The 2022 NQ Games will be hosted in Townsville by the Townsville City Council from 29 April – 2 May 2022.
Townsville is set to host the largest multi-sport event in regional Australia from April to May this year, attracting over 4,000 participants in what has been touted as North Queensland’s own mini-Olympics.
The North Queensland Games, now in its 38th year, will feature 40 sports including netball, athletics, table tennis, boxing, Special Olympics, badminton and volleyball, and welcomes athletes of all ages.
An official Opening Ceremony on Friday 29 April, the NQ Games Community Concert Saturday April 30th the following night will see the event bring North Queensland locals together in celebration of our active sporting community.
North Queensland Sports Foundation Chair and Townsville City Council, Councillor Maurie Soars says the Games will inject both economic and social benefits to the Townsville community.
“These Games are about more than just sport, with approximately 4,000 participants expected to descend on our city, Townsville will experience a significant economic injection to the tune of around $3million.
Grassroots sports and events like the North Queensland Games also offer a unique and important pathway for local athletes, providing a foundation for our local kids to see themselves becoming our nation’s future Olympians and sporting heroes.
With more than 40 sports on offer, and options for all ages, we are thrilled to be hosting this iconic sporting event in Townsville.”
The North Queensland Sports Foundation, CEO Stephen Farrell is confident the event will be a highlight for the region.
“We are looking forward to seeing Townsville come to life with sportspeople, officials and spectators across a range of sports.
Communities across North Queensland are sporting fanatics and the Games provide a very unique platform to compete against neighbours in friendly rivalry.
With all the hype and excitement mounting for the 2032 Olympics to be hosted in Queensland, our North Queensland Games are expected to be bigger, better and more competitive than ever before.”