Australian Masters Games

From Gold Coast to the Masters Games, via Brazil

by Nicole Wedding - 9 October 2015

From Gold Coast to the Masters Games, via Brazil

Australian beach volleyball participant Peter Harold Scott’s first experiences with the sport took place on the beaches of Brazil, a long way from his home town of Mermaid Beach, Queensland.

“My wife’s Brazilian - she grew up on the beaches of Ipanema, and she got me into beach volleyball,” Peter says. He has travelled back to Brazil many times.

Now with around 25 years of experience under his belt, Peter, now 65, has been taking part in Masters Games beach volleyball at City Beach, on Adelaide’s Pirie Street.

This year’s 15th Australian Masters Games in Adelaide , October 3 -10 sees more than 10,000 people participating in 49 sports, and is regarded as one of the premier and largest mass-participation events on the Australian sporting landscape. Participants are from across Australia and around the world.

Although Peter’s participated in the Games before, this year’s location was a particular drawcard.

“This is the first time I’ve been in Adelaide! And I’m enjoying it,” Peter says.

The Games aim to promote the benefits of long-term health and wellbeing, as well as providing a platform through which adult Australians can compete, socialise and enjoy sport.

Peter emphasises the value that can be gained from sporting activities.

“You’ve just got to enjoy it and make sure you have fun - that’s why you’re out here,” he says.

“And keep a smile on your face. That’s important.”

The Australian Masters Games is proudly sponsored by the South Australian Tourism Commission
through Events South Australia. 

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