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Lachlan Brooke of Tallebudgera takes on Joe Smith of Coffs Harbour under the watchful eye of judge Wayne Phillips at the Australian Goanna-Pulling Championships.
Lachlan Brooke of Tallebudgera takes on Joe Smith of Coffs Harbour under the watchful eye of judge Wayne Phillips at the Australian Goanna-Pulling Championships.

WHEN most people think about woodchopping, kids' rides, live music, sideshows and food, they're usually thinking about the show.

However, these are just some of the events planned for this year's Wooli Goanna-Pulling Championships on October 2.

One of the event's organisers, Margy Hewetson, said given it was the event's 25th anniversary, organisers had pulled out all stops to ensure this year's event was the biggest ever.

She said with the help of Clarence Valley Council, the Wooli Hotel Motel, and the Wooli River Lodges, the organisers had been able to put together a "cracker" schedule for the day.

Along with the goanna-pulling event, which is open to various age and weight divisions, there will also be a tug of war competition with teams from as far away as Maitland and Brisbane travelling to Wooli to compete.

There will also be brick-carrying races, whip-cracking demonstrations, live music from Norm Heinz, markets and lots more.

"We have got a lot of entertainment on offer - it's very orientated towards families plus anyone who likes a bit of rough and tumble Australiana," Ms Hewetson said.

The event will be held at the Wooli Sports ground on the Wooli Rd from 9am.

 

Activities

  • Woodchopping
  • Old Macdonald's Animal Farm
  • Jumping Castle
  • Titanic slide
  • Laser tag tent
  • Miniature train rides
  • Running races
  • Laughing clowns
  • Markets
  • Food stalls
  • Coopers Beer Tent

 


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