War medals

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

A GROUP of lo­cal men have shown off their strength in the sport of tug of war to win medals over east.

A GROUP of lo­cal men have shown off their strength to win a num­ber of medals over east.

West Coast Tug of War was formed ear­li­est this year at the St Pa­trick’s Day Fes­ti­val by ex­pe­ri­enced tug-of-war puller and Lath­lain res­i­dent Jonathan Flem­ming.

The team com­peted at the na­tional ti­tles, which were held in Muswell­brook and Aberdeen in New South Wales, on June 30 and July 1.

At the Na­tional In­door Ti­tles, West Coast won gold in the 600kg, 640kg, 680kg and 720kg cat­e­gories.

Aberdeen High­land Show hosted the na­tional ti­tles, where West Coast won sil­ver in the 600kg, 640kg, 680kg and 720kg cat­e­gories.

West Coast Tug of War rep­re­sented WA in the In­ter­state Ti­tle, tak­ing the gold, the first time WA has won the In­ter­state Tro­phy.

Team mem­ber and Carlisle res­i­dent Michael Moor­head said the men were all of Ir­ish her­itage and were “strong enough” for the com­pe­ti­tions.

“On the first day of the com­pe­ti­tion, we did 24 or 25 pulls and on the sec­ond day we did 37 pulls,” he said.

“We were all a bit sore and sorry for the next few days af­ter the event.

“We didn’t ex­pect to do so well, we just had a bit of a go at it.”Moor­head said the team hoped to com­pete in the World Cham­pi­onships in China next year. The team in­cludes: Jonathan Flem­ming (Lath­lain), Brian McCon­nell (Queens Park), Se­nan Gaynor (Cloverdale), Michael Moor­head (Carlisle), Da­nial Walker (Bel­mont), Mathew Bis­sett (Bel­mont). Coach on the day was Colm O'Ha­gan.

West Coast Tug of War in com­pe­ti­tion.

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