Passionate sports writer remembered

GONE TOO SOON: Former Mount Gambier sports journalist and talented junior footballer Pat Koopman. Picture: HAMILTON SPECTATOR

TRIBUTES continue to flow today for former Mount Gambier sports media personality Pat Koopman, 53, who passed away in Hamilton last week.

Mr Koopman – who started his stellar 30-year regional media career at The Border Watch – is remembered as a talented junior sportsperson, a devoted family man and passionate sports writer.

Born and raised in The Blue Lake city, Mr Koopman joined The Border Watch team in 1982 as a sports cadet and quickly made his mark in the city’s media fraternity.

His love of sports reporting was

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