This week, we talk to 67-year old Helen Leeds of Bullhead City, Arizona. Helen is a mother of three, grandmother of seven and she has one great grandson. She’s a retired Senior Accountant, a golfer, a bowler and a competitive soccer player. Helen medaled twice in the Bullhead City/Laughlin Senior Olympics in 2017 and recently competed with the San Diego Soccer Women Global Goals team in Norway, playing alongside women ranging from 41-77 years old - and her daughter. Helen’s passions also include Zumba, motorcycle riding, camping and birdwatching.
In this episode, we learn how Helen was able to return to the soccer field in her sixties after a long absence, what other sports she enjoys or would like to pursue, and learn the advice she has for others who would like to be as active as she is in their sixties.
HELEN LEEDS SEASONED ATHLETE STATS
Sport: Soccer, bowling, track and field
Quote: “The medal is the road getting to that first step on the field.”