Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Beating the Pain Barrier

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Beating the Pain Barrier

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Byline: Stuart Turner Sports editor

JAMES Sankey's Deep Heat supplies were never far away but neither were his smiles during "fantastic" Masters Games action.

The Bonalbo-based player was enjoying touch football action at this year's Lismore Workers Club Masters Games.

About 1500 competitors from across the eastern states took part in the Games, which sees players aged 30 and upwards contest different sports.

Forty-two-year-old Sankey, who was playing alongside his mates, said the medicinal rub was handy - but any aches and pains were worth it.

"I think we are playing six games in two days, which is tough," he said.

"There's a few of us certainly putting on the Deep Heat.

"I know I will be sore (on Monday) but that is part of the game. We are just here to enjoy it.

"There's some great people here and it's fantastic to be involved with it all."

Klara Szabo, of Brisbane, was competing in the women's soccer competition at the biennial Games. …

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