Parade | St Pat’s women blowing their own trumpet

SNAPSHOT: Auctioneer James Walton helping out at a fundraising trivia night at Yetholme Community Hall on Saturday night. 081217ctractr12
SNAPSHOT: Auctioneer James Walton helping out at a fundraising trivia night at Yetholme Community Hall on Saturday night. 081217ctractr12

IT was great to see a Bathurst team featured on the NRL Footy Show last Thursday night.

But it wasn’t one of our men’s league sides – instead the women from the St Pat’s  league tag team were given their 15 minutes of fame.

All year the Footy Show has been running a victory song competition, encouraging league teams to send in a video of them belting out their team song after a win.

There is always plenty of chanting, clapping and banging of tables and walls, but the St Pat’s league tag entry came with a twist.

Rather than launching straight into their team song (When The Saints Go Marching In, of course), St Pat’s rendition began with a lone trumpeter playing a few bars.

The entry clearly impressed hosts Erin Molan and Paul Vautin, with “Fatty” go as far as to say: “We have had a lot of great entries … but, to me, that’s the best one I’ve seen. The introduction of the trumpet, a big plus.”

The St Pat’s women won $1000 for being the competition’s weekly winner and are now in the running to win the overall prize of $20,000 for their club.

Holy Family on sacred ground

WHILE we’re talking women’s sport, good luck also to the Holy Family School girls’ Australian rules team as they compete in the state finals of the Paul Kelly Cup down in Sydney on Monday.

Bathurst has a proud history in the state-wide competition in recent years, with Holy Family crowned champions in 2015 and the girls from Cathedral School reaching the semi-final stage in 2016.

Just getting this far means the Holy Family girls will play on the Sydney Cricket Ground – a dream for many young sportspeople.

No hurdle too much for Pearson

AND to complete the women in sport theme: How good was Sally Pearson’s win in the 100m hurdles at the world championships in London over the weekend?

Pearson has had to overcome plenty of hurdles on and off the track to get back to the top and will now set her sights on gold at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast – her home town – in 2018.