What legends! After a drought of nearly 20 years our Ngambaga Bindarry Girrwaa Elders from the Nambucca Valley have brought home a swag of medals and won the overall event at the Elders Olympics held in Port Macquarie last month.
With two teams of ten, it was Team 2 that scored the runs ... or rather the shots, the hits and more as they competed in egg and spoon races, quoits, netball, bean bags, softball and of course a relay.
Absolute champion of the day was Noelene Ballangarry - she broke the record for shots in Pass the Football, which requires players to shoot a big ball through a little hole.
"She just kept slotting them through, and I'm saying go, go, go," Ngambaga chair Aunty Ann Edwards said.
The Elders Olympics started back in 2001 in the Nambucca Valley - with two teams. Now there are 38 teams from all around NSW, including Tamworth, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Inverell, Dubbo and Moree.
"It is the best time - we all look forward to it, to seeing friends and family and having a good chin wag," Aunty Ann said.
What about training?
"Oh I think we threw a few bean bags once!" Aunty Val Balir laughed.
Already thoughts have turned to next year ... even more so because Bowraville will host it.
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