23 February 2017
The Advocate newspaper has put the call out for everybody with connections to the region to come home and celebrate Tasmania’s North West by supporting or taking part in the Australian Masters Games. The “Coastal Alumni” program will be promoted nationally, and aims to recruit and embrace the region’s former residents to be part of the week-long sport and social festival in October.
TASSIE TIMES: 90-year-old Heather Lee broke a world record at the athletics track, two mates from Victoria started their #16AMG tennis campaign in Burnie and hockey is more than just a sport.
Two friends Alan Cooney and Paul Kirby are competing at their first Australian Masters Games in Tasmania’s North West, and hoping their bodies hold together so they can enjoy a big week of tennis.
Heather Lee has set a world record* and won gold in the women’s 3000m walk for the 90+ age group clocking 24:56:97 in Penguin at the 16th Australian Masters Games staged in Tasmania’s North West.