Furner speed shear attracts many in the region

Approximately 500 spectators and 90 shearers came out to the Furner Community Club last November, for the first speed shear in town since 2005.

The speed shear was organised to fundraise for the Royal Flying Doctors Service and Beyond Blue, with these two organisations being utilised regularly in the local area.

There was $10,000 in prize money up for grabs, and the organisers would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our sponsors – especially major sponsors Landmark Millicent, Harrold Transport, Baker Group, Cop Rice, Luke Clark Contracting, PHHS Millicent, D.R. & K.E. Wells Transport.

Thanks also go to the Millicent Lions Club, Millicent Rotary, and Beachport Lions Club for supporting the event and catering.

After fantastic support of the event, the Furner speed shear committee were pleased to present the Royal Flying Doctors service with a cheque donation for $10,000 and Beyond Blue for $1,000.

RESULTS

OPEN – 1st Jimmy Samuels 21.38 sec; 2nd Jovan Taiki 23.23 sec; 3rd Adam Brausch 23.68 sec; 4th Tiare Tipu 23.95 sec; 5th Chad Waihape 24.08 sec; 6th Tyson Scholz 25.5 sec; 7th Imran Sullivan 27.09 sec; 8th Cam Hicks 29.15 sec; 9th Rua Rickus 29.21 sec; and 10th Trev Wakefield 31.34 sec.

INTERMEDIATE - 1st Rawiri Sciascia 28.37 sec; 2nd Sam Chalker 32.61 sec; 3rd Petey Spilman 32.8 sec; 4th & best local Alister Geering 38.7 sec.

WOMENS - 1st Katie Reid 46.10 sec; 2nd Amelia Wood 51.03 sec; 3rd & best local Tegan Falkner 1m.02 sec; 4th Emily McKinnon 1m.43 sec.

VETERANS - 1st Stinger Nettle 35.16 sec; Richie Kirkland 36.3 sec; 3rd Milo Jones 53.89 sec.