Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Giving It a Goanna Pull; Record Number of Entrants for Annual Championships

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Giving It a Goanna Pull; Record Number of Entrants for Annual Championships

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Byline: Jarrard Potter dailyexaminer.com.au

THERE might be a few complaints of sore necks on shoulders today in the aftermath of yesterday's Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships.

More than 3000 spectators flocked to Wooli to witness the spectacle, and event co-ordinator Leanne Plowman said there was no shortage of nominees across the weight divisions willing to take part in the competition and have a crack at the belt.

"The day was spectacular and the numbers were up from previous years," Mrs Plowman said.

"It was a bumper day where we had more than 60 nominations and they filled up all the events," she said.

"All the competitors, especially the girls, gave us a great show, with the goanna stare-off happening on many occasions which was great for the crowd to see that they take it seriously."

Wooli Goanna Championships Committee president Kellie Blacksell said the popularity of the event, now in its 31st year, was growing year by year, especially amongst women competitors. …

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