GAMES SHAPERS TRAINING HARD TO MAKE MARK
WOW! is the only way to describe last weekend’s GC2018 Workforce Orientation Weekend at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre – the official start of the workforce and volunteer training journey and the largest pre-Games event that will be staged by GOLDOC.
It was two days of highenergy excitement as the people that will deliver Australia’s largest event in a decade – our Games Shapers – came together exactly six years since that amazing day when our city won the bid to host GC2018.
One of the most visual elements of the Games, the Hard Yakka-designed and produced workforce uniform, was also unveiled to rousing reviews from everyone in attendance.
Everyone loves it and I know it will be worn with pride. The athletes of the world are in training to deliver a great Games and it is no different for our workforce under the expert guidance of the GC2018 Official Training Partner, TAFE Queensland.
Our Games Shapers will be the heart and soul of GC2018 as they work across 24 Games locations on the Gold Coast and in the event cities of Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.
Individually and as one they will make a massive commitment to the success of the Games and we sincerely appreciate the time and energy they will put in to ensure the athletes, spectators, media and everyone else have unforgettable Games experiences.
Don’t forget that GC2018 tickets go back on sale at midday (AEST) this coming Monday on a firstin, first-served basis after tickets returned from Commonwealth Games Associations and other partners are put back in to the mix.
INDIVIDUALLY AND AS ONE THEY WILL MAKE A MASSIVE COMMITMENT TO THE SUCCESS OF THE GAMES
If you missed out on the tickets you were after during the ticket request phase, get poised over your keyboard at lunchtime on Monday. A significant number of great tickets will be available.
I must also say how proud I was to see Gold Run 2018 launched last week. It will be the first 5km community fun run ever held during a Commonwealth Games, allowing 6600 people to experience a section of the GC2018 Marathon course at the same time the marathon runners are competing for gold.