Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Game on for Sport Challenge

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Game on for Sport Challenge

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Byline: HAMISH BROOME Hamish.Broome@northernstar.com.au

A HEALTHY mix of fun, camaraderie and good old competitive spirit is the winning combination of the popular Lismore Workers Club Masters Games, which kicks off today for three days of sporting excitement.

More than 1500 players will join the fun, from as far away as Victoria, Dubbo and the Sunshine Coast.

The event brings well over $1million to the local economy, with most local motels and hotels fully booked out, and a roaring trade at pubs clubs, cafes and restaurants.

Twelve sports are on offer this year - baseball, cricket, dressage, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, Oztag, 8-ball pool, soccer, softball and touch football.

Local cricketer and keen swimmer Michael Mansfield has competed at the biennial event since the inaugural Masters in 1999.

"Knowing I'm competing every year gives me the motivation to keep training," Mr Mansfield said.

He said the highlight was pretty simple: "Still being able to play at my age. …

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