Health and Wellbeing Queensland announced as first event partner for 2024 Pan Pacific Masters Games

Health and Wellbeing Queensland has thrown their support behind the 2024 Pan Pacific Masters Games (PPMG) coming on board as the first event partner for the 1-10 November sporting spectacular.  

Mayor marks opening of entries for Pan Pacific Masters Games with training session for games newest sport

Entries open today for the 13th edition of the Pan Pacific Masters Games (PPMG) with more than 20,000 participants and their supporters expected to descend on the Gold Coast from 1-10 November 2024. Best known for an atmosphere of friendliness and fun, the event will see long time master’s mates and a whole swag of new participants to the games gather in the city to contest one or more of the 42 sports on offer.

Entertainment Hub confirmation marks one year countdown to 2024 Pan Pacific Masters Games

On your marks Gold Coast, it’s just 12 months until more than 16,000 athletes descend on the city to participate in the 13th biennial Pan Pacific Masters Games (PPMG). And back by popular demand the exclusive PPMG Entertainment Hub will be located at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in the heart of Broadbeach. Delivering a jam-packed line up of evening entertainment the hub is the ‘go to’ place where thousands of participants celebrate, socialise with teammates, and enjoy the camaraderie for which the event is renowned.

Expressions of Interest now open for 2024 Sport Hosts

Applications are open until Sunday 10 September, 2023 and sports are expected to be confirmed by early November 2023

Events Management Queensland appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Leading Queensland sports administrator, Ben Mannion will hit the ground running when he takes up the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Events Management Queensland (EMQ), managers of iconic Australian events, the Gold Coast Marathon and Pan Pacific Masters Games.

Pan Pacific Masters Games to remain a biennial event

Following extensive consideration of feedback from loyal Pan Pacific Masters Games (PPMG) sports, participants and stakeholders the decision has been made not to proceed with an annual event and resume a biennial delivery of the largest and most successful masters multisport event in the world. Planning has commenced to deliver a bigger, reinvigorated and even more exciting Pan Pacific Masters Games experience from 01 – 10 November 2024.

Heath stands tall at the Pan Pacs basketball

The men’s 35+ basketball gold medal match at the Pan Pacific Masters Games was a boomer for young local referee Heath Lingley.

Townsville side MBC went down 46-31 against a scratch team of former Australian representatives who dub themselves the Has Beens.

And while the court was full of former professional players such as Sam McKinnon, David Andersen, Kelvin Robertson and Mark Worthington, Heath held his own.

UK duo making the most of their Aussie adventure

They hail from Manchester in the UK, complete with the accent, a wicked sense of humour and love for eating, drinking and merriment.

Peter and Michael are in Australia because they were looking for somewhere to do some boxing as they don’t do a masters level comp in the UK. Pan Pacs came up in their search,  and here they are with Michael coaching ringside and Pete donning the gloves to duke it out in the boxing event.

But they wanted to play some more sport while they’re here.

Sydneysider heading north to tick volunteering at Pan Pacs off her ‘to do’ list

At long last Sydney’s Margot Paterson can tick volunteer at the Pan Pacific Masters Games (PPMG) off her ‘to do’ list now she’s arrived on the Gold Coast to help at the 10-day sporting extravaganza. Recently made redundant from her job as an executive assistant, Margot has thrown herself into a variety of volunteer roles including reading exams for Year 12 students, helping in the Children’s Hospital Family Room and volunteering on New Year’s Eve to support Sydney’s city celebrations. “I had been on the Pan Pacs list for several years and had not been able to volunteer because of my work and COVID.”

Ageing Stockmen mosey into town for the PPMG rugby league competition

They come from Western Queensland.

From Miles and Chinchilla, Roma and Charleville, Cunnamulla and beyond.

They’re the ‘Ageing Stockmen’ and they’ve moseyed on into town to play rugby league in their 12th Pan Pacific Masters Games (PPMG).

The 24 strong team of players enter the social division of the competition but impose strict prerequisites before anyone gets to play.