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24 May, 2021

Tablelands club shows their pedigree

A SMALL barefoot waterskiing club has shown that quality is better than quantity after four of their skiers became division champions after the recent QLD State Titles.

By Rhys Thomas

Four members of the Northern Region Barefoot Water Ski Club all returned from the recent QLD State Title Series, division champions

A SMALL barefoot waterskiing club has shown that quality is better than quantity after four of their skiers became division champions after the recent QLD State Titles.

The series was held in Canungra in southern Queensland at the start of May with Katina Davis, Darren Rogers, Lindsie Jack and Mark Mulford of Northern Region Barefoot Water Ski Club all coming back division champions.

Katina took out the Senior Women’s division, Darren the Masters Men’s champion, Lindsie the Junior Girls champion and Mark the Sub Junior Boys Champion.

Only being a small club running out of Tinaroo, having four out of four division champions is welcome news to club president and champion skier, Katina Davis.

“In the past we’ve had less skiers go to states, so this is the first time we’ve had four skiers at states,” she said. 

“We’re only a tiny club and slowly building so it was awesome to take four skiers and those four skiers coming away as champions in their divisions.

“We we’re very happy with that, you don’t just go there to come home with a trophy to go to perform your best.” 

Several of the skiers not only beat out their competitors but themselves, securing new personal bests.

Unlike other clubs that take wintertime off due to the cold weather, Katina and the skiers in the Northern Regional Barefoot Water Ski Club use this time to train and hone their skills before competition time. 

“We ski through winter to train and to learn, so come summer we can put it all together,” Katina said. 

To support the small growing club and keep track of their exploits search them up on Facebook and let them know your rooting for them.


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