Easton proves once again age is just a number

Port Lincoln resident John Easton has shown once again you are never too old to study and retrain in a new field.

The 75-year-old graduated last month, on April 16, in Adelaide with a post graduate diploma in mental health.

"I graduated with post graduate studies in mental health at the University of South Australia at the ripe old age of 75," he said

"So the message is you're not too old to study."

His post graduate degree comes after he graduated from his undergraduate studies at the University of SA in 2016, with a Bachelor of Social Work.

The achievements do not stop there for the local man, as he showed you are never too old to keep playing a sport you love either.

Mr Easton attended the South Australian Masters Games in Port Pirie from April 5 to 14 to complete in doubles tennis.

A team effort from himself and his Port Pirie tennis doubles partner John Hobba resulted in the pair taking out the gold medal in the men's event once again.

"My tennis doubles partner and I won gold in the men's doubles," he said.

"We have retained the gold medal for the past twelve years."

There were four categories in the men's doubles tournament and the pair competed in the men's age group of 150 plus combined years.

Mr Easton and Mr Hobba beat doubles partners Chris Gorman and John Buckley for the 2019 Port Pirie 'Come see Change' State Masters Games title.

To continue with his theme of age is just a number and to cap off his recent achievements he has jetted off on a trip to Scotland.