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Walkers  Graham Harrison
0439 500751
Runners John Hore
0417 858882
Throwers David Bates
0413 023075
President George White
0419 348888
Registrar Neil Hayford
8271 3874
Webmaster David Bates
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Welcome to over 30s Athletics in South Australia

Start your preparations now for these upcoming events!

SAMA encourages you to enter these events - click on each image to find out more!

The Flight Centre Sports and Events accommodation packages in Malaga are available - see the event details.

SAMA Xmas Special

Christmas Fun night
at the Adelaide Harriers Clubrooms
(Cnr South Tce and Peacock Rd )
Wednesday 20th December 2017 starting at 5.50pm
- see the event details.

SAMA Facebook linkBulletin Board
Updated: 16-12-2017

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

Xmas Fun Night
Christmas for SAMA begins on Wednesday 20th December when we hold our competition at the Adelaide Harriers clubrooms (Peacock Rd).
Events with prizes include the 60m Last man standing, 800m Run for walkers/throwers, 800m Walk for runners/throwers, wrong handed turbo throw and water balloon throwing.
Bring your own chairs, food and drinks and stay on afterwards (however remember alcohol cannot be consumed after 8pm in the Parklands). The club will provide fruit platters. See the Competition Formats page for further details

Summer Program
The SAMA summer competition will resume at SA Athletics Stadium, Mile End on Wednesday 3 January. The detailed Summer Program (NB. updated on 26/11/2017) can be downloaded from the Programs page.

See the Competition Formats page for details of upcoming competition each week; please note minor changes have been made to the times for track Program B.

Results will be available on the Results page as soon as possible after each competition, and any photos will be uploaded to our Facebook Gallery.

The Mule has arrived !
SAMA now has a motorised equipment trolley for use at the stadium. See the Information page. for details

Bay Sheffield 2017
Each year SAMA is invited to stage a distance handicapped 800m at the Bay Sheffield Carnival. Last year in particular was a great success with a very close finish. To maintain our invitation it is important that we produce a good field of at least 15/16 people. If you would like to take part in this wonderful event, please see our Special Events page for details.

Club Uniforms
SAMA uniforms are available to purchase on-line via local Adelaide store Sports Centre. See the Uniform page for information on purchase of all your uniform needs.

Services for Masters Athletes
We are proud to announce that SAMA is now a Good Sports accredited club. The Good Sports program works with clubs to help them provide safe and healthy environments for families to play sport. Full details can be found on our Service Providers page.

You can also find out more about a Biomechanics research survey being conducted on Breast Support Issues, and what the World Masters Rankings website has to offer. Further information on our Service Providers 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
  • Winter running/walking events; ASA & SARRC events. Held throughout the year.
  • Trail Running SA events; Various venues. Held throughout the year.
  • SAMA Summer Program 2017/18 in Adelaide; Commenced October 11, 2017.
  • AMA Decathlon & Heptathlon Championships 2018 in Bendigo, Vic; January 6-7, 2018.
  • Oceania Masters Athletics Championships 2018 - Dunedin NZ ; January 20-27, 2018.
  • Murray Bridge 2018 SA Masters Games - Murray Bridge, SA; April 19-22, 2018.
  • AMA Track & Field Championships 2018 in Perth, WA; April 26-29, 2018.
  • WMA Championships 2018 - Malaga Spain ; September 5-16, 2018.

Previous Announcements/Events

Congratulations to George White
At the Australian Masters Athletics (AMA) AGM, George White was announced as a 2017 recipient of the prestigious AMA Merit Award in recognition of his ‘Services to SA Masters Athletics (and beyond)’. To find out more see the Records & Awards page.

Winter Competition
Results for the completed 2017 winter competitions are available on the Results page

20km Walk Championships Results
Results for the AMA 20km Walk Championships (incorporating the 20km SAMA State Champs Walk) held on Sunday 6 August
are available on the Results page.

New Committee
At the AGM held on Saturday 24 June, the Committee for 2017-18 was elected, as shown on the the Committee page.
We welcome Kathy Blute to the Committee, and Lisa Attenborough was elected as Treasurer. We thank Rodger Barber for his sterling service in that position over the past few years, and for the tireless work he has put as Treasurer during the three times he has held that office!

SAMA History
George White has produced an updated 2017 edition of 'Age is an Advantage' as a single web document, which is now available on the SAMA History page.

AMA Track & Field Championships - Darwin 2017
Results are available on the AMA Championships website. Photographs will be available at

Half-Marathon Championships Results
The results and placings for the SAMA State Championships Half-Marathon (held in conjunction with the Greenbelt Half-Marathon on 30 April 2017) are available on the Results page.

SAMA Awards
Each year awards are made for athletic excellence in our club. Categories for these awards parallel Australian Masters Athletic Awards and category winners are nominated to the AMA. Click here for information on the SAMA Athletic Awards, and to see the winners for 2016

Click links to see details of an event

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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.