Be a good sport and you'll fit right in at Masters Games

Friday, 15 February

The 11th Lismore Workers Masters Games was launched today and registrations are now open for the biennial competition, held from 27-29 September 2019.

More than 1500 competitors will descend on Lismore for the Masters Games to socialise, renew lifelong friendships and enjoy three days of good-natured fun. There may even be a little sport played!

“We absolutely love the Masters Games – the event is just so positive,” Lismore City Council's Events Officer Leanne Clark said.

“All our competitors love playing sport but the Masters Games is not all about winning. It’s about taking part, hanging with your mates and enjoying the camaraderie that sport offers.”

Leanne said the 2019 Lismore Workers Masters Games would be extra special as they celebrate 20 years since its inception.

“We cannot believe this event has been going for two decades! Some of our youngest players when we started are now our senior Masters. But that’s how much people love the event – many have been coming since it started back in 1999,” she said.

“We are also celebrating two decades of sponsorship by the Lismore Workers Club. The club came on board as the naming rights sponsor right from our very first Games and has been a faithful partner ever since. We would like to thank them for their unwavering support of the Masters Games and our sporting community.”

The Lismore Workers Masters Games is renowned nationally for being a great sporting and social event for sports lovers on the wrong side of 30. This year's program promises to be no different with 20 sports to choose from and a high-quality social program to entertain all competitors.

Lismore City Council's Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe said the Masters Games also provides an important economic boost for the city, with around $1 million injected into the local economy.

“In the last 20 years the Lismore Workers Masters Games has gone from strength to strength and we have competitors flying in from right across Australia,” Mitch said.

“The weekend provides a huge boost for our accommodation providers as well as for our retail sector and our pubs, clubs and eateries. We encourage all businesses to take advantage of the event and create Masters Games specials or open longer hours to cater for the influx of visitors.”

The Lismore Workers Masters Games will be held from the 27-29 September across Lismore’s many sporting venues.

Competitors will be pleasantly surprised in 2019 following major upgrades to several sporting facilities over the last two years including Oakes Oval, Crozier Field, the Albert Park Baseball and Softball Complex and the regional hockey facility at Hepburn Park in Goonellabah.

Registrations are now open for the following 20 sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lawn bowls
  • Mountain biking
  • Netball
  • Oztag
  • Fitness challenge
  • Football
  • Five-side football
  • Rugby union
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Masters Mini Games (euchre, darts, pool and indoor bowls)

To register for the 11th Lismore Workers Masters Games, visit www.lismoremastersgames.com.au.

Early bird registrations close on 28 June 2019.
 

Image: Launching the 2019 Lismore Workers Masters Games are (l-r) Lismore City Council Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe, Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith, Masters Games Chairperson Matt Barlow and Lismore Workers Club President Ian Harmon.
 

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