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”.