When best friends Nic Arena, 57, and Goran Duspara, 59, aren’t drinking a cold beer together they’re winning gold medals in beach volleyball at the Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast.
The Ageless over 50s women’s beach volleyball team are having a blast both on and off court, as they hit the beach hard during the day, and party hard during the night. With players from all over the country, the team has only been playing together since the beginning of the tournament, but they’ve already embraced one another whole heartedly.
This European beach volleyball union is ‘Still Walking’ and while they can walk, they will play. Alwyn ‘Whitey’ White and Romano ‘Snowman’ Fracassini have come over from Western Australia to give our local guys a run for their medals.
Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Natalie Cook returned to the Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games today after her role as ambassador for the Games in 2012. Cook is delighted to see some 14,000 competitors participating in the Games this year and said she is enjoying the Games Village festivities.
Imagine stepping onto the beach volleyball court to play your first ever competitive match and staring at you through the net is a five-time Olympian. That was the shock for Darwin team Pen & Shazz today at the Pan Pacific …