MEMBERS NEEDED: Hannah and Sharon Briggs and dog Reilly at a Warwick lure coursing field trial.
MEMBERS NEEDED: Hannah and Sharon Briggs and dog Reilly at a Warwick lure coursing field trial. Gerard Walsh

More members needed to keep lure coursing going

LURE COURSING: The future of the Warwick Lure Coursing Club is in jeopardy if more prospective members don't come forward at Sunday's field trial at Henry Joppich Park.

President Anne Freebairn said the club only had enough money to run for another two years.

"We need income of $200 a month,” she said.

"If we don't get more members, our financial reserves will be gone within two years.

"We don't have enough members to run the canteen now.

"The club needs a minimum of 20 dogs at a field trial to bring a judge up from Brisbane.”

The club charges $5 per dog owned by current club members and $6 for dogs of non-members.

Costs of the club include the lease, public liability insurance, insurance on the mower, power and registration of the trailer that tows a stationary motorcycle to and from club events.

The motorcycle powers a cable with a plastic bag around the course which is the lure for the dogs to chase.

The course is similar to what a hare might do if chased.

There will be a meeting on Sunday after the field trial to gauge interest in keeping the club going.

Down the years, the club has alternated monthly field trials and practice days at Henry Joppich Park.

More information from Anne Freebairn on 46666208.



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