Today, the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) launched Australia’s Coin Sport Challenge — a fun and family-friendly challenge for all the Australians that continue to be stuck at home or who are missing sport in these COVID-19 times.
The Mint has a long-standing tradition of marking and celebrating our nation’s greatest sporting achievements said Mint CEO, Ross MacDiarmid.
“Sport is an integral part of Australian culture so we hope that Australians will reach for their spare change, bring some friendly competition and participate in Australia’s Coin Sport Challenge with family and friends” Mr. McDiarmid said.
Australia’s Coin Sport Challenge is a digital initiative that taps into our nation’s affiliation and love of sport.
To take part in the challenge Australians are being asked to grab a few coins, organise their friends and/or family and play a variety of ‘coin sports including coin rugby, coin hockey, coin volleyball, coin basketball and coin cricket.
The Mint will reward ‘Challengers’ who record their ‘Coin Sport Challenge’ match from home and share it to the Mint’s Facebook page with weekly prizes. Winners will receive limited-edition collector coins celebrating the Australian Olympic Team.
The Mint is the producer of the official coin products for the Australian Olympic Team competing in next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
For more information on the Olympic team coin program visit the Mint’s website.
Australian Olympic Team ambassador for the Royal Australian Mint – Olympian Taliqua Clancy said she hopes this initiative will encourage Australians to band together behind the Australian Teams as they prepare for the Tokyo Games in 2021.
“We are hoping this coin sport challenge will generate excitement and anticipation for the upcoming Olympic Games and get people engaging with sport again.”
To take part in Australia’s Coin Sport Challenge and for terms and conditions visit the Mint’s website. Australia’s Coin Sport Challenge starts 12 May and ends on 19 June 2020.