History  
 
 

 

The Tri State Games began in 1986 in the town of Mildura with staff and clients of the Christie Centre inviting other centres to come and enjoy some fun competition and social interaction.

The Games have been held each year since then at various regional areas including:

  • Horsham (Vic) 2015/16/17
  • Murray Bridge (SA) 2013/14
  • Adelaide Hills (SA) 2011/12
  • Grampians (Vic) 2009/10
  • Mildura (Vic) 2007/08
  • Adelaide Hills (SA) 2005/2006
  • Echuca (Vic) 2003/2004
  • Seymour (Vic) 2002
  • Murray Bridge (SA) 2000/2001
  • Victor Harbor (SA) 1998/1999
  • Benalla (Vic) 1996/1997
  • Riverland (SA) 1994/1995
  • Broken Hill (NSW) 1992/1993
  • Wodonga (Vic) 1989/1990/1991
  • Mildura (Vic) 1986/ 1987/1988

The Tri State Games have grown and developed over the years to become Australia’s largest ‘grass roots’ sporting event for people with a disability. Currently around 300 athletes compete each year for individual medals and awards. Each medal awarded counts for points which are allocated to their team. Teams are then able to win the coveted 'Perpetual Shield'. Athletes are well supported by around 100 coaches, carers and other assistants from across the three states.

Past winners of the team 'Perpetual Shield' have been:

  • 2016 - Arrows SA
  • 2015 - Arrows SA
  • 2014 - Arrows SA
  • 2013 - Arrows SA
  • 2012 - Arrows SA
  • 2011 - Mildura Magic
  • 2010 - Arrows SA
  • 2009 - Arrows SA
  • 2008 - Arrows SA
  • 2007 - Arrows SA
  • 2006 - Arrows SA
  • 2005 - Port Augusta Spencer Sprites
  • 2004 - CC Crickets
  • 2003 - CC Crickets
  • 2002 - CC Crickets / Strathalbyn Hookers Hornets
  • 2001 - Strathalbyn Hookers Hornets
  • 2000 - Riverland Rockets
  • 1999 - Victor Harbor Sharks
  • 1998 - Port Augusta Spencer Sprites
  • 1997 - Riverland Rockets
  • 1996 - Riverland
  • 1995 - Riverland
  • 1994 - Murray Bridge Magpies
  • 1993 - Victor Harbor Sharks
  • 1992 - Wodonga Bulldogs
  • 1991 - Riverland SRAIDP
  • 1990 - Riverland SRAIDP
  • 1989 - Riverland SRAIDP
  • 1988 - W.J. Christie Centre – Mildura
  • 1987 - Murdoch House – St Arnaud
  • 1986 - Mt Gambier

Awards:

  • 2005 - Best Community Event (Adelaide Hills)
  • 2006 - Best Sporting Event (Adelaide Hills)
  • 2009 - Best Community Event (Stawell)
  • 2010 - Best Community Event (Ararat)
  • 2011 - Best Sporting Event (Adelaide Hills)