Sydney Stroke Olympics Games Day 2017
A very successful Olympics Games Day was held at the Community Centre at Royal Rehab on Thursday 15 June, 2017. Over 60 members from the various Stroke Recovery Clubs in the Sydney Metropolitan area participated in a number of organised competitive games. The day began with the parade of Clubs led by the 2016 Battler of the Year, Peter Kerr from the Hornsby/Ku-Ring-Gai Stroke Recovery Club.
The official opening ceremony included a delightful performance by the children from the Fitz Kidz Child Care Centre who had also created and decorated each Stroke Club a representative flag which accompanied each Stroke Club into the hall in the parade of Clubs.
Members participated in a variety of games:
Quoits while challenging for participants was popular and required a playoff to determine the ultimate winner.
Dominos was another popular game and fiercely contested.
Putting proved popular with both Stroke survivors and carers.
Putting proved very popular for both Stroke survivors and carers.
A list of all the medal winners will be published in the Winter Club News which will be sent out to members at the end of July.
The overall champion was Tom Fowler from the Blacktown Stroke Recovery Club:
The Battler of the Year was Larry Tuite representing North Sydney Aphasia Stroke Club:
The Battler trophy is awarded to a member who participates in all events but does not win any medals on the day. Well done Larry.
The Stroke Recovery Club who took home the Champion Club Trophy 2017 was the Blacktown Stroke Recovery Club:
This is the second year Blacktown has competed. they attended last year with a small team and had such a great time that they returned in 2017 in force to take home the trophy.
A huge thankyou to Ayse and her incredible band of volunteers from Royal Rehab who assisted on the day and made the day a very enjoyable experience for all.
All teams who competed had a great time and will return next year.