Katie Wicks will be showing off her skills at Coffs Harbour Show.
Katie Wicks will be showing off her skills at Coffs Harbour Show.

Whip cracking comp at Coffs Show

ONE of the many highlights of the 2010 Coffs Harbour Show will be talented 17-year-old whip cracker Katie Wicks from Gunnedah.

Katie has been travelling extensively and cracking her stockwhips for more than nine years and was ladies runner-up at this year’s Australian Whip Cracking Titles held at the 2010 Canberra Show.

Earlier this year she spent time in Canada on a student exchange tour travelling around the country to display her skill with the stockwhip.

The Wicks family has also travelled all over Australia to crack whips in a number of competitions and mother, Narelle Wicks, credits the many long hours of practise for their success.

Katie and her dad, Steven, will hold demonstrations during the show on Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9.

They will also offer coaching sessions to children in preparation for the Coffs Harbour Show Whip Cracking Competition being held on Saturday afternoon.

The prizes on offer include a leather stockwhip and ribbons to fourth or fifth place in three divisions as well as cash prizes totalling $150.

For anyone looking to fine-tune their technique or just get cracking, get along to the local show where the Wicks family will be happy to share some tips.

For more information on the 2010 Coffs Harbour Agricultural Show or the Coffs Harbour Show Whip Cracking Competition on May 8 go to www.coffsharbourshow society.com.au, email coffsshow@aim.com or phone secretary John Sjolander 0428 523 559.



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