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Last chance for early bird entries for the Australian Masters Games

24 July 2023

With a week to go until early bird entries close for the Australian Masters Games, there’s still time to qualify for a discount to take part in the biggest event in the Games’ 38-year history.

The 2023 Australian Masters Games, a multisport festival featuring more than 50 sports, 10,000 competitors, their friends and families from around the world, along with a program of entertainment, concerts and events, will take place in South Australia from October 7-14.

Australian Masters Games General Manager Jane Woodlands-Thompson said early bird entries ensured participants would receive a $30 discount on their Games registration.

“Excitement is building for the Australian Masters Games – with only 11 weeks to go until our opening ceremony kicks off and we begin our festival of sport,” Ms Woodlands-Thompson said.

“It’s time to get your team together to talk tactics or even plan a program to get fit with a group of your friends – it’s never too late to start.”

Ms Woodlands-Thompson said Games entries were on target to reach 10,000 participants, making it one of the largest Australian Masters Games on record, and with a more diverse range of sporting options than in previous editions.

“This year we’ve introduced new sports including Pickleball, Walking Football, Motor Sports and Yoga Sports, aimed at attracting a diverse range of participants,” she said.

“There is literally something for everyone, no matter what shape they’re in and what level they’ve competed at in the past. There are no qualification standards, so we welcome our over 30s living their best lives, and those wanting to reconnect with past team-mates and those who still can’t shake that white line fever.”

The 2023 Australian Masters Games will be held across Adelaide, Victor Harbor, the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley, ensuring participants and their families and friends will be able to experience all the state had to offer.

Participants have so far registered from every Australian state and territory and from sporting neighbours New Zealand, Japan, the US, Singapore and India.Ms Woodlands-Thompson said the accompanying social calendar would offer something for everyone, from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies to the headline mid-week concert featuring Hot Dub Time Machine, the Foreshore Fiesta at the Bay and daily entertainment at SkyCity Village, including happy hours and activities such as Bogan Bingo.

Family members and friends can register for Supporter Accreditation, which provides access to the social program throughout the week for just $45.

Volunteers are also being sought to support the Australian Masters Games, including helping at events and assisting at SkyCity Village, at social events, at sports, at the warehouse packing participant kits and at the accreditation collection centre.

The State Government, through the South Australian Tourism Commission, is proud to be hosting the 19th Australian Masters Games in Adelaide and South Australia for the eighth time in the Games’ 38- year history.

Festival Plaza, in the heart of Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct, will host the Games Village, SkyCity Village, where competitors and supporters will flock to eat, drink and celebrate the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, nightly entertainment and social events, along with hosting participant services.

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