Barellan Masters Games
About the Games: The games is a celebration of sports aimed at the 'older' generation and includes Golf, The Barellan Run, The Barellan Walk, Cricket, Tennis, Netball, Basketball, Team Penning, Triathlon and Barefoot Bowls. We also have a Masters Fitness Challenge with a number of challenges to test all physical abilities.
Check the Events & Sports page as each sport has different age restrictions, there is something for everyone. Sports will be played at various locations in Barellan, so why not bring the whole family and everyone can get involved.
The idea of Barellan Masters Games started after the success of the Barellan Centenary back in 2009. We thought we needed an annual event that brought people into the town that would not only encourage the 'older' generation to get active and involved but also inject some funds into some of the infrastructure around the town. It was also a good opportunity to show off our little town; we may be small in size but we have big aspirations!
To date we have pledged over $40,000 to projects within our community from solar heating at the pool, new netball courts at the Sportsground to a new verandah at the CWA hall. Each year organisations within our community are encouraged to put in a Grant Application for funds required to complete any projects they have for improving infrastructure. Details of the Grant Application is available on the website on the Grants tab along with details of all grant recipients.
Obviously none of this is possible without sponsors, competitors, volunteers and the support of the Barellan community. The Barellan Masters Games committee are very fortunate to have this support and thank you all. As the saying goes, 'If you want something you have to work for it', and it certainly is hard work but, oh so much fun as well. The bonus is looking back on what you have achieved and think, well it is definitely worth it!
For more information on all the sports and details on how to enter go to the tabs located on the left.