Annette aims for masters gold

ANNETTE Wylie will represent the Narre Warren North region at the Pan Pacific Masters Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast from November 4 to 12.
She will compete in softball, one of a record 39 sports in Australia’s premier multi-sport event held on the Gold Coast every two years.
Queensland Events Gold Coast general manager, Cameron Hart said the 2006 competitor number was expected to exceed expectations if early interstate and overseas interest was any indication.
“The Pan Pacific Masters Games is the biggest masters games in Australia and we’re looking forward to welcoming large numbers of national and international competitors,” he said.
“We confidently expect a record number of more than 10,000 athletes and feel growing interest from regions such as Narre Warren North is already giving us a boost.
“However, intending competitors should get their entries in quickly as a late fee will apply to those received after Friday, 4 August.”
The last Gold Coast games attracted athletes from every corner of Australia and such far-flung places as Kazakhstan, Ukraine, The United States, New Zealand, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Canada.
Mr Hart said Pan Pacific Masters Games entry forms that included sports, travel and social information were now available.
“We’re just months out from it all starting and that time will literally fly, so we suggest that anyone intending to visit from outside of the Gold Coast should start thinking about getting their teammates together and making a few arrangements,” he said.
People wanting further information on the 2006 Pan Pacific Masters Games can telephone 07 5564 8733 or visit the www.mastersgames.com.au website.

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