It would take more than heavy rainfall, detours from a fallen gumtree, car accidents, police escorted escapee cattle and frequent wee stops to hinder our Bendigo Squashies from getting to the Gippsland Open Squash Championships. Held in the beautiful Maffra.
We had arrived in time to sample the local, late night cuisine at the lovely ‘Mr. Pizza’ which would go on to fuel us for the tournament to come.
The representing team consisted of: El Capitan Russell McLean, Steve ‘Adonis’ Ligoli, Katie ‘Bet Winning’ Gordon, Jake ‘The Gent’ McPherson and Timmy ‘Tim Sim’ Nanks. Although we only made up 5 of 97 total competitors for the championships, our spirits were high and our cheers loud.
Katie’s sister, Fiona, provided our accommodation. It was here where Russell did battle with animal fur, Steve did battle with an air mattress and Jake refused to put on pants. This all played out to the sound of laughter, brushing teeth and Alf Stuart.
Over the following weekend we played three to four games each, slogging it out in our respective divisions and doing Bendigo proud.