CRICKET PLAYER Ian Healy has been announced as the ambassador for the 9th Pan Pacific Masters Games to be held from 1 – 9 November on the Gold Coast.
The wicket-keeping legend represented Australia in 119 tests and 168 one day internationals over a 12 year career spanning from 1988 to 1999, which included 395 dismissals and four centuries. He is currently a mainstay cricket commentator for Channel Nine.
Healy is set to have a hands-on approach with his role as ambassador including participating in golf, presenting medals to podium finishers and meeting as many competitors as possible across 42 sports.
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Events Management Queensland CEO Cameron Hart said the appointment of Ian Healy as ambassador was an exciting development for this year’s Pan Pacific Masters Games.
“We’re thrilled to have Ian on board as an official ambassador for this year’s Pan Pacific Masters Games as he will encourage and inspire others to be part of the action and entertainment of this premier multi-sport event,” Mr Hart said.
“Healy has had a remarkable career in his sporting field and I’m sure many of this year’s participants have fond memories of watching Ian dominate his opponents from their living rooms and stadiums around the world.
“Our ambassador program has been extremely well-received by our participants and supporters over the years and we are certain that Ian’s presence at various sports including cricket and golf will be greatly appreciated by all involved.”
Ambassador Ian Healy said he was looking forward to his involvement at November’s Pan Pacific Masters Games and was particularly eager to meet fellow masters-aged athletes.
“I’m delighted to be offered the opportunity to be an ambassador for the Pan Pacific Masters Games as it’s such a great event for people aged 30 and above to be fit, active and healthy while socialising with old and new friends,” Mr Healy said.
“I’ll be playing golf on Monday (3 November), presenting medals to placegetters from various sports and will attend the opening and closing ceremonies where I hope to meet plenty of participants and supporters.
“It’s great to know that there are thousands of masters-aged men and women still giving it their all in their favourite sports and that’s what this event is all about.”
The 9th Pan Pacific Masters Games will be held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia from 1 – 9 November 2014.
More than 12,000 participants from around the world will compete across in more than 40 sports and socialise each night at the Games Village. 2014 is the year to ‘Play it, Live it, Love it!’
The Pan Pacific Masters Games is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a dynamic calendar of events throughout the state.
For more information please visit www.mastersgames.com.au.