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Setting A Cracking Pace

It’s a far cry from the netball and touch fields of our Year 11 Boarders and Day girls.

But Georgia Pitman feels right at home, as she rhythmically cracks whips like she’s composing an orchestra.

When you see her in action, it’s not hard to believe she holds the title of Australian Junior Champion in the unique sport.

So far, she’s beat every boy and girl in her field. And it’s all thanks to her little brother.

“My little brother taught me how to crack a whip, with the help of some family friends. He claims that every time I win anything.”

Georgia lives on a property in Moree, around three hours drive from Toowoomba.

“At home I help Dad on the farm. We have a cattle farm, on about three and a half thousand acres.”

The 16 year old boards at Fairholme College, and loves to play Touch football.

“It’s just lots of fun, there’s always people around, there’s lots of laughing.”

But this weekend, she’ll be at her cracking best, with a couple of whips in hand.

“I’m travelling to Boonah at the weekend for the Queensland whip cracking titles. It’s only a little sport so we have about 7 of us at the State Titles, in a mixed competiton.”

The competition gets underway on Saturday.

Setting A Cracking Pace