Junior Birkie Coaching Timetable

2017 Junior Birkie Coaching Sessions are for age 11-16 years (school year levels 5-9) who may be interested in some racing and is focused on skill development and fun with participation in some races (not compulsory though!). It is definitely not for beginners. Registration is required.

Registration — Parents to Contact Ronice Goebel (see below), sign up juniors at the club house, and complete the medical form. The program will be available at the clubhouse. Parents are encouraged to be involved. Leave the Name of junior, his or her age, and parents’ names and contact details.

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Hoppet Training Group for 2017 – join up

Email link <ronice.goebel@gmail.com>

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National Juniors Registration & Vic Junior XC Ski Championship Results

The Australian Junior XC Ski Championships are on the weekend of Saturday 29th Sprint (C) – 9:30 am and Sunday 30th July Distance (F) – 10:00 am at Falls Creek.

On-line Entry is now open. Click [HERE] to register.

NoteEarly Bird entry closes Sunday 23rd July (fee is $25.00/event). Late entries are up to Wednesday 26th July but carry a late entry fee of $20.00/event.


The Victorian Junior XC Ski Championships were held last weekend at Falls Creek. Click [HERE] to view the results of the Sprint and Distance events.

Thanks to Ben Derrick – organiser (Wangaratta Skis Club) and to all his volunteers who assisted over the two days.

Congratulations to all the Junior Birkies who participated.

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Adult Instruction Timetable

Miles Havlick – 2017 Birkie Coach

This winter, Miles Havlick from Boulder Colorado USA, is our volunteer coach. Miles will be coaching our Junior Birkies, coordinating Adult Instruction sessions for members and also work with the local school groups and provide assistance to the Victorian Junior XC Team.

Meeting place & timeNordic Bowl Race Hut 10 minutes before the start of the session. If using waxed skis for the classical sessions make sure your skis are waxed and ready to go.

Limited numbers — In each session and reserved only for members, so places will be allocated on a first-in first-served basis.

Bookings essential –– To Nick Wright (BNSC committee member):
Email: nick@birkebeiner.org.au

ADULT INSTRUCTION TIMETABLE

• Wednesday July 26th –
1030 – 1200h — CLASSIC BEGINNER

• Saturday July 29th –
1400 – 1530h — SKATE INTERMEDIATE

• Wednesday August 2nd –
1030 – 1200h — SKATE BEGINNER

• Sunday August 6th –
1330 – 1500h — SKATE INTERMEDIATE

• Saturday August 12th –
1330 – 1500h — SKATE BEGINNER

• Tuesday August 15th –
1030 – 1200h — SKATE INT/ADVANCED

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A reminder — Mid Season Dinner: Thur 20th July

Don’t miss out this year. Our Social Secretary Kerry Lucas needs to know if you are attending so please RSVP urgently.

This will be held on Thursday 20 July at Roi’s  Restaurant Kiewa Valley Highway Tawonga starting at 6pm. The two course meal is subsidised $15.00 by the club. Members pay $20.00 for the meal and for their own drinks.

Program — Lots of socialising and chat plus one member will be presented with a Life Membership and another the Ian Ryan Club Award.

RSVP by Monday 17 July — Kerry Lucas, Email <km.lucas@bigpond.com>, Tel: 5754 1341 or Mob: 0407 814 114

 

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Junior Joeys & Vic Juniors this weekend

Junior Joey #2 — Saturday 15th July at 11 am. Please meet Aliena at the Clubhouse for games and a tour.

Victorian Junior XC Championships — Saturday 15th July Sprint (F) starting at 9:30 am and Sunday 16th July Distance (C) starting at 10 am.  Note: There is also an Under 10 age class for a 1 km distance race on Sunday.

Entries — on the day at the Windy Corner Day Shelter from 8 am. Click [HERE] to download an Entry Form & Program that has all the information you need.

Birkie Junior Development Camp — This is on next weekend 22-23 July. See information on the club website under Programs > Junior Camp. Also on Sunday 23rd July there is Mini Series #2 (F) starting at 11 am.

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Mid Season Dinner at Roi’s Restaurant

Don’t miss out this year. Our Social Secretary Kerry Lucas needs to know if you are attending so please RSVP urgently.

This will be held on Thursday 20 July at Roi’s  Restaurant Kiewa Valley Highway Tawonga starting at 6pm. The two course meal is subsidised $15.00 by the club. Members pay $20.00 for the meal and for their own drinks.

Two members will be presented with awards.

RSVP by Monday 17 July — Kerry Lucas, Email <km.lucas@bigpond.com>, Tel: 5754 1341 or Mob: 0407 814 114

 

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Clubhouse Ready for Winter!

Hi fellow Birky members,

The opening weekend is here and there is snow. Grooming has already begun in some areas.

The clubhouse has been cleaned and fully stocked for Winter.

Please remember to keep the clubhouse locked. Please remember we don’t have rubbish bins so all rubbish to be taken home. And please, if your children are using the kids corner, to pack it up each time, don’t wait to the end of the day to pack it up.

The second week of the Victorian school holidays sees a raft of junior programs being run out of the clubhouse all week. So be mindful and stagger lunches, especially on wet days.

Enjoy the winter!

Tony Keeble & Megan Benne

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Reminder — RSVP for Pre-Season Casserole Dinner – this Saturday (10th June)

Our Social Secretary Kerry Lucas needs to know if you will be attending the club’s Annual Casserole Dinner. Please RSVP by this Wednesday 7th June.

Emailkm.lucas@bigpond.com Tel: 03 5754 1341, Mob: 0407 814 114

Details of the evening are as follows:

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Birkebeiner Bulletin – May 2017

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for May 2017 is now available for viewing as a pdf file.

To view the latest Birkie Bulletin, all you need to do is click the link in this email message and the pdf file will open in your web browser. Hint: To enlarge the text on the web page, use the following keyboard shortcuts: Windows: hold down Control then type +, Apple: hold down Command then type +

Alternatively, if you wish to save the newsletter to your computer, there are two options: 1. Save it from your Browser (File > Save) or 2. Go to the club’s website <Newsletters> and download the Birkie Bulletin pdf file. Hint: Right click the link and select ‘Save Link As…. or ‘Download Linked File As…’ depending on the browser you use. Past issues can also be accessed on the site.

Birkebeiner Bulletin – May 2017

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