Early Bird registration Extended

Prospective entrants in the 2017 Great Barrier Reef Masters Games have received an early Easter gift with early bird registrations extended until midnight, Friday April 21.

The current Games fee of $65, plus the sport specific fee, will now apply until April 21 when it will rise to $85.

Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games combined fun and friendly competition in one of the best settings in the country.

“This year’s Great Barrier Reef Masters Games is shaping up to be one of the biggest we have hosted,” Cr Manning said. “There are more sports on offer, more entertainment and you get to experience all this on the doorstep of two World Heritage Areas, the Wet Tropics Rainforest and of course our namesake, the Great Barrier Reef.”

All participants in the 2017 GBRMG will receive a fantastic games pack valued at more than $65. The convenient backpack contains the Games program and is filled with incentives and discount vouchers for you to use during your time in Cairns. This year, participants will also receive a cap to help keep you sun safe in the tropics and is a great Games souvenir.

“With an early bird Games fee of only $65, it makes the GBRMG one of the best value Masters Games on the circuit,” Cr Manning said.

The Great Barrier Reef Masters Games was first held in Cairns, Queensland in 2013. Now in its third Games, the Masters will be held from 25 to 28 May 2017.

About 2,000 masters-aged men and women from Australia, Oceania and South East Asia are anticipated to compete in more than 20 individual and team sports across the four days of competition with sports for all masters ages and interests.

The early bird special for participants in the 2017 Great Barrier Reef Masters Games ends on April 21, to register head to www.gbrmg.com.au.

The Great Barrier Reef Masters Games are presented by Cairns Regional Council and proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of its growing calendar of events in Tropical North Queensland.