Who can enter the Championships?
Eligibility to Compete
To compete at the AMA Championships, an athlete must be a registered member of a masters athletics organisation. Athletes can be from Australia or from overseas. The championships cater for male and female athletes who are aged 30 years or over. Athletes who have a disability are also welcome to compete (additional eligibility requirements may apply*), although there are no separate awards or record categories specific to these individuals.
As is common practice in all other major sporting competitions, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the respective 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings. The medal designs can be found HERE.
Australian entrants must be registered members of a State or Territory Club, and the State approved uniform must be worn by the athlete at all times during the competition.
For information about membership to Australian masters athletics clubs, you can either visit the specific club’s website, or you can follow the links to these clubs on the AMA website. Membership of Athletics NT as a Master Athlete is available for those competitors who live in the Northern Territory.
An overseas athlete may request permission to compete. Proof must be provided that the athlete is a registered member of an overseas masters athletics organisation. An athlete who is competing under these circumstances is not eligible to win an Australian title but can win medals.
The Championships have age groupings that start from 30years and increase in increments of 5years at a time. Medals are awarded in each age group for every event. Your age group is determined by your age on the first day of competition (9 June 2017).
The first three Australians or Australian team members in each event will receive a medal. Masters athletes from other countries may compete and if placed will receive an appropriate medal but in this case, the first three Australians will still receive medals.
*Other Eligibility Requirements
For further information on eligibility refer to the Full Competition Rules.
Entry and Registration
Athletics Northern Territory, through its Masters sub-committee, is hosting the 2017 AMA Championships in Darwin from 9th-12th of June, 2017.
The Program will include a complete range of masters athletics disciplines, including non-stadia events.
Online registrations will close 1st May 2017.
All entrants are required to register their arrival at the Registration Desk prior to competing. The registration desk is located inside the Marrara Indoor Stadium (MIS).
At that time, you will receive an Athlete package, consisting of a bag containing the handbook, your competition number, a selection of vouchers, and any dinner tickets and merchandise that you have pre-ordered. There will also be limited items of merchandise available for sale.
Registration will be open from 12 Noon to 6 pm Thursday 8th of June and from 8 am each competition day. You must confirm where required the night before for early events.
See also Athlete Requirements for Sign-In and Reporting requirements that need to be filled out prior to competing each day.
Athlete entry lists
The Competitor Lists for all entrants in the championships will be posted after entries close and will be available to download. The file will order entries according to the origin of the entrant, i.e. by State/Territory/Country.
Competitor Start Lists
The Start Lists for all entrants in the championships will be available to download. The file lists of all competitors entered into each event according to age grouping.