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   Nov 21

Shipard returns for games

GAME TIME: Soccer star Sally Shipard officially launches the 2015 Eastern University Games at the MTC. Picture: Les SmithSOCCER star Sally Shipard opened the Eastern Uni Games under a flood of lights on Sunday.
Nanjing Night Net

Ms Shipard – a Matilda’s player who was forced to retire due to injury – urged students to enjoy the atmosphere of the five-day competition.The Wagga-raised athlete said the uni games showcased some of the best aspects of sport – including team spirit.

“At the end of the day – just enjoy everything about it and see the positives of sport,” she said.

Ms Shipard was involved in the general proceedings of the ceremony but was unable to stay to watch the tournament due to World Cup commitments.

“The Uni Games is part of the dynamic of uni life,” Ms Shipard said.”Although I never competed in them, it give students a break from their work.”

As well as opening the games, Ms Shipard is currently involved in mentoring programs and commentary panels.

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