October 25, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier

The sporting event for those aged 30 and up is expected to attract 10,000 participants and their supporters to the national capital to take part in more than 50 sports across eight days.

The ACT government says the event will provide a major boost to the city’s accommodation and hospitality sectors.

“Hosting the event is an opportunity for us to show off our beautiful city and demonstrate why we have one of the highest sports participation rates in the country,” said the territory’s minister for sport and recreation Yvette Berry.

The CEO of the Confederation of Australian Sport, Rob Bradley, said Canberra’s bid for the event was strong.

“The ACT Government submitted an outstanding bid to host AMG 2025 with an extremely high quality of sporting venues, social and entertainment options and great tourism attractions – Canberra really does present the complete package.

“The Confederation of Australian Sport is delighted to see the Australian Masters Games back in Canberra for the first time since 2003 when more than 10,000 masters athletes competed,” he said.