Sarah McKendry
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Warwick tradie named best in the country

IT might be traditionally known as a man's game, but Warwick tradie Sarah McKendry just keeps on proving that gender is no measure of a good tradie.

At a lavish event in Sydney on Friday night, Miss McKendry was named the William Hill Female Tradie of the Year, beating out a field of finalists from all over the country.

Miss McKendry said she was not expecting the win at all.

"This competition has been running for about five or six months online, and there have been so many awesome tradies in the running," she said.

"I was really surprised when they called my name out but so excited at the same time, it's such a huge honour."

The competition to find the Tradie of the Year, run by training organisation Masters in Building Training, was originally going to crown one overall winner, but due to the popularity and huge number of female tradies entering, decided to award both a male and female title only weeks out from the announcement.

Miss McKendry said a panel of judges chose her as the winner.

"It was a great night, lots of fun and free drinks, and I made some great friends."

Along with some tools and a couple of extra large hi-vis shirts, for her prize Miss McKendry will take her first trip overseas for a week of fun and sun in Bali.