Cooking teacher toasts gold medal

BRIDGEWATER High home economics teacher and keen soccer player Georgie Roberts is enjoying her team’s victory at the World Masters Games at the end of last year.As a member of the Tassie Strikers, Tasmania’s over-35 women’s football team, she made it through to the nail-biting final.

• Bridgewater High home economics teacher and World Masters gold medal winner Georgie Roberts with grade 8 students Skye Fitzpatrick, left, Carly Saunders and Kristen Swan.
• Bridgewater High home economics teacher and World Masters gold medal winner Georgie Roberts with grade 8 students Skye Fitzpatrick, left, Carly Saunders and Kristen Swan.

The Strikers won with a penalty shootout after the scores were one goal each. Georgie who plays soccer for the health and social benefits, had set up the single goal scored by the Strikers.

“I like the interaction with other people and it keeps me fit,” she said.

Georgie started playing soccer when she was about 18, choosing the sport because “it was different to hockey.”

She says it is easy for girls to get started in soccer.

“They just need to join a club. Most of us play for Clarence United. But there are heaps of clubs around. Ask your phys. ed. teacher about it.”

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