Masters Games organisers thank sporting volunteers

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Lismore City Council will host a thank you function for Masters Games volunteers on 18 October to pay tribute to the 100-plus volunteers who make the event possible.

Despite an unseasonably warm weekend, the 10th Lismore Workers Masters Games was attended by more than 1600 competitors from across Australia. The biennial three-day sporting event included competition in 14 sports held across Lismore’s top-class sporting venues.

More than $66,000 was received in sporting entry fees, which will be given back to the clubs next week to cover costs.

“The reality is that without the amazing volunteers and sports convenors the Games would simply not be possible,” Tourism and Events Manager Mitch Lowe said.

“We have established fantastic partnerships with these clubs and associations over the last decade and the Games is testament to the sporting spirit of Lismore. These volunteers are generous, willing and they show great hospitality to all the competitors and visitors to our region. We simply cannot thank them enough.”

Mitch said the 35-plus degree days tested some competitors but he said often the Masters Games weekend spelled the beginning of warmer weather in Lismore.

“The heat didn’t deter anyone – thankfully the humidity was low and we found lots of competitors re-hydrating themselves at the Workers Club!” he laughed.

A Masters Games thank you function and presentation of cheques to sporting associations will be held on Wednesday, 18 October at the Lismore Workers Club from 6pm.

Image: Lismore Workers 10th Masters Games netball division 30 A winners, the Daley Slappers from Lismore.

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