The Artefacts netball team relax after competing in the Masters Games at Lismore. The team are, from left Pauline Goodwin, Kerrie Campbell, Colleen Reilly, Anne Coveney, Kelly Everingham, Sue Wetton, Jodie Linton, Sharon Lewis (front) and Sue Guest.
The Artefacts netball team relax after competing in the Masters Games at Lismore. The team are, from left Pauline Goodwin, Kerrie Campbell, Colleen Reilly, Anne Coveney, Kelly Everingham, Sue Wetton, Jodie Linton, Sharon Lewis (front) and Sue Guest. CATHY ADAMS

Masters of their game

THEY started playing soccer together when they were in primary school in Lismore. Forty years later and the five friends are still on the same team but have graduated to the Lismore Masters Game.

One of the five, David Condon, a member of the Lismore Workers Walruses, even has his partner playing in the women's team - the Red Rollers.

He was on the sidelines, cheering for her, with their baby, six-month-old Kaysey.

“She will be a soccer player too,” he said. “She won't have any choice.”

The Lismore Workers Club has been involved in the games since they began and this year entered two women's teams and a men's team.

It was a big weekend for the Masters Games with competition in all 12 sports run at the games: soccer, netball, baseball, softball, cricket, dressage, hockey, lawn balls, Oztag, eight-ball pool, swimming and touch football.

Soccer is growing in popularity, with 23 teams in this year's competition, compared with 15 teams two years ago.



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