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Battle of the best

Wednesday, 16th December, 2015

Central teacher Troy Perkins and Lifeline’s Scott Hammond make sure to behave around referee McKaide Standley. Central teacher Troy Perkins and Lifeline’s Scott Hammond make sure to behave around referee McKaide Standley.

For sports fans who take exhibition matches very seriously, a game of wit and skill was held at Broken Hill Public School yesterday.

Lifeline’s CEO Scott Hammond had challenged teacher Troy Perkins to a game of handball.

“Mr Hammond heard that I was playing handball with the kids and winning,” Mr Perkins said.

“It reminded him of how good he was in high school so he decided to challenge me.”

The pair agreed that whoever lost would pay $50 - to either Lifeline or BH Public.

During lunch time they squared off in front of the students and staff.

“It was an excellent game,” Mr Perkins said. “It ended up being 11 to 9 my way.

“After the game, (BH Public principal) Mr Fisher and I decided to donate the money to Lifeline.”

Mr Perkins said it was a fun thing to do at the end of the year.

“Next year we are going to do it again but this time it will be double or nothing.

“It was a really great afternoon. The kids had a great time watching and cheering us on.”

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