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April 08, 2016 | LATEST NEWS

Borobi visits Melbourne

A loveable koala with fur the colour of the ocean and a passion for surfing and adventure was spectacularly revealed this morning as the mascot for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018).

Borobi – the indigenous Yugambeh language word for koala – will play a key role in welcoming the athletes of the world and bringing to life the true spirit of the Games.

It is the first time a koala has been chosen as the mascot of a major Australian multisport event.

Photo: Borobi meeting the staff of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.

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  • March 30, 2016 | Latest News

    Vale JUDY JOY DAVIES

    The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) is saddened by the news of the passing of Judy Joy Davies.

    Judy passed away on Sunday, 27 March 2016 (Easter Sunday), aged 87.

    Inducted as a General Member into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2011, for her contribution to sports journalism, Judy was a pioneer female sportswriter.

    Chairman John Bertrand AM said “Judy was a woman of great courage; while early women sports journalists had a tendency to write only about female sports; Judy was one of the first female journalists to write about all sports – both male and female”.

    “Her balanced and incisive coverage of sports saw her journalism career blossom for over 34 years, a true testimony to Judy’s commitment, passion and love for sport” Bertrand said. “To cover nine Olympic Games as a journalist, as well as set her own records as an athlete – in particular, the first ever Australian to win a medal in backstroke at the Olympic Games, is truly remarkable” Bertrand added.

    We extend our deepest sympathies to the Davies family.

    Judy’s service is planned for Tuesday, 5 April at 10:00am at W.D Rose chapel at 139 Marriage Road, Brighton East.

    Photo: Judy Joy Davies unveiling her Sport Australia Hall of Fame plaque at the National Sports Museum at the MCG before being Inducted in October 2011

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  • March 18, 2016 | Latest News

    Queensland’s Centium Software Joins GC2018 Sponsor Family

    A Queensland company that specialises in the provision of software solutions for major world events will be the Official Accommodation and Transfers Software Supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games ™ (GC2018).

    Centium Software, which was involved in software delivery for arrivals, departures and protocol at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, will once again provide software to support accommodation and transfers to and from official points of entry.

    The firm will provide an interactive and flexible reservation system to GOLDOC which will involve the management of detailed accommodation property information and online bookings and payment.

    Centium Software is based in Technology Park at Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane and will use local resources to deliver the majority of its services.

    “For Centium Software, it is a chance to once again show the world what amazing products this home grown Queensland business is capable of delivering.

    “This partnership also provides Centium Software staff with an opportunity to be involved in the delivery of the biggest event that may ever occur in their home state.

    “And to be announcing the company as an Official Supplier of GC2018 just days short of our Two Years to Go celebrations on Monday 4 April is an indicator that our commercial program is very well supported and well and truly on track,” he said.
    Centium Software joins the GC2018 Sponsor Family alongside Official Partners Jupiters, Griffith University and TAFE Queensland and Official Supporters KPMG and MinterEllison.Read More
  • March 15, 2016 | Latest News

    United by the Moment as McCann family return to the MCG for Commonwealth Games 10 year anniversary

    It is ten years since the opening of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, and to mark the occasion the family of marathon gold medallist Kerryn McCann return to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the venue for her stirring marathon victory a decade ago.

    Kerryn’s children Benton and Josie and mum Judy Hindmarsh will retrace the famous footsteps to kick off a 12 day trip down memory lane for Australia’s Commonwealth Games sports and athletes.

    Today also marks 750 days to go to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, where it’s expected the largest ever Australian team of 450 athletes will compete in 18 sports.

    Australian Commonwealth Games Association Chief Executive Officer Craig Phillips said the Commonwealth Games hold a special place in the sporting hearts and minds of many Australians.

    “Performances such as Kerryn McCann’s remain etched in our memories and join the catalogue of great Commonwealth Games moments which also become great Australian sporting moments,” Phillips said.

    “The Melbourne Games were a huge success due to the tireless work of the team that staged the Games and was the culmination of 15 years work by the Victorian Government, the organising committee and the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.”
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  • March 14, 2016 | Latest News

    Gold Coast to host largest para-sport program in Commonwealth Games history

    The Australian Commonwealth Games Association welcomes the news of the expansion of the para-sport program.

    ACGA Chief Executive Officer Craig Phillips said since the full integration of para-sport events in Manchester in 2002 para-sport athletes have been a key part of Australia’s Commonwealth Games teams.

    “We are looking forward to an increased presence on the Gold Coast in 2018,” Phillips said.

    “Australian Commonwealth Games teams are about performance, opportunity and inclusiveness. When they assemble every four years they bring together our very best athletes in Commonwealth Games sports, including para-sport athletes. Our inclusiveness is a potent symbol for the Australian community.”

    Gold Coast Chef de Mission Steve Moneghetti said it was great to see the CGF expanding the para-sport programme with so many more athletes and medals available.

    “It’s a wonderful announcement and another example of the Commonwealth Games Federation being at the forefront of inclusiveness in sport, Moneghetti said.

