2 October 2017
It's October, which means the 16th Australian Masters Games are right around the corner. A few sports are still open and taking entries, including trail running through the Tarkine, mountain biking along pristine trails, road cycling on the scenic Old Coast Road, a number of quality events in athletics, and team sports cricket and AFL.
Make the most of the Games and Tasmania and try something new. Don't be left out of the action.
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With less than 20 days until the Games kick off, now is the time to finalise plans for Games week. The entire region is putting on a show with multiple events happening every night across the coast.
Map out your social week using the What's On In app, which is where you can keep up to date on all the events happening throughout October in the region, including free entry on Friday 20 October to see Fanny Lumsden and Claire-Anne Taylor at the Wharf Hotel in Wynyard.
CLICK HERE to download the app.
CLICK HERE to see a few of the highlighted events during Games the period.
If you haven't already secured accommodation there is still availability. Contact the Tourism Information Hotline on 1800 649 514.
One of the first stops while in Tasmania should be the Games Accreditation Centre located at The Wharf Precinct in Ulverstone, to pick up all the necessary information for the Games.
The Games Accreditation Centre also contains the Accreditation Help Desk, which is available for Games participant enquiries regarding registration, accreditation or lost/damaged accreditation passes.
CLICK HERE to find out everything you'll need to know regarding Games Accreditation.
If you're in need of assistance during the Games keep an eye out for bright green polos. The volunteer workforce uniforms were revealed this week. Each volunteer will be equipped with a bright green short or long sleeved polo shirt to ensure they are easy to spot.
CLICK HERE to read more about the volunteers and their uniforms from The Advocate.
There are still a few community volunteer positions that need to be filled. CLICK HERE to register to volunteer.
Jackson Motor Company has come on board to support the Games as the official motor vehicle dealer.
Keep an eye out while you're in Tasmania's North West for the co-branded cars that will be on display throughout the region in October.
TASSIE TIMES: 90-year-old Heather Lee broke a world record at the athletics track, two mates from Victoria started their #16AMG tennis campaign in Burnie and hockey is more than just a sport.
Two friends Alan Cooney and Paul Kirby are competing at their first Australian Masters Games in Tasmania’s North West, and hoping their bodies hold together so they can enjoy a big week of tennis.
Heather Lee has set a world record* and won gold in the women’s 3000m walk for the 90+ age group clocking 24:56:97 in Penguin at the 16th Australian Masters Games staged in Tasmania’s North West.