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Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships Wooli

Wooli Sports Grounds, North Street, Wooli NSW 2462
6 Oct 2019 - Sunday 6th October 9am to 4pm
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The 34th Australian National Goanna Pulling Championships are being held Sunday 6th October 2019 at the Wooli Sports Grounds. Money raised from this Event is spent on projects to improve local Wooli community facilities. The Goanna Pulling Day puts a focus back on outdoors fun with a uniquely Australian feel. Goanna Pulling combines a full day of sporting events for all age groups plus loads of market stalls, food and drink outlets and hugely popular jumping castles. All of this takes place in the stunning village of Wooli NSW, a place surrounded by pristine river and ocean waterways and the magnificent Yuragir National Park. The Goanna Pulling Events, you'll be pleased to know, in no way involve any of our gorgeous local fauna. Instead people compete on the revered Grand Goanna Mound where competitors compete in weight-based divisions. Division winners receive an engraved Division Championship belt and winners and runners-up receive cash prizes. The Heavyweight Champion receives a Championship Belt, $500 cash and has their name engraved on the Bob Pollard Memorial Trophy. Apart from Goanna Pulling there are Tug O War Events; NSW Federation of Axemen Woodchop Events; Sprint Races; Three-Legged Races; Brick Carrying Races. Total prize money for the full day's events is over $6000.00. Enjoy a variety of food and drinks or have a refreshing ale at the beer tent while watching the Woodchop. In keeping with our reptilian theme the fascinating Snake Tails Australian Reptile Show will be with us again this year as will the popular jumping castles from Showtime Castles. Kids all-day passes to the jumping castles are $5.00 per day per child. Gate money raised on the day is split between our three local volunteer organisations - the Wooli-Yuragir SES, Wooli Volunteer Bushfire Brigade and Marine Rescue Wooli. Over 3000 people attended last year's event and the Organising Committee is working hard to ensure this year's event is equally successful. Stallholder applications are open so please contact Jane via email on wooli@goannpulling.com.au This is a great day out for all age groups. See you there!