Vintage 2019  – One Year to go!!


Over 8,000 weekend warriors are set to inspire Australians to get active when the 17th Australian Masters Games kick off in Adelaide in October next year.

The Australian Masters Games aims to promote the benefits of long-term health and wellbeing by providing a platform through which adult Australians can compete and socialise over an eight-day festival of sport.

The Games is the premier multisport festival on the Australian sporting schedule and participants create new friendships and create lifelong memories.

Take it from 62-year-old Deborah McGovern from Ferryden Park, South Australia who participated in 2015 with her basketball team the Simply Reds.

“We had such a good time,” McGovern said.

The 2019 sports program is on track to reach over 50 sports.

The big team sports back on board are baseball, basketball, cricket, dragon boat, football (soccer), futsal, lawn bowls, softball and both beach and indoor volleyball. Also on the program in Adelaide will be boxing and petanque with trail running featuring again after it’s success in Tasmania. Other favourites to look forward to are athletics, powerlifting, swimming, tennis and tenpin bowling.

The Games are a great excuse to try something new, with so many sports to choose from why not get on board for two? Make it a goal for next year – you can do it! .

Entries will open in late November.

Keep up with all the latest sports information by following us on social media and using the hashtag #Vintage2019.


If you’re headed to the Gold Coast in early November stop by our booth at the Pan Pacific Masters Games Sport & Leisure Expo at the Cararra Indoor Stadium.  We’d love to chat to you about the Australian Masters Games, plus we’ll be handing out giveaways and raffling off some great prizes.

See you there!

Media enquiries regarding the 17th Australian Masters Games can be directed to:

Christy LaPlante
Games Media and Communications
T:  (03) 9822 7110 or 0439 246 489