An information session was held last week for The 2019 Glencore Great Western Games.
The multi sport event is held biennially in north-west Queensland along the Overlander's Way between Charters Towers and Mount Isa.
The session was attended by nine sports clubs from Mount Isa.
Most of the clubs that attended such as cycling, hockey, pistol shooting, triathlon, Gecko Outdoor Sports and badminton will be participating in the 2019 Games.
Stephen Farrell, Chief Executive Officer, North Queensland Sports Foundation said the range of sports will inspire athletes from all over Queensland to be involved.
“The new online registration format was successfully used for the 2018 North Queensland Games and will bring the 2019 Glencore Great Western Games into line with current event operation management.”
A Glencore spokesperson said these Games encourage sportspeople of all ages to compete in a major organised multi-sport event.
“Coming on board as the major sponsor builds on Glencore’s commitment to local sport.”
Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch said at the session they heard about the benefits the games can provide to host cities, what’s involved with being a host city, the online registration process, and the sort of assistance that’s available to hosts.
“The Great Western Games are a fantastic opportunity to showcase to people from across Queensland and beyond just what sort of sporting and other facilities we have in Mount Isa.”
“This will definitely increase awareness of our city and what it offers, and in the long run be a significant boost to our tourism sector and economy.”
“We welcome all visitors and participants of next year’s Games and look forward to making their stay in the city an experience they’ll always remember with fondness and positivity.”
Mr Farrell thanked Glencore who have been long standing supporters of the games, Mount Isa City Council and to QDEP funding for supporting what promises to be a games to remember.