Mulan Taipai, Asian Cup, 1980 courtesy Sandra Szopski
Mulan Taipai, Asian Cup, 1980 courtesy Sandra Szopski (bottom row fourth from right)

1980 Western Australia Compete In Third Asian Cup

In January, Western Australia competes in the third Asian Ladies World Cup in India, Malaysia. The team finish fourth. The trip quickly turns into a nightmare with an 18-hour train trip, poor accommodation and the loss of payments which leave the squad close to $5000 in debt. "It is not an experience I would like to go through again," team manager Barbara Gibson tells the Sunday Times newspaper.