    “It provides further opportunities for Australian athletes to participate which is a good thing and I believe it will add to our competitiveness at the Games.”

    The 38 para-sport events are:

    • Aquatics (Swimming): (W) S8 50m Freestyle, S9 100m Freestyle, SB9 100m Breaststroke, SM10 200m IM, S7 50m Butterfly, S9 100m Backstroke / (M) S9 100m Freestyle, S9 100m Backstroke, S7 50m Freestyle, SB8 100m Breaststroke, SM8 200m IM, S14 200m Freestyle

    • Athletics: (W) T54 Marathon, T54 1500m, T38 Long Jump, T38 100m, T35 100m, F46 Javelin / (M) T54 Marathon, T54 1500m, T12 100m, T38 100m, T47 100m, F38 Shot Put

    • Cycling (Track): (W) Sprint B&VI, 1000m Time Trial B&VI / (M) Sprint B&VI, 1000m Time Trial B&VI

    • Lawn Bowls Men/Women: B2/B3 Mixed Pairs and B6/B7/B8 Open Triples

    • Powerlifting: (W) Lightweight, Heavyweight / (M) Lightweight, Heavyweight

    • Table Tennis: (W) TT10, (M) TT10

    • Triathlon: (W) PT1, (M) PT1Read More
  • March 10, 2016 | Latest News

    Moneghetti to lead Australian 2018 Commonwealth Games team

    Australian marathon great Steve Moneghetti will lead the Australian team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, following his appointment as Chef de Mission.

    It will be Moneghetti’s third Games as head of the Australian delegation, having led the Australian team in both Delhi in 2011 and Glasgow in 2014.

    The 53-year-old becomes just the second person to lead a team to three games, joining Commonwealth Games doyen, the late Arthur Tunstall, who was chef de mission at four Games, with including three consecutive editions in 1986, 1990 and 1994.

    Moneghetti has a long association with the Commonwealth Games that began in 1986, when as a 23-year-old he was selected in his first Australian team for Edinburgh.
    To be staged from 4-15 April 2018, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will feature 18 sports across 12 days of sporting and cultural festivities. The sport list grew by one this week, with the addition of beach volleyball to the Games program.

    The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) expects to send the largest team to ever compete in a Commonwealth Games campaign. It’s anticipated that 450 athletes will represent Australia, surpassing the 425 who competed in Melbourne in 2006 and the 409 who competed in Glasgow two years ago.

    ACGA Chief Executive Officer Craig Phillips said Moneghetti was a popular team leader who epitiomises the Commonwealth Games ethos of uniting the Commonwealth family through sport.

    “Steve Moneghetti has done a brilliant job in galvanising the Australian team at the past two Commonwealth Games,” Phillips said.

    “He is respected by all the athletes who know that he understands what they need and how they feel when they enter the Games village as part of the Australian Commonwealth Games team.”

    “And as part of that, Steve will play a key role in ensuring the needs of the Australian athletes are met. He will lead our planning visits with the Gold Coast 2018 organisers which continue with our first full site visit next month.”

    Moneghetti said he was looking forward to the opportunity to lead the Australian team at his third Games and his first on home soil.
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  • March 09, 2016 | Latest News

    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to serve up Beach Volleyball competition

    In a Commonwealth Games first, Beach Volleyball has scored a spot in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) sports program.

    The historic agreement between the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the Queensland Government, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) will extend the GC2018 sports program for the first time from 17 to 18 sports.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the decision which was approved by the CGF Executive Board following a special request from the Minister for the Commonwealth Games and GOLDOC.

    “I am proud my Government has been able to work with the Commonwealth Games Federation to expand the sports program and add Beach Volleyball to the GC2018 schedule,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “The Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches are a huge Games drawcard and Beach Volleyball is the perfect sporting fit for the 2018 program.

    ACGA President Sam Coffa AM JP was pleased to support the inclusion of Beach Volleyball.

    “Beach Volleyball is a perfect addition to the 2018 program. We know it’s popular throughout the Commonwealth, particularly with our neighbours in the Pacific,” Mr Coffa said. Read More
  • March 07, 2016 | Latest News

    GC2018 Gold Coast Schools Connect Students Share The Dream With Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin CBE

    Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin CBE met students from St Joseph’s Tobruk Memorial School (St Joseph’s) at Beenleigh this morning (Friday 4 March) as part of a landmark program linking local schools with others in the Commonwealth.

    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Schools Connect is enabling students from 112 Gold Coast state, independent and Catholic primary and secondary schools to connect and interact with a Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) and a school in their ‘adopted’ Commonwealth nation or territory.

    Ms Martin and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chief Executive Officer Mark Peters joined students, teachers and members of the St Joseph’s school community for morning tea and to present 11 students with a lapel pin from the Australian High Commission of Malta.

    After ‘adopting’ Malta in June 2015, the 11 year six students participated in a video call with Ms Martin along with representatives from the Maltese Olympic Committee and Australian High Commission (Malta) and athlete Rebecca Sare who represented Malta at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Triple Jump and 4 x 100m Relay.Read More

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