Spirit of sport, Australian Veteran Championships

Action from the 33rd Australian Veteran Championships (Photo: Leonie Whiteford) by Ian Marshall, Editor Staged at the Netball Centre in the Sydney Olympic Park, the 33rd Australian Veteran Championships were held recently from Saturday 15th to Saturday 22nd October. Over 400 players competed in the men’s and women’s categories from over 30 years to over 80 years; notably players travelled from every state in Australia as well as from China, Japan, New Zealand, the United States, Vietnam and Wales. Competing whilst also both building and renewing friendships was the order of proceedings, at an event superbly organised by Table Tennis New South Wales thanks to the efforts of an army of volunteers under the direction of Bev and Brian James. Equally, the successful outcome was

Paul Pinkewich seeking to add to trophy collection

The evergreen Paul Pinkewich (Photo: Warren Woolcock) by Ian Marshall, Editor Searching for no less than his 59th Australian title, the host nation’s Paul Pinkewich is the leading name on duty at the forthcoming 2016 RBK Mothernest Australian Open Veteran Championships to be staged from Friday 14th October to Saturday 20th October. Home for what is the 33rd edition of the tournament is the Sydney Olympic Park. Crowned Australian national champion on no less than 13 occasions, during an illustrious career he represented Australia on no less than 287 occasions. He made his debut at the World Championships in Stockholm in 1967, the swansong being in New Delhi two decades later in 1987. Additionally, he won the men’s singles title at the Oceania Championships in