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Australian Masters Games flies high with Avalon Airport support

11 February 2013

Australian Masters Games flies high with Avalon Airport support

 

Avalon Airport has partnered with the 14th Australian Masters Games as the official sponsor of the Games village.

The Avalon Airport Games Village will be housed at Geelong’s sporting centre piece, Kardinia Park.

Set to be the heart of the Games, the Avalon Airport Games Village will host both the opening and closing ceremonies, mid week party with live entertainment, official Games services along with the likely introduction of competitive sport to the venue.

Every one of the 8,000 plus expected Games participants and volunteers will set foot into the Avalon Airport Games Village to collect their accreditation as well as accessing official Games services such as the Games Expo, merchandise store and help desk.

Kean Selway, chair of the 14th Australian Masters Games, said the Avalon Airport Games Village will provide the perfect central meeting point for the Games, and assist in encouraging the social atmosphere of the mass participation event.

“As Australia’s premier mass participation multi-sport event, our participants come from all walks of life and from all over Australia. The Avalon Airport Games Village will not just provide the practicality of a central meeting and administration point, but will also help encourage the social atmosphere that is the spirit of the Australian Masters Games.”

“We could not think of a better place to host the Avalon Airport Games Village than Kardinia Park, the heart of sport in Geelong, and one of regional Victoria’s best sporting grounds.”

Justin Giddings, CEO of Avalon Airport, felt that as the gateway to Geelong it made sense to support the Australian Masters Games.

“Being able to host such an iconic event in Geelong is massive for the local community and surrounding areas. We wanted to do more than just help interstate participants get to the Games. Supporting the Games village is the perfect way to support the Australian Masters Games in Geelong and further welcome the participants to Geelong.”

The entertainment line-up for the Avalon Airport main stage at the Games village will be announced in the coming months.

The Australian Masters Games is a mass participation sporting event for anyone over the age of 30, attracting over 8,000 participants in around 60 events, with its 14th edition being held in Geelong from the 5th to 12th October 2013. Entries open on March 18.

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