The great success of the Golden Oldies movement is built around the spirit of Fun, Friendship and Fraternity. Golden Oldies has carved its own niche in the sporting world.

Friendships made in sport are both endearing and enduring. The Golden Oldies Movement provides the perfect opportunity to retain and grow those bonds.

The Golden Oldies sporting movement ensures you can continue playing your favourite sport after reaching 35 years of age in a way that gives absolute enjoyment on and off the field or court and without the stress. You can remain active and participate without suffering the pains of serious competition but at the same time play to the best of your ability and enjoy it.

Supporters are always welcomed into this special fraternity and as members of teams. They also participate in the social functions included in the packages and are encouraged to join in the opening ceremonies and parade with the players.

The biennial World Festivals for each sport offer the opportunity to visit remarkable destinations in a way no ordinary tourist can enjoy and to catch up with friends and fellow sports lovers from around the globe.

Grassroots members numbering over 50,000 ensure that the Festivals remain true to the sport. International and National Representatives are appointed to oversee all developments.

Each Festival provides a week of sport and associated activities and functions. Everything is arranged to create spectacularly memorable occasions. While each Festival is acclaimed to be the ‘best yet’ you can be sure that the next one will be even better!

Fun, Friendship, Fraternity. That’s Golden Oldies Sport. is the official home of the Golden Oldies World Sports Festivals.

Golden Oldies Sports Festivals commenced in 1979 with a Rugby Festival in Auckland that attracted 16 teams. In 1983 the first Golden Oldies Hockey Festival took place and in 1984 the first Golden Oldies Cricket Festival was held in Auckland and attracted 34 teams.

Netball, Football, Softball and Golf have all since been added with each Festival proving to be bigger than the previous. In 2018 we will have our first Golden Oldies Lawn Bowls, Golden Oldies Basketball and Golden Oldies Squash Festivals.

Latest News

  • Where to now for Australian Cricket?


    They face a big summer with no guarantees of who will make their sides. Ace bowler Mitchell Stark, possibly their most effective bowler, is under an injury cloud and battling to get back into action for their home summer. He split his leg open in a fielding accident when running into a stump that had…

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  • Cardiff – Happy Memories

    21st Golden Oldies Festival Cardiff by

    The 21st Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival was staged in, arguably, the best rugby destination in the Northern Hemisphere and quite possibly the World. Cardiff turned on brilliant weather (except for the Parade of Nations and the 1st day of play) and teams and supporters were able to enjoy a lively city with excellent restaurants, bars and…

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  • TOPSI Rugby Festival Report – TOPSI (Top of the South Island)


    We’d like to share a Festival report from Michael Kerrisk (our new rugby director in Golden Oldies HQ in Auckland) on last weekend’s 2016 Topsi (Top of South Island) Rugby Festival that take place in Blenheim, New Zealand. If your club wants to host on a Golden Oldies rugby festival anywhere in the world, no…

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  • Millbrook Cricket Club


    The Millbrook Cricket Club and partners, are very excited about the upcoming Barbados experience in 2017. This will be the 4th Festival we have participated in, although individual members have also participated at Cape Town and Adelaide, making 6 Festivals in total, starting at Mooloolaba in 2004. Our Club was also the organising host of…

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