Ever thought you’d let sporting success pass you by? Kelly Slater just won the Quiky pro again at 41, beating young ‘un half his age.
Okay, we’re not all made of the same stuff as Slater but that doesn’t mean we should let age stop us from achieving a personal best.
The 2013 Lismore Workers Club Masters Games will be launched today with entries opening for mature age sport enthusiasts who wish to join the competition from September 20 to 22.
Thousands of people are expected to sign up to battle it out in 13 sports – baseball, cricket, dressage, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, Oztag, 8-ball pool, soccer, softball, swimming and touch football.
Lismore City Council tourism co-ordinator Mitch Lowe said this year the Masters Games has moved into the 21st century with online registration and payments available online at www.lismoremastersgames.com.au. People can also get updates and follow the action via the Facebook page ‘Lismore Events’.
The theme for this year’s Masters Games is ‘Celebr8’ and Mitch said that embodies the spirit of the competitors.
‘It’s great news for entrants and for us as event organisers that we can now streamline everything online in one easy website,’ Mitch said.
‘This is our eighth biennial Lismore Workers Club Masters Games and we’re very excited as it has been growing each year and has become a premier sporting event for Lismore. It’s a heap of fun and everyone comes here to play sport and have a really good time. The Lismore Workers Club Masters Games draws more than 1,500 visitors to the city and we estimate it injects more than $1 million into Lismore’s economy. It’s all part of Lismore’s growing reputation as a sporting capital.’
For more information on registrations visit the website www.lismoremastersgames.com.au or phone LCC’s Leanne Clark on 1300 878 387.