Fun and games for seniors

Eyes on the prizes . . . Local businesses have donated prizes for entries, winners and raffles, with help from (from left) co›ordinator Katrina Goodman, Maggie Schmidt, Lilly Fullerton (11) and Doug Sinclair.

The spirit of friendly competition was evident at a seniors’ indoor tournament in Clinton on Wednesday last week. About 60 competitors from associations and friendship groups from Milton, Balclutha, Clinton and the Catlins formed teams to clock up points in 15-minute netball, ball›darts, quoits, skittles, and Twister events.

Clinton School principal Karin Hopkins accompanied volunteer years 6, 7 and 8 pupils helping out as lines›people and score›keepers.

‘‘It’s a great opportunity for young people to learn about giving back and paying forward — people contribute to their communities over lives and generations,’’ Mrs Hopkins said.

Key co›ordinator Katrina Goodman had to shout over cheers and clapping from the competitors in Clinton Community Hall.

‘‘There’s been no masters games for a while because of Covid,’’ she said.

‘‘But we’ve got people re› connecting now and having fun and we have a big thanks to give to the local businesses and organisations for donating the generous prizes.’’

Nothing but net . .. Noel Weir, of Milton, scored two out of three hoops for his team’s netball score. PHOTOS: NICK BROOK