Tyla Curran, Heidi Jones, Crystal McGregor, Heck McGregor and Bob McGregor during their four generations touch football match at Dennis Park, Boyne Island.
Tyla Curran, Heidi Jones, Crystal McGregor, Heck McGregor and Bob McGregor during their four generations touch football match at Dennis Park, Boyne Island. BRENDA STRONG

Generation game

THE McGREGOR family love their touch football with three generations who play on a weekly basis.

But last Monday night a game was played with four generations of the one family in the same team.

Heck McGregor, 56, is a player, a referee and on the committee of BITS Touch Football Club.

He is the oldest BITS touch player and he still dives for tries.

Heck’s dad, Bob, who is 77, joined the family for the four generation game on Monday night.

Heck’s daughter’s Crystal McGregor and Heidi Jones also played along with Heidi’s 13-year-old daughter Tyla Curran.

Heck, Crystal, Heidi and Tyla all play regularly and couldn’t wait to get Bob involved in the four generations match.

Heck has been big in increasing participation and has started four teams in the competition.

“Dad volunteers hundreds of hours to touch footy and is thinking about retiring after this season,” Crystal said.

“To play four generations is the last goal I have to achieve before hanging up my boots,” Heck said.

Touch football is a passion for the McGregor family and mum Diane is a keen spectator and baby-sitter.

“BITS Touch Football Club was started with a vision of family fun and fitness and four generations playing in one game demonstrates this,” Crystal said.

To play four generations is the last goal I have to achieve before hanging up my boots.



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