Adelaide City Council welcomes home the Australian Masters Games
The Australian Masters Games is proud to announce Adelaide City Council as an official partner of the 15th Australian Masters Games in Adelaide this October.
The City of Adelaide celebrates 175 years of local government in 2015, in a significant milestone for both South Australia and the nation. Adelaide City Council was the first local government to be formed in Australia.
2015 will also mark the sixth time Adelaide has hosted the Australian Masters Games. The city has long held an affinity with the event, having first hosted the Games in 1989 in just the second year of the bi-annual sporting festival. Adelaide is often considered the “spiritual home” of the Australian Masters Games.
This year’s edition will see approximately 10,000 visitors descend on Adelaide in October, in what will be a fantastic boost to the local economy.
Adelaide City Council Lord Mayor Martin Haese said every one of those many thousand will be welcomed with open arms. “The Masters Games is one of the premier sporting events in the country and it’s an honour to host it here in Adelaide once again,” said Martin.
“This event promotes friendship, goodwill and wellbeing, as well as building awareness of the benefits of a lifelong active lifestyle.”
“Adelaide is the home of world class festivals and events and the Masters Games is a great opportunity to showcase what Adelaide has to offer to the participants and supporters. I’d encourage all those involved to get out and about in the city and make the most of their time here.”
The City of Adelaide is not only South Australia’s capital, but its economic, educational and cultural hub. Adelaide is one of Australia’s most liveable cities, with passionate locals and a relaxed lifestyle.
Games Advisory Board chairman Chris Dittmar said the vision of the Adelaide City Council makes Adelaide the perfect location for an event such as the Australian Masters Games.
“The City of Adelaide ticks every box for the Australian Masters Games,” said Dittmar.
“It is an attractive, vibrant city with impressive infrastructure and easily accessible public transport that will ensure our thousands of participants enjoy their time at the Games.”
“Lord Mayor Martin Haese and his fellow elected members are to be commended for their cutting-edge ideas, initiatives and good governance, and we are proud to partner with the Adelaide City Council to bring the Australian Masters Games back home.”
The Australian Masters Games is a mass participation sporting event for anyone over the age of 30, attracting over 10,000 participants across approximately 60 sports, with the 15th edition being held in Adelaide from the 3rd to 10th October 2015.
Entries to the Games are still open.
Enter at www.AustralianMastersGames.com for the times of your life.
The Australian Masters Games is proudly sponsored by the South Australian Tourism Commission through Events South Australia.
Australian Masters Games Snapshot
When: Saturday 3 October – Saturday 10 October, 2015
Where: Adelaide, South Australia
Who: Over 10,000 people from across Australia and overseas. The event is open to anyone who meets the age requirements of their sport of choice. It does not impose qualifying standards and welcomes participants from all over the world. The only criteria to compete in the Australian Masters Games is you must meet the minimum age criteria which in most sports is 30 years.
What: A week-long festival of sport and festivities. Australia’s largest regular multisport Games will feature 55+ sports, ranging from athletics to basketball to cue sports to roller derby. Visit www.AustralianMastersGames.com for the full list of sports.
Entertainment: As well as an extensive sporting schedule, the Australian Masters Games will also comprise a variety of social events throughout the week, including an Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony, providing a festival atmosphere for both competitors and visitors to Adelaide.
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Media enquiries regarding the 15th Australian Masters Games can be directed to:
Games Media and Communications
T: 03 9822 7110 or 0423 348 919
Games General Manager
T: 08 7070 1451 or 0410 640 342