It’s not often you’ll hear the words “croquet” and “adrenalin” used in the same sentence.
But that’s how octogenarian Nan Hopkins describes her passion for the sport she plays at Muswellbrook Croquet Club.
And it’s passion that comes across in this story, filmed by community participant Rod Dillon, and edited by ABC Open.
"I do love the game and I do love the company," says Nan. "I love thinking it’s croquet day today, and I do enjoy it.
Nan says the 'adrenlin rush' comes when you get your ball through the hoop, but there's also a mental aspect to the game.
"It is a very cut throat game," says Nan, "we’re all trying to out play each other."
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Get in touch with an ABC Open producer in your area open.abc.net.au/openregions Thanks to Muswellbrook Croquet Club and Muswellbrook Library for assistance in making this story.