Nowra and Castle Hill Showgirls head for Sydney Royal

Nowra and Castle Hill Showgirls head for Sydney Royal

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See all the photos from, and meet the winners of, the Zone 2 Showgirl finals hosted by Luddenham Show Society.


Showgirls representing Nowra and Castle Hill will compete for the title of Sydney Royal Showgirl after being announced winners at the Zone 2 finals.

The evening was hosted by Luddenham Show Society and held at the Hubertus Club on Saturday. 

The judges were impressed with all of the girls passion for agriculture and their plans to continue to make a difference to their local communities and show societies.

The winners Lainie Anderson (Castle Hill) and Sammy Spark (Nowra) are looking forward to the experience of moving onto the next section of The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl competition.

Lainie completed high school at Ulladulla before moving to the city to complete Bachelor of Psychology, Postgraduate Certificate in Criminology and Master in Health Service Management.  

Lainie is business manager of cardiology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and is looking to pursue opportunities through NSW Health system as a leader and innovator in management with the end goal to return home to Milton-Ulladulla area in a senior hospital management position and work to bridge the gap between acute patient facilities and community services.  

Through her community involvement including In2uni program and ASC Next Generation Delegate Lainie hopes to continue to engage with youth and promote the agricultural show movement. 

As director and secretary of Marrickville Legal Centre, which provides free legal advice to vulnerable people throughout NSW, Lainie has assisted in the integration of community legal services and health providers.  

Lainie's many interests include tennis, cooking, Tough Mudder competitions and volunteering at many events throughout the year.

Sammy Spark is a fourth year veterinary science student at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and aspires to be a large animal veterinarian working in a rural or regional community in a mixed practice.

She grew up in the town of Nowra and is heavily involved in her community volunteering and working casually as a vet nurse at Bombaderry Vet Hospital and participated in the Shoalhaven Women's Conference to promote education after high school.

Within the university community Sammy is a residential advisor which involves organising community events and helping students settle into university life.  

Sammy's hobbies include netball, charity football games, swimming and snorkeling at Jervis Bay.

The two winners were chosen out of competitive line up of 13 showgirls and the other finalists in Zone 2 were Rebecca Quinn, Albion Park; Tegan Burt, Berry; Alyssa Malano, Blacktown; Corrine Fulford, Camden; Brontai Sams, Frenchs Forest; Sharne Haskins, Hawkesbury; Christie Arthur, Kiama; Khristel Szczyglel, Luddenham; Teagan Wilford, Milton; Georgia Sherborn, Robertson and Maddison Hawkins, St Ives.

The judges were David Williams OAM, Director ASC, Clare Robinson, 2010 Sydney Showgirl winner and Kerri Randall from The Land.


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