Our two most successful representatives from the Highlands at the Asia Pacific Masters Games didn’t know of each other’s presence until they were called up to winner’s dais on presentation night.
Moss Vale resident and Burradoo Polocrosse representative Graeme Spackman was awarded the ‘best horse and rider combination’ in his age group at the Games, while judo expert Doug Churchill was presented with the player of the tournament in his discipline immediately after.
Graeme Spackman teamed with Southern Highland and South West Slopes polocrosse players to contest the over 50s division.
In a high calibre event the local team took the gold medal, with excellent performances from Neville Gilpin, Jim Davidge, Kevin Bradford, Maurice Hunter, Bob Fitzgerald and of course Graeme Spackman.
The team defeated strong teams from Queensland, Guyra and the mid North Coast, indicating a well-fought win for the locals.
To add to the Highlands success, Neville Gilpin took out the award for ‘best legs’, as his team-mates will confirm.
The Asia Pacific Games is an biennial event which draws competitors from throughout the Southern Hemisphere.
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