IT’S time to step up to save our games.

The annual Maryborough Masters Games are in serious trouble this year, with few nominations across the sports.

Masters Games president Owen Maughan said it was up to people in the region to get involved and save the great event.

With up to 15 sports available to nominate in, the games has attracted an average of about 1000 people since its inception.

But it has fallen short of that in the past few years and a long way short of its largest number of competitors, which was 1600 in 1994 when athletes used the event as preparation for the World Masters Games in Brisbane.

“It’s not looking really good,” Maughan said.

“I’m very worried.

“It’s gradually sliding down,” he said.

Maughan was concerned both about the lack of nominations and the lack of people on committees for the sports.

He issued a call to arms yesterday for those who wanted to save the event, challenging the community to put their hands up and get involved.

“It’s normally a good event for the town.”

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  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Croquet
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Running
  • Walk and run
  • Bore rifle
  • Pistol
  • 8 Ball
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Lawn bowls
  • Lever action rifle