• WMG2017 Archery Competition Day 4

    The final day of the World Masters Games dawned bright and clear in Auckland. Locals declared it one of the best stretches of autumn weather they’ve ever seen. The archers got together to fight it out for the last few medals and see if they could continue their winning streaks or edge out one of their competitors.

  • WMG2017 Archery Competition Day 3

    In the outdoors, in the Men’s 60-69 Recurve division, Gerry Middendorp of Australia and Remo D’Incau of Switzerland ranked 1st and 2nd with the same score (622/720). D’Incau ranked 1st with 10 tens and Middendorp second with 11. After many matches, faced off against each other in the Gold Medal match, with Middendorp taking the gold 6 points to 2.

  • WMG2017 Archery Competition Day 2

    Two-time NZ Olympian Ken Uprichard claimed his second gold medal of the games, taking out the the Men’s Recurve 30-39 division in the Outdoor event, after his first in the IFAA field on Sunday. He took out Australian Tayt Boylan 6 points to 0 in the semi-final, and Ukrainian Serg Karpenko 6 points to 2 in the final to claim the gold. Boylan unfortunately fell to his teammate Jaymie Murray 6 points to 4 in the bronze final.

  • WMG2017 Archery Competition Day 1

    The World Masters Games in Auckland started with more shoot-offs for position that the organisers had bargained for. With over three hundred athletes at three different venues and with four different events going on all at the same time, the first day had the potential for chaos. Thanks to the masterly machinations of the administration team, it went off without a hitch, boding well for the next few days of competition.

  • On Your Bike Terms and Conditions

    Be in to win a brand new 2017 Giant Defy Advanced 2 road bike when you collect your accreditation between 16-18 April. *Ts and Cs apply.

  • Good George Brewing Announced as official beer of WMG2017

    Good George Brewing has been announced as the official beer of World Masters Games 2017, the first time a craft brewery has held this level of sponsorship for the massive event..

  • Team WMG2017 – Coming to an event near you

    Taking part in a triathlon, canoe or surf life saving event in New Zealand this summer? Well you might just see us on the road!

  • Your Auckland Masterclass Videos

    To make the most of your World Masters Games 2017 visit, join WMG2017 ambassador Jenny-May Clarkson to discover all that Auckland has to offer in your Auckland Masterclass.


    Athlete registrations for World Masters Games 2017 close 3 March 2017 (NZT). You must register by this date if you plan to compete in the Games. Note that further sports, disciplines or events will close early if they reach capacity as numbers are strictly limited.

  • Sports Equipment

    A number of our sports require the use of bulky equipment that can be tricky to manage when you’re coming by air. Below are a few suggestions that will hopefully help. Please note that if your sport is sailing, rowing or canoe, WMG2017 has boats for hire.

  • Snell to compete at World Masters Games 2017

    New Zealand’s ‘Sports Champion of the (20th) Century’, Sir Peter Snell, has confirmed today that he will be a starter at World Masters Games 2017 in Auckland.

  • Competition Winners

  • Adding a photo after registering

    Details to help you with adding an accreditation photo after you have registered for World Masters Games 2017.

  • The Challenge Starts Here T&Cs

    Trying to convince a friend, colleague or old foe to join in the Games? Throw down a challenge, and you’ll be in with a chance to win back the cost of your registration.

  • 10 training tips, 10 Auckland highlights, 10 reasons to commit

    Recently we ran a competition on our Facebook page celebrating 200 days to go until Games-time. We asked our followers to share their top training tip, and had over 100 people respond with some amazing training advice. We’ve highlighted 10 of these below, followed by 10 of the things Team WMG2017 love to do in Auckland. And if you’re still deliberating over getting involved in the Games, the 10 at the end are to get you over the fence!

  • Your chance to join Team Clarkson as their #thirdwheel

    TVNZ sports presenter and WMG2017 Ambassador Jenny-May Clarkson is giving one kiwi sports lover the chance to join her Triathlon team for the Games.

  • World Masters Games star competitor on her way to Auckland

    In an event that celebrates 'sport for all for life', Man Kaur stands out.She is the first centenarian to register for the global event that attracts participants from 100 countries and all walks of life.

  • Q and A with Bryan Williams

    One of the first names selected on any list of all-time great All Blacks, Bryan ‘BeeGee’ Williams is a name synonymous with New Zealand’s national game

  • Volunteer 5 in 5

    We asked one of our volunteers Denice Chambers from Napier five questions on her volunteer experience.

  • St John named official charity for WMG2017

    St John is the official charity partner for World Masters Games 2017. The the partnership will mean the 25,000 athletes competing at WMG2017 will have the opportunity to donate to or fundraise for St John in the lead up to and during the Games in Auckland next April.

  • Rowing Boat Hire

  • Inspiring Stories

    We love sharing the inspiring stories of some of our confirmed athletes. When you register, don’t forget to tell us why you’ll be on the start line of the World Masters Games 2017.

  • A Volunteer Since Age 5

    During the selection of our 4,000 strong team to make up the Pit Crew, we have the pleasure of getting to know each and every one of the applicants. So over the months leading up to the Games, we will be sharing some of the inspiring stories of our volunteers.

