Off the back of the fantastic 2015 Golden Games, we are delighted to announce the 2016 Games are to be extended.

picture of people playing table tennis

Entering its 5th year, the Golden Games were already extended to 5 days of sporting activities. But after another year of high demand and great turnouts for every event, organisers have agreed to extend the number of days to 7.

Sport Aberdeen proudly supported 33 of the 72 activity sessions, with the games producing impressive overall bookings of over 1000. 300 participants took part in a range of activities from Table Tennis to Golf and Outdoor Bowls to Pickleball.

Doug Farquharson, a level two Table Tennis Coach, led a boisterous session at Westburn Outdoor Centre and was delighted with how the week had progressed. “You can see them having fun, enjoying themselves and socialising which for me is the most important thing. The whole week people are really changing their attitudes to exercise for the elderly and it’s great to see.”

Designed to tackle the perception of activity for older people, the games again attracted people from the city to get physically active. Therefore next year’s games will be extended and will occur from the 9th – 17th of June 2016 with a break over the weekend.

Well done to everyone who took park and organisers, who all contributed to a successful week of sports.