A local Samford Tug Of War team the ‘Brisbane Bulldogs’ has recently returned from the Australian championships in Evans Head, New South Wales laden with medals.
Although the competition was fierce this local team won gold medals in seven weight divisions across indoor and outdoor catagories at the Australian titles. Additional Silver and Gold medals were also won in other catagories.
Amongst the team are local Samford resident of 30 years, Paul ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and 13 year old daughter Georgie Fitzgerald. Between them they won four gold medals.
Georgie is an outstanding competitor and this is a phenomenal achievment as at only being 13 years of age, she is competing against grown men in the competitions. Additionally, Georgie and Paul have been selected to compete in the 2020 World Games in China.
Tug Of War is a true non-contact competitive sport suitable for a wide range of abilities. The sport is fully inclusive, it has been found especially suitable for individuals who would like to participate but lack the coordination/technical skills required in other sports, such as football.
Tug of War is a sport where every member of the team is equal. To succeed a team has to work together, encouraging true cooperation and team discipline.
Why not give Tug Of War a go, all you need is a long sleeve rugby/football-type shirt and footwear with smooth soles and heels with no spikes or studs.
The Brisbane Bulldogs train every Sunday in Samford. If you are interested in joining the team or have any queries call Fitzy on 0458 844 080.