Sports Shear an outstanding success

17th March 2023

Sports Shear comes to Barraba – an astounding success!

The crowd began to build early on Saturday morning of the Show. At 9 am, as the Sports Shear and Wool Handling competition got underway, hundreds of people crowded the newly built shearing arena to watch eighty highly skilled men and women from all over NSW compete for the prizes and the prestige. This was the attraction the crowd came for, and they were not disappointed.

Chief Steward Jock Mallise, who led the team of volunteers who spent months building the facilities and promoting the event, was delighted. “I’d like to thank everybody that helped prior to, on the day, and afterwards,” Jock told me. “It was a brilliant team effort – we were able to provide the town and the surrounding area a glimpse of the industry I myself and many others love. Sports Shear in Barraba will definitely become an annual event.”

Jock said there were a few things to fine tune with the organisation of the day; but importantly Sports Shear and Wool Handling is now established and obviously appreciated in Barraba. “It is great to be a part of such a determined community,” Jock said.

RESULTS – 1.        Open Shearing

  1. Senior Shearing Division: 1st Ewan Winter, 2nd Zac Mallise, 3rd Kurt Layton, 4th Tim McKenzie