Hor­sham set for Tri State Games

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

More than 330 ath­letes with dis­abil­i­ties will gather in Hor­sham for week-long Tri State Games from Sun­day.

It will be the third year in a row the games will be in Hor­sham.

Dis­abil­ity-sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tions from across Vic­to­ria, New South Wales and South Aus­tralia bring ath­letes to the games.

The fo­cus of the event is to pro­mote par­tic­i­pa­tion, friendly com­pe­ti­tion and pos­i­tive, so­cial in­ter­ac­tion be­tween adults with dis­abil­i­ties.

Event com­mit­tee mem­ber Suzy Shaw said it was ex­cit­ing to wel­come the event back to Hor­sham.

“It’s un­usual that a town is asked to host the event for a third year, so we’re very hum­bled and are look­ing for­ward to putting on another spec­tac­u­lar event for the par­tic­i­pants, their sup­port­ers, and our com­mu­nity,” she said.

“A va­ri­ety of sports will be on dis­play in­clud­ing team sports such as cricket, net­ball, lawn bowls and soc­cer, through to ath­let­ics and swim­ming.

“There’s also in­door sports be­ing con­tested on the Fri­day in­clud­ing ta­ble ten­nis, pool, darts, car­pet bowls, quoits, bas­ket­ball throw and bean-bag ac­cu­racy.

“The par­tic­i­pants and their sup­port­ers will also en­joy evening func­tions through­out the week, giv­ing them a chance to re­lax, un­wind, and so­cialise.”

A Hor­sham street pa­rade and of­fi­cial opening from 9.30am on Mon­day will wel­come the com­peti­tors.

The com­mu­nity has an in­vi­ta­tion to fol­low the pa­rade along Pynsent, Fire­brace, Mclach­lan and Dar­lot streets to its con­clu­sion at May Park to show sup­port.

More in­for­ma­tion about the Tri State Games is avail­able on­line at www.tris­tategames. com.au.

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