Locals look to become champions
BRAD Eyre and his team the Bushrangers of Warwick will compete together for the first time at the 7th Pan Pacific Masters to be held from November 6-14 on the Gold Coast.
The Bushrangers, a team recruited specifically for the Games, will compete in rugby league, one of 34 sports on the program at this major biennial event which is set to attract more than 10,000 competitors from all over the world this year.
No qualifying standards or times are required to enter the Masters Games.
The only criteria is that participants meet the minimum age requirement for their respective sport, which for the majority, including rugby league, is 35 years of age.
Eyre, who plays front row will compete in his first Pan Pacific Masters Games and said the team was ready and raring to compete on the Gold Coast in November.
“This will be my first time playing with the team,” he said.
“There will be a little bit of competitiveness, but it’s more about the enjoyment.
“Even when you’re competing you’re meeting new people along the way and it’s about friendship really.”
Participants at the Pan Pacific Masters Games compete in their age group ensuring that the sport is played fairly, competitively and in tremendous spirit.
The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach will be the official Games Village with eight packed nights of entertainment planned, including Daryl Braithwaite and ACCA DACCA.
For more information or to register visit www.mastersgames.com.au or phone 5668 9888.