Sideline Champions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the long list?

All athletes identified as having the potential to qualify for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Where can I book or find accommodation?

The Gold Coast Organising Committee (GOLDOC) provides a comprehensive list of accommodation options to stay in and around the Gold Coast area and also options in Brisbane, Cairns, and Townsville on its website.

For more information click here

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online or via the GC2018 Ticketing Customer Service Centre.

Visit this link or call the GC2018 Ticketing Customer Service Centre on 1300 21 2018.

Have sports pre-purchased tickets?

Sports were given the opportunity to pre-purchase tickets prior to the public ballet.  Once athlete/team selections are finalised, selected athletes are encouraged to check in with their Sports Team Leader to inquire if additional tickets may be available to purchase from their sport.

Can the Sideline Champions Program help me secure tickets?

The Sideline Champions program does not purchase or provide tickets to events.

Will there be guest passes to access the Games Village?

There will be no day passes into the Games Village (GV). The GV is purely a high performance environment and access is strictly for accredited athletes and team officials.

Taking this into account, Sideline Champions may get the opportunity to see their athlete or team official at the Sideline Champions Lounge. The Sideline Champions program has secured a comfortable and safe space adjacent to the GV at Griffith University, where athletes and team officials can meet and relax with their Sideline Champions at a time when it is most beneficial to the athlete or team official.

More information about the Sideline Champions lounge will be provided closer to Games time.

Will there be tickets available for Sideline Champions to attend the Opening Ceremony if my athlete is selected to compete at Gold Coast 2018

No. Tickets to the Opening Ceremony are required to be purchased. Tickets to the Opening Ceremony are sold old.

Will there be a buy-back program? Or can the Sideline Champions program consider implementing a system to facilitate this.

No, the Sideline Champions program does not purchase or provide tickets to events. Tickets may only be purchased from GOLDOC (directly or via the Official Ticketing Agent) or from Authorised Ticket Resellers.

How can I help my athlete manage expectations to prepare the best they possibly leading into key events?

Being a well-prepared and organised Sideline Champion can allow you to help your athlete overcome high emotions as they prepare for a big event. Ensuring early arrangements are in place, having the ‘early conversations’ and managing your health and hygiene are just some of the key things to consider. Take a look further at the Supporting your athlete leading into the Games factsheet.