live + work + play


maree jefferey - netball

My mum took me down to the Lismore netball courts when I was about 6. Mrs (Lorraine) Bridges at the Alpine club taught me how to play. Once at High School I played for LHS school teams, with Mrs (Val) Davison and Mrs (Lyn) Middleton coaching. Those ladies taught me so much more than how to catch and throw.

After a break I started playing again from about 1988 – this time with Workers and Rous but for many years now have played with the SCU Rattatatts, mainly in the centre court positions. I love my team!  It’s fun and while we try hard and like to get a win sometimes, we’re happy whatever the result. My daughter Chloe is in our team too now and it’s great to be able to play with her.

I’ve never been in representative netball teams. Playing for me has been about exercise, a bit friendly competition and friendships with the people you play with, and against.

I’m so happy to still be playing, and while I’ve been injury free (though a little slower and more clumsy than I might have been years ago) I’ll try to keep playing for a bit longer.

Masters Games is a great opportunity to hang out with the girls in the team for a couple of days, chat and laugh, meet new people and just play netball.


carol maxwell - dressage

"Carol became involved in the equestrian sport taking her daughter to Pony Club. When her daughter grew older she decided she preferred Dressage, so they joined Summerland Dressage Club. Her daughter moved on to become a Mounted Policewoman and Carol began competing in the Dressage Club Events. Carol then joined the Dressage Club Committee and became the Arena Co-Ordinator,  moving into the position of Treasurer which she still holds. Over the almost 20 years of her involvement with Summerland Dressage Club, she has been supportive, always with a cheery disposition - nothing has been too much trouble. We have been most grateful for her assistance and value her membership and friendship."


Di McGowan - softball

Di has been involved in Softball in Lismore since 1981, she has been President, Secretary, Publicity officer and has been the Convenor for all Masters Games. Di is always willing to help with any event that comes along to Lismore. Di has coached many teams and is the backbone of Softball in Lismore.

Roger Boyd - cricket

Roger has been the cricket convenor for the Masters Games since its inception in 1999.  Roger does what he does so competently and quietly, and has still managed to play most of the games in every past Masters. He enjoys himself, maintains a bright smile on his face, and treats everyone respectfully.

Junior cricket has been a beneficiary of Roger’s efforts in both coaching and administrative roles.  He was a Far North Coast Cricket Council Junior Development Officer, is a deserving Life Member of the Lismore District Junior Cricket Association, and has been the Coach of St John’s College Woodlawn First School XI.

In Senior Cricket Roger was a representative player for Country 2nd XI in annual City v Country. He is a Level 2 Senior Cricket Coach, played First Grade cricket for Lismore Workers Cricket Club for over a decade, captaining that side for a number of years and is a Life Member of the Far North Coast Cricket Council.

In recent years he has continued his participation in cricket as Team Captain of the Lismore Emerging Greys who play veterans cricket in various locations in NSW and QLD and NZ.  He is the organiser, bus driver, navigator and aggregate winner of devoured sausage rolls on all away trips.

Roger is a champion bloke who is well respected by all of his friends and colleagues in sport, work, and life in general. Roger’s gauge for success with the Masters and other events, is to see others having a better time than himself. He is certainly worthy of the title Lismore Masters Games Legend.

therese crollick - swimming

Therese Crollick has been involved in swimming events in Lismore and the Northern Rivers Region for a very long time. Therese has represented the North coast and has been involved in the Duck Creek Mountain Swimming Club since 1999.  Therese has been our swimming convenor for all of our swimming events in the Masters, she works tirelessly promoting the games everywhere she goes in Australia and all around the world.  Therese’s time is spent on many committee’s and helping other swimming events all over NSW and QLD.

paul deegan - baseball

Paul was introduced to baseball at the age of 20 while enrolled at Sydney Uni. Such was his liking for the game he played in both the Sydney summer and winter league for a number of years.

For Paul a typical summer weekend would consist of baseball Friday night, cricket Saturday and baseball again on Sunday. During his time in Sydney Paul played for the Wentworthville Eagles and  also for Mosman. In 1983 Paul was working in the Northern Territory and was selected in the Territory team to play in the Claxton Shield, the pinnacle of Australian Baseball.

In 1987 Paul returned to Lismore and continued his baseball career playing for Norths in the local winter competition. In 1992 Paul was introduced to Masters Baseball, playing in the Alice Springs Masters Games.  Paul’s love of the Masters concept led to his continued participation in the Alice Springs masters along with the World Masters in Brisbane in 1994, the Gold Coast Masters from 1996, the Australian Masters games in 1999, as well as the Lismore Masters Games that same year. There were times when Paul would compete in three different masters games in the same year, accumulating a total of 34 Masters Games in all, not only as a participant but also convener and umpire.

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