Rac­ing on one ski

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT - Erica Mur­ree

COOPER Anne Fother­ing­ham wants to rep­re­sent her home­town and Par­adise Dam in com­pet­i­tive-water-ski­ing.

But she needs spon­sor­ship.

The Biggen­den lo­cal has been water­ski­ing for 11 years, and for the past two years she has been mas­ter­ing one ski.

“Ever since I was lit­tle, I have liked the sport,” Fother­ing­ham said.

“It is fast, fun, ex­cit­ing. I get to meet new peo­ple and travel to new­places.”

She has her sights set on com­pet­ing in ski drag rac­ing and en­durance. Races are held ev­ery month at Sandy Hook, Bund­aberg and on rivers in Queens­land and north­ern New South Wales.

Fother­ing­ham said she would be com­pet­ing as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Par­adise Dam at Biggen­den in the ju­nior di­vi­sion 80kmh cat­e­gory.

Par­adise Dam man­ager Corey Goldie said he was “very ex­cited” about spon­sor­ing Fother­ing­ham. Mr Goldie do­nated $1200 to­wards her safety gear.

“It is good to see Cooper and her fam­ily at the dam for train­ing,” he said.

“They nor­mally try to get out here each week­end, weather per­mit­ting.”

HOME­TOWN GAL: Cooper Anne Fother­ing­ham has mas­tered the art of ski­ing on one ski.

Cooper Anne Fother­ing­ham.

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