$100,000 boost launches countdown to Sikh Games

The Andrews Government has announced a $100,000 events package to assist with the staging of the 32nd Annual Australian Sikh Games – the premier sporting and cultural event of the Australian Sikh community.

Minister for Sport John Eren today joined Dalvinder Garcha, President of the Games Organising Committee, at Casey Stadium to officially launch the countdown to the event and announce the package.

More than 3,000 athletes and up to 90,000 spectators are expected to descend on a range of venues throughout the City of Casey including Casey Stadium during the games.

Competitors from around Australia will compete in 14 sports ranging from traditional games such as kabaddi and tug-o-war to more contemporary sports such as cricket.

The games are a celebration of Sikh culture, promote physical activity for health and well-being, and provide the whole community the opportunity to tap into a unique sporting and cultural experience.