The women’s Masters team is travelling to Turin Italy for the World Masters Games in August- the WA Manrays. Go WA. Players in the squad are from all around Western Australia.
The ladies are doing major fundraising to meet their initial $100,000 budget. That’s just for flights and accommodation that is being booked as we speak. Kit, registration and meals will add another $20,000.
A huge thanks to Football West and Manray Builders for their support!
You can support the ladies this Easter Saturday all day at Belmont Bunnings for a sausage sizzle, Easter chocolates and raffle with a whole sheep up for grabs (as in chops and not as a pet), a handmade wine rack made by one of the players, amongst other great prizes.
The squad is an Australian representative team and one of two Aussie teams competing in the World Masters Games from Australia. Over 50,000 participants will be involved from all sports from all around the world. That makes this event as big as the Olympics. It is held every four years.
The squad won gold at the Pan Pacific masters at the Gold Coast last year. The WA masters have an impressive success story. They are the most successful representative team of any sport from WA, having won a medal in almost every Australian competition they have competed in over the past 20 years. Masters is an over 30 age competition.
Names in the squad that you may recognise are
Mhairi Glover (Angus )
Deb Farrell (Eve)
Lorraine Connop (Jones)
There are some great stories the players can tell from their earlier state team representations and now with daughters playing!
For more information and if you would like to help the squad, phone Penny 0408921832.