Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia
Perth To Host 2019 Australian Masters Rowing Championships
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- Supported by State Government through Tourism WA
- Expected to attract more than 1,000 visitors to the State
- Event forms part of 2-Year Action Plan to boost visitation
Australian Masters Rowing Championships will be held at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre in Perth next year.
Supported by Tourism Western Australia and managed by Rowing WA, the championships will run over 4 days from 22-25 May 2019.
Event began in 2002 and runs annually, offering about 330 races over the 4 days to masters rowers aged 27 years and above.
“Australian Masters Rowing Championships will boost the local economy, and assist in creating jobs for locals and attracting rowing enthusiasts from around Western Australia, interstate and overseas.” Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia said.
“Mass participation events such as this one help drive visitors to Perth and disperse to WA’s regions while they’re here.”
Event has 12 age divisions with representatives from New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, as well as some international representatives.
Rowing WA has invited more than 20 international rowing federations to the event, with the focus to increase international participation.
2019 championships are expected to attract more than 1,000 out-of-State competitors and visitors, providing a boost to the local economy.
Mass participation events, such as the Australian Masters Rowing Championships, form part of Tourism WA’s Two-Year Action Plan to grow the number of visitors to the State over the next 2 years.
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