THE KORUMBURRA Tug of War Club has had its most successful year ever at the Australian Nationals, coming home from the Evans Head (NSW) event in May with six gold and four silver medals.
Competing in teams of eight, the club won gold in the Mixed 600kg and Men’s 640kg indoor events, and the Men’s 600kg, Men’s 640kg, Men’s 680kg, and Men’s Interstate 680kg outdoor events.
Treasurer Dana Wyhoon says the club has always done well at Nationals, but had unprecedented success this year after adopting the ‘European’ style of carrying the rope.
Club member Geoff Findlay will now be heading off to represent Australia at the World Championships in South Africa in September.
Dana said the Nationals highlighted what a great, family-orientated sport tug of war was, with club president Bryan Rowe and his 13-year-old son Jamie winning gold together in one of the men’s events.
“It’s great to go away together to competitions. The team really supports each other,” Dana said, encouraging anyone aged 13 and up interested in trying out a different way to keep fit to come along to one of the club’s Tuesday or Thursday night training sessions at the Korumburra Showgrounds.
“We welcome new members, male and female, of all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to have big muscles. There are different weight divisions and men’s and mixed events. Often the better competitions are in the lighter weight divisions.”
If you’re interested in having a go or finding out more, contact Bryan Rowe on 0400 717 141, or head down to the Korumburra Showgrounds at 6.30pm on Tuesday or Thursday.
National triumph for tug of war club