Gold Coast kids will get an insight into being a Commonwealth Games competitor when ‘Celebrate Gold Coast’ returns to the city in 2017.
A family-friendly event, Celebrate Gold Coast highlights what makes the Gold Coast great. It will feature plenty of free interactive sporting events that are perfect for families and sure to wear the kids out.
Held at the Gold Coast’s Sports and Leisure Centre at Carrara, the day will also boast live entertainment, a line-up of food trucks, an array of active and healthy activities, sporting identities, a wellness market, fitness classes and a Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course. Before the day is over, the National Basketball League will return to the city with an official game of the 2017/18 season, when the Brisbane Bullets take on Melbourne United in the Gold Coast’s world-class competition facilities.
Mayor Tom Tate says the event really encourages Gold Coasters to embrace the city and all it offers. “With the Commonwealth Games just around the corner, it’s timely to have an event that celebrates the Gold Coast’s sporting achievements and to showcase why the city is evolving as a leading sporting destination,” says Mayor Tate.
“With the Commonwealth Games just around the corner, it’s timely to have an event that celebrates the Gold Coast’s sporting achievements and to showcase why the city is evolving as a leading sporting destination,” says Mayor Tate.
“The Gold Coast is already a breeding ground for elite athletes but this event encourages the younger generation to add to this pool of talent. Whether the kids are aspiring tennis stars, cricket fanatics, netball lovers or wannabe cycling champions, Celebrate Gold Coast has something sporty for everyone.”
The event will take place on October 28 from 11 am to 4 pm with the basketball tipping off at 4:30 pm.
Celebrate Gold Coast is part of the City of Gold Coast’s ‘Game On’ initiative which encourages the community to embrace the excitement and enthusiasm of the Commonwealth Games.
Sporting activities featured at the event will include squash, tennis, table tennis, netball, bowls, cricket, basketball and athletics. To add to the fun and games, competitions will be held throughout the day with some great prizes up for grabs, and a giant inflatable obstacle course, rock climbing wall and mechanical surfboard will be available for the young ones to tackle.
WHAT: Celebrate Gold Coast
WHEN: Saturday, October 28 from 11am to 4pm, with the basketball tipping off at 4.30pm
WHERE: Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, Broadbeach Nerang Road & Alabaster Drive, Carrara
COST: All activities FREE, excluding the NBL game. Tickets for the game can be purchased via Ticketek.