South Australian
Masters Athletics Membership

Membership is open to anyone aged 30 or above. There are a number of categories of membership; Full, Country and Social membership. Discounted rates for Full membership apply to Couples and those eligible for Concession. If a new member* joins at the end of the summer season, pro-rata membership fees may be applicable. See below for details of membership registration.

Recommending New Members Incentive**
An existing financial member will have their next SAMA membership renewal discounted by $5 for every new member* (or by $10 if the new member is aged under 40) referred by 31 August each year.

*A new member is defined as someone who has not been a competing member of SAMA for the past 5 years. **The name of the referring member must be specified during registration of the new member.

The SAMA membership year now coincides with that of Athletics SA (1 October – 30 September).

SA Masters Athletics membership was due for renewal on 1 October 2021. SAMA membership fees have remained unchanged for the 2021-22 membership year (1 October 2021- 30 September 2022).

Membership applications and renewals for the 2021-22 membership year, together with the payment of fees, should be done online using a secure registration portal. Full details of membership categories and rates are shown at the portal.

This is our preferred method of registration (no need to complete a separate membership form). Payment must be made by Credit/Debit Card (all major cards accepted).

Once the portal has opened, please select either the NEW MEMBER or RETURNING MEMBER option, and then follow the instructions provided to select the appropriate membership type for yourself.

Note: if you compete in ASA competitions for another club, please register with that club first before registering with SA Masters. The amount payable for SAMA membership will then be reduced, as the fee for Basic ASA membership is not charged a second time.

Members who renewed by 15 October 2021 were entered into the Early Bird Prize draw for one of THREE prizes, each consisting of a refund of their SAMA membership fee

All financial SAMA members also have Basic membership of Athletics SA for 2021-22. For an extra annual fee, individuals may choose to upgrade their ASA membership to reduce the cost per day/event when competing in ASA competitions (for details see the Programs page).

If you have any membership questions please contact

David Bates – 0413 023 075

Register Online

To register using the ‘paper’ form instead, please download a registration form using the button below,  then after completion forward it to the email or postal address listed on the form.  Payment can be made by EFT, cheque or cash.

Once payment is received your registration is active.

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Policy & By-laws


A copy of the SAMA Constitution (PDF) can be downloaded.


A copy of the SAMA Strategic Plan 2018-2023 (PDF) can be downloaded.


SAMA has a formal set of documents which outline both our overall policies and the way we run our Club. The major policies are those that have been in place for many years. Others are the general rules by which the Club operates and had not previously been laid out. In addition there are two guidelines covering the SAMA Awards and Handicapping. These documents support our Constitution and members are  required to comply with them.

A copy of the SAMA By-Laws (PDF) can be downloaded.


Club Uniform

See the SAMA Uniform page for a details of the club uniform and uniform sales.

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Do you want to throw or jump further or improve your times? Then you might be interested in getting some specialised coaching assistance.

There are a number of coaches in South Australia who are prepared to work with Masters Athletes.

Contact our President (see Contact page for details) who will direct you to the right person or you can contact the Coaching Coordinator at Athletics SA on 8354 3477.

Members’ Benefits

To take advantage of the following benefits SAMA members must be currently financial with membership falling due on 1st October each year.

SAMA wishes to thank the following businesses and organisations for their support.

Scout Outdoor Centre & Annapurna
Outdoor Store (SAMA Sponsor)

192 Rundle Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

P. 08 8223 5544

10% discount on all purchases for SAMA members.

Mention SAMA and quote discount code ZMA.

Arbonne Independent Consultant (Sports Nutrition)

P. 0418 890 054


$27 preferred sign up fee waived and receive 20% to 40% discount on all on-line products.

Fitness on the Park

64 MacKinnon Parade, North Adelaide, SA 5006

P. 8267 1887

Joining fee valued at $100 waived on gym membership of 3, 6 or 12 months

Matt Lovell (SAMA member)


10% discount on athletics equipment.

Matt Lovell’s promotion of athletics equipment.

Sportspower Glenelg

Shop 2, 128 Jetty Road, Glenelg, SA 5045

P. 8295 1714

10% off store wide, excludes all sale items.


• Access to bi-monthly SAMA Newsletters
• Able to compete in SAMA championship events with age graded winners and certificates
• Able to compete in National and International Masters athletics competitions
• Able to compete in Bay Sheffield SAMA events
• Member monthly prizes at winter meets
• Voting rights at the AGM and other special meetings
• Eligible to compete at all ASA events
• Personal Accident Insurance provided through ASA membership (see here for details)

Member Services

World Masters Athletics Rankings Website

Australian Masters Athletics (AMA) has extended its agreement with World Masters Rankings so that all members of State Masters Clubs affiliated to AMA will get full access to the Rankings site at no additional charge until 31 December 2022.

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AMA Standards Certificates

Australian Masters Athletics (AMA) has introduced the AMA Standards as a way to recognise the performances of Australian Masters athletes.  Many athletes may put in good performances but not at the venue where they may be rewarded by an AMA Championship Medal.

The AMA Standards Certificate provides permanent recognition of such performances achieved anywhere in an AMA approved competition. The process for producing an athlete’s certificate is simple and on an honour system.

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Life Members

Click the link below to see a list of our life members.

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Visit the newsletters archive


The photos from SAMA competitions can be viewed via our Facebook Gallery .

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CONTACT INFO (click to reveal)

PresidentLisa Attenborough 0404 120 813
Vice PresidentAnne Lang 0457 070 934
SecretarySarah Chinner 0412 915 100
Treasurer: Lisa Attenborough 0404 120 813
RegistrarDavid Bates 0413 023 075

Walkers Coordinator: See Other Contacts
Runners Coordinators:
Sarah Chinner 0412 915 100 (Summer)
Patricia Laird 0420 681 040 (Winter)
Throwers CoordinatorAnn Jefferies 0417 716 892
Awards Officer: Patricia Laird 0420 681 040
Course Measurer: Doug Smart 0413 456 898
Uniform OfficerDavid Wilczek 0430 140 722
Promotions Officer : Stephanie Noon 0416 097 747
Social Organiser: Bill Dickenson 0497 911 198
Safety OfficerAnne Lang 0457 070 934
Webmaster: David Bates 0413 023 075

Walkers Coordinator: Graham Harrison 0439 500 751
Newsletter Editor: Richard Moyle (08) 8564 3249/ 0417 831 194
StatisticianRos Lowe 0437 811 582
Social SecretaryHelen Suridge 0401 009 982
Public Officer
Lisa Attenborough 0404 120 813

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