SAMA Athletics Award Winners

SAMA Athletics 2020 Awards

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

SAMA Achiever Award Winners

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

Winter 2020 Achievers Award

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

Congratulations to the three place-getters!

1. Cathie Hore 29 pts

2. John Hore 28 pts

3. David Robertson 27 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

2019/20 Awards – SAMA Winners

The Athletics SA (ASA) VIVA Awards were presented virtually in 2020 to recognise the achievements of outstanding South Australian athletes.

Congratulations to the SAMA Members who were announced as the winners of ASA Awards for 2019/20.

Road, Cross Country & Walks – Winter Awards
O35 Male Athlete of the Year – George White
O35 Female Athlete of the Year – Karen Pienaar.

Track & Field Summer Awards
O35 Male Athlete of the Year – Allan Mayfield
O35 Female Athlete of the Year – Miriam Cudmore
O35 Female Summer Premiership – SA Masters

Perpetual Trophies
Emerging Official of the Year – Paul Greenwood

Individual Award Winners

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.