Tri State Games comes to Moira and Berrigan Shires
Published on 21 September 2018
Cobram Barooga Business and Tourism Inc (CBBT) in conjunction with Berrigan and Moira Shires, Barooga Sporties and Valley Sport are thrilled to announce the 2020 and 2021 Tri State Games will be held in Cobram, Barooga and Yarrawonga.
CBBT Chair Don Rudd said the Tri State Games were an award winning week-long sporting competition for people with disabilities from South Australia, Victoria and NSW.
“The games are held in early November each year and attract up to 300 athletes, plus around 100 coaches and family and support staff,” Mr Rudd said.
“The CBBT committee is working hard to bring events to the region and this one will benefit the whole community in a variety of ways.”
First held in 1986 in Mildura the games have been held in various venues from Victor Harbour to Wodonga.
Moira Shire Mayor Libro Mustica said one of the main attractions of the Tri State Games was it offered an opportunity for people with a profound disability to participate in competitive sporting activities in a friendly and supportive environment.
“Our local athletes have been very supportive of the Tri State Games in the past, travelling to Horsham in 2015, 16 and 17 and Murray Bridge in 2013 and 14 and they will soon be heading to Port Adelaide in November this year,” Cr Mustica said.
“We hope they will be excited to welcome their fellow athletes to our region.”
The Tri State Games provides disability awareness opportunities to the community hosting the games through the training and inclusion of local volunteers, sporting and service clubs and community groups.
The games being with an opening ceremony that includes a street parade and the raising of the Tri State Games flag.
Mayor of Berrigan Shire Matt Hannan said it was a great cross border effort to make a successful pitch for this event that would see the whole region buzzing for a full week of competition.
“This early announcement will give everyone involved, from volunteer groups to our main street traders and accommodation providers, time to prepare and offer the athletes and their families a truly memorable experience.”