 Tasmanian Masters follows Australian Masters Games as brand new event for region
 Devonport City Council builds on city’s reputation as growing sports hub
 Tasmanian and interstate master athletes encouraged to get involved
Labor leader Rebecca White has encouraged veteran Tasmanians sports men and women to get involved in the Tasmanian Masters Games which have today been announced for Devonport next year.
Ms White said the event next year would follow next week’s Australian Masters Games which will see Tasmania’s North West play host to thousands of competitors across 40 different sports.
“Sporting events like these provide a significant boost to our tourism industry and provide an opportunity to build healthier communities, which is front and centre of Labor’s plan for a healthier Tasmania,” Ms White said.
“In fact one of the specific aims of the Australian Masters next week in Tasmania is to make the wider community more aware of the benefits of staying involved in sports and to encourage master sports men and women to keep active.
“Whether you are involved in archery or athletics, badminton or basketball, powerlifting or rowing, it’s vital that as we grow older, we stay involved.
“It’s a major coup that the Tasmanian Games have been confirmed for October next year following next week’s Australian Masters and the Devonport City Council and Mayor Steve Martin are to be congratulated in the effort to secure this important event.”