Tatiara's sporting stars encouraged to share their story

SHARE A STORY: Bordertown Public Library manager Hayley Bawden (left) and Anita Colls holding the story fill-out forms.
SHARE A STORY: Bordertown Public Library manager Hayley Bawden (left) and Anita Colls holding the story fill-out forms.

The fast approaching 2020 Tatiara Masters Games has residents excited about being one of the state's major sporting hotspots for a four day period.

With the Tatiara well known for producing talented athletes across various sports, the Bordertown Public Library is hoping to highlight past and present sporting achievements.

Library manager Hayley Bawden said the library decided to create their own unique competition that will hopefully increase community engagement during the lead-up to April's Masters Games.

In a sports mad district, there are sometimes achievements that don't get the recognition they deserve, or even go unnoticed by a number of members of the community.

Ms Bawden said even though there are plenty of people who have done great things in their specific sport, they are also looking for more obscure stories as well.

"There are plenty of stories about people doing great things in sport, but we are also looking for people to share their more embarrassing moments," Ms Bawden said.

Although the idea sounds great, she does admit she is unsure how the competition will turnout, as there is no prize involved for anyone who submits their story.

"We are kind of waiting to see how many people come in and submit their stories before getting carried away," Ms Bawden said.

If the library ends up receiving a large number of submissions, they plan to put them on display inside the building, which will allow visitors for the Masters Games to read them.

If someone is keen to share their sporting tale with the rest of the community, pick up a form from the library's front desk, or email the story to: librarymanager@tatiara.sa.gov.au.

Residents have until March 2 to submit their entries.