Bunbury artistic roller skaters bound for the 2017 Oceania Championships

Champions in the making: Bunbury artistic roller skaters Madison Bright and Andrew Beattie will travel to Brisbane next week to represent Australia at the 2017 Oceania Championships. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.
Champions in the making: Bunbury artistic roller skaters Madison Bright and Andrew Beattie will travel to Brisbane next week to represent Australia at the 2017 Oceania Championships. Photo: Andrew Elstermann.

Bunbury has proven to be home to the bulk of Western Australia’s artistic roller skating talent with nine of the state’s 11 competitors chosen to represent Australia at next week’s Oceania championships hailing from our city.  

Dalyellup College students Madison Bright and Andrew Beattie are among those chosen to travel to Queensland to compete against skaters from New Zealand, China and Japan on the back of a successful appearance at the recent national championships. 

The young pair competed in a number of categories including cadet dance, free dance, solo, figures, pair dance and quartet – bringing home a large collection of medals. 

Bright and Beattie are no strangers to success, having previously represented Australia at an event in New Zealand. They are also set to visit Portugal next year to compete against artistic roller skaters from across Europe. 

They both train six days a week at The Rink in Davenport, noting their coach Susan Brooks, who is also an international judge, has them on the path to glory.