by Nicole Wedding - 9 October 2015
Being involved with sport in a business capacity has proved valuable to Australian beach volleyball participant Dick Moody from Bushland Beach, Townsville.
“I’ve been in business with sports, and I saw the opportunity to become involved with beach volleyball,” he says.
“So I opened beach volleyball centres in Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton - and of course, I played too.”
Now with around 25 years of experience under his belt, Dick Moody has been participating in Masters Games beach volleyball at City Beach, on Adelaide’s Pirie Street.
This year’s 15th Australian Masters Games in Adelaide , October 3 -10 sees more than 10,000 people participating in 49 sports, and is regarded as one of the premier and largest mass-participation events on the Australian sporting landscape. Participants are from across Australia and around the world.
The Games aim to promote the benefits of long-term health and wellbeing, as well as providing a platform through which adult Australians can compete, socialise and enjoy sport.
Dick notes that he is a long-time Australian Masters Games participant.
“Since ’98, or even earlier than that... I was doing indoor cricket,” he says.
“I (also) played tennis at the Masters here, and I have done that a few times now.”
As the oldest player in the 60+ category, Dick’s experiences have been both challenging and rewarding.
“I don’t feel obstacles - I feel opportunities,” he says.
“Sometimes the little bloke’s gonna be a bit faster and sharper than the big fellas, so that’s my challenge.”
The Australian Masters Games is proudly sponsored by the South Australian Tourism Commission
through Events South Australia.
We're heading west! The next Australian Masters Games will take place in Perth in 2021.
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