Family affair for the Campbell girls
IT WAS a family affair for Heidi and Sally Campbell when they won their netball final at the Lismore Workers Masters Games.
Heidi is married to Jake Campbell while Sally is married to Jake's elder brother Luke with the team sponsored by the family business Laser Plumbing and Electrical, Lismore.
It was the girls' time to shine after seeing the Campbell brothers win a Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League grand final together for Marist Brothers earlier this month.
"We might even do our own Mad Monday,” Sally said.
"There is a fair chance we'll be downtown having a long lunch tomorrow anyway.
"We have the footy all year so this was definitely our turn.
"All the girls here played netball together years ago and we came back just for this.”
The team was new to the Masters Games this year and won the B Division final in the over-30 women's competition.
They played the final day with no reserves and were led by Emma King and Jasmine Andrews.
"A lot of these teams have played together forever so it was a tough competition,” Heidi said.
"It was really good considering the heat because that was terrible and made it really hard.
"We had a few people drop off with injuries and sickness over the weekend too.
"Jasmine killed it in the final, she played a bit of shooter and was strong in defence.”
In other games, Lismore team Daleys carried on from their recent grand final success with a victory in
the over-40 women's division.
Netball has one of the highest participation rates with teams making the trip from Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Sydney.
Penrith was well-represented again with a couple of teams.
Meanwhile, most of the local teams fared well.
About 1600 competitors competed across 13 sports around Lismore over the weekend.