Courage at the Macksville Competition for Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Life Saving Club

FAMILY CREW: Rex, Craig and Peta Shelton.
FAMILY CREW: Rex, Craig and Peta Shelton.

 

RECENTLY, the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Life Saving Club created history by winning a World Championship Gold Medal at Glenelg Beach in Adelaide.

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Now the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Life Saving family of Peta, Craig and Rex Shelton has achieved another first, all taking to the same boat to compete in the Whale Cup at Macksville/Scotts Head.

“Peta, Craig and Rex, as in Mum, Dad and Son, all rowed in the same crew,” Peter Rogers told News Of The Area.

“It’s never been done before, and especially special for Peta after what she has gone through recently.”

For the past 11 months, Peta Shelton, has been undergoing cancer treatment, involving chemo, radiation and surgery, just three months ago.

Peta Shelton said, “I never thought I would ever achieve this enormous milestone after the treatment I received.”

“My boys are ecstatic and my little girl watched on and it left her talking about her mummy with pride.”

The Whale Cup is a race where there are two male and two female rowers.

“When Peta agreed to row James Fitzpatrick jumped at the opportunity to sweep them, and Megan Elizabeth joined them to make up the crew.”

“Peta had previously rowed in the Clubs open women’s crew last year, Craig has been a Masters rower and son Rex has just started rowing in a fast emerging talented U/19 crew, “ Peter said.

“We all know what Peta has gone through the past year, so what a fantastic effort and great thing to do with the family, in not the calmest of surf conditions on the day.”

The Shelton family and crew finished second in their event, now only one point off a top of the table finish.

 

By: Margie TIERNEY

 

MACKSVILLE/SCOTTS HEAD STREET SERIES: Whale Cup Crew from Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest.
MACKSVILLE/SCOTTS HEAD STREET SERIES: Whale Cup Crew from Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest.

 

FAMILY CREW: Rex, Craig and Peta Shelton.
FAMILY CREW: Rex, Craig and Peta Shelton.

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