Currumbin Surfboat Crew’s Date with Her Majesty

9 May 2012 11:43 AMJann Stuckey

Jann with crew members Sarah Handley and Leah Billing

9th May 2012

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, is getting behind the Currumbin Under-23 women’s surfboat crew selected to represent Currumbin and Australia in the Queen’s Jubilee pageant.

On Sunday 3rd June 2012, over one thousand boats will muster on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen to take part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

“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 hardworking crew has gained selection after only one season of rowing together. 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.

“They are to be acknowledged and thanked for the important role they play in our community.

“I wish the girls every success in this pageant and trust they will do themselves, their families and their country proud.