Congratulations 96 year old tennis player Henry Young and 92 year old race walker Heather Lee who were awarded National Seniors Healthy Ageing awards this week at the Australian Masters Games. National Seniors partnered up with the Games to encourage a positive active lifestyle.
Heather, who competes in the 90-94 age group, set a new world record of 24 minutes 52.25 seconds over 3,000 metres. Above, our Chief Advocate Ian Henschke (l) and Games general manager Gary O'Donnell (r) presented the trophies (and the hats). National Seniors Australia would like to say a big thank you to all volunteers who have made this festival of sport possible
The Australian Masters Games (AMG) kicked off on 5 October in Adelaide.
As the Games' Healthy Ageing partner, National Seniors Australia would like to say a big thank you to all of the volunteers who have made this festival of sport possible.
More than 1,500 AMG volunteers worked tirelessly in the lead-up to and during the games, providing much appreciated support with accreditation, administration, operations and logistics, marketing, media and sports (and much more).
These community-minded individuals, the majority of whom are older South Australians, have given up their time to ensure the games have run smoothly for more than 8,000 participants and their supporters.
You are the heart and soul of the Games, and from all of us at National Seniors a big thank you!
The Closing Ceremony is on Saturday, 12 October.