Australian champions to hit the water at Moree Ski Park’s come-and-try long weekend


Moree Water Ski Club this long weekend welcomes everyone from across the district – and beyond – to view the ongoing project that is the Moree Water Park and to come and try a water-sport relatively new to Moree.

The South Queensland Barefoot Water Ski Club is heading to the black-soil plains to hold a tournament at the purpose-built Moree Water Ski Lakes complex in conjunction with the local club – and all locals are invited to come along.

Club spokesperson Guy Brabrook says spectators and newcomers to the sport are welcome to come along and watch barefoot skiing at its best.

Performing will be Australian senior jump record-holder Cameron Smith, open men’s jump record-holder Chris Marrinan, senior women’s skier Katina Davis and junior boys’ jump world champion Tee-Jay Russo.

Smith is back on Australian shores after ranking fourth in the senior men’s jump at the world championships in Canada, where Davis ranked fifth in the senior women’s event.

Russo is also the current junior boys’ jump Australian record-holder.

 “This is a chance to see the park being used enthusiastically by skilled sportsmen and sportswomen from outside our region embracing our site and we encourage our locals to enjoy it also,” Brabrook said.

Come and try days will be conducted from early Saturday and Sunday mornings up until around 2pm.

“Come and check out how the club operates and meet our members – everyone is welcome,” Brabrook said.

WAWA (Waterski and Wakeboard Australia) membership is required or weekend event passes can be purchased for $10 plus a fee to ski.

“Just turn up and talk to a club member and we will get you on the water,” Brabrook said.