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World Masters Games.

What is WMG 2017?

 It is an international multi-sport festival likely to attract over 25,000 participants to the Auckland region. It will be the biggest event New Zealand will host for at least the next decade with athletes and supporters expected from more than 100 countries. There are 28 different sports in the programme.


 April 21-30, 2017. This is the second week of the April school holidays.

 Who can take part?

 Other than minimum age criteria (30yrs in basketball), there is generally no qualification requirements

 Basketball specific information.

 Different grades

 In both the women's and Men's competitions there are three different grades in each 5-10 years age band - A grade, B grade and social grade. We are expecting close to 200 teams to register across all grades and gender.


 A Grade games will be played at North Shore Events Centre.

B Grade games will be played at AUT sports centre and Massey University Sports Centre, Albany.

Social Grades will be played at the Bruce Pullman Centre, Papakura.

 How can I get involved?

One way would be to participate in one or more of the 28 sports. From a selfish point of view I hope you will choose to be involved in the basketball as a player, referee or volunteer.

 What volunteer roles will there be?

 There will be 4,000 volunteers required across all sports and we estimate that approximately 200 will be required for basketball alone. Our largest need will be table officials (scorers, timekeepers, 24 secs clock operators) and referees.

 Minimum age requirement

 Volunteers must be at least 17 years of age (as at 31.12.16). Exceptions can be made if someone under 17 is a capable table official or referee and wishes to be part of this exciting event.


How do I register?

 If you remain on this mail list you will receive regular updates. Volunteer applications will open on 22 February 2016 and individuals will be able to complete this online.


Will I be paid?

 Volunteers will not be paid but will receive full training, WMG2017 volunteer uniform and refreshments during each shift.


Need further information?

 Please email me with any questions or check out the website.


Mike Lacey

Basketball Manager / Liaison to World Masters Games 2017 Limited


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