The Armidale Spring Games
Conceived in 2020 as an Australian Government Bushfire Recovery Initiative, the 2021 Armidale Spring Games aims to bring people of all ages together to celebrate the diversity and togetherness that the world of sport provides.
Hosting three sports in its inaugural year, The Spring Games showcases some of the region's premier sporting facilities located in the heart of New England while providing participants, supporters and families the opportunity to experience the beauty, charm and sophistication of the regions capital, the City of Armidale.
Held over the October long weekend (1 - 4 October), the three sports of Cricket, Football and Hockey will take place at venues across the city and will encourage participation in sport right from grassroots to the golden oldies.
The Hockey competition will target under 15’s boys and girls teams, Football will target the Over 35’s men and Open women’s teams and Cricket will embrace the golden years targeting teams in the over 50’s, with all competitions leading to the title of Armidale Spring Games Champions.
The National Bushfire Recovery Fund (NBRF)
In 2019-2020, the Australian Government committed more than $2 billion to the National Bushfire Recovery Fund. As part of this fund, $448.5 million funding has been committed to developing Local Economic Recovery (LER) and complimentary projects funding.
The LER aims to help bushfire-affected communities to restore local economies, attract visitors to affected areas, support key local industries and help communities build themselves back better.
For more information about the measures available through the fund, visit the National Bushfire Recovery website.