News & Media

Urban Championships this weekend

By: Peter Beaton

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, People

  2.14 PM 5 March, 2014


Location: General

Views: 3168

The 2014 Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) Urban Championships for CFA volunteers will take place at Weeroona Oval, Napier St, Bendigo, on the weekend of March 8 to 10.

The Championship weekend will include a torchlight procession through central Bendigo, including Mollison St, Williamson St and Lyttleton Terrace, before concluding at the rear of the Fire Station.

VFBV wishes all the best to competitors, supporters, officials and all who contribute to the championships for a great weekend’s competition.

Results will be posted here and on the VFBV website at www.vfbv.com.au at the conclusion of the Championships.

The VFBV Urban Championships will feature hundreds of competitors in 67 teams including several from WA.

The event is hosted by the Bendigo & District Fire Brigades Championship Committee, CFA and Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria.

Competition will run from 8.30 am until about 5.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, with a 2pm finish on Monday.

The events are based on practical firefighting activities.  They build fitness, team skills and capabilities with hoses, hydrants and other equipment that make them a useful addition to each Brigade’s regular weekly training regime.

The championships also offer one of same benefits as staging a major fire brigade exercise; giving Brigades and volunteers the chance to build the networks that pay off when they work together on large scale bushfires and other major emergencies.

The firefighters’ championships are one aspect of VFBV’s role as a statewide network of CFA’s 60,000 volunteers.  The events continue a Victorian volunteer fire brigade tradition of more than 140 years.

The competing teams are from;

Ararat

Bairnsdale/Lake Entrance

Bassendean WA

Belgrave

Belmont

Benalla

Bendigo

Brunswick Junction WA

Caroline Springs

Castlemaine

Cobden

Corio

Creswick

Dandenong

Diamond Creek

Drouin/Bunyip

Dunolly

Eaglehawk

Echuca

Euroa

Frankston

Geelong West

Golden Square

Hampton Park/Hallam

Harvey WA

Highton

Hoppers Crossing

Horsham

Kangaroo Flat

Knox Group

Kooweerup

Kyneton

Maldon

Mandurah WA

Maffra

Mansfield

Maryvale

Melton

MFB

Mildura

Moe

Mooroopna

Mornington

Morwell

Narre Warren

Ocean Grove

Pakenham

Patterson River

Pyramid Hill

Sale

Seymour

Sorrento

South Hedland WA

St Arnaud

Stanhope

Stawell

Sunbury

Swan Hill

Tatura

Traralgon

Warracknabeal

Warrnambool

Wendouree

Werribee

Whittlesea

 

Last Updated: 05 March 2014