Good luck to our Commonwealth Games representatives
It only seems like yesterday we were cheering on local Olympic hockey gold medallist Steve Mowlam at the 2004 Athens Games and more recently golfing great Marcus Fraser and trap shooter James Willett at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Not too many towns can boast having one of their own competing in an Olympic or Commonwealth Games. Nor can they celebrate their champion winning a gold medal.
Next week we are fortunate to have three locally connected athletes representing Australia in their respective sports at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Former Corowa High School student James Willett will again shoot for gold in the double trap as will another local, Rutherglen’s Gaye Shale, who have both been selected in a 28-member Australian side. Gaye also competed at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
They will be joined by lawn bowling sensation Josh Thornton who will compete in the Open B6/B7/B8 AWD Triples events.
These athletes have sacrificed an enormous amount their life to reach the pinnacle of their sport and we now wish them all the very best as they represent our great sporting region.