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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia

SAMA encourages you to enter these events - click on event details to find out more!

Melbourne 2019AMA T & F Championships

26 -29 April, 2019 at Lakeside Stadium, Melbourne, VIC.

Entry deadline extended - now closes 26 March.

See the event details.

Australian Masters Athletics 20km Walk Championships - Adelaide 2019

Sunday 11 August, 2019.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 4 August

See the event details.

Mackay 2019Oceania Masters Athletics Championships - Mackay QLD 2019

31 Aug - 7 Sept, 2019

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XVII Australian Masters Games - Adelaide 2019

5 - 12 October, 2019

Entries now open - Gold Entry period until 1 May.

See the event details

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Updated: 26-03-2019

Summer Program
The summer Track & Field season continues on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at SA Athletics Stadium with Program A,1 events (hamdicap), and includes State Championships Steeplechase (5.35pm start).
Further details are available on the Competition Formats page.

The 2019 State Masters Athletics Championships will culiminate with the Main Track & Field Championships to be held over the next two weeks, on Wednesday 3 April (Day 1) and Wednesday 10 April (Day 2) at SA Athletics Stadium.
On each day, competitors must enter at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of their first event (20 mins for the 5.50pm starts).
Further information is available here.

AMA T & F Championships - Melbourne
The SAMA Team Manager for the Melbourne Nationals will be Viddy Jermacans. He will be the SAMA contact for all competition issues and act as coordinator/organiser for relay teams. His contact details are available on the Committee page.

SAMA members competing in the Nationals should also note the following, and if needed take action without delay!
- the wearing of the State (club) uniform is compulsory
- you must be a financial member for the year commencing 1 April 2019
Go now to On-line Membership/Renewals and/or the Uniforms page for membership renewal / uniform purchase information.

Latest Newsletter
The February edition of SA Masters News can be downloaded from the Newsletters page.

Upcoming events

    Full details for all events are available on the Events page, in the Calendar, or using the links below.
  • parkruns - A free, weekly, 5km timed run every Saturday at 8.00 am
  • Other running/walking events; ASA & SARRC events. Held throughout the year.
  • Trail Running SA events; Various venues. Held throughout the year.
  • SAMA Summer Program 2018-19 in Adelaide; Commenced October 17, 2018.
  • WMA Indoor Championships 2019 - Torun, Poland ; March 24-30, 2019.
  • Conquer the Summit - Mount Barker, SA; March 31, 2019.
  • Port Pirie SA Masters Games 2019 - Port Pirie; April 5 -14, 2019.
  • Icosathlon & Tetradecathlon Ultra Multi Events - Hobart, TAS; April 13 -14, 2019.
  • AMA T & F Championships Melbourne 2019 - Melbourne, VIC ; April 26 -29, 2019.
  • Oceania Masters Athletics Championships 2019 - Mackay, QLD ; August 31 - September 7, 2019.
  • XVII Australian Masters Games - Adelaide, SA ; October 5 - 12, 2019.

Previous Announcements/Events

Social News
Photos taken at the Christmas Breakup / Fun Night held on Wednesday 19 December 2018 at Adelaide Harriers clubrooms can be viewed via the Gallery.

Australian Records for SAMA Athletes
Two SAMA athletes established new Australian records at the WMAC in Malaga, Spain in September 2018. Congratulations to Anne Lang (W75 2km Steeplechase) and Stephanie Noon (member of Australian W50 4x100m and 4X400m Relay teams). Their certificates can be seen on the SAMA Facebook page.

Alice Springs Masters Games
Ros Lowe posted some great photos on our Facebook page - view them through our Gallery. Results are available at

New Games records were set by Dennis Peck (M80 Shot), Ros Lowe (W70 800m) and Matt Lovell (M50 Hammer).

Age is an Advantage
The History Of Veterans/Masters Athletics In South Australia has been updated by its author, George White. It is available as a single downloadable PDF from the SAMA History page.

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About South Australian Masters Athletics


SA Masters Athletics (SAMA) was founded in 1971 as the SA Veterans Athletic Club and caters for men and women aged 30 years and above.  While membership is restricted to those over 30, children or grandchildren of members are most welcome to compete with us, as are members of ASA. Only members are eligible for Championships, trophies and prizes.

The main aim of the Club is to provide an ongoing competition program for mature age athletes and to especially cater for people of all athletic abilities.

We meet all year round on a weekly basis, with summer competition each Wednesday evening at SA Athletics Stadium, and each Saturday afternoon during the winter season. Each season (summer and winter), we conduct Championship events which are age graded based on 5 yearly age increments.   Certificates for all participants are presented at end of season presentations.

SAMA is affiliated with Australian Masters Athletics Inc and promotes the many Masters Athletics events held throughout Australia and the world.