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|SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MASTERS ATHLETICS Inc
About SA Masters Athletics Inc
Over 30s Athletics in South Australia
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.
You will find a varied program of Running, Race Walking and Field events conducted throughout most of the year. SAMA also has an active social program that encourages members to get together at various social events throughout the year. There is also a weekend social event to get together at a country venue each year.
A bi-monthly Newsletter is produced which all members receive. This Newsletter contains information on Club activities, event results and also items on National and International competition for masters athletes.
Results for events are also available on this web site.
Come and Try !!
Not all of our members have the same priorities, with some keen to compete at the top level while others are in it to get fit and lose weight or for pleasure and a healthy life style. Either way you will find an atmosphere of friendly rivalry regardless of your age or ability.
Many of our events are conducted using a handicap system that encourages athletes of all abilities and provides an incentive to improve handicap times from week to week. As well as the handicap style of event there is plenty of opportunity to compete directly with others in your own age group in the various championships held during the year.
Entry to SAMA events is very simple. Most can be entered just prior to the event with the payment of a very low fee for refreshments in winter and entry to Santos Stadium in summer.
SAMA also awards many prizes and trophies for performances by club members in the range of handicap and championship events each season.
| Championship Events
SAMA conducts championship events where members compete in individual 5 year age groups. These events include the SAMA Track and Field Championship conducted at Santos Stadium in late summer.
There are also various winter running, race walking and cross-country championships held at different venues around Adelaide.
|National and International Competition
SAMA is part of the worldwide organisation existing for masters athletes and our members are eligible and encouraged to compete in the various championships conducted as part of that organisation.
The Australian Masters Athletics Championships are held in a different state capital each year.
Internationally, we have the World Masters Athletics Championships as well as the Oceania Masters Athletics Championships.All these events are very popular with SAMA members and provide an ideal opportunity to combine travel with athletics.