File size must be less than 2Mb
You must have online publishing permission or full ownership of this image
File types (jpg, png, gif)
29 November 2023
Nhill siblings Josh Bone and Kirsty Pollock, with teammates Marlene Whittle and Phil Edwards, won a teams event at National Shearing and Wool Handling Championships.
Shearers, Mr Bone and Mr Edwards, and wool handlers Mrs Pollock and Ms Whittle, represented Victoria at the Sports Shear Australia event in Jamestown, South Australia.
Mrs Pollock said the team won by nearly 20 points against the other states.
She said teams were judged on time and quality of work.
Article continues below
“You compete on your own and as a team – Josh finished third and was selected in the Australian team,” Mrs Pollock said.
“Marlene is my best friend and she was also selected for the Australian team.”
Mrs Pollock said it was special to compete with her brother and best friend and have the success they did.
“I know Josh and Phil are high-quality shearers and Marlene and I know how each other work, so while we didn’t go in thinking we would win, we knew we would work well as a team,” she said.
“You have to think positive and know it’s not going to be easy, but still believe in yourself.
“I have been trying to make the Victorian team for seven years, so it was amazing to get there and then win.”
Mrs Pollock said Mr Bone and Ms Whittle would compete and represent Australia at the Trans-Tasman Golden Shears competition in New Zealand next year.
“They will compete individually and as a team,” she said.
“Anyone can go, so I wasn’t going to be left behind and I will be competing individually there, too.”
The entire November 29, 2023 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!
The entire November 29, 2023 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!