Cheyanne Girvan and Jackson Standen have done Bombala proud, representing NSW in an invitational five-race series against Tasmania’s U21s in competitions across the Apple Isle.
The pair competed across the five venues – Latrobe, Devonport, Launceston, Burnie and Gowrie Park – from December 27 to January 1.
In an outstanding effort, Girvan and Standen won the Open Double Handed Sawing Handicap at Latrobe.
Girvan then paired up with Victoria’s Andrew Kelly to win the Jack and Jill at Gowrie Park.
At Burnie, Girvan again teamed up with Kelly to take out the Jack and Jill, and then placed second in the Open Double Handed Sawing – making it three firsts and a second from four events.
In the teams relay, Girvan and Standen sawed strongly but went down 5-nil to the reigning champions, Tasmania.
“It was a great trip and we’d like to thank the South East Axemen’s Association for helping us get there, the NSW Axemen’s Association for giving us the chance to represent our state once again and to both Noel and Trish Marsh for being our managers and organising everything,” Girvan said.
“It was my last chance to represent NSW on the U21 side – Tasmania allowed me compete because my birthday was so close to the races.
“I am very grateful and privileged to have been the first girl on the team and to have been given such a great opportunity. I wish the team all the best in the future,” she said.