TASMANIAN Championship Wrestling is looking for recruits.
The state's only professional wrestling company started up about six months ago in Launceston and owner-trainer Leigh Barber is keen to attract recruits, men and women, interested in learning the skills of the sport.
Barber, a former Queensland heavyweight wrestling champion, has launched wrestling schools in Launceston and Hobart with a view to nurturing home- grown wrestling talent.
He has leased a training venue in a warehouse in Gleadow Street, Invermay, where he holds training in a ring with a padded floor.
Barber is holding open days on Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, from 10am on both days, so wrestling fans can check out the premises and try out the sport to see if they have what it takes to be a part of TCW.
"With the success of mixed marital arts in Tasmania, championship wrestling, like the WWE style on TV, will bring a huge following as well with its family entertainment live shows," Barber said.
"In July we will be hosting the first live professional wrestling show, with a huge talent roster from Australia and New Zealand."
He said anyone aged 15 or over could try out the sport but needed to be prepared for physical training.
"No experience is needed, you don't have to be super fit, but you have to want to work at getting fit," he said.
Training sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm.
Inquiries can be made to Barber on 0409 398 997, or more information is available at www.facebook.com/ tcwlaunceston