Couple take on world of challenges
WHERE there’s a will, there’s a way. Cairns musician Chris Wighton and Trinity Anglican School teacher Joyce Lester know all about overcoming any difficulties and making things happen.
One of Australia’s greatest ever softball players, Joyce captained the country to a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Chris is an adventurer who was paralysed in a mountain bike accident, but has embraced life and its challenges.
Having travelled widely before his accident, Chris is on his first overseas jaunt since being confined to a wheelchair.
“It’s been a fantastic adventure thus far with brilliant preplanning by Jos running like a well-oiled machine.”
After taking in an Arsenal victory over Stoke City at London’s Emirates Stadium, they watched the Jersey Reds defeat Nottingham at rugby in Jersey at the weekend.
“My daughter and her partner are lawyers, but he has hung up his suit to pursue pro rugby for the Jersey Reds and has just been recruited by a team in Bristol,” Chris said.
From there it’s off to Spain and Portugal. “It’s certainly a wonderful experience.”
WINNERS: Chris Wighton and Joyce Lester (right) with Julia Wighton and Tom Pincus (left).