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Rock'n'rollers bring back swag of prizes

Club dominated the categories

NEIL RATLEY
Last updated 05:00 24/07/2013
Invercargill Rock'n'Roll Club
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FANCY FOOTWORK: Invercargill Rock'n'Roll Club members Joe Robins, 15, and Molly Wheeley, 13, are on a high after a successful trip to the South Island Interclub Competition in Christchurch on Saturday.

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Invercargill Rock'n'Roll Club members dominated the dance floor at the South Island Interclub Rock'n'Roll Challenge in Christchurch at the weekend.

Club president Karl Herman said the team of junior and senior competitors came back with a staggering 12 first-place results, eight second places and eight third places.

"It was a great effort and the club dominated the categories during the day," he said.

The Invercargill club was going from strength to strength and was now recognised as the biggest junior club in New Zealand, he said.

"We have become a big beast and a major force at competitions."

However, the club's ethos was about more than just winning, he said.

"It still comes down to having fun and hopefully from that stems success."

Junior club members Laura Beer, 11, and Chloe Hewitt, 13, came away with several awards and said the South Island championships were a great experience.

The club will hold its championships on August 3 and Mr Herman said the event would provide an opportunity for Southlanders to catch the city's talented crop of rock'n'roll performers in action.

The event will be held at James Hargest Senior Campus gymnasium, with a $5 entry fee.

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- The Southland Times

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