Birkie News Update

Australian Senior XC Championships

Last weekend the club conducted the FIS# Australian Senior Sprint (C) and Distance (W10 km and M15 km – F) Championships at Falls Creek for Ski & Snowboard Australia. Note#FIS stands for Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS; English: International Ski Federation. 

The club was successful on both days with Phil Bellingham taking out the double, winning the sprint and distance races. Congratulations Phil. Our ladies were impressive as well. In the sprint Katerina Paul was first, Casey Wright second and Ella Jackson third. In the distance race Casey Wright was first with Katerina Paul second.

The club’s volunteer workforce turned out in numbers thanks to our hard-working race secretary Ann Bellingham and her band of key helpers namely Ewan Silvester (volunteer co-ordinator), Ronice Goebel (chief of the race), Andrew Walker (chief of the course), Peter Smith on skidoo duties and of course the Alpine Timing team of Michal Trnka and his sidekick Bill Little. A big thank you to Ben Derrick and Finn Marsland who provide advice and assistance with the organisation and do a lot of hands-on work.


Left – Roger Blackwell (Chief of Start), Casey Wright in the gate and wand operator Tony Crapper

Distance race winner Casey Wright looking strong out of the start

Alpine Timing Team – Left Bill Little (Michal’s sidekick) and Michal Trnka

Left photo – Ronice Goebel & Michelle Donagan. Right photo – David Price & Chris Wright handing out anklebands and race bibs.

On-going Junior Programs Click [HERE] and look under Programs > Junior Joeys > Junior Birkies.

On-going Adult Instruction ProgramsClick [HERE]

Events coming up — Ski de Femme Sat 10th August & Rocky Valley Rush (F) Sun 11th August. Check out the details on the club’s website under Events.

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