  • 'Get Me To The Games' Competition

    Register as a WMG2017 participant by 30 June 2016 (NZT) and you could win your return flight to Auckland and a gold participation package upgrade on us!

  • Everyday heroes sign up for the games

    While World Masters Games 2017 will no doubt attract its fair share of household names, it’s the everyday heroes who will provide many of the most inspiring stories.

  • The Jason Hooper story

    Jason Hooper is a Para-Sport-Swimmer and has entered a number of different events in the World Masters Games 2017 - 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle and 50m Breastroke. His goal is to swim his fastest and maintain his competiveness, whilst meeting new friends. World Masters Games 2017 will be Jason’s second WMG event - he competed in the 2009 edition held in Sydney, Australia, and won a silver medal in the 50m Freestyle.

  • Three new World Masters Games 2017 ambassadors

    Coinciding with registrations opening in mid February, World Masters Games 2017 announced three new ambassadors. They are well-known Paralympian Duane Kale, Australian softball legend Jenny Holliday and Canadian basketball masters supremo Jude Kelly.

  • Hall of Fame

    If you register before 31 March 2016 will be inducted into the HALL OF FAME which gives you additional benefits when you purchase your registration package.

  • Meet the Million Metre Man - Masters Swimmer Chris Smith

    Last month, Masters Swimming Canada (MSC) celebrated the 10th birthday of its Million Metre Challenge programme

  • Chinook Performance Racing ladies squad keep rowing towards gold

    Chinook Performance Racing (CPR) has achieved a great deal in a short space of time. The masters rowing team hailing from all over North America has been competently driven forward by a group of women with a steadfast determination to succeed and a coherent vision for their culture.

  • The World's Top 10 Lakes and Rivers to Row On

    Most if not every rower has at one time caught themselves thinking ‘Wow, that looks like a great place to row’ as they stare out of the window of their train carriage, or catch a picturesque scene on their TV screens.

  • Community profile - Hisao Yamakami

    Each month we will be profiling a different World Masters Games 2017 community profile. This time we profile Hisao Yamakami from Japan.

  • Liz Wilson IAAF World Athletics Championships

    A Kiwi sprinter's preparations for the World Masters Games 2017 has been boosted after she secured a dream invite to compete at the IAAF World Athletics Championships - starring the likes of Usain Bolt and Valerie Adams - in Beijing in August.

  • 10 reasons to compete at WMG2017

    The World Masters Games 2017 is coming to Auckland. Here are ten very good reasons why you would want to participate

  • Two Years to Go Air New Zealand Competition Winner

    We are proud to announce Moreno Grison as the winner of the World Masters Games 2017 Two Years to Go competition.

  • Two Years to Go event video

    Check out these sporty Aucklanders putting some spring in their step.

  • 2 Years to Go message from the International Goodwill Ambassador Lord Sebastian Coe

  • Les Mills - Former Auckland Mayor's Two Years To Go message

    World Masters Games 2017 is a massive venture and will be significant for Auckland, New Zealand and the 25,000 competitors for many reasons.

  • The Ambassador Diaries - Allison Roe blog post 3

    Our World Masters Games Ambassadors blog about their personal journey to train and compete in the World Masters Games 2017. Allison Roe: "Nearly two years to go until World Masters Games 2017 and, for reasons unclear to me and anyone else, I’m really keen to give rowing a go."

  • Mike Powell Interview

  • Community Profile - Doreen Chase

  • Age category cut-off date

  • World Masters Games 2017 Pita Pit Competition

  • 6 reasons why the WMG2017 venues rock

    The very best of Auckland city and its surrounding areas will be showcased during the 2017 World Masters Games. From beach to parks, from forest to lakes and a cache of world-class arenas and stadiums we bring you six good reasons why the 45 official World Masters Games venues rock.

  • History of the World Masters Games

    Presenting an opportunity for the weekend warrior to rub shoulders with crown princes and ex-Olympians with centenarian sporting rookies, since its inception in 1985 the World Masters Games has been more than happy to welcome and embrace the full kaleidoscope of participants.

  • Gaining the Athletes Edge

    Expert bio-mechanical support provided by the AUT Millennium sport facility in Auckland proved a crucial factor in Meghann Stewart winning gold at the 2013 World Masters Games in Italy.

  • 1000 days to go winning post

    Read the winning blog post for our 1000 days to go competition from Karen Denby

  • World Masters Games 2017 Ambassador Commonwealth Games Predictions

    They are masters on the sports field, and often have an inside knowledge on their sports top athletes, but how accurate are our WMG Ambassadors at predicting New Zealand's medal chances on some key sporting events at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games?

  • World Masters Games 2017 Commemorative PIN Giveaway on Facebook

    World Masters Games 2017 recently celebrated its 3 Years To Go milestone. As part of this event, we produced a limited edition 3-years-to-go PIN. Now you have the chance to win a PIN via Facebook.

  • Welcome from the World Masters Games International Goodwill Ambassador Lord Sebastian Coe

    As Goodwill Ambassador for the World Masters Games I am delighted to offer my best wishes to Auckland as it prepares to host this prestigious event in 2017.