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Wool winners show their shear delight

Bob GarnantCountryman
WA Competition Shearing Association circuit winners for 2019 included Luke Harding (third), Callum O'Brien (second), and Damien Boyle (first), pictured with Heiniger sponsor representative Don Boyle.
Camera IconWA Competition Shearing Association circuit winners for 2019 included Luke Harding (third), Callum O'Brien (second), and Damien Boyle (first), pictured with Heiniger sponsor representative Don Boyle. Credit: Countryman

The WA Competition Shearing Association has celebrated its top performers of 2019 at a function in Williams, highlighting a stellar year of wool shearing.

The end of year dinner and circuit winner awards were held at the Williams District Club on Saturday and attended by 50 shearing and wool handling competitors, organisers and judges.

WACSA chairman Kevin Lawrence thanked all the winners, competitors, organisers and judges for their support and participation at events during the year.

“We particularly thank all the sponsors for their support,” he said.

Mr Lawrence said the team selected to represent WA would be competing at the Australian National Shearing and Wool Handling titles in Dubbo from today until Saturday at the town’s showgrounds.

Tambellup shearer Damien Boyle, who placed first in the 2019 WACSA open shearing circuit awards, his 23rd title, said he was looking forward to treading the boards at Dubbo.

“The competition will include the best shearers in the country, which is excellent preparation for Trans Tasman and world championship events that are the next step up,” he said.

“Competitors from across Australia will compete for shearing and wool handling titles.”

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