Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Norths Push Hard to Honour Their Mate at Head of the River Rowing Competition

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Norths Push Hard to Honour Their Mate at Head of the River Rowing Competition

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Byline: Emma Reid emma.reid@news-mail.com.au

"HE'LL be with us every stroke of the way."

The students at North Bundaberg State High school believe Thomas Walker's spirit will help them dominate in this years rowing competition.

The Head of The River championship is an annual event held between high school across the Bundaberg region.

North High's 24 rowers will give it their all fighting to win in the name of Thomas.

Thomas was killed in a road accident on Moore Park Rd in December.

His sister Chelsea Walker said Thomas was a big part of rowing teams in Bundaberg and it was nice to see his spirit live on through his friends.

"Our dad always rowed when he was younger and he got Tom in to it and he just loved it," she said.

The two rowing captains, Luke Laven and Georgia Haupt, were Thomas's best mate and girlfriend and now they wear a Boral hat to honour him.

"Tom had a Boral hat and he wore it everywhere. Now they do," Chelsea said. …

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