WPMAA Masters Executive Committee 2016/2017

W.P.M.A.A.’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 2016 / 2017

HONORARY PRESIDENT

DR. ALAN NELSON

083 272 7100

Alan.Nelson@tank.co.za

EXECUTIVE CHAIRPERSON

BASIL CARNIE

083 284 4676

basil.carnie.bc@gmail.com

SECRETARY

ANNETTE RUPPERT

082 396 8668

annette.ruppert@gmail.com

TREASURER

ALETTA DU TOIT

083 366 9317

alettadt@absamail.co.za

STATISTICIAN

STEVE JOHNSTON

082 740 1561

steve.johnston@netpoint.co.za

ADDITIONAL MEMBER

ELIZE GROBBELAAR

084 953 4363

elize1407@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL MEMBER

ROBERT BUCK

084 902 4917

bbuck@mweb.co.za

ADDITIONAL MEMBER

JURGEN SPENCER

084 272 0960

spencer@baypointtrading.co.za

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS                                                               

LEO BENNING                        HAROLD BERMAN                 BASIL CARNIE                    ISABEL HOFMEYER              

STEVE JOHNSTON                 ALEX JONES                          LYNN KING                         NEVILLE SHARPLEY                

BORG STANNIUS                    ANNA VILLET                                    

 

 

 

1. Legitimacy

 

1.2. Was established in 1975 by Leo Benning;
 

1.3. Has its own Constitution and Bye Laws;


1.4. Associate member ofWestern Province Athletics (W.P.A.);


1.5. Affiliated to South African Masters Athletics (S.A.M.A.);


1.6. S.A.M.A. is an Associate member of Athletics South Africa (A.S.A.);


1.7. S.A.M.A. is affiliated to Africa Masters Athletics Association(A.M.A.A.)and World Masters Athletics (W.M.A.);


1.8. W.M.A. is affiliated to the International Amateur Athletics Federation (I.A.A.F.).

 

 

2. Spectrum of Events:

 

 

Stadia


 

Track:             Sprints: 100/200/400m,

 

Middle-distance: 800m/1500m/5,000m/10,000m

 

Hurdles: (80/100/110/200/300/400m) & Steeple-Chase: (2000/3000m)

 

Race-Walk:5000m

 

 

Field:              Jumps: Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault

 

Throws: Hammer Throw, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, Weight Throw

 

 

Multiple events

 

Throws Pentathlon, Heptathlon and Decathlon

 

 

Non-Stadia

 

Road Walk:10 & 20km –Women and Men
 

 

Age Groupings: Women and Men:30 years [Local, (i.e. club) Provincial, National and Regional (Africa)]

 

  • Five year intervals 30 - 34 / 35 -39 / 40 -44 / 75 -79 etc.

     
  • World Championships participation : Women and Men : 35 years +

 


3. Standards of Performance
 

Provincial Colours : criteria per age-group and event (30 yrs plus)

 

National Colours : criteria per age-group and event (35 yrs plus)
 

 

4. Membership Fees:
 

An athlete must be 30 years or older, belong to a registered Western Province Athletics (W.P.A) club and have purchased the annual A.S.A. Provincial Licence No. Membership is compulsory for Western Province Masters Athletics Association (W.P.M.A.A.) (R100 for 2017)as well as for South African Masters Athletics  (S.A.M.A.) (R150 for 2017).

 

 

5. Why join?


 

5.1.  Being active, getting fit and staying healthy
 

5.2.  Camaraderie
 

5.3.  Age-grouping is unique (5 year intervals)
 

5.4.  Age-graded tables
 

5.5.  Local competition(clubs)
 

5.6.  I nterprovincial competition(S.A.M.A. Provincial Championships)
 

5.7.  National competition (S.A.M.A. Championships)
 

5.8.  Regional Competition (Africa Championships)
 

5.9.   International competition (Indoor and Outdoor World Championships)
 

5.10. Medals awarded for first three places in provincial championships (Track & Field)
 

5.11. Provincial Colours/Records (based on age-group of 5yrs –intervals)
 

5.12. National Colours/Records (based on age-groups of 5yrs –intervals)

 

Criteria For Western Province Masters Athletics Provincial Colours

 

To achieve WPA: Masters provincial colours for a specific season, an athlete must be 30 years or older and a ASA Licence holder of a registered WP Club FOR AT LEASTONE YEAR. The period of assessment will be determined annually from the first day of the South African Masters Athletics (S.A.M.A.) Championships up to and including the last day of the Western Province Masters Athletics Championships the following year, e.g. from the S.A.M.A. Champs 13 and 14 May 2016 up to and including the last day of the WP Masters Champs on 18 March 2017.

