The Andrews Labor Government has announced a $100,000 events package to assist with the staging of the 32nd Annual Australian Sikh Games – the premier sporting and cultural event of the Australian Sikh community.
Minister for Sport John Eren today joined Davinder Singh Garcha, President of the Games Organising Committee, at Casey Stadium to officially launch the countdown to the event and announce the package.
More than 3000 athletes and up to 90,000 spectators are expected to descend on a range of venues throughout the City of Casey including Casey stadium during the games.
Competitors from around Australia will compete in 14 sports ranging from the traditional games such as kabaddi and tug-o-war to more contemporary sports such as cricket.
The games are a celebration of Sikh culture, promote physical activity and health & well-being and provide the whole community the opportunity to tap in to a unique sporting and cultural experience.
The Sikh games was secured through the Labor Government’s $17.7 million Significant Sporting Events Program, the $20.7 million Regional Events Fund and the Multicultural Festivals and Events Program.
The Significant Sporting Events Program will secure more than 300 sporting events for Victoria over the next four years. More than half of those will be held in regional Victoria, bringing competitors and tourists in local towns, stimulating local economies and getting more Victorians active and healthy through sport.
The 32nd Annual Australian Sikh Games will be held from 19-21 April 2019 in Casey.