Senior ‘athletes’ enjoy fun and games

Zach RelphBunbury Herald
Bethanie Fields residents Margaret Miller and Larry Overton battled hard in the seated hockey at the Bunbury LiveLighter Aged Care Games.
Camera IconBethanie Fields residents Margaret Miller and Larry Overton battled hard in the seated hockey at the Bunbury LiveLighter Aged Care Games. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / Bunbury Herald

Seniors took to the South West Sports Centre courts last week to battle for this year’s Bunbury LiveLighter Aged Care Games.

The 14 teams played against each other in seated hockey, pass ball, bean bag toss, skittles and modified ten-pin bowling, at the day-long tournament in an effort to claim the 2017 title on Thursday.

Forrest MHR Nola Marino opened the tournament, organised by the Seniors Recreation Council of WA, which attracted seniors from Harvey to Manjimup.

Council Bunbury branch president Barbara Fleay said she was overwhelmed with the turnout and glad the event had grown by four teams since last year.

“It’s fantastic,” Mrs Fleay said.

“The games are a great community day.

“It’s about getting people together, providing the opportunity to have a game and fun.”

South West TAFE students and SEDA Sports Development Program athletes were among the volunteers officiating at the games.

Mrs Fleay said the community involvement was a major reason for the tournament’s success.

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