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Bre girls get to meet Olympic Champ Sara Carrigan

From left: Belinda Boney, Natalie Boney, Gypsy Walker, Lacey Boney, Cloe Grant, Buffy Gordon, Sara Carrigan, Jarcinta Bennett, Urayne Warraweena, and John Reidy. Photo contributed.

This year’s Tour de OROC included the chance for cyclists to rub shoulders with two Olympic champions of the sport, Brad McGee, and Sara Carrigan.

But the local riders weren’t the only ones - some excited young women at Brewarrina also met Sara during her time in town.

Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) not only had their CEO, John Reidy taking part in the race (with no ambulance required as was the case last year!), but some members got a special invitation to meet champion, Sara Carrigan, who won the gold medal in the women’s road race in the 2004 Olympics.

The young ladies from the organisation’s Tomorrow’s CEO’s program joined Sara and the other riders for dinner at the Brewarrina RSL during their stop in the town.

The Tomorrow’s CEO program, which has been running at Brewarrina LALC for almost 12 months is all about engaging school leavers and offering job opportunities.

“Having our young women from the Tomorrow’s CEO’s Program meeting such inspiring and influential people has opened their eyes to the world of possibilities out there,” a Brewarrina LALC spokesperson said.[…]

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