2014 will see the 15th staging of the Alice Springs Masters Games when Sports men and women will come together for a fantastic week of competition, fun and entertainment.
Alice Springs will open its doors to new and old friends and prove once again that the tag “The Friendly Games” is an appropriate one for Australia’s longest running Masters Games.
In the coming months we will update our website as the sports are confirmed for the 2014 program.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Games Office if you have any queries leading into the 15th Alice Springs Masters Games.
email@example.com or on the Games Hotline 1800 658 951
We are looking forward to seeing many familiar faces and plenty of new ones competing in this great event.
Following careful protocol, we need a small number of people to assist with official Games Functions. If you have outstanding customer service, an eye for detail and can work efficiently, this is an area you will enjoy.
Assist in the office both prior to the Alice Springs Masters Games and during the event. Helpful volunteers will complete mail outs, maintain databases and records, both on the computer and filing, answer the phone hotlines, assist in reception areas and various other tasks. Having a friendly manner and the ability to communicate with all stakeholders in the event will serve you well in a busy environment.
Information Booth – Games Centre
This important role will see you providing a variety of information to all sorts of people, from the general public, to Games participants and officials. Sound knowledge of Alice Springs and the Games along with a fun and friendly nature will support you, as will your ability to have a chat.
Opening Ceremony March
A number of volunteers are required in assisting Games participants to assemble for the Official March. We require confident volunteers to provide clear instructions in helping to sort and direct large groups of people.
Media – Games Centre
With a buzz of activity, both on and off the sports field, there is plenty of media interest in the Games. Administrative tasks include helping find results, communications and liaising with Sports.
Volunteers are important to the functioning of the Media Centre. Some people will be required to go out and about to sporting venues looking for newsworthy stories. It would be an advantage if you could find your way around a computer, can use a digital camera, enjoy writing and compiling stories for a daily newspaper.
Operations - Labour
The Operations Workforce assists in setting up sporting and non-sporting venues before, during and after the Games. Some of the various duties include setting up signage and barriers all around Alice Springs. Some of the jobs include lifting heavy loads as well as driving cargo around to numerous locations.
Results – Games Centre
Results from all the 33 sports are sent to the Results Centre where they need to be carefully processed and uploaded onto the internet. It is a behind the scenes area that is essential to the Games. People with an eye for detail, methodical organisation and sound computer skills are well suited to this area.
A specific set of skills are required to be part of the Sports Medicine team. Importantly, you need to be a qualified Level 1 or 2 Sports Trainer with Sports Medicine Australia, or a medical professional. You will be assigned to a sport or to the Sports Medicine team and work out of the main Sports Medicine Centre.
Located at the Games Centre, the Transportation and Distribution Workforce carry out a number of important tasks. Transport requires drivers with relevant licences to drive busses, trucks, light commercial vehicles and cars. The Distribution workforce undertake deliveries, equipment relocation and include medal ceremony set up and break down teams. A strong knowledge of Alice Springs is a benefit to this area.
Accreditation for the Alice Springs Masters Games is a process of official recognition to acknowledge a person’s role at the event. All registered participants will receive their accreditation lanyard, which they must wear whilst on duty or attending competition and events. The accreditation system will provide a means of identifying individual’s categories of participation including sports, individual events, age and gender.
All participants of the Alice Springs Masters Games must complete the accreditation process, to ensure that they are appropriately recognised and have access to relevant venues and other services. Those participants requiring accreditation include:
Please note that all team members will need to pick up their own passes, Team Managers will not be able to collect their whole team's passes. Please ensure you bring your ID to the Games Centre for accrediation
The Alice Springs Masters Games organisers and various functional areas will be based at the Games Centre, located at the Alice Springs Convention Centre. Areas operating out of the Games Centre include Accreditation, Results, Media, Transport, Operations and Communications. Services offered to participants at the Games Centre include accessing results, merchandise sales, photographic sales and medal engraving. Other exhibiting businesses and organisations will promote themselves as part of the Games Centre.
Games Centre Information Booth
An Information Booth will be based at the Games Centre to assist with any enquiries you may have. Call the team on 1800 658 951 and where necessary, they will redirect your call to the appropriate area to assist in resolving any issues. The Information Booth can assist with:
Results will be available at the Games Centre and regularly updated on the Alice Springs Masters Games website at alicespringsmastersgames.com.au.
A Photography service will be provided.
An assortment of Alice Springs Masters Games memorabilia and clothing can be purchased from our official merchandiser Total Promotions at the Games Centre. Please also keep an eye out for the ‘Masters Mobile Merchandise Van’ which will also be at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Medals & Engraving
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented. There will be an engraving service available at the Games Centre
For any lost property, please check with the Sport Coordinator at the venues you have been participating or visiting. Otherwise call the Games Hotline 1800 658 951 or call into the Games Centre as it may have been handed in there.
Games Centre Expo Room
A variety of displays and services will be available at the Games Centre Expo Room.
There will be a chaplin available throughout the games week.
Accreditation for the Alice Springs Masters Games is a process of official recognition to acknowledge a person’s role at the event. All registered participants will receive their accreditation lanyard, which they must wear whilst on duty or attending competition and events. The accreditation system will provide a means of identifying individual’s categories of participation including sports, individual events, age and gender. Participants will also receive an Alice Springs Masters Games backpack.
All participants of the Alice Springs Masters Games must complete the accreditation process to ensure that they are appropriately recognised and have access to relevant venues and other services. Those participants requiring accreditation include:
Please note individuals must pick up their own accreditation passes, Team Managers will not be allowed to collect their whole team's passes. Please ensure you bring your ID when picking up your accreditation pass.
The 2014 Alice Springs Masters Games will deliver a Media Service to provide reliable, accurate and timely information to local and national media.
Media Service Aims
Please contact the Games Office for more information on 1800 658 951
In the early 1980’s the Australian Sports Commission first suggested an idea of a masters games and the philosophy of masters sport. The development of masters sport included an underlying belief that each participant is a champion in his or her own right, as long as the physical and mental attributes for each stage of life have been maintained at their optimum levels.
The Northern Territory Government immediately embraced the idea seeing potential opportunities for economic and social development benefits, so in 1986 the first ever Masters Games event in Australia was held in Alice Springs.
The 1986 Alice Springs Masters Games (then called the Central Australian Masters Games) became only the second event of its kind to be staged in the world. The only previous multi-sport masters games was the first World Masters in Toronto, Canada in 1985.
The Games and the concept developed in to a success story and quickly earned the reputation of ‘The Friendly Games’ because of the camaraderie and good spirited nature of the competitors and the environment created by the games village atmosphere of Alice Springs. That spirit is now carried around Australia and overseas by the thousands of people who have experienced the Alice Springs Masters Games.
The ‘Friendly Games’ tag has stuck ever since and it is easy to see why. The Alice Springs Masters Games has reached some amazing milestones over the years. In 2004 the Games celebrated 10 successful games, and then in 2006 the Games rejoiced as they reached 20 years of prosperous Games in Alice Springs. What is even more extraordinary is that over 100 competitors, officials and volunteers have been a part of the Games since 1986 – a remarkable achievement for all those people.
Participation in sport is a lifelong activity. That is why masters sports contain fun, camaraderie and good-spirited competition. That is why the Alice Springs Masters Games adventure continues in 2014.