After a four-year hiatus, the popular GP Cup will make a return to Parkes on Saturday, 28th October. Teams of 10 will compete in soccer, netball, touch football and a mystery event over the course of the action-packed day at McGlynn Park.
Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, as well as the best dressed team.
Team nominations are now open, with proceeds from the $1,000 team entry fee donated towards the GP Working Group. Download a nomination pack via Council’s website.
Traditionally, the event raised funds to address the district shortage of general practitioners. Parkes has been fortunate with an increasing number of GPs relocating to the region with a current workforce of 21 doctors. This year the GP Cup will address the growing need for GP proceduralists in the community. Parkes Shire Council’s Director Planning and Environment, Steve Campbell said:
“Parkes, like many other rural communities across Australia, is in a position where the GP proceduralist workforce is ageing.” GP proceduralists provide a unique service delivering procedural services in hospitals usually in obstetrics, surgery and anaesthetics, in addition to providing general practice services.
The GP Cup is proudly presented by the Parkes GP Working Group and supported by CMOC Northparkes Mines and Parkes Shire Council.