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City of Casey selected to host Special Olympics Victoria
Special Olympics Victoria has selected the City of Casey to host their 2020 summer and winter state games. The opening ceremonies for both games will be held at the Casey Stadium, with a torch run organised by local police and performers from withing the community.
This is the first time the games will be held in Casey but not the last, as the City of Casey and Special Olympics Victoria have signed a five-year deal to lock Casey as the key location for the Olympics in the years to come.
The summer games held on Saturday 4th April, and winter games held on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of July, will bring athletes from all over Victoria as well as some from New South Wales and Tasmania.
The sports will include swimming, netball, basketball, athletics, gymnastics, tennis, table tennis and soccer. These will be held at Casey Fields, Casey Stadium and Casey RACE, while satellite venues will be used for bowling and bocce.
Expected to attract 300 – 350 spectators, City of Casey Mayor Susan Serey is looking forward to the event as it provides a great opportunity to showcase Casey’s finest sporting facilities and tourist attractions.
Mayor Serey advised “we are very fortunate as a community to have such amazing sporting facilities and to host fantastic competitions such as these.
“It will be fantastic to see a diverse range of sports being played in our community, and I encourage all community members to come along and support the athletes.
Council is supporting the event by providing free access to Casey Fields and entertainment for the opening ceremony.
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14th January 2020 - Casey Stadium launches Access Key
25th October 2019 - YMCA and City of Casey release guidelines for safer skate parks
22nd July 2019 - Casey Stadium opens up to cricket and gymnastics
20th March 2019 - Work commences on upgrading City of Casey sport venue
15th March 2019 - Special Olympics World Games open in Abu Dhabi
30th January 2019 - City of Casey develops future Aquatic Facilities Strategy
20th August 2018 - YMCA Casey RACE secures National Aquatic Industry Safety Award
14th May 2018 - City of Casey backs football facilities for Team 11 consortium
7th October 2017 - Community welcomes redeveloped Casey Stadium
13th May 2017 - Vandals damage Casey sports facility
13th December 2016 - Casey extends facility partnership with YMCA
29th September 2016 - Herbalife links with Special Olympics in million dollar fitness collaboration
19th December 2014 - City of Casey endorses ground breaking Sports Facilities Plan
24th November 2013 - Countdown to Newcastle hosting of Special Olympics Australia
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