Springsure swimmer Lane Haw was named Age Champion for boys 13 years.
Springsure swimmer Lane Haw was named Age Champion for boys 13 years.

Stingers make a splash

SPRINGSURE Stingers Swim Club has taken out the Bauhinia Shire Shield after amassing more than 400 points last Saturday.

On a day where more than 80 swimmers from four clubs including Clermont, Emerald and Blackwater took to the water, the Stingers made a great return to the winner's podium, taking out eight age champion trophies.

President Anto Mattey congratulated the team on its fine win.

"Congratulations to all the Springsure Stingers that swam in the carnival, you all did an amazing job," he told them.

"Your good sportsmanship was awesome."

Springsure won the shield with a total of 408 points ahead of Emerald on 328, Clermont on 136 and Blackwater with 67.

The Aggregate Shield was won by Emerald with 13.66 points, followed by Clermont on 12.36. Springsure had 8.86.


Bauhinia Shire Shield Age Champions


6 years - Adele Shaw

7 years - Heidi Broughton

8 years - Hayley Plate

9 years - Maddison Adams

10 years - Mackenzie Reid

11 years -Bridget Young

12 years - Matilda Gordon

13 years - Adrienne Geary

14 years - Tori Edmistone

15 years - Courtney Dollard


6 years - Sam Young

7 years - Mitch Baker

8 years - Nick Walters

9 years - Bradley Russell

10 years - Max Daunt

11 years - Corbin Plate

12 years - Gus Roberts

13 years - Lane Haw

14 years - Brodie Mahady

15 years - Brock Warner

Maternity unit safe

Maternity unit safe

Promising future for Emerald maternity services

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Gemfest a 'huge party'

Heart of event hasn't changed.

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

Hay runs delivering hope to CQ farmers

A Springsure local took to the road last Friday for a hay run.

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