More than 10,000 participants from across Australia and 250 from around the world passed through the Adelaide Convention Centre for the 15th Australian Masters Games.
International participants made their way to Adelaide from 20 countries across the globe – including Canada, India, United Kingdom and the United States.
Held from October 3 to 10, the biennial Games are regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events in Australia, with approximately 60 different sports being played.
The Adelaide Convention Centre hosted the official Games Village and Accreditation Centre, where all participants registered, as well as hosting various sport disciplines (such as boxing and indoor rowing) and both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
The opening and closing ceremonies of the games lit up the Centre, and games participants and volunteers enjoyed nightly entertainment, as well as numerous official Games services.
The Masters Games’ reputation for delivering a festival-style social calendar is equal to its reputation for producing a top-class sporting program, and this time was no exception with the Centre helping to create a memorable week.
Activities available at the Centre for accredited competitors, non-playing officials, Support Pass holders and volunteers included a Wolf Blass Wine Tasting Masterclass, Coopers Beer Appreciation Session, and even a Karaoke competition.
Games Advisory Board Chair Chris Dittmar said the event lived up to expectations and will have a lasting impact on Adelaide.
“It couldn’t have gone any better,” said Dittmar.