With the postponement of the January 2021 Oceania Masters Athletics champs to January 2022, and
the closing of countries borders throughout the region, Masters athletics in the region have very
limited opportunities for regional competition.

It was decided, that during the Month of January, that Oceania Masters Athletics Association, would hold a virtual competition, to promote the Championships in Norfolk in 2022, and promote Federations to hold competitions.

There was 459 athletes from 6 Federations  (AUS, NZL, COK, PYF, FIJ, NFI) who entered the virtual competition where in comparison, in Mackay at the 2019 Championships there was 436 athletes from 10 Federations.