There was some excitement at the newly established Parkes Croquet Club last Saturday when members arrived in their brand-new club uniforms, generously sponsored by Regional Business Supplies (RBS).
Gregor Sammut-Paul of RBS was pretty proud of his dad, croquet star Bill Paul, for making the sports pages.
“He’s 87 years old,” said Gregor, “and he’s just started making a name for himself in sport!”
Chuffed at his dad’s achievement, Gregor circulated the sports article far and wide to the delight of family and friends. With his mum Joan also taking up croquet, Gregor and his wife, Marty, decided that RBS would become a sponsor.
Marty and daughter Alex were present on Saturday to receive a big cheer and to see the club members sporting the new apparel.
Bill continues to be one of the consistent high scorers on the croquet field and is always fun to play with or against.
“We just like the game, the group and the atmosphere,” said Bill, “and it’s a good laugh to be recognised in sport at 87!”
Croquet is played at 10am on Saturday mornings at the Parkes Bowling & Sports Club. Newcomers are always welcome. Call Beth Thomas 0418 253 045 for more information.
By Beth Thomas