Junior Joeys

NOTEDue to the COVID-19 situation a Junior Joey Program will not be conducted in 2020.

A XC ski program for kids from Kindergarten to Grade 6

The program was the inspiration of Jim Gargan who in 2004 with the help of other club members ran novelty races, games and skill activities for young children in the Nordic bowl.

The aim of the Junior Joey program is to provide young children with a positive cross country experience where participation and fun are the main elements. The Junior Joey program commences at the start of Term 2 with pre-season activities which include roller skiing and blading, bike riding, rogaining, fun run and hikes.

2019 On-Snow Program

  • Sunday 14th July 10 am
  • Sunday 28th July 11 am
  • Sunday 4th August 10 am
  • Sunday 11th August 11 am
  • Sunday 18th August 10 am

Sessions are for 1 hour and juniors need to meet in the Nordic Bowl.

The club will be utilising the YMCA Falls Creek Cross Country instructors along with our older junior club volunteers. The younger kids will also be taking part in the Aussie Possum award program.

Registration is required:

Please click [HERE] to download a Word version of the registration form. Fill in an email to the secretary <secretary@birkebeiner.org.au>. Note: Registration Forms are also available at the Clubhouse.

Again junior races will be held throughout the season called the 2019 ‘Snow, Trek & Travel Mini-Series’ at Falls Creek starting in the Nordic Bowl.  These comprise low key races over distances of 0.5, 1.5 & 2.5km using both the classical (C) and skating (F) styles. These are ideal introductory races for Junior Joeys and Junior Birkies.

2019 Mini-Series events

  1. June – Sunday 23    11:00am  Snow, Trek & Travel Mini-Series #1 (C)0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek
  2. July – Saturday 6     1:00pm   Snow, Trek & Travel Mini-Series #2 (F) 0.5/1.5/2.5km  FallsCreek
  3. August – Sunday 4  11:00 am Snow, Trek & Travel Mini-Series #3 (C)0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek
  4. Sept – Saturday 7     11:00 am Snow, Trek & Travel Mini-Series #4 (F)0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek
    Note: (C) = Classical style of XC Skiing and (F) = Freestyle (usually skating)

Mini-Series Race Brief – all you need to know. Click [HERE].

Junior Joey events are run by parents and usually involve such activities as novelty races, bumps and jumps, fun games and activities, snowgaines and family dress-up days. The juniors then progress on to the Birkebeiner Junior Program (Junior Birkies) which gives the children an opportunity to improve technique and further develop their personal skiing skills. Click [HERE] for Junior Birkie details.

Contact – The Secretary

Nordic Bowl Fun…

Junior Joeys after finishing the 1km race at the 2011 Ski de Femme