State Masters Games only weeks away

The Masters Games is set to see many keen sportswomen and men flood to the region when it kicks off on Friday, April 5. 

For two weeks competitors will be taking part in 29 sports that will be stationed across the region including in Port Pirie, Murraytown, Clare and Kadina. 

The event will officially kick off on Saturday, April 6 with an opening ceremony where athletes will march to the new Memorial Oval, before the official ceremony commences at 6pm. 

This event is free and open to the community. 

Following after the first few days of sporting action will be the ActFast Family Day on Wednesday, April 10. From 3.30pm families will be able to come along for free and try several activities set up on Memorial Oval. 

There will be food stalls and kids activities available. 

A highlight for the Masters Games social calendar will be the opportunity to meet and mingle with sporting legends Mark Davis and Michelle den Dekker. Coming from very successful basketball and netball careers, the pair will be speaking at a dinner to be held on Friday, April 12 from 6.30pm. 

Being hosted at the Pirie Sports Precinct function centre, it is not limited to just competitors and will cost those interested $50 to attend. 

To celebrate the entirety of the two weeks, a closing ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 13 at the function centre. It will cost those interested $15 to attend and there will be cocktail food included. 

The Port Pirie Regional Council is encouraging anyone who has not registered to do so online at www.portpiriemastersgames.com.au or to pick up a registration booklet at the tourism and arts centre. Additional information on the games is also available online.