Jimboomba family head to sword competition

REPRESENTATIVE: Tara and Shane Billington sparring. Photo: Supplied
REPRESENTATIVE: Tara and Shane Billington sparring. Photo: Supplied

The Billington family need some help to head away to New Zealand to represent Australia in the Nationals competition for Haidong Gumdo.

Haidong Gumbo is the art of Korean swords and competitors can take part in sparring or cutting.

In order to help fund their trip they are hosting a cent auction at Jimboomba Hall on June 24.

Shane and his daughters Tara and Katherine, both 14, are all competing for the first time in the international round during September.

Mrs Billington said they had lots of business support for prizes and were ready for everyone to come an join them on the day.

“We want everyone to come along and have a fun afternoon,” she said.

“We even have catering assistance from the Chicks Conquering Cancer, as I have been a chick in need of help.

“A lot of people love cent auctions and we thought what a great way to help out a local sporting family.”

Doors open at Jimboomba Hall at 12noon on June 24.

Contact Mrs Billington for more information on 0421 314 492.