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Fab Five determined to lead Australia to victory

Article published in Quest Albert and Logan News on April 13th 2017.


The Logan City Inline Speed Club will be behind Australia's push to take out the Oceania Inline Speed Skating Championships this weekend.

Picture: PETER CRONIN Craig Hill, Rob Cook, Neale Clancy, Samon Lee and Stephen Hampson from the Logan City Inline Speed Club.

Five skaters from the Hillcrest-basd club - Rob Cook, Craig Hill, Samon Lee, Stephen Hampson and Neal Clancy - will line up for the green and gold at the championships which start at Nundah on Sunday.

They will go head-to-head with fellow club member Lynley Crawford who has been selected for New Zealand.

"To have six skaters selected for their country is great for the club," Cook said. "Part of it is the development of the club. There are a lof of people who help out at the club and push those skaters up.

"The younger ones also look up to the older skaters in the group and the kids are seeing a high level of skating at the club to look up to."

While the Aussies will no doubt be looking to get on over Crawford, Cook said it was important all of the skaters played their role for the team.

"It's always nice to get one over New Zealand," Cook said.

"They place everyone from first to last and give points for each position so it's about getting as many points as you can for your country to help them to victory."

Hampson lauded the skaters' commitment and the quality of training at Logan City Inline Speed Club.

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