Tri-state games in Yarrawonga
Moira Shire in conjunction with Cobram Barooga Business and Tourism Inc. (CBBT) Berrigan Shire and Barooga Sporties and Valley Sport are thrilled to announce that the 2020 and 2021 Tri-State games will be held in Yarrawonga and Cobram Barooga.
CBBT Chairman, Don Rudd said “The TriState Games are an award winning weeklong sporting competition for people with disabilities from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
“The games are held in early November each year and attract up to 300 athletes, plus around 100 coaches and family and support staff.
“CBBT committee is working hard to bring events to the region and this one will benefit the whole community in a variety of ways.”
First held in 1986 in Mildura the games have been held in various venues from Victor Harbour to Wodonga.
One of the main attractions of the Tri State Games is that it offers an opportunity for people with a profound disability to participate in competitive sporting activities in a friendly and supportive environment.
“Our local athletes have been very supportive of the Tri-State Games in the past, travelling to Horsham in 2015/16 and 17 and Murray Bridge in 2013 and 2014 and they will soon be heading to Port Adelaide in November this year” said Moira Shire Mayor, Cr Libro Mustica.
“We hope they will be excited to welcome their fellow athletes to our region” he added.
The Tri State Games provides disability awareness opportunities to the community hosting the games. Community awareness is generated through the training and inclusion of local volunteers, sporting and service clubs and community groups.
The games begin with an opening ceremony that includes a street parade through the centre of town and the raising of the Tri State Games flag.
Mayor of Berrigan Shire, Cr. Matt Hannan said “it was a great cross border effort to make a successful pitch for this event that will see the whole region buzzing for a full week of competition.
“This early announcement will give everyone involved from volunteer groups to our main street traders and accommodation providers time to prepare and offer the athletes and their families a truly memorable experience.”
Mel Pinn (C Grade best and fairest) and Maddy Stanton (B Grade best and fairest).