 

The athlete must have:
 

  1. equalled or bettered the standards at least three times which may be either in the same event or a total of three times in different events;
     
  2. participated in at least three meetings exclusively for masters athletes, (e.g. Leo Benning Challenge Series) one of which must be the current season’s WPA: Masters Championships, that is, unless he/she cannot participate due to injury or illness. Provincial Colours will be awarded after the WPA: Masters Athletic Championships, i.e. just prior to the S.A.M.A. Championships each year.

 

Club colours, licence numbers and age-group tags (front and back) are to be worn at all meetings in the Western Province, including the WP Masters Championships. When taking part in Provincial Masters Championships outside the W.P., the following applies: WPA: Masters provincial colours must be worn only by those who were awarded their colours for the current season, i.e. after the last WPA: Masters Champs. For provincial tracksuits / colours please contact Annette Ruppert 0823968668. Those who didn’t qualify for a particular season must cover their provincial badge with their licence number or age-group tag, but must still wear their blue shorts and blue/whiterunning vests to identify the province they representing.

 

AWARDS OF NATIONAL COLOURS

THE AWARD OF NATIONAL COLOURS IS THE HIGHEST DISTINCTION TO BE AWARDED AND IS AN HONOUR WHICH MUST BE EARNED ACCORDING TO SPECIFIC CRITERIA AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS IN MASTERS ATHLETICS AS DETERMINED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FROM TIME TO TIME.

 

PREREQUISITES

  1. No recommendation shall be considered unless the performance claimed has been achieved by an athlete duly registered with SAMA at the time of the performance.
     
  2. A minimum of two (2) years paid-up membership of S.A. Masters Athletics (S.A.M.A.).
     
  3. No recommendation shall be considered unless the candidate has already displayed a positive attitude and behaviour towards Masters Athletics.
     
  4. Formal application on the prescribed form must be made by the province to which the athlete belongs. By submitting the application the province concerned affirms that it fully supports the award of national colours to the athlete.
     
  5. For consideration it is required that the candidate has reached the standard twice, whether twice in the same event, or once each in two different events. In this case of the Decathlon and Heptathlon, the standard need only be attained once. The standard(s) must have been achieved during the duration of a specific age group, i.e. M40-44 or W55-59 (five year intervals).
     
  6. National colours can only be awarded once per age group.
     
  7. After an athlete has resigned membership from SAMA and/or has discontinued or interrupted their SAMA membership (e.g. injury, relocation overseas, etc.) the athlete must again complete another two years of uninterrupted membership before they will be considered for national colours first time award or re-award.

 

NB. No SAMA record will be recognized unless the athlete is a paid-up member of SAMA at the time of the record application.

 

RE-AWARDS


A re-award of national colours can only be awarded once per age group and all the prerequisites, i.e.1 to 7 will again apply.

 

MEDALS


To qualify for a championship medal, an athlete must equal or better a set standard at the championships.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

TBA

 

Leo Benning Masters Challenge 2016/2017
SAMA Order Form 2016
SA Athletics Booklet 02

 

DOWNLOADS

Western Province Masters Athletic Association
W.P.M.A.A Colours Standards Men
W.P.M.A.A Colours Standards Women
W.P.M.A.A Domestic Records
Application for Membership
List of WPMAA Colours Qualifiers 2017


 

South Africa Masters Athletics
WMA/SMA Technical Specifications
SAMA Medal Standards 2017
SAMA Colour Standards 2017
SAMA Records

 

Results

W.P.M.A.A. CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS 2017
S.A.M.A CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS 2017