Wooli knows how to pull a crowd

WOOLI'S population will swell tomorrow with the staging of the annual national goanna pulling championships.

In addition to goanna pulling, people will line the streets for a parade that runs from the main street to the caravan park.

The day will also include family tug of war games, a brick carrying contest for men and women, as well as food and craft stalls. President of the Wooli Sports Club, Bruce Bird, said the day was always interesting and a lot of fun.

"The day starts at around 8am with the parade, while registration for goanna pulling starts at 8.45," he said.

The goanna pulling competition will be held at the Wooli Sports Ground and is open to anyone.

For those unfamiliar with goanna pulling, contestants have to lie on their stomach with their necks in the air with a thick leather belt around their neck. The belt is attached to their opponent's belt. And to win they have to drag their opponent to their side.

"It's called goanna pulling as goannas fight with their necks," Mr Bird said.



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