2018 South Australian Masters Games Host Region Announced
The South Australian Masters Games are to be hosted by the Rural City of Murray Bridge in 2018
Sport SA congratulates the Rural City of Murray Bridge on their successful bid to stage the 2018 South Australian Masters Games.
“The Rural City of Murray Bridge is very excited to have been chosen as the host for the 2018 South Australian Master Games. As demonstrated by our successful staging of the 2016 SA Masters Games, we have many excellent sporting facilities and very capable sports administrators and volunteers that will provide an outstanding experience for participants. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from far and wide and introducing them to the many attractions of the Rural City and the broader Murray Bridge Region.” said Mayor Brenton Lewis.
This event will celebrate the 23rd staging of the South Australian Masters Games, with previous host regions including Ceduna, Clare, Mt. Gambier, Orroroo, Pt. Lincoln, Pt. Pirie, the Riverland and Whyalla.
Sport SA CEO Jan Sutherland said,
“The unique environs of the Rural City of Murray Bridge will showcase the mighty Murray River including aquatic activities with rowing, dragon-boating and swimming. There will also be a wide variety of activities both sporting and social. The new and improved sporting facilities which have been developed and planned will be ready for 2018.
I encourage our sporting masters to joining us once again at the Masters Games in Murray Bridge. Masters Sport is a great way to enjoy lifelong involvement in sport as part of an active, balanced and healthy lifestyle for all South Australians.
Please take the opportunity to visit Murray Bridge and the Murraylands region, enjoy the local hospitality and be a part of the 2018 South Australian Masters Games”.
The 2018 South Australian Masters Games will be held from Thursday 12th April through to Monday the 15th April 2018.
Further information regarding dates and sports involved will be released at a later date.
Feedback – 2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards
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2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards
Sport in SA acclaims our stars, heroes and champions at the home of South Australian Sport. On the 17th of November sporting dignitaries and friends celebrated the 2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards at Adelaide Oval.
Sport was on the stage for all South Australians to enjoy as we celebrated the seventh year of the KPMG South Australian Sport Awards at the Adelaide Oval. The Sport SA Awards; The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year Awards and our history with The KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame were presented with 435 people at the Gala Event hosted by Mark Soderstrom and Jessica Adamson from Channel Seven.
In 2016, the KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame honour roll is now 56 inductees with Greg Chappell MBE (Cricket), Jenny Cheesman AM (Multisport - Basketball & Softball), Matthew Cowdrey OAM (Paralympic Swimming), Ken Farmer (SANFL), Julie Francou (Netball) Jan Stirling AM (Basketball) joining this distinguished group. For the first time since 2011, there are 2 new Legends Victor Richardson OBE (Multi Sport) and Gillian Rolton OAM (Equestrian) who have been promoted to the highest level from the outstanding South Australian sportsmen and women.
The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year and Junior Sports Star of the Year; Kyle Chalmers has enjoyed an outstanding year after his Rio Olympics Gold medal 100m. Freestyle and Bronze Relay swims. Team of the Year; Adelaide United, winners of the A League and the People’s Choice winner; marathon runner Jess Trengove. West Beach Community Branch, Bendigo Bank Elite Athlete with a Disability of the Year; Brayden Davidson a gold medallist at Rio Paralympics. Tanya Denver Award for Endeavour and Sportsmanship; Libby Kosmala (Paralympian, Shooting).
The team behind our athletes’ success received appropriate accolades with the Sport SA Awards representing many sports from the Arthur J. Gallagher Administrator of the Year, Michael Carter (FFSA – Soccer); Coach of the Year Peter Bishop (Swimming); Sunday Mail City Bay Fun Run Inc. Volunteer Award John Holland (Dragon Boating) ; Club One Official of the Year Glenn Errington (Table Tennis); Country Athlete of the Year; Aidan Stock (Hockey) BeSigned Significant Event of the Year; Hancock Prospecting Swimming Australia Olympic Trials. BeSigned Community Event of the Year; Dragons Down Under Adelaide 2016. Our school sport champions, Richard Newman Primary School Sports Award – Sponsored by the Department for Education & Child Development; Ben Hinks (Sailing, Craigburn Primary School), and the Secondary School Sports Award – Sponsored by Messenger Community News Limited, Liam Bekric (Underdale HS, Multi-class Swimming).
The Margaret Ralston ‘Golden Door’ AM Award presented for the second time, to Lois Quarrell posthumously, who was a pioneer in sports journalism at The Advertiser and women’s sport.
Jan Sutherland, Sport SA CEO, said,
“We are delighted to celebrate sport’s achievements and the people who underpin these, from on the fields, courts and pool, in the offices, training venues and schools with you. Sport SA showcases the success stories of our sport and will ensure that we record and acclaim these achievements to inspire and motivate. Thank you to our partners, members and friends for your support bringing this celebration to reality and ensuring that the sport is prominent in the South Community'.
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