Skiers make a splash

Stan­thorpe forms its very own wa­ter­ski­ing club

Stanthorpe Border Post - - SPORT -

WATERSKIIERS in town have a new club to call their own.

The Stan­thorpe Water­ski Club has come to­gether as a place for lo­cal ski­iers to meet and learn from ea­chother.

Club pres­i­dent Tony Webb said the club was look­ing for any­one who was in­ter­est­ing in water­ski sport or wanted to learn more about wa­ter­ski­ing to sign up.

He hoped by in­creas­ing mem­ber­ship they would be able to bring pro­fes­sional coaches to Storm King Dam.

“A few of the kids are pretty handy, and I think they just need some ex­pert coaches which will help them out im­mensely,” Webb said.

“By get­ting num­bers we can get bet­ter coaches up here to help the kids and the par­ents out.”

He said the club was open to any­one of any age group.

“The one good thing about wa­ter­ski­ing is when you go into a com­pe­ti­tion it’s prob­a­bly one of the only sports where you don’t go in age groups, you go in di­vi­sion.

“So me ,be­ing 43 years old, could be up against a 10-year-old.”

Webb said once the club was up and run­ning they hoped to have their own com­pe­ti­tions and fun day events.

They also planned to pur­chase a Slalom course for Storm King Dam.

The Stan­thorpe Water­ski club will be have a meet­ing at the RSL tonight at 7pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Tony Webb on

0412 980 745.

PHOTO: FILE

MAK­ING WAVES: A new wa­ter­ski­ing club has started on the Gran­ite Belt.

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