Join in the masters fun

THE Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Roadshow is in Coffs Harbour today as part of a program to encourage local people to participate in the world's largest multi-sport event.

An advance party has been in the city over the weekend spreading the word among participants at the Police and Emergency Services Games and will visit Coffs Ex-Services Club today, with a free Games public information session at 6.30pm.

Competitor recruitment manager, Rochelle Geeves, said the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games was open to people of all abilities and most ages, offering an unprecedented chance for local residents who have dreamed of participating in a major international sports event to realise their sporting fantasy.

“The Sydney 2009 World Masters Games represent a once-a-lifetime opportunity for local people, irrespective of their sporting proficiency, to have an Olympic-style experience with Olympic venues staging many of the 28 sports competitions,” she said.

“Not everyone can go to the Olympic Games but everyone, regardless of their ability, can go to the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games provided they meet the minimum age criterion, which is 35 or over for all of the sports.”

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