Annual week long sporting event for people with disabilities.
Tri State Games is providing people with a disability the opportunity to compete against their peers in a range of sporting activities. As well as...
Encourage and promote sport to people with a disability residing in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.
Encourage participation in sport as a means of improving health, fitness and quality of life for people with a disability.
Provide a respite option for families and carers who support people with a disability.
Encourage people with a disability to pursue sporting interests in mainstream competition.
Promote the sporting achievements of people with a disability to the broader community.
About Tri States
The Tri State Games are generally held for two years by a host region and are run for a week in November of each year.
One of the main attractions of the Tri State Games is that it offers an opportunity for people with a significant/profound disability to participate in sporting activities that they may generally not have had an opportunity to have.
The Tri State Games also provides disability awareness opportunities to the community hosting the games. Community awareness is generated through the training and inclusion of local volunteers, sporting and service clubs and community groups. The games begin with an opening ceremony that includes a street parade through the centre of town and the raising of the Tri State Games flag. A chosen athlete from the Host region then recites the athlete’s oath: