The World Masters Games is the world’s largest multi-sport event, which will take place throughout Sydney later this year.The partnership will see Games television spots featuring one of Channel Nine’s most popular on-screen personalities, sports presenter Ken Sutcliffe, start appearing on the network shortly and several Channel Nine stars competing in the event.Touch Football is one of the 28 sports being played at the 2009 World Masters Games, in divisions including Men’s 30’s, 35’s, 40’s, 45’s, 50’s, 55’s and 60’s, Women’s 30’s, 35’s and 40’s and Mixed 30’s and 40’s. Touch will be played from the 12th-15th October 2009.Channel Nine Chief Executive Officer David Gyngell said that the network was proud to be a partner of the seventh edition of the major international multi-sport event at which everyday people can have extraordinary experiences.“The World Masters Games are unique in that they provide everyone, regardless oftheir sporting prowess, with an opportunity to take part in a sports event on the bigstage. Channel Nine is delighted to be associated with this year’s Games in Sydney.”Shane O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer of the Games Organising Committee, said thatChannel Nine’s support of the Games will help raise the event’s profile to a whole new level.“We warmly welcome Channel Nine to the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games family and look forward to seeing some of the network’s stars competing against fellowsports enthusiasts from all around the globe over nine exciting days in October.“It doesn’t matter how good or how old you are. Everyone’s invited to take part in this great festival of sport. The Sydney 2009 World Masters Games are all about being fit, fun and forever young. Don’t miss out on your opportunity of a lifetime.”The Games, running from the 10th -18th October, are open to everyone rather than just elite athletes, are expected to see 25,000 people from more than 100 countriescompete at 72 Sydney venues, including many Olympic sites.Games registrations are open now at www.2009worldmasters.comThanks to Mark Worwood for providing the content of this article.
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