SKIPPING ALONG: The Skipperoos show off their skills at Grafton Shoppingworld while fundraising to go to the world titles.
SKIPPING ALONG: The Skipperoos show off their skills at Grafton Shoppingworld while fundraising to go to the world titles.

Skip & a jump from Toronto

By SALLY GORDON

sally.gordon@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE Yamba Skipperoos are bounding closer and closer to their fundraising goal.

For the past few months, five female skipperoos and their coach Peter Hickey have been rattling the can to raise $3500 for each skipper to attend the FISAC World Skipping Titles in Toronto. The team leaves for Toronto on July 17.

They will compete in eight events in the 12-year-old to 17-year-old division.

So far, each Skipperoo has $1500 tucked away in their travel kitty.

Australian Rope Skipping Association kicked off their fundraising with a $400 donation to each competitor, while the community has pitched in a massive $1100 for each girl.

Mr Hickey said the girls had been training three to four days every week and had been extremely busy putting on public demonstrations.

"We've been really, really busy

'There's going to be some really tough competition over there.'

putting on shows and demonstrations at a number of locations including Grafton Shoppingworld and the Caroona Senior's group," he said.

"There's going to be some really tough competition over there so they're just hoping to compete to the best of their ability."

Catch the Yamba Skipperoos on May 20 at the Yamba Cinema, where they will be putting on a show for the premiere of the blockbuster movie The Da Vinci Code.



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