Fired up for cham­pi­onships

North Coast Times - - NEWS -

SIX emer­gency ser­vice cadets will travel to Syd­ney for next month’s Aus­tralian Fire Cadet Cham­pi­onships.

The team is part of the Quinns Rocks Bush­fire Bri­gade Cadets unit and will leave Perth on Septem­ber 29 ahead of the Oc­to­ber 3-6 cham­pi­onships.

It in­cludes cap­tain Jay Dwyer, Benn Mar­shall, Martin Moon, Bren­dan Wil­liams, Wil­liam Wy­att and Jamie Mar­shall.

Coach Richard Moon said the six cadets had been train­ing three times a week for up to 11 hours.

“The team will com­pete in eight events over the three days as well as var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties, such as high and low ropes cour­ses and other team build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said.

“They get ranked on how quick they do it and whether they fol­low the safety side.

“The games aim to teach cadets team­work, ca­ma­raderie, friend­ship, or­gan­i­sa­tion, struc­ture and rank­ing.”

Mr Moon, who will travel with the team with man­ager Jess Napier, said the pro­gram also in­cluded fun events and team chal­lenges, such as build­ing a raft.

Wan­neroo Coun­cil ap­proved a $1200 spon­sor­ship for the cadets’ trip at its Septem­ber 19 meet­ing. The cadet unit op­er­ates out of Quinns Rocks Vol­un­teer Bush Fire Bri­gade’s sta­tion in Clarkson and has about 25 cadets.

Call 0458 554 961 for in­for­ma­tion.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d473205

Benn Mar­shall, Will Wy­att, coach Richard Moon, Tahlia An­drews, Mayor Tracey Roberts, Jay Dwyer, Bren­dan Wil­liams, Martin Moon, Jess Napier, Jamie Mar­shall and Scott Rus­sell.

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