Jann with Currumbin Viragos.jpg Jann Stuckey MP with crew members Sarah Handley and Leah Billing.
Jann with Currumbin Viragos.jpg Jann Stuckey MP with crew members Sarah Handley and Leah Billing. supplied

Crew to row on the Thames

A CURRUMBIN surfboat crew is heading to the United Kingdom to participate in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

On June 3, the under-23 women's surfboat crew will join over 1000 boats on the River Thames for the pageant.

Currumbin MP Jann Stuckey was getting behind the crew offering a donation.

"I wholeheartedly congratulate the Currumbin Viragos crew on being selected to participate in this historic event," Ms Stuckey said.

"As the member for Currumbin I am delighted to be able to offer my support and donate funds to the crew to help cover the costs involved with participating in this exciting opportunity.

"The members of the crew - Leah Billing, Rachel Kilmartin, Sarah Handley and Caitlin McConnel - should be soundly congratulated for their efforts and extremely proud of the opportunity to represent their community and country at this world class event."

Crew member Caitlin McConnel said rowing in the Queens Jubilee will be an incredible opportunity.

"We are really looking forward to flying the flag not only for Currumbin and Surf Lifesaving Australia, but for all Australians who currently represent Australia internationally in their chosen professional fields," Ms McConnel said.

"The girls train on the Brisbane River during the week and volunteer their time for the Currumbin Surf Rescue team at the Currumbin Beach on weekends," Ms Stuckey said.



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