Has Beens return to defend title

Fresh on the heels of their win at the 2018 Pan Pacs Masters Championships in November, the 'age-defying' Hasbeens will look to continue their winning ways when they return the Cairns for the 2019 Great Barrier Reef Masters Games.

Spearheaded by dual-Olympic basketballer Chris Anstey, this year's squad includes Cairns favourites Mark Worthington and Matt Burtson.

Anstey said the GBRMG offered a special atmosphere for competitors which made it a stand-out on the Masters' circuit.

"We're are looking forward to coming back to Cairns for the GBR Masters as it is the most social and friendly environment of all the Masters games we have been to and we have competed in Masters Games across the world!," Anstey said.

"Don't miss the opportunity for registering for the GBR Masters Games as it only comes around every two years and you only need a couple of days off work to hang with friends, meet new friends, compete, lay in the sun and party.

Former Australian professional player and dual NBL champion Andrew "Parky" Parkinson said the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games had so much to offer, and not just in the sporting arena.

"The best part about the Games is the intimate nature of the social functions and relaxed attitude of the competitors and officials, not to mention the weather in Cairns in late May is perfect! It's the Masters Games best kept secret!," Parky said.

"Not to mention the reef tours and the casino as well as a vibrant pub scene. It's an awesome four days to prepare for the winter months ahead. You won't regret it and you will come back just like us!"

The 2019 GBRMG Hasbeens squad include: Chris Anstey, Mark Worthington, Darren Lucas, Andrew Parkinson, Sam Mackinnon, Simon Dwight, Shane Bright, Matt Burston, Peter Lawler, Cam Rigby.