Organisers of the 11th Lismore Workers Masters Games are urging people not to dilly dally as registrations for the 2019 event close on 23 August.
This year the biennial Masters Games is celebrating its 20th year since inception.
The Masters Games will be held from 27-29 September at Lismore’s many sporting venues with additional special events and celebrations to honour the Masters Games’ 20th year.
“The Masters Games is three days of fantastic fun – we’ll have more than 1500 competitors from our local region, NSW, Australia and the world descending on Lismore to socialise, renew lifelong friendships and enjoy competitive sports,” Council’s Events Officer Leanne Clark said.
“It is hard to believe this event has been going for two decades. I remember when we held the first Games… it was popular right from the get-go. We knew we had an enduring event once we saw the enthusiasm that was out there in the community.
“The fact it has grown to become such a major event on our sporting calendar is testament to the sporting spirit here in Lismore and the many hundreds of volunteers who work so hard to create an unforgettable event.”
This year competitors will benefit from major upgrades to several sporting facilities over the last two years including Crozier Field, the Albert Park Baseball and Softball Complex and the regional hockey facility at Hepburn Park.
“We are also celebrating two decades of sponsorship by the Lismore Workers Club. The club came on board as the naming rights sponsor for our very first Games and has been a faithful partner ever since,” Leanne said.
“At this event we will pay tribute to the Lismore Workers Club and our hard-working volunteers, some of whom have been with us since the inaugural event. The 20th year is the perfect time to say a huge thank you to the integral people that have made the Masters Games what it is today.”
There are 19 sports people can choose to register for:
- Lawn bowls
- Fitness challenge
- Five-a-side football
- Rugby Union
- Masters Mini Games (euchre, darts, pool and indoor bowls)