The Sports Shear Australia National Shearing and Wool Handling Competition was held in Jamestown over the weekend of October 21st and 22nd.
The event began with a delicious well organised meal in the Memorial Hall on Friday 20th October. Close to 300 people attended the dinner and celebrated the team selections for the 2023 competition.
170 competitors from Tasmania, Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland competed for National titles over the weekend as well as New Zealand competitors who competed with the best from Australia in the Trans Tasman events held on the Saturday evening.
Over 600 people enjoyed the weekends competition with events in Shearing, Wool Handling and Blade Shearing that included Novice, Intermediate, Senior and Open sections, plus state team events and the Trans Tasman.
Many who attended commented on how well run the Jamestown event was and commended the success down to the organisational committees and the Jamestown community.
“On behalf of Matt Scharkie, Steph Lunn and Jenni-lee Case we would like to extend a huge thank you to our committee and the extended Jamestown community for your support, guidance and dedication to assisting us host the 2023 Shearing and Wool Handling Nationals event.
For our first time hosting this event, it was a huge success and provided great social and economic value to the community. We were blown away by the generosity of local businesses and volunteers in making the weekend possible. In particular, we would like to thank our main sponsors; Sparks Farming, Shear Magic, Rices Creek Poll Merinos, Elders and Nutrien Ag for their generous contributions.”
Well done to the Matt Scharkie and the Nationals team members (including the Jamestown Show) who pulled this event together!