|W.P.M.A.A.’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 2020/ 2021|
|HONORARY PRESIDENT||DR. ALAN NELSON|
|EXECUTIVE CHAIRPERSON||ROBERT BUCK|
|ADDITIONAL MEMBER (Events, Help & Support)||ELIZE GROBBELAAR|
|ADDITIONAL MEMBER (Advisor)||BASIL CARNIE|
|ADDITIONAL MEMBER (Events, Help & Support Treasury)||Aletta du Toit|
|ADDITIONAL MEMBER (Race Walking)||PAM JAMES|
HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
LEO BENNING HAROLD BERMAN BASIL CARNIE RON CROSSISABEL HOFMEYR STEVE JOHNSTON BORG STANNIUS JURGEN SPENCER DR. ALAN NELSON
1.2. Was established in 1975 by Leo Benning;
1.3. Has its own Constitution and Bye Laws;
1.4. Associate member of Western 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.).
Hurdles: (80/100/110/200/300/400m) & Steeple-Chase: (2000/3000m)
Jumps: Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault
Throws: Hammer Throw, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw, Weight Throw
Throws Pentathlon, Heptathlon and Decathlon
Road Walk:10 & 20km – Women and Men
Women and Men:30 years [Local, (i.e. club) Provincial, National and Regional (Africa)]
Provincial Colours : criteria per age-group and event (30 yrs plus)
National Colours : criteria per age-group and event (35 yrs plus)
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 2021)as well as for South African Masters Athletics (S.A.M.A.) (R175 for 2021).
5.1. Being active, getting fit and staying healthy
5.3. Age-grouping is unique (5 year intervals)
5.4. Age-graded tables
5.5. Local competition(clubs)
5.6. Interprovincial 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 the first three places, in age categories, for 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)
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 W.P.A Club FOR AT LEAST ONE 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 May 2018 up to and including the last day of the WP Masters Champs in April 2019.
The athlete must have:
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. 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/white running 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.
NB!! No SAMA record will be recognized unless the athlete is a paid-up member of SAMA at the time of the record application.
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.
THE 2017 – 2018 NATIONAL COLOURS STANDARDS SHALL BE USED AS THE BASIS OF ASSESSMENT FOR THE AWARD OF NATIONAL COLOURS.
To qualify for a championship medal, an athlete must equal or better a set standard at the championships.
Leo Benning Masters Challenge
This series is primarily for the participation of masters athletes. (Athletes born after 2007 may not compete)
2021 Fixtures to be confirmed soon