South Korean Gateball Team Visits
In November a Gateball team named ‘JOIN” came to Australia from Hosan, South Korea. They visited several NSW Clubs, including Strathfield, Epping, Mosman and Lithgow.
Their Manager Suk-Ja Son, Captain Ke-Soo Lee, team members and support people visited Strathfield on Tuesday, 26th November 2019.
Both JOIN and the EPSTARS teams thoroughly enjoyed a full day’s practice schedule, some lunch, and each other’s company. The EPSTARS were most appreciative of the coaching tips given by the Koreans, and hope they will be back.
Some of the JOIN team members were back to defend the trophy they won at the 2017 Australian Gateball Championship. However, this time, the trophy was won by a Chinese team named ‘SENG YAN’. The JOIN Korean team won hearts at all venues they visited
The 2019 Australian Gateball Championship was held at Cairnlea Melbourne from 28 November to 1 December.
The Epstars entered a team of five players and a reserve, They enjoyed the experience very much. Strathfield's Ruth Bridger joined the Essendon Team in the Championship, contributing to Strathfield Gateballers' knowledge and skills as well as capitalising on a great networking opportunity.