Sir John Walker is the Auckland Goodwill Ambassador for the World Masters Games 2017.
He says he’s delighted to be part of hosting the games, and invites all Aucklanders to welcome athletes and visitors.
“With athletes competing at venues all over the Auckland region, there will be no shortage of opportunities to show our guests a great time,” he says.
Sir John says one of the things he’s looking forward to most is presenting some of the medals at the games.
“I know how much it meant to me during my competition days and I know how much this once-in-a-lifetime event here in Auckland means to competitors at all levels.”
The World Masters Games 2017 runs in Auckland from 21 to 30 April, with athletes competing in more than 45 disciplines.