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September 1, 2014 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Get ready to bring your A-game to The Rocks during August and September, when The Rocks Square is transformed into a giant board game paradise!

img-1Games Central at The Rocks Square will be open for five whole weeks with a program of activities, talks and events. Visitors will be able to challenge one another to giant-sized versions of all of their childhood favourites, including Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Ping Pong, Jenga and of course, foosball.

This comes on the back of the huge success of Arena Calcetto, the unique live installation of six timber towers housing six different foosball tables with custom-made players, which has called The Rocks its home since June.

img-2Arena Calcetto, which loosely translates to mean ‘little football arena’ in Italian, brought hundreds of Sydney-siders out into the winter sunshine to play friendly matches of foosball and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) plans to continue this social competition with Games Central.

“It’s very much a part of Australian culture to love a good game of sport and to relish in a little bit of friendly competition. The success ofArena Calcetto came as no surprise to us and I look forward to seeing the way that Games Central activates the space in The Rocks Square and brings out the champions in all of the visitors to The Rocks,” said Catherine Gallagher, CEO of SHFA.

img-3Games Central will feature a special treat for soccer fans with one of the famous Matilda’s, Sevet Uzunlar, also of Sydney FC fame coming to The Rocks Square at 10:30am Wednesday September 3 to step up to the Foosball table with David Morgan, the President of Foosball Australia to give fans an opportunity to challenge them on the Foosball table.

David Morgan will also take visitors on a journey of the Australian Foosball Association, starting with their humble beginnings in a shipping container. Morgan’s talk will take place at 1pm on Wednesday September 3. 

img-4Wednesday September 3 in The Rocks Square will also feature music from the Fanny Lumsden Duo and a visit from Lucy Humphrey the designer of Arena Calcetto.

Give it your best shot and come meet, play, compete and make your first move at Games Central in The Rocks!

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) is the custodian of historically significant foreshore land and is responsible for driving 14.4 million visitors annually into The Rocks. SHFA contributes $1.2 billion to the visitor economy (direct gross value added) each year. This includes $162.3 million in direct economic contribution from precinct events.

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