EDIT RIAL Ski club ‘shows’ its worth
It was great news to here that the Mulwala Water Ski Club is set to host some of the best show skiers in the world after winning its bid to host the 2020 Ski Show World Championships.
But it’s not by fluke this has happened. The ski club has for many years built on its reputation as being one of, if not the most successful and largest water ski club in the southern hemisphere.
Nationally and internationally the club has put Yarrawonga Mulwala on the map, attracting world class athletes for training and events.
Since the club was established in 1982 it has hosted many national and international skiing events including the Junior World Championships and the World Disabled Championships.
The Max Kirwin Ski Park has played a big part in attracting these events and was also important in the 2020 Ski Show World Championships bid.
But also crucial to the success of the ski club are its skiing members.
Remarkably the Australian Ski Show team of 35 featured 24 skiers from the Mulwala Water Ski Club and were only beaten by the might of the US team.
The team was headed up by locals Brant Ryan and Pete O’Neill, the team’s two show directors that have put on local and national ski shows in Mulwala.
The hard work and dedication of these members is shown with their success and ability to attract these events.
Now the club’s board will embark on a further upgrade of the park in readiness for the 2020 event, which will not only put the club on the national and international map again, but will assist in attracting further important events to the community.