Golden Oldies Global Sports Festivals Announce Dates And Destinations For 2022


Today, recreational sports players around the globe
received the news they have been waiting for, with the
unveiling of the 2022 Golden Oldies sports

Golden Oldies owner Bruce Mactaggart
announced the 2022 Netball and Cricket (combined) and Hockey
festivals will be held in Australia. Specifically, Golden
Oldies Hockey is set for Melbourne 9th-16th October 2022,
with Golden Oldies Netball and Cricket to take place in
Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast 16th-23rd

This eagerly awaited Golden Oldies
announcement follows Mactaggart’s purchase of the iconic
global sports franchise earlier in the

Australian born and now based in Hawke’s Bay,
New Zealand, Bruce Mactaggart had long been a fan of the
Golden Oldies phenomenon and said he was excited to confirm
the 2022 festival details.
“New Zealand and Australia
have always been at the very heart of the Golden Oldies
movement and it’s an absolute honour to bring the
festivals back Down Under. Exciting locations are an
integral part of the Golden Oldies festival experience, and
we just know people will have a great time in Melbourne and
on the Sunshine Coast”

Mactaggart went on to
highlight that the Golden Oldies Hockey and combined Netball
and Cricket Festivals would be delivered with strict health
and safety guidelines to ensure Covid 19 risks are
mitigated. “As the world begins to open, with global
vaccination numbers increasing daily, we know the landscape
will be very different in 12 months’ time. We will be well
prepared to deliver a safe environment which will allow
recreational hockey players and supporters the opportunity
to enjoy a wonderful festival”.

The Golden Oldies
Netball and Cricket Festivals are supported by the
Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland
and feature on the It’s Live! in Queensland events

Sunshine Coast Economy Portfolio Councillor
Jason O’Pray said the Council welcomed the opportunity to
sponsor and host this six-day sports festival in
Maroochydore. “Our region has a strong reputation of
hosting sporting events, and welcomes the Golden Oldies to
train, play and stay on the Sunshine Coast. With players and
their families looking to experience all our region has to
offer in between matches, it’s a fantastic opportunity for
local businesses and tourism operators to welcome them”
said Cr Jason O’Pray

Today’s announcement included
details of team incentives and travel packages with full
details available at
. Hockey Registrations will be AUD$150 per team, with
twin/dbl travel packages starting from $2250pp. Cricket
& Netball Registrations are AUD$150 per team with
twin/dbl travel packages starting from

Excited fans and supporters can keep
up to date with all Golden Oldies news by following
@GoldenOldiesSports on Facebook or registering at

Oldies is a series of global sports festivals for
recreational and social players aged 35+. Spanning more than
40 years, Golden Oldies have attracted over 150 000
participants to 80 festivals.

What sets Golden Oldies
apart from other sports events is its renowned social scene
and party atmosphere that brings people of all walks of life
together to play sport, travel and make lasting memories and
friendships during each seven-day tournament. Previous
Golden Oldies festivals have been held in Australasia, the
UK, USA, Europe, Japan, South Africa, and

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