season by all members.

Congratulations to the three place-getters!

1. Gil McIntosh 150 pts

2. Matt Lovell 139 pts

3. Dean Mortimer 130 pts

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

ASA Award Winners

2021/22 Awards – SAMA Winners

The Athletics SA (ASA) Awards were presented at the 2021-22 Athletics SA Awards Presentation Luncheon in May 2022 to recognise the achievements of outstanding South Australian athletes.

Congratulations to the SAMA Members who were the winners of ASA Awards for 2021/22.

Road, Cross Country & Walks – Winter Awards
Men’s O35 Out of Stadium – Kim Mottrom

Track & Field Summer Awards
Women’s O35 In Stadium – Ann Jefferies
Men’s O35 In Stadium – Kim Mottrom

Best Female Club Senior State Track and Field Championships Award – SA Masters

Presidents’s Award
Paul Sutcliffe

Individual Award Winners

SAMA Life Membership 2022

Congratulations to Doug Smart who was awarded Life Membership of SAMA at the AGM on Saturday 18 June 2022.

Doug joined SAMA in 1978, and has had continuous membership since. He has been on SAMA Committee for 15 years (since 2007). In 2008 he became Course Measurer, a role in which he continues. From 2010 to 2016, was the 2 Jetties Fun Run organiser for SAMA (until the organisation of the event was taken over by Adelaide Harriers).

Doug was heavily involved in the Local Organising Committee for both the 2009 and 2016 AMA T&F Championships held in Adelaide, and has also been a key member of the SAMA team organising the out-of-stadia events for several Australian Masters Games when they were held in Adelaide.

Doug’s name will be added to the Life Members plaque attached to the side of our equipment trolley at the stadium – ‘The Mule’.

AMA Hall of Fame Inductee 2022

Congratulations to SAMA Life Member George White who has been inducted into the Australian Masters Athletics Hall of Fame.
At the AMA Awards held on 3 April 2022 in Brisbane, George was announced as the most recent inductee to this elite group in recognition of his outstanding service to Masters athletics in Australia and the Oceania region, both as an administrator and as a competitor over a period exceeding 21 years.


The photo shows George receiving his Award at the AMA Awards ceremony.

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).