The Plan Pacific Masters Games are in the Gold Coast on 3-11 November. We are looking to register an Over 40s Women’s Football Team and possibly a over 30s Futsal Team.
Football is held Sunday 4th November to Saturday 10th November (finals). While Futsal is Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November. While they overlap we can put in a fixturing request although it will no doubt mean we play futsal in morning and outdoor in afternoon/evening.
This is a great fun tournament for those who haven’t been before. They have a great games village every night and the partying is great although by the end of the week it can be quite tiring. The Perth Strikers have enjoyed some good success in previous masters tournaments starting with Bronze at the World Masters in Brisbane in 1994, Silver at the World Masters in Melbourne in 2002 and a host of gold, silver and bronze medals at the Pan Pacific Masters Games and Australian Masters Games over the years. The Southwest Stingers have also enjoyed success at the Pan Pacific Masters Games.
Costs for the tournament are football ($75 sports fee), futsal ($30 sports fee) and then there is a $100 games fee on top. Non playing members pay a reduced cost - $65 which gets them access to the games village. Other costs include flights (everybody generally organises their own) and accommodation (we typically look for 2-3 bedroom apartments twin share – we haven’t got any costs yet but normally budget $60 per person per night although we haven’t been for a few years so could more). Obviously a food and drinking budget also needs to be found but this can be done as cheaply as you want/need. We will be looking to get sponsorship for strips and a travelling shirt but if we don’t there will be a small additional cost.
Are you interested in playing? We are looking for expressions of interest with a $100 deposit by 15 June. Currently we have Ali Butler and Sandra Szopski who have booked their flights and we have 6-7 interested players. The deposit will go towards accommodation booking.
For more details go to http://mastersgames.com.au/default.asp?PageID=11358
If you are keen please contact Mhairi Glover on 0417 170 275 or Mandy Laing on 0401 007 090 for more details, express your interest and make your payment. We plan to have a meeting late June when we know who is interested.