Northern Territory

Alice Springs Masters Games seeks nominations

The Department of Tourism and Culture is calling for nominations for Advisory Committee positions for the Alice Springs Masters Games 2018 (ASMG).

The call for expressions of interest seeks to fill a number of positions on the committee who will function in an advisory role to the Department of Tourism and Culture – Sport and Recreation, as well as the Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss, for the delivery of the ASMG.

Department of Tourism and Culture, Sport and Recreation Executive Director Phillip Leslie said the ASMG is known as ‘the friendly games’, and this expression of interest is a great opportunity to form part of the games’ important Advisory Committee.

“We’re looking for talented Alice Springs locals to help shape the 2018 ASMG. The committee comprises six members from the Alice Springs community, who will act as important representatives, providing counsel both to the community and the department, regarding the ASMG.

Nominations will be primarily assessed on the applicant’s link to the community, skills they would bring to the Advisory Committee, and previous experience with the Alice Springs Masters Games,” Mr Leslie said.

The Advisory Committee meets on a monthly basis in the lead up to the Games, which take place from 13-20 October 2018.

The ASMG are known as the friendly games, and have been running in Alice since 1986. They are the longest-running Masters Games in the world.

Approximately 4000 competitors are expected to attend the Games in 2018.

More than 30 sports are on offer, including three new sports for 2018 – boxing, model aircraft flying and functional fitness.

For more information, contact Jim Lawrie, Games Manager, Department of Tourism and Culture – Sport and Recreation at jim.lawrie@nt.gov.au. Nominations close on Friday 22 September 2017.

Source: NT Government